Lisa Pope Fischer’s Profile

Faculty
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Lisa Pope Fischer
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Social Science
Office Location
611 Namm
Academic interests

Anthropology

Bio

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Work Phone
718-260-5742

My Courses

ANTH 1101: Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 1101: Introduction to Anthropology

This course is a general introduction to the four fields of anthropology that looks at how anthropologists study cultural and physical aspects of humankind. We will explore a range of societies and methods anthropologists study. This course covers such topics as economic systems, population dynamics, kinship, political systems, religion, art, medicine, as well as globalization, power relations and ethics. This course covers cross-cultural ethnographic data including Africa, Meso-America, Australia, and Asia.

ANTH 2000: Medical Anthropology

ANTH 2000: Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology aims to understand the interrelationship between culture and understandings of disease, health, and healing. Anthropologists look at the biocultural basis of health to understand how different cultures experience and treat illness. This course looks at medicine in terms of health, illness, and forms of healing from an Anthropological perspective that includes biological and cross-cultural perspectives. Whereas Western biomedicine tends to favor an application of science, in some societies health and illness cannot be separated from their worldview and spiritual belief systems. This course will address the various theories and methods used to analyze and understand the body as a site of illness and healing. Topics include Healers and Healing, Ethnomedicine, Humoral Medicine, Belief Systems (Religion, Spirituality, Worldview) and understandings of health, Diet and Nutrition, Social Inequality & Health Disparities, and Cultural understandings of Mental Health.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

Living Lab General Education Seminar Spring 2020

Living Lab General Education Seminar Spring 2020

This is a collaborative space for use by Living Laboratory General Education Seminar participants. This seminar will concentrate on incorporating the general education outcome of Intercultural Knowledge and Competence into our courses focusing on Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning, open pedagogy and assessment practices.

WAC Digital Initiatives: Writing Intensive Certification

WAC Digital Initiatives: Writing Intensive Certification

Current and potential writing intensive (WI) course instructors now have the opportunity to complete the certification process online, in a fast-tracked method well-suited to some faculty members’ crammed schedules. Over the course of the academic year, this born-digital initiative offers faculty a space in which they can view past workshops; discuss how WAC principles work in their own classrooms and disciplines; and submit and share resources. After participating in this project, faculty will submit a portfolio of revised materials to complete the certification process.

Living Laboratory Associate Fellows

Living Laboratory Associate Fellows

This is a collaborative space for use by Living Laboratory Associate Fellows participating in the General Education Seminar, part of City Tech’s Title V grant-funded initiative A Living Laboratory. This seminar will concentrate on incorporating general education outcomes into our courses focusing on Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning, open pedagogy and assessment practices.

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