IS 322 ETHNOHISTORY
Review of ethnohistory, i.e. the interdisciplinary, holistic, and
inclusive investigation of the histories of native peoples drawing
not only on documented sources, but also on ethnography, linguistics,
archaeology, ecology, and other disciplines as an alternative to
conventional Eurocolonial history.
IS 330 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE
Investigation of the impact of information technologies on contemporary
culture from a variety of perspectives; cultural, social, political,
economic among others.
IS 331 SCIENCE AND CULTURE
Cultural studies of science from historical, philosophical, sociological
and literary perspectives. Examination of intersections of science,
race, gender, and environment.
IS 340 HUMAN VALUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Examination of nature-culture dynamic over a range of
contexts--literary ecology, systems ecology, political ecology,
eco-feminism, and environmental ethics--in order to articulate new
possibilities for interdisciplinary understanding of the human place
IS 397 NATIVE AMERICANS AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS
Comparative-contrastive examination of similarities and differences
between Native Americans and Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous
peoples of the United States with special attention to sociohistorical
parallels and mutual contacts since contact with Europeans. The
course perspective is explicitly interdisciplinary by drawing not
only on sociology and history, but also on archaeology, ethnology,
linguistics, and still other disciplines.
IS 410 THE HUMBOLDT BROTHERS’ LEGACY
Life and thought of the two Humboldt brothers. Alexander (1769-1859)
helped to lay the foundations of modern science, including geology,
geography, botany, zoology, physiology, and anthropology. Older,
less well-known Wilhelm (1767-1835) was an influential statesman,
classical scholar, man of letters, humanist, political philosopher,
anthropologist, and linguist, and founded the University of Berlin.
Review of the two polymaths’ impact on modern science in the
Americas, the Pacific, and Asia.
IS 414 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
Introduction to the ethnographic study of speech and language.
(Cross-listed as ANTH 414 and LING 414)