2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 208 Urban Anthropology

3 hours 

Current topics and problems in urban studies will be addressed from an anthropological perspective. The course examines cities as places where members of different groups come together in both cooperation and conflict. Students will examine the way global processes and local politics and culture have shaped and continue to transform the modern city. Students will engage with case studies from a variety of urban environments, including some in the United States, and will focus on various topics such as class, power, ritual, migration, lifestyle, ethnic tensions and alliances, social movements, and the meanings of space and place.




ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues area of the Gen Ed Program.