01:070:242 Anthropology of the Middle East

3 credits
Course Description: This course explores a number of problems, approaches, and debates pertaining to the anthropology of Middle Eastern societies. We will focus on reading ethnography as a “genre” of knowledge production and writing and attempt to examine a wide range of historical and cultural processes and life experiences from across the region. The course explores a number of themes to develop foundational understanding of this diverse region and acquire critical tools for studying different aspects of Middle Eastern experiences.

Meets Core Curriculum Requirement: CC

Preliminary Syllabus:

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Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
Email - Ryne Palombit
Fall 21 Office Hrs.

Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual

Undergraduate Director
Robert S. Scott
Email - Robert S. Scott
Office Hours: virtual, by arrangement

Undergraduate Assistant
Maydelle Romero
Email - Maydelle Romero
Available by email M-F 9-5