September 27, 2022
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Something to fall back on

Anthropology 37800
Anthropology of Music
3 credits
Denise Nuttall
W 5:25-8:05 p.m.

This course addresses the importance of music in historical and modern society, according to Nuttall.

“It’s using music as a point of departure to understand culture,” she said.

The class will also focus on specific areas such as Indian classical music and American folk, Nuttall said. She recommends the course for anyone interested in understanding cultures through the lens of music.

Culture, Race and Ethnicity 25000
Hip-Hop Cultures
3 credits
Sean W. Eversley Bradwell
MW 4-5:15 p.m.

Each semester Bradwell tries to focus on one specific theme for the class. He said it is relevant to a wide modern audience.

“In a sense, hip-hop culture is mainstream culture,” he said.

Hip-hop isn’t just about music, he said, but it also includes fashion, history, policy and sociology. He said students do not have to be hip-hop fans to enjoy the class.

Health 22800
Human Sexuality
3 credits
Ann M. Kolodji or Shewanee D. Howard
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.

Covering topics ranging from anatomy to fetishes, Howard said, the course offers an all-encompassing look at sexuality, including gender issues and sexual orientation.

“It’s a good class for everyone because it’s not a typical science class,” she said. “A lot of it is discussion based, not memorization.”

Music Non-Major 26400
Experience Broadway, Lincoln Center and the Performing arts
1 credit
Peter Rothbart
M 6-8 p.m. Block 1 and Oct. 20 through Oct. 23

This class teaches opera, theater and ballet, then brings students to shows they learn about, including one on Broadway.

“You’re learning about arts from the top artists in the world,” Rothbart said.

An additional $600 cost covers tickets, housing and transportation in New York City.

Physical Education 11500
Ballroom Dance
1 credit
Kurt Lichtmann
MW 10-10:50 a.m.

Perfect for beginners who are fervent “Dancing with the Stars” fans, this introductray course covers five styles of ballroom, including waltz, tango, swing and cha cha.

“I teach a little history too — where it comes from, what century it was created and the music styles with each dance,” Lichtmann said.

Finance 21000
Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management
3 credits
Athena Zhang
MW 4-5:15 p.m. or MWF 9-9:50 a.m.

Zhang said she is planning out this course to correlate with each phase of a student’s life, including buying a first car or making a house payment. She said it is an important class for anyone.

“If you plan to have a life, you need to plan out your finances,” Zhang said.

Of interest:

ICIC 12000-01 Our Food Choices — Bananas, Bugs, and BHT

ANTH 24100 Modern Africa

ANTH 36300 Jewish Folk Religion: Magic and Ritual Power

ARTH 22200 Architecture from Catacombs to Cathedrals

CNPH 10400 Story: From Cave Paintings to Emerging Media

CNPH 21007 The Other Cinema: Movies Outside Hollywood

CLTC 23000 Special Topics in Media Literacy: Media Constructions of Sustainability

ENGL 46500 Seminar in Drama: Modern Irish Drama

HLTH 21300 Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

JOUR 39012 Readings in Graphic Nonfiction

MUNM 14000 Popular Musical Styles in the Rock Era

MUNM 25500 Women in Music

PALS 00500 Introductory Scuba Diving and Certified Scuba

POLT 23000 The Holocaust

POLT 37000 Selected Topics in Public Policy: Politics of Wealth and Poverty

STCM 32000 Leadership Communication

WMST 22000 Queer Studies