Spring 2024 Courses

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Issues in Medical Ethics

This class will blend interdisciplinary scholarship on bioethics with an applied perspective on ethical decision-making in the clinical setting.

Instructor: Elizabeth Reis
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Macaulay
Wednesdays, 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM at Hospital

Detecting Bullshit in the Modern Age

Practice finding senseless claims and analyze what makes them bullshit.

Instructor: Kelly O’Donnell
Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Pilgrimage Culture

This course will explore the meaning and significance of the transformational travel of pilgrimage.

Instructor: Karen Shelby
Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Food, Power, and Identity in America

Instructor: Zohra Saed
Fridays, 2:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Science & Scientists on Screen

Instructor: Emily Rice
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Exploring W.E.B. Du Bois Sociological Approach

This interdisciplinary course takes us on a journey through Du Bois life’s work.

Instructor: Allen Hillery
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 6:40 PM

1968: A Global History

This class will look at a single year, 1968, to meditate on social justice and all of the ways in which societies try to change when confronted by evidence that old assumptions are no longer working. Can we see distant ancestors of recent protests (Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and electoral dysfunction) in the problems of another era?

Instructor: Ted Widmer
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Digital Media Production: Theory and Practice

Become a Producer! This 3 credit class will work with Robert Small and serve as the marketing and production team for the upcoming 2024 CUNY Film Festival. Create online stories and content to connect with both filmmakers and a wider audience.

Instructor: Kyle Hittmeier
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Offered by Lehman College, meets at Macaulay

Rebel Women! Artists, Writers, and Musicians from Hispanoamerica

An extraordinary array of powerful and vocal women, who come from wildly different times, places, backgrounds, and cultures. All the readings will be in English translation.

Instructor: Carmen Boullosa
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Macaulay Springboard

An opportunity for seniors to create a springboard—an open-ended project that builds on knowledge acquired and opens possibilities for ongoing learning.

Instructors: McBride, Brundage, Reis, Saed
Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM

Seminar 2: The People of New York

This course will study the history and continuing impact of immigration upon New York City.

Instructor: Edward (Ted) Widmer
Wednesdays 10 AM – 12:40 PM


Seminar 4: Planning the Future of New York

An exploration of public services and policy creation.

Instructor: Logan McBride
Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 2:40 PM