Interdisciplinary syllabus - Fall 2009

Interdisciplinary syllabus - Fall 2009 - SBS 300 -...

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SBS 300 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf Fall 2009 Classroom: CLCC 256 Office: FAB S 124 Class time: TTh 4:30-5:45PM Office hours MW 8:30-9:30AM email: stacey.schwartzkopf@asu.edu Course description : In this course we will consider interdisciplinary approaches within the social and behavioral sciences, a diverse collection of academic disciplines with ties to both the natural sciences and the humanities. After a brief review of the history of these disciplines, we will examine various approaches to human behavior through an examination of some of their major concepts and methods. Throughout, we will consider the strengths and limitations of various approaches and methods. Class lectures will present a broader context for these readings and will provide additional examples of how scholars investigate questions within the social and behavioral sciences. Some of these examples will be drawn from my ongoing anthropological and historical research on Maya-speaking communities in Guatemala, a country in Central America with a unique history and culture. Course requirements : The principal requirements for you as a student in this class are regular attendance, critical reading and thinking, and participation in class discussions. In terms of how
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