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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


Prerequisites - Summer 2017

SESSION I: 3 Weeks

Begins May 8 and Ends May 25

 Exam Schedule: Regular Class Meeting time

 ANTH 322.001 / Field School in Archaeology

Professor: Steve Smith

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major

OR

Fulfills the Field School Requirement for DURT

(Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning or Research) 

Course Readings: 

No text.

Course Description:

Archaeological Field School at Ninety Six National Historic Site, near Ninety-Six, South Carolina.  Students will gain hands on experience in remote sensing techniques (Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetometer, and metal detecting), archaeological field survey, and formal archaeological excavations. The site consists of a colonial town, three forts, a battlefield, and military camps. Students will be outdoors and performing some physical labor (walking, digging, troweling).  Accommodations provided.  For further information contact instructor, Steven D. Smith 802 576-6569.


 

SESSION II: 3 Weeks

Begins May 30 and ends June 22

 Exam Schedule: Regular Class Meeting time: TBA

 ANTH 102 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: Kim Simmons

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement –

 Only one Prereq. per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

                                                      Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Global Learning

     THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ITALY

 Complete applications are due to the Study Abroad Office by March 1, 2017.

Course Readings:

TBA

Course Description:

Understand other cultures by learning about different ideas, worldviews and cultural practices. Explore similarities that link us as human beings and differences that make us unique. Students will learn about different cultures through readings, music and films and will interact with the course material through discussions and activities. The second part of the course will focus on Italy and the role of culture in contemporary Italian society.

Application Information:

To apply for the Global USC in Italy program, please follow the instructions that can be found on the Steps to Study Abroad page of the USC Study Abroad website. Click on Apply to Study Abroad and follow the link for Global USC Programs. Complete applications are due to the Study Abroad Office by March 1, 2017. You will be notified of your acceptance by email shortly after the deadline.


 

SESSION III: 3 Weeks

Begins June 26 and Ends July 20

 Exam Schedule: Regular Class Meeting time on:TBA

ANTH 102 / Understanding Other Cultures

Monday – Thursday / 11:35 – 2:20 / Gambrell 412

Professor: Drue Barker

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement – 

Only one Prereq. per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

                                                   Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Global Learning

Course Readings:

Miller, Barbara. 2011. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World. 3rd Edition. Pearson. 

Kingsolver, Ann E. 2011. Tobacco Town Futures: Global Encounters in Rural Kentucky. Long 

and TBA

Course Description:

What does it mean to be human? One of the distinctive things about human beings is that we have highly developed cultures. Culture is the sum of languages, knowledge, beliefs, religions, art, law, ethics, customs, and habits acquired by groups of people and passed on through generations. Although we are all one species, cultures display vast differences as well as similarities. For example, as humans we all need food and we all share food. But what counts as food differs according to different cultures. This course examines cultural diversity in an array of social and symbolic settings. It will include an examination of the role of gender, race, sexuality, and class hierarchies in determining how people are sorted into categories and valued. We will also include an examination of cultural relativism, the notion that cultures can only be understood from within cultures, and the ways that it differs from ethnocentrism and ethical relativism.  In addition to the textbook, this class will include documentaries, feature films, and social media. We will also have several field trips to some of the key markers of culture in Columbia: the State House grounds, the Columbia Museum of Art, the McKissick Museum, the State Museum, and various ethnic grocery stores such as El Mariachi and the Halal Market.