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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Social Science

small star iconNEW! 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. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

American 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.
CMS3160 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Grant Wiedenfeld
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Contemporary Popular Culture
Combines readings, viewings, and discussion of various forms of contemporary culture since the mid-1960s, such as popular films and music, design and fashion, architecture, magazines, art, television, and the new imaging technologies. Topics include avant-garde, popular, and mass culture; high and low aesthetics; stereotypes; cultural hierarchy; identity, gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity; and American concepts of age and class. Offered at the Rockland extension site.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
SOC3315 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 8–Dec. 22
Academic II, Room 2127

small star iconNEW! 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
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

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
Noncredit option: $625
Fredric Green
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated July 11, 2014

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