ANT 315 Community-Based Anthropology

This course is about the anthropology of community and the practice of community engagement. The anthropology of community employs a comparative approach to consider the means through which community dynamics and individual experiences influence each other. Community engagement includes the application of knowledge and skills to move a community toward positive change. Students work with a local community organization to (a) better understand the culture of the organization and the local community and (b) to contribute to the organization and local community in ways determined by the organization and community. This is an applied anthropology course where students put anthropological theory into practice.




Junior or senior standing.