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Urbanization in Jordan and the Middle East
Human Rights
The course provides an introduction to basic human rights philosophy, principles, instruments and institutions.
This course aims to explore some aspects of the diverse and increasingly complex body of international law of human rights that has both national and international application. The course also seeks to analyze the ways in which allegations of human rights violations are dealt with in the Jordanian constitution and the impact of human rights discourse on international politics and relations.
Anthropology of Architecture
The course introduces various approaches to the studying of space, place and architecture, and provides a framework for critically assessing the historical, cultural and social significance of these concepts
This course examines the importance of ethnographic research in anthropology and the anthropological approach in studying and describing human societies. It also enables students to read a series of ethnographies, especially in simple societies, to gain an understanding of what is involved in the process of ethnography from fieldwork to the written account. The course seeks also to help students move in their analysis beyond the ethnocentric view so that they can better appreciate the diversity of cultural practices. Moreover, the course addresses the recent ways of conducting ethnographical anthropology research studies.
Applied Anthropology
This course examines the importance of applied anthropology and its methods, ethics and emergence and development. It also focuses on how students can apply anthropological skill, theory and methodology in assessing and helping solve many of the social contemporary problems and issues, such as, those related to development, tourism, education and urbanism. It also explores the multiple roles that the applied anthropologists can play in projects and the non-academic employment opportunities for the anthropologist.
Introduction to study of Human cultures
The course introduces student to the phenomenon of culture (the way human groups live), it is also considers the diversity and uniqueness of each culture, by making comparison, and developing understanding of a variety of characteristics that distinguish various cultures. Despite some variation in cultural lifestyles, this course seeks to introduce student to the areas of convergence and cohesion between cultures to show the unity of human societies. The course focuses on ecological, economic, technical, climatic and historical factors that always interact with each other to construct any given culture. The course includes multiple definitions of the concept of culture and identifies the general characteristics of them. The course also presents cultural models of different human groups, within diverse cultural systems distinguished by its geographical, environmental, ecological and historical structures.
Urban Anthropology
The major goal of this course is to cover the entire gamut of urban transformations network, adaptations, problems, unit and other processes. It be encountered during the current urbanization in the Third World. The course will cite and compare cases form different societies and culture for illustration purpose.
Anthropology of the Middle East
Postgraduate Course
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Postgraduate Course
Economic Anthropology
Undergraduate Course