Analyze diversity, cultural responses, and adaptations of smaller-scale societies to emerging global trends.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Global and Cultural Awareness (Category 3E) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Children of Global Migration, 1st Ed. (2005)
Parreñas, Rhacel S.
- Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology*, 6th Ed. (2017)
Lavenda, Robert H and Schultz, Emily
- Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras (2013)
Kerssen, Tanya M.
*NOTE: You may purchase either the 4th or 5th edition of this book (a used copy of the 2009 4th edition is less expensive). The publisher changed the chapters around so the syllabus specifies chapter numbers for each edition. BE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH EDITION YOU HAVE SO YOU ARE DOING THE CORRECT READINGS.
4th edition - ISBN 978-0073530987
5th edition - ISBN 978-0812979329
Dr. Suzanne Kent is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her areas of interest include transnational migration, globalization, gender, and international development. Suzanne has also been studying the ‘production of consumers’ or the ways that cultural and economic systems shape consumption-related beliefs and behaviors. She has a variety of experiences in Latin America, and she conducted her doctoral research in the small Central American country of El Salvador.
Outside of academic life, Dr. Kent enjoys recreating in the mountains, cooking, reading novels, and simply spending time with friends and family. She also likes to get around town on her bike and is grateful to live in a community that makes this an option!