Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
Critical Reflections on the Anthropology of the Middle East: This graduate seminar will explore a range of issues related to the production of anthropological knowledge about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. While studying contemporary ethnographies of the MENA region, we will also examine how anthropologists and others have produced ways of knowing about Middle East, including gender, race and ethnicity, history and politics.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This is a seminar where vigorous student participation and engagement is required.
some background in Middle East studies is preferred but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will primarily consist of student-led discussion, reading reflection papers and two critically reasoned papers.
Grades are assigned based on participation and written and oral critical engagement.