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His 34 History And Contemporary Issues In Science And Technology, William Dejong-Lambert Dec 2018

His 34 History And Contemporary Issues In Science And Technology, William Dejong-Lambert

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Literary Analysis Assignment [Composition], Tuli Chatterji Nov 2018

Literary Analysis Assignment [Composition], Tuli Chatterji

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This assignment was used in English 102 Writing through Literature course and was designed to meet LaGuardia’s Inquiry and Problem Solving Core Competency and Written Communication Ability. Students were expected to critically reflect on issues-- such as water crisis, migration--addressed in Linda Sue Park’s novel A Long Walk to Water (2010) and then explore those issues in a global context, for instance, water crisis in Rajasthan, India, or migration from Central America to USA. Discussions prior to the assignment prepared students to study the literary text, both as an end in itself and as a bridge to other ...


Cross Cultural Presentation On Latin American Artists [Modern Languages And Literatures], Ernesto Menendez-Conde Oct 2018

Cross Cultural Presentation On Latin American Artists [Modern Languages And Literatures], Ernesto Menendez-Conde

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I have used this high-stakes assignment in the last four semesters, in the ELS103 Intermediate Spanish I class. However, it was considerably revised during two Center for Teaching and Learning sponsored seminars at LaGuardia Community College: “Bringing Global Learning Competency into Your Class” and “The Pedagogy of the Digital Ability.” These seminars allowed me to have a better understanding about how to scrutinize contexts in order to bring assignments closer to the Global Learning Core Competency and the Digital Communication Ability. The “Bringing Global Learning Competency into Your Class” seminar in particular shaped my thinking about the design and content ...


Inherit The Wind: Formal Essay [Liberal Arts], Luke Cardaio, Ian Alberts Oct 2018

Inherit The Wind: Formal Essay [Liberal Arts], Luke Cardaio, Ian Alberts

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This common assignment was designed for students in an LMF 101 (First-Year Seminar for Liberal Arts: Math & Science) class and those in a capstone LIB 200 (Science, Technology, and Humanism) class. The assignment is aligned to the Integrative Learning Core Competency and the Written Communication Ability. In this assignment, the students in both classes critically read the play, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, and the LMF 101 class is also shown the film based on the play. The play is based on the connection of two of the major themes of these classes: humanism and science. The students are then required to write a comprehensive essay, which addresses a declared thesis statement based on the conflicts and intersections of the overarching themes, inherent within the play. In preparation for the formal essay assignment, there are in-class discussions and activities that are focused on critically thinking and analyzing several key quotations from the play: significant to character and plot development, as well as the connections between humanism and science. Subsequently, the LIB 200 students peer review the essays of the LMF 101 students, who in turn, respond to these peer reviews. The peer-review process comprises two combined class meetings and discussions focused on the LIB 200 student reviews and the LMF 101 student responses.

LMF 101 is a dynamic, interactive course with a variety of objectives that have been designed to address key issues connected to college life, the utilization of on-campus resources, the learning process for students and the pathway to their major. The introductory nature of this course serves as an orientation to the academic disciplines in the program, and provides exposure to the content that students will learn to develop and organize as they progress, as well as the connections they will make between academic content and their own experience. The overwhelming majority of students enrolled in this course are concurrently enrolled in remedial writing or introductory composition courses; the concept/process of peer-reviewing and peer-critiquing is introduced in students’ writing courses, and then applied to diverse context in this collaborative project with the Capstone students.

LIB 200 is a culminating capstone course in the college experience that explores, in depth, the relationship between humanism, science and technology. It is a writing intensive class, in which students apply knowledge, writing, and critical thinking strategies acquired in earlier courses to relevant contemporary and historical societal issues, as well as reflect on their responsibilities ...


Co-Curricular Report 1: Roundtable Discussion, Robin Bromley Oct 2018

Co-Curricular Report 1: Roundtable Discussion, Robin Bromley

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This assignment is designed for First Year Seminar -- Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science majors.

The main course objectives addressed are that students:

  • Demonstrate engagement in the life of the college and their use of key academic support services, advisement, and co-curricular organizations and activities critical to meeting those goals.
  • Show growing mastery of the writing, reading, and speaking skills, as well as the study and management strategies essential for college success.

The primary purposes of this written and oral report are to encourage students to discover and use the campus resources and co-curricular opportunities critical for their success at ...


Wst 220 Introduction To Women’S Studies, Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum Oct 2018

Wst 220 Introduction To Women’S Studies, Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum

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This course is an examination of the forces that shape women's lives from the perspective of various disciplines such as psychology, sociology, masculinity theory, and history. It also explores ways in which gender intersects with ethnicity, race, and socio-economic class to form social constructs. We will use theoretical, historical and cross-cultural frameworks to explore cultural representations of women, various aspects of women’s experiences, both with public institutions and personal relationships, as well as ways in which their lives have been shaped by structures of gender inequality. Special attention will be placed on feminism and women as agents of ...


Fiqws 10113 Composition For Creative Expression- Narrative Medicine, Julia R. Brown Oct 2018

Fiqws 10113 Composition For Creative Expression- Narrative Medicine, Julia R. Brown

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Short Format Lecture On Media Queries In Web Design, Andrew C. Deck Oct 2018

Short Format Lecture On Media Queries In Web Design, Andrew C. Deck

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Slides for a short-format lecture introducing media queries in Web Design. The slides cover best practices and ways to connect CSS to documents. It covers print and screen media applications for media queries.


Syllabus, Assignments, & Selected Handouts (Fiqws-Writing / Architecture), Tim Dalton Oct 2018

Syllabus, Assignments, & Selected Handouts (Fiqws-Writing / Architecture), Tim Dalton

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This syllabus and its related course materials draw on readings, videos, and multimodal texts to teach rhetoric and argumentation to first-year writers through a varied exploration of questions of design, aesthetics, and access.

Note: This course was paired with a course in the architecture program.


Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar: Literature And Psychoanalysis, Sonja J. Killebrew Oct 2018

Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar: Literature And Psychoanalysis, Sonja J. Killebrew

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Photography Book [Photography], Maureen Drennan Oct 2018

Photography Book [Photography], Maureen Drennan

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HUA 130 Beginning Photography consists of majors and non-majors and is the foundation course in the Photography program curriculum. This photo book assignment was revised and refined through a Learning Matters mini-grant. The guidance from the CTL mini-grant was extremely helpful in altering it to be more reflective of the Integrative Learning Core Competency and Digital Communication Ability. Rethinking and reworking these assignments have helped to enhance our skills at planning and execution of future assignments. This process has also contributed greatly to our understanding of LaGuardia’s Core Competencies and Communication Abilities.

In this assignment, students engage in integrative ...


Phil 201 - Logical Reasoning, Robert Robinson Oct 2018

Phil 201 - Logical Reasoning, Robert Robinson

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The Conquest Of Latin America: Ambivalent Encounters And Historical Memory, Daisy V. Domínguez Oct 2018

The Conquest Of Latin America: Ambivalent Encounters And Historical Memory, Daisy V. Domínguez

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This syllabus explores the period known as the Conquest of Latin America, beginning with a look at the Reconquista - the period when Christian Spanish and Portuguese kingdoms took present day Spain back from the Moors who had controlled the Iberian Peninsula for over 700 years - and continuing with a deeper exploration of the colonization of the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Andes. The course examines historical memory surrounding this period: how it has been commemorated in public spaces and via popular culture, outside academia. This epoch was brought about by a fascinating mix of encounters between a number of civilizations and ...


Rhetorical Situations In Science Writing, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Rhetorical Situations In Science Writing, Debra Williams

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Lecture/discussion on rhetorical situations in science writing and audience analysis. Notes are structured as questions.


Writing For The Sciences: Informative Review Paper, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Writing For The Sciences: Informative Review Paper, Debra Williams

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An informative review writing assignment that challenges students to inform the general pubic on a controversial science topic without taking a position. Source files are included.


American Education Through Films And Documentaries, Carol Huang Oct 2018

American Education Through Films And Documentaries, Carol Huang

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A social foundation of education


Writing For The Sciences: Research Proposal, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Writing For The Sciences: Research Proposal, Debra Williams

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Proposal for research acts as a frame and guide for the critical research assignment. Challenges students to develop an original research issue and explain their sources' relevance to their research.


Imrad Content Structure For Research Papers, Literary Reviews, And Abstracts For Science Writing, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Imrad Content Structure For Research Papers, Literary Reviews, And Abstracts For Science Writing, Debra Williams

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This activity helps students understand the structure of abstracts and the IMRAD sections of research and position papers, and analyze and synthesize complicated information by responding to specific questions in the abstract.


Writing For The Sciences: Research Paper Assignment, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Writing For The Sciences: Research Paper Assignment, Debra Williams

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Science literature review of research challenging students to analyze and synthesize the methods section of research papers on a specific research issue, supporting their proposal for further research.


Engl 21007: Writing For Engineers, Danielle Carr Oct 2018

Engl 21007: Writing For Engineers, Danielle Carr

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Fiqws 10105 Killer Stories Composition, Caroline M. Cooper Ms. Oct 2018

Fiqws 10105 Killer Stories Composition, Caroline M. Cooper Ms.

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This syllabus is intended to be used in conjunction with the CCNY course Killer Stories, a dual class focusing on reading, writing, and discussion of key issues raised in texts that feature killing. This syllabus represents the intended course of study for the composition section of the course, in which students develop and refine their argumentative writing skills in response to the texts.


Writing For The Sciences, Debra Williams Oct 2018

Writing For The Sciences, Debra Williams

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Writing for the Sciences Syllabus: A writing course designed to strengthen students' reading, critical thinking, and writing skills in the sciences.


Literary Analysis Paper [Composition], Lauren Navarro Sep 2018

Literary Analysis Paper [Composition], Lauren Navarro

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This ENG 102 assignment was developed in the context of CTL sponsored Learning Matters Mini-grant awarded to the English Department. The primary purpose was to assist full-time and part-time faculty in the Department with revising ENG 102 course materials to align with the Inquiry and Problem Solving (IPS) Core Competency and Written Communication Ability. This goal was achieved through several workshops, a programmatic benchmark reading, and a two-phase departmental review process that prepared assignments to be submitted to the Learning Matters Assignment Library. The mini-grant has been invaluable in helping to bring both full-time and adjunct faculty into departmental conversations ...


English 1101, In The News: Researching And Writing About Social Justice, Syllabus, Colleen Birchett Sep 2018

English 1101, In The News: Researching And Writing About Social Justice, Syllabus, Colleen Birchett

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No abstract provided.


That's So Gay!: Queer Texts In The U.S., Jesse S. Rice-Evans, Andrea Stella Aug 2018

That's So Gay!: Queer Texts In The U.S., Jesse S. Rice-Evans, Andrea Stella

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Gender is facing an identity crisis: queer identities in the new era of gender and genre are subverting paradigms of communication and genre by working with language and narrative in new ways. Queer biography and autobiography mark an important turn in contemporary literature and poetics: the shift from a male-dominant gaze towards a kaleidoscopic perspective on queer embodiment, trans and non-binary narrative, and speculative writing about other worlds & possibilities, which offer us as readers new opportunities for storytelling and thinking about writing. These forms also make space for other identities traditionally excluded from mainstream cultural narrative spaces, and we’re ...


That's So Gay!: Queer Texts In The U.S., Andréa Stella, Jesse Rice-Evans Aug 2018

That's So Gay!: Queer Texts In The U.S., Andréa Stella, Jesse Rice-Evans

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Gender is facing an identity crisis: queer identities in the new era of gender and genre are subverting paradigms of communication and genre by working with language and narrative in new ways. Queer biography and autobiography mark an important turn in contemporary literature and poetics: the shift from a male-dominant gaze towards a kaleidoscopic perspective on queer embodiment, trans and non-binary narrative, and speculative writing about other worlds & possibilities, which offer us as readers new opportunities for storytelling and thinking about writing. These forms also make space for other identities traditionally excluded from mainstream cultural narrative spaces, and we’re ...


Art Of The Harlem Renaissance, Joshua I. Cohen Aug 2018

Art Of The Harlem Renaissance, Joshua I. Cohen

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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s, known during that time as the Negro Renaissance, affected a sea change in literary and artistic production. Whereas the early-20th-century avant-gardes in Europe had looked to black culture only as “primitive” inspiration, Harlem Renaissance practitioners asserted their status as agents of modern history and creators of black modernism. This important and tumultuous transformation can be tracked in the artistic expressions of the period, and in relation to key texts that shaped the movement. Planned visits to Harlem sites and collections, as well as to timely exhibitions elsewhere in New York ...


Sp 313 Borges And Cortazar, Araceli Tinajero Aug 2018

Sp 313 Borges And Cortazar, Araceli Tinajero

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En este curso haremos lecturas detenidas de ensayos, poemas y cuentos de Jorge Luis Borges y Julio Cortázar. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de ver una película, varios videos y también podrán escuchar lecturas hechas por los autores mismos. Los estudiantes elegirán uno o dos textos de los autores para hacer un trabajo de investigación. La lectura en voz alta será importante en esta clase; por lo tanto, se espera que los estudiantes graben uno o dos textos de los autores y los hagan públicos para el acervo digital universal.


Research Paper Assignment For Modern Art In Latin America, Anna Indych-Lopez Aug 2018

Research Paper Assignment For Modern Art In Latin America, Anna Indych-Lopez

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Writing For The Social Sciences, Maria L. Plochocki Aug 2018

Writing For The Social Sciences, Maria L. Plochocki

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The attached syllabus was used in the course, ENGL 21002 - R: Writing for the Social Sciences. It serves as a schedule and guide to the course, covering reading assignments, deadlines, course policies, and other essential information.