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ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES: MATERIAL CULTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 130
Full UC Title: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES: MATERIAL CULTURE 
Transcript Title: MATERIAL CULTURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines society through the lens of material culture, specifically waste, trash, and other unwanted objects. The course uses theoretical readings on such topics as taboo, value, and consumption as well as ethnography focused on purity and danger; discusses how value is constructed and the practices, norms and cultural assumptions that are embedded in what we choose to discard; and deepens appreciation of how theory is used in ethnography. Text: PURITY AND DANGER by Mary Douglas. Assessment: class attendance (10%), class participation (10%), reading presentation and discussion leading (20%), and two 4-page and one 8-page paper (60%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: ANT303E