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Spring 2007 Courses

History of Western Ideas
The history of Western ideas is traced from their inception in the ancient world to their culmination in contemporary culture. Students read seminal works spanning a broad historical setting, beginning with the ancient world of the Bible and Greek philosophy. Following a central theme of alienation, the course covers noted movements in Western history, including the Medieval period, the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Enlightenment, and postmodernism.
APH3020.21 / 4 credits
Betty Weitz
Mon., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Jan. 29–May 14
Academic II, Room 2206

Multiple Intelligences
The theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are several distinct forms of intelligence. In this course, the initial interest in interspecies differences is examined, followed by a critical look at the use of intelligence tests as classification tools and predictors of academic success. Students explore different forms of intelligence and ways of teaching children, and work with schoolchildren to study one form of intelligence.
BPS3680.20 / 4 credits
To be announced
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 30–May 15
Academic II, Room 2206

Cognitive Development
? An in-depth exploration of cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. Students study major theories and research findings on the development of problem solving, reasoning, memory, perception, and academic skills.
BPS3345.20 / 4 credits
To be announced
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 31–May 16
Academic II, Room 2206

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The City on Film
Students examine “the city” from some of the many perspectives in which it has been presented on film. Adopting a historical approach, the course begins with early screen melodramas where the evils of the city are juxtaposed against the virtues of idyllic country life, such as D.W. Griffith’s True Heart Susie. Discussions range from the plight of anonymous individuals struggling for recognition (The Crowd and The Apartment) to the gritty representations of the “urban jungle” in 1940s film noir. Auteurs who incorporate the city as an identifying aspect of their directorial styles (e.g., Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese) are also considered. In addition to Hollywood feature films, experimental films, documentaries, and travelogues about “the city” are presented. New York City features prominently, though not exclusively, in the course materials.
CSS3235.45 / 4 credits
FTF3235.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Feb. 1–May 17
Academic I, Room 1106

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
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 24–May 9
Humanities Bldg, Rm. 1076
Section B:
AHU4800.46 / 4 credits
CSS4800.46 / 4 credits
To be announced
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 23–May 15
Humanities Bldg, Rm. 1076
Section C:
AHU4800.47 / 4 credits
CSS4800.47 / 4 credits
John Battenfeld
Sat., 9:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Humanities Bldg, Rm. 1076
Section D:
AHU4800.48 / 4 credits
CSS4800.48 / 4 credits
To be announced
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 14
Humanities Bldg, Rm. 1076

Posted Oct. 20, 2006

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