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Fall 2014 American Studies Courses at Lincoln Center









Fall 2014 American Studies Courses at Lincoln Center

AMST-2000-L01: MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN AMERICAN CULTURE
Instructor TBA. MR 11:30AM-12:45PM

Required for the major and minor.
An introduction to American cultural studies and a narrative cultural history of the US, designed for students with an interest in the American Studies major but relevant for majors in other fields such as History and English. The major developments addressed may include events and problems such as the origins of American nationalism, Native American/European encounters, the institution of slavery, early social movements such as abolitionism and feminism; the "Market Revolution," the frontier and the border, imperial expansion, immigration and exclusion, new social movements since the 1960s, globalization, and the rise of the prison-industrial complex.

COMM-2301-L01: THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY
Monroy Jr., Juan J. W 8:30-11:00AM

The examination of the American broadcasting industry from a variety of perspectives, such as regulation, advertising, programming, technology, institutional structure and audience research. Lessons from broadcast history are used to shed light on contemporary concerns. [A] [C, P]

COMM-2525-L01: DIGITAL MEDIA & CYBERCULTURE
Monroy Jr., Juan J. T 2:30-5:15PM

A study of the technological, social, and cultural aspects of digital media and its emerging cyberculture and an exploration of digital media environments and digital research techniques. [A][C, P]

COMM-3108-L01: MOVIES & AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Brennan, Nathaniel W. W 8:30-11:00AM

Lab fee.
A study of the American character as portrayed in American feature film from the early 20th century to the present. Fulfills the American Pluralism requirement of the core curriculum. Fulfills the American Pluralism requirement in Fordham's core curriculum. [A][C]

COMM-3112-L01: MEDIA LAW
Alpert, Robert. W 8:30-11:00AM

Juniors and Seniors Only.
This course is designed to introduce the communication and media studies major to the basic issues in the field of media law. Examined here are the Constitutional principles underlying the major Supreme Court cases that have established the parameters governing the use of communication technologies in the country. Special focus will be given to the various legal changes posed by new media. [A, H] [P]

COMM-3307-L01: SOCIAL MEDIA
Blechman, Robert K. MW 1:00-2:15PM

An introduction to computer-mediated communication, electronic networking, online Internet communication and emerging interactive social contexts, such as MUDS, Chat, Discussion Lists and the World Wide Web. This course includes computer-based observations and hands-on projects. Computer literacy not presumed. [A][C]

COMM-3310-L01: TV COMEDY & AMERICAN VALUES
High, Michael D. MR 10:00-11:15AM

An examination of the major genres of American television comedy and their relationship to American culture, this course observes examples of the most successful television comedies in the light of traditional comic theory and practice and American social and cultural history. The influence of social, artistic and commercial factors on comic patterns and techniques are considered. [A] [C]

COMM-3332-L01: UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION
Clark, Jennifer S. TF 10:00-11:15AM

Critical Analysis of television as a storytelling medium. Study of current approaches to television narrative and style. Screenings and discussion of TV series and news programming. [A] [P]

COMM-3403-L01: AMERICAN FILM COMEDY
Tueth, Michael. MR 4:00-5:15PM

Lab Fee.
The course takes both a theoretical and historical approach to Hollywood film comedy from thesilent classics of Sennett, Chaplin, and Keaton to the best of contemporary work in the genre. [A] [C]

COMM-4001-L01: FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE
Tueth, Michael. MR 2:30-3:45PM

Lincoln Center Seniors Only.
This course studies the portrayal of human values and moral choices both in the narrative content and the cinematic technique of outstanding films. Class discussion tends to explore the ethical aspects of each film's issues,while numerous critical analyses of the films are offered to develop the students' appreciation of the films' artistic achievements. [A,R] [C]

COMM-4001-L02: FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE
Auster, Albert. T 2:30-5:15PM

Lincoln Center Seniors Only.
This course studies the portrayal of human values and moral choices both in the narrative content and the cinematic technique of outstanding films. Class discussion tends to explore the ethical aspects of each film's issues,while numerous critical analyses of the films are offered to develop the students' appreciation of the films' artistic achievements. [A,R] [C]

COMM-4001-L03: FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE
Instructor TBA. Time TBA

Lincoln Center Seniors Only.
This course studies the portrayal of human values and moral choices both in the narrative content and the cinematic technique of outstanding films. Class discussion tends to explore the ethical aspects of each film's issues,while numerous critical analyses of the films are offered to develop the students' appreciation of the films' artistic achievements. [A,R] [C]

COMM-4005-L01: DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
Instructor TBA. MR 10:00-11:15AM

Lincoln Center Seniors Only.
An examination of the choices and responsibilities which shape personal identity and common humanity for those who regularly employ the tools of digital media and computer technology. Regular use of digital media enables individuals to separate from their physical selves and from the community spaces in which they have traditionally lived. This course focuses on the resulting ethical tensions. [H] [P]

ECON-3453-L01: LAW AND ECONOMICS
Buckley, Michael D. MR 2:30-3:45PM

Prereq: ECON 1200.
This course applies microeconomic analysis to traditional areas of legal study, such as contract, property, tort and criminal law. The approach applies the 'rational choice' framework used in economics to analyze the purpose, effect and genesis of laws. Attention is paid to the effect of legal structures on economic efficiency. Economic analysis of law is one of the fastest growing and most influential areas of both economic and legal scholarship. This course is of value to both the general economist and students planning to attend law school. [H] [P]

HIST-3657-L01: AMERICAN CONSTITUTION
Krukofsky, Howard. MW 1:00-2:15PM

The role of constitutionalism in the development of American society. The concept of a higher law, federal-state controversies, economic growth, and the expansion of personal rights will be considered in the context of American social history. [H] [P]

LALS-2005-L01: AMERICAN PLURALISM
Goldberg, Barry. TF 1:00-2:15PM

Contemporary and historical studies in the racial and ethnic diversity of American (U.S.) society with a special emphasis on the issues of race relations, migration and immigration and their relation to either (1) the distribution of economic or political power or (2) their cultural manifestations in literature, the arts and/or religion. [H][C, D]

MUSC-2031-L01: ROCK AND POP MUSIC SINCE WORLD WAR II
Gelbart, Matthew B. TF 2:30-3:45PM

This course considers the roots and musical features of rock and related styles, their changing status within "mainstream" culture, and the musical and ethical issues they raise. From the R&B music of the early 1950's to the British Invasion, punk, disco, rap, alternative, and the spread of electronica, pop musicians have moved billions of people, while raising questions about race, gender, generation gaps, commercialism, and globalization. [A][C]

POSC-2205-L01: THE U.S. CONGRESS
Greer, Christina M. WF 11:30AM-12:45PM

A study of the historical development and current operation of the U.S. Congress. Particular attention is paid to the impact of elections, political parties, formal and informal rules and procedures, and congressional committees on the policies produced by Congress, and to Congress' relation to the executive branch. [H] [P]

POSC-3121-L01: NEW YORK CITY POLITICS
Toulouse, Christopher S. TF 1:00-2:15PM

An analysis of the New York City political system. Attention will be paid to the participants in New York City government and politics, the factors that influence policy making in New York City, as well as public policies produced by that system. [H] [P]

PSYC-4340-L01: LAW & PSYCHOLOGY
Emmons, Robert L. F 6:00-8:45PM

An introduction to (a) the issues relevant to understanding human behavior from the perspective of law and psychology and (b) the contributions of psychology as a behavorial science to such legal issues as legal evidence, juries, and criminal and civil responsibility. [H] [P]

SOCI-2701-L01: INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Instructor TBA. MR 8:30-9:45AM

An overview of the criminal justice system: law, its sociology, and its social and political functions. A critical examination of law enforcement agencies, the judicial system, and corrections. [H] [P]

SOCI-2845-L01: DRUGS, LAW & SOCIETY
Nerio, Ronald J. TF 2:30-3:45PM

This course examines the social organizations of illegal commerce in narcotics and other drugs, looking at this transnational business from the point of production to the points of consumption throughout the world. [H][C, P]

SOCI-3149-L01: ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY
Fountain, Christine M. TF 11:30AM-12:45PM

Economic sociologists study how the economy intersects with our culture, institutions, and social relationships. The main focus of this course will be to understand how economic activity, including the organization of production, consumption and the allocation of work, goods and profits, is shaped by social relations.  We will contrast economic and sociological approaches to studying the economy, and cover a collection of interesting and important topics in the field, including information and uncertainty, economic inequality, globalization, social networks in markets, finding jobs, black and gray markets, the market for human organs & tissue, and the global financial crisis, with a particular focus on the American economic context. [H][P]

SOCI-3427-L01: HISPANICS IN THE U.S.
Rodriguez, Clara E. MW 11:30AM-12:45PM

This course explores the Hispanic mosaic in the U. S. Special emphasis is given to Hispanic education, culture and assimilation; the political significance of Hispanics; issues of gender, color, and race; and work in the changing economy. [H] [D, P]

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