ANTHRCUL 300 - Doing Ethnography in Havana and in Cuba
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Spanish language and background required.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course involves students in a thorough exploration of the city of Havana as an urban landscape as well as giving them an understanding of Havana in relation to the rest of the island. Readings, site visits within Havana, and organized travel to major provincial cities are carefully integrated to provide students with an ethnographic lens through which to understand history, culture, ethnicity, religion, and politics in Havana and Cuba. Requirements include regular attendance and participation, and students will write ethnographic fieldnotes, two critical essays on assigned topics, and carry out research for a final project.

Crs Requirements: Students are required to attend all classes and site visits. Students will keep a weekly ethnographic diary of fieldnotes to record impressions of the various sites and connect them to the readings. Two papers analyzing the readings and their relationship to site visits will be required during the semester, as well as a research paper building on the themes relevant to the course, due at the end of the term. I will assess grades based on 1) committed attendance at class meetings and site visits, as well as class participation; 2) the weekly diary; 3) two essays (6-8 pages each); and 4) a final research paper (10-12 pages).

Intended Audience: Students pursuing any field of study are eligible. Program will be of special interest to students interested in Cuban literature, anthropology, history, and film. Juniors & Seniors preferred. Sophomores with appropriate academic preparation may also apply.

Class Format: Lecture (1 hpw), discussion & site visits (2 hpw). Weekly meetings will be held in Havana. The class will meet more intensively during travel to provincial cities. The course begins with an examination of the history of Havana and moves to an ethnographic understanding of the contemporary city.

ANTHRCUL 300 - Doing Ethnography in Havana and in Cuba
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Note: This course takes place in Cuba as part of OIP Cuba program. Apply through OIP.
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