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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: Film

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Social Psychological Theory Applied Through Film
A discussion of the constructs, theories, and ideas in the field of social psychology that are most relevant to contemporary society. Films that are rich in examples of social psychological theory are analyzed to facilitate mastery of these concepts.
CMS3090 / 4 credits
Kenneth Mann
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online 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 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
CMS3160 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Rachel Simon
Session III (3-Week Intensive): June 13–July 1

American Film, Reflections of a Century II: 1950 to 1999
Defining trends in U.S. cultural history between 1950 and 1999, as reflected in film. Topics include the re-introduction of realism, counterculture films, films by socially oriented and “new auteur” directors, and the impact of AIDS, relations between the sexes, and modern special effects. Aspects of cinema history are also examined, including the construct and use of certain genres, the relationship between cinematic realism and censorship, and the rise of independent film.
CMS3170 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Michael Garber
Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Session III (4-Week Intensive): June 13–July 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

*CANCELLED* online courses iconThe Family on Film
Explores the many types of families presented on the silver screen in the 20th century and today: perfect/idyllic families, families threatened by divorce, dysfunctional families, eccentric families, families facing a crisis, and current notions of extended or nontraditional families.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
CMS3190 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Rachel Simon
Session II: June 13–July 29

Updated June 6, 2016

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