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Language and Culture Deaf Communication   (DES-410)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course explores the relationships between language and culture from an anthropological and sociolinguistic point of view. Students are introduced to participant observation and the ethnographic interview as research tools for understanding the interplay between language and culture in the deaf community in which they participate. 
French Culture and Civilization I   (FRE-362)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course provides the student with the interdisciplinary framework of France's culture and history including the origins and development of French culture with emphasis on its economic, intellectual, artistic and spiritual aspects.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate knowledge of French history and culture
  • Select and identify relevant texts
  • Select topics to be addressed (national unity, citizenship, secularism, and human rights)
  • Discuss issues including tradition/modernity, religion, state universalism, relativism
  • Build an annotated bibliography or database of historical and cultural texts with a minimum of 20 entries.
  • Submit portfolio narrative written in French.

 
Literary Roots of Western Culture   (LIT-202)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduces and explores literary works that have had a great influence on the culture of the Western Hemisphere. 
Myth and Culture in Art   (ART-304)   3.00 s.h.  
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Mythology and the artist's response to the myths and culture of his or her civilization, from antiquity through present times. Continuity and transformation of central themes. 
Tissue Culture and Animal Virology   (ANS-441)   3.00 s.h.  
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The principles of isolation, cultivation, and maintenance of animal cells in vitro, and the application of cell culture techniques in virology. 
Chinese History and Culture I   (HIS-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Chinese History and Culture provides an opportunity to examine in depth the Chinese people, their history, and the challenges they face—political, social, economic, and cultural—in their search for a Chinese pattern of modernity.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the major geographic regions of China.
  • Discuss the cultural diversity of China.
  • Identify and explain the Chinese political and legal systems.
  • Analyze the structures of political dissent and unrest in the 1980s.
  • Discuss the scope of economic reform in China, focusing on agriculture, industry, and trade in imperial and Communist China.
  • Discuss the Chinese family, as a social and economic unit, its traditional moral values, customs, and rituals.
  • Compare and contrast literary, artistic, scientific, and technological trends in modern Chinese culture.

 
History of American Popular Culture   (HIS-360)   3.00 s.h.  
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American myths, icons, heroes and institutions as represented in American popular culture from the late nineteenth century to the present. Examines the history of popular entertainment and the mass media in the United States. 
Culture and Education   (EDU-466)   3.00 s.h.  
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this course is designed to give a culturally pluralistic and global perspective to the equitable education of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Topics will include the historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and theoretical foundations of multicultural education; the importance of cross-cultural communication including relations between nonverbal and verbal language systems; interpersonal skills for encouraging harmony between the dominate culture and culturally and linguistically diverse population. 
African History and Culture I   (HIS-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
African History and Culture is designed to provide you with a survey of the history and culture of the African continent. Obviously, the vast history of Africa cannot be studied in depth in one semester; perhaps this cannot even be accomplished in a lifetime. However, here you will find a progressive course of study that, if followed, will yield a developmental panorama of the geography and climate of the continent, an evolutionary overview of indigenous peoples and social structures, and a narrative account of the external nations and peoples who participated in or had an impact on the continent's development.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the development of the African continent from its earliest manifestations to the present.
  • Explain human evolution and processes of social and economic development, including early tool manufacturing, linguistic developments, developments in agriculture, and sociocultural responses to climatic changes.
  • Identify and describe early civilizations such as those of the Nile Valley, sub-Saharan Africa, and the inland Niger delta.
  • Identify external groups who came into the continent during and after the fifteenth century and trace the development and aftermath of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
  • Describe the European establishment of permanent settlements in South Africa and the development of apartheid; identify causes and outcomes of African resistance to European settlement and instances of rebellion.
  • Identify the importance of European imperialism and its aftermath to the African continent.
  • Explain the impact of World War I and World War II on the continent as well as African independence and democracy movements.

 
Food and Culture   (ANT-430)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Culinary customs studied cross-culturally. Food in relation to sex, kinship, politics, economics, religion. Visual, olfactory, textural, and gastronomic food preferences. Values and nutrition. World nutritional systems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how culture and food define each other; its social identity and symbolic expression
  • Describe food acquisition, choices, preparation, consumption, etiquette, and social stratification
  • Demonstrate how food influences aspects of sex, love, marriage, family and kinship
  • Analyze the role of food in economics, politics, power, freedom, religion, purity and taboo
  • Identify peculiarities relative to visual, olfactory, textural, and gastronomic preferences
  • Compare and contrast food values, nutrition standards, healthy body and esthetics
  • Suggest practical applications of findings and means of information sharing

 
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