Dr. Isaac: Civil Rights Movement in Nashville

February 24, 2011

Dr. Larry Isaac, a distinguished Sociologist from Vanderbilt University, will give a talk entitled “The Special Place of Nashville in the Southern Civil Rights Movement” on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Flagler College Student Center Gamache-Koger Theater, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.

Isaac’s research connects directly to the historical and contemporary struggles for justice in St. Augustine. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Jennette at KJennette@flagler.edu or (352) 634-1848, or Casey Welch at cwelch@flagler.edu or (904) 826-8544.

If you are in need of ADA accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco, (904) 819-6460, or efrancisco@flagler.edu .

This event is co-sponsored by Flagler College’s Social Sciences Club and Human Rights Advocates Club, and it is funded by a competitive Southern Sociological Society grant awarded to the Social Sciences Club and additional contributions from Flagler College’s Academic Affairs.

Student Videos from ‘Teaching, Writing, Reflecting’ Cluster — Fall 2010

December 14, 2010

Instructors Tina Baker, Lisa Baird, Sandy Davis and Blake Pridgen worked with Ignite students to produce documentaries for a cluster titled “Teaching, Writing, Reflecting: Documenting the History of the Teaching Tradition.”

“Post-Katrina Education Reform in New Orleans,” by Shelby Thompson, Megan Plouffe, Steve Mancini and Effie Mantzouranis

“Exceptional Student Education,” by Mariah Courter, Megan Richards, Colleen Curtan and Vicky Anthony

“Low, Middle,and High Income Districts and the Effects on Education,” by Katie Brady, Arielle Boches and Erin Foley

“Deaf Education,” by Kylee Stafford and Amanda Dougherty

Cluster 10A: Patronage & Power

August 27, 2010

For General Education: Creative Expression, 3 credits / Western History, 3 credits
For History Majors / Art History Minors

This course cluster examines patronage and power as expressed in art and Western civilization from the 17th century to the present. The religious conflicts as well as the huge political and economic upheavals during this period in Europe were catalysts for the transformation that resulted in our modern world. We can see in the visual arts a kind of documentary illustration of everything from the fall of kings and the empowerment of the lower classes to the changes in attitudes toward children and non-Europeans.

Faculty

Wayne Riggs
Assistant Professor, History

Catherine McFarland
Instructor, Art History

Blake Pridgen
Research & Instruction Librarian

Courses

  • ART252: Art History II (WI)
  • HIS102: Western Civ II (W)

WI = Writing Intensive

Cluster 9A: U.S. Politics & the Power of Dissent: Using Your Voice to Rethink Democracy

August 27, 2010

For General Education: Speech Communication core requirement / Ways of Knowing, 3 credits
For Political Science / Communication Majors

This cluster will collaboratively study politics in the United States by engaging students in discussions and presentations on government actors, current affairs and political controversies. In a world that is inescapably political, we must understand both how our government system works and how we can work ethically within it. By learning how to effectively articulate personal views while also listening and learning from the views of others, students will be better prepared to help build and contribute to a responsible, informed and democratic community.

Faculty

Kristine Warrenburg
Assistant Professor, Communication

Christopher Sarver
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Jack Daniels
Research & Instruction Librarian

Courses

  • POS221: Politics in the United States (WI)
  • COM101: Speech Communication

WI = Writing Intensive

Cluster 8A: Fear of Differences: Using Social Science to Understand Why We Are Afraid

August 27, 2010

For General Education: Ways of Knowing, 6 credits
For Sociology / Psychology Majors

This cluster will combine the disciplines of sociology and psychology to examine the culture of fear through the lens of social science. Various fears will be investigated to understand why we may be afraid of things, especially social and psychological differences, including cultural, racial, religious, economic, life style and others. Opportunities for exposure to such differences will be presented.

Faculty

Casey Welch
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Erin Hightower
Instructor, Psychology

Mike Gallen
Research & Instruction Librarian

Courses

  • PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC101: Introductory Sociology

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