All along, we'll look at ways "design thinking" as an open-ended and often unpredictable process of creativity shares affinities with anthropology's core method of ethnography limits of that comparison.
Class will be run in a seminar manner with short analytical papers and reading responses and a final research project. Anthropology 257 Chinese Society and Culture (4 credits)An introduction to modern Chinese society and culture, rural and urban, with an emphasis on enduring cultural practices and modern transformation.
The environmental research is a great thing to do: the diversity of our planet gives us so many ways to go while we study it.
But when the time and resources are limited, it is necessary to narrow the topic of the study.
Open to first-year students and sophomores; juniors and seniors by consent only.
Anthropology 201 The Strange Familiar: Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)An introduction to the history, theory, and methods of cultural anthropology.
Environmentally, this mountainous region is home to astounding biotic and geomorphological diversity and concentrations of major watersheds, glaciers, and complex forests.
Culturally and politically, the Andes region also stands out as a locus of Latin America's indigenous rights movement.
This course asks a series of questions centered on understanding environmental issues and movements from the perspective of indigenous peoples, including: How are pressing environmental changes altering indigenous livelihoods and how are indigenous groups responding to these challenges?
How do indigenous movement politics rooted in struggles for sovereignty and legal recognition intersect with global environmental concerns and social movements to address climate change, water resources, and biodiversity?