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BIOL 483R - Online EvoS Seminar Series

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 13, 2017 — 
The EvoS seminar series brings approximately ten distinguished speakers to campus every semester to share their work on all aspects of humanity and the natural world from an evolutionary perspective. Over the summer, the seminar series takes place online and is broadcast on YouTube live. Seminar speakers present via webcam, and then hold a live Q&A session with the class. The online version of the course places an extra emphasis on science communication. Communicating scientific knowledge accessibly is more important than ever before, and short videos can convey suprisingly complex information, if made well. Each class, students are assigned a relevant peer reviewed article, written by the speaker. Afterwards, students will film themselves giving their own summary of the paper, and then integrate that footage with the broadcast footage from the Q&A and seminar into a four minute video. The best videos will be published at https://evolution-institute.org
Section: 01
4
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ANTH 114 - Language, Culture, And Communication In The United States

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
This course is an introduction to theories and methods in Linguistic Anthropology. We focus on the role of language in the socio-historical production of identities (e.g. ethnicity, race, gender, class) and ideologies (e.g. nationality, citizenship, democracy), as well as the prominent perspectives on language acquisition, socialization, semiotics, and contextualization currently used by ethnographers of language such as Edward Sapir and Deborah Cameron and linguists such as Ferdinand Sassaure, Roman Jakobson, and Pierre Bourideu. This course requires students to complete daily lectures (with online assignments), two exams, and three, 3-5 page argument mappings of articles in contemporary Linguistic Anthropology.
Section: 91
4
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ANTH 118 - Introduction To Linguistic Structures

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
This course will introduce the student to the practical skills and structural methods of linguistic analysis. We will also explore the cognitive and cultural implications of work in linguistics for the study of particular communities of language speakers. More specifically, we will be concerned with how language, itself an essential element 'in and of' culture, participates in cultural representation and, more broadly, in social communication. The course is intended both for students who want a general introduction to linguistics and/or the groundwork for more advanced courses in related areas.
Section: 91
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ANTH 124A - Multiculturalism In The 21st Century

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
Readings and class discussions online about diversity in America, discarding race and dealing with racism, and the different ethnic groups of our society. Covers the history, status and social interrelations amongst major ethnic groups in American society including European Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos/as, and Asian Americans. Explores the issues involved with multiculturalism.
Section: 02
4
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ANTH 124B - Multiculturalism In The 21st Century

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
Readings and class discussions online about diversity in America, discarding race and dealing with racism, and the different ethnic groups of our society. Covers the history, status and social interrelations amongst major ethnic groups in American society including European Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos/as, and Asian Americans. Explores the issues involved with multiculturalism.
Section: 02
4
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ANTH 168 - Introduction To Biological Anthropology

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
This course will develop an understanding of humans in the context of 1) their evolution and 2) their interactive processes of human behaviour/culture and biology. Topics covered are mechanism of human evolution; our primate relatives and their evolutionary history; the fossil and artifactual evidence for human evolution over the past several millions of years; the bio-behavioral and bio-cultural variations found in our species today and how they reflect our evolutionary past; and explanations for these variations that may be attributed to evolutionary processes and adaptation to the environment.
Section: 90
4
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ANTH 221 - Anthropology Of Sex And Sexuality

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
In this course we use anthropological perspectives to explore questions about the histories, meanings, and uses of sexuality in Euro-American and "non-Western" societies, and about the place of sexuality in relationships between "the West" and "the non-West" (through colonialism, imperialism, globalization, etc.). Emphasis on links between sexuality and the development and maintenance of race/racism, class, and gender hierarchies. Case studies range from 18th-century Europe to late-20th-century Caribbean, South America, Northern Africa, Pacific Islands, and the US, with topical investigations ranging from queer sexualities to "family values," HIV/AIDS to sex tourism, prostitution to sex toy parties, and more.
Section: 91
2
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ANTH 240 - Medical Anthropology For Pre-Health

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
This course is being offered to assist pre-health students in preparing for the new version of the MCAT exams that will be implemented soon. The committee found a gap around the material that will be covered in this course; that is, the new MCAT will cover materials never before expected of pre-health students, and no existing single course on campus directly covers this set of materials. Because the materials/content revolve around anthropological and sociological concepts related to health and wellbeing, the Biomedical Anthropologists on campus were asked to develop a course that would address this set of materials explicitly for the pre-health students. Furthermore, we were asked to do this in a 2-credit course (rather than 4), and to offer the course during non-peak sessions (that is, in Winter/Summer rather than in Fall/Spring). These stipulations are intended to prevent already tightly-scheduled pre-health students from becoming overloaded during traditional semesters.
Section: 02
2
credits

ANTH 240 - Medical Anthropology For Pre-Health

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
This course is being offered to assist pre-health students in preparing for the new version of the MCAT exams that will be implemented soon. The committee found a gap around the material that will be covered in this course; that is, the new MCAT will cover materials never before expected of pre-health students, and no existing single course on campus directly covers this set of materials. Because the materials/content revolve around anthropological and sociological concepts related to health and wellbeing, the Biomedical Anthropologists on campus were asked to develop a course that would address this set of materials explicitly for the pre-health students. Furthermore, we were asked to do this in a 2-credit course (rather than 4), and to offer the course during non-peak sessions (that is, in Winter/Summer rather than in Fall/Spring). These stipulations are intended to prevent already tightly-scheduled pre-health students from becoming overloaded during traditional semesters.
Section: 04
4
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ANTH 248 - Darwinian Medicine

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2017
July 5, 2017 — 
Darwinian Medicine is a new and rapidly growing field that seeks to understand human health from an evolutionary perspective and to apply this understanding to improving health practices and interventions. The principles and applications of this field are explored with an emphasis on health conditions and medical practices. Book: Why We Get Sick (Nesse & Williams).
Section: 01