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American Government, Alexander Sections

American Government, Alexander Sections

This is the introductory course in American Government, with the main focus on the national level but some attention to state and local levels as well. This OpenLab site contains course materials as well as links to news sites and a discussion board to exchange ideas. Please keep disagreements friendly, and please keep in mind that our main purpose is more to analyze than to react and fume. When the course is over, as long as you still have an OpenLab account at City Tech, you are invited to continue posting on this discussion board. To access course materials, click “Visit Course Site” at the right of this page.

ENG2001 E221 Introduction to Literature – Fiction Fall 2018

ENG2001 E221 Introduction to Literature – Fiction Fall 2018

Introduction to Fiction is just that: an introduction to a literary genre that is massive in scope, and impossible to do justice to in one semester of study. So with that acknowledgement, this course will be devoted to the study of a diverse collection of short form fiction, with a focus on basic critical approaches including examinations of the foundational elements of fiction, the influence of personal and exterior factors in a writer’s life and on his/her work, the relevance and irrelevance of genre delineations and taxonomy, and some of the more prevalent theoretical approaches to literary criticism. In this course, you will be exposed to work that might challenge your preconceived notions of what fiction is, what forms it can take, and what it is meant to accomplish. As such, I want to emphasize that in this course, we do not judge work as “good” or “bad” – we will consider all work critically, i.e., via academic analysis, and hopefully expand our understanding of fiction through this process. In other words, this isn’t a book club, and I want you to concentrate your efforts away from casual reading and toward more rigorous, immersive strategies of engagement. Our class time will be largely devoted to discussions of the work, and how our analyses will form the basis for the course’s written assignments. Since this is a writing-intensive course, you must draw on the skills gained in the prerequisite course, ENG 1101, to meet the Outcomes outlined by the English Department (listed below, and on the Learning Outcomes sheet, posted in Open Lab), and to apply them to the written work in this course: two major papers, a reading journal, responses to assigned readings posted on the course’s Open Lab Dashboard, and copious notes to be taken in class.

Elements of Sociology

Elements of Sociology

An introduction to the basic concepts and theories used by sociologists to analyze social institutions and the social behavior of individuals and groups. We begin by studying the development of sociology as a science and the major contemporary sociological theories: functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, and feminism; then we look in detail into their research methods. After this general overview we focus on the dimensions of structural inequality: gender, race, and class. Finally, we study immigration and globalization, paying special attention to their social consequences. As we examine each topic, students also learn how to perform basic sociological analyses of quantitative data. The main goal of the course is to help students develop the necessary skill to interpret contemporary social life, both as a collective and an individual experience. ______________________________ Course avatar: Photo by David Iliff (Thames Riverside.) License: CC-BY-SA 3.0. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richmond_Riverside_London_-_Sept_2008.jpg)

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