ANTH 309: Peoples and Cultures of India
ANTH 309-A01: Peoples and Cultures of India
Section Information for Summer 2023
This course introduces students to modern life in globalizing India, focusing on major cultural practices and social forms. Drawing on ethnographic accounts, historical documents, and documentary films, we will explore topics such as caste, class, religion, gender, politics, development, technology, and popular culture. We will discuss and analyze processes of social change and cultural conflict as we seek to understand India’s diversity, the relation between its past and present, and its place in the world. Students will learn how to apply concepts such as modernity, tradition, nationalism, and social stratification in a comparative context.
ANTH 309 A01 is a distance education section.
Course Information from the University Catalog
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.