Economic and Political Institutions

Economic and Political Institutions
Connections between wealth and power: political and legal systems in state and nonstate societies; global expansion of capitalism and technology.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 432
Course Outcomes

Knowledge and Skills

This course is designed to enhance student knowledge and skills as a scholar with relation to critical reading within the discipline, intelligent and informed discussion, and writing about past and current issues in global economics.

Knowledge of Political, Legal, and Economic Anthropology

Students will gain a working knowledge of political, legal, and economic anthropology as a preparation for the senior thesis, graduate programs, and possible careers in anthropological, political, legal, or economic fields.

Emphasis Placed on Writing Coherently and Persuasively in th

Students will expand their capacities to read with increased comprehension and to write coherently and persuasively in the discipline.

Expand Opportunities for Critical Thinking

Students will be given many opportunities to think critically about topics pertinent to the course content and their individual research assignments.

Research Presentation and Course Discussion

Students will present their own individual research assignment in both written form and through the venues of a class presentation and discussion of the central themes and tenets as well as methodologies utilized within their individual research project.