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Summer 2015 Credit Courses: Social Science

The most recent syllabi available can be found in our syllabus bank.

online courses iconMacroeconomic Theory I
An introductory course on modern theory of the causes of unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and a strong or weak dollar. The course treats the economy as a system and examines the ways in which its behavior can be influenced by policy (e.g., the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve Board, fiscal policies of Congress and the Administration).
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
ECO1500 / 4 credits
Jesse Gastelle
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–24

online courses icon**CANCELLED** Microeconomics I: The Principles of Human Action
A practical introduction to the logic of human action with applications to daily life. This course traces the implication of choice in the face of scarcity and imperfect knowledge. Topics include the nature and value of cost, the spontaneous emergence of social order, demand-supply analysis, theory of markets, and public policy.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
ECO1510 / 4 credits
R. David Seabrook
Session II: June 8–July 23

African American Cinema
This focus on African American cinema includes the work of major African American directors and performers and the films that reflect the complex issues attending the relationship between race and film in the United States.
CMS3140 / 4 credits
Michael Cramer
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 8–July 22
Room: Refer to the online schedule

**CANCELLED** Modernism, Media, and the Middle Class (changed 4/2, 2015)
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
Mon. & Wed. 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 8 - July 22
Note: Taught at the Rockland Community College Extension site, Academic I, Room 1112

online courses iconContemporary 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
SOC3315 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Session I (Intensive): May 18–June 5

online courses icon**CANCELLED** Research Methods
Students become acquainted with methods that social scientists in general and sociologists in particular use for different types of research. Goals include learning to identify, understand, and evaluate diverse research strategies; distinguish between qualitative and quantitative methods, the types of knowledge they produce, and the strengths and the weaknesses of each; and think critically about objectivity, researcher standpoint, and research ethics.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
SOC3405 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Session II: June 8–July 23

online courses iconRacial Inequalities
Given the ethnic complexity of society, major social institutions—including education, criminal justice, health care, social services, and business—face many challenges. This course explores the past, present, and future of race and ethnicity in American society, and how immigration, culture, religion, education, and income play parts in prejudice, discrimination, and racial inequalities.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
SOC3415 / 4 credits
Erika Marquez
Session II: June 8–July 23

**CANCELLED** Conflict Resolution
An introduction to dispute resolution techniques (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) increasingly used in the courts as alternatives to the trial process and in schools and communities to resolve personal, social, and political conflicts. Procedures like mini-trials, early neutral evaluation, and settlement conferences are also covered. Students develop dispute-resolution skills while practicing in structured role-play.
SOC3490 / 4 credits
Arnold Streisfeld
Mon.–Fri., 1–4:20 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–26
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated May 28, 2015

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