A Message From the Chair
We are open and ready to support you! As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach our ASC, Stacy Brooks, by phone at (909) 537-5502 or via email at SBrooks@csusb.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.
Thank you and stay safe.
A Message to Students
Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- If you have any questions regarding the day-to-day operations of the university, refer to the welcome page https://www.csusb.edu and https://www.csusb.edu/covid-19 for announcements.
- Stick to the CSUSB information page https://www.csusb.edu/covid-19. There is a lot of misinformation about Covid - 19 on social media. I have read email chains, some from faculty who should know better, that passed along “important information” about how you can avoid becoming sick that was gleaned from “internal CDC memos”. Don’t go down these rabbit holes!
- We need to reduce redundant emails between students and instructors. Most questions about your particular class can be answered via email blasts, posted announcements, or FAQs on Blackboard. So, pay attention for new announcements from your instructor.
- Note that we send out information to students via their CSUSB account. We do not normally send out information through non-CSUSB accounts, so get in the habit of checking your CSUSB email.
- All faculty members are still required to hold office hours, so check with your instructor for their policy on how to contact them during office hours. Office hours will be “virtual” rather than in-person. Many faculty members have the ability to hold Zoom sessions, but don’t assume that all faculty members will be able to do this.
- Look to the British for how to handle these situations…”Keep calm and carry on”.
- Or, in the words of Douglas Adams in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… “Stay calm and always carry a towel”.
Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
What is Anthropology?
'Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems. Historically, anthropologists in the United States have been trained in one of four areas: sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching, and professional lives.' Source