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dc.creatorAnelli, Carol M.
dc.creatorLaw, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-31T23:03:25Z
dc.date.available2008-03-31T23:03:25Z
dc.date.issued3/28/2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/1365
dc.description.abstractOur section of Western Civilization (UH 330) explores the impact of science on society in historical and current contexts. The course aligns with WSUâ s Six learning Goals of the Baccalaureate. We focus here on the arts & humanities portion of the unit that examines scientific attempts to quantify human intellectual worth. To begin the unit, students read S. J. Gouldâ s Mismeasure of Man, which scrutinizes scientific data from the 18th-20th centuries. These grossly flawed data had appalling consequences, including imprisonment and extermination of Jews under Nazi Germany, and enslavement and segregation of African Americans. As a companion text to the scientifically oriented Mismeasure of Man, students read Ralph Ellisonâ s modern classic novel, Invisible Man. Our poster emphasizes the novelâ s use of music. We provide teaching resources, pedagogy, and student responses to the pedagogy.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWashington State University
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.subjectWestern Civilization
dc.subjectImpact of science on society
dc.subjectMismeasure of Man
dc.subjectInvisible Man
dc.subjectTeaching pedagogy
dc.titleFrom Mismeasure of Man to Invisible Man: An examination of scientific racism in the U. S.
dc.typePresentation
dc.description.citationAnelli, C. & Law, R. (2008, March 28). From Mismeasure of Man to Invisible Man: An examination of scientific racism in the U. S. Poster presented at the Washington State University Academic Showcase, Pullman, WA.


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