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Fall 2006 Courses

The Modern Short Story
The short story, often regarded as merely “introductory” or as a lesser sibling of the novel, is considered as a distinctively literary form. From this perspective, students carefully read representative classics and contemporary works as they dramatize compelling questions of religious, sexual, and racial identity.
ALI3450.20 / 4 credits
To be announced
Mon., 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Sept. 11-Dec. 18 (no class Oct. 2)
Location: Academic II, Room 2306

America at the Movies
An exploration of America during the 1970s and 1980s through an analysis of selected films of the era, which illuminate significant aspects of American society in the years immediately following the tumultuous 1960s. These include: the war in Vietnam and the expansion of global American power; the end of legal racial segregation; the beginning of the movements for women’s equality and gay rights; and challenges to traditional conventions by the sexual revolution, the counterculture movement, and the youth movement. How did these changes affect life in America in the following decades? Students explore the ways in which the movies represented women, gays, blacks, and youth, as well as the “backlash” against these movements. How did Hollywood confront the political reverberations of these political developments? Finally, how did Hollywood join the delayed exploration of the Vietnam War and its meaning for America?
AHI3156.45 / 4 credits
CPO3156.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Tues., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Sept. 5-Dec. 12
Location: Library, Room 4010

Law and the Family
The law touches everyone from conception to the grave and beyond. Family interactions between spouses, parents, children, and elders are dictated by rights and duties defined in the law. This course explores how the law weaves in and out of family structures in an attempt to protect and preserve certain rights and values.
CSO3475.20 / 4 credits
Barbara Leifer-Woods
Wed., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Sept. 6-Dec. 13
Location: Academic II, Room 2111

Child Psychopathology
The course will address early and profound deviations in infancy, childhood schizophrenia and organic disturbances, as well as the theoretical work of Stern and Mahler on the concept of self. Other topics include: depression and the consequences of loss from the studies of Bowlby and others; pathologies of initiative and early socialization, including feeling and speaking, attention-deficit, hyperactivity and learning disabilities; neurotic process and issues of excessive/inadequate control; mental retardation; neglect and abuse; and developmental issues around cultural/ethnic differences.
BPS3720.20 (4 upper level Natural Science credits)
Robert Stein
Thursday, 6:30pm-9:50pm
Sept. 7-Dec. 21 (Holiday: Nov. 23)
Location: Academic II, Room 2113

Senior Capstone
The Senior Capstone is an intensive research and writing course, which culminates in a 20-25 page biographical research paper. Completed on the Purchase campus, this course is required for all matriculated students in the Purchase at Rockland and Purchase at Peekskill programs and Liberal Studies students on the Purchase campus who matriculated in Fall 2005 or later.
Section A:
AHU4800.45 / 4 credits
CSS4800.45 / 4 credits
Jane Maher
Mon., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28-Dec. 11 (no class Sept. 4)
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076
Section B:
AHU4800.46 / 4 credits
CSS4800.46 / 4 credits
John Battenfeld
Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Sept. 9-Dec. 9 (no class Sept. 23 & Nov. 25)
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076

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