Graduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Play, Performance, And Personhood
AS.070.629 (01)

To approach social life as performative marked a pivotal moment in anthropology and related disciplines, and even as an implicit framework it continues to undergird more recent theoretical orientations. Revisiting foundational works in ethnography and critical theory and tracing their resonances in contemporary turns and experiments, this seminar explores play and performance as both subject and method.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Angelini, Alessandro
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sustainable Design
AS.070.633 (01)

Sustainable design involves the development of socially engaging and ecologically sensitive interventions and alternatives, a task both social and technical in nature. Through interdisciplinary readings and collaborative workshops in social science, environmental engineering, and planning and design, this seminar focuses on both theoretical and practical dimensions of this challenge. The first of a two-course sequence, to be followed by a studio practicum in the spring semester.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 6/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

New War/ Civil Conflicts/ Policing
AS.070.635 (01)

This is an advanced course in which we will interrogate the boundaries between war, civil conflict and techniques of policing. Students should be prepared to work through texts of an interdisciplinary character.”

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room: Gilman 77  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Proposal Writing
AS.070.659 (01)

The seminar will offer a forum for students to discuss research projects, prepare grant proposals and think further about issues of ethnographic methodology and writing. Open to Anthropology graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Degani, Michael
  • Room: Mergenthaler 439  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Rumors, Conspiracy Theories And Disinformation
AS.070.672 (01)

Our present is said to be rife with more rumors, conspiracy theories and disinformation than ever before. Is this moment so different from previous, historical moments of crisis? Haven't these modes of expression always been present, albeit at the margins of the political order? What does it say about knowledge to have multiple “regimes of truth” (Foucault)? How does a new media landscape based in algorithmic modularity, and particularly social media, change the set up from an old analogue media economy? This course, co-taught by an, a literary theorist, and a media theorist, aims to provide a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives to help us examine the current state of reality.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda, Tobias, Rochelle, Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: Gilman 77  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): MLL-GERM

Readings in Anthropology
AS.070.674 (01)

In this course we will engage classical texts from the anthropological archives and explore debates and contemporary salience.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Semiotics and its Discontents
AS.070.676 (01)

The relationship between speakers, communities, and forms of language-in-use (ritual, everyday life, oral literature) can only partly be captured by conceptions of language as a sign system. In this course, we will review structuralist approaches most closely identified with semiotics and move on to explore the concept of “presence” and its explanatory potential for anthropological attempts in understanding language.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Angelini, Alessandro
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading & Research
AS.070.867 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.867 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.867 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Degani, Michael
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.871 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.070.629 (01)Play, Performance, And PersonhoodTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMAngelini, AlessandroMergenthaler 439
AS.070.633 (01)Sustainable DesignW 1:30PM - 4:00PMPandian, AnandMergenthaler 426
AS.070.635 (01)New War/ Civil Conflicts/ PolicingF 1:30PM - 4:00PMDas, VeenaGilman 77
AS.070.659 (01)Proposal WritingM 2:00PM - 4:00PMDegani, MichaelMergenthaler 439
AS.070.672 (01)Rumors, Conspiracy Theories And DisinformationTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMKhan, Naveeda, Tobias, Rochelle, Wegenstein, BernadetteGilman 77MLL-GERM
AS.070.674 (01)Readings in AnthropologyM 2:00PM - 4:00PMHan, Clara 
AS.070.676 (01)Semiotics and its DiscontentsT 10:30AM - 11:45AMHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.801 (01)Dissertation ResearchAngelini, Alessandro 
AS.070.801 (02)Dissertation ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.801 (04)Dissertation ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.801 (05)Dissertation ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.801 (06)Dissertation ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.801 (07)Dissertation ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.867 (01)Directed Reading & ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.867 (02)Directed Reading and ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.867 (03)Directed Reading and ResearchDegani, Michael 
AS.070.871 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchDas, Veena