FIG #1: Frames of Mind

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Cluster Description:
In this FIG, students investigate the interrelationships of psychology and anthropology and the connections among people, behavior, and social and cultural ties.


Anthropology 201
Kathleen Saunders
9:00-9:50 am
Lena Ericksen
1:00-2:50 pm
Seminar 101
Justina Brown
10:00-11:50 am

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Course Descriptions for Frames of Mind

  • Anthropology 201, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, (Kathleen Saunders) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 40801
    The study of the many ways of being human through the creation of cultural systems. Cross-cultural comparisons of social systems to de-naturalize taken-for-granted assumptions about "human nature". Surveys cultural configurations through time and locations.
  • Psychology 119, Psychology of Gender, (Lena Ericksen) 4cr, BCGM, CRN: 42111
    Basic concepts, foundations for sex roles; similarities and differences between the sexes; historical customs, personality theories, cultural, subcultural and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Justina Brown) 2cr, CRN: 40970
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. Discover the connections between psychology and anthropology and the relationships among people, behavior, and social and cultural ties. Examine issues of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and mental health from different perspectives.

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