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FIT Senior Learner Courses: School of Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences

Spring 2018 Semester: January 29 - May 23, 2018

Senior Learners may only enroll in the courses identified on the Lists of Available Courses to qualify for the special auditors fee of $55. If you wish to enroll in a course not on these lists, you may do so as a Continuing Education student and pay the full, non-degree tuition rate.

EN 231 Short Fiction
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students read and analyze stories by authors from around the world. They consider various aspects of narrative and explore different modes of storytelling. The study of short fiction prepares students to read more widely on their own in the future. (G7: Humanities)

CRN           SECTION           DAY                   TIME                            ROOM
4900               35A                  T              6:30 PM-9:20 PM           DUBINSKY 320

EN 235 African-American Literature
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129
A survey of the history of African-American literature from slavery to the present is offered. Students read and analyze various genres of African-American literature and are introduced to the social, economic, and political forces that have influenced the writers. Through presentations, critical reading, and analytical writing, students become familiar with the influence of these works on the evolution of world literature. (G7: Humanities)

CRN            SECTION            DAY                  TIME                                ROOM
16173              301                   W             12:10 PM-3:00 PM         POMERANTZ 211                

EN 236 Major Writers of the Western World
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Studies major themes in the cultural heritage of the Western world from Greek tragedy to the modern novel. Readings are from such representative writers as Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare, Austen, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, Chekhov, Mann, and Sartre. (G7: Humanities)

CRN           SECTION             DAY                 TIME                                   ROOM
16879              302                   M             3:10 PM-6:00 PM                DUBINSKY 321B

EN 273 Literature of India
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students examine selected texts from major periods of Indian literature with a focus on the historical context. Throughout the readings, they consider how the interactions of mythical ancient stories, history, culture, and religion are represented. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN           SECTION             DAY                 TIME                                   ROOM
15010            301                     T              2:10 PM-5:00 PM                 DUBINSKY 643

EN 337 Poetry in a Global Society
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students read and discuss poems from many cultures and time periods, examining how poetry helps us understand, develop, repair, and sustain human community in a global society. The course emphasizes close reading, written responses, and a final project. Gen Ed: Humanities (G7)

CRN           SECTION             DAY                    TIME                                ROOM
16883             801                    T                2:10 PM-5:00 PM              DUBINSKY 684

FI 325 Major Directors: A. Kurosawa
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: FI 111
This course examines selected works by the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, tracing the evolution of his personal cinematic style from the end of World War II to the 1970's. Through study of Kurosawa's choices of subject, talent, camera work, music, production design and editing, students learn what made Kurosawa so innovative and significant. Gen Ed: Humanities (G7)

CRN            SECTION             DAY               TIME                                  ROOM
17543              85A                    M           6:30 PM-10:20 PM          POMERANTZ 207

HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
3.0 credits
Presents the history of Western art and civilization from the early Renaissance to the modern era. Illustrated lectures explore painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to pertinent religious, political, economic, and social conditions. (G5: Western Civilization; G7: Humanities)

CRN            SECTION             DAY                 TIME                                           ROOM
3605                310                     R          9:10 AM-12:00 PM             BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 734
10686              311                     R          9:10 AM-12:00 PM             BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 506
15599              314                     M          3:10 PM-6:00 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 504
17677              316                     F           9:10 AM-12:00 PM            BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 734

HA 121 Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE
3.0 credits
Students examine the art and civilization of the ancient to medieval eastern Mediterranean (including western Asia) from a non-Western perspective. Illustrated lectures and discussions survey the cultures, societies, and arts of the great urban centers of antiquity up to the Crusades. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN            SECTION             DAY                   TIME                                                 ROOM
11304              35A                    T                 6:30 PM-9:20 PM                 BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 736

HA 223 African Art and Civilization
3.0 credits
Surveys cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Illustrated lectures present art and architecture in relation to history, religion, economic conditions, and social and political structures. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN             SECTION            DAY                 TIME                                                  ROOM
17714               35B                   T               6:30 PM-9:20 PM                   BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 504

HA 224 Pre-Columbian Art and Civilization
3.0 credits
Surveys civilizations of Latin America prior to the arrival of Columbus. Illustrated lectures focus on art, architecture, and performance in relation to economic conditions, history, and religion. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN             SECTION             DAY                 TIME                                             ROOM
17535                35A                   W            6:30 PM-9:20 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 860

HA 226 Art and Civilization of the Islamic World
3.0 credits
This course examines the art and civilization of the Islamic world, from the birth of Islam in the seventh century CE to the present. Students are introduced to the spiritual, philosophical, and sociopolitical factors that led to the formation of this multiethnic style. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN              SECTION             DAY                 TIME                                              ROOM
9649                  35A                    M            6:30 PM-9:20 PM                BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 860

HI 202 U.S. History: Civil War-Present

3.0 credits
An introduction to American history, this course moves from a brief view of American geography, economics, and government to a more focused examination of the social, political, and economic experience from the Civil War through the Cold War and to the present. Students are introduced to basic historical methodology and learn to apply these techniques through critical reading, analytical writing, and verbal presentations. (Formerly LA 221) (G10: American History)

CRN             SECTION               DAY                      TIME                                 ROOM
15915              302                       W                 8:10 AM-11:00 AM             DUBINSKY 642

HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.

3.0 credits
This course compares the histories of Latin America and the United States from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century. Students learn about the deep influence of the United States in Latin American economies, politics, and culture, especially after the United States' independence, when American democracy became a political model for the former Spanish American colonies. (Formerly LA 224) (G10: American History)

CRN             SECTION              DAY                       TIME                               ROOM
15928               203                     W                 11:10 AM-2:00 PM            DUBINSKY 640

MU 203 Survey of American Music
3.0 credits
A study of the major styles, trends, and significant composers in American music. Through lecture and demonstration, students explore various types of music, including blues, current trends, folk, jazz, rock, show, and symphonic, focusing on their relation to the American experience. No musical background is necessary. (Formerly LA 321) (G6: Arts)

CRN               SECTION              DAY                    TIME                                 ROOM
15961                 35A                     T                   6:30 PM-9:20 PM             DUBINSKY 321A               

SS 131 General Psychology
3.0 credits
Principles of psychology and their application to general behavior are presented. Stresses the scientific method in understanding learning, perception, motivation, emotion, personality development, and the social influences on human behavior. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN           SECTION              DAY               TIME                                    ROOM
4097               309                     R             9:10 AM-12:00 PM         FELDMAN 407

SS 141 Macroeconomics

3.0 credits
Introduction to basic principles and characteristics of economic systems. Primary emphasis is on macroeconomic issues, including national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy, and current economic problems. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN           SECTION             DAY                  TIME                                             ROOM
4105               304                   W              9:10 AM-12:00 PM           FELDMAN 410
4108               307                    F               9:10 AM-12:00 PM           DUBINSKY 640
5049               35F                    S               1:10 PM-4:00 PM             BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 503

SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
3.0 credits
Examines the contemporary world including changes in Europe, Russia, and the developing world. Explores timely international issues such as nuclear arms, the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and the Israeli-Arab dispute. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN           SECTION             DAY                     TIME                                             ROOM
4114                301                    T                 2:10 PM-5:00 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 503
4116                302                    W                3:10 PM-6:00 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 915A

SS 171 Introductory Sociology
3.0 credits
Study of patterned social behavior and the interrelationships between individual life experience and the social structure that helps to shape it. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN            SECTION            DAY                    TIME                                    ROOM
17567              302                   M                3:10 PM-6:00 PM                  FELDMAN 504
4120                303                   T                 9:10 AM-12:00 PM                FELDMAN 312
4119                305                   W                9:10 AM-12:00 PM                DUBINSKY 321B

SS 242 Microeconomics
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 141
Examines the principles underlying the behavior of business firms, resource owners, and consumers within a system of price-making markets. Emphasis is on pricing, resource allocation, cost analysis, price determination under market structures ranging from competition to monopoly, and a functional approach to the distribution of income. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN             SECTION             DAY                  TIME                                     ROOM
13674               301                    M            9:10 AM-12:00 PM            POMERANTZ 211
16230               304                    W            8:10 AM-11:00 AM            DUBINSKY 317
13679               306                    R            9:10 AM-12:00 PM            DUBINSKY 642
13680               307                    R            2:10 PM-5:00 PM              FELDMAN CC26
13682               35A                   M            6:30 PM-9:20 PM              DUBINSKY 312
13684               35B                  T R          5:10 PM-6:25 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 503
13685               35D                   W           6:30 PM-9:10 PM              BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 928

SS 278 Latinos in the United States: A Sociological Perspective
3.0 credits
This course provides an understanding of the socioeconomic, political, and cultural impact of Latinos in the United States. Students explore sociological issues including race, ethnicity, urbanization, gender, immigration, and social mobility that have helped shape Latino culture and values. Comparisons with other ethnic/racial groups in the United States, as well as the differences within the Latino community itself, are addressed.

CRN            SECTION              DAY                   TIME                               ROOM
17569              35A                     W             6:30 PM-9:20 PM              FELDMAN CC28

SS 302 Economics of Energy and Fossil Fuels
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 141
The course discusses energy markets and especially the economic history, extraction and consumption of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). We also discuss energy and environmental polices such as the Cap-and-trade, cap-and-share systems, net-metering or a carbon tax. We will also provide examples of alternative and more sustainable energy policies from other countries. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN            SECTION              DAY                   TIME                                ROOM
17647              801                     W             2:10 PM-5:00 PM              DUBINSKY 341A

SS 334 Psychology of Color
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chairperson
Examines the importance of color and its influences on behavior. Topics include the biological and perceptual characteristics of color, fundamental color research, societal and cultural influences on the meanings and uses of color, adaptations of color in both natural and manmade environments, and the interaction between personality and color. Special attention is given to the application of color in both industry and everyday life. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN            SECTION                DAY                       TIME                               ROOM
17881               85B                     W                    6:30 PM-9:20 PM            FELDMAN 810

SS 340 The Psychology of Gender, Perception and Self-Expression
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 131
Through critical engagement with psychological theories of gender and cognition, this course challenges students to think how gender affects our sense of self, how we communicate that self, and how others perceive us. It encourages students to imagine new possibilities for how we embody our identity and interact based on fashion.

CRN               SECTION              DAY                           TIME                                   ROOM
17817                 801                     F                      9:10 AM-12:00 PM                DUBINSKY 306

SS 353 Latin America Today
3.0 credits
Introduction to modern Latin American states and societies with surveys of their economies, politics, and cultures. Also explores inter-American and international relations. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN            SECTION                 DAY                    TIME                                        ROOM
10430              801                         F                 9:10 AM-12:00 PM                    DUBINSKY 313
7026                85A                        W                6:30 PM-9:20 PM                      DUBINSKY 642

SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
3.0 credits
Study of political systems with a global perspective; compares and contrasts contemporary political ideologies, institutions, and processes from democracies to authoritarian regimes, advanced industrialized economies to developing countries. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

CRN             SECTION                 DAY                       TIME                                     ROOM
12992               802                        M                   3:10 PM-6:00 PM                 GOODMAN 402
11284               803                        R                    2:10 PM-5:00 PM                 DUBINSKY 321B
16722              85A                        W                    6:30 PM-9:20 PM                 DUBINSKY 317

SS 385 Social Psychology
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 131
Human behaviors such as aggression, prejudice, attraction, attitude formation, conformity, helping, and group processes are examined with particular emphasis on their current applications. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN               SECTION               DAY                          TIME                                  ROOM
17213                 801                      W                    12:10 PM-3:00 PM                DUBINSKY 337

SS 445 Money and Banking
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: SS 242
Reviews the monetary and banking system of the United States, with emphasis on its structure and regulation. The theoretical framework of the monetary system and its relation to monetary policy are also studied. (G4: Social Sciences)

CRN               SECTION               DAY                            TIME                              ROOM
13925                  802                     F                       9:10 AM-12:00 PM           DUBINSKY 325