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Fall 2015 Credit Courses: Social Science

Organizational Leadership
Effective, vibrant leadership is essential to the success of any organization. This interdisciplinary course is designed to increase students’ understanding of major leadership behavioral patterns, personal leadership skills, and analysis in for-profit, nonprofit, community, and governmental organizations. Contemporary issues in leadership are addressed in the context of established leadership theory.
BUS3000 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Owen Borda
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 31–Dec. 14
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconAmerican Subcultures in Film
What does it mean to be part of a subculture? This phenomenon is explored through film, focusing on subcultures that are usually not in the mainstream spotlight and analyzing what it means to live on the margins. The subcultures may include, for example, the Amish, big rig drivers, Scrabble champions, graffiti artists, quadriplegic athletes, prison inmates, and outsider artists.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Sept. 3 and 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and 17. Please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
CMS3160 / 4 credits
Rachel Simon
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Sociology of the Five Senses
Using a variety of sensory mediums—such as radio (sound), movies and photography (sight), sculpture (touch), and cooking (taste, smell)—this course explores different sensory cultures (blind and deaf), their social meanings, and social movements; the evolution of medical terminology; media representations such as sign language and Braille by, for, and about these cultures; and how they have changed since the early 1900s.
SOC3355 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconMasculinities: Feminist Perspectives
Considers experiences and images of men in U.S. society. Recent feminist theory and research concerning men are studied, with attention to the various meanings of masculinity in American culture. This course provides a sociological understanding of gender and society, with attention to race, class, and other aspects of identity that shape men’s lives, including media representations of masculinity.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 23, and Dec. 14. Please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
Prerequisite: SOC 1500
SOC3705 / 4 credits
Patricia Rind
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 31–Dec. 14
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated June 15, 2015

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