College Catalog: 2011-2012
Salameno School of American and International Studies (SSAIS): Anthropology
Anthropology supports the multicultural, international, experiential and interdisciplinary educational philosophy of Ramapo College. As such, Anthropology courses constitute a major component of the General Education program, besides serving the Anthropology minor. All anthropology courses count towards the International Studies major as well.
Anthropology courses at Ramapo are concentrated in cultural anthropology, the sub-discipline of anthropology that emphasizes the role of culture in human life, and analyzes social and cultural differences and similarities throughout the world. By studying this field, students will become familiar with the diversity of cultural practices in the world, and the effects of global economic and political forces on the lives of people throughout the world.
In addition to Introduction to Anthropology, students take one “Peoples and Cultures” courses that teach them about a world area, such as World Cultures, Peoples and Cultures of Asia, or Native Americans. Students also take three courses that teach them about theoretical and thematic approaches to the study of anthropology, such as Religion in Cross Cultural Perspective, Urban Anthropology, International Migration, or Anthropology of Gender. In many courses, experiential learning is an integral part of the coursework, as students are required to complete fieldwork assignments.
Anthropology is offered as a minor of five courses (20 credits). Students who are interested in graduate study in anthropology can be further trained through independent study. An Anthropology minor can enrich the multicultural and international dimensions of a student’s academic training, and is an excellent complement to a major in International Studies, Sociology, and a variety of other majors.
- Students are required to take 5 courses (20 credits) to complete this minor.
- At least 1/2 of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the five courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A school core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.
- Subject & Course # – Title & Course Description
- Required Courses:
- ANTH 102 - INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
- SELECT ONE – Peoples and Cultures:
- AMER 206 - ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
- AMER 214 - NATIVE AMERICANS
- ANTH 314 - CROSSING BORDERS
- ANTH 223 - WORLD CULTURES
- COMM 357 - GLOBAL INDIAN CULTURE & MEDIA
- HIST 284 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
- HIST 287 - CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
- HIST 288 - WOMEN IN MIDDLE EAST SOCIETIES
- HIST 308 - KOREAN CINEMA & MODERN SOCIETY
- INTL 204 - PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF ASIA
- INTL 230 - CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA (was ANTH 230)
- INTL 235 - CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
- INTL 282 - CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA (was 382)
- INTL 283 - CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
- INTL 320 - ITALIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
- SOCI 305 - INDIAN CULTURE,SOCIETY & MEDIA - STY ABROAD
- SELECT THREE Elective courses from this approved list* (one must be ANTH):
- ANTH 210 - LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 220 - FOOD AND CULTURE
- ANTH 225 - INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
- ANTH 235 - RELIGION: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
- ANTH 238 - URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 307 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 308 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
- ANTH 310 - POLITICS, CULTURE & IDENTITY
- ANTH 312 - ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK
- ANTH 320 - NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY
- COMM 234 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
- ENST 312 - ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- SOCI 208 - DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN SOUTH INDIA: STUDY ABROAD
- SOCI 333 - PEACE, JUSTICE & SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA: STUDY ABROAD