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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY FIRST SEMESTER, SY 2012-2013 TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS UNDERGRADUATE / GRADUATE SA 102 Sociological Analysis Dr. Saloma-Akpedonu A discussion on the concepts, approaches, and themes of sociological inquiry; beginning with the philosophical origins of sociology and ending with its ascendancy as a major social science discipline. The course discusses how these approaches view social reality from different yet complementary points of view. SA 103 Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences Dr. Abad A research methodology course that presents the concepts and tools of quantitative social research – particularly the survey – for gathering data. Students learn to design and conduct a survey, analyze the data, interpret results, and present conclusions. SA 112 Health, Culture, and Society Ms. Roldan An analysis of anthropological and sociological works, focusing on the claims and conclusions presented, the research methods used, and the different theoretical approaches employed. The skills needed for qualitative data collection are developed by designing and implementing research projects. SA 109 / Theories of Development Dr. Lim Socio 296 / A survey and analysis of socio-cultural, political, and economic theories of development. Topics include Anthro 262 theoretical models such as modernization, dependency, world-system, and neo-Marxist/neo-Weberican versions; neo-functionalist theories; governance/democratization models; and postmodernist critiques. SA 115 / Environment, Culture, and Society Dr. Lim SA 240.37 / An inquiry into basic ecological concepts currently used yet often poorly understood. The course utilizes case Em 260 studies to clarify feedback relationships between particular societies and their environment, and then proposes practical research strategies for students to use in conducting anthropological fieldwork with an ecological orientation. SA 117/ Introduction to Archeology Mr. Canilao Anthro 225 An introduction to archeology as intimately related to environmental issues. Paleobotany, geomorphology, zoo-archeology, and other allied scientific disciplines provide information that allows for anthropological interpretation of man’s adaptation to his environment. The course also looks at the Philippines in terms of environmental archeology. SA 119 / Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Dr. Zialcita SA 210 A study of the concept of “culture” and patterns of behavior. The course presents the practical aspect of learning to understand why people think and act the way they do in order to make sense of both one’s self and society. SA 124/Soc 272 Complex Organizations Dr. Arce A study of the structures and processes of industrial and other large scale formal bureaucracies, including the effects on various factors, such as the well-being of organizational participants, worker organizations, and productivity. SA 126 / Social Inequality Dr. Eviota SOC 275/ A study of inequality as a matter of patterned structures, not as something randomly distributed between ANTHRO 275 individuals. The course look sat inequalities between nations and between groups, and examines the intersections of these inequalities and how controlled and exploited groups respond to social inequality. SA 118 / Sex, Culture, and Society Dr. Eviota SA 237 A study of sexuality as a socially and culturally constructed behavior focusing on how it is acquired and reproduced in everyday life; how it is experienced within and among different groups; and how it is connected to social, political, and economic systems. SA 163/223 Muslim Societies in Asia Dr. Oliveros (3 units) An examination of Islam as a living religious tradition of people reacting to their societal environment and to the tensions of the modern world. Topics include the impact of Muslim revivalism, Muslim separatist movements, and similarities and differences of selected Muslim communities in Asia. SA 157/240.35 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Dr. Zialcita An introduction to the knowledge and skills that are basic to the preservation and promotion of dakilang pamana, or one’s cultural heritage. SA 199.11/224 Presentational Skills in the Social Sciecnes Dr. Abad FA 190.4 / A seminar on the use of voice, body, and mind to communicate ideas in the social sciences at the classroom, LS 199.11 conferences, meetings, lectures, forums, and related public assemblies. SA 201 Fundamental Statistics Ms. Lopez A course on the basic concepts and operations of statistics. Focus is on univariate and bivariate measures of association and interferences, and basic multivariate analysis. It also introduces students to SPSS for Windows and emphasizes on the understanding and application of statistical concepts in social science situations. SA 205 Research Techniques Dr. Abad A course on the logic of empirical research in sociology and anthropology. The course examines the suitable approaches to a variety of typical research problems; their advantages and limitations; and their translation into specific plans for investigation. SA 211 Introduction to Sociological Perspectives Fr. Rivera, S.J. An introduction to the classical and contemporary sociological theories. Topics include the role of theories in social science research; influential schools of thought in the sociological discipline; and the context within which they emerge. Ph.D. SOC 300.1 Proseminar on Methodology Dr. Abad A seminar on problems and issues in contemporary social science, both macro and micro studies, proceeding from major sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict, and interactionism. SOC 301 Seminar in Anthropological Analysis Dr. Zialcita An analysis of a wide range of sociological studies to assess how sociologists deal with important Theoretical issues using various methods, sources of data, and philosophical assumptions. SOC 302 Seminar on Issues in Sociological Theory Fr. Rivera, S.J. An intensive examination of classical and contemporary issues in sociological theory. A critical analysis of selected texts is done. For the updated schedule, please visit https://aisis.ateneo.edu and log in to your account. Thank you!
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