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Fall 2016 Credit Courses: Social Science

Introduction to Mass Media and Communications
The history and impact of communication technologies are examined, beginning with speech and moving forward through print and digital media, advertising and public relations, media regulation and potential, and ending with a consideration of the future.
CMS1500 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Matthew Sampson
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Modernism, Media, and the Middle Class
Charles Morazé, in The Triumph of the Middle Classes, describes the political and social history of the bourgeoisie during the 19th century. This course traces themes from Morazé through the 20th century, with attention to how the middle class sees itself through art, literature, film, advertising, and television.
CMS3030 / 4 credits
Beth Gersh-Nesic
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Mass Media: A Cultural History
CMS3040 Refer to courses offered at the Rockland extension site.

Women for Change in the Middle East
The Middle East is mired in controversy over basic human rights, particularly in the area of women’s rights. A growing number of Muslim and Jewish women artists/activists, living in the Middle East or in the West, have joined the fight for equality. Using film, literature, and theatre, advocates for peace and equality are studied across ethnic, religious, and national lines.
GND3170 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Michael Taub
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 30–Dec. 13
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconHealth Issues in the 21st Century
Health issues in the 21st century are presented from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include the origins of emerging health and related public policy issues; the impact on the local, national, and global economy and educational systems; national security; preventive efforts; and approaches to planning policy that address these health challenges now and in the future.
Note: This course is hybrid (60% online and 40% in person). The class meeting dates are Aug. 29, Sept. 19, Oct. 10 and 31, Nov. 21, and Dec. 12. Please refer to www.purchase.edu/online for details.
IDI3350 / 4 credits
Owen Borda
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 29–Dec. 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online courses iconSociology 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
SOC3355 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Aug. 29–Dec. 16

Sexual Assault: The Courts and Society Today
Students examine the different types of sexual assault; the effects on victims, their families, and society; and the legal process unique to sexual assault prosecutions. Topics include legal protection for special victims; motivation of criminals; date rape, domestic violence, and battered women’s syndrome; and crimes against children. The roles of investigators, doctors, forensic scientists, district attorneys, judges, experts, and psychological counselors are also analyzed.
SOC3555 / 4 credits
Fredric Green
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 29–Dec. 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Studies in Victimology
Focuses on the central character in a criminal act—the victim. Objectives include understanding victimization and learning how to offer a victim real help. Diverse reactions are analyzed and various forms of practical help are examined. Special attention is given to such crimes as sexual assault and the various categories of abuse (child, adolescent, elder, parental, and spousal), and to the survivors of homicide victims.
SOC3575 / 4 credits
Timothy Mante
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 31–Dec. 14
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Masculinities: 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.
Prerequisite: SOC 1500
SOC3705 / 4 credits
Patricia Rind
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 30–Dec. 13
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Posted Mar. 28, 2016

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