ANTH 323


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Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: August 27, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: PEGGY WALSH, SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY, MS-3400, 8-2905 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: JAMES STEMP, SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY, MS-3400, 8-2902 PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: None PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: ANTH 323: Anthropology of Conflict and Violence (to appear on transcripts as ‘Anth. of Violence’). PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Updated 18 April 2008 This course focuses on the nature of conflict in human societies around the world and examines the roles of violence from a cross-cultural perspective. Conflict and violence are studied in societies ranging from food-foragers to complex states, to explore the consequences of what is labeled ‘violence’. Prerequisite: ISANTH 110. Spring, even years. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will: 1. understand how people view conflict and violence in their world and how they behave within it. 2. assess how violent behavior functions within the context of the culture. 3. compare and contrast cultural practices/behaviors in relation to violence. RATIONALE: This course has been offered at KSC as an ANTH 390: Special Topics course twice before. This proposal seeks to turn this course into a permanent addition to the Anthropology Program, so that it can be offered every two years. RESOURCES: No additional resources required. James Stemp, tenure-track faculty will teach this course. Updated 18 April 2008 ADVISORY OPINIONS:


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ANTH 323