May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 371 - Urban Anthropology

Upper Division

ANTH 101  or ANTH 105  or ANTH 107 ; Minimum grade C-. 

By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. Taking the city as a subject of investigation, students explore the historical conditions that brought about cities and the subsequent developments that have given us megacities. The course explores how the city functions as a site to negotiate cultural diversity and utopian ideals. Drawing from ethnographic cases throughout the developed and developing world, the course examines the complex structural and cultural forces that shape the lives of those who dwell in cities, and how urban culture is produced and reproduced under the influences of industrialization, colonialism, and globalization.


Additional Notes
Previous course number: ANTH 114

Course credits: 4

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