ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography

ANTH 635-001: Regional Ethnography (South Asia)
(Fall 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Krug Hall 204

Section Information for Fall 2023

ANTH 635 - 001: Regional Ethnography (South Asia)

How do ethnographies capture and analyze “place” and what kind of writing and methods are used to do so? This graduate-level course will consider the knowledge-producing form of ethnography from a critical perspective while also offering students an array of topics through which to explore the South Asian subcontinent, including religion, caste (and how it relates to notions and histories of race, especially in the U.S.), class, gender, sexuality, disability, health, labor, migration, displacement, and climate. Each ethnography will serve firstly as a point of arrival where we will aim to understand contemporary debates and theories; and secondly, as a point of departure to spur research on related topics. Students will learn the discourse around key concepts in the ethnography of South Asia as they imbibe deep understandings of diverse social issues and cultural forms. 

This course is open to graduate students across disciplines and schools, and to undergraduates who have taken ANTH 309 (Peoples and Cultures of India) or its equivalent. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (e.g., East Asia, Latin America, South Asia) and critical scholarship on the region. Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.