Undergraduate 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.

Logic of Anthropological Inquiry
AS.070.419 (01)

Anthropology is an endeavor to think with the empirical richness of the world at hand, a field science with both literary and philosophical pretensions. This course grapples with the nature of anthropological inquiry, reading classic works in the discipline as well as contemporary efforts to reimagine its foundations. Required for anthropology majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Procupez, Valeria
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-RELATE

Ethnographies Of Iran
AS.070.328 (01)

We approach Iran through building layers of understanding through works of literature, cinema, ethnography, and take particular note of the recent uprising and of some of the central works that are being produced on matters of environment and climate change.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Urban Citizenship
AS.070.118 (01)

In our present "urban age," the city appears as the privileged framework to claim citizenship rights. This demand, however, clashes with issues of urban renewal and development, security and circulation, as well as conditions of stark inequality that relegate vast sectors of the urban population around the globe to informality and precarious residence, without access to adequate healthcare, sanitary services and amenities, or secure housing tenure. This course examines the intricacies of the notion of "urban citizenship" and how the "right to the city" is imagined and demanded in struggles for belonging and inclusion in cities throughout the world.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 10:15AM, Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Procupez, Valeria
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Contemporary Anthropology
AS.070.334 (01)

Students are invited to attend, for credit, the departmental research colloquium in anthropology. The colloquium meets most (but not all) Tuesday afternoons during the semester. Students are expected to attend and listen, encouraged to ask questions when they wish, and to write one brief reflection on contemporary trends in the field, based on what they have observed during these sessions. Prerequisite: Students must have completed one Anthropology course previously This course does not apply to Anthropology major or minors towards their minimum department requirement. It counts towards your total credit requirement to degree..

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Pandian, anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Family Reconsidered
AS.070.289 (01)

This course will examine new ways of theorizing family and kinship due to changes brought about by technology, experience of war and collective violence, and recognition of the multiplicity of ways of forming relations.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Persons and Things in Ethnography and Fiction
AS.070.466 (01)

This course will examine the presence of persons and of things in the related genres of ethnography and fiction. Students will be expected to experiment with finding what kinds of struggles for narrative space they can detect with regard to persons,, characters, and things in the texts they read.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Das, Veena
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Urban Citizenship
AS.070.118 (02)

In our present "urban age," the city appears as the privileged framework to claim citizenship rights. This demand, however, clashes with issues of urban renewal and development, security and circulation, as well as conditions of stark inequality that relegate vast sectors of the urban population around the globe to informality and precarious residence, without access to adequate healthcare, sanitary services and amenities, or secure housing tenure. This course examines the intricacies of the notion of "urban citizenship" and how the "right to the city" is imagined and demanded in struggles for belonging and inclusion in cities throughout the world.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 10:15AM, Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Procupez, Valeria
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Violence, Race and the Unruly Body
AS.070.345 (01)

What is violence? Ubiquitous as a concept, it remains difficult to define both its essences and boundaries. How do we distinguish between criminality, organized, and unorganized violence? Is violence the antithesis of society, or a central component of it? In this course, we will disscuss the concept of violence, the challenges of writing about it and explore the potentials that emerge from bodies subjugated to racialized/gendered forms of violence. We will examine a number of different ethnographic spaces, including genocide in Rwanda, conflict resolution among the Nuer, the concept of criminality in Indonesia, largescale massacres in Thailand, and police violence in the United States

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mohamed, Sabine
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Life and Labor in Toxic Environments: Anthropological Perspectives
AS.070.284 (01)

This course will explore the intersections of scientific knowledge and law that shape the experience of environmental and occupational diseases from an anthropological perspective. We will first look at the concepts of risk and danger; medical and legal reasoning on causation; role of expertise in science and law; and the place of victim testimonies in public perceptions of risk. In the second part we will take up four case studies on the topics of lead poisoning, Bhopal gas leak, Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, and exposure to toxic dusts in the workplaces.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Gul, Zeynel
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Methods
AS.070.317 (01)

This course aims to teach basic fieldwork skills: Choosing and entering a community; establishing contacts; learning to listen and to ask questions and locating archival material that might be relevant. It is a hands-on course that increases student familiarity with various neighborhoods such as the Arts District in Baltimore. Recommended Course Background: two or more prior courses in anthropology (not cross-listed courses). Course is a requirement for anthropology major.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Haeri, Niloofar
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Environmental Justice Workshop
AS.070.402 (01)

This course will create a space for students to join in the collective struggle to build equitable and sustainable urban futures in Baltimore. The course is co-taught by community organizer Shashawnda Campbell (South Baltimore Community Land Trust) and anthropologist Anand Pandian (Johns Hopkins University). Students will gain first-hand exposure to environmental conditions, community needs, and organizing efforts in south Baltimore, working closely together with community members in developing collaborative and interdisciplinary projects for environmental justice. The course builds on the work of the Sustainable Design Practicum in the fall of 2022. Class sessions will take place each week in south Baltimore, and meeting times include transportation to/from the Homewood campus. Restrictions: Admission by permission of instructor. Apply at this link: https://tinyurl.com/ykjauf84

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Campbell, Shashawnda Li-Kia; Pandian, anand
  • Room: Mergenthaler 426
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 14/19
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.070.419 (01)Logic of Anthropological InquiryT 1:30PM - 4:00PMProcupez, ValeriaMergenthaler 426ARCH-RELATE
AS.070.328 (01)Ethnographies Of IranT 1:30PM - 4:00PMHaeri, Niloofar 
AS.070.118 (01)Urban CitizenshipT 9:00AM - 10:15AM, Th 9:00AM - 10:15AMProcupez, ValeriaGilman 55
AS.070.334 (01)Contemporary AnthropologyT 4:00PM - 5:30PMPandian, anandMergenthaler 426
AS.070.289 (01)Family ReconsideredM 1:30PM - 4:00PMDas, VeenaMergenthaler 426
AS.070.466 (01)Persons and Things in Ethnography and FictionF 1:30PM - 4:00PMDas, VeenaMergenthaler 426
AS.070.118 (02)Urban CitizenshipT 9:00AM - 10:15AM, Th 9:00AM - 10:15AMProcupez, ValeriaGilman 55
AS.070.345 (01)Violence, Race and the Unruly BodyF 1:30PM - 4:00PMMohamed, SabineGilman 219
AS.070.284 (01)Life and Labor in Toxic Environments: Anthropological PerspectivesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMGul, ZeynelGilman 119
AS.070.317 (01)MethodsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHaeri, NiloofarMergenthaler 426
AS.070.402 (01)Environmental Justice WorkshopW 3:30PM - 7:00PMCampbell, Shashawnda Li-Kia; Pandian, anandMergenthaler 426ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR