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Faculty
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jean amaral
Title
associate professor + open knowledge librarian
Pronouns
she, her, hers
Office Location
S410D
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Department
Library

Courses

Language Race and Ethnicity in the U.S and its Territories

Language Race and Ethnicity in the U.S and its Territories

This course explores historical, cultural, and theoretical perspectives on the relationship between language, race, and ethnicity in the United States and its territories. It examines how language is understood to reflect, reproduce, and/or challenge and defy racial and ethnic boundaries, and how ideas about race and ethnicity influence the ways in which people use and construe language. It covers topics such as racialization and racism, ethnicization, notions of authenticity, repertoire, codeswitching and style shifting, linguistic mocking and linguistic racism, language ideology, and identity formation. This course will examine language varieties such as Black American English and its cross-racial uses by other groups, Chicano English and Spanglish, Asian American English, Hawaiian English, and American Indian English.

MES 160 | World History of Animation | Course Hub

MES 160 | World History of Animation | Course Hub

World History of Animation introduces students to seminal works of animation across time and cultures. The course discusses the evolution of the art form through the lens of technical innovations, socio-political contexts, and aesthetic movements. Students will study works ranging from large productions to independent and experimental shorts, and the influence of different international productions on one another, including Asian and European works and creators.

PSY 240 | Developmental Psychology | Course Hub

PSY 240 | Developmental Psychology | Course Hub

A collection of open teaching and learning materials curated by BMCC faculty

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

Do you teach Critical Thinking without a textbook? Or do you teach Critical Thinking and currently use a textbook but would like to switch to Open Educational Resources? Either way, this site is for you. This website was created as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s CRT 100: Critical Thinking course. Although CRT 100 instructors are free to select any topics and instructional materials, they should prioritize teaching the skills listed in the student learning outcomes. Accordingly, the content of this course hub has been divided into suggested “topics.” Each topic has a dedicated page with multiple posts, which include assignments, activities, PowerPoints, and other relevant materials. The “essays” section includes essay assignments and relevant resources. The “resources” section provides external links to other materials. For contributions to the site, go to “contribute.” Thank you to all Academic Literacy and Linguistics faculty who’ve already contributed materials to this site. This site is part of a broader effort to encourage openness and collaboration among instructors. This site is administered by Prof. Ewa Barnes, Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department. Feel free to contact me with any resources, comments and questions at ebarnes@bmcc.cuny.edu.

MES 152 | Introduction to Contemporary Media | Course Hub

MES 152 | Introduction to Contemporary Media | Course Hub

MES 152 course resources

Communities

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2024

Open Education Seminars | Summer 2024

A virtual learning community for faculty who are participating in summer 2024 OER/ZTC Course Redesign or Open Pedagogy Assignments. (image credit: “Robin Bird Nature” by BiancaVanDijk is free to use under Pixabay license)

BMCC Reads

BMCC Reads

BMCC Reads – The space for sharing books, reviews, clubs, films and ideas

First Year Experience (FYE) Teaching Resources for Faculty

First Year Experience (FYE) Teaching Resources for Faculty

How can we contribute to student success–success not only academic, but also emotional and social–during their time at BMCC? Students’ first year experience is especially important in developing and nourishing their sense of purpose and belonging, their love of learning, access to services and resources, as well as students’ exploration of career paths and citizenship. This is the goal of FYE-embedded courses, and here is a resource site with relevant materials for faculty. We welcome contributions.

Queer Pride Alliance at BMCC/LGBTQIA+ Resources

Queer Pride Alliance at BMCC/LGBTQIA+ Resources

This is a community space for LGBTQIA+/queer members of the BMCC community to locate resources, build networks of support and mentorship, and share experiences.

The Black Panthers | BMCC News

The Black Panthers | BMCC News

BMCC Students Report on College and Student Life. News for Students by Students.

Projects

Open Educational Resources at BMCC

Open Educational Resources at BMCC

This project and site are a resource for faculty interested in redesigning their courses with open educational resources (OER) and other no-cost materials, including library resources. (image credit: Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

College Fluency Capacity Building

College Fluency Capacity Building

College Fluency Capacity Building: Empowering Librarians to Support Students Navigating College is an IMLS-funded research project running from August 2022 to January 2025. See our project site for more information.

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.

Student museum projects MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari

Student museum projects MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari

This website is for the math museum projects for students enrolled in MAT 150.5 Spring 2024 with Dr. Aradhana Kumari. These projects will be visible to the public once they are completed.

BMCC Academic Leaves

BMCC Academic Leaves

A space for faculty to share information about the projects they worked on while on academic leave. Contact Greer McPhaden for information about how to submit your project. If you join this group, you will receive email notifications when new projects are submitted.