Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ANT                                     Course Number: 208                                    
Course Title: Urban Anthropology
Subject: Anthropology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Current topics and problems in urban studies will be addressed from an anthropological perspective. The course examines cities as places where members of different groups come together in both cooperation and conflict. Students will examine the way global processes and local politics and culture have shaped and continue to transform the modern city. Students will engage with case studies from a variety of urban environments, including some in the United States, and will focus on various topics such as class, power, ritual, migration, lifestyle, ethnic tensions and alliances, social movements, and the meanings of space and place.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
Start Date:    02/02/2015                         End Date: