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PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects

Politics

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Irish Literature I   (LIT-328)   3.00 s.h.  
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Emergence of the Irish literary voice through analysis of the interpretation of religion, politics, and literature. 
Irish Literature II   (LIT-329)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of the Irish literary voice through an analysis of the interpretation of religion, politics, and literature. 
New Jersey Politics   (POS-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examination of various aspects of politics in New Jersey, including elections, governmental institutions, and public policies and the policy-making process. 
Urban Politics   (POS-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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The interaction between urban problems and the politics of city government has resulted in important public policy issues in the United States. This course provides an introduction to the politics of metropolitan areas: analysis of the central institutions and processes of urban government, such as mayors, city councils elections, and the criminal justice system, and specific public policy problem areas such as race relations, education, housing, law enforcement, and civil disorder. 
Women and Politics   (POS-325)   3.00 s.h.  
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Women's participation in politics, with emphasis on the attitudes and behavior of women as voters, activists, and officeholders. 
Ethics and Politics of the Black Community   (POS-361)   3.00 s.h.  
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A critical analysis of ethics and politics in the Black community from 1890 to the present, focusing on styles of leadership and their corresponding theories, forms of ethical thought, and the relation of religion to politics. 
Contemporary Western European Politics   (POS-364)   3.00 s.h.  
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Government and politics of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Institutions, parties, ideologies and interest groups. 
Contemporary Russian Life   (RUS-361)   3.00 s.h.  
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Social life, cultural trends, economics, politics, education, view of life, and personal aspirations of the current Russian citizens. 
Spanish-American Cultural History II   (SPA-255)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued survey of the development of the politics, culture, economics, and literary and artistic trends of Spanish-speaking nations of the western hemisphere. 
Food and Culture   (ANT-430)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Culinary customs studied cross-culturally. Food in relation to sex, kinship, politics, economics, religion. Visual, olfactory, textural, and gastronomic food preferences. Values and nutrition. World nutritional systems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how culture and food define each other; its social identity and symbolic expression
  • Describe food acquisition, choices, preparation, consumption, etiquette, and social stratification
  • Demonstrate how food influences aspects of sex, love, marriage, family and kinship
  • Analyze the role of food in economics, politics, power, freedom, religion, purity and taboo
  • Identify peculiarities relative to visual, olfactory, textural, and gastronomic preferences
  • Compare and contrast food values, nutrition standards, healthy body and esthetics
  • Suggest practical applications of findings and means of information sharing

 
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