Structures of Power in Society (ANT2210.01)

Miroslava Prazak

Behind any social scene, mundane or extraordinary, lie structures of power. The goals of anthropology include unmasking these structures–the deep complexities of how humans organize themselves in groups. In this course we will explore the structures of gender, kinship, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class to learn and develop analytical tools to navigate carefully, see deeply and engage fully the world around us.

Learning Outcomes:
- Students will learn to identify the structures of power that exist in society
- They will learn how humans organize themselves in groups, and how individuals are assigned and negotiate their position within them
- We will explore lines of inequality, and why and how they are so ubiquitous in our world
- We will study in depth ethnicity and nationalism; gender, family, marriage and kinship; class and inequality; and race, racism and social justice
- We will use a variety of sources, including books, films, videos and podcasts

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Anthropology , Four Credit , Fully In-Person