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A HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST A HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUSTThis history of the Holocaust explores the roots of this event, beginning with historical anti-Semitism and the impact of this tradition on Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Topics also include Hitler's racial policies between 1933-1938, their spread throughout Nazi Europe between 1939-1941, the evolution of the Final Solution from 1941-1945 and post-World War II Holocaust developments and questions.HST339Global, Race, Religion,    
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGYThe course emphasizes the clinical science of working with individuals from diverse populations who suffer from an array of major psychological disturbances (anxiety, mood, personality, sexual and schizophrenic disorders). Major theories used in guiding the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of such problems are explored. Prerequisites: PSY 111 and PSY 240, 241, 242 or 243PSY333Class, Race, Global,    
ADVANCED PRACTICE IN SPANISH THROUGH FILM ADVANCED PRACTICE IN SPANISH THROUGH FILMThis course will develop and expand students' knowledge of Spanish while studying cultural, historic and socio-political issues of the Spanish-speaking world. Films will provide a context for Spanish-speaking culture, history and language. All course content, including films, written assignments and class discussions, will be in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 222 or permission of instructor. Offered winter term, every other year.SPN316Race, Gender, Class,    
ADVANCED THEORY AND INTERVENTIONS ADVANCED THEORY AND INTERVENTIONSThis course examines the complex issues involving cross-cultural service delivery and case management. Emphasis is placed on further development of skills essential to the human service professional, including intentional interviewing, assessment, case documentation and the application of cultural humility.HSS412Class, Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation,    
ADVERTISING IN SOCIETY ADVERTISING IN SOCIETYAdvertising is a creative communications process between messenger and consumer. This course studies the research foundation and methods used in creating advertising for print, broadcast and online media. Topics include history, ethics, social dynamics, economic implications for society, and the global spread of advertising.COM338Class, Gender, Race,    
ADVERTISING TECHNIQUES ADVERTISING TECHNIQUESAdvertising has a creative side as well as a business side. This course focuses on writing advertising copy and merging it with graphic design elements to communicate messages both creatively and effectively. Emphasis is placed on concepts, strategies and presentation style. Prerequisite: COM 338.COM438Class, Gender, Race,    
AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPOSERS AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPOSERSThis course looks at the lives of African-American composers, their music and the social structure within which they lived. The course allows students to investigate the artistic impact of American historical events and trends such as Jim Crow laws, segregation and cabaret cards. MUS343Class, Race,    
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1850-PRESENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1850-PRESENTBeginning with the slave system in the mid-19th century, this course examines recurring issues and problems in African-American history through the post-Civil Rights era. Study focuses on three themes: the similarity and differences of African-American experiences; the extent to which they were oppressed yet also had choices; and their strategies to cope with their social and political situations. HST363Class, Race,    
AFRICAN ART AFRICAN ARTThis course introduces the artistic production of the arts of Africa. A variety of media - sculpture, painting, architecture, performance and personal decoration - will be examined and we will consider both traditional and contemporary definitions of African art and cultures. We will pay special attention to art as it exists within or defines social contexts, initiation, religious ceremony, political and royal institutions, domestic arenas, cross-cultural exchanges and colonialism. No prerequisite. *Also counts towards the African and African-American Studies minor.ARH341Race, Global, Class, Religion,    
AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELS AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELSThis study of novels by such writers as Baldwin, Ellison, Hurston, Walker, Wright and Morrison gives attention to gender, place, alienation and changes in forms of protest. This course satisfies the cultural studies requirement for English majors. Offered fall of alternat- ing years. Satisfies the departmental global/multicultural requirement. ENG359Gender, Class, Global, Race,    
AFRICANS AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT AFRICANS AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENTMany African countries are rich in resources and have economies that are on the rise. Others struggle to diversify their economies and provide for their citizens and protect their environments. This course explores Africa’s uneven development through major theoretical perspectives on international development and key actors and institutions that shape development planning. It focuses on what is often left out of mass media coverage of the continent: Africans who are entrepreneurs, live in major urban areas, are models of leadership, and engaged in effective self-help initiatives; in short, what is working well. The course is intended for upper level students from a wide range of disciplines, including students interested in study abroad, volunteering, or working in an African country. COR404Global, Class, Race, Gender, Age, Religion,    
AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE 20TH CENTURYDuring the 20th century American Indians faced consistent pressure to give up their tradi- tional cultures and assimilate into the mainstream. Many communities willingly accom- modated themselves to new practices and beliefs, but this did not mean that in doing so they abandoned traditional values. Instead, in case after case native people ensured the survival of important rituals, beliefs and institutions by carefully and deliberately combining their old ways with new ones. This course examines these adaptive strategies from a number of perspectives including politics, religion, economics and ceremonial life. Offered Winter Term. HST391Class, Race, Religion,    
AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR AMERICA'S CIVIL WARBeginning with the era of Andrew Jackson, this course focuses on the geographic, economic, social and political dynamics that tore the nation apart. Students analyze the causes of the Civil War and examine its military, social and political facets. A concluding study of the Reconstruction of the nation explores the resolution (or not) of the issues that generated the conflict. [NB - In case diversity themes are not clear enough from the catalog copy, please see the more detailed course description from the most recent syllabus: "We will examine the Civil War in a broad chronological perspective, from its roots in the early national period through Reconstruction. First, we will seek to understand the long-term causes of the war, especially how and why slavery—once common to all colonies in British North America—became such a politically and culturally divisive institution. We will then discuss in detail the proximate causes of the war, or how and why the long-simmering tensions related to different visions of the country’s future erupted in 1861 into America’s bloodiest war. In this, we will be especially attentive to the ways in which Americans from all walks of life—male and female, slave and free, Northern and Southern—influenced the political process. We will chart the course of the war on the battlefield and home front and will conclude by investigating what Americans changed by the force of arms. ]HST357Race, Class, Gender,    
ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATUREThis course examines representative texts in Asian-American literature, introducing students to the competing forces of ethnic identity, hybridity, generational conflict and assimilation in novels, short stories and poetry by Asian-Americans who are contemplating their identities in America. Studies will begin with 19th Century immigrant literature and continue with literary works, cultural criticism and historic legal developments that reflect the Asian experience in America. Race, gender, interactions with other minority groups and a universe of stereotypes complicate the process acculturation and acquiring the various elements of what we call the American Dream are examined. This course satisfies global/ multicultural requirement. Offered fall or spring of alternate years. ENG248Class, Gender, Global, Race,    
BROADCASTING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BROADCASTING IN THE PUBLIC INTERESTBroadcasting was conceived and is regulated to serve the public interest. This course provides a philosophical, historical, technological and social overview of the broadcast and electronic media industries. It focuses on broadcast economics, audience analysis, management, programming, media effects, governmental policy and FCC regulation in the public interest. Prerequisite: C- or better in COM 100.COM234Class, Global, Race,    
BUDDHIST TRADITIONS BUDDHIST TRADITIONSThis course surveys the religious philosophy, practices and cultural developments of Buddhism from sixth century BCE India to present-day America. In the course of this study we examine Buddhist ideas about the nature of the self, existence, the basis of knowl- edge, the nature and path to salvation, psychology, ethics, aesthetics, gender, mind-body theory and non-violence issues. REL201Global, Gender,    
CANADA/U.S. RELATIONS SINCE 1865 CANADA/U.S. RELATIONS SINCE 1865This class is a comparison of some of the major events in both Canadian and U.S. history since 1865. Students will learn about the different approaches to nation building in both countries, policies toward First Nation/Native Americans, war, women’s rights, politics, foreign policy, immigration and other issues. The class will spend about half of the semester examining Canada and its history. The other half of class will be used to look at Canadian/U.S. relations in several variances. Here lies the crux of the relationship – two countries with similar backgrounds and cultures yet possessing dissimilar cultural and social traits. Offered fall and spring. HST352Class, Gender, Global,    
CARIBBEAN LITERATURE CARIBBEAN LITERATUREThrough the study of the fiction, poetry, film, drama and non-fiction of select Caribbean writers, this literary survey of the Caribbean examines the impact of historical, cultural, political, and social contexts, movements, and events on Caribbean societies and peoples. Offered spring of odd years.ENG237Class, Gender, Global, Race,    
CATHEDRALS TO CONQUEST CATHEDRALS TO CONQUESTThis course introduces you to the history of world art and architecture from the 4th century through the 16th century. As we move from the ancient world to the development of monotheistic empires, we investigate contacts and conflicts between the arts of Church and State, the cultures of the Mosque and the Temple, and the politics of mapping the "New World". We will consider the ideals of Renaissance within a global context, including a discussion of the arts of mission, acts of omission, and art as diplomacy. This course ends with a discussion of conquests and colonialism, including the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. You will learn to think and speak critically about visual and textual material from the Byzantine Church to the Ottoman mosque. No prerequisite. ARH211Global, Religion,    
CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGYThis course examines abnormal behavior from a developmental perspective. Students will learn about contemporary issues in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of a wide variety of problems and disorders evident in children and youth, such as anxiety, depression, attention, learning and conduct/behavior. Prerequisites: PSY 240.PSY382Class, Gender, Race, Global,