Jan 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 3100 Global Transformations and The Human Condition


This course develops an understanding of the experiences of “globalization” as a historical phase of capitalism, and “development” as a post-World War II set of practices. It will analyze specific “global” problems as manifested in the lives of large sections of the world’s poor and marginalized populations across multiple societies. These problems include: poverty and inequality; livelihoods and food security; endemic hunger, malnutrition and healthcare systems; overconsumption, population and environmental degradation; international debt; displacement and migration; intellectual property rights and indigenous knowledge; wars and cultural conflicts. Emphasis will be on contradictory impacts on people and societal prospects in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and on marginalized populations in advanced capitalist countries. Methods to facilitate a just and sustainable future for humanity will also be explored. Course offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters only. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1300   or HIST 1030  or HIST 1040   or POL 1100   or SOC 1010   or SOC 1020  
Credits: 3.0