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ANTH 214 Visual Anthropology

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course will explore the worlds of different cultures, and how they have been portrayed, primarily through the medium of ethnographic film. The films will be about different cultures and situations, by different filmmakers, and stylistically different. A wide variety of topics will be covered, including: the ways that anthropologists and filmmakers have collaborated, how cultures are represented on film, what happens when anthropology comes to television, and changes in who is represented, by whom, and how. Examples of themes that could be dealt with in the films include: hunting and gathering, migration, music, refugees, and gender issues. Meets the cultures or social Science general education requirement, but not both.