INT - Interdisciplinary

INT 195 The Hudson River and the American Tide

3 credits

INT 196 Imagining the Second World War: Understanding War Through Lit. and Film

(NYC)
6 credits

INT 196B Prior Learning Assessment

Prerequisite: Permission from the Office of Adult and Continuing Education and instructor required. For further information, please call NY: 212-346-1943 or PL: 914-773-3568.

Course Description: Designed primarily to assist students, participating in the Experiential Learning Assessment Program, to evaluate their life experiences in relation to Pace University's credit bearing courses, to research and analyze specific learning areas, and to present an effective ELA portfolio for evaluation.

2 credits

INT 196C Integrity Issues in Telecommunications

4 credits

INT 196J The Sacred and the Secular in East Asia

May be used toward East Asian Studies minor.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III (HIS 131 and RES 202).

Course Description: This learning community explores the historical development of society and culture in China and Japan, with emphasis on the influence of religious traditions including Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, and Shinto. A major component of the learning community will be field trips to local museums as well as film screenings.

6 credits

INT 196M Rebelling Against the Present: Modernity and its Critics

Old Core: Satisfies LIT 211 or LIT 212 and HIS 114. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: From the Scientific Revolution of the 18th century through the Culture Wars of the 1990s, this course will look at what it has meant to be modern - in politics, religion and the arts - during the past 250 years and examine why a number of important thinkers have been uncomfortable with some (or all) aspects of the experience of modernism.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 196P Making Connections: Telecommunications Workers and 20th Century Labor History

Course Description: This course presents a narrative of the last 125 years of American History through the lens of the telecommunications worker. As such, it is also a social history, referencing the life of the worker in the context of his/her times and examining shifting work patterns and attitudes about work as a function of those times. The tensions between the two major initiatives for the formation of unions, personal/familial gain and the desire for wholesale social change, will be explored as the course moves from the experiences of the earliest lineman and telephone operators to today's sophisticated electronic specialists. Students will be asked to not only study the texts and readings assigned, but to utilize the workplace as "text" for their evaluation of the relevance and contribution of labor unions to the contemporary workplace.

4 credits

INT 196S Urban Social Photography

Prerequisite: Students must have a 35mm camera with a meter and manual setting for aperture and shutter speeds. Satisfies 6 credits toward NYC Concentration/Minor. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (ART 153) or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V (SOC 111).

Course Description: This course combines an introduction to elements of photography and basic photographic issues such as exposure, development and printing, with a sociological survey of urban life. Students will be introduced to urban photography as an art form, its history and its methods. Urban social photographers such as Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis will be studied and discussed. Assignments will be based on traditions of such work. Students will also become familiar with urban sociological issues including poverty, work, ethnicity, community and the social importance of the built city.

6 credits

INT 196V Revolutions in Modern French Thought: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (PHI 116) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (FRE 154).

Learning Community Course Description: We will examine French philosophy and literature, beginning with the work of thinkers such as Rousseau and Voltaire who profoundly influenced both the French and American Revolutions, continuing with such 19th century writers as Balzac and Zola, and to the 20th century with Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir. We will pay particular attention to the social and political consequences of literary and philosophical works. The class will take two field trips.

6 credits

INT 196Y Society and Self: The Human Ideal in France & Britain

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120 or permission of Department Chairperson. Old Core: Satisfies LIT 211 or LIT 212 and HIS 114. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 114M) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (FRE 154F).

Course Description: This course, by looking at the history and culture of these two predominant European nations, will introduce students to broad questions about the nature of the human condition. These questions will be explored within the context of the evolving political and cultural structures of these two societies as they were transformed from absolutist monarchies to mass democracies between the mid 17th century and the start of the 20th century.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 197 Women in American Literature and Life

6 credits

INT 197B Cybercitizenship: Ethics and the Internet

New Core: Fulfills CIS 101 and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V (PHI 121).

Course Description: This learning community joins two courses in the honors program. Material from CIS 101 will provide the technical background necessary to obtain a well-rounded understanding of the explosive impact of the Internet on all aspects of modern society. The disruptive nature of this impact has raised serious ethical issues that extend beyond national boundaries. Material from PHI 121 will provide a background on ethical issues in the workplace, particularly notions of privacy, financial responsibility, and social accountability.

6 credits

INT 197G Rome: The Eternal City - Travel Course

Contains aspects of RES 201 and ART 206.
Old Core: Fulfills Culture course requirement. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II. This is a 6 credit Learning Community and travel course. Note: Three credits will be earned from Pace and three additional credits will be offered (RES 101) based upon work with the faculty in Rome.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA. After registration final approval to participate in the course is based upon the judgment of the professor.

Course Description: This travel course seeks to offer an intense and comprehensive experience grounded in an understanding of the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of this city; the capital of the ancient Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, and the modern state of Italy. The course is designed to be rigorous academic study and a great deal of fun as students are offered an opportunity to see and experience what they are learning first hand. The course will involve extensive lectures throughout Rome within the context of visits to the most important and awe inspiring Roman historical and cultural sites. Students will have the opportunity to study with faculty experts from the United States and Italy.

3 credits

INT 197H Exploring Majors and Careers

Course Description: This course is designed for freshmen and sophomores who are exploring majors and careers. Through theory and guided practice, students in this course will gain knowledge and tools to make informed and confident decisions about college majors and/or career directions. Students will learn methods of self-evaluation and self-discovery, and will learn a decision making process that teaches them how to identify options, explore choices, and set and pursue goals. At the end of the course students will develop a written plan for their own academic and/or career pursuits.

2 credits

INT 197N Topic: Baroque Bravura (1600 - 1700): Painting Lessons From Masters

This course includes elements of ART 211 Baroque Art and ART 145 Painting I

Course Description: This course combines the study of the history of seventeenth-century (1600 ? 1700) European painting with work in the studio in which students paint in the manner of the Baroque painters they have studied. Students will have an opportunity to explore in their own art the possibilities for dramatic lighting, expressive gesture, and dynamic composition discovered by great masters of the period such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Poussin. A term paper, based on an object (or two objects) in a New York museum is required for successful completion of the course.

3 credits

INT 197T Reacting to the Past: Conflict and Revolution in Early Modern Europe

Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 110 or permission of Department Chair. New Core: Fulfills ENG 120 and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 114).

Course Description: Students will be assigned texts that prepare them for roles in "role playing game" re-enactments of famous intellectual political confrontation in Early Modern Europe: debates that surrounded the divorce of Henry VIII and his marriage to Anne Boleyn; the Protestant Reformation in England; heresy trials and political intrigue in 16th centruy court life; the Catholic Counter-Reformation; and the literature and poetry of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Using a series of political texts of the period and related literary works, students will analyze, argue, and act out these conflicts. Seat belts are definitely recommended.

7 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 101 Min Grade D or ENG 110 Min Grade D

INT 197Y Comparative Racial and Gender Politics of South Africa and the U.S.

Old Core: Fulfills POL 296 and Global Issues requirement (WS 266). New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V (WS 266 and POL 296).

Course Description: This course explores the comparative racial and gendered politics of the U.S. and South Africa. With a central focus on "whiteness" and masculinity, we will examine the history of the two countries, with an emphasis on colonialism, slavery, and apartheid, the legal context of Jim Crow laws in the U.S. and the apparatus supporting apartheid in South Africa, the transition to the civil rights era in the U.S. and to democracy in South Africa, and the implications for contemporary political struggles. Three other areas of focus include: the theme of sexuality and race in novels, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the social and political importance of music in the transformations in both countries. Students will travel to South Africa after the course for a period of two weeks. During this time, students will meet with various representatives from organizations, agencies,government.

6 credits

INT 198E Economic, Political and Social Dimensions of Immigration

Course Description: Students will examine the political, social, and economic dimensions of immigration, giving serious consideration to the positive as well as the negative potential of this phenomenon. While attention will be focused on U.S. immigration, this will be located in a broader global context. Each faculty member will bring their discipline?s unique perspective to the course as well as explore the myriad ways these are intertwined.

3 credits

INT 198F Reacting to the Past: Conflict and Revolution in Early America

Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 110 or permission of Department Chair.
New Core: Fulfills ENG 120 and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 113M).

Course Description: Students will be assigned texts that prepare them for roles in ?role playing game? re-enactments of famous intellectual and political confrontations in Early America. First, we will engage in the debates that surrounded women, power, community and theology in Puritan Massachusetts during The Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1637). Second, you will become residents of New York City in 1775 to 1776, debating the causes of revolt, enduring the chaos of revolution, and justifying or repudiating violence in the pursuit of political power. Using a series of political texts of the period and related literary works, students will analyze, argue, and ultimately become subsumed in these conflicts.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

7 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 101 Min Grade D or ENG 110 Min Grade D

INT 198G Topic: Nature Exposed: Exploring Nature through the Lens

New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (Humanistic and Creative Expression). This course contains components of ART 153 and ENV 130.

Course Description: This course challenges students to investigate nature beyond the surface in order to understand how natural systems work in harmony. Students record their interpretations through the lens of a camera, creating a convergence of nature and photographic technology. Field study combined with essays and other readings expose students to the beautiful simplicities as well as the intricacies of the plant and animal world. Correlations are made between human impact and current environmental issues. Students must have a digital camera.

6 credits

INT 198H Computers and the Surveillance Society

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV and 3 credits for CIS 101. This course contains components of CIS 101 and FSS 196.

Course Description: This learning community joins two disciplines, Computing and Film and Screen Studies. In combining computing practice with interpretation of narrative films about surveillance culture, the course will provide a survey and analysis of the data collection and surveillance opportunities enables by pervasive networked computing and media structures that are integrated into all parts of modern life. Material from CIS 101 will provide a grounding to understand the ability of technology to collect, sort and retain indefinitely data collected from all aspects of modern society. Students will also master basic computing skills by completing a series of lab assignments in Excel, Web Design, and Programming. The Film and Screen Studies portion of the course will provide a theoretical introduction to how media culture and surveillance cultures are intertwined, and through close readings of films that use surveillance as a theme, process how popular culture is making sense of a society increasingly defined by surveillance in a variety of forms. This course requires that students bring a laptop to every class.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

6 credits

INT 198J Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painting: From Monet to Van Gogh

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (Humanistic and Creative Expresssion).

Course Description: This course combines the study of the history of painting in France during the late nineteenth century (1865-1900) (ART 212 NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART) with work in the studio (ART 145 PAINTING I) in which students paint in the manner of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters they study. Students have an opportunity to explore, in their own painting, the effects of color, light, and atmosphere using the techniques of masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, and C‚zanne.

3 credits

INT 198K Gender and Television

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV and 3 credits for ENG 110. This course contains components of ENG 110 and WS 296. This a writing-enhanced course.

Course Description: Second-wave feminist Betty Friedan famously claimed that American television presented the American woman as a ?stupid, unattractive, insecure little household drudge who spends her martyred, mindless, boring days dreaming of love ?and plotting nasty revenge against her husband.? ?Television and Gender? will test this claim and explore how gender was constructed and performed in primetime television from the 1950?s to the 1980?s. It will examine the presentation for marital roles, child-raising, the subaltern, sexuality, and the construction and (pace Friedan) subversion of household normativity. We will explore the construction and performance of femininity, masculinity, race, class, and sexuality in primetime television.

6 credits

INT 198L Faith, Society, Conflict: The Middle East from Ancient Times to the Arab Spring

New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III. This course contains components of HIS 119 and RES 106.

Course Description: From ancient times to the Arab Spring, the Middle East has been at the crossroads of history and religions. We begin with archaeology, looking at myths and rituals of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Syro-Palestine region. After an overview of Judaism and Christianity in their historical contexts, we discuss Muhammad and the rise of Islam, and subsequent Arab and Ottoman Turkish history. An examination of European imperialism and Middle Eastern reform movements leads us to World War One and the Mandate System and religious and secular developments in independent Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. We will focus on Zionism and Arab nationalism, and the emergence of Israel and its conflict with its Arab neighbors after World War Two. The exploration of the rise of dictatorships in Arab countries, the development of fundamentalism and its relationship to Jihad, the role of women, and American involvement in the area will enhance our understanding of present conflicts. Museum trips, visits to places of worship, and possibly attendance at a play will enrich the course.

6 credits

INT 197C American Women in Literature and Life

7 credits

INT 197XA Exploring Our Environment - Learning Community

Fulfills COM 200, ENV 110 and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.
Learning Community Course Description: Everything we do connects somehow with the natural world. In this learning community, students will discover ways we as individuals can have a positive impact on the environment. They will also explore ways environmental conditions affect our health, recreation/leisure activities, and economic situations. This class combines hands-on learning with discussions, guest speakers, and group projects. Students will make presentations on such topics as overpopulation, biodiversity, wildlife, pollution and sustainable farming. Planned field trips include a wildlife sanctuary, an organic farm, a state park, and wetlands.

6 credits

INT 296 Politics and Cultures in South East Asia

6 credits

INT 296B Beowulf to Lear: Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Multimedia

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120.
Old Core: Contains LIT 211 or LIT 212 (Exploratory).
New Core: Fulfills 4 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 4 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Updated Course Description: This Learning Community's objectives include developing students' understanding and appreciation of British literary classics from the medieval through Renaissance periods. Students are also taught to produce hypertext documents to create websites highlighting their best work for the class.

4 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 296D Exploring Costa Rica: Environment, Culture, and Creative Expression

6 credits

INT 296E Topic: History and Religion of the Middle East: Holy Nationalism

Prequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120,
Old Core: Fulfills Exploratory/non-Western History and 3 credits of Religious Studies Enhancement.
New Core: fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III. Learning Community

Course Description: This team -taught survey course explores the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the history of the Middle East. Topics include the major beliefs of the three monotheistic religions, Muhammad and early Islam, the medieval Arab world ,the Ottoman Empire and Persia (Iran), and the development of the modern Middle East,. Special attention will be paid to Zionism and the history of the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Islamic fundamentalism and women in the Middle East.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall- Even Years

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 296F Third World? Two-Thirds World!

Old Core: Contains History 108 (non-Western History) and POL 210 or Contemporary Global Issues. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: Third-World countries ("developing" countries, "emerging" areas, and "poor" nations) are analyzed from 1945 to the present. Comparisons are made of colonial histories, background experiences, foreign policies, domestic differences and similarities.

6 credits

INT 296H French and Art Literature

Course Description: This course explores the fine arts and literature of France, from the Middle Ages to the present. Students are introduced to important artists, writers, movements, and trends that have shaped one of the richest traditions of the Western cultural heritage.

6 credits

INT 296J Performing Identities

3 credits

INT 296L Mexico, NAFTA, and the Spanish Caribbean as Seen Through History and Literature

6 credits

INT 296Q Topic: The City in Film, Literature and Social Theory

Old Core: Fulfills LIT 211 or LIT 212 and 3 credits of Sociology. New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge IV or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course offers students an in-depth interdisciplinary survey of urban life as a cross-cultural phenomenon. Students will become familiar with various literary, sociological, and cinemagraphic interpretations of the city as it relates to issues of personal identity and societal development. This course will familiarize students with various methods of analyzing and interpreting the city in society and their own unique place relative to it.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 296R Internship in Latin America and Caribbean Studies

6 credits

INT 296S Beyond the Veil

6 credits

INT 296W Children in Urban Society

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits of Sociology elective and 3 credits of Psychology elective.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (Service Learning Component) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V. Contains PSY 296Z and COM 297G.

Course Description: According to the United Nations, children and youth constitute a high percent of the world's population. This course looks at the development of children in urban societies. It focuses on the socialization of children in post-industrial, industrial, and developing cities around the world. It examines key issues in the lives of children: gender, family and kinship practices, education, health, sex, religion, legal status, migration, exploitation, and violence. Students will also explore how young people come to understand their own identities through their engagement with mainstream media and the ways in which urban youth have created their own media to make sense of and communicate their experiences in urban societies. It also explores how children?s lives have been documented in the media and how documentary ? as well as fictional film, television and pop music ? create stories about children. This class will require each student to participate in three hours of community service each week in a public or private community-based agency that has its goal service to the needs of children or adolescents.

6 credits

INT 297 Pol. & Cult. of ME & SA

6 credits

INT 297A Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinema

Satisfies 6 credits toward East Asian Studies minor. Satisfies 6 credits toward Film and Screen Studies major. Contains HIS 296A and COM 296.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III.

Course Description: This learning community addresses the interaction between transnational cultures, nation-states, and local identities in contemporary Asia through the medium of Hong Kong and Indian cinemas. The exports of Hong Kong and Bollywood movies are second only to those of Hollywood and these movies attract Chinese and South Asian audiences across the world. A critical study of these films enables students to interrogate the "structures of feelings" such as national and local identities, patriotism, alienation, assimilation, memory, nostalgia, self-loathing, and hybridity.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297D Beats, Bongos, and Buddhism

Old Core: Fulfills PHI 110 and LIT 211 or LIT 212 (Exploratory). New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II (PHI 110 and LIT 211 or LIT 212), or 3 credit in Area of Knowledge II (PHI 110 and LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212); writing-enhanced course.

Course Description: This course will examine the relationship of the Beat writers of the fifties and sixties to contemporary religious and philosophical influences such as Buddhism and existentialism. Writers to be studies include Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297E Philosophy and Literature in Ancient Greece: The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy

Old Core: Fulfills PHI 113 and LIT 211 or LIT 212 (Exploratory).
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV; writing-enhanced course.

Revised Course Description: In this course, we will study the competing world visions of the epic and dramatic poets of ancient Greece and of the philosophers who followed them. Our investigation will be organized around Plato's claim that there is an "an ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy." Some of the topics we will consider are (1) the nature of the gods and our relation to them, (2) the character of the heroes and their significance as moral exemplars, (3) the role of the arts in education, and the related issues of representation, emotional impact, and catharsis.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297F The Jewish People in Life and Literature

3 credits

INT 297G From Nestor to Chopin: Slavic Civilizations

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits of Exploratory/Western History and any topic of RUS 154. New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 296 and RUS 154).

Course Descriptions: This course traces the history of Slavic Civilization(s) from antiquity until 1914. Special attention will be paid to the dynamics of the interactions of different parts of the Slavic world with each other and with non-Slavic neighbors. Throughout the course we will consult a variety of primary and secondary sources that will provide vastly different perspectives on the history and culture of Slavic peoples. As a result, students will gain new insights into the process of creating politically charged historical, ethnic, and national narratives.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297H A United States of Europe?

Prerequisite: ECO 105 or ECO 106 or permission of the instructor. Contains HIS 296 and ECO 296.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: Will the Euro replace the dollar as the world's most important currency? Will, for example, French men and women vote for a German, or for a Swede, or for any of twenty other nationalities to represent them in the European Parliament? The answer to these questions depend on the evolution of the European Union. In this learning community, we will consider why and how twenty-five European states are pursuing, economically and politically, an "even closer union" challenging their individual sovereign independence.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ECO 105 Min Grade D or ECO 106 Min Grade D

INT 297J Performing Identities: Cross-Dressing and Gendered Personas in Drama

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.Contains WS 268 and THR 121.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course explores the feminist claim that gender identity is performative in a very literal sense. Working with the theories of Judith Butler, Marjorie Garber, and Monique Wittig (among others), we will study playtexts whose characters subvert the notion that identity is stable, biologically predetermined, and absolute. As we study these plays from a literary and feminist perspective, we will simultaneously be acting them out: presenting scenes, developing roles, learning how to perform identities that are not biological. The blending of theory and practice allows us to test questions about self-representation, to examine issues of crossing boundaries and passing, to explore the fluidity of identity, and to discover the power of transvestism.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297M Southern Exposure: The World Role of the Southern Hemisphere

Old Core: Contains HIS 270 (non-Western History) and POL 210 or Contemporary Global Issues.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: Countries located in the southern hemisphere will be systematically analyzed and compared, using South Africa as the reference country. The historical background of South Africa will be scrutinized with regard to settlements, colonial experience, national independence and self-government, apartheid, disputes with the United Nations and international opinion and corporations, and post-apartheid. Similar and contrasting features of other countries in "the South," including Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia will be compared to discover whether these states are less prosperous, less developed, less well-ruled than states in "the North." Regional and humanitarian arrangements will be examined. Position papers will be prepared in regard to current global issues and questions before the United Nations.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297P Politics and Cultures of the Middle East and South East Asia

3 credits

INT 297Q Understanding Community and Diversity: Queer Cultures

Contains LIT 212E and SOC 102.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (Service Learning Component) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Learning Community Course Description: Students will explore history, sociology, political science, psychology, as well as literary texts, theater, and films in order to better understand the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) experience. Students will spend approximately thirty hours in an organization that primarily services the LGBT community.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 297S Splendors of Spain: Art and Culture

6 credits

INT 197X Media and Politics of War

3 credits

INT 297Y The Creative Experience: Painting and Poetry

Contains LIT 211 or LIT 212 and ART 145.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course will combine looking, reading, and discussing, with the activities of painting and writing poems. It is intended to be stimulating and fun as well as informative and useful. Experimentation will be encouraged. In addition to activities in the classroom and studio, students will visit museums, galleries, and poetry readings, and at least one artist and one poet will speak to the class.

6 credits

INT 298 The Holocaust and Modern Genocides

6 credits

INT 298A The Biology of Science Fiction Film

Contains LIT 211 and BIO 399.

Course Description: This course will combine the disciplines of Biology and Film Studies to explore both the facts and the fantasies of science-fiction films. By looking at a diverse selection of films that represent multiple aspects of the biological sciences, students will get a sense of how much actual scientific ideas are worked through in fictional texts, and how they might gain access to the sciences through these fictions. The Film studies side of the course will ask students to consider what kind of cultural fantasies and/or anxieties are being represented in these films, and how fiction guides our thinking as much as scientific facts. The ultimate goal of the course is to allow students to see the relations between the humanities and the sciences, and to think through the relation of nature to culture.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298C Mythology, Mysticism, and Modernity

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (RES 101 and LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212).

Course Description: This course focuses on the connection between religion and the origins of literatures, as in sacred myth; literature that portrays major religious figures, movements, and trends; literature that embodies the search for transcendence and enlightenment; and literature that illustrates modern problems in religious experience, including modern unbelief, gender and religion, and the adaptation of religion in modern society.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298F The Holocaust and Modern Genocides: Representations in History, Literature and Film

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III (LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (HIS 296 and LIT 211 or LIT 212).

Course Description: This learning community will introduce students at one of the most troublesome aspects of the modern world; the systematic exclusion and killing of populations defined by ethnicity, nationality, or race. Through lectures, discussion, readings, and films, we will explore the historical, social, and literary representations of modern genocide perpetrated against a number of ethnic groups around the globe. Beginning with the Armenian massacres during WWI, the course will then cover the Holocaust, one of the defining events of the 20th century, finishing with genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur.

6 credits

INT 298G Sacred Knowledge: Finding Common Ground Between Native American Traditions and Western Science

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in: Area of Knowledge III, Area of Knowledge IV, Learning Community, ENG 201 and/or ENV 296R

Learning Community Course Description: This course will examine how Native American Traditions inform and ground our sense of nature, democracy, psychology, spirituality and sustainability. In the process we will raise important questions about Euro-American relationships to the natural world. Our goal is to provide students with an understanding of the relevance of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge for the 21st Century. Stories have power in our lives. We should be mindful of this throughout the semester as we read a variety of contemporary Native authors who tell their stories in novels, short stories, poetry and nonfiction. Through a series of writing assignments and oral presentation, students will learn how to summarize, analyze, question their assumptions and find their own voices.

6 credits

INT 298H Hollywood Does History

Fulfills FSS 202, HIS 113, 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Learning Community Course Description: This learning community examines major works of the human imagination in 20th-century and early 21st-century American films. The interdisciplinary framework gives students an opportunity to explore movies in terms of their social and historical contexts, and fosters aesthetic perception and visual literacy. Students learn how the techniques of film enrich understanding of history and even create historical meaning. Journeying back in time to the formative years of the movie industry, the relationship between movies and the political, social, and cultural context of the eras in which the films were produced is examined. Depictions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are studied through the interpretive lens of wide range Hollywood films.

4 - 6 credits

INT 298I On the Good Life: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Course Description: One of the oldest pursuits of human beings in recorded history relates to the human pursuit of the ideal of the good life. This course will follow that pursuit chronologically, beginning with the Greeks and Romans down to the present, including such authors as Herodotus, Plato, Livy, Machiavelli, Descartes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and Camus.

6 credits

INT 298J Love, Lust, War and Magic in the Middle Ages

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120 or permission of department.
Old Core: Fulfills LIT 211/212 and Fulfills Exploratory/Western History (HIS 114).
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This learning community will introduce students to the culture and society of the Middle Ages through the study of literary and historical works focusing on gender, warfare, and religious devotion. Students will explore the values of the Middle Ages critically by writing analytical essays and brief research projects which examine the connection between literature and society. Students will gain knowledge of medieval cultural and social history, while developing their writing skills. Literary works and topics will include: Beowulf, narrative histories of the First Crusade, the story of Eloise and Abelard, the Lais of Marie de France, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and the story of Joan of Arc. There will be films, museum trips, and cultural events in the course as well.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298K Conquerors and Queens: Ancient Empire-Builders

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120.
Old Core: Fulfills LIT 211/212 and HIS 114.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

Course Description: This learning community combines history and literature in an interdisciplinary exploration of the Ancient World from Greece and Rome to the Middle East. We will focus on specific themes of contemporary significance within their historical context, and emphasize the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of texts. Students will learn advanced research skills, including methods of documentation, the use of library and Internet research and the synthesis and integration of primary and secondary sources into their own essays.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298L Religion in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives

New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III (RES 106 and HIS 107 or HIS 108).
Course Description: Religion has always been closely related to the other elements of society. The religious beliefs of people affect the kind of government and social system they have. The state can try to dictate (or suppress) religious beliefs. This course examines the role of religion in society in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United State through the centuries. We will discuss questions such as: How do religious systems affect political, social, and economic development? How do the latter influence religion? What is, has been, should be the relationship between "church" and "state" in homogeneous and pluralistic societies? How do religious beliefs lead to wars? What are the implications of our concept of freedom of conscience? We will read primary sources and secondary materials, view films, and visit religious institutions.

6 credits

INT 298M On the Road: Great Migrations in American History and Literature

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 113 and LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212).

Course Description: This learning community will explore the social and cultural influence of the great migrations in American history. The focus will be o the movement from East to West in the nineteenth century and from South to North in the early twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the experiences of the individuals involved in these migrations. Students will read a variety of literature associated with these migrations, watch appropriate films, and take a field trip.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298N Caught in the Crossfire: The Impact of War on Women and Children

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (PSY 296) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III (ANT 296D).

Course Description: War, peace, women, men, children. Historically, peace was considered "feminine" and war was seen as "masculine." This course investigates the validity and ramifications of such assumptions. This course will discuss the psychological and sociological impact of war on women and children as civilians, victims, refugees, widows, orphans, and combatants. This course provides cross-cultural perspectives on war in its relation to society, major anthropological interpretations of warfare, changing concepts of masculinity and heroism, human rights, theories of sexuality and aggression, and the effects of militarization on society. We will cover a number of war-zones such as Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine.

6 credits

INT 298P Through The Lens: Exploring Filmmaking and Photography

Course Description: Students learn skills in photography and film-making to better understand the idea behind the director?s eye. The major elements of aesthetic imagery ? light, color, space, time, motion, and how they are used in photography and film are explored. Using both hands-on and lecture, the differences and similarities between still and moving images are examined. Students are exposed to a variety of historical as well as contemporary films and photographic works.

6 credits

INT 298Q International Issues in Child Protection: Political and Psychological Perspectives

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required. Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits of Political Science elective and 3 credits of Psychology elective. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III. Service Learning.

Course Description: According to the United Nations, children and youth constitute a high percent of the world?s population. This 6-credit course brings together the political science, psychology, sociology, and feminist studies disciplines to examine key issues in the lives of children and youth including, international rights, gender development, gender stereotypes, globalization, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, armed conflict, education and schooling, child labor, gender-based violence, health and health care. The major themes include: The Construction of a Regime of Protection; The Politics of Violence; Structural Poverty and Violence; Empowerment and Advocacy.

6 credits

INT 298R Middle Eastern Cities: Then and Now

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III (ANT 296 or HIS 296) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V. Satisfies 6 credits toward the Middle Eastern Studies Minor.

Course Description: This team-taught course integrates the insights of history and anthropology to explore the life of cities in the Middle East, some of which became capitals of empires and played major roles on the world stage, in the past and present. We will be looking at, among others, Mecca, Damascus, Fez, Baghdad, Constantinople/Istanbul, Cairo, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Beirut. We will study how these cities developed as economic, cultural, religious and governmental centers as we explore how people earned their livelihoods, practiced their religious beliefs, raised their families, educated their children, designated public and private spaces and fared during periods of war. The roles played by various ethnic and religious groups will be a continuing theme.

6 credits

INT 298S The Politics and Philosophy of Love and Sex

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (POL 102) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V (PHI 115).

Course Description: Where does our understanding of femininity, masculinity, heterosexuality and homosexuality come from? Do we move to fulfill our sexual and romantic desires because we have a healthy sense of what we need to be happy in life or are our hopes an expectations guided by forces (such as the commodification of sexuality, state restrictions, economic necessity or prevalent social norms) are not always clear and conscious? Why are some sexual relations judged to be deviant and others commonly accepted? And what exactly is love? Does it have multiple meanings? And, if so, how can an exploration of those multiple meanings help us to enjoy better relationships and treat one another more justly? In this learning community we will explore how those questions are treated in text (in philosophy, political theory and fiction), film and contemporary controversies over the ?politics of sex.?

6 credits

INT 298T Reacting to the Past: Advanced Topics

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 114M). This is a writing enhanced course.

Course Description: Did you enjoy your freshmen ReActing to the Past simulations? Would you like more and new games? This course is for advanced ReActing students who are already familiar with historical simulations and role play.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

HIS 113M Min Grade D or INT 197T Min Grade D

INT 298U Neglected Landscapes: The Environment through Film and Creative Writing

Course Description: This team-taught course combines the experience and analysis of film with the practice of responding to film through creative writing. The thematic focus of viewing and writing will be ?neglected landscapes,? those environments that have been ignored, overlooked, forcefully abused. Examples of areas that may be explored through their depiction in film include New Orleans, the American West, the Great Plains, and the Deep South.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade C

INT 298V Where History Meets Legend: Medieval English Royal Families

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 114S), or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II. This is a writing enhanced course.

Course Description: This course combines history and literature in an interdisciplinary study of the royal families that decisively influenced the history of later medieval England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries C.E. Our main focus will be on King Edward III and his descendants during the Hundred Years? War in Europe, the dynastic battles between the Houses of York and Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses in England, the ultimate triumph of King Henry VII, and the rise of the Tudor dynasty. This course will examine the personalities and reigns of these rulers, explore the history and legends surrounding such figures as Henry V, Joan of Arc, and Richard III, and trace their influence through contemporary and subsequent forms of literature and art. Related topics include marriage, the family, and the role of women in society; the idea of sovereignty; monarchy as an evolving form of government; the conflict between history and memory/myth; the development of the English language; and more. We will focus on specific themes of contemporary significance within their historical context, and emphasize the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of texts and images.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298W Close Encounters: Reflections on Literature through a Philosophical Lens

New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II (PHI 116 and LIT 211 or LIT 212) or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (PHI 116) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (LIT 211 or LIT 212). This is a writing enhanced course.

Course Description: This course explores the meeting points of literature and philosophy through close readings of a variety of 20th and 21st century texts. Using both philosophical and literary perspectives, we will be examining works in four different genres ? Poetry, Fiction, Autobiography/Memoir, and Film ? in search of themes, ideas, plots, modes of representation, and aesthetic principles. By moving through analysis, interpretation and reflection, we will be exercising hermeneutics as the activity of informed and self-conscious reading and construction of meaning.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298X Classical Reacting to the Past: Athens, Rome, and the Assassination of Caesar

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II, and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. This course contains components of LIT 211/LIT 212 and HIS 114W.

Course Description: This course features new and additional historical simulations from the ?Reacting to the Past? series. Students will immerse themselves in the literature, history, politics, and philosophy of classical Athens and Rome; the second simulation focuses on the assassination of Julius Caesar. Readings include Plato?s The Republic, Shakespeare?s Julius Caesar, and selections from Cicero and Plutarch.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, odd years.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 298Y Lords, Ladies, and Avatars: the Middle Ages in Art, Literature, and Second Life

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II, and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. This course contains components of ART 297D and LIT 211/LIT 212.

Course Description: In this Learning Community, students study early British literature from Anglo-Saxon warrior poetry (Beowulf) and the tales of King Arthur to plays with medieval settings or themes by William Shakespeare (Henry V, Hamlet, Lear). Students will be introduced to the virtual environment of Second Life and will learn how to build castles, churches, and jousting fields, and to make tapestries, stained glass, sculpture and wall paintings. Drawing on real and fantasy models, they will also design their own medieval weapons, clothing, and pets (dragons!) and perform scenes from medieval and early modern texts. All texts and technologies will be taught.

Course Rotation: TBA.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D and ART 186 Min Grade D

INT 299A Career Planning & Job Search Strategies for Dyson Arts & Sciences Majors

Course Description:This course is designed to assist Dyson Arts & Sciences students to develop the fundamentals of career planning and implement a job search strategy. The course is recommended for Dyson sophomore, junior and senior students who are questioning what they can do with their major, seeking careers direction or are eager to prepare for their professional job or internship search. This course will place emphasis on identifying possible career options, analysis of how skills, values and interests influence career decisions, job market research, and developing an effective job/internship search, including the development of a cover letter, resume, and practicing interviewing skills. The course stresses identifying the value of the arts and science education in the marketplace, how to prepare for the world of work and develop career management skills useful throughout life.

Course Rotation: NYC:PLV; Spring

2 credits

INT 299B American Reacting to the Past: Gender, Race and Class

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (HIS 113) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III (WS 266).

Course Description: This course features new and additional historical simulations from the "Reacting to the Past" series. Students will immerse themselves in three back-to-back simulations set at key points in Native American history involving struggles over land and power between whites and Indians, and also in the history of the American women's rights movement.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, even years.

6 credits

INT 299C Notions of Self in Philosophy and Social Theory

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (PHI 215), and 3 credits in Inquiry and Exploration. This course contains components of PHI 215 and SOC 297.

Course Description: The ancient Greeks commanded, Know thyself! Three millennia later we are still struggling to do so. But what is the self? Where do we find it? How are we to understand this notion and how are we to understand our-selves? Furthermore, how do we approach the being which is not myself, namely, the other? What kind of relationships separate and bind self and other? Is it possible to view the world through the eyes of an other? In this course, we will be looking for ways to better understand these questions as they are presented in the disciplines of philosophy and social thought. We will also explore representations of self and other as constructed in psychoanalysis, literature, and film. The course is intended to help the student gain a deeper understanding of the different perspectives of human identity in society.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 299D Principles of Leadership: Mobilizing Bold Environmental Action

Course Description:This course will introduce students to leadership theories and principles, focusing primarily on the Social Change Model. Skills such as strategic planning, visioning, conflict resolution and communication will be reviewed in the context of sustainability and applied to environmental case studies relevant to Pace. Opportunities will be provided for students to meet with local environmental leaders from the government, corporation and non-profits, and students will also be introduced to leadership resources offered by Pace Law School. This course will culminate with action-based team projects in which students apply their newfound skills to mobilizing sustainability efforts on the Pleasantville campus. Projects will relate directly to the Master Plan, providing the University with recommendations for specific action steps to foster and promote sustainability initiatives for the redesigned Pleasantville campus.
Course Rotation:Spring;PLV

6 credits

INT 299E Topic: Through the Camera's Eye: The Changing Role of Women in American History

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN HIS 113R AND MCA 331
Course Description:Using both, film and written materials, this course explores the central role that women have played in the history and development of the United States, and the impact that history and the depiction of women in film, has had on the changing roles of women themselves. Through a study of films, documentaries, advertising, and written primary sources, students will be introduced to both this history of women in America and to the way that history has been told, and sometimes distorted, in popular media. The course will also examine the extent to which media portrayals of women have shaped American society?s perceptions of the role of women. By focusing on women of varied classes, races and ethnicities, and their portrayal in film, the course will encourage students to develop a more complex appreciation of the diverse nature of our national experience.
Course Rotation:Spring;PLv

6 credits

INT 296HR Keys to Global Peace: Non Violent Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Development Learning Community

Learning Community Course Description: This course will cover various approaches to building peace and sustainable development around the globe. It will combine lectures by Pace professors, from a variety of different disciplines, and other guest speakers, with class discussion and student service projects. Lecture topics include: building community: the interdependence of peace and sustainable development; nonviolent communication as a peace-building tool around the globe; Peace processes in the middle east; sustainable development in developing countries; The business community and global conflict resolution; The role of the united nations in developing world peace; tools for inner peace: Meditation, contemplation, and journaling; effects of war on children; and collaboration as a method for developing public policy.

6 credits

INT 396A Ethical and Economic Challenges of Ecotourism

3 credits

INT 396B Bibliomania: Books that Transform You (An Introduction to the NY Public Rare Books Library)

Fulfills 6 credits towards English Major/Minor Concentration.
New Core: Fulfills 6 credits in Area of Knowledge II (ENG 396 or ITA 154) or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (ENG 396 or ITA 154).

Course Description:Throughout history, books have been thought to corrupt minds, save souls, heal bodies, and incite riots. In this course we will consider the dynamic functions that have been attributed to books from classical times to the present, with a particular emphasis on works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We will examine the power of texts to transform the reader physically, emotionally, and spiritually - analyzing books that have been deemed "dangerous" as well as those written with a didactic or moral purpose. This course will also allow students to work directly with original archival materials in the NYC Public Library.

6 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

INT 396C Creating Culture and Community

Course Description: Culture is like an iceberg - most unseen, beneath the surface; when two cultures interact they often have conflict (crash) beneath the surface where it is unexpected and unexposed. This course is designed to: increase awareness, knowledge and skill around issues of social justice, power, privilege, social identity and oppression. Students will have an opportunity to communicate with people who are different then themselves and challenge themselves and others on these topics. Thus through this common experience and shared understanding of these issues, students will begin to develop and hone their intercultural communication skills.

3 credits