This syllabus from Michael Partis (click here to download PDF) is organized around the theme of Rebellion and Revolution. The course focuses on: Africans maroonage against European enslavement in the Americans; Anti-Colonial revolutions in Latin America and Africa mid-20th century; and the Arab Spring (was it a revolution or a reform movement? Posed as a question to students).
This syllabus from Rhea Rahman (click here to download PDF) is organized around the theme of Anti-Blackness in a Global Perspective. While the course focuses on one major ethnography, the entire course is scaffolded to prepare students to understand Blackness in a global perspective. As such, it uses other anthropological and ethnographic sources to give students a foundational, yet critical understanding of race, class, gender, culture, colonialism, and the contemporary global economy. Maintaining a commitment to a relational understanding of these concepts, the course includes a unit on whiteness. While the course description maintains that the focus of the course should be two world areas chosen from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, attending to “the historical development of one or more non-U.S. societies” requires an acknowledgement to the historical factors that condition the distinction between “Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands” and the rest of the world.