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Purchase College @ RCC

Fall 2013 Courses

Frontline Reporting: Global Conflict
The past century saw two world wars and countless smaller, armed conflagrations over land, political influence, and ancient hatreds. This course focuses on a variety of post–World War II conflicts as reported by international journalists. Students learn about the atrocities in Bosnia, the Middle East, and Africa, among others, but most of all, they learn how war and conflict are reported.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
ALI3086.45 / 4 credits
FTF3086.45 / 4 credits
Michael Taub
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 10–Dec. 17
Academic II, Room 2323
» ALI3086.45: Upper-level humanities credit
» FTF3086.45: Upper-level arts credit

The simultaneous development of various painters associated with Impressionism (e.g., Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Cassatt) is presented. This radical new art movement is traced from the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874 to the last exhibition of 1886 and the appearance of the post-Impressionists. Students explore the shared relationships of the Impressionist artists.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
AAR3400.20 / 4 credits
Beth Gersh-Nesic
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 9–Dec. 16
Academic I, Room 1106
» Upper-level humanities credit
» Upper-level arts credit
» Core curriculum category: The arts

Juvenile Delinquency and the Law
Examines the causes and controls of juvenile delinquency. Topics include a historical overview of children, their legal status, the evolution of the juvenile justice system, alternatives to incarceration and community-based solutions, and reform efforts. The effectiveness of prevention and deterrence efforts is evaluated.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
CSO3460.20 / 4 credits
Shara Abraham
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 11–Dec. 18
Academic I, Room 1106
» Upper-level social sciences credit
» Legal studies elective

World Religions: An Anatomy of the Sacred
“God is dead,” Nietzsche famously proclaimed to signal the waning power of religion. In spite of the influence religion exerts, one is reminded of the lack of understanding of the world’s major faiths. This course is a study of the origins, evolution, and the traditions of the major and minor religions of the world.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
AHU3110.20 / 4 credits
George Keteku
Thurs., 6:30–10 p.m.
Sept. 12–Dec. 19
Academic I, Room 1106
» Upper-level humanities credit
» Core curriculum category: Other world civilizations

Updated Aug. 1, 2013

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