Sociology and Anthropology Summer Courses

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ANTH 1100 V11 - Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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 the family, adaptions to the environment and to political, economic and religious institutions in a variety of past and present cultures.

CRN: 13982
Instructor: Maraesa, Aminata
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRSS, GLBL, INST, ISIN, SSCI


ANTH 1200 V21 - Introduction To Biological Anthropology
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This introduction to physical (or biological) anthropology satisfies a core life science requirement and serves as a general survey of the biological focus of anthropology. The course summarizes the different areas of physical anthropology and covers the history of evolutionary theories, human genetics and adaptation, primate biology, behavioral ecology and conservation, and an extensive overview of the human fossil record. In particular, we emphasize the variations found in non-human primates and the biological and cultural changes that took place in our ancestors over the past 6.8 million years. Lab sessions will provide a practical introduction to human osteology, primate morphology, primate conservation, and comparisons of human fossil morphology.

Closed
Instructor: Johnson, Caley
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: LSCI, ZLB1


ANTH 1500 L21 - Introduction To Fashion and Culture
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This introductory lecture course is required for students pursuing the fashion studies minor. 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, every day acts of self-presentation, and larger politics of representation.

CRN: 13932
Instructor: Garcia, Gloria
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: FASH


ANTH 1600 R11 - Introduction To Human Variation
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This introductory physical anthropology course explores in detail issues of human biological variation, that is, why humans differ from each other. It satisfies a life science core requirement and examines evolutionary theories, human genetic variations, and human adaptations to environmental stresses. The main focus of investigation of human genotypic and phenotypic variations as observed in contemporary human populations to obtain an understanding of the biological basis for anatomical and physiological variation (incorrectly referred to as ‘race’ in a social context), including different evolutionary mechanisms that have shaped these variations, and how changing environments may have influenced these directions as well as the emergence of, and adjustment to, various chronic diseases. Lab sessions provide a practical introduction to cellular genetics, population genetics, osteology, anthropometry, statistics, and human evolution.

Canceled
Instructor: Sutton, Wesley
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: LSCI


ANTH 2700 V11 - You Are What You Eat
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

As the center of all significant human rituals and ceremonies, food is studied by a range of natural and social scientists. For the anthropologist, food is connected to the human body, health social relations, identity, and even ideology; we are literally what we eat. This course examines the role food plays in shaping cultural practices throughout the world. Students will explore changing concepts of food through time, beginning with early humans, modes of food production, and consumption. Through primary literature, lectures, local ethnic markets, and sharing meals throughout the semester, this class will immerse you in the theoretical and empirical significance of the cross-cultural significance of food. Bon Appetit!

CRN: 13984
Instructor: Kleinman, Julie
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, ADVD, AMST, ASHS, ASSC, ENST, ESEL, ESHC, INST, IPE, ISEU


ANTH 3385 V21 - Post-Apocalyptic Societies
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Humans have a long fascination with cataclysmic events. This course will use post-apocalyptic fiction as ethnography to examine the processes and forms of culture change in the wake of catastrophic events such as nuclear war, viral epidemics, and alien invasions. Using popular culture, we will study how humans adapt to the loss of the familiar structures that shape their lives, and will seek to develop a broad understanding of human cultural formation through these cases of its complete annihilation.

CRN: 13993
Instructor: George, Diane
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ASSC


ANTH 4004 L11 - Art Worlds: Anthropology and Sociology Perspectives
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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.

CRN: 13985
Instructor: Sawalha, Aseel
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ICC


SOCI 1100 L11 - Introduction To Sociology
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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 is required prior to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

Canceled
Instructor: Rufrano, Michelle
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRSS, SSCI


SOCI 1100 V11 - Introduction To Sociology
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 is required prior to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

Closed
Instructor: Durkin, Daniel
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRSS, SSCI


SOCI 1100 R21 - Introduction To Sociology
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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 is required prior to all other sociology courses and seeks to stimulate students to continue to deepen their understanding of societies.

CRN: 13933
Instructor: Durkin, Daniel
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRSS, SSCI


SOCI 2847 V11 - The 60s: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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 restraints of traditional pop and folk songs and created rock and roll; politically minded youth attacked 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: 13988
Instructor: Wormser, Richard
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, ASSC, WGSS


SOCI 2925 V21 - Media Crime Sex Violence
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Turn on the television set, pick up the local newspaper, go on the Internet or watch a movie. Wherever you turn, you will find the media saturated with stories about corrupt cops and honest cops, drug dealers and drug users, murderers and victims, organized crime and serial killers, crusading district attorneys and defense attorneys, corrupt lawyers and hanging judges, violent prisoners and convicted innocents. How accurate are these representations? What are the ideological messages and cultural values these stories communicate? In this course, you will learn how to demystify media representations in order to understand how and why they are produced, and who is responsible for their production.

CRN: 13934
Instructor: Wormser, Richard
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, ASSC, PJMJ, PJST, URST, WGSS


SOCI 2960 L11 - Popular Culture
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course will investigate the nature of contemporary popular culture. How do people spend their "spare time"? Does this vary with social class? Is sport the new religion? And how does this differ from that of earlier periods and simpler societies?

CRN: 13989
Instructor: McGee, Michelle
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ACUP, AMST, APPI, ASAM, ASHS, ASSC, URST


SOCI 3102 R21 - Contemporary Social Issues and Policies
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Global issues such as world hunger, human rights, and nuclear war, as well as American issues concerning inequalities of wealth, civil rights, crime, family, and the role of government, are examined in this course. In addition to gaining an understanding of the social, political, and economic dimensions of these issues, students will carefully consider underlying value principles and religious ethics.

CRN: 13936
Instructor: Durkin, Daniel
4 credits


SOCI 3152 V21 - Sociology Of Sports
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

In all societies, sports and athletics are socially organized into official events, group rituals, tests of manhood, areas for the expression of political sentiments. In modern societies they have become major industries (and their players, cultural heroes and celebrities); spectator sports and their audiences are important features of post-industrial societies.

CRN: 13937
Instructor: Benavides, Oswaldo
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ASSC, SJOR


SOCI 3249 L21 - For The Death Of Me
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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, morning 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.

CRN: 13935
Instructor: Yurguis, Katia
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ASSC, BESN, EP3


SOCI 3406 L11 - Race: A Social Construct
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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 sciences, 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 and individual self-conceptualizations and identity politics.

Canceled
Instructor: Valle, Maria
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ADVD, AMST, ASHS, ASSC, LALS, LASS, URST


SOCI 3503 R11 - Work, Family, and Gender
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course examines how two key institutions in society – the workplace and the family – interact with one another. Special emphasis is placed on the critical ways that work-family balance and conflict are conditioned by gender. The course will cover the impacts – both negative and positive – of work demands upon individuals’ family lives, as well as the effects of family obligations upon workers and workplaces. Students will be familiarized with voluntary responses to work-family challenges on the part of individuals, families, and employers, as well as relevant public policies in the U.S. and around the world.

Canceled
Instructor: Bougdaeva, Saglar
4 credits


SOCI 4004 L11 - Art Worlds: Anthropology and Sociology Perspectives
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

The study of culture generally, and art world more specifically, allows us to understand the arts not only as aesthetics experiences, but also as institutional, economics, social, and political phenomena. 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, the course will introduce students to issues in and methods for cultural analysis. The analysis of art worlds will include: 1) a consideration of the intentions of creative agents or producers; 2) the distribution of these objects within particular systems; and, 3) the reception and interpretation of these objects by and within particular social groups or communities.

CRN: 13991
Instructor: McGee, Michelle
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ICC


SOCI 4900 L31 - Internship Seminar
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: M, 06:00PM - 09:45PM

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, the organization as a social system, the 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 through the Internship Program located in the Career Planning and Placement Office.

CRN: 14023
Instructor: Young, Holly
4 credits


SOCI 4971 V11 - Dilemmas Of The Modern Self
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Modern selfhood or identity is studied as a series of conflicts or dilemmas "What is a self today?" What are the special problems of ourselves as modern and post-modern "subjects?"

Closed
Instructor: Durkin, Daniel
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AMST, APPI, ASHS, EP4, VAL

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.