Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021


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ANTH 314 901 (CRN: 24166)


Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Gunel, Gokce
Meeting: 4:50PM - 7:30PM T (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 9
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 30
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 14
Enrollment data as of: 18-JUL-2024 3:39PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM U
Description: This course interrogates what we can learn about social, political and economic life by examining ships. Ships have long inspired social theory and anthropological thinking. Seen from the shore, ships not only carried commodities, but also signified conquest, disease, and imperial power. They were characterized as instruments of economic development for some and as tools of oppression for others. As shipping and logistics have emerged as defining features of contemporary global exchange, ships have acquired new forms and functions. In addition to analyzing shipyards, ports, and ship-breaking facilities, this course will look at a wide-range of vessels, such as slave ships, spaceships, containerships, pirate ships, and rescue vessels and refugee ships in different parts of the world. Cross-list: ANTH 514.