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 hosted at Westchester Community College. The mission of the school is to provide affordable Chinese language learning for Pre-K to AP. in a nurturing environment while fostering a community where members share their experiences and find mutual support.
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-3, $100. E Pressman.
Sec. A: Feb. 18-Mar. 17. #15176
Sec. B: Mar. 31-Apr. 28. #15177
Election 2020: Making Sense of Presidential Politics
Make sense of the presidential politics for the 2020 election. Class provides a complete set of unique tables, charts and graphs drawing on the lecturers’ own expertise and past participation in presidential politics.
CE-POLTC 2014, 4 Wed., Jan. 29-Mar. 4 (skip 2/5 & 2/19), 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. J Kotch. #15232
Designer Babies: The Ethics of Genetic Choice
Genetic engineering is becoming more and more prevalent in our lives. Today, scientists use it to produce human drugs such as synthetic insulin and GMO foods. Soon genetic engineering might allow parents to design their own babies. Join me to discuss some of the ethical and social implications of having the ability to genetically modify the human species.
CE-SCI 2054VA, 1 Fri., Jan. 24, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. A Coronado. #15605
The World’s Most Important Issues!
There a number of emerging political, social and economic concerns that will become among the world’s most important issues. Facts will be presented, followed by time to explore, debate, question, and challenge ideas and to suggest proposed remedies. Issues will include the future of work and the impact on employment 2020 to 2030, climate change, the post oil world, the world’s food and water supply, aging societies and nuclear issues.
CE-POLTC 2017, 3 Thurs., Mar. 12-26, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $70. K McGee. #15506
Let’s Talk About Race
Research shows racism can be countered effectively only when society engages in brave, direct conversation about race and oppression. Do you struggle to find the words or the right time to speak out? Explore basic information, appropriate language, alternatives to colorblindness, and strategies for engaging in conversation about race and racism.
CE-CULTR 2053, KNC-5, $25. R Alpern.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Apr. 7, 1:00-3:00 pm. #15484
Sec. B: 1 Wed., Apr. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm. #15485