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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ANT 450 - Borders of Self, Life, and Culture

2012-2013 Catalog Year

This course is about our segmented world: cultural, physical, public, private, personal, and imaginary borders, the people who cross them, and the ways we represent them in thought, media, and behavior today. They are explored by drawing on fundamentals of ethnographic study, on literature and cinema from the social sciences, history, and the humanities, and on firsthand accounts from class participants. Expected outcomes include increased self-awareness and a refined sense of social responsibility shared with the human community and other life-forms on the planet. Students from across the disciplines are encouraged to attend.

PREREQ: Nine social and behavioral science hours and upper division standing
credit: 3