This course explores crucial issues in the history of Latin America, from the Independence period through the present. It will expose the class to a range of people, movements, ideologies, and events, which will allow students to critically examine the causes and outcomes of revolution and counterrevolution in Latin America, 1800-Present. Intimately tied to this history, the class will critically examine the role of the United States in Latin America as imperial actor and a destination for refugees seeking a better life.
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Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra and trigonometry course. The modular approach and the richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. Algebra and Trigonometry offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned. By Jay Abramson with additional revisions made by Keino Brown, Forest Fisher, and Jared Warner.
Using the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to prompt the discussion about rights and equality in US society, this interdisciplinary course introduces social justice theory and practices. Students examine and conduct research on significant social justice issues in the United States today through an integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The course focuses on systems of discrimination and oppression, methods and communities of resistance, and transformative visions of democracy and freedom, with emphasis on how current conditions impact students’ lives and local communities. Through project- and inquiry-based learning, students will practice implementing qualitative and quantitative methods to explore course material.
Students, particularly those who are non-science majors, often struggle with college-level science courses required for graduation due to the applied mathematics needed to successfully complete the course. This resource includes four activities on the topics of units and measurements, dimensional analysis, density, and gases. These topics were specifically designed to teach the mathematics embedded in these topics in a culturally responsive way. Throughout the activities, we incorporate these four elements of culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 2009) in order to engage students in successfully solving basic mathematics in chemistry while promoting their interest in learning chemistry.
This is the first writing assignment I give fall semester freshmen. It not only allows me to gauge their writing levels, but it also gives me a sense of what sorts of educational experiences they have had prior to coming to Guttman. This essay assignment is purely autoethnograhic, however in later autoethnographic essays I will have them connect experience to various educational theories/concepts we study in class.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the principles and concepts of genetics, including the principles of heredity, including gene transmission, mutation, recombination, and function. The course will also explore ethical issues related to the field of research genetics and the implications of the use of genetics in treating modern disease. This course is recommended for students who wish to pursue a degree in the biological sciences and/or professional school (i.e., medical school, pharmacy school).
In this lesson plan, students will learn the basic structure and function of DNA and RNA. They will also learn the process of gene expression. Finally, students will learn about the scientific contributor, Ernest Everest Just, and his contributions to the field of Biology.
This course will explore global social movements and multiple approaches toward social change using a comparative approach. Students will conduct interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Students will identify and analyze various methods of civic engagement, advocacy, and activism, focusing on individuals who act, organizations that mobilize action, and contexts that prompt collective action leading to significant social change on the local and global scale. The course highlights the roles of students themselves as civic actors and agents of change, within their educational setting, the communities to which they belong, and the world at large. Through project- and inquiry-based learning, students will practice implementing quantitative and qualitative research methods into action plans that address injustice and conflict.
Composition I is a course in critical thinking, reading and writing. It will provide a thorough introduction to the writing process and academic discourse: generating ideas, developing a thesis, supporting a thesis with evidence, and revising and editing. Students will be introduced to a variety of research resources, including the NYPL and CUNY library systems and learn basic research techniques. Because good writing starts with good reading, attention will be paid to critical reading strategies.
The purpose of this course is to enhance students' abilities to write in different genres, with an
emphasis on developing a project involving research for a real-world audience. With readings
and writing assignments drawn from a range of disciplines, the course prepares students for
writing in a variety of contexts and supports their developing strategies for writing in various
genres. The course will also further develop elements of the writing
process: generating ideas, developing a thesis, supporting a thesis with evidence, seeking and
receiving feedback on work in progress, and revising and editing.
This lesson helps students recognize that they need to use different types of searching language in order to retrieve relevant results and to emphasize that research is an iterative process. Use when students have already formulated a research question and are about to begin searching for information on their topic.
This course teaches the fundamental parts of an economy and the factors that affect individual economic choices. Topics include consumer theory, producer theory, behavior of firms, market equilibrium, competition, international trade and the role of governments in the economy. Students will be introduced to methods economists use in economic analysis and research. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to relate issues in economics to their own lives and the operations of businesses of different sizes and market structures.
The word "heritage" is one that means many things to many people. It often brings to mind things like food, language, clothing, or other traditions that are passed on from generation to generation. But it also includes places, buildings, art, values, and ways of making a living in particular environments. In Maya communities, as is the case elsewhere around the world, cultural practices and the environment are tightly connected, with one shaping the other.With this workbook we take a broad view of heritage, one that links cultural and environmental histories, landscapes, and practices together. A term that UNESCO and others often use is "cultural landscapes" to refer to a long and intimate relationship between peoples and their...environment (http://whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscape/)." This also reflects the ways many of the people who shared this information for the workbook view their own heritage.
Ethnographies of Work I introduces students to sociological and anthropological perspectives on work as they investigate a range of careers. The course approaches work as a cultural system invested with meanings, norms, values, customs, behavioral expectations, and social hierarchies. Students pose key questions through the lens of ethnography in order to investigate workplaces, occupations, and career pathways in an urban context. Guided by the ethnographer's assumption that there's "always more than meets the eye," students are encouraged to uncover myths and stereotypes about the work world and gain appreciation of how and why work matters to individuals in a range of occupations. Students explore dimensions of work life in the context of contemporary dynamics of disruption, uncertainty, innovation, and diversity, and draw connections between the self and work through readings, films, interviews, and fieldwork.