State offers special lecture course
Faculty panels will discuss campaigns, major issues on Wednesday evenings Aug. 30 - Dec. 6
SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2006 -- Faculty experts at San Francisco State University will discuss a wide range of issues relating to the past, present and future of California -- including the state's upcoming gubernatorial and U.S. congressional elections -- on Wednesday evenings this fall beginning Aug. 30, in front of an audience of about 100 students and other community members.
The unique two-unit course, "California: The Promise vs. the Reality in the 2006 Election," is a lecture series designed to help the campus community and the public better understand elections, political campaigns and campaign issues. The course will explore the present-day realities of the "California Dream" and the future of the state in a national and global context.
Joel Kassiola, dean of SF State's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, moderates the course and all lectures. Kathy Johnson, coordinator of special projects for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Kassiola serve as facilitators.
The class will be held 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6 in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 of the Humanities building, at SF State. The SF State campus is located at 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue) in San Francisco.
On Election Night -- Tuesday, Nov. 7 -- the class will meet in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center for a special session in which the class will watch election returns on television, and faculty will provide real-time analysis.
Members of the general public and the media are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Kassiola has offered a lecture-style class to students and the general public. Last fall's course focused on "Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class, Gender, Disability, and Sexuality at Home and Abroad." In fall 2004 the course focused on the presidential race.
Graded on a credit/no-credit basis, the course can also be taken by non-SF State students through the College of Extended Learning at a reduced price of $150. For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu.
SF State is the only master's-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The University enrolls about 29,000 students each year and graduates about 7,000 annually. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields - from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communication arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies - the University's more than 150,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.
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