ANT314: Modernization and Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course studies the processes, by which cultures change and modernize,
focusing on economic, political, legal and symbolic concerns in developed and developing nations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The requirements in Arts and Humanities, History, the Social and Behavioral
Sciences, and the Natural and Life Sciences are intended to help you to:

    • understand the historical frameworks of and interactions between diverse disciplines.
    • understand and apply research techniques from different disciplines.
    • learn how to collect, organize, and interpret data using current technology.
    • assess the validity of diverse sources of information.

    REQUIRED READINGS:
    Atwood, Margaret (2004). ORYX AND CRAKE. NYC: New York: Anchor Books.
    ISBN-13: 9780385721677

    Eriksen, Thomas Hylland (2007). GLOBALIZATION : THE KEY CONCEPTS. Oxford: Berg.
    ISBN: 13-978-1-84520-524-9

    Friedman, Thomas (2006). THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
    Ferrar,Straus, & Giroux.
    ISBN: 0374292795

    Iyer, Pico (1989) Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-so-Far
    East. NYC: Knopf Publishing Group.
    ISBN-13: 9780679722168

    Ong, Aihwa (1999). FLEXIBLE CITIZENSHIP: THE CULTURAL LOGICS OF TRANSNATIONALITY.
    Duke University Press.
    ISBN-13: 9780822322696