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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology

Courses in Cultural Anthropology Anticipated for Academic Year 2017-2018

Fall 2017: https://sis.rutgers.edu/soc/

Spring 2018: 101, 108, 153, 220, 225, 238, 242, 303, 308, 312, 322, 324, 372, 373, and 374.

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts)
The B.A. Track in Cultural Anthropology focuses on the issues, modes of inquiry, fieldwork strategies, methods of data collection and analysis, and forms of ethnographic representation that characterize contemporary cultural anthropology. The Cultural Anthropology Track is intended for students interested in current cultural, social, and political issues, especially in understanding the relationship of global processes to new cultural forms and social inequalities. Students learn how cultural theory is integrated with empirical ethnographic research and how to balance knowledge of worldwide interconnections with in-depth knowledge of particular geographic regions (e.g., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States). Students trained in Cultural Anthropology develop a unique set of skills enabling them to work successfully in many different cultural environments; a major in Cultural Anthropology also provides excellent preparation for students planning graduate training in anthropology or other disciplines, including professional training in law, teaching, and social work.

Requirements for a major in cultural anthropology. The degree code is 070.

Total number of required credits: 38 credits, of which at least 18 are at the 300 or 400 level.

Requirements for Cultural Anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: both required - 8 credits
01:070:101  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
01:070:108  Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: two courses required - 6 credits
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa
01:070:244  Anthropology of South Asia
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON JUSTICE, INEQUALITY, AND DIFFERENCE:  one course required - 3 credits
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:324  Globalization, Sex and Families
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366 Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:371  The Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics        
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  The Anthropology of Gender
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

Elective COURSES: seven courses required - 21 credits
01:070:111  Extinction
01:070:216  Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
01:070:220  Food and Culture
01:070:222  Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America
01:070:225  Gender in Global Perspective
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa
01:070:244  Anthropology of South Asia
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:293  Topics in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:301  Psychology and Culture
01:070:302  Culture and the Environment
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development
01:070:307  Medical Anthropology
01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion
01:070:309  Visual Anthropology
01:070:311  History of Anthropology
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity
01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:323  Women Writing Culture
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366 Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies
01:070:368  Anthropology of Mass Media
01:070:369  The Cultural Political of Nazism
01:070:371  Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics      
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  Anthropology of Gender
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia
01:070:401  Theories in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples
01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives

 

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward the elective requirement. No course may fulfill more than one requirement.

All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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