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2009 January Bulletin 
2009 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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ANTH 188 - Special Topics: Why Things Change

Semester Hours: 3
Whether it is a piece of pottery made 5,000 years ago or a computer made yesterday, objects are made by people for people, using the materials, techniques, and knowledge available to them. Using archaeological, historic, ethnographic, and modern case studies, the course explores how a culture’s 
cosmology (world view) affects the material culture, arts, crafts, and everyday life. Topics include craft specialization and organization, transmission of knowledge, the role of religion and symbolism, gender issues, social
standing of the craftsmen, and the repercussions of change.

Prerequisites & Course Notes:
Open to students who have completed at least 6 semester hours in anthropology and/or related social sciences. May be repeated when topics vary.

January 2009 Offering:
10057: M-Th, 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Feuerbach; 101 Davison

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