Content with Disciplines : Social Sciences and Humanities

Investigación Particpativa en Conversación Avanzada

¿Por qué hacemos Investigación Participativa (IP) en la clase de Conversación Avanzada? Primero, porque es un método de investigación cualitativo que ayuda al individuo a conocerse a sí mismo mejor al mismo tiempo que trata de interpretar el mundo que le rodea. Segundo, porque la técnica empleada para recolectar información tiene que ser dialogando con las personas de quienes queremos aprender algo. Tercero, porque este método de investigación responde totalmente a la misión de la universidad de Santa Clara y a la filosofía educativa de su profesora que es la de formar líderes responsables que sean capaces de lograr cambio…

Spanish 135 – Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

Span 135Fall 2000 Required text: Castellanos, Rosario. (1996) Ciudad Real . Alfaguara, México.Castillo, Ana. (1994) Massacre of the Dreamers; essays on xicanisma. Plume, Penguin Boocs USA Inc., 375 Hudson, Street, New York, NY 10014. Fuentes, Carlos. (1998). El espejo enterrado. Taurus, México.García Márquez, Gabriel (1996) Noticia de un secuestro. Grupo editorial Norma. Buenos Aires, Argentina.Martínez, Tomás Eloy. (1995) Santa Evita. Vintage Español. Random House Inc. New York.Menchú, Rigoberta (1998) Rigoberta: La nieta de los mayas. Aguilar. México.Sandoval, Manuel Lucena (1998) La América precolombina. Anaya, Madrid, España.Santiago, Esmeralda (1994). Cuando era puertorriqueña. Vintage Español. Random House, Inc. New York. Prerequisites: Completion of Spanish…

Land and Water Law

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in natural resource management. Students who successfully complete this course will have a better understanding of the legal and policy contexts in which natural resource managers function. The course is organized around the following five learning outcomes. A. Knowledge outcomes. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of: Outcome 1 – American property law with particular focus on water and land use regulation; Outcome 2 – Legal approaches to conserving private lands; Outcome 3 – Policy dilemmas facing federal land managers. B. Skills outcomes. Students will practice and demonstrate abilities to…

Spanish – Service-learning

SPRING 2000Office: 223 Rogers-StoutHours: MWF 11:30-12:30, TR2:30-3;30Required Text: Introduction to Spanish Translation by Jack Child Course Description and Background: This is the first Service-Learning course to be offered in the Department of Foreign Languages. This course has been developed through an interdisciplinary team effort by faculty and students ETSU and as an essential component of & Kellogg III Expanding Community Partnerships Project entitled: Language and Culture Resource Center/Bilingual Media. The goal of the project is to assist in the integration of Hispanics into the predominant community, specifically in Unicoi county, one of the counties targeted by the Kellogg III grant….

Cultural Anthropology

Course Objectives: This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to cultural anthropology, a scientific discipline using diverse theories focusing on unique cultural adaptations of human populations around the world. We will explore the concept of culture, by surveying different theoretical orientations such as evolutionism, functionalism, structuralism and ecological anthropology. We will then apply these different orientations to different subsystems of culture, politics, economics, religion, kinship, health and education. Throughout the course we will examine issues of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, nationalism, and internationalism, with a sharp focus on Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Americas. My ethnographic…

Introduction to The Theory and Practice of Archaeology

About this class: Archaeology is teamwork, and succeeds best when people cooperate, share each other s work assignments and contribute together to achieve the project s goals. Several of the course assignments have been designed with that in mind. It is my hope that we can constitute ourselves on the model of an archaeological team, working together to achieve the common goal: becoming archaeologists in theory and practice. COURSE GOALSAn introduction to the theory and practice of archaeology; i. e., how and why archaeology is done and what can be learned from it. A. Introduction to the theoretical framework that…

Communication: Tech Tutors

Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is applying the techniques and knowledge gained in the classroom to the real and practical demands of a designer /client relationship. Student designers work onsite, using technology to solve the communication needs of non-profit agencies. Students develop needs analyses and write and implement proposals to meet their community partners' needs. These may involve print, Multimedia, design for the Web, networking, and other Computer applications. Course DescriptionThe focus of this service learning experience is to apply Management and Design Principles to identify the needs of the community to bridge the Digital Divide, and…

Communication in Organization

Required course for the organizational communication sequence in the Speech Communication degree. Role of communication in defining and achieving organizational goals. Assessment and development of organizational communication systems. Service-learning component allows students to apply course content in the field through service to local disaster response and emergency management organizations. Students examine the special communication problems faced in planning for, and responding to, non-routine and crisis situations. Service Learning Criteria: 1. A needed service: Disaster response and emergency management are important services in any community faced with natural and technological crises such as floods, earthquakes, severe storms, fires and industrial accidents….

Oral History and Community

"Memory makes us, we make memory. Imagine yourself without a memory." Elizabeth Tonkin, Narrating Our Pasts "For every story there is another story which stands before it." Barbara Myerhoff, Number Our Days "I have summoned up the courage to tell my personal story because I believe that Americans deserve to know the truth. When I hear of those who say that the internment never happened, and that only those who wanted to live in camp were given that protection, I know how vital it is that the truth be told." Mary Tsukamoto, We the People "I know you must have…