ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Section: 001 Anthropology and Development
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in an Anthropology concentration.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The seminar examines what “development” means from a range of perspectives, including those of community members, of anthropologists, and of development professionals, in order to understand how their different attitudes, beliefs, and political concerns affect how development projects are implemented and interpreted. The anthropological analyses of specific cultural, social, economic, and political dynamics of international development projects — such as microcredit schemes, road-building projects, and global health initiatives — and the consequences of their implementation at the local level provide insights into both the intended and unintended activities associated with “development” as a set of complex social practices. Using reading and videos from anthropological studies of development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, students’ work will be evaluated through seminar participation, a short essay paper and book review, an in-class midterm exam, and a final project report.

ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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