Courses without prerequisites
These are courses suitable to be used as electives for all Memorial students - no prerequisites are necessary!
Anthropology 3200-001: Anthropology of Global Economy
Wednesdays, 3 to 5:50 pm in QC 4028 with Dr. Kathleen Gordon
This course explores the way in which anthropologists have studied the inter-linkages among economic, social and cultural processes. Topics covered include key concepts (e.g., gifts and commodities, exchange relationships) and debates (e.g., formalist versus substantivist) in economic anthropology, and the way in which different societies and social groups are integrated within global capitalist markets. All sections of this course follow International Studies guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/IS.
Anthropology 4073-001: Studies in Underclass Life
Thursdays from 12 to 2:50 pm in QC 4001 with Dr. Rex Clark
This course is a critical inquiry into the social sources of human misery and suffering that characterize life in the underclass.
Folklore 2800-001: Foodways, Music and Ritual
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:45 am in ED4034 with Dr. Holly Everett
This course examines the role of folklore and folklorists in the global tourism industry. Students will study local practices of foodways, music, and ritual that are being refigured for tourist consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador, and beyond.
German 3002-002: Post-Wall Cinema
This course is a study of German cinema from 1990 to the present. It addresses a number of issues that are clearly identified with a post-Wall, unified Germany, such as German unification itself, the new German comedy of the 1990's, the transnationalization of German cinema, the treatment of the Nazi and the Communist past, the rediscovery of the social as a narrative focus, and on the evolving cinematographic directions taken by contemporary German film. The movies are subtitled and lectures and readings are in English.
Political Science 3100-001: Political Theory from Plato to Rousseau
This course examines selected political theory from Plato to Rousseau. The theme of the course is the development of liberal democratic theory.
Religious Studies 3800-056: Re/Presentations Muslim Women
This course is presented in three parts. Firstly, there will be a grounding theoretically in Islam, Orientalism, feminism and contemporary political implications related to the study of Muslim women. Secondly, there will be a consideration of topics which have served as explanations for the "difference" of Muslim women in various contexts, both in contemporary Muslim majority and minority political situations. Lastly, the course concludes by considering a variety of contemporary ethnographic representations of Muslim women in Egypt, Palestine, France, Turkey, Cyprus and Malaysia.