Shereen Lerner, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Anthropology

Program Director :

Cultural Science

Office: SC 14 - Room: 63

480-461-7306

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM1:15 PM - 2:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM1:15 PM - 2:00 PM 

Online

Online

Online

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Online

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Office hours are also available by appointment.

 

Profile

Anthropology Faculty

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

AFR202 Ethnic Relations in the United States 3 Credits
Basic concepts and processes, including historic overview, of inter-ethnic relations in the United States: culture, race, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, racism, assimilation, acculturation, and individual and group responses to inter-ethnic contact. Cultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills and perspectives as fundamental tools for successful management of social relations in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26320
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

ASB202 Ethnic Relations in the United States 3 Credits
Basic concepts and processes, including historic overview, of inter-ethnic relations in the United States: culture, race, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, racism, assimilation, acculturation, and individual and group responses to inter-ethnic contact. Cultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills and perspectives as fundamental tools for successful management of social relations in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26321
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24552
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24552 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB253 Death and Dying Across Cultures 3 Credits
Responses to death and dying in cultures around the world. Explanations for particular cultural responses to death and dying. Examples drawn from ancient and contemporary cultures. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38732
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Fall Flex Start 2019

ASB102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
Principles of cultural anthropology, with illustrative materials from a variety of cultures. The nature of culture; social, political, and economic systems; religion, aesthetics and language. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24504
Dobson Campus
Lecture
09/03/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24504 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27215
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 27215 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Spring 2020

AFR202 Ethnic Relations in the United States 3 Credits
Basic concepts and processes, including historic overview, of inter-ethnic relations in the United States: culture, race, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, racism, assimilation, acculturation, and individual and group responses to inter-ethnic contact. Cultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills and perspectives as fundamental tools for successful management of social relations in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27833
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27833 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

27155
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

8 of 35
Seats Available

ASB202 Ethnic Relations in the United States 3 Credits
Basic concepts and processes, including historic overview, of inter-ethnic relations in the United States: culture, race, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, racism, assimilation, acculturation, and individual and group responses to inter-ethnic contact. Cultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills and perspectives as fundamental tools for successful management of social relations in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27832
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27832 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

27154
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

8 of 35
Seats Available

ASB211 Women in Other Cultures 3 Credits
Cross-cultural analysis of the economic, social, political, and religious factors that affect women's status in traditional and modern societies. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35623
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

21 of 35
Seats Available

ASB214 Magic, Witchcraft and Healing: An Introduction to Comparative Religion 3 Credits
Origins, elements, and forms of religion; a comparative survey of religious beliefs, myths, rituals and symbolism including magic, witchcraft and healing as practiced in selected regions of the world; the place of religion in the total culture. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25370
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

22 of 35
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

GLO298AA Special Projects 1 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment are made available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37174
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

4 of 5
Seats Available

Spring Flex Start 2020

ASB102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
Principles of cultural anthropology, with illustrative materials from a variety of cultures. The nature of culture; social, political, and economic systems; religion, aesthetics and language. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25339
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/28/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

32 of 35
Seats Available

Notes: Class 25339 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35591
Dobson Campus
Lecture
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

10 of 28
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35591 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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