RCC 400D Diversity and Culture: Race and Gender in American Culture (3)
This course is designed to help students think in more complex ways about both race and gender in the U.S. through analysis of visual art, music, film, and literature. We will examine each cultural art form from African Americans, Latinas, American Indians, and Asian Americans. Prerequisite: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required
RCC 400D Diversity and Culture: Woman and Gender in Islam (3)
This course examines how Muslim women articulate their own status and issues in today's world. This course gives students the tools to analyze the means by which Muslim women negotiate tradition and modernity and whether an Islamic feminism exists. This course also reviews the specific challenges that Muslin women face from dogma, tradition, and culture.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required
RCC 410E Global Environmental Awareness: Principles of Mediterranean Ecology (3)
Ecology is a broad field. Sustainability included ecology, but also much more, as it includes the environment (planet), people, and profit. In this course, we’ll investigate the unique ecology and sustainability initiatives of Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean. Through lecture discussions we will also attempt to get a handle on some of the major questions in current ecology and sustainability. We will also look at many case studies in Cyprus and MTEs (Mediterranean Type Ecosystems.) NOTE: Course runs in Session SEM: May 2-August 19. Trip fee required.
RCC 410E Global Environmental Awareness: Issues in World Eco-Literature (3)
This course examines environmental issues in contemporary literature from various cultures to alalyze how these cultures' histories and values address current environmental problems. Students will research, write, and present about efforts to resolve environmental issues in the places we read about and will integrate various perspectives into their own responses to these issues.
RCC 420J Justice and the Common Good: Drugs and Society (3)
This course explores the philosophical and justice issues around legal and illegal drug use, including personal identity, rationality and free will, excuses and punishment, social effect of drug use and distribution, and the correlation between drug use, mental illness and poverty. Prerequisite: RS 200 or RT 201. Prerequisite: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required.