Jul 30, 2021
ANTH 5820 - Cultures of the Mediterranean
This course explores the diverse societies of the Mediterranean region as a geographic and cultural unit of analysis that spans South and Southeast Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Topics will include migration, religion, gender, political integration, colonialism/Empire, ethnic conflict, urban development, transnational flows.
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will analyze the impact of historic and contemporary migration flows on the cultures and economies of the region.
- Students will analyze the impact of recent political-economic formations, such as the European Union or the Arab Spring, on contemporary cultures of of the Mediterranean.
- Students will appraise contemporary forms of cultural dialogue and/or conflict across various regions of the Mediterranean.
- Students will be able to develop a critical understanding of ethnographic literature on various cultures of the Mediterranean.
- Students will compare and contrast specific cultural concepts such as honor and shame, gender, ethnic identify, across different Mediterranean cultures.
- Students will describe and compare the role of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary manifestations of cultural dialogue and/or conflict in the region.
- Students will produce a final essay that analyzes social, cultural, and economic transformations in a particular culture or that compares across different cultures of the Mediterranean region.
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