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Purchase College @ RCC

Spring 2014 Courses

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.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
AHI3115.46 / 4 credits
EMT3115.46 / noncredit option / $625
Marcy Jatovsky
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Location: ACII, 2113
» Core curriculum category: American History (Humanities group)
» AHI3115.46: Upper-level humanities credit
» EMT3115.46: Upper-level arts credit

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.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
BPS3369.46 / 4 credits
CSS3369.46 / 4 credits
Donna Hart
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 6
Location: ACII, 2113
» BPS3369.46: Upper-level natural sciences credit
» CSS3369.46: Upper-level social sciences credit
» Communications/media studies requirement

Mass Media: A Cultural History
An interdisciplinary (social science and humanities) course that emphasizes critical thinking in understanding the social and historical effects of mass media in the U.S. and throughout the world. This course begins in 19th-century America, when print media shaped and defined the national culture, and concludes in the current century with the mass-media convergence of print, electronic, and digital multimedia that is shaping and defining our global culture.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
AHU3325.45 / 4 credits
CSS3325.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Location: ACI, 1106
» Core curriculum category: Humanities
» AHU3325.45: Upper-level humanities credit
» CSS3255.45: Upper-level social sciences credit
» Communications/media studies requirement

Current Social Issues and the Law
Focuses on current legal issues such as abortion, the death penalty, and affirmative action. The pivotal Supreme Court cases establishing the law in each area are read. In addition, research in sociology and psychology is examined to understand the conditions that led to the key court decisions and the impact of those decisions on society.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
CSO3300.20 / 4 credits
Shara Abraham
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 23–May 8
Location: ACII, 2111
» Core curriculum category: Social Sciences
» Upper-level social sciences credit
» Legal studies elective

Updated Nov. 5, 2013

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