ANT-3040 Culture Change in the Modern World

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course explores processes of social and cultural change, ranging from gradual modifications during prolonged peaceful periods to sudden revolutionary upheavals. Factors inhibiting and facilitating change are discussed along with such topics as invention, development, social power movements, changing interpersonal relations, the impact of technology, cultural clashes and innovative religions. Included is Visual Anthropology: ethnographic photography, camera culture, and photographic states of consciousness.