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ANTH 3135: Home The American Urban Experience: Anthropological Perspectives
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This course engages students in the diversity of American urban life and introduces various modes of analyzing socio-cultural scenes, communities, and urban institutions. In the first part of the course, we will lay the foundations for understanding urban processes and communities. We will examine the racial and ethnic diversity in cities and the ways people understand and cope with being in an environment filled with "strangers". We will develop an understanding of urban political economy and the effects of inequality and economic strain on urban life. In the second part of the course, we will focus on the effects of globalization, post-industrial decline, and post-modernism on cities. In this section, we will focus on the production and consumption of urban spaces. We will look at the ways American cities have developed and changed as well as the competing views and political contestations behind these transformations.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Bibliography
Reading
Reference
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
Christa Paterline
Date Added:
09/03/2021
ART 3062: Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
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Art 3062 focusses on major artists and themes in European art, mainly French, during the second half of the nineteenth century. Art and literature and new optical theories of color and light are explored. Questions of politics, gender, race, colonialism, exhibition strategies, urbanism and the landscape are problematized. Major artists include, Courbet, Manet, Degas, Lewis, Monet, Cassatt, Morisot, Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Mona Hadler
Date Added:
04/12/2021
ART 3134/7142 Subject, Creator, Consumer: Women and African Art (Richards)
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Chris Richards' course at Brooklyn College offers a thematic examination of African art with an emphasis on the importance of women, a group recognized for their influence on and creation of artistic forms, yet seldom the exclusive focus of academic inquiry. Students will examine a diverse range of visual art forms throughout the African continent, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Although the course is organized thematically, students will be encouraged to interrogate these categories, exploring how specific art forms can fit into multiple categories. The thematic structure will allow students to compare similar art forms from different African cultures, such as pottery and masquerades. Lastly, this course will encourage students to question academic sources for potential biases, particularly in regards to the representation of women.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Chris Richards
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/10/2021
ART 3169/Grad ARTD 7165 Global Contemporary Art: From 1945 to the Present
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Global Contemporary Art from the Postwar/Postcolonial era to the present. It will consider the historical and contemporary contexts of the countries and artists discussed as well as theoretical issues of globalism, diaspora, and hybridity. While it would be impossible to cover all of global contemporary art in a course such as this, case studies involving different artists and regions will afford the opportunity to seriously investigate different artistic movements and cultures and address global and diasporic issues.

The course will look at the postwar or postcolonial periods in the various countries and then address more contemporary art that is global and often diasporic.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Mona Hadler
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ART 3195/7196 African Fashion/Textiles
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Designed as a survey of African textiles, personal adornment and fashion, students will engage with a variety of historical and contemporary dress practices, exploring how forms of dress are one of the most potent and malleable forms of African artistic expression. Beginning with colonial misinterpretations of “undressed” African bodies, students will examine “Classical” African textiles from across the continent, with an emphasis on their manufacture and cultural/social significance. African fashion from the 20th century will be addressed, illustrating the importance of revising and transforming historical textiles and dress practices. The significance of African dress will be further emphasized by drawing connections to contemporary art; artists including Yinka Shonibare and Mary Sibande will be explored, with an emphasis on how textiles have influenced their imagery and practice.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Chris Richards
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/10/2021
ARTD 2812: BC Multimedia
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This session will be a studio based model in which students will complete 2D animation projects using multimedia elements such as images, sound, music, and text. These images can be drawings, photographs, or three dimensional materials. The course will help students develop a facility with tools and will steer them towards a personal animation style. Class time will be used to show works in progress, ask questions, get and give feedback, view historical examples, and work on animations in class. There will be opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects. Pre-production techniques like storyboarding and animatics will be covered. Both low and high-tech animation will be examined including cell animation, stop-motion, and motion graphics.

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Jennifer McCoy
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ARTD 2812: BC Multimedia-Summer
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About BC Multimedia
This session will be a studio based model in which students will complete 2D animation projects using multimedia elements such as images, sound, music, and text. These images can be drawings, photographs, or three dimensional materials. The course will help students develop a facility with tools and will steer them towards a personal animation style. Class time will be used to show works in progress, ask questions, get and give feedback, view historical examples, and work on animations in class. There will be opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects. Pre-production techniques like storyboarding and animatics will be covered. Both low and high-tech animation will be examined including cell animation, stop-motion, and motion graphics.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Jennifer McCoy
Date Added:
02/19/2022
ARTD 2812: BC Multimedia-Summer 2020
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This session will be a studio based model in which students will complete 2D animation projects using multimedia elements such as images, sound, music, and text. These images can be drawings, photographs, or three dimensional materials. The course will help students develop a facility with tools and will steer them towards a personal animation style. Class time will be used to show works in progress, ask questions, get and give feedback, view historical examples, and work on animations in class. There will be opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects. Pre-production techniques like storyboarding and animatics will be covered. Both low and high-tech animation will be examined including cell animation, stop-motion, and motion graphics.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Jennifer McCoy
Date Added:
02/19/2022
ARTD 3014/ARTD 7015G: Across Byzantium: Arts and Architectures of Empire
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Course Description: In 324CE, Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire to Constantinople, creating what scholars now refer to as the Byzantine Empire. From 324 to 1453, the Byzantine Empire existed as a major power in the Mediterranean World. Its artists negotiated its Roman past with its Christian present, innovating new modes of depicting the world in art and architecture. In this class we will examine works from the early through late Byzantine periods, questioning Byzantine identity in the arts. Drawing from a wide geographic range, we will consider the Byzantine Empire as a site of cross-cultural interaction and exchange, and ask how art objects expressed the diversity and power of the Empire.

Subject:
Art History
Ancient History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Date Added:
02/19/2022
ARTD 3015: The Development of the Silk Road
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An exploration of the art and architecture of the Silk Road across Afro-Eurasia, from the Han Dynasty (2nd century BCE) until the spread of colonialism (17th century). Some discussion of the contemporary Silk Road will also be included. Subjects covered: the history of art, the rise and interaction of Islam and Buddhism, and the economic and diplomatic context that facilitated the development and expansion of the Silk Road, the Silk Road today.

Subject:
Art History
Ancient History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Anna Carroll
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/07/2022
ARTD 3062 GRAD: Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
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Art 3062 Graduate level: Same as Art 3062 with extra readings and projects.
Art 3062 focuses on major artists and themes in European art, mainly French, during the second half of the nineteenth century. Art and literature and new optical theories of color and light are explored. Questions of politics, gender, race, colonialism, exhibition strategies, urbanism and the landscape are problematized. Major artists include, Courbet, Manet, Degas, Lewis, Monet, Cassatt, Morisot, Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Mona Hadler
Date Added:
04/12/2021
ARTD 3089: Women in Modern Art
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This course will combine art history with gender studies. It will be a balancing art between art historical discussions of key women artists from the Renaissance to the present, problematizing issues and reading theoretical texts. (Not open to students who have completed Art 15.6.)

This class is an OER class—all assignments can be found online here on this site.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Mona Hadler
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ARTD 3128: Arts of Western Africa
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This course focuses specifically on the Western region of Africa and will examine a diverse range of arts and cultures from the following countries: Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. By focusing on a specific geographic region, students will be able to better understand the arts of the aforementioned countries and how they are interrelated. Students will be further encouraged to examine how African cultures and their respective art forms have been represented by Western academics and the Western art historical canon. The course will include both historical and contemporary art forms, such as masks and masquerades, textiles, wood carvings/sculptures, and architecture. Contemporary works of art will also be discussed, with an emphasis placed on artists who are influenced by historical forms of African art (such as El Anatsui and Yinka Shonibare).

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Chris Richards
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ARTD 3138/7138: Journey to Wakanda: African Art and Popular Culture
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This seminar aims to channel the excitement and interest generated by the film Black Panther into a course that utilizes its themes, design elements, and costumes as a means to explore the art and culture of the African continent. This course will provide students with the tools to assess how African cultures are referenced and reimagined in the film, ultimately allowing them to assess if these allusions are informed and appropriate and how they shape our understanding of the film. The course begins by providing students with several theoretical frameworks for understanding the film and its use of African cultures, followed by an exploration of ancient and historical African empires that served as the inspiration for the mythological empire of Wakanda. The majority of the class focuses on specific characters, examining the actual culture practices and forms of dress that influenced their characterization, providing students with a more nuanced and informed understanding of African cultural practices. Students will examine a diverse range of visual art forms throughout the African continent, with an emphasis on textiles, dress and adornment. Most importantly, this course will encourage students to interrogate and question how African cultures are frequently referenced in American popular culture.

Subject:
Art History
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Chris Richards
Emily Fairey
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ARTD 7820G: Video Art
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This graduate session is a studio class on the topic of video art. Students, through creative projects, readings, and screenings, will develop a practical and conceptual approach to the medium. Video, although used as an artists' material since the late 1950's, has undergone many transformations both due to technical innovation and shifting cultural and artistic landscapes. Video art today is in such wide use by artists in general that it can seem barely noteworthy beyond a materials footnote. However, Video Art, born during a time of the intersection of television culture, conceptual art, and performance art, retains traces of all of these today. This seminar will provide a useful introduction to Video Art's history, methods, and expressive capacities. Technically, we will look at digital editing and compositing techniques as well as mining the characteristics of the many camera technologies available today.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Jennifer McCoy
Date Added:
03/15/2021
ARTD 7820: Video Art
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This graduate session is a studio class on the topic of video art. Students, through creative projects, readings, and screenings, will develop a practical and conceptual approach to the medium. Video, although used as an artists' material since the late 1950's, has undergone many transformations both due to technical innovation and shifting cultural and artistic landscapes. Video art today is in such wide use by artists in general that it can seem barely noteworthy beyond a materials footnote. However, Video Art, born during a time of the intersection of television culture, conceptual art, and performance art, retains traces of all of these today. This seminar will provide a useful introduction to Video Art's history, methods, and expressive capacities. Technically, we will look at digital editing and compositing techniques as well as mining the characteristics of the many camera technologies available today.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Jennifer McCoy
Date Added:
03/19/2021
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. It features open access web resources and other resources available to the City University of New York community. It is committed to the use of Open Educational Resources (OER).

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 bioethics. It draws upon these diverse disciplines in pursuit of medical educational goals, and in its continued valuation of liberal arts education supports the classical ideals of critical analysis and cultural awareness concerning the sickness and health of society and the individual.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Michael Goyette
Date Added:
03/15/2021
Anthropology 1200: Human Origins
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This course aims to teach students about the evolutionary history, ecology, and behavior of humans and other primates, while also providing information on a range of topics including the history of evolutionary thought, natural selection, basic genetics, and elementary skeletal anatomy. No prior courses in anthropology or evolutionary biology are required.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Abigail Colby
Colin McDonald
Date Added:
05/14/2021
BIO 3004 Videos Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network (REMNet)
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Welcome to the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network (REMNet) videos for Biology 3004. Here you will learn how you can incorporate next-generation microbiome sequencing into your biology course curriculum.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Tutorial
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
REMNet (Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network)
Date Added:
03/09/2020