193 1 GS ATIC S10-1

193 1 GS ATIC S10-1 - San Jos State University College of...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology 193, Section 1 Behavioral Science in Practice, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Jan English-Lueck Office Location: Clark Hall 459 Telephone: (408) (924-5347) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-4:30; Wednesday 3:00-5:00 or by appt. Class Days/Time: Monday 6:00-8:45 pm Classroom: Clark 204 Prerequisites: Senior standing, declared major in Behavioral Science or Behavioral Science double major. Course Numbers Anthropology 27674, Psychology 28875, Sociology 28876 Course Web Page Course URL : Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the faculty and staff web link, http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jan.english-lueck/courses/anth193 through the faculty pages for SJSU. Course Description This course is a workshop for all behavioral science majors. Students assess methods and knowledge of anthropology, psychology and sociology, and synthesize them by reflecting upon case studies of individual, organizational, community, and global issues. Emphasis is on cooperative learning, reflection and synthesis of skills and knowledge and career preparation. Course Focus The focus of the class will change to reflect critical issues within the three disciplines that contribute to Behavioral Science—Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology. Those focal topics will form the basis of discussion within the course. This semester, we are focusing on immigration, using an interdisciplinary investigation to understand the Behavioral Science in Practice Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology 193, Section 1, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 7
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distinctions and commonalities of the parent disciplines. The students will sharpen and identify their analytic skills through these discussions allowing them to articulate clearly their own skill sets. Each student will produce a portfolio that will reflect this synthesis and create a platform for articulating a “Behavioral Science” identity to graduate programs and potential employers. Portfolios and presentations will be used to assess (1) synthesize knowledge from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology and sociology and (2) apply that integrative perspective to behavioral issues. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. assess the major methodologies and contributions to understanding human behavior of anthropology, psychology and sociology; 2. apply the disciplinary perspectives of the behavioral sciences to case studies at individual, organizational, community and global levels; 3. access important sources of information about the behavioral sciences and data relevant to them; 4. synthesize the disciplines of anthropology, psychology and sociology in support of professional career development; and 5. prepare a portfolio that will support the transition to professional education or
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