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ProfessorParuolo
Title
Adjunct Lecturer & Peer Mentor Coordinator
Department
English, First Year Programs
Office Location
Namm 506
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My Courses

HMGT1101LC40 PerspectivesFA19

HMGT1101LC40 PerspectivesFA19

SUSTAINABILITY IN HOSPITALITY – This learning community will introduce the 21st Century relevance of sustainability in the hospitality industry and incorporating the concept connecting the various foundations taught in these two introductory management classes. Connections will be made as students investigate their career options and widen their scope of industry knowledge. Students will learn how to establish a professional electronic profile and simulate a career exploration search.

ENG 1101 D492: Composition I, Fall 2019

ENG 1101 D492: Composition I, Fall 2019

This is an introductory college-level course in communication skills that further develops your reading, analyzing, researching, and writing skills through readings and assignments. What you do in this class is not important simply for completing a requirement, as the skills you work on here will be crucial to your success in your chosen course of study going forward.

HMGT1101PerspectivesD406 Fall2019

HMGT1101PerspectivesD406 Fall2019

An overview of the history, likely directions and organizational structure of the hospitality industry and its role in local, national and global economies. Students are introduced to the nature and scope of the hospitality industry, basic terminology, management concepts, career path explorations and the department’s mission and culture.

ENG1101 LC46, Fall 2019

ENG1101 LC46, Fall 2019

This is an introductory college-level course in communication skills that further develops your reading, analyzing, researching, and writing skills through readings and assignments. What you do in this class is not important simply for completing a requirement, as the skills you work on here will be crucial to your success in your chosen course of study going forward. Being part of an FYLC with introductory courses in Hospitality Management means that there will be shared themes, materials, and assignments across all three classes. This set of courses offers you the opportunity to fully engage with your chosen major, as well as form community with the peers who will be accompanying you here at City Tech.

SOC1101 ELEMENTS OF SOCIOLOGY

SOC1101 ELEMENTS OF SOCIOLOGY

Sociology is the field of study that takes up to explain social, political, cultural and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces and group relations. The course introduces students to several sociological topics, including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, inequality, social stratification, social institutions such as religion, government, family, race and ethnic relations, poverty and deviance, among others. Sociology is the art of asking questions; big questions such as “What is race?” or “How class structure and social stratification impacts people’s lives?”, “How culture matters?”, “Why states go to war?”, or more detailed and focused questions, like: “Why working class children get working class jobs?”, “How fast food chains impact American family relations?”, “How the social media impact communication?”, “How college education has changed over the past decades?” Acquiring the conceptual and methodological tools to address more broad but also narrower sociological questions of that kind is one of the main objectives of this course. While sociology assumes that human actions are patterned, it also suggests that individuals have ample of room to change their conditions and direct social change. In that sense the quest to understand society is important and always urgent, for if we cannot understand the social world that we live in, we are more likely to be overwhelmed and ultimately incapacitated by it. As a specialist, the sociologist systematically gathers, processes and analyzes information with the objective to provide insights into what is going on in a situation, present alternatives and often assist policy-makers in making informed decisions and formulating policies. Sociology however, and the sociological imagination is not the prerogative solely of specialists. Sociology, further than being a discipline, a field in social sciences, it constitutes a mode of thinking. Thinking sociologically is also directly related to acting socially. An important objective of this course is to learn how to think alongside others, connect our condition to those of others and understand the importance of not only thinking but also acting collectively. The course, in addition to the theoretical texts assigned for reading and analysis, incorporates journalistic accounts of social issues, autobiographies, memoirs, oral histories and materials like photographs and film, in order to encourage students to experiment with original sociological research. Learning, also, to apply sociological language and concepts to events and situations we encounter daily, like ‘sociological location’ (identities like race, gender and class) and ‘social institutions’ (organized entities that structure society, like education and religion) is of key importance. By the end of the course, students should be well on their way to developing their own ‘sociological imagination.’

My Projects

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

All the things you could want as a Peer Mentor.

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