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Continuing Education - Degree Completion

Purchase College @ RCC

Fall 2014 Courses

Educational Psychology
Psychological themes, together with cognitive and social-emotional development, are studied in the context of the education environment. Emphasis is on the role of emotional climate in the classroom and its overall relationship to learning. Student variability (e.g., attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders) is evaluated. Sociological and legal issues pertinent to today’s classroom are also examined.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
PSY3150 / 4 credits
Laura Butterfield
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16
Academic II, Room 2207
Core curriculum category: Social Science
Upper level Natural Science 

small star iconNEW! The Americas Before 1492
An exploration of Native American life before 1492, using books, documentaries, and films. Topics include the rise and fall of native cultures in the Americas, commerce, politics, economics, agriculture, and urbanization. The focus is on institutions, values, and interrelationships among people across the Americas, and the accomplishments and influences of individual civilizations on the history of the Americas.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
HIS3415 / 4 credits
Kenneth Brumbaugh
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17
Academic II, Room 2207
Upper-level humanities credit

American Music: A Cultural History
Using an interdisciplinary approach, students analyze the social and historical effects of American music, from the music of Native Americans and the early Europeans in America to gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll, rap, hip-hop, and beyond. The evolution and convergence of musical genres and forms are also examined, along with the artists, their aesthetics and audiences, and the evolving history of American culture.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
MUS3470 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 4–Dec. 18
Academic I, Room 1106
Upper level Art or Social Science credit 

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, and race and ethnicity; and American concepts of age and class.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. New students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
SOC3315 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 8–Dec. 22
Academic II, Room 2127
Upper-level Social Science credit

Updated April 28, 2014

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