Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024

     

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ANTH 464 001 (CRN: 25455)

ZOMBIES AND GHOSTS

Long Title: ZOMBIES AND GHOSTS: MONSTERS AND SPECTRAL FIGURES IN THE SOCIAL IMAGINARY
Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Estrella, Amarilys
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM F (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 15
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 30
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 24
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUL-2024 6:24AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
24-APR-2024  
9:00AM - 12:00PM W
 
Description: Why do people believe in ghosts? How have Zombies become part of popular culture and a metaphor for disease, death and decay? How might anthropology help us understand the role these figures play within different cultures and societies globally? This course will provide a space for dialogue between anthropology, literature, culture and media in order to understand how monsters and spectral figures have become symbols of death and hauntings, but also life and possibility. We will explore the origins of monsters such as the zombies and understand how ghosts become spectral symbols of past violence, present silence and future becoming. After completing this course students will understand how and why anthropologists study the living, the dead and the undead. Students will be reading novels, as well as theoretical and ethnographic texts. Students will also be asked to draw on their own social worlds to explore and share their observations in class. Cross-list: ANTH 664. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ANTH 464 if student has credit for ANTH 664.