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Social Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology
Open Courseware and Resources (Social Sciences (general), Sociology, Anthropology)- Social Sciences: group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world (Wikipedia).
- Sociology: scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture (Wikipedia).
- Anthropology: study of humanity, has origins in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences (Wikipedia).
Examination of the anthropological approach to the study of human behavior, Exploration of human dependence on learned socially transmitted behavior through
What is Anthropology? Process of Socialization, Human Culture, Ethnicity and Race, Language and Culture, Political Organization, Patterns of Subsistence, Social Control, Economic Systems, Anthropology of Religion, Social Organization, Medical Anthropology, Kinship Culture Change, Sex and Marriage
sociology of religion, secularisation, gender & work, family, families & change, health: essay topics, essay writing guide
identity, focusing upon the individual's perception of self in relation to others, relationships between multi-ethnicity, cultural diversity and identity, effects of inequality and social class upon identity, inequality and social class as they relate to perceived identity
human societies, culture, socialization, norms, status & role, socials (groups, class), human population, race & minority relations, crime, social institutions, family, religion
examines contemporary problem of political violence and way that human rights have been conceived as means to protect & promote freedom, peace & justice for citizens against abuses of state: readings, study materials
how symbols are created and structured, how they draw on and give meaning to different domains of the human world, how they are woven into politics, family life, and the life cycle and how we can interpret them: readings
conquest & colonization of Americas with special attention to struggles of native peoples in Guatemala, Canada, Brazil, Panama & colonial New England, Jesuit missionization of the Huron in 630s, struggles between govt of Panama & the Kuna between 1900 and 1925: syllabus, readings, study materials, related resources
evolution of family & how currently defined in US discussing different views about what families should look like, class & ethnic variability & effects of changing gender roles, sexuality, marriage, parenting, divorce, family violence, family economics, poverty, family policy, day care, welfare policy, "family values" debate: syllabus, readings, study questions
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