Sandra Cheng’s Profile

Faculty
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Sandra Cheng
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Humanities
Office
Namm 602B
Academic interests

art history, history of photography, history of science, early modern caricature, film

Work Phone
718.260.5003
Email address

My Courses

Art! Camera! Food! FYLC Spring 2018

Art! Camera! Food! FYLC Spring 2018

The Art! Camera! Food! Learning Community for HMGT students to explore the ever increasing art of gastronomy through the lens of digital media. This website is for students in Prof Zimmerman’s Culinary I (Weds AM section), Prof Warner’s Baking & Pastry I (Weds AM section), and Prof Cheng’s History of Photography (Mon section) classes. Faculty: Thalia Warner (HMGT), Tracy Zimmerman (HMGT), and Sandra Cheng (ARTH) This learning community explores the “art” in the culinary arts. Can we look at food in aesthetic terms of art, beauty, and taste? Can we appreciate food like a work of art? Our learning community is comprised of first-year Hospitality students in Culinary Arts I or Baking and Pastry I, join together in the History of Photography with a focus and a lens on food as art. Increase the scope of your learning by enrolling in this exciting and ground breaking learning community. Meet and work with …… Connect with faculty across disciplines. Discover the interconnectedness of disciplines within the college and the worlds you will work in. Gain a new ‘lens’ from which to view your chosen course of study! Image credit: Brittany Wright, citrus gradient. wrightkitchen.com

ARTH1100 TU/TH History of Photography S2018

ARTH1100 TU/TH History of Photography S2018

“I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.” — Robert Mapplethorpe This course surveys the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. We will examine the use of photography for aesthetic, documentary, and “scientific” purposes, stylistic shifts in photography related to aesthetic concerns, and varying interpretations of subject matter based on social and cultural concerns at specific moments in history. We will also consider the relationship between photography and the visual arts in general, which culminates with the primacy of photography as a medium by the late twentieth century.

HIS 1111: US History after 1865

HIS 1111: US History after 1865

This course will acquaint students with the major debates, issues and problems in U.S. history since the end of the Civil War. Topics included Reconstruction, immigration; progressive reform; women’s suffrage; the rise of consumer society; labor movements and radicalism; the Great Depression; World War II; the Cold War; the civil rights movement; Vietnam and the counterculture of the 1960s.

ARTH1100 WRITING INTENSIVE History of Photography F2017

ARTH1100 WRITING INTENSIVE History of Photography F2017

“Making any statement of your feelings is risky. It’s just like making pictures.” – Joel Meyerowitz This course surveys the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. We will examine the use of photography for aesthetic, documentary, and “scientific” purposes, stylistic shifts in photography related to aesthetic concerns, and varying interpretations of subject matter based on social and cultural concerns at specific moments in history. We will also consider the relationship between photography and the visual arts in general, which culminates with the primacy of photography as a medium by the late twentieth century.

ARTH1100 TU/TH History of Photography F2017

ARTH1100 TU/TH History of Photography F2017

“A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.” — Man Ray This course surveys the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. We will examine the use of photography for aesthetic, documentary, and “scientific” purposes, stylistic shifts in photography related to aesthetic concerns, and varying interpretations of subject matter based on social and cultural concerns at specific moments in history. We will also consider the relationship between photography and the visual arts in general, which culminates with the primacy of photography as a medium by the late twentieth century.

My Projects

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Sketching at Citytech

Sketching at Citytech

This project site is a forum for sharing sketches by Citytech students and 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!

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

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.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Liberal Arts and Sciences Program

Liberal Arts and Sciences Program

The associate’s degrees in liberal arts provide students with a broad, liberal education emphasizing the communication, team-work and analytical skills needed for both the workforce and higher education. The associate in science degree in liberal arts and science curriculum promotes scientific skills among students to solve real-world problems.