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The New School for Public Engagement >> Media Studies and Film:
Introduction to Media Studies NCOM3000
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Peter Haratonik
Students explore media history and the basic concepts employed in media analysis, spanning the history of technologies from the magic lantern to multimedia and stressing the relationship between media and their social, political, and economic contexts. Since media are at once technology, art, entertainment, and business enterprises, they need to be studied from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The readings for this course reflect this multifaceted approach and draw attention to the work of key thinkers and theorists in the field. Examples are drawn primarily from the visual media of commercial film, television, advertising, video, and the Internet, although alternative media practices are also noted. Students gain an understanding of how media texts are constructed, how they convey meaning, and how they shape one another in significant ways. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Media Studies and Film:
Media, Nature, and Apocalypse NCOM3023
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Joan Schuman
What can we learn from comparing media coverage of environmental disasters with fictionalized representations of such apocalyptic scenarios? This class examines media responses to natural disasters and environmental catastrophes, including mainstream coverage of the BP oil spill, Hurricane Katrina, and Superstorm Sandy as well as the sinking of the Titanic and global disasters in Japan, Sri Lanka, and Haiti. We compare the impact of disaster journalism with that of citizen-driven media advocacy around climate change conducted through Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook. We also analyze the film and book versions of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and contrast the fictional treatment of environmental apocalypse with that of nonfiction and of other media (video games, TV series, artistic projects). Assignments invite students to practice interviewing, gathering footage, and building a social network advocacy campaign around an environmental issue in their own neighborhoods. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Media Studies and Film:
Beyond iCelebrities: Social Networking and Social Activism NCOM3026
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Kathleen Sweeney
Popular social networking sites have evolved rapidly in the past few years, alongside Internet-savvy grassroots organizations like MoveOn.org. This course survey the evolution of Move On, Code Pink, Facebook, YouTube, and Second Life (virtual activism) and the viral nature of Internet trends. What happens when corporate entities enter social networks on the Internet? What is the link between viral marketing and social change? We consider questions about the "collective generosity" mindset inherent in millennial projects like Wikipedia, with an eye to mapping global resource and information networks to include the most disenfranchised of global citizens. How can the activist potential of the Internet be used to address global warming, poverty, and political injustice? (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Media Studies and Film:
Real TV: The Business of Nonfiction Television NCOM3114
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Stuart Cohn
Once confined to PBS and other educational programming, reality TV has grown into a major player in cable and network television. For better or worse, shows like The Biggest Loser and Jersey Shore have redefined both the TV medium and the cultural landscape. How did we get to this point, and where is reality TV going next? Who does what in the production of a reality show? How can you be a part of it? In addition to studying the who, what, when, and where of reality TV, the class examines the economics of this entertainment form, especially as cable TV has become the tail that wags the dog of the television business and a financial powerhouse fueling media empires. Through individual research, class discussions, and visits from media professionals, students put themselves in the shoes of industry hopefuls as they learn how to create a series pitch and sell it to a production company or network. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Media Studies and Film:
New Media: Global Equalizer NCOM3465
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Melanie Beth Oliviero
New information and communication technologies are transforming the most remote and disenfranchised communities in the world's poorest countries. This course examines the use of new communications technologies in developing countries. How do these tools enable ordinary people in developing countries to give voice to their own stories? Can new media equalize participation and access to information for people heretofore bypassed by the benefits of globalization? Mobile phones, Internet kiosks, and satellite uplinks are being adopted and adapted by resourceful and creative users throughout the developing world. Through analytic studies, samples of new media, and direct engagement with some of the users themselves, the class explores how this connectivity, both technological and human, is transforming life in developing countries. From eyewitness reporting in societies as closed as Myanmar to community action in countries undergoing political upheaval such as Kenya to public health activities in Indonesia to joint problem solving by farmers, scientists, and policymakers half a world apart, new channels of communication and cross-cultural awareness are opening up within and beyond borders. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Cultural Studies:
Performing Gender: Paris in the Roaring Twenties NCST2650
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Margaret Boe Birns
The Jazz Age in Paris was, in the words of Maurice Sachs, "the decade of illusion." It was the era of dancings, le bal nègre, Mistinguett, the Charleston, Josephine Baker, and jazz; it was the era of Cocteau, Picasso, Man Ray, Kiki, and the Russian ballet; it was the era of Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, and the flapper. This course provides a cultural overview of Paris in the Roaring Twenties, with a focus on the representation of women on stage and in literary texts. Our study includes surrealist art and literature, avant-garde film, performance art, jazz music, and cultural criticism. We examine a number of paradigms that arise in the literature of the period: the New Woman, the female phantom, the machine woman, the Black Venus. We pay close attention to both primary sources and cultural reception. Slides of art and lithographs of the period are shown. Readings include Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, Colette's Chèri, Breton's Nadja, Djuna Barnes' Nightwood, and Langston Hughes' poetry. There is a creative role-playing component to the course. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Economics:
Introduction to Macroeconomics NECO2002
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Aviva Ancona
This course introduces both theoretical and applied issues in macroeconomics, looking at the U.S. economy on the one hand and the global economy on the other. The course emphasizes theoretical controversies relevant to contemporary policy debates. Beginning with the key principles of modern economics, we examine major questions in macroeconomic policy, including measuring the gross domestic product, the possible connection between employment and inflation, the relationship between saving and investment, the effects and limitations of government monetary and fiscal policy, and business cycles. We also consider issues in the international political economy, such as trade policy and its relation to current account deficits and the role of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the international financial system. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Food Studies:
Culinary Luminaries NFDS2110
Online A   10 weeks. *******, beg. March 3. $440.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Andrew F. Smith
This course is devoted to the life and work of distinguished culinary professionals of the recent past and the present who have changed the way we eat and drink. We examine the lives and legacies of food culture luminaries including James Beard, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, M.F.K. Fisher, and Robert Mondavi. The course is based on the ongoing Culinary Luminaries series of public programs at The New School. (2 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Food Studies:
A Cultural History of Nutrition and Dieting NFDS3110
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Fa-Tai Shieh
In this course, the science of nutrition is explored as a cultural and historical phenomenon. Students learn how ideas about food, health, and body image differ in different times and places. Beginning with the ancient world and continuing through the 20th century, the class examines how the concept of nutrition has changed over time and how those changes have affected what societies and individuals think is fit to eat. Readings include work by Michael Pollan, Rachel Laudan, Jared Diamond, and Michel Foucault. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Food Studies:
Alternative Food Networks NFDS3203
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Bradley Christensen
In recent decades, alternative practices of food production and consumption have emerged in response to concerns about the environmental and social impact of the global industrial food system. Farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture, food co-ops, and urban farms are examples of alternative food networks, which are place-based, socially embedded, and intended to change the way we grow, know, and get our food. In this class, we examine the history of these and other alternative food enterprises. Using critical theory, we evaluate the promise and limitations of alternative food networks as a means of creating more sustainable and just food systems. Readings are drawn from the fields of economic geography, rural sociology, community psychology, critical theory, and public health. Case studies from the popular press serve as a basis for class discussions about the practices brought together under the umbrella of alternative food networks. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Food Studies:
Eating Identities: Food, Gender, and Race in the Media NFDS3401
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Stefani Bardin
This course examines how food-related representations establish, question, reinforce, reproduce, or overturn cultural assumptions about gender, race, and class relations. Students study the representation of food in media including advertisements, TV shows, cookbooks, travel brochures, magazines, blogs, and videos. Drawing on this critical analysis, the class identifies and discusses elements and themes connected with eating that shape the way gender and race are perceived, negotiated, and embodied in popular culture. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
Introduction to Cinema Studies NFLM2400
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Anthony Kaufman
Everyone appreciates film, but cinema studies is not merely movie appreciation. As an academic discipline, cinema studies explores the techniques filmmakers use to make meaning and the various frameworks within which viewers understand those meanings. This course offers an overview of the key concepts of cinematic communication and meaning: the shot and its relation to other shots in a sequence; the composition of shots; camera movement; editing; sound; mise-en-scène; and the relationship between form and content. These aesthetic concerns are grounded in theoretical approaches, including realism, genre, auteurs, stars and national cinemas, and methodologies based on ideology, psychoanalysis, feminism, and postmodernism. Students view and discuss a range of classic films (and excerpts from others), developing a cinematic vocabulary and the ability to read a film through critical analysis. Students are also encouraged to see and critique current first-run features in order to explore one another's reactions to today's commercial cinema. Students are required to watch one film weekly and discuss each film in the online discussion board. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
The Films of John Waters NFLM3030
Online A   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 4. $220.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Farrah Qidwai
John Waters is a wildly inventive American cult filmmaker, writer, artist, and pop culture celebrity. Waters began making films in the 1960s, but his work first received recognition from the No Wave Cinema and Cinema of Transgression movements centered in lower Manhattan in the 1970s. His films explore gender, sexuality, class, and race in America, particularly the social legacies of the sexual revolution. They are well-known for featuring counter-hegemonic personalities like Divine and Patty Hearst and were important in creating the narrative of queer subculture. Students are expected to watch one film each week outside of class: Hairspray, Cry Baby, Cecil B. Demented, and A Dirty Shame. Consideration of the films draws on critical readings in queer theory, American studies, gender studies, and film theory in order to contextualize Waters' cinematic oeuvre within the shifting terrain of postwar American sexual politics. This is one of three five-week courses on world cinema auteurs that complement one another when taken sequentially. (1 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
Surrealism in Cinema NFLM3436
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Rebecca M. Alvin
The surrealist movement in art reached its peak during the early years of filmmaking. Surrealists like Salvador Dali and Germaine Dulac saw cinema as an excellent means of exposing a mass audience to their ideas. The films that resulted from this movement are still striking today for their complexity, atypical humor, and attack on the senses. Several recent filmmakers also bring surrealist sensibilities to their work. This course looks at the work of surrealist filmmakers past and present, including Luis Buñuel, David Lynch, Germaine Dulac, and Alexandro Jodorowsky. Students are required to view films on video outside of class; the instructor will help students locate hard-to-find films. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
Film and Censorship NFLM3471
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Maya Montanez Smukler
According to filmmaker John Waters, "Bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation." Is there really such a thing as "appropriate" entertainment? Are there boundaries that should never be crossed? In the 1930s, the Hays Office, Hollywood's watchdog, declared, "Wrong entertainment lowers the whole living conditions and moral ideals of a race." But who is responsible for determining these ideals? This class considers the U.S. film industry's attempts at regulation, from the 1930s Production Code to the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s to the current ratings system. Students examine cinema's relationship with censorship and the broader notion of moral responsibility in artistic expression. Students must view assigned films on their own. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
Gender, Sexuality & Nationhood NFLM3492
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Farrah Qidwai
This course introduces the genre of popular Indian films known as Bollywood, with a focus on constructions of gender, sexuality, and national identity in the film narratives. We begin by exploring the Indian cinema of the period immediately preceding the birth of the Indian nation-state. We analyze articulations of gender and sexuality in the colonial context and then trace them discursively through the decades that follow. We treat popular cinema as a social text that illuminates changing ideas about gender roles and sexual behavior in modern India. The course is divided into four historical sections: the colonial period (1930s), the era of Nehru nationalism (1950s), the social justice era (1970s), and the commodity fetish period (2000s). (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Film Studies:
Selling Your Film NFLM3565
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Amotz Zakai
Most screenwriting classes teach the fundamentals of putting feature film ideas on paper, from the "hero's journey" to the three-act structure. This course goes a step further, teaching aspiring writers how to write a script that could actually be sold to a Hollywood studio, production company, or independent producer. Students explore the film genres whose scripts are the easiest to sell and learn how to come up with high-concept loglines and create castable characters that could attract A-level stars. The class also delves into the fine details of creating a screenplay that is attractive to buyers, discussing scene length, dialogue and exposition, situations to avoid putting your characters in, and more. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Literature:
Introduction to Literary Studies NLIT2001
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Frances Chiu
This course is designed to render the study of literary classics challenging, yet accessible-and even entertaining. We concentrate on British and American literature, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, traversing a variety of genres: the narrative poem, novel, and drama. The class opens with Shakespeare's tragic King Lear before turning to Swift's biting Augustan satire, A Modest Proposal. We proceed to explore the flowering of English Romanticism, from William Blake's seemingly iconoclastic illuminated poetry to Austen's ever popular Pride and Prejudice. After concluding our unit on British literature with Wilde's witty comedy of manners, The Importance of being Earnest, we venture across the Atlantic to examine Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables, excerpts from Walt Whitman's epic Leaves of Grass, and Zora Neale Hurston's poignant Their Eyes were Watching God. Special attention will be paid not only to the analysis of narrative strategies (e.g., plot structure, characterization, imagery, theme, setting, style, and tone) but also the practice of literary criticism. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Literature:
Middlemarch for the 21st Century NLIT2300
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Margaret Boe Birns
Middlemarch has passed the test of time; it is regarded not as a 19th-century novel but as a novel for the ages. It is a masterpiece that has been described as a treasure house of detail, one of the few English novels written for grown-ups, and the greatest novel in the English language. Middlemarch both exemplifies Victorian realism and anticipates the psychological inwardness associated with today's fiction. In this course, we examine Eliot's detailed depiction of Middlemarch, a town in the English midlands undergoing social, political, religious, and economic transformation. We explore the many plots and diverse characters in a novel that ranges from comedy to tragedy to romance to political and social commentary, with an emphasis on two main characters, an idealistic doctor and an intellectual young woman. We also hear the wise and compassionate voice of George Eliot herself as it emerges in the narrative. Required text: the Norton Critical Edition of Middlemarch. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Literature:
Authors in Exile: Nostalgia, Mourning, and Dissidence in World Literature NLIT3604
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Noelle Carruggi
We examine the work of a diverse array of literary figures whose fiction, some originally published in English and much of it in English translation, takes us to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Lebanon, Mexico, and other locales. We read these texts with a critical eye focused on a number of questions: What constitutes the center and the margins of world literature? Which works are more likely to be translated than others? How does marketability figure into the overall equation of literary worth? The reading list may include Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Shyam Selvadurai's Cinnamon Gardens, Vénus Khoury-Ghata's A House at the Edge of Tears, Mohammed Nasseehu Ali's The Prophet of Zongo Street, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's For Love of Biafra, Anouar Benmalek's Lovers of Algeria, Pura López-Colomé's No Shelter, Kenzaburo[o with macron] [O with macron]Oe's Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, and Monique Truong's The Book of Salt. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Literature:
The Bible as Literature: Historical Traditions NLIT3803
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Nicholas Birns
The body of literature written in Hebrew more than 2,000 years ago and variously called the Old Testament or the Hebrew Bible has played a pivotal role in many of the world's literary traditions. We study a selection of these writings, stressing their narrative features and the way they incarnate elemental literary forms: fable, short story, romance, proverb, and disquisition. We read Israel's traditional account of its past in Genesis (chapters 12-50) and portions of the Exodus narrative. We read of the Hebrews' settlement in Canaan in Judges, including the rousing story of Deborah and the enigmatic and tragic tales of Jephthah and Samson. We read of the torment of Job and the wise, world-weary cynicism of Ecclesiastes. Various visual resources and commentaries facilitate our quest for the meaning of these ancient texts. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Management and Business:
Introductory Finance for Management NMGT2133
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Aviva Ancona
This course introduces financial statements and concepts. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the subject. They learn how statements (profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, income, etc.) are used in the operations of for-profit and not-for profit enterprises, how enterprises of various sizes and purposes finance their growth, and how governance practices affect the financial health of companies. The importance of return on investment and the role of stock and bond markets in the finances of enterprises are emphasized. Case studies are used extensively. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Music:
Night Fever: Music and Culture of the 1970's NMUS3760
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
Register: Non-Credit    General Credit

Although the 1970s are often remembered as years of decadence and self-indulgence, numerous important and enduring musical styles emerged in this period. This class traces the musical and cultural milieu of the 1970s across genres. We consider Miles Davis' jazz-rock fusion movement, which drew accusations of selling out by jazz purists; disco fever (ABBA, Bee Gees); the roots of hip-hop (DJ Grandmaster Flash) in block parties in the Bronx; and the anti-authoritarian appeal of British punk rock (The Clash, Sex Pistols). Other forms, artists, and controversies of the 1970s are discussed along the way: German electronica (Kraftwerk), New Age (Brian Eno and Jean-Michel Jarre), World Music, rock opera (The Who and Broadway's Webber and Rice), the off-the-charts success of country (John Denver, Lynyrd Skynyrd), heavy metal (AC/DC), New York City art and music's uptown/downtown divide (Philip Glass), glam rock (David Bowie), and singer-songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel). The ability to read music is not required. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Politics:
International Law NPOL3570
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Glynn Torres-Spelliscy
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of international law. We consider basic ideas and problems involving public international law: What is the origin of international law? Is international law really law? Who is governed by international law? How are treaties interpreted? What is the relationship between international law and domestic law? We examine the interplay between international law and international politics, as well as between international human rights, humanitarian law, the use of force, and international criminal prosecutions. Case studies include the international law implications of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the confict between Israel and Hezbollah conflict. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Psychology:
Introduction to Neuropsychology NPSY3140
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Anna Elise Odom
The brain's function has been an enigma throughout history, but in the last decade, great strides have been made in this area of research. In this course, we employ the psychological perspective of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to develop an understanding of how the brain produces thought and behavior. We look at the way neural activity produces our perception of the world, our behavior, our cognition and memory, and our emotional life. We also explore how psychoactive drugs affect these processes and how neural activity produces conscious awareness and plays a role in mental illness and substance abuse. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Psychology:
Theories of Personality NPSY3401
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor to be announced
This class introduces theories of personality through readings of primary texts by major theorists. We begin by examining the groundbreaking research of Sigmund Freud and his theory of personality development and the unconscious. We then read modern Freudians, from John Bowlby and Margaret Mahler to Erik Erikson and Heinz Kohut. We look at Melanie Klein and the British Middle Group, particularly Donald Winnicott. We consider interpersonal and relational theories that stress not only the inner mind but the interactional self. We conclude with current research from feminism, sociology, and genetics. Throughout, we discuss personality as an intersection of factors including subjectivity, biological inheritance, personal history, and culture. We question the idea of a "normal" personality and study the way each theorist defines the abnormal or pathological. We also draw on cultural and clinical texts to illuminate these theories and the relevance of psychoanalysis to art and other cultural practices. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Psychology:
Media Psychology NPSY3820
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Celesti Colds Fechter
In this course, we use psychological concepts as tools with which to examine the way our experiences with media are filtered through our minds to create knowledge and construct meaning, which informs our attitudes, behaviors, and even perceptions of reality. In an exploration of developmental issues, we consider the ways in which children's interactions with media differ from those of adults, and note the importance of the medium of music for teens and young adults in particular. We look critically at media portrayals of Latinos, Muslims, Native Americans, African-Americans, gays and lesbians, women and men, the elderly, and people with physical or mental disabilities. We apply psychology in order to understand how the media covers the news and how politicians use media. We explore violence and sexual content in media in contrast to media-promoted pro-social behaviors, while also considering areas in which media standards have become less strict in recent years, such as the use of profanity, and areas in which standards have become stricter, such as overt expressions of racism and sexism. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Psychology:
Health Psychology NPSY3843
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Gina Turner
This course provides an overview of the rapidly growing field of health psychology. We examine current research to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors influence health outcomes, with a focus on chronic and life-threatening illnesses (e.g., cancer, AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, and chronic pain conditions). We explore the role of psychologists and psychological research in prevention, early detection, and adaptation to illness. Consideration is given to cultural and gender factors that influence health-related behaviors, access to and utilization of health-related resources, and health outcomes. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Social Sciences:
Global Cities in Focus: Berlin NSOS3510
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Robert von Mahs
This course examines the development of Berlin in the context of theories of global cities, emphasizing the importance of economic development, cultural and social diversity, and geopolitics in shaping metropolitan areas, past and present. We detail Berlin's rise from a small provincial town to the capital of the German Reich and the its subsequent destruction in World War II; its relative decline and stagnation as a divided city during the Cold War; and its subsequent rebirth as the German capital following reunification. We pay particular attention to the way economic and cultural forces associated with globalization have affected Berlin's recent development. There is an online collaboration with German students in Berlin, and students who complete this course have the option of taking a course in Berlin next summer to further their knowledge of the city. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Screenwriting:
Script Analysis NSRW2800
Online C   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $760.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Leslie McCleave
Whether you are a writer, a director, or a producer, an understanding of story structure and dramatic principles is essential. In-depth analysis of a screenplay's storyline, characters, dialogue, images, and theme reveals a wide range of narrative techniques and storytelling styles, from Hollywood to independent and everything in between. Students view successful films and analyze their scripts, learning how essential information is conveyed, how story elements are communicated through visual means, how dramatic momentum is built with cause and effect, and what makes a character credible and complex. Students end the term with the ability to analyze any film script and apply that knowledge to their own screenwriting. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Screenwriting:
Screenwriting 1: Fundamentals NSRW3810
Online C   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $760.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Marina Shron
This course for the beginning screenwriter introduces the tools, vocabulary, and techniques used to tell a screen story and put an original idea into outline form. Assignments illustrate basic three-act structure, economical use of dialogue, visual storytelling elements, development of complex characters, revelation of background information, and effective use of dramatic tension. Students become familiar with screenwriting terminology as scenes from well-known films are analyzed on video to reveal structural elements in the writing. By the end of the course, each student will have developed an original idea into a detailed step outline for a feature-length screenplay and written the opening scene. Prerequisite: Script Analysis. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Screenwriting:
Screenwriting 2: Writing the Screenplay NSRW3820
Online B   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $760.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Mort Scharfman
Students work on finishing the first half of a feature-length screenplay. They begin by creating a detailed outline to solidify structure and simplify the writing process. In class, writers analyze their own and one another's stories for strength of imagery, clarity of underlying ideas, and effective use of elements such as unity, tension, obstacles, exposition, foreshadowing, and cause and effect. Writing exercises help students develop unique, complex characters. Finally, students use their finished outlines to write the first 50 pages of a draft in proper screenplay format. Weekly page requirements keep them on track, while in-class reviews offer support, guidance, and direction. Prerequisite: Screenwriting 1 or permission of the instructor. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Screenwriting:
Episodics and Procedurals: Crafting the Original One-Hour Pilot NSRW3852
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $760.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Ian Grody
From period dramas like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire to fairy taleinspired procedurals like Grimm to musicals like Smash and Glee, the diversity of shows on TV today is unprecedented. The industry is always innovating and looking for fresh ideas. This course begins with a guided analysis of contemporary network and cable pilot scripts, ranging from the serialized (Breaking Bad, Big Love, Mad Men) to the procedural (Grimm, Awake, Psych). Students examine the structures, episodic breaks, and essential elements of functional origin stories. They are challenged to identify the qualities of a script that make it special to viewers. A discussion of dramatic questions explored in the course of a series or season and of unique selling points follows. Each student devises a five- to ten-page treatment or pitch document describing an idea for an original series, including character breakdowns, a pilot synopsis and brief outline of the first season, a description of episode structure (A and B stories), and a statement of theme and tone. After these have been reviewed, students go on to write the first and second acts of their original scripts. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Screenwriting:
Sitcom Writing 2: Writing a Full Script NSRW3853
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $760.00
Register: Non-Credit    General Credit    Certificate
Mort Scharfman
Modeled on a sitcom writers. room, this course is a guide to writing a draft spec script worthy of a professional writer from a half-hour comedy beat outline. Students begin by reworking a complete outline, simplifying the story, improving characters. DNA, focusing and tightening scenes, developing mood and pacing, and "punching up" dialogue from the blueprint draft. Next they write and polish their scripts. The final part of the course is an overview of the sitcom business and the current comedy series marketplace, with tips for breaking in as a writer. Prerequisite: Sitcom Writing 1 (formerly TV Sitcom Writing) or equivalent experience. Bring a complete outline for an original sitcom to the first class meeting. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Urban Studies:
Building the Modern City: The History of Urban Planning from 1850 to 1945 NURB3331
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $650.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Emily Bills
The impact of the Industrial Revolution on the rise of the modern city inspired many architects and planners to rethink how urban spaces might be shaped to provide a more egalitarian metropolitan experience. These efforts motivated reforms in living conditions, inspired new types of transportation infrastructure, and spotlighted colliding attitudes toward urban and suburban living. This course explores such issues through a survey of the major contributions to modern city planning in Europe and the United States from about 1850 to 1945, paying particular attention to widely influential projects developed by key urban thinkers. Through discussions of lectures, posted images, and assigned readings, students become familiar with topics such as Grand Manner planning, the City Beautiful and Garden City movements, Camillo Sitte's "artistic city," and the modernist strategies of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Punctuation NWRW1012
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $250.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Lisa Freedman
Second-guess yourself no more. This course provides students with a supportive structure for mastering proper punctuation. No punctuation mark is left unturned as students learn the use of commas, semicolons, apostrophes, quotation marks, em and en dashes, colons, parentheses, ellipses, question marks, and exclamation points. Each week, students write short essays in which they practice punctuation. Everyone in the class gives and receives feedback as part of the ongoing discussion. (1 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Building the Sentence NWRW1013
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 3. $250.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Noelle Kocot-Tomblin
Good writing is the sum of its verbs, and every writer who wants his or her words on the page to be taken seriously must master certain skills. In this short course, students focus on two essential components of composition that trip up even seasoned writers: verb use and syntax. Exercises illustrate the correct use of the past and future tenses and the conditional as well as common mistakes in subject-verb agreement. The class then addresses the rules of English syntax, or word order. Students practice these skills in short original pieces that are workshopped in class. (1 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Style and Effectiveness NWRW1014
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. April 14. $250.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Noelle Kocot-Tomblin
It's how you say it. In this short course, students consider the elements that work together to create stylish and effective prose, by dissecting the choices every writer makes that add up to style. The class reads examples of effective prose by best-selling authors, including Toni Cade Bambara, Garrett Hongo, and Amy Tan, and then write short pieces inspired by the readings and workshop them in class. This course offers a supportive environment in which to think critically about and strengthen your unique writing style. (1 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Academic Writing NWRW1104
Online B   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Margaret Stanek Fiore
Writing well is essential to success in college. This course teaches students the foundations of academic writing: the nature of research; the skills of criticism, analysis, and argumentation; the process of revision; and the basics of correct grammar and American English usage. Note: Students for whom English is a foreign language should take ESL Academic Writing instead of this course. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Beginning Poetry Workshop NWRW2203
Online B   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Richard Tayson
"A poem," said William Carlos Williams, "is a small (or large) machine made of words--efficient, with no unnecessary parts, doing important work." In this workshop, students learn how to build verse, from the individual word through lines and stanzas to the finished, polished poem. Poetic inspiration is explored: what activities can summon it and how to use it when it happens. Writing exercises help students practice basic elements of the craft, such as line breaks, voice, and openings and closings. Students read a variety of modern and contemporary poets, selected according to the interests and needs of the class. In every class meeting, students' poems are read and discussed to clarify their strengths and develop students' understanding of the process of revision. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Introduction to Fiction NWRW2301
Online B   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Jessie Sholl
This course is intended to encourage and guide students who are starting to explore the many creative possibilities fiction affords. Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and discussions, we consider character development, dialogue, point of view, and significant detail. Attention is also paid to recognizing good ideas, developing stories, finding the best structure, and honing one's own unique voice. The majority of class time is spent reviewing projects by students, which are workshopped on a weekly basis. Readings include works by Rick Moody, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tim O'Brien, Lorrie Moore, and Michael Cunningham. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Beginning the Novel NWRW2304
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Catherine Texier
In a relaxed and supportive but intellectually rigorous atmosphere, this beginner's course explores the delicate alchemy that produces excellent fiction. In our attempt to pinpoint exactly why we feel certain works are successful, we scrutinize character, tone, point of view, setting, plot, and dialogue, with a focus on the metaphor as a resonant thematic pattern. Close attention is paid to craft, to the necessary artifice behind the art of fiction. The course is taught as an interactive workshop: Students submit chapters from their novels-in-progress for group assessment. Most sessions include a topic presentation and a discussion of assigned readings. Ultimately, students must internalize the skills they learn until those skills become second nature. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction NWRW2401
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Liz Mechem
This workshop is for serious beginners as well as more experienced writers who want to delve into the still-evolving genre of creative nonfiction, which includes personal essay, memoir, documentary, and literary journalism. Through in-class writing and weekly assignments, students develop the skills to build a narrative frame around real-life events and situations. Student work is read and discussed in class. Readings from both The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present, edited by Phillip Lopate, and Vivian Gornick's The Situation and the Story guide our considerations of the choices made by James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Natalie Ginzburg, Walter Benjamin, and other masters. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Journalism Basics NWRW2601
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Richard M. Huff
Writing a well-structured, high-quality newspaper or magazine story is not easy. Students interested in journalism are challenged to write clear, evocative, and compelling prose with exercises, assignments and deadlines, specific tips, and plenty of encouragement. Students examine contemporary newspaper and magazine writing, including current stories in the New York Times, Newsday, and the Washington Post, as well as a variety of Pulitzer Prizewinning pieces. Magazines and newspapers that depend heavily on freelance contributors are discussed. A portion of each class is devoted to the study of language, with discussions of grammar, style, and usage designed to help students learn to write simple, elegant, and jargon-free prose. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Fiction Writing: Memory, Imagination, Desire NWRW3308
Online B   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Robert G. Dunn
Fiction, though we write it to share with the world, comes from a place within us that is a private, interior alembic in which memory and imagination, heated by desire, mix. This course helps students discover this special place and the voices that arise from it and learn how to draw these voices into a well-written story. We ponder the essential mystery of putting words on paper--how to discover material, conquer initial confusion or lack of confidence, and proceed with discipline. Basics are stressed--character, story, point of view, voice, style--as well as rhythm, pacing, psychological subtlety, development, imagery, color, tone, and the power of what's not stated but is nonetheless made clear. We discuss one another's original stories as well as classics by Chekhov, Joyce, and others. Assignments are given to students who need a gentle goad. Each story is individually critiqued by the instructor, and marketing advice is given. Professional writers and editors occasionally join our discussions. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Intermediate Fiction Workshop NWRW3338
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Instructor to be announced
This workshop is designed for students who have writing experience or life experience that puts them beyond the beginner level. Class exercises develop writing skills and broaden students' awareness of creative possibilities. Readings on structure and technique by Madison Smartt Bell and Joyce Carol Oates offer a guide for thinking and discussions. Selected works by contemporary authors, coupled with interviews from the Paris Review, encourage students to explore influences and techniques. Student writing is workshopped throughout, enabling students to develop their own understanding of what it means to write fiction. Confidence and ability go hand in hand, and this course is designed to give students the resources and stamina that they need to mature as writers. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
The Experimental Essay NWRW3520
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Robert Lopez
The experimental essay trespasses on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It evolves from trials, impulses, longings, and risksoften culminating in a form that is both surprising and inventive. It is a genre in which, as Emerson says, "everything is admissible, philosophy, ethics, divinity, criticism, poetry, humor, fun, mimicry, anecdotes, jokes, ventriloquism." We read a variety of experimental essays, spanning different time periods and cultures. Paying close attention to form as well as content, we study contemporary essayists including Susan Sontag, Anne Carson, Joe Wenderoth, and Annie Dillard. We also delve into the history of the essay by reading Seneca, Sei Shonagon, Montaigne, Pessoa, Barthes, and others. Students write several experimental essays of their own, which are read and discussed in class. We also talk about experimental essays in the context of current literary publishing. Our aim is to discover how, because of its ability to engage with and mimic a variety of forms and genres, the essay is the most radical, experimental, comprehensive, and inventive, as well as the most forgiving, of literary genres. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Writing and Reporting for the Web NWRW3691
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Matthew P. Melucci
Print media is on the decline and may well be on the way out, but readers continue to flock to the Internet to get their fill of media. What does this mean for aspiring journalists and authors? How can they prepare for the brave new world of Web reporting, blogging, and multimedia journalism and remain true to their dreams of creating great nonfiction writing? The simple truths of communicating are the same in any medium. Students practice narrative style, interviewing techniques, and anecdotal reporting. Regular exercises help them discover the Internet as a vehicle for sharing prose in powerful new ways. Topics include blogs, user-generated journalism, rich media, and the changing face of newspapers and magazines online. Students work in groups throughout the term, editing one another's work and analyzing assigned readings from some of the best online sources around. All students are expected to complete one major piece of online writing by the end of the course. (3 credits)

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The New School for Public Engagement >> Writing Program:
Playwriting NWRW3702
Online A   15 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $730.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Robert S. Montgomery
An introduction to the basics of drama, including story, character, conflict, scene construction, and overall plotting. Students also consider issues such as drama as metaphor, realities of staging, and production problems. The course is geared to the theatrical experience of each student, with readings and writing exercises suggested when appropriate. Feedback from classmates approximates an audience experience, and the instructor provides detailed responses to all work submitted. Students should expect to complete at least 20 pages of script by the end of the course. (3 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Illustrator Basics PCDD0502
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $349.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Greg Lovinski
Limited to 16. Learn the fundamentals of this powerful illustration and graphic design program. Draw and design using the basic tools and features. Create curves, lines, and shapes to make objects. Manipulate, copy, color, and arrange your objects into final artwork. Prerequisite: Mac Basics, or equivalent. Online students must have Illustrator CS or higher (Mac or Windows platform). (1 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Photoshop Basics PCDD0503
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $349.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Greg Lovinski
Limited to 16. Learn the fundamentals of this digital image manipulation software application. Acquaint yourself with the intuitive interface, features and tools. Customize palettes, control layers, tweak scans, and master selections to create the look you want.Prerequisite: Mac Basics or equivalent. Online students must have Photoshop CS or higher (Mac or Windows platform). (1 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Web Design Basics PCDD0510
Online B   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $349.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
David Arcos
Limited to 16. Create a Web presence using the basic structure of HTML5. Learn the basic rules of CSS3 and how to format text, optimize images, embed video and sound, create hyperlinks, and develop effective interface design and navigation. Aspects of web technology, such as hosting, domains, self-promotion, and content management systems (CMS) are discussed. Prerequisite: Mac Basics, Photoshop Basics, or equivalent experience. (1 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Web Design PCDD1100
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Sally Herships
Limited to 16. Students learn how to hand-code Web pages with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. They discuss and master the elements of good Web design, the basics of user interface, and recommended standards. Toward the conclusion of the course, each student designs a cohesive website. Prerequisite: Mac Basics, or equivalent experience. Online class requires (free online) code editors such as TextWrangler for Mac or Notepad++ for PC. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
WordPress Basics PCDD1300
Online A   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $349.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
David Marcinkowski
Limited to 16. WordPress Basics is an introduction to this powerful open-source content management system. Learn how to implement and customize this system in order to create dynamic websites. Students are introduced to the basics of CSS, HTML and Javascript. (1 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Digital Imaging with Photoshop I PCDD1402
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Alisa Evdokimov
Limited to 16. Acquire a working knowledge of this industry-standard software used for print, Web pages, animation, presentation, video production, and enhancement of traditional and digital photography. Explore scanning and color correction, tools and layers for image compositing, elemental retouching, and type treatments. Prerequisite: Mac Basics, Photoshop Basics or equivalent. Online students must have Photoshop CS or higher (Mac or Windows platform). (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Digital Graphics with Illustrator I PCDD1404
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Stuart Rentzler
Limited to 16. This course is for the design student who needs a comprehensive and intensive introduction to Illustrator. Learn to draw, delineate, and design electronically with this standard vector-based illustration and graphic design program. Create curves, lines, and shapes to make objects that can be colored, manipulated, moved, duplicated, scaled, and rotated, generating smooth-lined, clean, scalable graphics or artwork for both print and the Web. Use this course to make Illustrator an important part of your digital graphics toolkit. Prerequisite: Mac Basics, Illustrator Basics or equivalent. Online students must have Illustrator CS or higher (Mac or Windows platform) (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Digital Design:
Adobe InDesign PCDD1450
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Andrea Cohn
Limited to 16. In this class, students explore the fundamentals of InDesign, including all aspects of the page-layout process. Importing, creating type, and working with imagery are covered extensively. Production shortcuts for print, PDF, and the Web are discussed. Online students must have InDesign CS or higher (Mac or Windows platform). (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fine Art and Foundation:
Color Theory PCFA1100
Online D   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Daniel McDonald
Limited to 16. Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and how color solves spatial problems. Look at color harmony and how color interacts, as well as qualities and possible combinations. Online students must have access to a scanner. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fine Art and Foundation:
Color Theory PCFA1100
Online E   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Daniel McDonald
Limited to 16. Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and how color solves spatial problems. Look at color harmony and how color interacts, as well as qualities and possible combinations. Online students must have access to a scanner. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
The Medium of Fashion: Textiles, Structure and Surface PCFD1270
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Tiffany Webber
Limited to 16. A practical exploration of the materials, elements and techniques used in the modern apparel and fashion industry, including: natural and man-made fibers, yarns, textile structures such as knits and woven fabrics, garment structure, practical as well as decorative trims, along with surface design (printing, dyeing and embellishment). Course is geared to students of fashion design or design professionals interested in understanding the .how. as well as the .why. of textiles and components in the design and manufacture of apparel and accessories. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Fashion History: 19th-21st Century PCFD1802
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Beth Dincuff
Limited to 16.Students will be introduced to western fashion from the middle of the nineteenth century through the present day. Emphasis will be on broader thematic considerations including: the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does); its relationship to modernity; production and consumption; art; globalization and customization; and identity and the body. Attention will be given to key designers, events and movements, which are discussed in relation to these broader themes, including Worth and Westwood, the department store and dress reform, post-modernism and anti-fashion. Students will be graded on weekly participation, a midterm exam and a final project. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Fashion Trends PCFD1820
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Patrick Hughes
Limited to 16. What is the fashion news? This course examines significant cultural phenomenon that shape the new sensibilities in fashion. Among the components of the historically based slide lectures are the themes of revolution, music, cosmopolitanism, film, dissemination of couture, memory and the ensuing acquisition of the look. Further, this class incorporates roundtable discussions and viewings of current collection showings from the world.s fashion capitals. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Fashion Entrepreneurship PCFD1840
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Donna Berger
Limited to 18. Students aiming to become fashion entrepreneurs gain the skills needed to conceive of, finance, open, and operate a successful fashion business. Through collaborative research and hands-on practice, students learn how to open a business and navigate the complexities of working in teams. Students learn to create business models and structure legal business organizations and explore the details of financing and insurance. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Consumer Behavior PCFD1855
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Marie Johnson
Limited to 16. Today's competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer- psychographics and demographics- and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Consumer Behavior PCFD1855
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Marie Johnson
Limited to 16. Today's competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer- psychographics and demographics- and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Fashion Merchandising PCFD1860
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Joan Duncan
Limited to 16. Study the fundamentals of merchandising-market research, planning and control, product development, promotion and presentation. Analyze case studies outlining strategies used by manufacturers and retailers. Study the impact of consumer behavior and how it leads to forecasting, and the importance of "global merchandising." (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Fashion Merchandising PCFD1860
Online C   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Joan Duncan
Limited to 16. Study the fundamentals of merchandising-market research, planning and control, product development, promotion and presentation. Analyze case studies outlining strategies used by manufacturers and retailers. Study the impact of consumer behavior and how it leads to forecasting, and the importance of "global merchandising." (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Retail Buying PCFD1871
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Lori Bae
Limited to 16. Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and all manufacturer's accounts representatives. Topics include open to buys, cumulative markup, shortages, vendor analysis, to stock sales. Students learn to buy or communicate with buyers on their level and complete practical and realistic assignments. Bring a calculator to the first class. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Retail Buying PCFD1871
Online C   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
TBA TBA
Limited to 16. Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and all manufacturer's accounts representatives. Topics include open to buys, cumulative markup, shortages, vendor analysis, to stock sales. Students learn to buy or communicate with buyers on their level and complete practical and realistic assignments. Bring a calculator to the first class. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Online Retailing PCFD1875
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Joshua Williams
Limited to 16. This course introduces students to the online retailing environment and examines a variety of retail models, from the multichannel strategies of large retailers to small niche concepts. Students learn the retail terminology of the online fashion marketplace and compare Web and traditional brick-and-mortar or catalog retail formats. Special attention is paid to online consumers' unique shopping habits, preferences, and responses to incentives. This course also examines methods of retail promotion in an interactive online environment and the importance of social media and user-generated content. Students develop a theoretical and practical understanding of online retail store design and ways to build profitable customer relationships. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Online Retailing PCFD1875
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Joshua Williams
Limited to 16. This course introduces students to the online retailing environment and examines a variety of retail models, from the multichannel strategies of large retailers to small niche concepts. Students learn the retail terminology of the online fashion marketplace and compare Web and traditional brick-and-mortar or catalog retail formats. Special attention is paid to online consumers' unique shopping habits, preferences, and responses to incentives. This course also examines methods of retail promotion in an interactive online environment and the importance of social media and user-generated content. Students develop a theoretical and practical understanding of online retail store design and ways to build profitable customer relationships. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Fashion Design and Fashion Business:
Marketing in a Global Environment PCFD1880
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Jeanine Polizzi
Limited to 16. This course provides students with a foundation in fashion marketing strategy within a global context. Students learn marketing terminology and concepts through analysis of target markets, the global marketplace, branding communication and the development of integrated marketing programs within the fashion industry. Students investigate the theoretical and practical underpinnings of marketing design and how to build profitable customer relationships. The class examines the process of product planning, pricing, promotion and distribution are examined with focus on global resources, opportunities and threats. Students examine the role of marketing in a global business organization and learn the components of a formal marketing plan, and gain a strategic skill set related to marketing management, financial analysis, developing markets and innovative problem solving. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Graphic Design:
Typography I PCGA1001
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
TBA TBA
Limited to 16. A thorough understanding of typographic concepts and methods is essential for anyone who wants to communicate visually. We.ll study the evolution of the alphabet, the history of typography, and typographic style (with an emphasis on 20th century type design and application). Through a series of hands-on class projects, you.ll learn how to how to use type effectively and expressively, appreciate the difference between legibility and readability, and develop a discerning eye. We.ll also gauge the impact of technology on type design, discuss the relationship between typographic and graphic style, and study the work of typographic innovators. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Graphic Design:
Graphic Design I PCGA1005
Online C   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Alisa Evdokimov
Limited to 16. Learn design fundamentals and concept developmnt as they relate to typography, composition, and color. Discover what makes the difference between ordinary images and powerful, effective graphics. Strengthen your design communication skills, and develop your style and vision as you transform your concepts into finished designs. Online section requires access to a scanner. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Graphic Design:
Brand Identity PCGA1207
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Gigi Polo
Limited to 16. Brand identity is much more than logo design- it is the visual representation of a brand to communicate the company mission, vision and culture. Students will envision a product or service and develop a comprehensive brand strategy that will include research, marketing analysis and design. Following the step-by-step design process, students will create several pieces including an infograph to present findings, a 3-D prototype, a logo design with applications (stationery, collaterals, etc), promotional pieces, advertising, and a manual about how to develop brand identity. All work builds towards a final presentation, at which students pitch their products. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics and Illustrator Basics, or the equivalent. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Graphic Design:
Graphic Design History PCGA1900
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Anna Daley
Limited to 16. This course covers the history of graphic design from the mid-19th century through the digital revolution. Influential movements are examined, including arts and crafts, art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, Neue Grafik, and DIY Punk. Students explore the evolution of the discipline from typesetting to lithography to digital design and investigate the relationship of the discipline to propaganda, advertising, corporate branding, and social networking. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Graphic Design:
Business Basics: Entrepreneurship PCGA2021
Online A   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $349.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Linda Saint Marc
Limited to 16. In the current economic climate, as companies downsize, you may want to consider becoming your own boss. Use the key steps and techniques of business thinking to define, test and present your concept like a pro. Develop an understanding of strategy, competition, market research and analysis. Lessons, which will build on one another, cover the skills needed to prepare a winning business plan. Assignments help you apply these skills to realistic situations, including your own. No previous business experience is required. (1 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Interior Design and Architecture Studies:
Basic Interior Space Planning PCID1001
Online D   12 weeks. *******, beg. January 27. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Anshu Bangia
Limited to 16. This is an introduction to planning interior spaces for students without drafting skills. Learn what it means to be an interior designer and the conceptual approaches that solve interior design problems. Through sessions on color, scale and proportion, lighting, furniture arrangement, floor and wall treatments, and client psychology, conceptualize and plan creative solutions for interior spaces. Cover free-hand drawing of floor plans. Complete one interior design project from beginning concept through a finished visual and verbal presentation. Learn about use of equipment, tools and scale drawings. No previous experience in interior design is necessary. Online section requires access to a scanner. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Interior Design and Architecture Studies:
Basic Interior Space Planning PCID1001
Online E   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
Julian Von der Schulenburg
Limited to 16. This is an introduction to planning interior spaces for students without drafting skills. Learn what it means to be an interior designer and the conceptual approaches that solve interior design problems. Through sessions on color, scale and proportion, lighting, furniture arrangement, floor and wall treatments, and client psychology, conceptualize and plan creative solutions for interior spaces. Cover free-hand drawing of floor plans. Complete one interior design project from beginning concept through a finished visual and verbal presentation. Learn about use of equipment, tools and scale drawings. No previous experience in interior design is necessary. Online section requires access to a scanner. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Interior Design and Architecture Studies:
Art and Design Business Basics PCID1320
Online A   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
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Stephen Ang
Limited to 16. Students are introduced to the basics of studio management and learn to assess their creative and technical strengths including negotiation, mind mapping and networking with colleagues and professionals. The online exchange will involve research and exercises that focus on radiant thinking, office management, professional portfolio/web presentation and strong presentation skills. Weekly assignments are supplemented with critiques, examples of design portfolios, and links to pertinent business articles and resources. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Interior Design and Architecture Studies:
Decorative Arts after 1800 PCID1801
Online B   9 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $699.00
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Erica Forester
Limited to 16. After World War II, the decorative arts reflected the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the social and economic changes it gave rise to. Students investigate furniture, ceramics, metalwork, and textiles of the modern era. Subjects include the arts and crafts movement, art nouveau, art deco, the Bauhaus, the Victorian era in the United States and England, 19th century revival styles in architecture and the decorative arts, functionalism, and the relationship between design and technology. (2 credits)

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Parsons The New School for Design Continuing Education >> Interior Design and Architecture Studies:
Art Deco PCID1820
Online A   5 weeks. *******, beg. March 10. $349.00
Register: Non-Credit    Certificate
Erica Forester
Limited to 16. Art Deco is widely considered as the most exciting decorative style of the 20th century. In this course, students explore the development of art deco between 1910 and 1940, from its high-style origins in Paris to its streamlined modern interpretation in the United States. They examine the use of art deco in architecture, interiors, furniture, and the decorative arts. Analyze the work of notable designers from Ruhlmann to Deskey. They learn about the value of art deco furniture and decorative objects in the marketplace today. (1 credits)

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