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ANTH 214 - Anthropology as Cultural Critique
Anthropology as Cultural Critique This course provides an introduction to anthropology, a discipline that has historically produced knowledge of "other" cultures on the basis of fieldwork. In recent decades, a critical anthropology has come to question both the concept of culture and the task of cultural representation. At the same time, thegeographical, theoretical, methodological, and thematic scope of anthropological research has expanded. In this course, various anthropological theories and methods will be discussed in light of these recent debates with readings on different parts of the world, including Turkey. For their final project, the students will have the option of writing a paper based on anthropological research.
ANTH 251- Anthropology of the Global City
Anthropology of the Global City While known for their work in rural settings, anthropologists have long conducted field research in cities. This course will introduce students to urban anthropology and trace the development of the field, focusing in particular on current theoretical and methodological concerns in ethnographic studies of the global city. Whilethe course will provide a comparative perspective on global cities, students will have the opportunity to undertake a fieldwork project of their own in the city of Istanbul.
ANTH 471 - Anthropology of Europe
Anthropology of Europe Anthropology is conventionally perceived as the study of non-European societies, however, recent critical approaches have stressed the importance of turning theanthropological gaze to western societies, and in particular, of ''provincializing Europe.'' Through recent ethnographies of different nation-states and social spaces in Europe, the course will examine historical and contemporary constructions of ''Europeanness,"; debates over multiculturalism, cultural citizenship and ''Islamaphobia''; migration and ethnicity; and the uneasy relation of EasternEurope and postsocialism to Western Europe an the EU.

CULT 201 - Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies
Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies This course is an introduction to some of the most important theoretical trends of 19th and 20th century literary and cultural studies. A broad survey of this field will encompass culturalism, structuralism, poststructuralism, marxism, feminism andpostmodernism, among others. In addition to different theoretical perspectives on culture, the course will offer a selection of case studies ranging from soap operas to popular music, from detective novels to cartoons.
CULT 222 - Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Popular Culture and Everyday Life This course will trace the emergence of the concept of popular culture linked to the rise of themass media. Problematizing the distinction between "high" and "low" culture, the course will use selected case studies of diverse cultural products to illustrate current issues and debates in the study of popular culture and everyday life.
CULT 361 - Oral History
Oral History This course will introduce students to the study of oral history. Oral histories are spoken memories about the pastrecorded by oral historians in a dialgue with individuals providing testimony. The study of oral history allows us to examine events and experiences not recorded by history (based on the study of written documents), as well as to analyze and interpret the meaning of events and experiences to individuals in the present. In this course, students will learn the techniques of doing oral history, readselected case studies, and conduct an oral history project of their own.
CULT 391 - Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives
Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives What is "Turkish Culture"? Who defines it? Who and what does it include, and not include? What is the relationship between culture (or cultures) and national identity? Asking these questions and others, this course will look at...