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Spring 2008 Courses

CANCELLED 01/09/08: Perspectives on the Essay
In this examination of the essay, emphasis is placed on 20th-century essays and their roles in reflecting authorial consciousness as well as historical expressions of a rapidly changing world. Students learn how to read good writing and think critically, with a focus on form, organization, and the craft of the essay.
ALI3045.46 / 4 credits
AWR3045.46 / 4 credits
Diane Travers
Mon., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Jan. 28–May 12
Academic II, Room 2306

Sociology of Gender
This course investigates how gender interfaces with the media, the family, and other social institutions. Readings and discussions examine the organization and meaning of gender in contemporary society. Topics include gender theory, sexuality, the meaning of transgender, and the organization of gender in different cultures.
CSO3610.20 / 4 credits
Kristen Karlberg
Mon., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Jan. 28–May 12
Academic II, Room 2323

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.
CSS3369.45 / 4 credits
BPS3369.45 / 4 credits
Gretchen Barnable
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 29–May 13
Academic II, Room 2323

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.
AHI3115.47 / 4 credits
EMT3115.47 / 4 credits
James Koeppel
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 30–May 14
Academic II, Room 2206

Contemporary Global Cinema
?A study of contemporary global cinema and recent trends in cinematic style and narrative. The course focuses on non-American/non-European cinemas and co-productions and on important developments in the regional cinemas of Africa and Latin America. The final quarter examines “cinema” from a global perspective, particularly the extent to which new technology and cultural circuits have fostered techniques, styles, and narrative forms.
CSS3400.45 / 4 credits
FTF3400.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 31–May 15
Academic I, Room 1106

Senior Capstone
The Senior Capstone is an intensive research and writing course, which culminates in a 12–15 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
Melissa Febos
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 28–May 12
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076
Section B:
AHU4800.46 / 4 credits
CSS4800.46 / 4 credits
Theresa Benaquist
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 29–May 13
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076
Section C:
AHU4800.47 / 4 credits
CSS4800.47 / 4 credits
Suzannah Wexler
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 29–May 13
Humanities Bldg., Room 2018
Section D:
AHU4800.48 / 4 credits
CSS4800.48 / 4 credits
Theresa Benaquist
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 23–May 7
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076
Section E:
AHU4800.49 / 4 credits
CSS4800.49 / 4 credits
Melissa Febos
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 24–May 8
Humanities Bldg., Room 1076
Section F:
AHU4800.50 / 4 credits
CSS4800.50 / 4 credits
To be announced
Sat., 9:00 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 10
Humanities Bldg., Room 1073

Posted Oct. 12, 2007

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