Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, USA

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This course introduces some basic tools to help you better understand and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds. This skill and knowledge is useful in a globalized, interconnected world where most of us can expect to see and interact with people with different ways of thinking and behaving. You will learn about specific cultures in this course, we focus on training you to adopt a cultural generalist perspective. This gives some tools to help students better learn to navigate a variety of situations that involve cultural difference. The primary learning goal of this course is to help you better understand and adapt to situations that involve some form of cultural difference, by applying basic anthropological concepts to increase your intercultural intelligence. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify and apply appropriate course tools and concepts to analyze and adapt to a wide range of intercultural encounters and contexts.

In the broadest sense, this course explores the varieties, roles, and functions of humor and comedy in our society during our current era of on-demand streaming across so many platforms and devices. We begin the course by exploring dominant theories of comedy from integrative social science perspectives, and then we dive straight in to investigate the ways in which comedy can uniquely address the complex societal problems of social (in)equality, (in)equity, and (in)justice. Drawing from popular comedy series that are currently available on Netflix and Peacock TV as well as social science methods and literature, students will explore how comedy brings needed attention to societal tensions and injustices in areas including but not limited to race, gender, class, sexuality, (dis)ability, and citizenship.

This course is designed to provide an overview of crime and the criminal justice system in the United States and to familiarize students with each of the three main components of the criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections. Theoretical, legal, practical, social, and methodological issues concerning each of the criminal justice components are discussed. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of how criminal justice agencies and professionals operate and work to deal with and respond to crime.

“Become familiar with economic institutions, and related systems of reasoning and analysis. Understand the concepts of consumption, production, determination of price and quantity in different markets, as well as income distribution, market structure. Become familiar with normative analysis for understanding microeconomics. Topics covered in this course include: 1. What is economics? What is microeconomics?. 2. Review of graphs. Graphs are used very extensively in this course. We will probably use about 150 graphs in class this semester. It is essential that every student be able to receive information presented in graphical form. 3. Production possibilities, opportunity cost, and comparative advantage. 4. The interaction of supply and demand in markets. 5. International trade. 6. Elasticity. 7. The nature of consumer demand. 8. The firm’s costs of production. 9. The Michigan economy. 10. Product markets. 11. Regulation and antitrust law

This course is a course in the Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) program with an emphasis in Physical Science. This specific section of ISP 203A Global Change will focus on the impacts of abrupt global change on water resources, energy production and global climate change. Specifically, our goals include, to understand the biological, chemical, and physical importance of water with respect to society and the environment, to recognize the impact of personal footprints on society and the environment, and to evaluate evidence and understand the physical basis for climate change. Goals of this course are scientific, information, and quantitative literacy. By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate sources and develop a voice.

This course is designed as an introduction to cultural anthropology. As such, the course has three major objectives. First, to expose students to the history of the field as well as its central theories, methodologies, and applications. Second, to show students some of the variety of human cultures on the planet, emphasizing their diversity as well as the common threads that tie human societies together. Third, to highlight the diverse on-the-ground applications of anthropology for the study of social dynamics in the contemporary world.

Students will discover and articulate their educational goals through a series of structured inquiries into their own learning, cultural values, and academic literacies; understand the uses of writing for learning and symbolic action; and acquire the means to be lifelong makers of knowledge through writing.

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the many ideas (theories) we hold about criminal behavior and deviance. You will learn how criminological theories are created and how they have changed over time. You will learn how to evaluate theories, so that you can decide whether one theory is better than another. Most importantly, you will learn how theories of crime and deviance apply in real life. In short, you will learn why theory is important.

This course provides tools for understanding and interacting with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, fostering awareness of and sensitivity to cultural difference and the role of language study in understanding cultural difference. The intent is to instill in students an interest for continued study of and exposure to different cultures and languages, with particular reference to preparation for an education abroad experience. Through this course, students will gain a basic understanding of culture as it affects individuals thinking, feeling, perception, and behavior. Gain an awareness of yourself as a cultural being. Be introduced to the value of language study in understanding cultural difference. Gain an initial understanding of the perceptual world of other cultures, domestically and internationally. Gain an initial understanding of the complexities of intercultural interaction and adaptation. Begin to develop the skills to function successfully in multicultural settings, with particular attention to studying abroad.

Historically, Linear Algebra was developed from studying methods for solving systems of linear equations. This course teaches core Linear Algebra concepts with a focus on applications encountered in science and engineering. These real world problems are often larger than what can easily be solved by hand, so this course focuses on Numerical techniques for understanding and solving large systems of equations using computing.

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