Fall 2009 Courses

Crime and Delinquency
Crime and delinquency are analyzed as social phenomena, and their relationship to various social institutions is examined. Students are also given an overview of the theories of crime causation, as well as the nature and role of the police, courts, and prisons in society.
CSO3550.21 / 4 credits
Charles Murphy
Mon., 6:30–10:00 p.m.
Sept. 14–Dec. 21 (no class Sept. 7 & 28)
Academic II, Room 2106
» Core curriculum/general education requirement: Social science
» Upper-level social science credit
» Legal studies elective

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.
CSO3010.20 / 4 credits
Arnold Streisfeld
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15 (no class Oct. 27)
Academic II, Room 2113
» Upper-level social science credit
» Legal studies elective

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, race and ethnicity; and American concepts of age and class.
AHU3160.46 / 4 credits
CSO3160.46 / 4 credits
William Peace
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 11)
Academic II, Room 2100
» AHU3160.46: Upper-level humanities credit
» CSO3160.46: Upper-level social science credit
» Communications/media studies elective

small star iconNEW! Mass Media: A Cultural History
An interdisciplinary (social science and humanities) course that emphasizes critical thinking in understanding the social and historical effects of mass media in the U.S. and throughout the world. This course begins in 19th-century America, when print media shaped and defined the national culture, and concludes in the current century with the mass-media convergence of print, electronic, and digital multimedia that is shaping and defining our global culture.
AHU3325.45 / 4 credits
CSS3325.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Academic I, Room 1106
» Core curriculum/general education requirement: Humanities
» AHU3325.45: Upper-level humanities credit
» CSS3325.45: Upper-level social science credit
» Communications/media studies elective or
   Survey course on the history of mass media
   (see requirement 5a for Communications/Media Studies students)

Posted May 13, 2009

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