Purchase College @ RCC

Spring 2006 Courses

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American Film, Reflections of a Century II: 1950-1999
An examination of defining trends in U.S. cultural history between 1950 and 1999, as reflected in film. Topics include: the re-introduction of realism (early 1950s); counterculture films (1960s); films by socially oriented and “new auteur” directors; films marked by the impact of AIDS, relations between the sexes, and modern special effects (1990s). Aspects of cinema history are also examined, including: the construct and use of certain genres (e.g., melodrama, the western, the musical); the relationship between cinematic realism and censorship; directorial auteurship and the rise of independent film.
CSS3175.46 / 4 credits (upper-level Social Sciences credit)
FTF3175.46 / 4 credits (upper-level Arts credit)
James Bergesen
Mon., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Jan. 30-May 22
RCC campus: Academic Building II, Room 2200

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Advanced Psychology of Communication
This course focuses on understanding communication in relationships (interpersonal) and within the mind (intrapsychic: thinking, alone time, analyzing, understanding the external world and how one communicates internally). Topics include communication styles and communication in the intimate relationship, within the family, and at the workplace.
BPS3360.20 / 4 credits (upper-level Natural Sciences credit)
Donna Hart
Tues., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Jan. 31-May 16
RCC campus: Academic Building II, Room 2309

Senior Capstone
This intensive research and writing course enables liberal studies majors to synthesize their individual learning experiences by completing part of a biography. All students who matriculate in Fall 2005 or after and intend to graduate as a liberal studies major must complete this culminating course in their final year of study.
AHU4990.45 / 4 credits (upper-level Humanities credit)
CSS4990.45 / 4 credits (upper-level Social Sciences credit)
Jane Maher
Tues., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Jan. 24-May 16
Purchase campus: Natural Sciences Bldg., Room 2027

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Enlightenment East and West
Although both ancient Asian and modern Western traditions define an enlightened person as one who is liberated from the bondage of ignorance, they differ in their definitions of the highest human values and of the discipline necessary to attain those values. Special attention is given to the contribution each tradition can make to the search for clarified values.
AHU3200.20 / 4 credits (upper-level Humanities credit)
Suzanne Ironbiter
Wed., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Feb. 1-May 17
RCC campus: Academic Building II, Room 2206

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American History and Society Through Music
A narrative survey of U.S. history from the Colonial period to the present through an exploration of its musical history. The course investigates America's fundamental principles of politics, its primary social issues, and its wealth of aesthetic musical initiatives. Students examine the unity, diversity, originality, and adaptability of significant political, social, and musical institutions.
AHI3115.45 / 4 credits (upper-level Humanities credit)
EMT3115.45 / 4 credits (upper-level Arts credit)
To be announced
Thurs., 6:30-9:50 p.m.
Feb. 2-May 18
RCC campus: Academic Building II, Room 2206

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Senior Capstone
This intensive research and writing course enables liberal studies majors to synthesize their individual learning experiences by completing part of a biography. All students who matriculate in Fall 2005 or after and intend to graduate as a liberal studies major must complete this culminating course in their final year of study.
AHU4990.46 / 4 credits (upper-level Humanities credit)
CSS4990.46 / 4 credits (upper-level Social Sciences credit)
John Battenfeld
Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Jan. 21-May 13
Purchase campus: Humanities Bldg., Room 1072

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Posted Oct. 31, 2005


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