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CUST 2370 Cultural Studies

The following classes are part of the humanities and visual and performing arts component of the core curriculum: CUST 2370. Some of these classes are sponsored by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Below are some of the special topics offered in Cultural Studies. Check the most recent class schedule to see which classes are currently being offered.

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CUST 2370-2001 - Mexico: A Cultural Perspective

This course examines the historical, social, religious, artistic and business traditions of Mexico. Students must have Internet access and a current e-mail address. Students may obtain a free e-mail account by logging onto www.BrookhavenCollege.edu, then clicking on “N” for NetMail. Sponsored by FIPSE. This class is also available online.

Instructor: Tina Aguilar

CUST 2370-2002 - Caribbean Arts and Culture

This course focuses on topics related to Caribbean islands with special emphasis on the impact of the African influence within the broader Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Students must have Internet access and a current e-mail address. Students may obtain a free e-mail account by logging onto www.BrookhavenCollege.edu, then clicking on “N” for NetMail. Sponsored by FIPSE. This class is also available online.

Instructors: Edleeca Thompson and Giraud Polite

CUST 2370-2003 - Collecting and Connoisseurship

Students will be taught how to analyze collectibles, antiques and art in order to determine value and origin. This class includes trips to local museums and private collections.

Instructors: Adrien Cuellar-McGuire and Gene Amend

CUST 2370-2004 - Journey Along the Silk Road

This class takes students on a journey along the Silk Road. Students will examine the historic, economic and cultural significance of the Silk Road. Travel journals of early traders and travelers will be examined, and students will learn about the diverse cultures along the route. Through this journey, students will gain a deeper insight into the relations between the East and the West and the need for cultural awareness and understanding.

Instructor: Dr. Patricia Dodd

CUST 2370-2005 - Learning Community Courses

This is an Interdisciplinary Learning Community combining Spanish (Intermediate Spanish II) and Cultural Studies (Mexico: A Cultural Perspective). Students who register for SPAN 2311-2001 must also register for CUST 2370-2005. Topics include, but are not limited to, film, literature, art and music from Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.

Instructor: Tina Aguilar

CUST 2370-2006 - New Technologies and Human Behavior

The class examines the influence of new technologies in the arts and media on human behavior. New communications technologies, including the Internet, media and advertising processes, also will be explored in relation to identity and cultural construction. Students must have Internet access and a current-email address. Students may obtain a free e-mail account by logging onto www.BrookhavenCollege.edu, then clicking on “N” for NetMail.

Instructors: Edleeca Thompson and Giraud Polite

CUST 2370-2501 - Aspects of Middle Eastern Cultures

This class explores the diverse ethnic and cultural constructs within the Middle Eastern political groups, entities and factions. Islamic institutions and their functions in both global and Middle Eastern cultural contexts will be examined as well as Islamic arts within the broader Middle Eastern cultural environment.

Instructor: Rima Khatib

CUST 2370-2501 - Selected Topics in World Cultures

Students will develop cultural analysis skills by examining African, African-American, Native American, Asian and Hispanic cultures. A comparative exploration and their relationships to each other and to Western societies also will be discussed.

Instructor: Joy Bailey

Consult the credit course schedule or eConnect for current course information.