Monday, February 27, 2012

Kevin Marshall, Community Organizing

Kevin Marshall will visit our class Wednesday, Feb. 29, to talk about community organizing and an upcoming event for black history month.

Janice's Class, International Education Conference

International Education Conference. There are 40 free tickets remaining for students. Register now!

  • Consciousness/altered states of consciousness
    • History of illegal drug use in the U.S.A.
  • Sleep
  • REM
  • Night Terrors

Monday, February 13, 2012

Janice, class -- piaget, sense, perception

  • Piaget's stages of cognitive development
    • Development stages applied to theories of race
    • Kohlberg's theory of development
      • Preconventional--punishment, rewards
      • Conventional--other people, law and order
      • Postconventional--morality--social contract, self-chosen principles
        • Levels or development in argument
          • Veitnam war
          • principle vs law 
    • Sensation 
      • The brain creates reality from the information it gets
          • Anglo-Saxon and Nordics as fully developed race
          • African Americans and others, seen as adolescent, in need of guidance and development. A metaphor is an Anglo-Saxon carrying the Olypic torch and everyone else running to catch up.
      • Note: there was some discussion of women as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. There are 12.

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Dating and Car Care--Women's Resource Center

    Janice's class, Monday

    • Nature vs. Nurtchure
    • Biological foundations of race
    William Kelley:

    Article in Houston Chronicle
    • Post-Civil War
    • Kelley was a former slave owner, who took as wife an ex-slave
    • Descendents dedicated a historical marker
    • Recessive traits (blue eyes)

     Sickle Cell anemia
    • Started in Africa
      • Presence in South America
    • 1 in 500 African Americans has the alliel
    • 1 in 10 is a carrier
      • Resistance to Malaria
      • Host in red blood cell
      • Cannot mature in a sickle cell
    • Historical
      • Biological foundation of race
      • Interior of Africa, "white man's grave"
    Introduction to Woody Guthrie
    • Huntington's
    • Biography
    • Context
    • Great Depression
      • "This Land is your Land"--video
      • I can relate this to class conflict: Woody Guthrie is responding to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."
    • Arlo Guthrie
      • "Alice's Restaurant"
      • "Deporte"
      • "City of New Orleans"