ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Section: 002 Citizenship and Non-citizens: Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Refugees
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
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.
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

  • Are we in a world that is moving toward global citizenship with universal principles and values, or are we on a path toward increasing differentiation marked by economic stratification, racial inequality, and war?
  • Can nation-states really protect us or is the nation-state the very political form contributing to global insecurity, with battles over resources and territory, and threats of nuclear proliferation?
  • If one is not a citizen of a wealthy nation, to what extent can one ever hope to have a better life?

In this course, we will explore these questions over the course of the academic term through ethnography, autobiography, social theory, and film. Geographically, our course will move from the U.S., to the Caribbean, to Africa, and then Europe. We will not only examine universal principles, but also their actual practice, from the American Revolution to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and from slavery to genocide.

ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: (Meets with CAAS 103.003)
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