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Sareeta Bipin Amrute
ANTH 269
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology.

Class description

The Anthropology of Globalization will introduce students to major topics in the study of contemporary globalization including: capitalism, boundary crossing and cultural contact, violence and political strife, and distributed production.

Student learning goals

arrive at a basic definition of globalization

understand how globalization relates to the study of basic anthropological problems

develop basic analysis skills

develop basic writing skills

General method of instruction

Instruction will consist of lectures, group discussion, in-class group work, and analysis of required readings. Sections will consist of close discussion of texts and lecture materials.

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students should come to the course with college-level research and writing skills.

Class assignments and grading

There will be 2 exams and 2 short writing assignments. Exams will be primarily short answer.

Grades will be assigned according to: preparation, participation, exams and writing assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sareeta Bipin Amrute
Date: 11/09/2010