Prof. Trubitt's World Cultures course

ANT 4053 - SOC 4063 - ANT 5053

What makes us human? How are we similar and different?This course is a survey of non-Western cultures from small-scale communities of foragers and farmers to complex states. This semester we focus on religion, and will cover topics such as rites of passage, altered states of consciousness, shamanism, and religious fundamentalism with examples drawn from societies throughout the world. We examine changes in both Western and non-Western societies due to globalization, industrialization, migrations, and the increasing flow of people, materials, and information around the world in the 21st century. By learning about other cultures and historical interactions between societies, we get insights into our own culture and the development of the modern world.  This course meets HSU’s non-Western culture requirement. It can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.

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Your professor:  Mary Beth Trubitt, Ph.D.
Office: Huneycutt House
Telephone: 870-230-5510

Class location:  McBrien 307
Tues/Thurs 8:00-9:15 a.m.

 Students: for more detailed info, see ANGEL.


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Web page last updated:  6 November 2013
Web page contact:  M. B. Trubitt, .

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WC textbook cover

Our textbook is:

The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft, by Rebecca L. Stein and Philip L. Stein (Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 2011). A copy of the text will be placed on reserve in Huie Library and copies will be available for purchase at the HSU Bookstore.

E. S. Curtis image from Northwestern University Library

Here are some handy websites for further information about anthropology:

Links on the field of anthropology:
American Anthropological Association

Anthropology in the News

Smithsonian's NMNH, Anthropology

National Anthropological Archives

Virtual Library for Anthropology 

Links on careers in anthropology:

AAA Careers in Anthropology

     visit American Anthropological Association's new This is Anthropology website.

Careers in archaeology (special issue of SAA Archaeological Record)

NKU's "What can I do with Anthropology?"

Handy tools for students:

A good source for maps is the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (UT-Austin)

Handy source for world information is CIA's World Factbook

Avoid plagiarism by looking at these Northwestern Univ. or Univ. of California-Davis webpages

Picture credit: Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian': The Photographic Images, 2001.


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