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ANTH-222 Life During Wartime

Exploration of key understandings and discourses about war and the intersection of anthropology and violent conflict. The course begins with an introduction to anthropological theory and methods, then examines the role of anthropology in both understanding and responding to war and violent conflict, and then turns its attention to literature and materials drawn or arising from current wars and violent conflicts in the world. The course focuses on popular and scholarly materials addressing current conflicts, including texts, journal and magazine articles, documentary and ethnographic films, television and popular films, and newspapers. The class seeks to understand how we understand war and what role it plays in cultural practice. Prerequisite: ANTH-162 or SOCI-101 or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Writing Intensive.