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New Courses for Spring 2014

CSAN 2911-01 - Land of the Pharaohs: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Wednesdays at the Uptown Campus, 5:45PM-8:25PM
Instructor: Melinda Nelson-Hurst

Curious about how and why the ancient Egyptians built extravagant tombs and pyramids? Wonder what life was like for women in this ancient land? Want to find out what we really know about ancient Egypt and how we know it?

Then this course is for you!

In this course, we will survey the fascinating culture of ancient Egypt and discuss how we are able to reconstruct it thousands of years later. Topics that we will examine include royalty, religion and magic, burial practices, daily life, language and literature, art, and the methods of Egyptology and archaeology.

CSEN 4010-81 - Jazz Biographies and Storyville

Wednesdays at the Elmwood Campus, 6:00PM-8:40PM
Instructor: Jerry Giddens

We will examine biographical and autobiographical narratives, about and from seminal Jazz figures, which shed light on the life of Storyville, the legendary red-light district of New Orleans.  We will read biographies of Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, narratives from Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, and Sidney Bechet, and historical fiction that imagines Buddy Bolden’s life, all in the milieu of New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The aesthetic of Storyville, The Jazz Aesthetic, splintered across the globe and helped define the American Century; we’ll examine those influences in Jazz biography.

POLC 3030-05 - Politics and World Media

Mondays at the Uptown Campus 5:45PM-8:25PM
Instructor: Alla Rosca

The purpose of this course is to explore the interrelation between politics and mass media around the world. In doing so, we will asses different communication theories and the correlation between political and media systems, using concrete case studies. The strategies used by political leaders, popular movements, international organizations and interest groups to influence policy and build movements through the media will be addressed as well. After successfully completing this course you will be able to formulate your own opinion about correlation of politics and media and evaluate media polities in different countries around the globe. 

 

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