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Summer 2014 Offerings

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1. Africa: Society and Culture 2. Anthropology of Food 3. Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

Anthropology of Food
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

Instructor: Brenda Biddle
The course looks at contemporary problems in the global food system, as well as some of the proposed solutions, both local and global.  The theme of the course is food justice and we will pay particular attention to those who produce food and their role in creating change,.  There will be several field trips to explore local food justice intiatives.

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Instructor: Pilar Rau
Introduction to anthropological study of religion. Theories about religions's origins and its function in understanding the natural world. Role of religion in human understanding of death, conflict and change in religion,  finding ritual in witchcraft, and magic in traditonal medicine.

Africa: Society and Culture
Fulfills Pluralism and Diversity Group A
Instructor: Helen Panagiotopoulos
Critical look at the historical and contemporary processes - focussig on the development of the state, religion, race, gender, urbanization and transnational movmemt.