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END 300 and END 319 Pathway Courses with Open Seats Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2022 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Pathways

There are seats left available in the courses below for Spring 2022, which may be especially appealing to students who still need to take a list 3 thematic pathway course! In addition, both courses can also be used towards the Environmental Design Minor.

END 300LEC Environment and Landscapes
Monday 6:30-9:10 PM, Cooke 121
Pathway Topics: Environments, Technologies and Policy; Health, Sexuality and Society

Focuses on the complex relationships between people, the natural and constructed environments, and landscapes. Introduces new ways of seeing, understanding, and communicating landscape design. Considers problems in the landscaped environment including greenspace, complex urban centers, post-industrial wastelands, physical infrastructure, and entire watersheds. Reviews how the planning and development of our landscaped settings affects quality of life in physical environments within the context of environmental design.

END 319LEC The City Through Film: Built Environment in Mass Media
Tuesday 6:30-9:10PM, NSC 210 **Hybrid Course
Pathway Topics: Communities, Populations and Spaces; Cultures, Art and Imagination

Through weekly film and multi-media screenings, discussions, readings, and critiques, explores themes of architectural design, urban imagery, inner cities, suburbia, environmental design, physical development, community planning, politics, and their futures in mass media. The built environment serves as a medium that transmits, reinforces and reproduces social values, attitudes and behaviors. Examines how institutions attempt to shape public perspectives using images of the built environment through mass media.


Indigenous Studies Winter Session Courses

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2021 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Pathways

AMS 100: Indian Image on Film (Pathway/Diversity)

Course Description: This course discusses the fabricated image of Native Americans in American film history, the media process that perpetuates such images, and the resulting stereotypes; also covers the relationship to social movements and alternatives for overcoming stereotypes. We will be viewing and critically analyzing the depiction of Indigenous North Americans and other Indigenous peoples in film and video. By engaging theories of representation, we will explore how cinematic presentations about Native peoples have informed prevalent ideas about race, gender, and history, as well as their influence on nation-building, memory, and popular culture. Issues of misrepresentation, stereotyping, racism and their resulting impact upon mainstream perceptions of Indigenous peoples will also be examined in depth. Questions to be raised will include: Why have Native Americans endured as a popular subject for filmmakers for so long? Where does fact/reality end and fiction/myth begin? We will also spend time exploring how Native artists are refashioning Indian images on film. We will study the work of contemporary Indigenous filmmakers in order to demonstrate how Indigenous peoples are defining and reclaiming identity through film and other media.

Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm


Jason Corwin (Seneca, Deer Clan)

Class # 017383

AMS 114: American Lives and Environments: Haudenosaunee Thought

Course Description: This course will explore Haudenosaunee thought and philosophy.  Through traditional teachings, narratives, and contemporary scholarship, this course will create discussion on the culture, language, and structure of Haudenosaunee society as well as contemporary issues.  With particular focus on traditional knowledge such as the Creation narrative, the Kayanerenhko:wa/Great Law of Peace, Gaiwiio/Code of Handsome Lake, and Longhouse ways, students will gain a better understanding of Haudenosaunee life and thought. 

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00pm


Laticia McNaughton (Mohawk, Wolf Clan)

Class #008532