Samuel Gerald Collins, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and 
Criminal Justice

Director, Cultural Studies Program
Towson University
Towson, Maryland 21252
410-704-3199

 

Photo Credit: Professor Youngjin Cha

 

Hi there!  There are a number of possibly useful documents here for you to peruse.  Please check this page periodically for updates on classroom assignments!

About Me

I'm a cultural anthropologist interested in information society and globalization, primarily in the United States and Korea.  My M.A. and Ph.D. are from American University in Washington, D.C.  Before I became a professor at Towson University, I taught at Dongseo University in Pusan, South Korea.   During 2006-2007, I spent a Fulbright year at Kookmin University in Seoul. My online c.v.  You can also see my profile on the academic social networking site, academic.edu

We are again accepting applications for Anthropology By the Wire.  Please complete our online application.  The deadline for applying to the 2013-2014 iteration is Friday, March 29 at 5 pm. 


I've published (or edited) three books, all of which are still in print (to the best of my knowledge): 

 1. All Tomorrow's Cultures: Anthropological Engagements with the Future with Berghahn Books.

 

I have a blog on anthropology and the future in order to continue the issues raised in this book.

2). Goran Trajkovski and I have also published an edited collection of articles entitled Handbook of Research on Agent-Based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions with IGI Global. 

Handbook of Research on Agent-based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions

 

 

 

3). Finally, I've published Library of Walls: the Library of Congress and the Contradictions of Information Society with Litwin Books

 

 Please consider visiting their websites! 

 

 

 

 

Course Syllabi for Spring 2014:

ANTH 207.003 (and 004): Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 307.001 (and CLST 301.001): Korea and Globalization

Course Syllabi for Fall 2013:

ANTH 207.004: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 380.001/CLST 300.001: Ethnographic Research Methods

Course Syllabi for Spring 2013:

ANTH 207.004: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 401.001/501.001: Anthropological Theory

Course Syllabi for Fall 2012:

ANTH 341.001: Information Age Cultures (Revolutionary Networks)

TSEM 101.058,059: Alternative Modernities: Korean Dreams

Course Syllabi for Spring 2012:

ANTH 380.001: Ethnographic Field Methods: Urban Heterotopias

Course Syllabi for Fall 2011:

ANTH 401.001: Anthropological Theory

Course syllabi for Spring 2011:

 

ANTH 401.001: Anthropological Theory

 

Course syllabi for Fall 2010:

 

ANTH 370.001: Korea and Globalization

 

Course syllabi for Spring 2010:

 

ANTH 341.001/ CLST 370: Information Age Cultures (Revolutionary Networks)

 

Course syllabi for Fall 2009:

 

ANTH 210.001 Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

Course syllabi for Spring 2009:

 

ANTH 209.003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 401.001 Anthropological Theory

  

Course syllabi for Fall 2008:

ANTH 210.001 Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 341.001 Information Age Cultures: On the Trail of Information Technologies

Course syllabi for Spring 2008:

ANTH 207.003/007 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 401.001/501.001 Anthropological Theory

 

Course syllabi for Fall 2007:

ANTH 207.003, 004 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 380.001 Ethnographic Methods

 

Course syllabi for Spring 2006:

ANTH 207.003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 210.001 Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 380.001 Ethnographic Methods

 

Course syllabi for Fall 2005:

ANTH 207.003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 210.001 Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 341.001 Information Age Cultures

 

Course syllabi for Spring 2005:

ANTH 211.001 Honors Anthropology of American Culture

ANTH 209.001 Anthropology of American Culture

ANTH 380.001 Ethnographic Methods

Course syllabi for Fall 2004:

ANTH 209.001, 002 Anthropology of American Culture

ANTH 370.001 (CLST 370.004) Korea and Globalization

Course syllabi for Spring 2004:

ANTH 207.003 Cultural Anthropology

Midterm Examination Review

Essay Assignment

Final Examination Review

ANTH 207.004    Cultural Anthropology

Essay Assignment

ANTH 341 Information Age Cultures

 

Course syllabi for Fall 2003:

ANTH 207  Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 380  Ethnographic Research Methods

CLST 201   Introduction to Cultural Studies

 

Course syllabi for Spring 2003:
ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology

Essay Assignment

Midterm Examination Answers


ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture

Essay Assignment

Course syllabi for Fall 2002:
ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 376 Information Age Cultures

Course syllabi for Spring 2002:
ANTH 207 "Cultural Anthropology"
ANTH 375 "Ethnographic Research Methods: The Practice of Theory"

Course syllabi for Fall 2001:
ANTH 207 "Cultural Anthropology"
ANTH 209 "Anthropology of American Culture"
ANTH 370 "Korea, Globalization and Anthropology"

Course-Related Links:
 
 

Ethnographic Methods
 

Background Paper Style Sheet


Cultural Anthropology
 

Homework Assignment for March 5, 2004

Sample Final Examination.  Good Luck!

A List of Cross-Cultural Questions.  Part of an ongoing exchange project with Korean universities.

Answers to "Cross-Cultural Questions" project, 2001-2002.  (Homework assignment:  Compare 4 answers from Korean students with 4 from Towson students.  What are the differences?  Similarities?)


Anthropology of American Culture
 

Silicon Valley Cultures Project.  Homework: Choose two quotations from high school students in the JASCC report and compare them to your own high school experiences.

Alifegames.  Site includes some simple Artificial Life stuff, particularly the open source game, bSerene.


Korea, Globalization and Anthropology

The ROK Ministry of Tourism and Culture.  Lots of links to interesting, non-governmental sites on this comprehensive page.

The Center for Korean Studies.  The leading research institution for Korean studies in the U.S., plus other valuable links.

Korea Herald.  One of two English-only newspapers published in Korea.

Joongang Ilbo.  A Korean language newspaper with English translations of selected articles.

Koreantutor.  An online, fee-based course in Korean from beginner through intermediate level.

Asiansuite 97.  A Korean language browser plug-in available for free on a trial basis.

A selection of my online publications:

1). “Review of Manuel Castells, End of the Millenium,”
       H-USA, H-Net Reviews, September, 1999.

2). “Review of James L. Watson, ed., Golden Arches
       East: McDonald’s in East Asia.”  H-PCAACA, H-Net
       Reviews, August, 1998.

Places to begin your research:

1). Anthropology Resources on the Internet

2). Library of Congress

3). The Smithsonian Institution

things to do while studying:

Listen to KTRU, Houston, a truly alternative radio station broadcasting from Rice University.  Or, for even more variety, try some South Korean radio at KBS.


contact me:

scollins@towson.edu