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Summer 2018

The list below represents all undergraduate and pre-college courses open to high school students in the Tufts Summer Session for High Schoolers program. Summer Session for High Schoolers is a non-residential program that offers high school students the opportunity to enroll in Tufts University courses. All Courses are available for credit, while Workshops are not offered for credit.

Rising High School Juniors (Class of 2020) and Seniors (Class of 2019) are eligible for all workshops and courses listed. Rising High School Sophomores (Class of 2021) are eligible for all Studio Art Courses & Workshops. Note that courses not listed below are not open to students in this program.

A short application is required before high school students can be enrolled. Apply early to assure your placement in the courses you want!

This course list is subject to change.

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Title:   Anthroplogy & Global Culture (Online)      

Course Number:      ANTH 0149B   
Room: Online

Course Description:

What is culture? Can the anthropological study of other peoples and places tell us anything about our own society and surroundings? In this class, students will acquire important insights into the power of public culture globally It will examine how different peoples and communities make sense of their lives and the global forces that increasingly shape them. Issues covered include film and visual culture, race and racism, music and dance, gender and sexual politics, advertisements, urban space, graffiti, murals, and revolutionary practice. This course will take us around the world and down the block from the slums of revolutionary Nicaragua in the 1980s, to African-American neighborhoods in Illinois and Boston whose residents deal with racism and poverty, to the policed Mexican-US border, to the spread of Anti-Arab racism and Islamophopia and White Supremacy in the age of Trump. In this course we will examine issues of social identity, difference, and power and we will seek to outline how Anthropologists deal with these fascinating social dynamics.

Instructor: Thomas Abowd           Instructor Website
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online                     
Status: Open


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