Using Multimedia to Visualize American Culture

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Lehman College LEH 301 – Using Multimedia to Visualize American CultureFall 2012 Prof. Sheila Gersh sheila.gersh@lehman.cuny.edu Blackboard -- http://www.cuny.edu For your Lehman e-mail: http://mail.lehman.edu

Office Hours: online Mondays at 7 p.m. and by appointment ( Email me as needed; I will reply quickly.) ** Create an account on Blackboard (http://www.cuny.edu), and make sure your Lehman email is working. Description

Culture, cultural diversity and multiculturalism constitute some of the most significant social issues in America today. Oriented around the core concept of culture and cultural groups, the course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of culture and cultural diversity, and develop an awareness and appreciation for the full range of diversity in the American (U.S.) culture. Through the use of information technology and digital collections to learn about American Culture, students will study of culture, historic topics about America, general ideas about American culture, and specific aspects of American culture in order to gain a deeper understanding about America. Student investigations will produce educational and informational websites about American culture from which other can learn. Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to: 1. Develop an understanding and appreciation about American Culture. 2. Identify specific aspects of American Culture.

3. Perform authentic scholarly investigations using primary resources about American Culture. 4. Create a “virtual” patch and webpage for a“CultureQuilt America” website 5. Use Internet resources in an appropriate and effective manner. 6. Enhance content knowledge about a topic through explorations of content-rich Internet resources and multimedia resources.

Technology Objectives
Students will:
1. Develop search strategies for locating Internet resources 2. Explore applications of technology...
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