true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?
they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the
skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are
longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and
nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.
111: midterm examination
midterm exam will consist of the following:
terms (50%): identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be
given (a list of all the terms will be provided)
several short-answer questions (50%): you may be given some options from
which to choose (be able to discuss the main issues covered so far—the
more details the better)
Materials covered through week 7, including the summer reading (focus on
significant issues in the readings, especially as presented or discussed
1 (see the file with answers: in MS Word use
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Maslow will not be covered on the exam
Sample questions you should be ready to answer:
- What does liberal arts education
have to do with ethics (e.g., Freakonomics, Luke, Newman, Shapiro)?
- How does The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks relate to the texts we have read thus far in Inquiry?
Be able to refer to specific texts, authors, or themes.
or relate Rachels and Maslow. How may they be complements? How might
the claims of Maslow, if correct, impact Rachels's observations and
is meant by cultural relativism? What are some main issues and
questions regarding cultural relativism (e.g., Bohannan, George,
Herskovitz, Pojman, Rachels)?
thesis, dependency thesis, weak thesis of dependency, strong thesis
Winthrop and Luke.
is science? What do we mean by "natural sciences"? How do they
relate to human culture and the themes of Inquiry (e.g., the table
of contents in the Inquiry textbook)? Relevance to The Ghost Map?
Menkiti, what is the contrast between a minimal and a maximal
"definition of the person"?
are some characteristics of the American spirit, and critiques of
them, as expressed in the following:
Let America Be America Again
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Person and Community in African Traditional Thought
Democratic Participation and Political Education
A Model of Christian Charity
is Freakonomics, and how is it relevant to the themes and goals of
Inquiry or a liberal arts education (e.g., the table of contents in
the Inquiry textbook)?