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Online & Blended Course List

Summer 2018

Online & Blended courses are available to both Tufts and visiting students. Most courses are offered 100% online, with minimal or no on-campus requirements. Note, though, that some courses do require synchronous sessions, which is noted in the course description.

Online learning is a fantastic way to take a course and to experience a learning format that you might really enjoy. Courses are open 24x7 (and so is tech support!), so there are ample opportunities to interact and participate with your teacher and classmates.

Online learning is not for everyone though. Be sure you have the time, self-motivation, and discipline required to learn and keep up in this format. Online courses at Tufts Summer Session are subject to the same policies and procedures as summer face-to-face courses. Read more about online course policies.

Some online courses may have proctored midterm and final exams. For courses that have this requirement: If you are within 50 miles of Tufts University, you will be required to come to Medford, MA for your exam. If you are more than 50 miles away from Tufts, you may be responsible for finding your own proctor or taking your exam through a remote proctoring service. Read more about proctored exam policies for online courses.

Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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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

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50093                     
Status: Open


Summer at Tufts offers something for everyone. Need more inspiration? Check out our full course list!