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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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APY 420SEM - Topics-Museum Ethnology
Topics-Museum Ethnology GON Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23647   Enrollment Capacity:   25
Section:   GON   Enrollment Total:   5
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   20
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Room:   Clemen 21 view map
Location:   North Campus      
This course looks at anthropology museums and the history of ethnographic collecting by museums in the 19th-century as a way into an understanding of the history of the field of Anthropology itself. This course combines fieldwork, studying existing ethnological museum display and collections, with broader discussions of the rise of British social anthropological theory and American cultural anthropology as academic disciplines. Issues such as the relationship of museum collecting to colonialism, material cultural theory and its implications for ethnographic analysis, and the current role ethnographic museums play in the teaching of anthropology will also be addressed. This course meets the Theoretical/Problem-Oriented requirement. Note: This course does not automatically populate in HUB as an problem course. Please email the Undergraduate Coordinator to request the course be used to fulfill this requirement.
  Course Description
This is a topics course, and as such, represents a wide variety of potential offerings. Information about the current semester's topic(s) can be found here:
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