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Spring 2012 American Studies Courses at Lincoln Center









Spring  2012 courses at Lincoln Center crosslisted with American Studies

AFAM-3133-L01: PERFORMANCE AFRICAN DIASPORA   
TBA. MR 8:30-9:45am   
This course explores how young people of the African diaspora in the United States use expressive culture as a space to creatively respond to social injustice and political marginalization.    
[L, A] [C, D]


AFAM 4650-L01: SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIETY      
Watkins-Owens, I. T 2:30-5:15pm

An examination of American values and attitudes about poverty, entitlement and dependency and the role of the state, individuals and society in social welfare. Presents an exploration of how experiences such as homelessness, welfare and unemployment are conceptualized in American society and how this thinking affects our values over time. Fulfills senior values requirement.

[H] [D, P]

ANTH 3725-L01: CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE                 
Sawalha, A. MR 2:30-3:45pm

Selected issues in the relationship of human behavior and culture. Issues dealt with in this course include the concept of culture, culture and the individual, culture contact, and culture change.
[H] [P]

CISC 4650-L01: CYBERSPACE--ETHICS AND ISSUES
TBA. TBA
We will explore issues of personal and social morality in the context of the new technological developments related to the use of computers. The first part of the course will be devoted to constructing a framework within which these issues can be analyzed: the basis of ethical theories, and their application to practical decisions in life. The remainder of the course will be organized around a seriesof seminar discussions of student-presented papers. In the papers, the students will be expected to analyze the ethical issues raised by the use of computers. The topics of the papers to be presented by students will be selected from areas such as the following: software ownership and intellectual property, software piracy, defective software, misuse of software, privacy and information access, computer crime, viruses and hacking, computer security, and computer communication and freedom of expression. This list is not intended to be definitive, and students are encouraged to find other relevant topics of interest.
[A] [P]

COMM 3103-L01: VERSIONS OF CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION     
Jackaway, G. MW 11:30am - 12:45pm

The course examines 'censorship' as an abuse of power in order to silence, marginalize, or distort another's voice or viewpoint. We will explore the consequences of media constructions on individual and community expressiveness. 
[A] [P]

COMM 3103-L02: VERSIONS OF CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION     
Jackaway, G. T 2:30-5:15pm

The course examines 'censorship' as an abuse of power in order to silence, marginalize, or distort another's voice or viewpoint. We will explore the consequences of media constructions on individual and community expressiveness. 
[A] [P]


COMM-3309-L01: CHILDREN AND MEDIA   
Jackaway, G. MW 10:00-11:15am   
This course explores the controversy surrounding children's media. Topics such as the role of media in socialization and learning, the effects of media content and communication technologies on children's behavior, thought and emotions are examined. The functions that media perform for children, and the efforts to design media specifically for children are considered. Various forms such as television, popular music, film, video games, fairy tales and children's literature are explored.    
[A] [P]

COMM-3321-L01: HIS OF TV & RADIO NEWS   
Knoll, S. TF 1:00-2:15pm   
Traces the history of electronic journalism, from its infancy in the 1930's to the present day; emphasis on the work of the most prominent broadcast journalists of these decades.    
[A] [P]

COMM 3332-L01: UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION                
Clark, J. TF
2:30 pm-3:45 pm


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