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Alter(ed)native Approaches: Middletown Lives


ANTH 232
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Certificates: Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Service-Learning, Urban Studies

In this town, there's a restaurateur who was a paratrooper, a minister who is a barber, a barista who's a glass blower, an unmarked house that was part of the Underground Railroad, the old factory where the modern baseball plate was invented, and a landfill with stories to tell. Working with different community partners and integrating a wide range of methods from the humanities to the social sciences, this course seeks to identify, interpret, and document various (un)known stories and histories of people, places, and spaces in contemporary Middletown. Our primary theoretical aim is to consider what is interdisciplinary. How can it be put into practice? And what is its potential for the making of public engagement and scholarship? To this end, we take a contemplative approach to learning to raise fundamental epistemological and pedagogical questions concerning research as praxis. In the process of this engagement, we will create a public anthropology project intended to benefit our broader community and environment. This is a service/learning course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ANTH-CraftEthno)(ANTH-Perf/Rep/I)(ANTH-Soc/Pol Ge)(ENVS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-20-2014
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