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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 295-01 - Special Topic: Practicing Anthropology

4 credits (Fall)
This course examines how cultural anthropology is put into practice to address a range of human problems. The course surveys the domains of applied anthropology, such as: international development, agriculture, environmental issues, healthcare and medicine, business and industry, education, law, and elder care. The central focus is on the methodologies that applied and practicing anthropologists use to assess needs and social impacts, and to evaluate policies and programs. The course explores such methods in detail, contrasting these to traditional ethnographic techniques, and considering issues of ethics as well as how such techniques are informed by anthropological theory. Students will apply these techniques to carry out a semester-long needs assessment or program evaluation.

Prerequisite: ANT 104  and one 200 level course from Cultural anthropology/linguistics offering.
Instructor: Roper