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140-F09 Syllabus, OL Version, Access-Old Word, Rev 8-21-09

140-F09 Syllabus, OL Version, Access-Old Word, Rev 8-21-09...

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ANTHROPOLOGY/BIOLOGY/HEALTH SCIENCE 140: HUMAN SEXUALITY FALL 09 Course Information Instructor: Dr. Carol C. Mukhopadhyay Office Location: Clark Hall 404L My Office Telephone: 408.924.5732, 408.924.5710 [Department Phone] Email: [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours: Tu & Th 10:30-11:30am, 2:30-3:30 pm & by appointment Class Days/Time: Section 2, TuTh 9-10:30 am Section 3, TuTh 12-1:30 pm Section 4, Tu 6-8:50 pm Classroom for all Sections: WSQ 004 Class Codes [ for enrollment purposes only. This is not the same as your Section Number ] Section 2:Anthro: 47565 Bio: 48924 HS: 48930 Section 3: Anthro: 47566 Bio: 48925 HS: 48931 Section 4: Anthro: 47581 Bio: 48926 HS: 48932 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Visit my website at http://sjsu.edu/people/Carol.Mukhopadhyay for the course syllabus [including any updates], Writing Portfolio description, and for additional information and materials throughout the semester. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course examines human sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective, as a biological capacity fundamentally embedded in, shaped by, and experienced in a cultural, social and historical context, with linkages to systems of equality and inequality. Exposure to cross-cultural, anthropological perspectives and materials will provide a framework for more detailed examination of contemporary American sexuality and sexuality-related issues. DEPARTMENT AND COURSE OBJECTIVES: The Department of Anthropology seeks to enhance student knowledge and skills in the following areas: Mukhopadhyay, Ant/Bio/HS 140, F09, Syllabus, Rev 8-21-09 Page 1 of 9
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Knowledge 1. Understanding culture as a distinguishing phenomenon of human life and the relationships of human biology and evolution. 2. Awareness of human diversity and the ways humans have categorized diversity 3. Knowledge of the significant findings of archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology and linguistics and familiarity with the important issues in each sub- discipline. 4. Knowledge of the history of anthropological thought and its place in modern intellectual history. 5. Comprehension of migration, colonialism, and economic integration as significant phenomena shaping global society. Skills 6. Ability to access various forms of anthropological data and literature. 7. Awareness of importance and value of anthropological knowledge in contemporary society and the ability to apply it to social issues. 8. Knowledge of the research methods of the sub-disciplines of anthropology and the ability to apply appropriate research methods in at least one sub-discipline. 9. Ability to present and communicate anthropological knowledge and the results of anthropological research to different audiences. 10.Knowledge of political and ethical implications of social research This course is particularly relevant to Objectives 1, 2, & 7.
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