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ANTHR 101 - Cultural Anthropology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course focuses on the cultural behavior of human beings and examines the origin and development of culture. Cross-cultural studies are used to highlight how human groups share common traits as well as how they differ. Course topics include how culture is acquired and shared, the reflexive nature of culture regarding personality, gender, economics, sexuality, kinship, politics, religion, art, and culture change.
Section: 6170
3
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ANTHR 210 - Religions of the World

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
An introductory course in religion designed to study the histories, basic beliefs and characteristic practices of the world’s major religions. An explanation of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are included. Tribal religions, as well as contemporary sects and cults, are also studied.
Section: 6192
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COMM 101 - Understanding Mass Media

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course asks students to study the impact of American mass media on American culture and on the cultures of other nations; to consider how mass media alters concepts of culture; and to develop an understanding of the economic forces that influence and shape the media. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking in a seminar situation. The course grants English or Communications credits at SUNY WCC.
Section: 6108
3
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ECON 102 - Microeconomics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course provides an analysis of the basic market forces of demand and supply, and economic outcomes under different market structures such as competitive, imperfectly competitive and monopolistic markets. The labor and capital markets are also analyzed. In addition, the economics of the public sector emphasizes tax policy, externalities, monopoly power and the provision of public goods. The course examines contemporary social issues such as income distribution, poverty and the welfare system as well as global issues such as international trade and protectionism.
Section: 6137
3
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HIS 101 - Western Civilization to 1648

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course is a survey of the history of Western Civilization from its earliest manifestations through the 17th century. The course begins with the birth of civilization, proceeds through Greek and Roman times to the Middle Ages and finally explores the Renaissance, the Reformation, the absolutist monarchies and the Scientific Revolution, ending with the Thirty-Years War and the formation of the nation state.
Section: 6139
3
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HIS 101 - Western Civilization to 1648

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course is a survey of the history of Western Civilization from its earliest manifestations through the 17th century. The course begins with the birth of civilization, proceeds through Greek and Roman times to the Middle Ages and finally explores the Renaissance, the Reformation, the absolutist monarchies and the Scientific Revolution, ending with the Thirty-Years War and the formation of the nation state.
Section: 6151
3
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HIS 112 - 20th Century U.S. History

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
The students examine the history of the United States from pre-World War I to the present; the development and impact of big business; the Progressive Era and World War II; the return to normalcy and the Depression; recovery and the New Deal; World War II and its aftermath; the Cold War, Korea, civil rights; the Kennedy administration and beyond.
Section: 6138
3
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PHYSC 120 - Physical Science Explorations

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
An introduction to the physical sciences geared towards the non-science student. This class is an introduction to critical thinking and a survey of modern science wrapped into one package. Students will learn what science really is and how to survey the world through the lens of scientific scrutiny. A foundation in the ideas of physics, geology and planetary sciences will be provided. While the course is largely conceptual, basic math skills will be used. No Lab.
Section: 6213
3
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POLSC 113 - Middle Eastern Politics

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course introduces students to the modern political history of the Middle East. Students will learn the histories and forces behind the formation of all the major nation-states in the region (Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the rest of the Gulf States). We will examine the transformation of this region and these states with particular emphasis on it relationship with European and other "Western" powers. Lastly, we will study contemporary issues ranging from the role of Islam, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, oil production and to the rise of local and international terrorism.
Section: 6145
3
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PSYCH 101 - General Psychology

Westchester / Community College | Summer 2018
July 30, 2018 — 
This course is an introduction to psychology as a behavioral science. Topics include the theoretical perspectives of psychology, research methodology, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory. While primarily a lecture and a discussion course, other pedagogical methods such as case studies, student projects, films, and on-line exercises may be used to develop a more comprehensive understanding of human behavior. Designed for students who want an introduction to psychology.
Section: 6124