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Undergraduate Courses Summer 2017

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CHEM 011: Chemistry of Cooking 
(3 units)

Instructor: Don Crampton
Class meetings: R 1-6 PM
Summer Session: III
NSB 208
Course Description:
The methods of preparation of food for human consumption will be used to learn about the molecular nature of matter and the chemical and physical changes during food preparation. Topics will include: mass, volume, and temperature measurement; the food molecules of water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; acids and bases; emulsions, foams, and suspensions. This framework will allow discussion of how we learn more about the material world through scientific investigation.

EDUC 180AS: Research Seminar in Child Development
(4 units)

Instructor: Priya Shimpi
Class meetings: MW 10-1:10  
Summer Session: I
Course Description:
This seminar and workshop-based course is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will read, view, and discuss cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology, Human Development, and Cultural Anthropology. Students will learn to critically evaluate research on children'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.


ENG 180AS: Creative Writing Bootcamp
(3 units)

Instructor: David Buuck
Summer Session: III
Class meetings: 
MW 1-4 pm
Location: TBD
Course Description: 
This class is designed to help writers produce new work, with collective feedback and support — not just to privilege productivity for its own sake but to push our writing in new directions. We’ll thus organize our work around regular workshops as well as experiments designed to produce new perspectives on what we do and how we write. 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 course, with the goal of producing at least 40 pages of new writing during our time together. 

Assignments include an ongoing portfolio of new work written for the class, including substantial first drafts, along with participation in class workshops and peer-editing sessions. Additionally, there will be weekly reading and writing assignments, along with frequent in-class writing exercises and a final portfolio. 

LET 180AS: Hidden Gems in Literature and Beyond: Ideology, Power, and Food
(3 units)

Instructor: Vivian Chin
Summer Session: III
Class Meetings: MW 5:30-8:40
Location: TBD
Course Description:
How do hidden gems – lovely yet less well known short works -- reveal the mechanics of ideology and power? To better understand metaphors of consumption, the instructor will provide snacks that resonate with the texts, and we will strengthen analytical thinking and academic writing skills.

Meets the following Core requirements: Critical Analysis; Written & Oral Communication II; and Race, Gender, and Power.

PHIL 125: Philosophy of Law
(3 units)

Instructor: Marc Joseph
Summer Session: III
Class Meetings: TR 10:00 AM-12:45 PM
Location: MH 135
Course Description:
A critical introduction to the philosophical analysis of legal concepts and related issues in political theory and applied ethics. We analyze the foundation of the concept of law in theories of political obligation and legitimacy, focusing on the proper relation between laws and morals; survey natural law theory, legal positivism, and critical theories of the nature of law; explore the role of liberty and justice in constitutional decisions regarding privacy rights and discriminatory practices in distributing social goods; and evaluate competing theories of constitutional interpretation.

Meets the following Core requirements: Written & Oral II; Creativity, Innovation, and Experimentation; and Critical Analysis
Last Updated: 3/30/17