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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: Ethical Theory

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  Ethical theories focus on identifying the best possible life for human beings to live. In this course we will explore answers to the questions “what is the good life?” and “what ought I to do?” offered by historical and contemporary sources. Some answers focus on character traits, others on desirable consequences of actions, some on obligations, and still others on […]

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Featured Course: Film and Society in China

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Everyone watches movies around the world, but sometimes we forget that the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the latest Nicholas Sparks novel-turned-romance-film aren’t the only options for movie-goers outside of the U.S. Each culture has its own famous, unique films that can teach viewers about different societies and cultures. MLL 220 – Film and Society in China takes students through the last 100 years of Chinese […]

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Featured Course: Cultural Anthropology

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  We all know what culture is, but we have a hard time describing it. That is what Anthropology tries to do. Anthropologists want to know the why behind rituals, family social structures, food, and everything that is an expression of culture (which is basically everything). So, while this is a seemly simple question, it is actually pretty hard to […]

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