113. Studies in Social and Political History II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).
Section 002. STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY: HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS. This seminar focuses on the field of human and civil rights from different angles. We identify political, historical, religious, philosophical and economic aspects of these issues. (Gulgonen)
119. Cross-Cultural Studies II. Pilot Program student. (3). (Excl).
Section 002 – CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES: AN EAST ASIAN PERSPECTIVE This class will explore an East Asian way of viewing the world. You will read and discuss different aspects of life in China and other eastern countries. Topics focus on family, medicine, art and philosophy. (Ai)
121. Political and Social Problems II. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).
Section 003 – POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS: SCIENCE AND POLITICAL POWER. This class examines the relationship between science and political power in society. Science is often viewed as being "above" politics, or immune to the social context in which it is conducted. We will explore various scientific theories, especially differences in ability based on race and gender and discuss the extent to which
165. Pilot Composition. (4). (Introductory Composition).
This course, which fulfills the Introductory Composition Requirement, emphasizes argumentative writing and related skills that are needed for success in college work. Various themes are determined by the instructors who come from many different academic backgrounds. This course makes full use of the close living-learning environment of the Pilot Program.
Section 001 – AFRICA AND THE NEW WESTERN WORLD. (Ikemba)
Section 002 – ETHNICITY AND CONFLICT. (Lima)
Section 003 – CRITICAL THINKING AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. (Engelberg)
Section 004 – EAST MEETS WEST – EXPLORING MYTHS. (Dowley)
Section 005 – INCREDIBLE COLLEGE WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. (Nye)
Section 006 – MEDIA POPULAR CULTURE. (Rolls)
Section 007 – THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTH SINCE THE CIVIL WAR. (Jones)
Section 008 – THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER: OR RAMBO MEETS BARBIE. (Short)
Section 009 – ITS A SMALL WORLD: HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. (Daub)
Section 010 – THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL. (Fitch)
189/Sociology 204. Intergroup Relations and Conflict. (3). (Excl).
INTERGROUP RELATIONS AND CONFLICT This course is borne out of the realization that never in the history of our society have major global, social and individual problems been as prevalent as today. Often, these problems have been accompanied by high levels of violence and destruction. The purpose of this course is to share with you some of the major theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding and identifying problems in intergroup relations and in developing useful skills in dealing with conflict situations. At the heart of this course is the systematic analysis of the historical origins and the structural causes of significant and persistent human conflicts among individuals, groups, communities identity groups, and nations. We also seek to advance our understanding of the processes and conditions requisite for the cooperative, just and peaceful resolutions of these conflicts. It is safe to predict that, over the next generation, our society's greatest opportunities will be offered to those who have developed keener insights and skills in addressing the resolution of major social problems. It is our hope that the course's theoretical content and participatory teaching style will significantly contribute in educating students to become more skilled, humane, and compassionate in the analysis, management and non-violent resolution of conflicts.
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