Guide to the Sumner B. Ely Diaries, 1899-1960
Sumner B. Ely was an engineer best known for his work on the Bureau of Smoke Prevention for the city of Pittsburgh. This collection contains 50 small diaires in which Ely recorded his own daily activities as well as some of his friends and family.
Guide to the American Service Institute Records, ca. 1920-1961
The American Service Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1941 with the purpose of working through the organized structure of the Pittsburgh community to promote better understanding and appreciation among people of all cultural and national backgrounds. The American Service Institute was in existence from 1941 through 1961. The records include material from the 1920s through 1961. The records include minutes and committees, unpublished studies and reports, ASI community projects, immigration
ENGL 121-03-04, Critical Thinking and Writing, Spring 2007
English 151 begins with the idea that writing is a process that includes planning, drafting, and revising. By revising, I don't mean proofreading or polishing. While catching typos and choosing a different word here and there are part of the writing process, revising a paper means re-thinking it, even changing your argument and coming to new conclusions. Writing diafts and revising them makes writing a tool for thinking. As you write, you generate ideas and test their conclusions. As the English
ENGL 151-10, Advertising the American Ideal, Spring 2007
How do advertisements convey social, educational, and cultural ideals, and what values are inherent in those ideals? These two basic questions will guide our exploration of the role advertising plays in our society in general and in your life in particular. More specifically, we will consider how advertisements convey ideas about gender roles,race, and socioeconomic status as we explore different advertising markets (singles, kids, sports fans, college students) and different advertising venues(
BADM 452-01, Cases in Financial Mangement, Fall 2006
This course should be fun! We don’t mean backslapping, playground fun; rather, it should be intellectually fun. If you are working as hard as you should in BA 452 and 472, you will feel challenged and at times perhaps a little lost. However, you should also experience a sense of accomplishment when you meet the challenge of completing a challenging homework assignment or preparing and presenting a complex case. You should experience in these courses flashes of enlightenment—moments when theo
HUM 101-09, Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion, Fall 2006
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the instructor.
RUSN 410-01, Analytical Reading, Fall 2006
Задачи курса: • Обучение речемыслительной деятельности на языке • Овладение стратегиями понимания • Обогащение словарного запаса, развитие речи учащихся • Обучение работе с текстом • Развитие навыков аудирования • Расширение культурной компетенции,This syllabus was submitted to t
RUSN 306-01, Phonetics, Fall 2006
Course Objectives: -- to introduce students to the system of Russian sounds, pronunciation rules, and intonation patterns: -- to provide introductory information on the history of Russian language.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the instructor.
RUSN 301-01, Advanced Russian, Fall 2006
The course is aimed at acquiring an active vocabulary in practical everyday topics and developing a familiarity with various aspects of Russian culture. Students should expect considerable homework assignments, regular compositions, and class discussions. I will also require that students participate in the Russian table which will meet every Monday from 4:30 to 6 pm. You are not obligated to be there for the entire time, just join us at any point during the allotted time and for as long as you
FREN 102-01, Elementary French, Fall 2006
French 102 is a 4-credit-hour course intended to enable students to develop abilities in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding French. This course is designed to build on French 101 or other previous experience in French, to expand knowledge of French vocabulary and grammar, and to offer experience in handling this new knowledge in written, aural, and oral forms within a context of growing awareness of comparative culture and language.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Of
ANSO 346-01, Peoples of South America, Fall 2006
This course will be an introduction to the ethnography of South America with the primary focus on Amazonian peoples. The cultural, political, and historical contexts of their lives will be studied and discussed as they are played out in the tropical Amazonian environment. Close attention will be paid to that critical space where socio-political interaction takes place, history is made, and where their world and ours intersect and the future is negotiated/contested.,This syllabus was submitted to
ANSO 321-01, Ecological Anthropology, Fall 2006
This course will explore the complex and varied systems of interaction between people and their environment. Several competing models of ecological anthropology will be analyzed including materialist, symbolic, and systems approaches. The classroom approach will be that of a seminar in which we will all analyze and critique the various models and theoretical orientations put up for discussion.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 307-01, Sociology of Education, Fall 2006
Education is considered to be the primary means of realizing the American ideals of equality and success. This course critically examines this idea from a sociological perspective by looking at educational opportunities and outcomes on individual, interactional, and institutional levels and by analyzing the roles class, race, and gender play in these processes.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 105-01, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2006
Sociology is the study of how our social world, our everyday, taken for granted reality, is constructed and mediated through social action and social structures. In short, sociology is the study of how individuals, groups and institutions co-exist and interact in a world of complex social and historical forces. Can humans successfully study themselves and others scientifically, and if so, to what end? Do the features inherent in the social construction of reality promote or retard wisdom? What d
ARCH 210-01 Learning from things: Material Culture Studies, Spring 2006
We are symbol users and inhabitants of imagined worlds; we are also tool makers whose hands are “dirtied” in manipulating the world.2 This course will pull us away from the ivory towers of our lofty untethered “thoughts,” which we often invest with determination of the lives we lead. (“Just put your mind to it.” “It is a question of mind over matter.” “Dream big!”) This course will moor us to an examination of our “materiality” and our engagement with the material world.,
ANSO 105-02, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2006
There are two primary objectives of this course, both of which are identified by our college’s new core curriculum: critical thinking and the ability to understand the “other.” These objectives will be pursued by studying the three classical theoretical orientations in sociology and then applying them to critically investigate a variety of social issues, including an issue you personally identify and focus on for your term research paper. In addition, you will learn fascinating theoretical
ANSO 261-01, Research Methods, Fall 2005
This is the first in the Anthropology-Sociology two-course sequence in Research Methods. This course provides a general introduction to the research process by addressing issues on research design, data collection, basic analysis of data, and interpretation of results. We will cover a wide range of methodological approaches, including surveys, secondary data, content analysis, and in-depth interviews. During this course, students will read materials describing and employing these methods; practi
ANSO 262-01, Ethnographic Field Methods, Spring 2005
This course will focus on the “doing” of ethnography by asking you to respectfully, socially, meaningfully, and sensuously engage with a moment in another’s world. One way to describe ethnography is as a compelling descriptive pause to appreciate another way of being in and giving meaning to the world before one begins sustained and systematic social analysis and theorizing.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 210-01, Gender and Society, Spring 2005
The purpose of this course is to help you better understand how gender is socially constructed and to see how gender stratification works in your everyday lives. You will gain the conceptual and theoretical tools to analyze the personal and institutional consequences of different social constructions of gender.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 261-01, Research Methods, Fall 2004
This is the first class in the Anthropology-Sociology two-course sequence in Research Methods. The course provides a general introduction to the research process by addressing research design, ethics, data collection, basic analysis of data, and interpretation of results. The methods we will focus on are surveys and in-depth interviews. During the semester, students will read materials describing and employing these methods; design and conduct social research using the methods; analyze the resea