it 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
- 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 on D2L with answers: in MS Word use
Tools>Option>View/Display>click Hidden text)
Sample questions you should be ready to answer:
- What does liberal arts education
have to do with ethics (e.g., Luke, Newman, Shapiro, Freakonomics)?
- 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 suggestions?
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 of dependency
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)?