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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG5395
Tracking Number - 2107

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-10-06
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-11-23
  2. Department: ANT
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1205000
  5. Contact Person: Brent Weisman
  6. Phone: 9740780
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 5395
  10. Full Title: Visual Anthropology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Visual Anthropology
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This class will examine the major dimensions of visual anthropology with an emphasis on the visual means of presenting anthropology to the discipline and general public. The course will focus on visual documentation and study of visual images.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course will add to a potential graduate concentration in museum anthropology and can bridge student interests across several subdisciplines within anthropology. The course also shows how the applied aspects of visual anthropology and thus why it is i
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is in demand as a specialty course in an area of faculty expertise. It will fit in the regular rotation of graduate electives. Students in other graduate programs such as Communication have shown an interest in this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? The course has been offered twice as a selected topics offering, most recently Fall 2004.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in anthropology or related field
  29. Objectives: This course will focus on developing visual imagery to explain the anthropological concept of culture to the public in a community setting.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will gain knowledge in the literature and current debates in the use of visual media to communicate anthropology and will understand the applications of visual anthropology in a community setting.
  31. Major Topics: Media in applied anthropology, photography in anthropology, analyzing ethnographic photography, analyzing ethnographic film, ethical issues in applied visual anthropology
  32. Textbooks: selected readings and film viewing
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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