Sociology and Anthropology Summer Courses

ANTH 1100 L11 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

We live in a shrinking international arena that demands greater sensitivity to the diversity of cultural patterns surrounding us. In this course, students investigate human beliefs and behavior, particularly in regard to forms of communication, marriage and family, adaptations to the environment and to political, economic, and religious institutions in a variety of past and present cultures. Fulfills the Globalism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10124
Instructor: Gajula
3 credits


ANTH 1300 L21 Introduction to Archaeology
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

How do we study a society when no living members of that culture remain? Students will examine the ways by which archaeologists have inferred former patterns of behavior from surviving evidence through a survey of traditional methods as well as new scientific techniques. Students will study artifacts from the University's collection and 'excavate' their own archaeological site on paper to better understand the process of investigation. Fulfills the Globalism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10272
Instructor: Consroe
3 credits


ANTH 1500 R21 Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

In this class, students will be introduced to cultural and media studies concepts that will equip them with the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to explore fashion as a historically situated and context dependent form of communication and meaning making. The course considers the implications of fashion within systems of power, everyday acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN: 10274
Instructor: Mesola
4 credits


ANTH 2520 L21 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course surveys methods in crime scene investigation and forensic archaeology. Often, the commission of a violent act leaves an unidentifiable corpse, which requires the expertise of a forensic anthropologist to identify the guilty party. Students will learn how forensic anthropologists create biological profiles from deceased individuals (using metric, non-metric, odontological, and genetic information). Notable persons and current research in the field will be introduced through the examination of case studies. The applications and abuse of forensic evidence in the courtroom and popular culture are also explored. Students will come to understand the direct relationship between archaeology, physical anthropology, and forensics in the quest not only to solve "Who Dunnit?" but "Who Was It?"

CRN: 10273
Instructor: Consroe
4 credits


ANTH 4004 L11 Art Worlds: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Incorporating methods and insights from sociology and anthropology, and drawing on the resource of the immediate context of New York City's cultural communities and institutions, this course will analyze the arts and artistic communities of New York City. The study of culture generally, and art worlds more specifically, allows us to understand art and culture not only as aesthetic experiences, but also as institutional, economic, social, and political phenomena. Our summer mid-day time slot will allow us to avail ourselves of numerous field trips and cultural excursions to support our discussions, readings, and lectures. This course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10125
Instructor: Sawalha
4 credits


ANTH 4114 R11 Anthropology of Health and Healing
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Health and illness will be studied as an interrelationship of biology, ecology, and culture in antiquity and contemporary societies. Among concepts of health and healing explored in Euro-American and non-Western cultures are: What is "normal"? What causes disease? Who can heal? What treatments are provided? What impact does modernization have on these cultural patterns.

CRN: 10126
Instructor: Griffiths
4 credits


SOCI 1100 L11 Introduction to Sociology
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An introduction to sociology with a focus on its nature as a scientific discipline. The analysis of society through the use of sociological theories, concepts, and methods. This course serves as a prerequisite to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

CRN: 10127
Instructor: Valle
3 credits


SOCI 1100 R11 Introduction to Sociology
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

An introduction to sociology with a focus on its nature as a scientific discipline. The analysis of society through the use of sociological theories, concepts, and methods. This course serves as a prerequisite to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

CRN: 10128
Instructor: Durkin
3 credits


SOCI 2847 R21 The Sixties: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

The 1960's was one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, marked by a revolutionary movement led by youth struggling for freedom on many levels. African Americans, with white support, struggled against the oppression of racial segregation of the South in the Civil Rights movement: young people sought sexual freedom and the right to experiment with drugs; musicians broke away from the traditional institutions of political and economic power by protesting against the war in Vietnam; women challenged traditional male attitudes that confined them to domesticity or inferior status in the work place and in society; gays organized against the repressive laws and prejudices against homosexuality. This course will show how all of these social strands intertwined using films, music, and writings from the era.

CRN: 10275
Instructor: Wormser
4 credits


SOCI 2925 R21 Media, Crime, Sex, Violence
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An analysis of mass-media reporting, presentation, and explanation. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10306
Instructor: Wormser
4 credits


SOCI 2960 L11 Popular Culture
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: TTh (hybrid), 6-9 p.m.

Popular culture looks at the phenomenon of American popular culture and asks how Americans use their leisure time and what these activities suggest about contemporary society. Do sports events provide models for social engagement? Does the popularity of cooking and home improvement shows serve to compensate for diminished time with family and friends? Are museums and other elite cultural institutions sites of a secular religion of high culture? What does it mean that makeover "before and after" culture has come to dominate television and print media? How are video games and online contexts reshaping our social worlds? Through in person lectures, in person and online discussions, and field trips that explore the best of New York City's cultural life, we'll explore the meanings and impact of the many ways we spend our leisure time. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. This course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays with online participation required.

CRN: 10129
Instructor: McGee
4 credits


SOCI 3249 L21 For the Death of Me! Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying
Session II, July 5-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

The primary goal of this course is to explore the social and cultural implications of the biological experience of human death and dying. Examples of topics that will be covered include: mortuary rituals and funerary behavior, the cultural construction of death, the effects of death on the social fabric, mourning and bereavement, end-of-life issues, as well as ethical and moral issues relating to death. Throughout the course, we will examine the fascinating variety of social and cultural responses to the biological fact of death. In doing so, we will explore anthropological and sociological literature that seeks to explain or interpret that tremendous variety. The course will be cross-cultural in its outlook and will require students to make conceptual connections between theoretical literature and empirical observations. Fulfills the EP3 requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10276
Instructor: Yurguis
4 credits


SOCI 3506 L11 Diversity in American Families
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course focuses on the forms and structures of the family with emphasis on practices and ideologies, and how they vary by race/ethnicity, immigration status, gender, and sexuality.

CRN: 10130
Instructor: Weinshenker
4 credits


SOCI 4004 L11 Art Worlds: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
Session I, May 29-June 28, 2018
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Incorporating methods and insights from sociology and anthropology, and drawing on the resource of the immediate context of New York City's cultural communities and institutions, this course will analyze the arts and artistic communities of New York City. The study of culture generally, and art worlds more specifically, allows us to understand art and culture not only as aesthetic experiences, but also as institutional, economic, social, and political phenomena. Our summer mid-day time slot will allow us to avail ourselves of numerous field trips and cultural excursions to support our discussions, readings, and lectures. This course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 10306
Instructor: McGee
4 credits


SOCI 4900 L11 Internship Seminar
Session III, May 29-August 6, 2018
Lincoln Center: M, 6-9:45 p.m.

May 29-August 6: Placement in a work setting of their choice provides students with an opportunity to assess their own career goals while simultaneously enriching their understanding of how social groups function. Issues and topics from the sociology of formal organizations, including work role socialization; organization of social systems; bureaucracy and its public, formal and social processes in organizations; managerial ideologies, and the relation between character and career are discussed. Placements must be obtained prior to class in collaboration with the Career Services office. Register through the Office of Summer Session by emailing summerschool@fordham.edu.

CRN: 10318
Instructor: Pappas
4 credits