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Course Offerings Summer 2014

Summer 2014 

New Brunswick Campus

Number Title Credits Time/Place/Campus Instructor
 259:B1

Popular Culture

Explores American popular culture from the final decades of the twentieth century to the present. Analyze and discuss a wide array of movies, music videos, songs, literature, and art to understand what makes popular culture popular.

Course runs 5/27/14-7/3/14    

3 

M/W

10:00am-2:00pm

RAB 208

Cook/Douglass 
Backes 
 266:B6 Cult Films in American Culture

Focuses on the American “cult” film from its origins in the 1920s to to its evolution in American culture, through film screenings and related readings.

    Course runs 5/27/14-7/3/14    

 3

T/Th

6:00pm-

9:40pm

SC 123

College Ave

 Nigrin
 300:E1 Cultural Appropriation and Expression 

Examines the complex relationship between American culture and its others, specifically the history of cultural appropriation, using a wide variety of readings, videos, and other digital media.

Course runs 6/23/14-7/31/14   

3

T/Th

1:45pm-5:25pm

SC 101

College Ave 
 Rzigalinski
 300:E6

Race, Roots, and Rock'N'Roll

Examine rock ‘n’ roll – its historical and musical roots and its rise to cultural dominance.  We will listen to recordings supplemented by readings and film screenings,

  Course runs 6/23/14-7/31/14   

 3

T/Th

6:00pm-9:40pm

CDL 109

Cook/Douglass 
 Zemla
 300:E7  The Art of Athletics 

Examines the artistic nature of the many forms of athletic sports, as well as how the movement capacity of the human figure is portrayed in theatre, music, painting, and more.

  Course runs 6/23/14-7/31/14   

3 

M/W

6:00-9:40

FH-A3

CAC
 Appels
 300:H1  Topics in American Studies: Race in American Cinema

This course will encourage students to analyze, discuss, and appraise the ways in which racial and ethnic identities are represented in American film over the past century, and how those representations mirrored and affected the societies in which they were produced. Although this course will focus particularly on the roles and representations of African-Americans and Hispanics in classic American films, we will also analyze the representation of other ethnic groups so that we may construct an American filmic narrative of race gleaned from a variety of perspectives, exploring how blackness and whiteness are constructed cinematically in the imagination of both black and white filmmakers.

Course runs 7/7/14-8/13/14   

3 

T/Th

1:30-5:30

RAB 001

Cook/Douglass 
Gaines 
301:B2

Beaches, Lakes, and Rivers of New Jersey

Through research and weekly trips to New Jersey beaches, lakes, and rivers, learn about their history and ecology as we contemplate the beauty, silence, and noise surrounding them.

Course runs 5/27/14-6/20/14

3

 

Sat.

 

9:30-6:30

 

SC 221

College Ave

Appels
304: H6

The American City

The American City takes an interdisciplinary approach to the history, culture, problems and future of the American urban environment by investigating specific icons of American urbanism including The World's Fair of 1893, Rockefeller Center, Levittown, Los Angeles, and Atlantic City. The course will also trace the progression of urbanism in America by examining how urban areas are portrayed in literature, music, art, film and popular culture. One field trip to New York City is required with one organized date for the class and an option for students to visit required sites alone if needed. This is a hybrid course meeting both in the classroom and online.

Course runs 7/7/14-8/13/14   

3

 

M

 

6:10pm-9:55pm

 

RAB 206

 

Cook/Douglass

 

Ferguson

Summer 2014 

Satellite Campuses

Number  Title Credits Time/Place/Campus Instructor
300:A6

 Beaches, Lakes, and Rivers of New Jersey

Through research and weekly trips to New Jersey beaches, lakes, and rivers, learn about their history and ecology as we contemplate the beauty, silence, and noise surrounding them.

Course runs 5/27/14-6/20/14   

3

M/W/F

6:00pm-9:55pm

WM
Appels
301:B1

The Art of Athletics 

Examines the artistic nature of the many forms of athletic sports, as well as how the movement capacity of the human figure is portrayed in theatre, music, painting, and more.

Course runs 5/27/14-7/3/14   

3

M/W

1:00pm-5:00pm

WM
Appels
300:B6

 Popular Culture

Explores American popular culture from the final decades of the twentieth century to the present. Analyze and discuss a wide array of movies, music videos, songs, literature, and art to understand what makes popular culture popular.

Course runs 5/27/14-7/3/14   

3

W

6:00pm-10:00pm

RVCC
Backes

 

 

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