Delineation and analysis of a specific topic or set of related topics in sociocultural anthropology.
"TOURISM AS GLOBAL CULTURE"
This class will be co-taught by Professor Miriam Kahn (Anthropology, UW Seattle) and Professor Crispin Thurlow (IAS, UW Bothell).
The class is cross-listed as:
ANTH 569 Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology COM 597 Special Topics in Communication BCULST 593 Topics in Cultural Studies
The class will meet Mondays between 4:30pm and 7:20pm in PARRINGTON 112. We will be examining a series of key concepts in critical tourism studies (e.g. authenticity, colonialism, language/discourse, space/place, material culture) as well as different sites or modes of travel (e.g. alternative tourism, luxury tourism, paradise tourism, tragedy tourism). The class will culminate in a roundtable presentation of students' independent studies of a destination or mode of travel. One or two field trips are envisaged, including one to Leavenworth, WA.
NOTE: Given the national holiday on Monday 28th May, our last day of class will be Wednesday 30th May, usual time. Please make sure you can attend that last session *before* enrolling in the class.
More information about the class will be available shortly. Please feel free to contact either Professor Kahn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Thurlow (email@example.com) with any questions in the meantime.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This class is a graduate seminar with the main emphasis being on student discussion.
Class assignments and grading