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Purchase College @ RCC

Summer 2014 Courses

Middle Eastern Cultures: Texts and Films
Explores the various cultures, geography, and history of the Middle East, including Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Some time is also devoted to minorities within a larger context. The selected texts and films raise awareness of human rights issues as well as the political, ethnic, and national complexities of the region. Both fiction and nonfiction works are used.
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. Visiting students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
ANT3330 / 4 credits
Michael Taub
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 9–July 23
Room 1230

America at the Movies
Selected films are analyzed to illuminate significant aspects of American society in the 1970s and 1980s, including the war in Vietnam and expansion of American power, the end of legal racial segregation, the movements for women’s equality and gay rights, and challenges to traditional conventions (the sexual revolution, counterculture movement, and youth movement). How did these developments affect life in America in the following decades, and how did Hollywood confront their political reverberations?
Note: This course is restricted to students who have completed 60 or more credits. Visiting students who meet this requirement: email rockland@purchase.edu for assistance.
CMS3010 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 10–July 24
Room 1106

Updated March 12, 2014