Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts: 182.0 quarter credits

About the Program

Students majoring in anthropology broaden their understanding of the diversity of cultures and ways of life in the global environment through theoretical courses, content area courses, and specialized courses in field techniques and methodology.

The anthropology major is a small, highly specialized program that provides students with an exceptional background in theory, methodology, and field experience for the workplace or graduate training.

Two options exist in the anthropology bachelor of arts degree program: 1) a four year non-co-op program; or 2) a four year program with a single six month co-op in the junior year. The majority of anthropology majors select the four year non-co-op option, but students who select to undertake a co-op are guided by interaction with faculty both inside and outside the classroom. The core of the major is the seminar in ethnography which majors are required to take each spring term for a total of 8.0 credits.

Additional Information

Caroline Chmielewski
Department Administrator
Department of Culture & Communication
Building 47-118
215- 895-2455
chmielcm@drexel.edu

For more information specific to the field of anthropology, contact:

Anthony P. Glascock, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
Culture and Communcation

For more details about the Anthropology major, visit the Culture and Communication department's Anthropology web site.

Degree Requirements 

General Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
Two Mathematics Courses6.0-8.0
Two Science Courses6.0-8.0
Foreign Language Courses
A minimum of two consecutive language courses *8.0
Humanities and Fine Arts
LING 102Language and Society3.0
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
Two Humanities and Fine Arts Courses6.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 110Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeology3.0
ANTH 330Media Anthropology3.0
COM 355Ethnography of Communication3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
International Studies
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0
International Studies Elective3.0
Studies in Diversity
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ANTH 215Anthropology of Gender3.0
Anthropology Requirements
Community Research
SOC 270Theory of Applied and Community Sociology3.0
ANTH 370Ethnographic Methods3.0
ANTH 390Seminar in Ethnography (3-credit course taken 4 terms)12.0
Methods Sequence
COM 220Qualitative Research Methods3.0
SOC 250Research Methods I3.0
SOC 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis3.0
Theory Sequence
COM 210Theory and Models of Communication3.0
SOC 260 [WI] Classical Social Theory (WI)3.0
ANTH 410Cultural Theory3.0
Anthropology Program Requirements
Select ten of the following:30.0
Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Topics in World Ethnography
Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective
Urban Anthropology
Psychological Anthropology
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Anthropology of Cyberspace
Culture and the Environment
Family and Kinship
Special Topics in Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
Sociology of Aging
Race and Ethnic Relations
Wealth and Power
Sociology of Education I
Electives
Free Electives48.0
Total Credits182.0-186.0

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At least one foreign language course must be at the 200-level.


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Math Elective3.0-4.0
Foreign Language Course4.0
 Term Credits14.0-15.0
Term 2
ANTH 110Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeology3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
Math Elective3.0-4.0
Foreign Language Course4.0
 Term Credits14.0-15.0
Term 3
ANTH 390Seminar in Ethnography3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
SOC 260 [WI] Classical Social Theory3.0
SOC 270Theory of Applied and Community Sociology3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 4
ANTH 215Anthropology of Gender3.0
COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0
COM 220Qualitative Research Methods3.0
Lab Science Elective3.0
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
ANTH 370Ethnographic Methods3.0
COM 210Theory and Models of Communication3.0
SOC 250Research Methods I3.0
Lab Science Elective3.0
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
ANTH 310Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World3.0
ANTH 390Seminar in Ethnography3.0
LING 102Language and Society3.0
SOC 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis3.0
Anthropology Program Requirement*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
ANTH 330Media Anthropology3.0
Free Electives12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
ANTH 390Seminar in Ethnography3.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Free Elective4.0
Anthropology Program Requirements*6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 9
Anthropology Program Requirements*6.0
Free Electives10.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
ANTH 410Cultural Theory3.0
COM 355Ethnography of Communication3.0
Anthropology Program Requirements*6.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 11
Anthropology Program Requirements*6.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective3.0-4.0
Free Electives7.0
 Term Credits16.0-17.0
Term 12
ANTH 390Seminar in Ethnography3.0
Anthropology Program Requirement*3.0
Free Electives9.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 182.0-185.0

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 See degree requirements.


 

Co-op/Career Opportunities

C0-0p Opportunities

In order for majors to take the required seminar in ethnography, all anthropology co-ops are scheduled for the fall/winter cycle. Anthropology co-ops are student initiated and developed through discussions with faculty, rather than being selected from an existing list. Co-op ideas frequently emerge from discussions in the seminar in ethnography as students who have undertaken co-ops report on their experiences. Past co-ops have included: teaching English in Costa Rica; working on an archeological dig in the Yucatan; studying agricultural practices in Hawaii; working with an arts program in Oaxaca. In addition, several majors have collaborated on faculty research, while others have been engaged in community outreach projects.

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Many corporations, schools and health-care institutions are using ethnographic field techniques and qualitative methods in order to understand their markets and clientele, or for that matter, their own organizational structure. The Anthropology major prepares students for employment in these areas, as well as for further graduate work in anthropology, public policy, law and other social and behavioral sciences.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center web page for more detailed information on post-graduate opportunities.

Minor in Anthropology

The anthropology minor provides students in other fields with a cross-cultural awareness that will enable them to interact with a variety of people in a wide range of situations. By giving students a respect for and understanding of the basis of cultural variation, the minor can facilitate working in international settings. Even for students working within the United States, anthropology offers increased sensitivity to ethnic and population diversity. Medicine, law, counseling, nursing, and nutrition are only a few of the fields in which clients and professionals may come from different parts of our heterogeneous society.

Please note: No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.


Required (Core) Courses
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
ANTH 110Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeology3.0
ANTH 210 [WI] Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic3.0
ANTH 370Ethnographic Methods3.0
ANTH 410Cultural Theory3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Anthropology of Gender
Media Anthropology
Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
Topics in World Ethnography
Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective
Urban Anthropology
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
Anthropology of Cyberspace
Culture and the Environment
Family and Kinship
Special Topics in Anthropology
Total Credits24.0

Courses

ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Diversity 3.0 Credits

Examines the diversity that exists in human culture. Uses lectures, films, and discussions to examine and illustrate the relationship between humans and their social/cultural systems.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 110 Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeology 3.0 Credits

Examines human origins from the australopithecines to the present, including both the physiological and archaeological records. Discusses new finds and new interpretations of evolution.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 120 Biblical Archaeology: The Archaeology of Israel and Jordan 3.0 Credits

Examines the archaeology of Israel and Jordan from the earliest human occupation until the Persian Conquest in 535 B.C. Discusses many places described in the Old Testament in an archaeological context.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 210 [WI] Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic 3.0 Credits

Examines anthropological and archaeological evidence of the worldviews of non-literate people, as shown in the practice of ceremony, magic, sorcery, and witchcraft, and the role of shamans and priests. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 212 [WI] Topics in World Ethnography 3.0 Credits

Examines the peoples and cultures of the selected cultural areas. Emphasizes indigenous cultures and the effects of modernization on these cultures.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ANTH 215 Anthropology of Gender 3.0 Credits

This course takes an ethnographic approach to the study of gender socializations and gender roles. We will address issues of sex roles, the cultural construction of gender categories, the forms of gender inequality, and the ways cultures engage in gender based power relationships. While these issues will be dealt with in specific and local ethnographic contexts, students will be encouraged to make comparisons across the contexts and to compare these works with their own experience.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 220 Aging In Cross-Cultural Perspective 3.0 Credits

Examines the status, roles, and treatments of elderly people in various societies throughout the world and among minority groups in the United States.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 240 Urban Anthropology 3.0 Credits

This course will give students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the major themes in urban anthropology and how they relate to other areas of research in anthropology and the social sciences in general. Students will focus on the research methods used by urban anthropologists as well as read different ethnographic cases of urban life.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 250 Anthropology of Immigration 3.0 Credits

By examination of key ethnographical texts, the course covers basic theoretical and topical approaches to the anthropology of immigration, including: immigration and emigration; transnationalism and globalization; reception contexts; ethnic economies, enclaves and ethnic businesses; global economic strategies for migrant households; refugees, the state and immigration; culture, identity, and adaptation and assimilation.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 255 Psychological Anthropology 3.0 Credits

The course is an overview of the field of Psychological Anthropology. It examines issues live nature vs. nurture; personality and "madness"; ethnopsychologies; and cognition. The attempt is to always recognize the salience and significance of culture when considering these issues.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 310 Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World 3.0 Credits

Looks at the impact of 20th-century technology on traditional societies. Uses area studies from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to explore institutions such as the family, the polity, the economy, and religion.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 312 Approaches to Intercultural Behavior 3.0 Credits

Examines theory and case studies related to working and living outside the United States. Includes topics such as culture shock, cultural relativity, and ethnocentrism. Selects specific geographic culture areas for case studies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 330 Media Anthropology 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the anthropological study of media including traditional forms of mass media as well as new media such as the Internet. Students will be exposed to the theories and methodologies of media study from an anthropological perspective. Students will also engage in their own ethnographic studies of media to gain first hand experience with the methods of anthropology.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 335 Anthropology of Education 3.0 Credits

This course will look at key works of anthropologists as they look at educational institutions from a cultural perspective. The course will consider some of the more critical issues of the field, such as issues of class, race and gender relations in schooling by focusing on some more contemporary ethnographies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 340 Crete Through The Looking Glass 3.0 Credits

Students are guided through the techniques of fieldwork and participant observation to attend several customs and practices through various fieldtrips. Traveling is a course requirement used toward the completion of a research project. While "at home", students reflect on their experiences through a looking-glass process.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 345 Visual Anthropology 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the subdiscipline of visual anthropology through an overview of visual theory and a survey of ethnographic photography and film. Students will learn to evaluate ethnographic visual representation as well as develop their own skills as visual anthropologists through documenting and representing cultural phenomena.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANTH 101 [Min Grade: D]

ANTH 350 Anthropology of Language 3.0 Credits

Explores how humans organize cultural activities though language and vice versa. After covering a short history of linguistic anthropological study and method, materials include ethnographic study of language and socialization, verbal art and linguistic performance, language and cultural categories, writing and literacy, and language ideologies.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 355 Anthropology of Cyberspace 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on how the internet and new media have changed the way we think about space and time, the ways we works and engage in leisure activities. We will bring the approach of anthropology to the study of these new media in order to ask key questions about social life.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 360 Culture and the Environment 3.0 Credits

This course explores the interplay between culture and the environment by examining both ethnographic accounts from around the world and archeological materials from the last 14,000 years. Special attention is paid to the changing cultural view of the environment over the last two centuries.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 363 Sacred Traditions of the East 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to sacred traditions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. It will attempt a historical-comparative investigation of these traditions. It will emphasize the practice and philosophical underpinnings of these traditions, as well as the interplay between integration of the folk or popular aspects and the abstracts or esoteric.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ANTH 365 Family and Kinship 3.0 Credits

The course investigates the concepts of family and kinship from an anthropological perspective. It looks at the family as a critical and contradictory location at the intersection of global and transnational forces. Using anthropological concepts such as status and role, it will explore changing gender relationships, sexual expression, parenting and aging.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 370 Ethnographic Methods 3.0 Credits

The course introduces students to ethnographic research methods through eight hands-on assignments: 1) selecting a site; 2) establishing rapport; 3) operationalizing hypotheses; 4) using qualitative and quantitative data gathering techniques; 5) taking field notes ; 6) analyzing data collected; 7) synthesizing these data; and 8) writing an ethnographic report.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 380 Special Topics in Anthropology 3.0 Credits

This course will explore current issues and debates in Anthropology. It will be conducted as a seminar. The topic will vary each term.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

ANTH 390 Seminar in Ethnography 3.0 Credits

The Seminar in Ethnography is a course for anthropology majors. This is a peer-mentoring practicum where students are given the opportunity to present their own ethnographic fieldwork and get feedback from other students in the seminar. All anthropology majors will be in the seminar together. Juniors and seniors will be presenting mature research as well as mentoring the freshmen and sophomores.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ANTH.

ANTH 410 Cultural Theory 3.0 Credits

Explores controversial issues and questions, such as sociobiology and what it means to be human, as they have been and are being studied by those concerned with human origins and development. Reviews major thinkers in the history and theory of anthropology, including modernists and postmodernists.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

ANTH 499 Directed Studies in Anthropology 12.0 Credits

Provides supervised study of special subjects in anthropology. See department for topics and terms offered.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

Culture and Communication Faculty

Ronald Bishop, III, PhD (Temple University). Professor. Investigative reporting, sports journalism, journalism history, journalism sourcing patterns, textual narrative and ideological analysis, cultural history of fame.
Joan W. Blumberg, BA (Pennsylvania State University) Coordinator of the Publication Management Program. Instructor. Publishing, electronic publishing, publishing and communications, publishing and mass-media.
Robert J. Brulle, PhD (George Washington University). Professor. Environmental policy and politics, critical theory, marine risk, social movements, environmental sociology.
Karen Cristiano, PhD (Temple University). Associate Teaching Professor. Journalism, medical writing, feature writing, copy editing, mass media and society.
Robert D'Ovidio, PhD (Temple University). Associate Professor. The intersection of computer technology, crime, and the criminal justice system.
Daniela De Pau, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Assistant Teaching Professor. Italian cinema, relationship between literature, cinema and other arts, traveling literature, women writers, the tradition of the Comic and the tradition of the Fantastic, autobiography, politics of immigration, cultural identity in contemporary Italy.
Brenda Dyer, MA (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Language acquisition pedagogy, teaching writing, seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature, women writers, translation.
Mary Ebeling, PhD (University of Surrey). Associate Professor. Science and technology studies; emerging technologies and biocapital; media and democratic cultures; radical social movements; sociology of markets; political sociology; and ethnographic methodologies.
Paul Evangelista, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Public relations, communication theory, new technologies in communication (classroom and online); business communication.
Richard Forney Instructor. Broadcast journalism technology and the effects of new technologies on personal and corporate communication skills.
Alexander Friedlander, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University) Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Associate Professor. Rhetorical theory and practice, document design, writing and technology.
Anthony Glascock, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Coordinator of the Anthropology Program. Professor. Aging and health, definitions of functionality and impairment, technology and aging, social organization, Ireland, East Africa.
Ernest A. Hakanen, PhD (Temple University) Director of Culture & Communication Graduate Programs. Professor. Telecommunications policy, adolescent media use, communication theory and history, global media, and semiotics.
Julia Hall, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Criminal justice and juvenile justice reform, including community based alternatives to incarceration, correctional education and programming, reentry and reintegration, restorative justice, and issues relating to special needs offenders, including the el
Maria Hnaraki, PhD (Indiana University) Director of Greek Studies. Associate Teaching Professor. Ethnomusicology, modern Greek language, Greek and Cretan culture.
Barbara Jean Hoekje, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Director of English Language Center. Associate Professor. Sociolinguistic theory, discourse analysis, applied linguistics (language teaching, learning, and testing).
Barbara Hornum, PhD (Bryn Mawr College) Director of Center for Academic Excellence (DCAE). Associate Professor. Comparative gerontology, planned communities, continuing care communities, retirement, faculty development.
Robert J. Kane, PhD (Temple University) Director, Criminal Justice Program. Professor. Police authority and accountability; urban ecology and sociology; violence and public health; police strategies and practices.
Frank Kelley, PhD (Temple University). Associate Teaching Professor. Corporate university systems online, power structure of media enterprises, public relations, event planning.
Emmanuel F. Koku, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Social network analysis; qualitative/quantitative research; medical sociology; social epidemiology; social demography; sociology of development; communication and information technology; community and urban sociology.
David Kutzik, PhD (Temple University) Coordinator of the Sociology Program. Professor. Sociology and philosophy of science; applied gerontological research; political economy of health care; microprocessor-based assistive technologies to improve case management and increase independent living among frail populations.
Brent Luvaas, PhD (UCLA). Assistant Professor. DIY and independent media production; transnational consumer culture; popular music; new media and mediated subjectivities; youth culture in the US and Indonesia.
Joanna Lyskowicz, MA (UAM Poznan, Poland). Instructor. Comparative linguistics, translation, business Spanish, medical Spanish, modern Spanish literature, XXth cent. Spanish poetry, magical realism in Latin American literature.
Diamantino Machado, PhD (Temple University). Teaching Professor. Globalization, political economy, political sociology, philosophy of social science, postmodernism and social reflection.
Maria delaluz Matus-Mendoza, PhD (Temple University). Associate Professor. Spanish Linguistic variation in the US; the relationship between language variation and mobility (social and geographical) among the Mexican communities in Mexico and in the United States; second language acquisition; language variation in media.
Jack Maxwell, MS (Saint Joseph 's University). Teaching Professor. Criminal investigations, policing, police administration, domestic violence.
Jordan McClain, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Media framing and music journalism; relationship between television and music; American popular culture; celebrity, consumerism, and consumer behavior; branding, brand positioning, and advertising criticism.
Margaret McClure, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Assistant Teaching Professor. Research methods, sociology of the family, deviance, military sociology.
Usha Menon, PhD (University of Chicago). Associate Professor. Self, identity & personhood, emotional functioning, Hindu morality, gender relations in Hindu society, adult development, popular Hinduism, post-colonial feminism, Hindu religious nationalism and Islamic radicalism.
Alexander Nikolaev, PhD (Florida State University). Associate Professor. Public relations, political communication, organizational communication, mass communication, international communications and negotiations, communications theory.
Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. French and francophone 20th and 21st century literature, culture and film. Representations of the Occupation (WWII); war; minorities in France; autobiography; feminist issues.
Rakhmiel Peltz, PhD (Columbia University, Linguistics; University of Pennsylvania, Biological Sciences) Director of Judaic Studies Program. Professor. Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, social history of Yiddish language and culture, Yiddish culture of Eastern Europe, language planning, language and ethnic identity, language and group memory, aging and ethnicity, history of urban neighbors.
Douglas V. Porpora, PhD (Temple University). Professor. International political economy, culture, social theory, and philosophy of social science.
Robert Powell, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Early and Middle Bronze Age Crete; archaeoastronomy; early state formation; archaeology and anthropology of frontiers; mass communication.
Devon Powers, PhD (New York University). Assistant Professor. Popular music, cultural intermediaries, promotional culture, 20th-century history, journalism studies.
Rachel R. Reynolds, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago). Associate Professor. Sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, intercultural communication, globalization and the rhetoric of community, political economy of immigration, race and ethnicity, new African immigrants in the United States, Igbo studies.
Cynthia Reed Rickards, MS (St. Joesph's University) Criminal Justice Program. Assistant Teaching Professor. On-line pedagogy; service-learning pedagogy; juvenile justice; domestic violence.
David Ridgway, MS (St. Joseph's University). Instructor. Deviant behaviors, social problems.
Rosemary Rys Instructor. Public relations and marketing.
Simone Schlichting-Artur, EdD (University of Pennsylvania) Assistant Department Head, Culture and Communication. Teaching Professor. International business communication (Germany and the U.S.), public health policy and languages, German post-war history through film and literature, development of writing assessment tools for German minor.
Mimi Sheller, PhD (New School for Social Research) Director of the Mobilities Research and Policy Center at Drexel University. Professor. Sustainable mobility and mobility justice: new cultures and infrastructures of travel, transport, mobile communication, and urbanism; Caribbean Studies: history, culture and political theory of the region, including intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.
Natsumi Shor Assistant Teaching Professor. Business and professional Japanese; Japanese film and culture; interrelation between Japanese language to the nation’s culture and thought.
Wesley Shumar, PhD (Temple University) Department Head, Culture and Communication. Professor. Ethnography of cyberspace, online learning communities, political economy of higher education, globalization, activity theory, semiotics, critical realism, psychoanalysis, identity and the self.
Diane Sicotte, PhD (Arizona State University). Associate Professor. Sociology of environmental injustice: inequalities in the citing of environmental hazards; community-based research in neighborhoods dealing with industrial hazards; sociology of the environment; urban sociology; social inequalities.
Lawrence Souder, PhD (Temple University). Associate Teaching Professor. Science and technical writing, communication ethics.
Allan Stegeman, MA (University of Houston) Coordinator of the Communication Program. Teaching Professor. Communication, technology and mass media, video.
Robert Stokes, PhD (Rutgers University) Coordinator, Environmental Policy Program. Associate Professor. Economic and community development, sustainability planning and governance, urban planning and public health, public security and violence prevention.
Judith Storniolo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Teaching Professor. Historical and comparative linguistics, Mesoamerican languages and culture, applied anthropology, public policy, oral traditions and narratives, ideology and ritual, Mesoamerican ethnohistory; and pre-Columbian literature.
Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Social media; user-generated content; computer-mediated communication; interactivity; active audience analysis; mobile communication; gender and online identity; prosumer culture; internet of things; quantitative/qualitative research.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Michelle Sahl, PhD, MEd, MBA, MBE (The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia). Assistant Teaching Professor. Health management and policy: management and leadership of health services organizations, urban health, and the history of health care systems.
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