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Undergraduate Courses Summer 2014

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ARTH 180-CRN 10019-ST: Myths & Mysteries of Ancient Art

Instructor: Hannah Tandeta
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:45–9:15 pm, June 2–July 18, 2014
Location: ART 303
Course Description: The world's oldest artistic heritage will be explored in this survey of art from the Upper Paleolithic Era to the 4th Century. As new discoveries continue to challenge our understanding of the ancient world's most impressive achievements, students will explore the earliest cultures of Europe, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. The session will end with an investigation of the fate of ancient cultural properties, their role in today's global society, and their preservation for future generations.

ECON 115-CRN 10011: Managerial Accounting

Instructor: Mark Bichsel
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Location: GSB 109
Course Description: This course describes and analyzes the tools available for measurement, control, and planning of business firms. Emphasis will be on the accounting of costs in business.

EDUC 180, Section 2-CRN 10028: Child Life: Children & Families in Health Care Environments

Instructor: Betty Lin
Class meetings:
Course Description: This course considers special problems arising through hospitalization of children from infancy through adolescence. It focuses on psychological and social issues associated with illness and the impact that medical trauma may have on life experiences in childhood. Developmental perspective used in this course has applicability for understanding children's responses to other critical experiences.

The course is designed to meet the child life course requirement, as mandated by the National Child Life Council. A certified child life specialist teaches this course and diligently covers the six applied areas identified by the Child Life Council: child life documents; scope of child life practice in direct and non-direct services; impact of illness, injury, and health care on patients and families; family-centered care; therapeutic play; and preparation. At the completion of this course, a Child Life Course Document will be issued to those who wish to enter the child life field.

EDUC 180, Section e-CRN 10030: Research Seminar in Child Development: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Instructor: Priya Shimpi
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: TBA
Course Description: This seminar and workshop-based course would be open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will read, view, and discuss cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in early childhoodeducation, developmental psychology, human development, and cultural anthropology. Students will learn to critically evaluate research onchildren's learning and development. In addition, students will have the opportunity to actively engage in a mentored research project, by receiving support for thesis projects, or by participating in ongoing developmental studies. Students will receive human subjects training. By the end of the course, students will gain key skills in observation, interviewing, experimentation, and survey design. The format will include discussions, student presentations, and guest lectures, using a multi-media format.

ENG 180, Section 2-CRN 10003: Creative Writing Bootcamp

Instructor: David Buuck
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Location: MH 322
Course Description: One of the hardest—and hardest to teach—challenges for the creative writer, especially in a time of multiple other obligations and distractions, is simply to find and commit the time to focused, productive work. This summer course is thus designed to help writers produce new work, with collective feedback and support, not to privilege productivity for its own sake but to push ourselves and our writing in new directions. Whether you are working on your thesis, beginning a new work, writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or young adult fiction, we'll design a game plan for the summer, with the goal of producing at least 50 pages of new writing in our time together. This will be a challenging, writing-intense workshop, but also structured to provide mutual support, feedback, and encouragement in each of our unique practices, so that writing can be the rewarding, enjoyable, and focused work we all want it to be. Additionally, the instructor pledges to do all of the assignments with you, including the minimum pages of writing. After all, we're in this together as writers, and we all can learn from each other's struggles and breakthroughs!

ENG 180-CRN 10005-ST: Americans in Paris

Instructor: Tarah Demant
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm–4:10 pm
Location: MH 132
Course Description: Jazz, booze, art, and literature: Paris in the 1920s was a dizzying array of literary and artistic creativity, much of it generated by American artists and expatriates living and playing in the City of Light. This summer's course, Americans in Paris, will explore the diversity of American literature and art produced in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, including American literary modernism and the "Lost Generation," jazz music and dance, avant-garde African-American art, and the growing film industry. Our class will read a number of literary texts, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Earnest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Djuna Barnes, and Henry Miller. Alongside our reading, we will listen to American composers like Cole Porter, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin who found inspiration in Paris, and, through music and film, we will explore the "Paris Jazz Age" and the impact of such American entertainers as Ada "Bricktop" Smith and Josephine Baker. We will also explore the visual art of the 1920s by American artists and by those, like Picasso and Matisse, who inspired a generation of Americans in Paris—including a potential museum trip to the Matisse collection in San Francisco to see the paintings in person. Join us as we relive la vie en rose!

ETHS 180, Section 1–CRN 10017–ST: Apocalypse Trauma Survival

Instructor: Vivian Chin
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: MH 132
Course Description: From the horrors of plagues and zombies to the aftereffects of historical trauma, such nightmares have long been invoked by storytellers. How do these stories of disasters reveal human and political truths? Literature, film, television, song lyrics, and more have expressed both fears and methods of surviving different forms of devastation caused by humans, by natural events, and by a combination of the two. We will consider how expressions of anxiety and hope, and the metaphors of horror can displace everyday realities onto the realm of the fantastic. Looking at a wide variety of examples through an Ethnic Studies lens that considers race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and ability, we can better understand the dynamics of power at play in narratives of destruction and renewal.

LET 180–CRN 10040: Luso-African Diaspora and Cultural Production

Instructor: Mena Borges
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am–11:40 am
Location: MH 322
Course Description: This course on Luso-African and Luso-African Diaspora cultural production will investigate literary, cinematic and musical expression from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Portugal. It will examine texts from Africa and Portugal focusing on themes related to the 20th-century colonial years, the era of the Wars of Independence and the postcolonial years while examining Brazilian texts on the human condition as related to the Afro-Brazilian experience. The course seeks to highlight common and disparate themes among these works of the Luso-African and Luso-African Diaspora

Objectives: Introduce students to cultural production which reflects the varying realities of Lusophone Africa and Luso-Afro-Brazil andexamine representative literary, cinematic and musical works and accentuate thematic and contextual topics.

Themes to be explored include Saudade; memoir as testament; historical context of Portuguese colonialism in Africa and Brazil; colonial wars and their human impact; Pan Africanism and comparative perspectives; criticism of colonial society; women's role in colonial society, war and Luso-Africa; and metaphorical and literal escape/pursuit of freedom.

PHIL 125–CRN 10037: Philosophy of Law

Instructor: Marc Joseph
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm–4:10 pm
Location: LONG 140
Course Description: Analytical and normative investigation of legal concepts, emphasizing the application of those concepts in the U.S. legal system. Analysis and evaluation of the relation between laws and morals; the role of liberty and justice in constitutional decisions regarding free speech, privacy, and forms of discrimination; and the relation between legal systems and persons subject to those systems, focusing especially on the nature of criminal responsibility and the moral justification of punishment.


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