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.

Methods
AS.070.617 (01)

The seminar will offer a forum for students to reflect on preliminary field research and think further about problems of ethnographic method. We will proceed in the manner of a workshop for ongoing projects. Open to anthropology graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda, Ozden-schilling, Thomas
  • Room: Bloomberg 168
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Normal and Pathological
AS.070.624 (01)

This seminar explores the shifting lines of the normal and the pathological and the constitution of disease in the complex of medicine, public health, and the social. Readings include the works of Canguilhem and Foucault, historical monographs and ethnographies. Students will have the opportunity to develop substantial research or review papers throughout the course of the seminar.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Greene, Jeremy, Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 7/7

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: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room: Hackerman B 17
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 2/6

Readings in Anthropology
AS.070.682 (01)

This course introduces classical texts from the anthropological archives in relation to contemporary debates in the discipline. In this year’s iteration, our readings and discussion will explore the idea of a public and engaged anthropology.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Romanticism and Anthropology
AS.070.687 (01)

The word "romantic" has long carried negative connotations within anthropology meaning the tendency to idealize, exoticize, or seek out the irrational. Instead, through a focus on the themes of magic, art, myth, nature and creativity, we suggest that romantic philosophy has offered and continues to offer much of interest for contemporary anthropology. Drawing on select readings in philosophy and anthropology, we will explore the suppressed romantic legacy of anthropology. This is an undergraduate and graduate combined course. Recommended Course Background: Undergraduates have to have taken at least one anthropology course (any level) to register. Or else they need the permission of the instructor.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 7/7

Reading Marx
AS.070.613 (01)

This seminar offers a close reading of selected works of Karl Marx, along with supplemental secondary literature. We will explore how the central pillars of Marx’s thought--including dialectical materialism, critical political economy, and utopian socialist thought—shape his critical method in interrogating the logic of capital.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Angelini, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10

Anthropology of Epidemics
AS.070.625 (01)

In this course we will examine how forms of governance, politics, expert knowledge, and citizen actions are implicated in the emergence and management of epidemics.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/5

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 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 5/5

n the Shadow of War: Korea, Violence, and Poverty
AS.070.664 (01)

This seminar will explore how violence and catastrophe are embedded in everyday life in Korea. It will focus on how to interconnect the catastrophic with the everyday, and focus on the level of the household and on forms of state knowledge of the population and the unit called “the family”. This is a research seminar. Students are expected to discuss their research in depth each week and should be prepared to write a significant research paper during the course.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 8/8

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, Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room: Ames 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/6

The Anthropological Tone in Philosophy
AS.070.691 (01)

This course will ask: what constitutes an anthropological tone in philosophy? We will take up classical topics such as rule following, everyday life, skepticism, concept formation, realism, and signification in selected texts of anthropology and philosophy for understanding if these crisscross and overlap.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (09)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Obarrio, Juan M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (06)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (08)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Cervone, Emma
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Poole, Deborah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Guyer, Jane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Householding on a Warming Earth
AS.070.695 (01)

The household appears as commonsensical to us. It is where people, most often those of a family, reside together, sharing its resources, labor and collective fate. However, anthropologists have been arguing against this commonsense since it emerged in the 1950s. Yet the household is back again in climate change policy discussions as being most vulnerable to the problems associated with climate change, such as, temperature extremes, food insecurity, exacerbated disease, enhanced competition and violence. How might anthropological debates and controversies relating to households and householding as an activity within the context of war, famine and migration, provide important insights into today’s urgencies?

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room: Whitehead 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.869 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pandian, Anand
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.867 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Khan, Naveeda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Dissertation Research
AS.070.801 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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

Directed Reading and Research
AS.070.885 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Poole, Deborah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Directed Reading & Research
AS.070.867 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Han, Clara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.070.617 (01)MethodsM 10:00AM - 12:00PMKhan, Naveeda, Ozden-schilling, ThomasBloomberg 168
AS.070.624 (01)Normal and PathologicalT 1:30PM - 4:00PMGreene, Jeremy, Han, Clara 
AS.070.633 (01)Sustainable DesignF 1:30PM - 4:00PMPandian, AnandHackerman B 17
AS.070.682 (01)Readings in AnthropologyTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMHan, Clara 
AS.070.687 (01)Romanticism and AnthropologyW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.613 (01)Reading MarxTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMAngelini, Alessandro 
AS.070.625 (01)Anthropology of EpidemicsF 1:30PM - 4:00PMDas, Veena 
AS.070.676 (01)Semiotics and its DiscontentsT 10:00AM - 12:00PMHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.664 (01)n the Shadow of War: Korea, Violence, and PovertyTh 10:00AM - 2:00PMHan, Clara 
AS.070.659 (01)Proposal WritingM 2:00PM - 4:00PMDegani, Michael, Haeri, NiloofarAmes 320
AS.070.691 (01)The Anthropological Tone in PhilosophyF 2:00PM - 4:00PMDas, Veena 
AS.070.801 (09)Dissertation ResearchObarrio, Juan M 
AS.070.801 (06)Dissertation ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.801 (02)Dissertation ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.801 (08)Dissertation ResearchCervone, Emma 
AS.070.801 (03)Dissertation ResearchPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.801 (01)Dissertation ResearchGuyer, Jane 
AS.070.801 (04)Dissertation ResearchHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.801 (05)Dissertation ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.695 (01)Householding on a Warming EarthT 1:30PM - 4:00PMKhan, NaveedaWhitehead 304
AS.070.869 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchPandian, Anand 
AS.070.867 (02)Directed Reading and ResearchKhan, Naveeda 
AS.070.801 (07)Dissertation ResearchHan, Clara 
AS.070.871 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchDas, Veena 
AS.070.885 (01)Directed Reading and ResearchPoole, Deborah 
AS.070.867 (01)Directed Reading & ResearchHan, Clara