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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Featured Course: American Indian Cultures

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ANTH 326

  Many people fail to realize the cultural diversity of groups indigenous to the Americas. This summer, examine the issues of representation and identity in contemporary North American Indian communities, including the role of anthropological interpretation and its impact on the perceptions of Native America. Drawing on contemporary ethnographic studies, ANTH 326 – American Indian Cultures emphasizes the economic and political adaptations […]

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Featured Course: The Human Organism

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  In a world where cancer is the leading cause of death and infectious disease is an ongoing epidemic in multiple countries, we need to be aware of how our bodies function and what makes them dysfunction. We need to learn healthy practices so that we can take any precautions necessary in order to take care of our bodies. This summer, BIOL 106: The Human […]

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Featured Course: African Drumming and Dance

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  People of different cultures have been using music and dance to tell stories for centuries. These mediums capture emotion so effortlessly, and their best attribute is that people don’t need to speak the same language in order to understand the stories, beats, and movements. AFST 340 – African Drumming & Dance is a hands-on workshop that teaches the techniques, and  […]

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Featured Course: Women, Gender, and Law

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  As the Presidential election approaches, gender inequality has taken center stage. Both Democratic nominee-hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have highlighted this inequality throughout their campaigns, a discrimination that exists in employment and education, legal issues relating to reproduction and personal life, and the response of criminal law to issues affecting women, including domestic violence, rape, and prostitution. GWST 338 – Women, Gender […]

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