ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

CRN

10353

Distribution

Course No.

INTD 100

Title

AIDS: VIEWS FROM SEVERAL ANGLES

Professor

Diana Brown/Lindsay Watton

Schedule

Mon 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm OLIN 202
AIDS has become part of the fabric of our lives, touching us personally and rapidly transforming the social and political scene. The epidemic "is posing new questions about learning and human suffering...AIDS moves along the fault lines of our society, and becomes a metaphor for understanding that society." (Bateson and Goldsby, Thinking about AIDS). Guest speakers and Bard professors will address these and other issues: the biology and psychology of sexually transmitted diseases, social policy and the changing nature of the crisis during the last 10 years, and artistic responses to the epidemic. Mid-term exam and short papers required. Register with Prof. Diana Brown.

CRN

10460

Distribution

Course No.

INTD 225

Title

Poughkeepsie Institute: Housing and Homelessness in Poughkeepsie

Professor

Paul Marienthal, et alia

Schedule

Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Poughkeepsie
Faculty: Paul Marienthal (Bard), Sabrina Jaar Marzoulea (Vassar), Anne Roschelle (SUNY), Mario Johnson (DCC)

The Poughkeepsie Institute - a collaboration on urban and cultural issues among area colleges and the City of Poughkeepsie - is launching this new interdisciplinary course for Spring 2000. This course aims to discover, analyze and report on diversity of housing in Poughkeepsie and the causes and realities of homelessness in the area. This team taught, multi-disciplinary course will also examine how societal definitions of homes and homelessness change over time, and how these changing definitions affect public policy. There will be a strong emphasis on direct community research, and there will be a class report and video (with public policy recommendations) issued to the Mayor in Common Council, as well as the media. Students are expected to do traditional classroom work, as well as participate in cooperative research projects. The objectives of the course are: 1. To familiarize the students with the historical development of the city of Poughkeepsie (of diversity housing) 2. To provide an accurate definition of who comprises the homeless population in the city of Poughkeepsie - paying particular attention to variations in race, ethnicity, age, and gender. 3. To identify the issues associated with becoming homeless. 4. To propose strategies for reducing the homeless population. Course Outline: The class will meet on Wed. evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm throughout the spring semester 2000. Classes begin February 2, 2000 until May 10, 2000, and will be held at the Family Partnership Center on Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie. The course is limited to five students from each participating area college. Contact Paul Marienthal via e-mail (marienth@bard.edu) prior to registration.