150 Women's Health, and Development.
242 World Ethnography.
306 Medical Anthropology.
327 Food and Population.
441 Cross Cultural Approaches to Health.
459 Nutritional Anthropology.
483 Witchcraft and Sorcery.
528 Topics in Medical Anthropology.
553 Political Anthropology.
591 Demographic Anthropology.
ANTH 105 Human Adaptation.
(Monge) Fulfills General Requirement: the
Living World. An examination of the methods and techniques of physical
anthropology as applied to specific problems of biological variation in
man. Emphasis will be upon physical anthropology as a biological science.
ANTH 150 Women's
Health, and Development.
(Huss-Ashmore) Fulfills General Requirement:
the Living World. Introduction to the problems of international development
as these affect women in the third world. Emphasizes impact of cultural
change on women's roles in production and reproduction. Views women's health
as the outcome of interacting biological, physical, and social processes.
ANTH 242 World Ethnography.
(Staff) Fulfills General Requirement: Society
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the varieties of human
experience in the world culture areas identified by anthropologists. The
course will concentrate on regional cultural themes and social organizational
processes in each of these areas. Students will read a sample of the classic
ethnographies and articles that cover central anthropological topics.
ANTH 306 Medical
(Huss-Ashmore) Theoretical and applied interpretations
of health concepts and human health behavior. Biological and ecological
disease processes; case studies of social interaction in health care settings;
social structural analyses of medical institutions.
ANTH 327 Food and
(Huss-Ashmore) Method and theory in bicultural
anthropology applied to current issues in human health, including nutrition,
growth, and reproduction. Emphasis on structure and analysis of data.
ANTH 441 Cross Cultural
Approaches to Health.
(Huss-Ashmore) The relationships between the
demographic, sociocultural, and biological structures of communities and
their health problems will be examined from an anthropological perspective.
Emphasis will be given to folk concepts of disease etiology and their assimilation
of modern health care practices; the ecology and natural history of disease
and characterizing the health status of population aggregates.
ANTH 459 Nutritional
(Huss-Ashmore) Prerequisite(s): ANTH 003 and
103 or permission of instructor. Consideration of human nutrition and nutritional
status within context of physical anthropology. Particular emphasis on
role of physical anthropologist in analysis of human biological/nutritional
interactions in terms of both effects upon individual and underlying factors
ANTH 483 Witchcraft
(Kopytoff) An anthropological examination
of witchcraft and sorcery.
ANTH 528 Topics
in Medical Anthropology.
(Staff) Method and theory in bicultural anthropology
applied to current issues in human health, including nutrition, growth
and reproduction. Emphasis on structure and analysis of data.
ANTH 553 Political
(Barnes) Political systems of non-Western
societies and theories about these systems analyzed and compared from an
ANTH 591 Demographic
(Huss-Ashmore) Population issues and demographic
methods from an anthropological perspective. Processes of demographic change
in modern, historic, and prehistoric human populations. Emphasizes demography
as an aspect of human population ecology.
& Middle Eastern Studies
The Origins of Racism.
AMES 159 The
Origins of Racism.
(Goldenberg) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. This course examines views and attitudes toward black Africans
as found in the ancient and medieval sources of Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam. We will attempt to discover the relationship between these views
and racism in Western civilization.
Introduction to Literature.
COML 100 Introduction
(Staff) Fulfills General Requirement: Arts
& Letters. This course explores the role of texts in various contexts,
including literary tradition, art, music, law, medicine, architecture,
history, and popular culture. Texts include the Sundiata epic, Achebe's
Things Fall Apart, blues literature,
represented this year by August Wilson's
play Ma Rainey's
Black Bottom, and the influence
of African art on western artists and exhibits of African art in western
museums. Readings will also include Derek Walcott's Omeros, an Afro-Carribean
novel in verse based on Homer's Odyssey and involving a hero who dreams
of a sea voyage to the village of his ancestors in Africa.
The Demography of Race.
SOCI 531 The Demography
(Zuberi) Topics vary from year to year.
Topics in Macroeconomics.
660 Development Economics.
760 Development Economics: Basic Micro Topics.
ECON 171 Topics
(Parente) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
1: Society This course will study some of the recent developments in
macroeconomics. The course is divided in two parts. The first involves
the study of economic growth and development. This part of the course will
try to answer such questions as why do economies grow, and why are some
countries so poor relative to others. The second part involves the study
of economic fluctuations. This part of the course will try to answer questions
such as why do business cycles occur.
ECON 660 Development
(Behrman) (Advanced undergraduate courses
in micro and macroeconomic theory, or permission of instructor). Course
designed primarily for non-economic graduate students interested in international
development. Covers history of thought on development, recent development
experience of the Third World, models of development, agricultural development,
technology choice and innovation in less-developed countries (LDCs), trade
and macroeconomic policy in LDCs, project evaluation, industrial development,
and human resource development.
ECON 760 Development
Economics: Basic Micro Topics.
(Behrman) Prerequisites(s): ECON 701 and 705,
or permission of instructor. Analysis of selected topics in economic development
related to household/firm (farm) behavior, including determinants of and
the impact of human resources, contractual arrangements in land, labor
and credit markets, investment and savings. Emphasis on tractable modeling
that leads to integrated analysis given available data.
Topics in Women and Literature.
266 Post-Colonial Novel.
281 Topics in African-American Literature.
ENGL 090 Topics
in Women and Literature.
(Griffin) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
3: Arts & Letters. Focusing on literature by and or about women,
this course examines women as readers, writers, and subjects of literature.
Works studied vary considerably from semester to semester and may include
a wide range of works from various countries and in various genres, often
selected to allow for examination of theoretical issues such as feminist
humor, feminist literary theory, women and popular culture, and the place
of women in the literary mainstream. Often special attention is paid to
the experience of minority women.
AFST 266 Post-Colonial
(Barnard) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
3: Arts & Letters. This course approaches the modern British novel
in a variety of ways. Offerings include Heart of Darkness, Black Mischief,
The Grass is Singing, Things Fall Apart; some Gordimer stories, and
her novel The Conservationist. Also, Waiting for the Barbarians.
ENGL 281 Topics
in African-American Literature.
(Staff) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
3: Arts & Letters. In the past the course has addressed itself
to topics as diverse as African
American Autobiography. Backgrounds
of African-American Literature, including examination of oral narratives,
black Christianity, and African-American music; and The Black Narrative,
beginning with 18th century slave narratives and working toward contemporary
229 Myth in Society.
430 African Diasporic Folklore.
503 Issues of Folklore Theory.
530 Afro-American Folklore.
531 Prose Narrative.
532 Proverb, Riddle and Speech.
629 Theories of Myth.
AFST 213 Afro-American
(Gunkel) Fulfills General Requirement:
History & Tradition. This course is designed to provide undergraduate
students with an over-view of the major forms of expressive culture developed
by Afro-Americans. We will focus on the continuous development of black
cultural expression from slavery to the present, emphasizing the socio-historical
context in which they are to be understood and interpreted. We will also
examine manifestations and interpretations of black oral traditions in
the literary works of a few selected Afro-American writers.
FOLK 229 Myth in
(Ben-Amos) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
3: Arts & Letters. In this course we will explore the mythologies
of selected peoples in the ancient Near East, Africa, Asia, and Native
North and South America and examine how the gods function in the life and
belief of each society. The study of mythological texts will be accompanied,
as much as possible, by illustrative slides that will show the images of
these deities in art and ritual.
AFST 430 African
Fulfills Distribution Requirement 2: History
& Tradition. A focus of the course is on the carryover of African
traditions as they are adapted, maintained, and developed in various European
and New World African-American communities from village economics to cityscapes.
Traditions as various as storytelling, playing Christmas and Carnival,
and religious practices will be surveyed.
FOLK 503 Issues
of Folklore Theory.
(Abrahams) An introduction to folklore for
graduate students, concentrating upon certain key issues in the theory
and history of the discipline.
FOLK 530 Afro-American
(Staff) Fulfills Distribution Requirement:
History & Tradition. A historical survey of Afro-American folklore
from the slave period to the present including spirituals, folktales, ballads,
jokes, folk beliefs, proverbs, the dozens, and toasts. Emphasis will be
placed on the relationship between folklore and the black social and cultural
experience in the United States.
FOLK 531 Prose Narrative.
(Ben-Amos) Fulfills Distribution Requirement:
Society. The topics of discussion in the course are the following:
the nature of narrative, narrative taxonomy and terminology, performance
in storytelling events, the transformation of historical experience into
narrative, the construction of symbolic reality, the psycho-social interpretation
of folktales, the search for the minimal units, the historic-geographic
method in folktale studies, the folktale in history and the history of
FOLK 532 Proverb,
Riddle and Speech.
(Staff) Through readings and collaborative
projects this working seminar will explore the place of metaphor in the
genres of proverb and riddle and examine their position in oral communication
in traditional and modern societies. Critical readings of former definitions
and models of riddles and metaphors will enable students to obtain a comprehensive
perspective of these genres that will synthesize functional, structural,
metaphoric, and rhetoric theories.
FOLK 629 Theories
(Ben-Amos) Theories of myth are the center
of modern and post-modern, structural and post-structural thought. Myth
has served as a vehicle and a metaphor for the formulation of a broad range
of modern theories. In this course we will examine the theoretical foundations
of these approaches to myth focusing on early thinkers such as Vico, and
concluding with modern 20th century scholars in several disciplines that
make myth the central idea of their studies.
The World 900-1750.
011 The World: History & Modernity.
175 African Descendants in Latin America.
615 Colonialism, Culture and Power.
HIST 010 The World
(Farriss) Fulfills General Requirement:
History & Tradition. 1400-1750: An introduction to world history
before the industrial revolution. Coverage varies each year, but every
year the focus will be on the world outside Europe and the U.S. Focus each
semester on comparative and connective themes, such as trade and civilization,
empires, agrarian societies and livelihoods, slavery and the slave trade,
and expansion of world religions.
HIST 011 The World:
History & Modernity.
(Hudec) Fulfills General Requirement: History
& Tradition. An explanation of major themes, milestones, and debates
in the history of the global community since 1300. Using examples from
around the world, the course will explore such issues as the causes of
war and revolution; the impact of religion, science and technology on human
communities; the development of global systems of slavery, colonialism,
and labor migration; the rise of nationalisms; and perceived differences
between "East" and "West," and "tradition" and "modernity." The course
will also introduce students to the art and science of historical inquiry
using primary sources, maps, pictures, and material culture.
HIST 175 African
Descendants in Latin America.
HIST 615 Colonialism,
Culture and Power.
(Farriss) Colonialism as symbolization. Explores
the relationship between power and our ways of organizing experiences or
making sense of the world. Emphasis is on language and its uses, under
such labels as discourse, interpretation, and narrative.
African Art in the Diaspora.
AFST 409 African
Art in the Diaspora.
(Staff) This survey of African-American art
will examine the adaptation and survival of African forms, themes and style
throughout the New World, as well as the adoption of western styles and
techniques and the African-American contributions to this tradition. Focus
will be on Brazil, Surinam, the West Indies and the United States. Both
folk and mainstream art will be explored. Questions of artistic hybridism,
the role of the artist romanticized imagery, and continuity and change
in aesthetics will also be addressed.
and Sociology of Science
325 In Search of Origins.
438 Who Owns the Past.
539 Science & Colonialism.
HSSC 145. Comparative
(Feierman) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
II: History & Tradition. This course focuses on health and healing
in the colonial and post-colonial world. We give special attention to local
healing under condition of domination, the definitions of the body and
the person in biomedicine and in non-European healing traditions, and to
the political and cultural place of medicine in regions which have experienced
HSSC 325 In Search
(Kuklick) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
2: History & Tradition. The impact of contact with non-Western
peoples on Western social thought, from the era of European imperialist
expansion to the present. The interpretation of the behavior of "primitive"
peoples as manifestation of basic human nature, with implications for economic,
political, and psychological theory.
HSSC 438 Who Owns
(Kuklick) The recent controversies over the
Enola Gay exhibit and the teaching of U. S. History to school children
have made exceptionally visible the degree to which history may be used
to define national identity. Scientific achievements may play central roles
in partisan accounts -- both as testimonials to national virtue and as
the means to resolve various sorts of disputes. This course will discuss
the uses of history in contemporary and past situations, drawing examples
from the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
HSSC 539 Science
(Kuklick) The colonial expansion of European
powers all over the globe was linked to all manner of scientific developments.
The geological, geographical, botanical, zoological, and human characteristics
of subject territories were new subjects for scientific inquiries, undertaken
largely but not exclusively to assess the resources colonialists might
exploit either in the metropoles or in settlements abroad. These inquiries
proved powerful stimuli to scientific work in the metropoles, encouraging
both discipline formation and the multiplication of scientific roles. This
course considers these and kindred topics.
World Music and Cultures.
105 Anthropology of Music.
605 Anthropology of Music.
705 Music Ethnomusicology: Reading Women in Jazz
MUSC 022 World Music
(Staff) Fulfills General Requirement: Arts
& Letters. Draws on repertories of various societies from Asia,
Africa, Europe and the Americas to examine relations between aesthetic
productions and social processes.
MUSC 105 Anthropology
(Muller) Fulfills General Requirement:
Arts & Letters. Introduction to anthropological approaches to music,
with study of musical theories, cultural life and performance contexts
in selected non-Western and Western repertories.
MUSC 605 Anthropology
(Muller) Theories and methods of the ethnomusicological
approach to the study of music in culture, applied to selected Western
and non-Western performance contexts.
MUSC 705 Music Ethnomusicology:
Reading Women in Jazz
(Muller) This seminar will take an interdisciplinary
approach to the study of women in jazz performance. We will define "jazz"
quite broadly to include contemporary musicians in the world music market,
and consider the works of and about women from Africa, Europe, and the
United States. Students will be required to read materials written by and
about women in jazz, as well as listen to recordings made by the women
studied. There are three interconnected parts to the seminar. In the first,
we will develop a framework for listening to, and analyzing jazz as a musical
and cultural test; in the second, we will read texts written by and about
women in jazz; and in the third, we will listen to jazz performances by
the women we read about. The seminar does not require in-depth technical
knowledge of musical analysis.
Political Change in the Third World.
117 Religion and Politics of the Third World.
118 The Military Politics of the Third World.
532 The Political Economy of North-South Relations.
533 Comparative Political and Economic Change.
PSCI 116 Political
Change in the Third World.
(Callaghy) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
1: Society. A survey of the political structures and processes of the
countries of the Third World. It will focus on contending theoretical perspectives
about modernization and development, dependency and underdevelopment, and
state-centric; colonial rule and its legacy; Third World societies and
economics; authoritarian and democratic statecraft; the military; culture
and politics; external actors; and protest and revolution.
PSCI 117 Religion
and Politics of the Third World.
(Smith) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. The relationships between religion and politics in South
and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America; Hinduism,
Buddhism, Islam, and Catholicism, and their interaction with politics.
This course will alternate with PSCI 118.
PSCI 118 The Military
Politics of the Third World.
(Smith) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. Analysis of the intervention of the military in the political
systems of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Particular attention is devoted
to the questions of whether military regimes can modernize their societies
more effectively than civilian governments, and how military regimes get
replaced by democratically elected governments.
PSCI 532 The Political
Economy of North-South Relations.
(Callaghy) Fulfills Distribution Requirement:
Society. An analysis of the politics of the Third World debt crises
and efforts at economic reform; the New International Economic Order of
the 1970's; nature of the international political economy, including the
rise and fall of "hegemons," the international state system and international
PSCI 533 Comparative
Political and Economic Change.
(Callaghy) Fulfills Distribution Requirement:
Society. A comparative exploration of the politics and economics of
the formation of states and the development of capitalism, both historical
and contemporary, and an examination of contending theoretical perspectives
about them. Examples will be taken from Europe since the sixteenth century,
nineteenth and twentieth century Latin America and Asia, and contemporary
Black Religion in America.
118 Black Sects and Cults.
RELS 117 Black Religion
(Staff) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. The meaning of black religion, its social ideas and ideals,
its impact in the public arena and its leadership in politics will be examined
from historical, sociological and religious perspectives.
RELS 118 Black Sects
(Staff) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. Examination of selected non-traditional Black American
religious and secular movements, their founders and leaders.
FREN 390 Litterature
(Moudileno) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
III: Arts & Letters. A brief introduction about the stages of French
colonialism and its continuing political and cultural consequences, and
then reading in various major works -- novels, plays, poems -- in French
by authors from Quebec, the Caribbean, Africa (including the Maghreb),
etc. Of interest to majors in International Relations, Anthropology and
African Studies as well as French
Race & Ethnic Relations.
007 Population & Society.
135 Law & Society.
SOCI 006 Race &
(Zuberi) Fulfills General Requirement:
Society. An analysis of dominant-minority group relations in different
cultures throughout history, with special emphasis on the contemporary
SOCI 007 Population
(Van de Walle) Fulfills General Requirement:
Society. Social, economic, and political issues: population explosion,
baby bust, abortion, teenage pregnancy, illegal aliens, etc.
SOCI 135 Law &
(Fetni) Fulfills Distribution Requirement
I: Society. Analysis of the emergence of laws, role of the legal profession,
organization of courts, legislatures, and administrative agencies. Examination
of problems of women and the law, divorce laws, civil liberties, differential
access to the legal system, corruption and lawlessness in the international
system. Readings include research reports, statutes, and cases.
Third World Feminism.
WSTD 294 Third World
(Staff) Resistance to local and global patriarchies,
imperialism and capitalism constitute the historical context of Third World
feminism. Women's struggles against these practices constitute their identity
in such a way that the very category of women becomes determined in terms
of the intersection of class, race, nation and culture specific politics
and histories. We shall also examine the political and philosophical implications
of Third World feminism for some specific feminist trends developed by
women of the First World.
School of Communication
Communication and Development.
COMM 538 Communication
(Hornik) Major topics in international communication:
alternative formulations of the role of mass media in the development of
Third World countries, educational and informational uses of communication
technology. Looks at health research in Tanzania, and women and development
in communication in Africa.
Cultural Perspectives on Human Development.
817 Human Development and Basic Education in Developing Countries.
EDUC 810 Cultural
Perspectives on Human Development.
(Wagner) Seminar on cultural influences on
socialization and cognitive development. Special topics may include literacy,
infancy, aging, sex-roles, traditional pedagogies.
EDUC 817 Human Development
and Basic Education in Developing Countries.
(Wagner) Prerequisite: Prior graduate work
in related areas. This seminar will cover a number of topics in human development
(e.g., pre-school interventions, literacy campaigns, non-formal education)
in the Third World that have received attention from researchers and policy
planners (e.g., UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank, AID).
International Nutrition: Political Economy of World Health.
NURS 516 International
Nutrition: Political Economy of World Health.
(Sharman-Bader) The nutritional problems of
the less developed countries are discussed in the context of basic human
needs. The major forms of malnutrition related to poverty and their underlying
causes are covered.
of Social Work
Dilemmas in International Development.
735 Social and Economic Development.
750 Comparative Social Welfare.
FRSM 106 Dilemmas
in International Development.
(Estes) In this seminar students will be exposed
to the interplay of international forces that inhibit developing nation
progress and which, in some cases, actually add to their mal-development.
During the course of the seminar, students will undertake an original piece
of research on an international development topic of special interest to
them. They will also be invited to meet with prominent professionals in
the international development community.
SWRK 735 Social
and Economic Development.
SWRK 750 Comparative
(Estes) The content of the course includes
the nature and organization of welfare services within this country and
in various countries throughout the world, such as the major industrial
countries of North America and Europe and the emerging countries of the
The major objective of the course is to acquire an ability to use the comparative
method of analysis needed to assess the role of welfare programs in the
development of social work and social welfare programs as they are planned
to meet the identified common welfare needs in modern societies.
School of Management
International Industrial Development Strategies.
289/789 State, Politics and Markets in Less Developed Countries.
288/788 International Industrial Development Strategies.
(Staff) Topics the following: the deindustrialization
of the developed countries; the challenge posed by newly industrialized
countries; agricultural and industrial problems of the developing countries;
the role of multinational corporations in technology transfer and exporting;
foreign debt, and crisis management.
289/789 State, Politics and
Markets in Less Developed Countries.
(Pack) This course will analyze the interaction
of political and economic policy in less developed countries (LDCs). Among
the questions considered are the policies that are responsible for slow
economic growth in many LDCs and the political institutions that make reform
difficult. Attention will be given to both microeconomic policies and macroeconomic
policies that have an important impact on economic performance.
School of Real Estate
Housing Planning in Developing Countries.
438/738 Field Research Methods in Developing Countries.
437/737 Housing Planning in Developing Countries.
(Hoek-Smit) This course on human settlement
planning in transitional and developing economies will focus particularly
on problems of shelter and infrastructure provision, within the framework
of major theories of national economic development and development planning.
438/738 Field Research Methods in Developing Countries.
(Hoek-Smit) This course in field-research
methods is oriented towards the process of decision-making inherent in
various planning situations. It deals with methods used to describe and
analyze social/behavioral settings as well as organizational/institutional
settings. It will explore the process of problem definition, the development
of research strategies and the selection of appropriate and effective research
methods. Special attention will be given to the research requirements within
the different technical, political, and cultural contexts of developing
countries. The course will briefly address the requirements for comparative