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AFN 121 Yoruba Tradition and Culture
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A class presentation as part of the discussion on West Africa about the instructor’s Yoruba Heritage, Research, Tradition and Culture in the AFN 121 course: History of African Civilizations on April 20, 2021.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Author:
Alapo, Remi
Date Added:
04/01/2021
AMER 200: American History and Culture
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Explores race, class, and gender in American history and culture. Secondary source material by scholars of American Studies and primary source materials in a variety of genres, including music, poetry, art, and material culture, convey the ways in which American culture has been shaped by and has helped to shape ideas of race, class, and gender.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
School of Professional Studies
Author:
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Date Added:
04/01/2021
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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This CUNY Student Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is intended to provide a free-to-use, reliable text for students and instructors. It is published under a Creative Commons license which allows almost unlimited free-use. The text is based on the first American edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885. CUNY student editions are created and maintained by a community of student-scholars. Join them on GitHub: https://github.com/CUNY-Student-Editions

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Mark Twain
Date Added:
03/28/2019
American Identities: AMST 1010
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This course is an introduction to American Studies through the questions of identity. How are our identities formed and how do they function? What does it mean to be “American,” who claims this identity, and on what terms? How do American identities shape—and how are they shaped by—factors such as class, race, ethnicity, gender, language, nation, and sexuality?

This semester, we will examine diverse American identities, with an emphasis on the social and cultural forces that mold them. We will explore the structural differences that divide individuals and groups, and ways that people challenge or transcend these divisions. This interdisciplinary course integrates materials from literary studies, history, ethnic and gender studies, and sociology. We will read some academic theories about identity, but will more often read what a wide range of Americans have written about their own individual and collective identities.

The aim is to help you better understand your own and other people’s identities, the languages and conventions that writers use to analyze identities, and how varied perspectives on identity in the United States and the Americas speak to—and at times against—one another. Rather than settle on a final definition of either “America” or “identity,” we will explore both as products of on-going dialogue, debate, and change.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Conor Tomas Reed
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/15/2021
American Indian Stories
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This collection of stories was written by Dakota Sioux author Zitkala-Sa, also known as Gertrude Bonnin. Helen Keller sent a testimonial letter to the author on August 25, 1919: "I thank you for your book on Indian legends. I have read them with exquisite pleasure. Like all folk tales they mirror the child life of the world. There is in them a note of wild, strange music." The text here presented was published in 1921 by Hayworth Publishing in Washington, D.C.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Zitkala-Sa aka Gertrude Bonnin
Date Added:
10/22/2019
American Pluralism to 1877: A Resource Guide
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This resource collocates open resources in American History to 1877, and organizes them by theme for all faculty teaching this course. It also provides students with links to books, essays, newspaper and journal databases offered at CUNY. Supplementing this material are images, audio and videos related to the period.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/americanpluralism/
The XML file is available for download above.

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Ebert, Christopher
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities
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This site is for those interested in ancient medicine and the medical humanities, both at Brooklyn College and around the world.
The medical humanities is a multidisciplinary field that embraces the study of medicine through the lenses of literature, history, philosophy, the social sciences, and the arts in the context of applied medicine and medical ethics. It draws upon these diverse disciplines in pursuit of medical educational goals, and in its continued valuation of liberal education supports classical ideals of critical analysis and the importance of cultural awareness in the sickness and health of society and the individual.
The guide is available at http://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/ancientmedicine_goyette.
The XML file is available for download above.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT
Fairey, Emily
Goyette, Michael
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Animal-human Vocabulary Builder
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The assignment helps students individually build a usable, expanding vocabulary of terms and concepts, enabling each to further contribute to the ongoing, evolving written, oral, and visual conversations centered on the use of and thought about animals for food, clothing, work, entertainment, experimentation, imagery, and companionship.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Arts and Humanities
Literature
History
Social Science
Anthropology
Psychology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Acocella, Domenick
Cordero, Rene
Date Added:
01/01/2021
CLAS 3209: After Alexander: A Confluence of Cultures
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Cultural and socio-political developments in the aftermath of Alexander’s conquests from western Anatolia to the Indus, including Egypt and the edges of Arabia. Focused regional studies, evincing the plurality of cross-cultural exchange. Broad surveys of developments in warfare, economy, the arts, myth, religion, and family structures, demonstrating common cross-regional developments. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3209.)

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Liv Mariah Yarrow
Date Added:
04/12/2021
CLAS 3304/HIST3024: From Julius Caesar to Constantine
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A historical survey covering the Roman civil wars that led to the Principate (Imperial Period), Julio-Claudian Period and subsequent Dynasties, finishing with crises of the third century CE, the transformation into the divided Dominate (post 284 CE) and finally reunified and re invented under Constantine. The diversity of the Roman experience across its vast geographical territory, different ethnic and religious groups, and social hierarchies is emphasized. This course is the same as History 3024. Prerequisite: English 1 or permission of the chairperson.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Liv Mariah Yarrow
Date Added:
04/12/2021
CLDV 100 Introduction to Multicultural Studies in the 21st Century
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A study of what "culture" is; how we see it based on several factors, how it influences the choices and decision we make; how to deal positively with conflicts that inevitably arise in working /living situations with people of diverse cultures. This is a course structured to raise multicultural awareness and fortify students' social skills in dealing with cultural differences. It includes ethnographic study of cultural groups in the U.S.A and responses to shared values, observations or experiences based on student's ancestry, heritage, travels. Students will learn about culture "do and donts" around the world and provide the class with their own culture shock experience and how they overcame them. Through the study of cultural concepts, this course develops skills in critical thinking, writing and scholarly documentation. This is an OER course.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Communication
U.S. History
Anthropology
Sociology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
York College
Author:
Alapo, Oluremi "Remi"
Date Added:
07/01/2021
COMM3300/CASD3235/TVRA3535: Communication Law and Policy
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U.S. media law. First amendment. Intellectual property. U.S. media policy history. Digital and satellite challenges for policy and law. Theories of public interest and deregulation. Cultural and political implications of law and policy.

Prerequisite: Television and Radio 1165 or permission of the instructor

COMM 3300/CASD 3235/TVRA 3535 is an introductory course in United States communication law that examines the legal limitations on communication as well as the rights and responsibilities of professional communicators.

This is a descriptive course, not a “how-to” course. This course will not qualify you to provide legal advice. It will, however, provide you with a basic understanding of the law and in some cases may provide you with enough information to know when you might need to contact an attorney for legal assistance.

Subject:
Communication
History, Law, Politics
Law
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Leon Lazaroff
Sharona Levy
Date Added:
03/15/2021
The City Amplified
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From Fall 2017 to Fall 2018, artists, archivists, scholars, historians, oral historians, and researchers from across New York City met as The City Amplified working group. It was a space for us to share our professional practices, think about future collaborations, and celebrate each other's work. This publication comes out of those dialogues and addresses the way we think about oral histories, radical archives, and public engagement today. The project was generously supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Allison Guess
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
Hatuey Ramos-Fermán
Maggie Schreiner
Molly Garfinkel
Prithi Kanakamedala
Rebecca Amato
Sady Sullivan
Samip Mallick
Walis Johnson
Yvette Ramirez
Date Added:
10/22/2019
The Conquest of Latin America: Ambivalent Encounters and Historical Memory
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This syllabus explores the period known as the Conquest of Latin America, beginning with a look at the Reconquista - the period when Christian Spanish and Portuguese kingdoms took present day Spain back from the Moors who had controlled the Iberian Peninsula for over 700 years - and continuing with a deeper exploration of the colonization of the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Andes. The course examines historical memory surrounding this period: how it has been commemorated in public spaces and via popular culture, outside academia. This epoch was brought about by a fascinating mix of encounters between a number of civilizations and worldviews, both in the Old World" and the "New." Students will read classic textual accounts and maps as well as alternative written or drawn accounts in order to salvage a multitude of perspectives (emanating from various ethnicities and genders) from the historical record. Students will also examine audiovisual sources (film and material culture) for an immersive, fun, and hopefully rewarding scholarly experience. Analysis of our readings will be buttressed by a consistent focus on information literacy skills that students can apply to all disciplines and lifelong learning. Our ultimate goal as a class will be to develop our research and critical thinking skills, which, combined with our diverse perspectives, will allow us to produce thoughtful and nuanced readings and analyses of this complex time.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
DomÌ_nguez, Daisy V.
Date Added:
10/01/2018
The Coquette: Or, The History of Eliza Wharton; a Novel, Founded on Fact
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Originally published in 1797 and reprinted eight times between 1824 and 1828. An American best-seller, it didn't appear with the author's name until 1856.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Hannah Webster Foster
Date Added:
03/28/2019
A Critical Approach to Performance History
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World Theatre I is meant to provide a historical survey of performance practices across the globe covering early theatrical forms until broadly the 15th century and traveling through performance traditions in Africa, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas. This course provides a historical survey of theatre across the globe, covering early theatrical forms until the 15th Century. Through traditions in Africa, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas, we will examine a variety of theatre forms and styles, as well as individual plays, playwrights, and designers. We will study theoretical texts on theatre and performance from the periods and locales covered. We will also consider the influences on theatre from different cultural, social, political, and economic contexts, and the manners in which theatre has engaged critically and politically in different societies.

We’ll read scripts, theatre/performance theory, and look at some primary sources. All the materials for the class will be housed on this website, including our syllabus, videos from the series Theater CrashCourse, podcasts on Theatre History @Howlround Commons, Library Research Guides (Tools), and other Open Educational Resources. This site is also a work-in-progress platform for rethinking our class’s contents. It will host thoughts and open-access resources to question, research, and practice performance history. [This site was created as part of the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, hosted by the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, CUNY].

Subject:
Performing Arts
History
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Hunter College
Author:
Alex Viteri Arturo
Date Added:
06/24/2021
The Elements of Drawing: In Three Letters to Beginners
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This is a Manifold edition of John Ruskin's 1907 The Elements of Drawing. The E-text was prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Marius Borror, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net).

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
John Ruskin
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Essay Assignment on Civil Rights
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The following assignment is appropriate for use in US History courses which are inclusive of the 20th century. The assignment asks students to reflect on how key themes ran through the civil rights discourse of the 1950s and 1960s by making use of a series of civil rights speeches, court cases, and presidential addresses. All of the materials are available to the public online. Web links are provided with the assignment.

Subject:
History
Law
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Vaz, Matthew
Date Added:
10/04/2019
Exhibit Curriculum for Dominicans in New York: Lesson Outline
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The Dominicans in New York is a display highlighting the experiences and contributions of the New York Dominican population. This exhibit uses primary source materials from the archival collections of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives as well as secondary source materials from the Dominican Library including documents, photographs and memorabilia to create a visual history of Dominicans as they developed communities that became integral part of New York’s incredibly diverse human landscape. The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce, through carefully selected images, the complexity of the Dominican experience in New York to the general public, students, scholars, and policy makers. The images display glimpses of the community’s history, culture, traditions, and population changes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Diaz, Dania
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Exhibit Curriculum for Dominicans in New York: Lesson Overview
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The Dominicans in New York is a display highlighting the experiences and contributions of the New York Dominican population. This exhibit uses primary source materials from the archival collections of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives as well as secondary source materials from the Dominican Library including documents, photographs and memorabilia to create a visual history of Dominicans as they developed communities that became integral part of New York’s incredibly diverse human landscape. The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce, through carefully selected images, the complexity of the Dominican experience in New York to the general public, students, scholars, and policy makers. The images display glimpses of the community’s history, culture, traditions, and population changes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Diaz, Dania
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Exhibit Curriculum for El Músico y El Pintor/The Musician and the Painter: Lesson Outline (1 of 2)
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With the use of primary source materials from the Dominican Archives collection housed at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, students at the middle and high school level will learn about two Dominican artists who made an enormous contribution to the world of music and art in the early twentieth century.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Diaz, Dania
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Exhibit Curriculum for El Músico y El Pintor/The Musician and the Painter: Lesson Outline (2 of 2)
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With the use of primary source materials from the Dominican Archives collection housed at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, students at the middle and high school level will learn about two Dominican artists who made an enormous contribution to the world of music and art in the early twentieth century.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Diaz, Dania
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Exhibit Curriculum for El Músico y El Pintor/The Musician and the Painter: Lesson Overview
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The exhibit El Músico y el Pintor/ The Musician and the Painter: An Exhibit Documenting the Lifetime, Work, and Artistic Trajectory of Two Early Twentieth Century Dominican Artists in New York consists of documents, photographs, musical scores, and paintings from the Dominican Archives collections that highlight the careers of musician Rafael Petitón Guzmán (1894-1983) and painter Tito Enrique Cánepa (1916-2014). Both were enormously influential in their chosen professions, contributing to the development of new hybrid artistic forms that combine traditional and modern elements and incorporate styles from different cultures. Cánepa used his art to express political themes, chiefly his opposition to tyranny and imperialism, while Petitón Guzmán used eclecticism and formal innovation as the vehicle of his revolt. The archival collections of both artists provide a remarkable glimpse of early twentieth-century cultural history of Dominicans and Latinos in New York City.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Diaz, Dania
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Exhibit Curriculum for Fighting for Democracy: Unit One
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Exhibit curriculum for the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute exhibit, Fighting for Democracy: Dominican Veterans from World War II.
Students in Global History and U.S. History courses often spend extensive class time studying World War II. Dominicans were involved in virtually every facet of the U.S. war effort. The Dominican Studies Institute's exhibit highlights Dominican veterans who served in both the European and Pacific theaters, in multiple branches of the U.S. armed forces. These same veterans, like other people of color, faced discrimination as soldiers in the U.S. An exploration of these veterans' experiences would be memorable and valuable for secondary history students.
Curriculum objective: Students will be able to describe the experiences of Dominicans who served in the U.S. military during World War II.
The visual resources to support this curriculum are available on the JSTOR open collection site.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Education
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Aponte, Sarah
Toomajian, Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2020