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Sociology and Anthropology Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their originally scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous.

ANTH 1100 L11 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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: 11370
Instructor: Maraesa
3 credits


ANTH 1100 L21 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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: 11203
Instructor: Gajula
3 credits


ANTH 1500 R21 - Introduction to Fashion and Culture
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

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: 11204
Instructor: Garcia
4 credits


ANTH 4004 L21 - Art Worlds: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: 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 many of 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: 11205
Instructor: Salwaha/McGee
4 credits


ANTH 4490 L11 - Anthropology of Political Violence
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

Political violence happens every day, whether we endure it personally or hear about it through the media. But seldom do we ask ourselves what it is. This course investigates the nature of political violence and articulates its many forms from the anthropological perspectives of gender, class, ethnicity, economics, and our course, politics. Specific areas of study include Northern Ireland, Germany, Sudan, Palestine, Mexico, Argentina, China, Australia, and the U.S. The course will discuss the motivations for action (or inaction) by governments, elites, and insurgents, and students will get to know some of the organizations working against political violence. This course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Closed
Instructor: Gerard-Seif
4 credits


SOCI 1100 L11 - Introduction to Sociology
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: 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. Fulfills the Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. SOCI 1100 L11 syllabus.

CRN: 11371
Instructor: Weinshenker
3 credits


SOCI 1100 L21 - Introduction to Sociology
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: 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. Fulfills the Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11392
Instructor: Spiegelman
3 credits


SOCI 1100 R11 - Introduction to Sociology
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 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. Fulfills the Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11372
Instructor: Durkin
3 credits


SOCI 1100 R21 - Introduction to Sociology
Cancelled


SOCI 2800 R11 - Sociological Theory
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A survey of classical and contemporary theory that gives students a grasp of the history, nature, and significance of theory for the study of contemporary societies and sociocultural processes.

CRN: 11373
Instructor: Lorek
4 credits


SOCI 2847 R21 - The Sixties: Sex, Drugs, Rights, and Social Change
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 6 - 9 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 workplace 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. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11393
Instructor: Wormser
4 credits


SOCI 2925 R21 - Media, Crime, Sex, Violence
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.

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

CRN: 11394
Instructor: Wormser
4 credits


SOCI 2960 L21 - Popular Culture
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: TTh, 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? 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. 

CRN: 11395
Instructor: McGee
4 credits


SOCI 3142 R11 - Environmental Sociology
Cancelled


SOCI 3249 L21 - For the Death of Me! Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 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 and Advanced Social Science requirements in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11396
Instructor: Yurguis
4 credits


SOCI 3406 L11 - Race: A Social Construct
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course concerns the evolution of racial typologies and classification system in the U.S. We will draw on a variety of texts from natural and social science, law, and literature to examine how "scientific" typologies of race are actually more reflective of power dynamics and social hierarchies than biological or genetic differences. Our goal is to understand the continuing significance of race in terms of social and economic power, as well as individual self-conceptualizations and identity politics. SOCI 3406 L11 syllabus.

CRN: 11374
Instructor: Valle
4 credits


SOCI 3415 R11 - Development and Globalization
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.

This course will investigate development and globalization issues. Initially taking a broad theoretical approach and then delving into specific nation-state case study examples, students will be challenged to consider how globalization in terms of technology-based interconnectedness, cultural Westernization, economic liberalization, and political/social democratization is changing the lives of people throughout the world. Aspects of integration, assimilation, and reactionary movements and trends will be explored. Fulfills the Advanced Social Science requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

CRN: 11375
Instructor: Durkin
4 credits


SOCI 4004 L21 - Art Worlds: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: 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 many of 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: 11493
Instructor: McGee/Salwaha
4 credits


SOCI 4900 L11 - Internship Seminar
Session III, May 26 - August 4, 2020
Online: M, 6 - 9:45 p.m.

May 26-August 4: 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 relationship between character and career are discussed. Apply for placement assistance and housing.

CRN: 11429
Instructor: Pappas
4 credits