Baruch Logic is a complete course resource for Philosophy 1600: Logic and Moral Reasoning, an introductory logic course at Baruch College, City University of New York. The site includes a course text with accompanying videos, problem sets, and homework assignments. The instructional materials can be freely accessed but at this time the problem sets and homework can be viewed but not interacted with by anyone not registered in the course.
Contemporary Issues in Curating will offer an introduction to curatorial practice, examining the processes of exhibition-making from intersectional, cultural, theoretical, and pragmatic perspectives. Since the Coronavirus has greatly altered the way we produce and consume culture, this class will consider ways in which making, showing and experiencing art beyond the “white cube” might be reimagined. The course will look at historical and contemporary examples of curatorial practices that rethink modes of accessibility and equitable spaces. As more and more cultural programs have moved online, we will question and participate in this realm using the Baruch College Art Collection to organize a digital exhibition that is then collectively designed to operate within this networked, screen-based culture.
This course will prepare you to think through and respond critically to historic and emerging cultures of curating and museum cultures. You will have the opportunity to analyze the field of curating and respond to what makes a “good” curator in the 21st century. You will not only learn to criticize but to understand why museum apparatuses of display and certain art historical cannons exist. Using the Baruch College Art Collection, you will curate an exhibition, articulating and communicating artwork for various public audiences, while understand the basics of digital software to organize an online project for which you can use in your professional portfolio.
COM 1010 is an introductory level course in Communication Studies. The majority of the course focuses on public speaking but also touches on topics such as group communication, visual communication, and business communication.
Database Management Systems - Baruch College - CIS3400
This course provides students with the background to design, implement and use database management systems in managing the data needs of an organization. It introduces, in a comparative framework, the structure, requirements, functions and evolution of database management systems. After covering conceptual data modeling and entity relationship data model the course focuses on relational data model. Students learn abstract languages such as relational algebra including their commercial implementations like SQL. Database design is introduced and discussed in detail. Concepts of data integrity, security, privacy, and concurrency control are introduced. Ethical issues in the maintenance and use of a database and globalization of information technology are also discussed. Students implement a major database application project using MS Access.
The course introduces econometric techniques useful to conduct empirical analysis in economics and finance. The purpose of the course is to enable the student to master the concepts and be able to complete an independent empirical project. Firms, governmental or non-governmental agencies, regulators, experts, etc., all rely increasingly on data analysis to assess situations and take decisions. Statistical analysis and econometrics offer powerful tools that are easy to use but that need to be used properly. Interpreting results correctly from a statistical analysis is also paramount to the discipline.
Our world is created through stories. In this class (Great Works 2850, in case you forgot), we will read a cross section/sample of riveting works of literature from the 17th century to the present. It will be beautiful. We are going to read across genres—novels, poetry, bits of memoirs, short stories. Hopefully, we can watch some movies, look at some art, and hold class discussions digging into art, literature, and politics, and everything in between. You’ll learn how to speak and write about literature using proper literary terminology without sacrificing your own voice and personal style in the process. We will reconstruct the socio-historical and cultural contexts of the texts we read. We are going to do a lot of scaffolded bits of writing to help us build to the bigger final essays.
This course presents a global approach to literature by introducing a variety of narrative, lyric, and dramatic forms representative of different cultures and historical periods, from the eighteenth century to the present. We will approach texts of a variety of forms and genres, from satire, Romantic poetry, and modern plays, to a broad range of fictional and non-fictional narratives. Discussions involve both close reading of selected texts and comparison of the values the texts promote. You will engage in a variety of communication-intensive activities designed to enhance your appreciation of literature and your awareness of the way it shapes and reflects a multicultural world.
Equality Archive is a reliable source for the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. It is a theater for history and social justice with the goal to provide a forum for curious people.
Information is power. Equality Archive provides open access to the information that can ripple to become a new wave of knowledge and action in the service of social good. We know feminism is intersectional: as you explore one entry, you will find connections–intersections–with others. You can follow issues, people, and history by browsing images, or you can search information by using the key words located in Equality Archive’s tag cloud.
Every entry is peer-reviewed, and each entry contains references, links to film, video, speeches, or music relevant to its topic. Every entry also connects with an opportunity to get involved—to volunteer or donate to an established organization already working toward a social good that must include empowered women. The archive contains unique assets—brief, accessible, fact-based, archival entries on a range of topics written by over 25 feminists who are professors, artists, and authors. And the archive is ongoing, it will continue to grow with more content, more information.
Spanish for the Public Good is an advanced oral communication course, which aims to instrumentalize the advanced Spanish and English knowledge of the students registered, to make a difference for the communities they belong to. This is a project-based course which draws on the Design Thinking methodology. While advanced grammar components are reviewed in class using relevant materials about the current times, students then apply this knowledge into a public research project which aims to meaningfully impact a Spanish-speaking community in New York City.
About this project: The original course was SPA 4000 Advanced Oral Communication I, taught at Baruch College. This open resource was designed as part of the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, through the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center.
Read more about the course design - Language Learners as Changemakers by Daniel Valtueña
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Thinking about how to go about converting your face-to-face course into an online class for the upcoming semester? Don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! This prep guide will help you to take some "bite sized" steps toward transitioning your course online. In addition to resources, there are several opportunities to get more support: including one-on-one conversations with CTL consultants, synchronous workshops, and asynchronous opportunities to engage with your colleagues at Baruch
Zoom pedagogy comes out of a competing set of needs: we need to adhere to student privacy while at the same time juggling an uneven field in terms of familiarity with technology, with participants oftentimes dealing with varied personal circumstances and even located in different time zones. Consider your primary class structure and priorities when deciding which best pedagogical practices are most relevant for your teaching.