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Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)

Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as ... (more)

Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl (less)

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Social Sciences
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Foundations of World Culture II: World Literatures and Texts, Spring 2012

Foundations of World Culture II: World Literatures and Texts, Spring 2012

This class continues our study of the foundational texts of human culture, ... (more)

This class continues our study of the foundational texts of human culture, focusing on early modernity until the recent past. In many ways, this includes several questions such as: Why did these works achieve the fame and influence they achieved? How do they present what it means to be a human being? How do they describe the role of a member of a family, community, tradition, social class, gender? How do they distinguish between proper and improper behavior? How do they characterize the members of other groups? However, in several ways, these texts are also iconoclastic, breaking with centuries of established tradition to shed light on previously unexplored subjects, such as the status of women in society or the legacy of the colonial expansion of European countries. They also question well-established social beliefs like religion, monarchical rule and human nature in general. (less)

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Humanities
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Ghenwa Hayek
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Social Study of Science and Technology, Spring 2004

Social Study of Science and Technology, Spring 2004

Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the theory and methods ... (more)

Intensive reading and analysis of key works in the theory and methods of the social study of science and technology. Aims at understanding the different questions and methods social scientists have posed and used in exploring how social context and norms influence the work of scientists and engineers. Students read studies of science labs, science policy, Internet culture, and science in popular culture. (less)

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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
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Science and Technology
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Author:
George Kocur
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