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This course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of bio-medical ethics. It examines moral foundations of the... see more

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of... see more

This course seeks to examine how people experience gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - and sexuality in a... see more

Astrobiology Survey is an introductory course on astrobiology whose purpose is to provide a survey, or introduction, to... see more

If the twentieth century was the century of physics, the twenty-first promises to be the century of biology. This subject... see more

This class has been reorganized to focus primarily on the War in Iraq. As in previous years, the class still examines war... see more

We begin by considering briefly the evolution of the family, its cross-cultural variability, and its history in the West.... see more

How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course... see more

Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity... see more

Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In... see more

An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity,... see more

This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social... see more

Human beings are symbol-making as well as tool-making animals. We understand our world and shape our lives in large part... see more

Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation... see more

This course covers major theorists and theoretical schools since the late 19th century. Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Bourdieu,... see more

This course enables students to  analyze  literacy  practices,  explaining  how  they  emerge from particular social  and... see more

What is race? What is ethnicity? How can communication and relationships between men and women be improved? What causes... see more

How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social... see more

Through investigating cross-cultural case studies, this course introduces students to the anthropological study of the... see more

Using examples from anthropology and sociology alongside classical and contemporary social theory, this course explores... see more

This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa.... see more

This course explores stereotypes associated with Asian women in colonial, nationalist, state-authoritarian, and... see more

This course examines the major aesthetic, social, and political elements which have shaped modern Japanese culture and... see more

MIT OCW is a large scale, web-based electronic publishing initiative whose goals are to : Provide free, searchable access... see more