ANTH 109: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology seeks to understand the diverse ways in which people construct their social lives, experience daily life, interact with their physical environment, interpret the world, and confront difficult problems.

   ANTH 265: Food, Eating, and Culture

Read more about this class here.

Food and eating are idioms of meaning as well as sources of nourishment. This course explores how food defines social worlds and embodies conceptions of identity, hierarchy, gender, migration, capital, and power.

  ANTH 266: Money, Markets and Magic, a.k.a. Economic Anthropology

Economic Anthropology is an ongoing conversation between the disciplines of economics and anthropology.  This course considers what each discipline brings to the larger analysis of how humans produce, exchange, and understand value through material culture. 

 ANTH 267: Anthropology of Tourism

This course considers the relationships between tourists, toured, service providers, the state, and money, connecting these broad issues to specific case studies.

   ANTH 288: Global Cuisines, Local Contexts

Co-taught with Philippe Dubois. Crosslisted as UNIV288/ FREN288/ LAMS288.

This Integrated Perspectives course considers how food both brings people together, and creates divisions between them, through an in-depth comparison of French and Andean cuisines as mirrors into larger social worlds.

 ANTH 328: Feeding Latin America

An advanced seminar about the history of relationships between peoples, cultures, agricultural systems, and cuisines in Latin America. Topics include plant and animal domestication, pre-Columbian agriculture and environments, colonialism, land tenure regimes, food as global commodity, food aid and policies, and contemporary gastropolitics.

ANTH 330: Anthropology Senior Seminar

An advanced discussion-based seminar for seniors majoring in anthropology.

FOUN098: Zombies

Read about this first-year seminar here.

Zombies have always been a commentary on capitalism, from experiences of slavery in West Africa and Haiti, to today’s Hollywood movies.  All students will leave this class with braaaaaaaaaaaaaains.

See Prof. Sammells speak about zombies for Bucknell 360.