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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
January 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate the structures and processes of American government and politics, the collective action challenges inherent in this system and the practical implications of political structure and contestation in a person's life; compare and contrast the different types of government and the basic principles that are incorporated into a democratic republic; analyze the reason the United States Constitution is known as a living document; define a citizen’s liberties, rights, and responsibilities in a democracy like the United States; describe the political parties and clarify how they operate; summarize the operation and significance of campaigns in the American political system; and evaluate the social welfare policy in the United States.
Major topics include: organizational behavior, data analysis, etc. This self-study course is designed as an introduction to American Government, its historical foundations, institutions, and political processes. The purpose of this class is to teach students about the institutions, practices, and history of politics and government in the United States. Assessment is based on a final examination.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in American Government or as a general elective (1/20).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe political systems and states; detail the process of fostering economic development; discuss why political systems are compared; pinpoint the structures and functions of political systems; explicate why and how culture matters to political processes; identify trends that shape contemporary political cultures; explain how citizens participate in sociopolitical affairs in different societies; discuss the development of interest groups and describe their historical performances; define authoritarian party systems and their power structures; assess the prospects and challenges facing democracies and authoritarianism; trace the geographic distribution of government power;explain the process of community building; and present the common outcomes of international interactions and their generalities.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: trace the sociological and historical roots of pushcarts, food trucks and pop-up restaurants and their evolution into today’s food society; compare and contrast street food terminology between immigrant and non-immigrant food cart owners and the sociological impact these entrepreneurial opportunities have made for minorities; identify and describe the history of street food in developing countries and how it has emigrated to the United States; describe how street food has become a cornerstone in cultural tourism; and discuss how pop-up restaurants can earn ratings from both Zagat and Michelin and influence destination travel and tourism from a socio-economic perspective.
History of Food Trucks (HIS -304) introduces students to the history of street food and how it has assimilated into today’s historical and sociological cultures. The historical effects of the pushcarts of the lower east side in New York City started the food cart revolution and will be explored in depth. Topics will also include the creation of street food in the world including Asia, India and Western Europe, the countries and cuisines that are prominent then and now and the cultural aspects and influences will be explored. The differences between immigrant and non-immigrant food carts and trucks will be analyzed and includes the economic impact food carts have on these populations. The course will also examine the impact food carts and trucks have on tourism and why street food is so popular globally. Pop-up restaurants and their history and significance in the underground food society will also be explored.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Business, Management, Cultural Studies, or Food Studies (5/21).
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
April 2019 - Present.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: trace the historical development of the Jewish presence in the garment industry in the United States, England, and Germany; compare and contrast the development of the Jewish garment industry in the United States and England and explain reasons for the differences; identify challenges that Jews faced in the garment industry; discuss the role of societal attitudes towards fashion in the development of the Jews in the garment industry; describe the role of anti-Semitism in the Jewish relationship with the garment industry in the United States, England, and Germany; differentiate between the garment industry in New York as compared to smaller centers like Rochester, and between the growth of the mens wear and womens wear industries; connect major historical events to the development of the position of Jews in the garment industry; and identify reasons given for the economic success of Jewish immigrants in the United States and what this means to other immigrant groups.
This course examines the role of Jews in the garment and fashion industries, from simple laborers to manufacturers and department store owners and designers. The course focuses mainly on Jewish immigrants to the United States and their role in the garment industry from approximately 1840-1950. Major topics include: the Jewish role in the garment industry in England and Germany during a similar time frame; the development of the garment industry in New York and how that compares and contrasts to smaller centers such as Rochester and Cincinnati; consequences of significant historical events, such as the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the Progressive Era, and World War II, the impact of anti-Semitism, culminating with the Nazi destruction of the German fashion industry, justification to explain Jewish success in the garment industry and how it affected immigrant economic progress. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History, Jewish History, Judaic Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology (4/19).