BIOL 315-01, Ecology, Lecture, Fall 2005
One objective of mine is for you to realize and appreciate the interactions of the biological world. These interactions take place between the biological components themselves and between the biological components and the physical world. Hopefully you will come to see that "everything affects everything else.",This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the instructor.
BIOL 141-01, Biology II, Laboratory, Spring 2005
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BIOL 451/452, Research in Biology, Fall 2004
Research in Biology (Biology 451/452) is intended to provide a complete research experience. As a regular college course, Research is the equal of any other course at Rhodes in that credit is earned for accomplishment, and working responsibly and maintaining regular progress are crucial to success. However, since Research differs in many ways from other courses, its independence and individuality present special challenges, and it is important not to mismanage its independence.,This syllabus was
BIOL 200-01, Evolution, Fall 2004
My objectives for this class are that each of you will develop: 1. an appreciation for the historical development of evolutionary thought, 2. an understanding of the basic mechanics of evolutionary change, and 3. an understanding of the application of evolutionary ideas to the study of organisms in time and space.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the instructor.
WMST 400, Feminist Theory, Fall 2005
This course explores a few of the themes and dimensions of feminist theory in the last two centuries, focusing predominantly on theories arising within, or in contestation with, the European intellectual tradition. Our aim will be to examine some of the complex ways in which gender organizes our social, political, psychological and intellectual realms. To begin, we will problematize the terms of our endeavor—“feminism,” “women” and “theory.” We will then examine the emergence of di
URBN 201-01 Introduction to Urban Studies, Spring 2007
This class is designed to introduce students to the discipline of urban studies and the topics it encompasses; expose students to the diverse issues and problems that face urbanized areas and their citizens; and provide a framework for examining and understanding how cities work and how they have developed over time.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 300-03, Cultural Motifs, Urban and Community Health, Fall 2007
Welcome to the Anthro/Soc 300.3 Urban and Community Health wiki. This course will examine U.S. urban and community health with a particular focus on minority populations. We will also examine current public health issues such as how health is distributed during U.S. disaster relief and social problems that impact community health like gun violence or obesity. The format of the assignments will contrast with the usual paper and test class. Instead you will collaboratively create a wiki website on
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 350-01, Contemporary South American Socierty and Culture, Spring 2006
An Anthropological look at contemporary problems of change in South America from the perspective of First Peoples ( Native American, Indian ) and other peoples ( variously labeled peasant, third world, hybrid, campesino, coboclo, etc.) marginal to the market oriented political economy of the region.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 303-01 Medical Sociology, Spring 2006
Medical sociology is the theoretical, empirical and applied study of the social dimensions of health, illness, disease and the provision and consumption of health care. Topics that will be covered in this course include epidemiology, social demography of health, the problem of meaning as it pertains to health care, medical compliance and cultural competence, the physician socialization and the doctor-patient relationship, the organization of health care and medical practice, and the moral and et
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 205-01, Victims of Progress. Spring 2006
The class will undertake an examination of the interaction between industrial nations of the “developed” world and the tribal and peasant societies of the “developing” world. The course will focus on the increasing exploitation of these peoples, not only by the industrialized world, but, also, by “developing” world elites. The approach will be both historical and critical.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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 341-01, Peoples of (Sub-Saharan) Africa, Fall 2005
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ANSO 275-01, Social Theory, Fall 2005
Social theory is the conceptual backbone of both anthropology and sociology. The purpose of this seminar is to study classic and contemporary contributions to social theory and to explore how these contributions have informed the development and practice of anthropology and sociology. This course is being co-taught by an anthropologist and a sociologist in order to provide the interpretive perspectives of both disciplines. We will take turns lecturing and leading discussions, and participate in
ANSO 105-01, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2005
The course will survey a broad range of topics, with many touching on controversial debates that surround social stratification issues. By the end of the course, students should have the conceptual and theoretical tools to apply sociological perspectives to their everyday lives and to the lives of “others.”,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 103-01, Introduction to Anthropology, Spring 2005
Anthropology is not the study of the range of “bizarre” human behavior; anthropology is rather the study of the range of normal human behavior. This course will explore this range.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
ANSO 300-01, Urban and Community Health, Fall 2004
...this course will require you to participate in a multi-faceted community health study of a neighborhood located one mile northwest of the Rhodes Campus. This area is known as the Hollywood/Springdale area, and its health statistics are similar to those found in “third world” countries. Why is health so poor in this community? How does the urban environment contribute to these poor health outcomes? What can be done to improve the health of people living in this area? These are the orientin