Culture & Society
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Huaxia New York Central Chinese School
Founded in 1996, Huaxia New York Central Chinese School (HXNYC) is a leading non-profit Chinese school in Westchester County. The mission of the school is to provide affordable Chinese language learning in a nurturing environment while fostering a community where members share their experiences and find mutual support. The school offers a Chinese language curriculum spanning Pre-K to AP Chinese. Students learn pinyin and simplified Chinese characters. The school also offers enrichment classes and Chinese as Second Language (CSL) to non-native speakers. The school has been at its current location at Westchester Community College (WCC) Valhalla campus since 1999.
Visit us at: www.hxnyc.org or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 768-8686
The Road to Women’s Rights
Follow the growth of Women’s Rights from the birth of the nation to the current day. Follow the American women who had to fight for land ownership rights in the 18th Century to the right to vote in the 20th Century. Learn about their fight for equal pay and political power as record numbers of women seek election in the upcoming 2018 elections.
CE-HIST 2114, 1 Thurs., Apr. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13298
Gain an in-depth view of the period named The Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Topics include immigration, the red scare, flappers, prohibition, rise of the KKK, cultural innovations, Harlem renaissance, rise of industry, and the 1929 crash.
CE-HIST 2106, 1 Thurs., May 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13065
The Affluent 1950’s
Gain an in-depth understanding of the many economic and cultural changes that took place after World War II. Topics covered include the baby boomers, the Cold War, McCarthyism, the space race, the effect of Eisenhower’s interstate road system, popular culture, civil rights, and the new consumerism.
CE-HIST 2107, 1 Thurs., May 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13066
Hot Topics in the News
Presentation of major national and international current events; a background of the news is provided for better understanding. Questions, discussion, and individual presentations are encouraged.
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $100. E Pressman.
Sec. A: Feb. 26-Mar. 26. #13029
Sec. B: Apr. 9-May 7. #13030
The Graffiti Identity
Learn the walls. Enhance your appreciation for graffiti art and know the consequences associated with graffiti vandalism. Learn from a gang and graffiti specialist about various types of graffiti cultures, the concept of graffiti vandalism/art, the graffiti identity (name, format and styles), graffiti-related updates (Google-Alerts), and the NYS Graffiti-related laws.
CE-ART 2307, 1 Sat., Mar. 9, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, AAB-505, $35. K Davis. #12969
Religions of the East
This course will introduce students to the history, practices and beliefs of the major religions of the Eastern World including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism, and the teachings of Confucius. The course will rely on original texts and expert commentary for its lecture content. Video presentations, artwork and other images will be used as complimentary materials. A special introduction to Eastern meditation techniques will be provided.
CE-PHIL 2031VA, 8 Tues., Jan. 29-Mar. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $195. J Coppola. #13290
Christian and Mysticism
This course will introduce students to the mystical and higher spiritual traditions and practices within Christianity that are not well known or spoken of much in our society today. Notable Christian mystics and saints like Augustine, Bernard of Clair Vaux, Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, The Cloud of Unknowing, Theresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Teilhard De Chardin, and Thomas Merton will be introduced along with their spiritual practices. Readings from original documents and commentaries will be included as well as instructions on some spiritual practices of the above mentioned.
CE-PHIL 2032VA, 8 Fri., Mar. 1-May 3 (skip 3/22 & 29), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-219, $195. J Coppola. #13302