RCC 400D Diversity and Culture: Race and Gender in American Culture (3)
This course is designed to help students think in more complex ways about both race and gender in the U.S. through analysis of visual art, music, film, and literature. We will examine each cultural art form from African Americans, Latinas, American Indians, and Asian Americans. Prerequisite: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required
RCC 400D Diversity and Culture: Learning Disabilities and Developmental Differences (3)
This course will focus on learning and developmental differences in children, including the topics of Dyslexia, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Autism, and mood disorders. Discussion will cover diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and policy implications, with a community-based component.
RCC 400D Diversity and Culture: Comedy, Diversity, Community and Dialogue (3)
Comedy is complicated, its meanings often undecideable. Yet, the purposeful practices and applications of comedy constitute powerful ways to make visible experiences of diversity, stigma and injustice. Resembling theatre conservatory and festival learning models, Comedy, diversity, community and dialogue is part reading group, part community-based inquiry, part sketch comedy workshop, part ensemble performance, and part guided reflection. It is highly experiential and collaborative. Students must bring intellectual curiosity, an appreciation for the transformative capacity of serious play and shared laughter, a willingness to engage wholly in the demanding processes required and a desire co-create the conditions under which crucial conversations are likely to occur and to produce mutual understanding. The course is necessarily immersive. Some days will be long, and some evening and weekend writing, rehearsal and performance are required. Because the quality of ensemble work (and of the ensemble learning experience) is profoundly dependent upon the commitment of all members, students may not opt out of (or miss) any part of the course without prior notice and approval by the instructor. All Regis students able to participate as described, above, are welcome and encouraged.
RCC 420J Justice and the Common Good: Drugs and Society (3)
This course explores the philosophical and justice issues around legal and illegal drug use, including personal identity, rationality and free will, excuses and punishment, social effect of drug use and distribution, and the correlation between drug use, mental illness and poverty. Prerequisite: RS 200 or RT 201. Prerequisite: Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required