Spring

GENED 1128 - The Conduct of Life in Western and Eastern Philosophy

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Spring

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2022

Prof. Michael Puett
Thurs. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A study of approaches in the philosophical traditions of the West and the East to the conduct of life. Philosophical ethics has often been understood as meta-ethics: the development of a method of moral inquiry or justification. Here we focus instead on what philosophy has to tell us about the first-order question: How should we live our lives?

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GENED 1099 - Pyramid Schemes: What Can Ancient Egyptian Civilization Teach Us?

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Spring

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2022

Prof. Peter Der Manuelian
Mon. and Wed. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Harvard Hall 101

How much of your impression of the ancient world was put there by Hollywood, music videos, or orientalist musings out of the West? How accurate are these depictions? Does it matter? This course examines the quintessential example of the “exotic, mysterious ancient world” – Ancient Egypt – to interrogate these questions. Who has “used” ancient Egypt as a construct, and to what purpose? Did you know that pyramids, mummies, King Tut, and Cleopatra represent just the (overhyped) tip of a very rich civilization that holds plenty of life lessons for today?

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FRSEMR 44J - Clash of Titans, Seats of Empire: The Aztecs, Toltecs, and Race of Giants in Ancient Mexico

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Spring

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2022

Prof. Bill Fash
Wed. 9:45AM - 11:45AM
Peabody 12

The film "Clash of Titans" was a British extravaganza dedicated to exploring the ancient Greeks' concepts of the interactions between humans and their gods. In Ancient Mexico, the tale of Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl, Toltec Prince of Tula is the best-known example of the intervention of rival gods in the affairs of kingdoms and empires. His tale and what was made of it by the Aztecs, and Spaniards, serves as the point of departure for our seminar. Just as the Greeks countenanced sacrifices and political assassinations, in Ancient Mexico the three great empires practiced human sacrifice, regicide, and warfare which was vital in their statecraft and economy.

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ANTHRO 3636 - Pedagogy in Anthropology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Jessica McNeil 
Mon. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tozzer 102

This course has two aims: 1) to provide graduate students with the necessary training to be effective Teaching Fellows at Harvard, and 2) to give you the tools to develop your own approach to critical pedagogy in the field of Anthropology. Required for graduate students in the Spring of their second year. Classes will also be advertised to all Anthropology graduate students as optional Pedagogy Workshops for professional development. While discussions will be tailored to the unique challenges of teaching in...

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ANTHRO 3628 - Anthropological Research Methods

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Spring

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2022

Prof. Kaya Williams
Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 
Peabody 12

This course offers a conceptual overview of research methods used by anthropologists. We will hear from faculty members their experience of doing fieldwork—from formulating a research question, choosing a site, entering the field to ethical issues they face in the field. Students will not only learn about but also practice these various methods and reflect on their projects in lights of the discussion about methods. To that end, students will complete several exercises and craft a...

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ANTHRO 1883 - Where Science Meets Society: Introduction to STS

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Spring

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2022

Prof. Anna Jabloner
Weds. 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Tozzer 203

The German word for science literally means knowledge made. In line with this meaning, STS approaches science as practice. The interdisciplinary field asks empirically and methodologically how knowledge is made, how truths become truths, and how matters come to matter and to be matters of fact.

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ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

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Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Arthur Kleinman and Darja Djordjevic 
Weds. 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Peabody 561

Course will review ethnographies of mental health problems and mental health care, including substance abuse, depression/anxiety, psychosis, trauma, and related conditions. Also included are ethnographies of the failed chronic care system, psychiatric practice, and global mental health approaches.... Read more about ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

ANTHRO 1836AR - Sensory Ethnography 1

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Tues. and Thurs. 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Sever B10

Students use video and audio to produce short works about embodied experience, culture, and nature.

This course is also offered as AFVS 158AR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTHRO 1836BR, Sensory Ethnography 2. No previous studio experience necessary.

To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and procedures.

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ANTHRO 1716 - Neoliberalism: Empire, Extraction, and the Making of the Global Social Order

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Spring

Offered: 

2022

Profs. Salmaan Keshavjee, Jason Silverstein, and Lindsey Zeve
Weds. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Apthorp House Library

This course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, the global social order, and inequities in health and wellbeing.

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ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Profs. Diana Loren, Ilisa Barbash, and Ingrid Ahlgren
Mon. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM 
Peabody 12

Harvard’s museum collections have often been used to interrogate the world outside of “us”: peoples, events, places, and things. This course reverses that gaze and asks what the collections and the processes of collecting reveal about the history of Harvard and its institutional identity as “the” place of learning.... Read more about ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

ANTHRO 1131 - Archaeology of Harvard Yard II: Laboratory Methods and Analysis

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Patricia Capone
Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Vanserg 23

Open to students who participated in the fall term investigations in Harvard Yard, this course focuses on the detailed analysis of the materials recovered in the excavations, within the context of archival and comparative archaeological and historical research.

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