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JUST 352 - American Jewish Thought

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
This course offers both a historical and a theological study of the American Jewish community, from its origins through contemporary times. We engage central historical and sociological studies of American Jews in relation to Protestant, Catholic, and Baptist Americans, as well as other minority groups. We will also examine central philosophical and theological texts in American Judaism. Students will also read short works of American Jewish literature. We will examine how specific Judaic thinkers transform aspects of the Judaic tradition to fit the challenges of religious life in the modern and democratic age, and the response(s) to this transformation. Questions include: the relationship between theology and democratic culture, challenges to inherited religious traditions, the influence of feminist thought on religious practice, and the place and function of religious authority. The final third of the term will be spent analyzing rabbinic rulings on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
Section: 01
4
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LACS 384A - Hip Hop And Resistance

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
Students will explore the early roots of Hip Hop music in the U.S., in the context of growing counter-culture and resistance movements. Originating from Black, Latinx and Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City in the late 1970s/early1980s, Hip Hop was influenced by Latinx and Caribbean beats like bomba, disco, and poetry amidst local and global social and economic crises and an increasingly militarized police force. Among topics discussed in the class will be the relationship between Hip Hop, policing, the drug war, housing displacement, squatting, graffiti and the "right to the city." The course will also trace how Hip Hop has become a globalized expression of the Black, Latinx and Caribbean urban experience across the Americas.
Section: 01
4
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LING 114 - Language, Culture, And Communication In The United States

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
This course is an introduction to theories and methods in Linguistic Anthropology. We focus on the role of language in the socio-historical production of identities (e.g. ethnicity, race, gender, class) and ideologies (e.g. nationality, citizenship, democracy), as well as the prominent perspectives on language acquisition, socialization, semiotics, and contextualization currently used by ethnographers of language such as Edward Sapir and Deborah Cameron and linguists such as Ferdinand Sassaure, Roman Jakobson, and Pierre Bourideu. This course requires students to complete daily lectures (with online assignments), two exams, and three, 3-5 page argument mappings of articles in contemporary Linguistic Anthropology.
Section: 90
4
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MUS 280E - Popular And Traditional Music Of Africa

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
Africa, the second largest continent in the world is famous for a variety of musical cultures, languages and dialects. This course will examine selected musical traditions from the five regions of Africa namely Western, Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern African music history. The course will introduce students to the concept of African music performances, the role of music in African social life, instrumental resources and the ways in which African musical traditions have impacted and have been impacted by colonialism and globalization. The course will further investigate selected traditional musics and their influence and transformation into African popular music. It will also examine new African hip-hop genres that have emerged from the older musical styles across the continent. No prior musical experience needed.
Section: 01
4
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RELG 380B - Religions And Social Policy

Binghamton / University Center | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
This course will explore Religions and cosmologies from a cross-cultural lens and in relations to politics of various nations. It will explore the influence on and effect of social policies on religious groups in various countries or nations. They may have built their government around the foundation of beliefs of a particular religion; they may have built it with the hope to reject religion and embrace secularism. Not all the influences are obvious because it is not always the open policy of the government itself. However, individuals in government are also influenced by their cosmological beliefs, which in turn help shape their stances on social policies. The primary case studies we are looking at are in the USA. We will address immigrant groups such as Arabs, and religious minority groups, Apache, Jews, Muslims and the Amish. We will also look at Chinese immigrants and their interaction and cultural influence on American Ashkenazi Jewish culture.
Section: 01
3
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HIS 248 - Women in American History

Oswego / University College | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
A survey of American women white and black, middle class and working class with special emphasis on early feminism.
Section: ON1
3
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JLM 101 - History of American Journalism

Oswego / University College | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
This course introduces concepts and terminology of a Free Press from an historical perspective and invites students to investigate, analyze, and theorize about the relationship of uncensored communication to a free society. It teaches students to examine the guarantees of the First Amendment in relationship to major events in American history and in today’s society.
Section: ON1
3
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HIST 1143 - Survey of American History I

Alfred State / Technology College | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
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Section: A01
3
credits

PLSC 1043 - American Government

Alfred State / Technology College | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
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Section: A01
3
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HIS 101 - United States History 1

Orange County / Community College | Summer 2019
May 28, 2019 — 
A study of the political, intellectual, economic and cultural development of the United States from earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War. Topics include the Puritan mind, regional cultural patterns, the evolution of constitutional law, the struggle for independence, the Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian perspectives, expansion, slavery, and the Civil War.
Section: DL