Anthro 178 S 10 Syllabus

Anthro 178 S 10 Syllabus - San Jos State University College...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences/Anthropology ANTH 178: Anthropology of Latin America Spring 2010 Instructor: Guadalupe Salazar Office Location: Clark Hall 402H Telephone: (408) 924-5730 Email: guadalupe.salazar@sjsu.edu Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 am Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm Class Days/Time: Tuesday / Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 am Classroom: Clark Hall 204 Faculty Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/guadalupe.salazar . Course Description Latin America has been shaped by powerful forces such as colonialism, rapid industrialization and urbanization, economic and land reform. This course examines the foundations of Latin America’s current economic, social, and political reality. We will explore contemporary issues such as economic development, political instability, race relations, gender, social movements, and identity. The goal is to gain a better understanding of this region via ethnographies, selective articles and films. Course Learning Objectives Students who satisfactorily complete this course will: 1) To improve the writing and communication skills of students. 2) To impart an understanding of the lifeways of the various social and cultural groups that comprise modern day South America. 3) To hone the speaking and teaching skills of graduate students. Goals of the Anthropology Department Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 8
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1. Understanding culture as the distinguishing phenomenon of human life, and the relationship of human biology and evolution; 2. Awareness of human diversity and the ways humans have categorized diversity; 3. Knowledge of the significant findings of archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology, and familiarity of the important issues in each sub-discipline; 4. Knowledge of the history of anthropological thought and its place in modern intellectual history; 5. Comprehension of migration, colonialism, and economic integration as significant phenomenon shaping global society; 6. Ability to access various forms of anthropological data and literature; 7. Awareness of importance and value of anthropological knowledge in contemporary society, and the ability to apply it to social issues; 8. Knowledge of the research methods of the sub-disciplines of anthropology, and the ability to apply appropriate research methods in at least one sub-discipline; 9. Ability to present and communicate anthropological knowledge and the results of anthropological research to different audiences; 10. Knowledge of political and ethical implications of social research. Required Texts/Readings
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