ECG 100 Courses
ECG 200 Courses
ECG 300 Courses
ECG 100 A- Peace and Non-Violence ECG 100 is the first in a series of courses that students take each year they are at Cabrini College. ECG 100 A explores the themes of peace and nonviolence by examining the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and other notable peace theorists. Students will consider how as engaged citizens we can work to promote peace and nonviolence.
ECG 100 B - Impact of Witnessing DV on Children
Domestic Violence is a serious and widespread problem that affects all economic, educational, social, geographic, racial, ethnic, and regional groups. Studies estimate that between 3.3 million and 10 million children in the United States witness violence in their own homes each year (Straus, 1992; Fantuzzo & Mohr, 1999; Haeseler, 2006; Edelson, 1999) With a knowledge of these statistics it is easy to understand why many children come to school frightened, angry, afraid, lonely, confused, ashamed, unprepared to learn, and emotionally unstable because of witnessing family violence in the home. Trauma can undermine children’s ability to learn, children will have difficulty forming healthy relationships and they will have difficulty functioning appropriately in the classrooms. This course examines the impact witnessing domestic violence can have on children and the strategies a teacher, social worker, counselor, and other school personnel will need to have in order to work with these children effectively. ECG 100 C - The Immigrant StoryIn this course students will be introduced to hemispheric justice issues, with a focus on migration and human rights. The course content (texts, readings, films, discussion, a service project) will provide a context through which students understand and feel ways we are connected politically, socially, economically, and culturally with our hemispheric neighbors. In this seminar, we will have the opportunity to reflect upon our own worldviews—our understanding not only of where we come from and who we are but also of what we can become. At the heart of this course, then, stands the notion of transformation: of ourselves and others.
ECG 100 D - Hip-Hop: A Language of Social JusticeIn this course we explore how our own lives and the music we listen to converge or diverge with social justice. We begin with what’s familiar to us by reflecting upon the assumptions what hip hop is, what social justice is and how that impacts how we view ourselves as advocates of and for social justice. Throughout the course we interrogate our words and the words of others as integral texts for growth. Participants use hip-hop as a means to engage in real issues that are taking place in their lives, communities and society to confront causes of oppression rather than allowing themselves to be silent observers of a system that seems to be set up to ensure failure for many of its people.
ECG 100 E - Mental Health & Society: Stigma & BiasThis writing intensive course will examine the history and philosophy of mental illness in America beginning with deinstitutionalization in the 1960s and 1970s. A primary focus of the course will be to investigate the many ways in which psychiatric diagnoses have been used to control and disempower different populations (e.g., schizophrenia diagnoses during the civil rights movement) throughout history. We will also consider the stigma and biases associated with psychiatric diagnoses in contemporary American culture and how it impacts the availability of care as well as one’s willingness to receive care for a host of diagnoses, including learning disabilities and depression among college students. Students will be challenged to think critically and creatively about how our society can better respond to the mental health needs of our population.ECG 100 G - Fall Out IV: Dystopic FictionsThis course will provide students with frameworks for exploring self, other, and how to make sense of or “negotiate” diverse worlds. While playing off of the hugely popular Fallout video game series, this course uses Marshall Ganz’s Dialogue model, Catholic Social Teaching, and theoretical frameworks to analyze dystopic texts. Ideas of self-identity and self-understanding will be approached through the critical lens of Gloria Anzaldúa’s chapter “La Conciencia de la Mestiza,” which serve as both content and explanatory models for examining ideas of ‘self’ and ‘other’. By building on dialogue models students will develop in self-understanding; identify and interrogate their views of their places in various societies and communities; and explore their role as engage citizens of various polities. ECG 100 H - Coming to America - 3creditsIn the spirit of Mother Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, this writing intensive course explores the struggles of American immigrants and investigates how the influx of new cultures, languages and backgrounds impact our future together. This course is designed to offer opportunities to engage with various resources in a quest for the understanding of immigration through various viewpoints. Students will study history, current events and relevant laws pertaining to immigration. Through this coursework students will write critical essays, participate in co-curricular activities, and engage in constructive conversation on immigration and what it means to be an “American.” Students will have an opportunity to meet and hear from immigrants on why they made the choice to leave their homes and journey to the United States. The first half of the course will focus on the history of immigration in the United States, with each class period focusing on different immigrant groups, including discussion of reasons for immigration, employment, settlement patterns, ethnicity and integration, and particular challenges faced. The second half of the course will focus on current policy and social issues relating to immigration.ECG 100 I - English with an AccentAmerica has always been a nation characterized by ethnic and linguistic diversity. Our First Amendment clearly established “Freedom of religion, speech, and the press…” Americans are a representation of the world, and the history of our country has been to affirm that diversity through these constitutional rights. Our diversity is one of our nation’s greatest gifts and assets. However, due to the communities that we live in and the activities that we pursue on a daily basis, many of us are not aware of the incredible diversity that surrounds us. One of the purposes of this class is to learn about the widespread diversity of our nation, its importance to our culture, and the ways in which we can encourage open-minded thinking when dealing with people of other nations, races, cultures, beliefs, and languages. This course is designed to help you become a more curious individual, one who actively interrogates private assumptions to learn more about your place in--and responsibilities to--the world. In addition to developing your understanding of issues of social justice, this course aims to improve your proficiency as college-level writers.ECG 100 J - Engagements with the Common GoodThis writing-intensive course will explore the creation, dynamics and social impact of community. Students will begin by considering themselves as individuals and examining how their socio-cultural positions, aptitudes, and interests position them within various communities and provide them with opportunities to actively engage with new communities. Next, students will analyze existing communities with an aim to understand the common needs and/or goals that link members of this community, the diverse roles and contributions of individuals in satisfying needs or attaining goals, and challenges to needs/goals that stem from both within and outside of the communities. Finally, students will work together to create their own network of communities, applying the principles of individuation, collaboration, and advocacy in an effort to realize social justice and positive change.
ECG 200 A - Bridges to Swaziland
ECG 200 B - Hip Hop: Words in Action ECG 200 C - Race, Gender, Youth Empowerment
ECG 300 ECG 300 C - Hands-On Justice It will use multi-media presentations in most lectures. It will make each one of us to touch and reflect deeply about who we are; our pains and our hopes.
It will enable us to analyze and critique few of the glaring injustices in the world today, such as Global (including domestic) Oppression against Women, Personal and Corporate Greed, and/or Slavery of Resident Illegal Aliens. It will enable us to move beyond the paralysis of anger and despair to concrete action.
It will enable us to use logic of coolest mind with warmest heart towards justicemaking. This class is for those students who want to be real. This class is for those students who want to make a difference in the world today. This class is for those students who strive to live their lives to the fullest!
ECG 300 D - Northern Ireland: Post Conflict
This course will focus on the evolution of Ireland from the early 1900s to the present day. It will look at British influence as it relates to the formation of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
This course will also focus on the socio-cultural problems that exist between Catholics and Protestants in the North due to the separation and look at the peace process and the path forward as it relates to restorative justice.
ECG 300 E - Dating and Domestic ViolenceStudents in this course will learn about Dating and Domestic Violence while becoming provisionally certified by Laurel House and the PCADV as a crisis counselor.
At the same time, students will conduct research in local communities to assist efforts to eradicate domestic violence through education and prevention.