Anthropology (PAAN)

Anthropology (PAAN)

PAAN 2911  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in anthropology.

PAAN 3190  Pirate Societies  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course is an exploration of pirates from the perspective of the social sciences, with an emphasis on the study of traditions, values, and social statuses and relationships that were characteristic of a variety of pirate societies in historic times. Our objectives in this course will be to discover how historic pirate societies were formed in different areas of the world, how they were organized; and how and why their values and traditions differed from those of the larger societies from which they came.

PAAN 3250  Hist Anth of New Orleans  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course is an exploration of the historic factors that created the cultural diversity and themes which characterize New Orleans today. The course examines the cultural backgrounds of the major national and ethnic groups that came to Louisiana in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The course also examines the ongoing attempts to secure the city from risks inherent in its natural environment.