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ANTH 3346

Culture and Diversity in American Life

Washington, DC -- Smithsonian

Washington, D.C. -- Smithsonian

Map of USA

Taos, NM - Taos Mountain Casino

Taos, NM -- Taos Mountain Casino

Summer 2011    Umphrey Lee 0241 Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Prof. Robert V. Kemper   405 Heroy Bldg.   phone: 214-768-2928    email: rkemper@smu.edu

Office hours: by prior appointment

Course Description: An overview of contemporary U.S. culture, with an emphasis on how diversity (e.g.,ethnicity, class, religion, and gender) is expressed in communities, in regions, and in the nation. Fulfills co-curricular requirement for Diversity.

 

Schedule

Syllabus

 Learning Outcomes (see Syllabus)

Readings List Appreciative Inquiry Exercise Map Quiz Study Guide
Student Reports on Readings -- Summer 2011 "Appreciative" Inquiry Results Guide for the "Tour of Dallas"
Midterm Exam Questions SMU Service Learning Presentation "Ten Things" Results
  U.S. Metro Areas 2009 "Dallas at the Crossroads"
American History Timeline (Smithsonian Institution) U.S.-Mexico Borders  "The Two Nations of Black America"
"The Melting Pot" poster (1916) U.S. Border Counties data (2000 census) "Winds of Change"
Ethnic and Multicultural History Kemper -- "Borders" "Do You Speak American?"
Map of Reservations (BIA)   "Surviving the Dust Bowl"
DISD and Segregation Resources Julie Adkins, "The View from the Front Desk" "Halstead Street"
    "People Like Us"
Final Examination American Religious Groups "The Forgotten Americans"
  Mapping Religious Groups in America "The Lemon Grove Incident"
Discover America (tourism in the USA) 2009 ARIS Faith Survey report (USA Today) "Being Hmong Means Being Free"
USA Travel and Tourism Guide "Faith-Based Community Organizations" (Urban Anthropology 35(2-3), 2006 Alistair Cooke's "America" -- "The Huddled Masses" episode 9
USA Recreation and Tourism The Pluralism Project (Diana Eck, Harvard Divinity School) "The Power of Harmony"
U.S. Travel Association Neighborhood Succession "Number Our Days"
Links to Tourism Industries web sites Gentrification in Texas  (John Henneberger)