ANT 321 Anthropology of Development
Profs. Barkin and Passariello (off campus)
An introduction to the concept, practice, and discourse of ‘development.' Using the perspective of anthropology, the course critiques the ‘development' ideology of the Western powers and examines its role in institutionalizing the so-called Third World . Several cross-cultural situations are compared, exemplifying a continuum of the successes and failures of various development projects. Alternative, indigenous versions of development possibilities are highlighted as offering potential paths for sustainable development, cultural survival, and human dignity. Conducted in South East Asia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
ANT 360 GIS and the Environment
Prof. Nyerges 1:00-4:00 CRNS 415
ARS 220/320/321/420 Drawing & Painting-II,III,IV,V
Prof. Tapley 9:00-12:00 JVAC 205
There is a $175 field trip fee for this course. Includes a three-day trip to Chicago to visit museums.
ARS 252/452 Venetian Glass Techniques
Prof. Powell 9:00-12:00 JVAC 108
There is a $175 materials fee for this course.
Prerequisite: One ARS or ARH course for ARS 252; ARS 240 or 252 required for 452. NOTE: There is limited space in this course with very few openings for non-majors or minors.
ARS 251/455 The Art of Porcelain
Prof. Jia 9:00-12:00 JVAC 104
There is a $210 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare). Includes a four-day field trip to Washington , D.C. to visit museums. Prerequisite: ARS 230, 251 or FRS 160 for ARS 455. NOTE: There is limited space in this course with very few openings for non-majors or minors.
BIO 252 Sustainability
Prof. MacNabb (off campus)
A hands-on immersion into the practices of sustainable architecture, permanent agriculture, alternative energy, urban environmental strategies, river restoration, and the design of ecological communities. Conducted in Australia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program. (Also listed as ENS 252.)
BIO 245 Freshwater Biology
Prof. C. Barton 10:30 -12 & 12:30-3:30 YOUN 252
BIO 375 Conservation Biology
Prof. Ziemba 8:50-10:20 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 230/202
BIO 455 The Biology of Viruses
Prof. Richey 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 206
BMB 316 Biochemistry Lab Techniques
Prof. Dew 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 YOUN 207/227
CHE 250 Intro Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Miles 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 YOUN 256/OLIN 128
CLA 322 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
Prof. Joyce 1:00-4:00 CRNS 316
Readings in Greek and Roman short verse form (Archilochos, Sappho, Alkaios, Catullus, Horace, Martial, etc.); an examination of the subject matter of short poems (lamentation, longing, passion, and dead parrot) as well as some occasions for song (lullabies, harvest, drinking, weddings); a look at parallels in 20th-century American song and verse. Readings all in English. (Also listed as ENG 235.)
CRW 280 Creative Writing: Poetry
Prof. Rosal 1:00-4:00 CRNS 401
CSC 111 Principles of Computer Animation
Prof. M. Bradshaw 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 OLIN 107
In this class students will learn the principles of computer animation developed by traditional animators. These principles involve a study of motion and the mind's ability to perceive motion. Principles include the notion of timing, squish and squash, arcs of motion, follow through and secondary action. The principles of animation may be applied to all forms of animation: traditional, stop-motion and computer assisted. Students will apply the principles of animation with the aid of 3D animation software. At the end of the course each student will develop a short animation clip. There are no prerequisites for this class.
DRA 324 Shakespeare in Performance: Approaching Classical Texts
Prof. Wortham 1:00-4:00 GRNT 502
Performing classical work demands both an athletic and academic approach in order to communicate a full performance to the audience. The course covers language, verse and text analysis for clues to performance, as well as vocal and physical training. Coursework includes vocal exercises and yoga, as well as monologue and scene work from Shakespeare, culminating in a scene showing at the end of the term. The goal of the class is for students to come away with an understanding of how to approach performing classical work with confidence (and a set of monologues for audition purposes!). Prerequisite: DRA 117 or permission of the instructor.
ECO 455 Experimental Economics
Prof. Johnson 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 101
EDU 227 Practicum & Introduction to Education
Prof. Atkins 8:00-3:00 YOUN 154
ENG 235 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
See CLA 322.
ENG 372 Literature of the Great Depression
Prof. Manheim 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 OLIN 129
This course addresses a variety of literary responses to the suddenly altered social reality brought on by economic collapse: How does social change affect literary subject matter and literary form? What happens to literary work when authors feel suddenly that political impact is of paramount importance? What happens to literary values? What authors or subjects rise? What forms fall out of favor? And perhaps most important, can literature be a form of social action?
ENG 379 Literary New Orleans
Prof. Lucas 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 CRNS 302
There is a $580 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare).
A study of the literary heritage of New Orleans , with a focus on fiction, poetry, and sketches inspired by this "least American of all American cities." Readings from Whitman, Twain, Cable, Chopin, Faulkner, Hurston, Bontemps , Tennessee Williams, Hellman, Capote, Percy, Toole, and others. The course includes an eight-day trip to New Orleans .
ENG 385 Ulysses
Prof. Emmitt 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 SUTC 331
A close reading of what is widely considered the greatest novel of the 20 th century, James Joyce's Ulysses .
ENS 252 Sustainability
See BIO 252.
FRE 255/455 Vive la Bretagne!
Prof. Mothion 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 106
Long live Brittany ! In this course, students learn everything there is to know on this Celtic region of western France . Was Conan really a Barbarian? (answer: no, Conan was one of the Dukes of independent Brittany ). Where did Merlin live? (answer: in the "forêt de Brocéliande" in central Brittany ). Who is Alan Stivell? (answer: the singer/modern bard at the origin of the Celtic cultural revival of the past 40 years). Brittany has lots to offer: from Celtic mythology and history to gastronomy (crêpes!), art (the school of Pont-Aven ), literature (Chateaubriand, Verne), pottery ( Quimper ), architecture (those famous lighthouses), music (Breton rock? Breton rap?), dance (Fesnoz), sports (cycling and sailing) and of course the Breton language (Degemer mat! Bevet Breizh!), this course deals with all the cultural aspects that make Breton people proud. Prerequisite: FRE 210 for 255 and FRE 260 for 455.
GNS 210 Introduction to Gender Studies
Prof. Goodrum 9:00-12:00 CRNS 313
An exploration of the social and cultural construction of gender differences, focusing on contemporary issues; the course also considers biological differences. Some of the reading and lecture materials will concentrate on sex and gender internationally. We will examine ways that boys/men and girls/women are socialized differently by parents, friends, co-workers, and the media. Next we will explore gender differences in social institutions, including education, family, workplace, and the criminal justice system. We will conclude by examining different types of feminism and contemporary men's social movements.
GOV 315 Understanding Democracy
Prof. Agresto 9:20-12:20 BOLS 04
Today, much of the talk in government is about spreading democracy everywhere. But how much do we know about exactly what makes democracies work? Why, in years past, did the smartest political thinkers often reject democracy as a good way of life? What problems and what benefits might be inherent in democracy? Can democracies be established anywhere, or does democracy need people of a certain character or a certain history to make it work? What structures and institutions might be necessary for democracy to work smoothly? How do we get democracy and ind ividual liberty to support each other? In examining these questions we look not only at contemporary speeches and writings but also reflect back on what such thoughtful people as Aristotle, de Tocqueville, Lincoln, Mill, and especially the American Founders had to teach us on the subject.
GOV 365 Russian Foreign Policy
Prof. Maximenko (off campus)
A study of the influence of political issues, actors, and processes on contemporary Russian foreign policy. The course begins with a brief historical overview followed by an assessment of the current international environment and Russia 's responses to its demands. Economic, political and cultural factors are explained—as is the contention that such factors do not directly translate into state policy. An important transition is then made to a discussion of the role, organization and decision-making routines of principal political institutions (presidency, national legislature) and key foreign policy agencies (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Council, Ministry of Defense, Foreign Intelligence Service, Ministry of Foreign Trade, etc.). Finally, the course examines the way different political and social groups (political parties, policy research, business and civic organizations) attempt to influence Russia 's foreign policy. In this context, the role of mass media and public opinion is explored. Conducted in Russia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
GOV 445 The French Regime in Comparative Perspective
Prof. Nuss 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 GRNT 401
A study of the notions of law, punishment and above all the concept of power within the political systems of the USA and France . Through these three axes and especially the latest the course shows how two close democracies have nev ertheless found specific answers to build their political system. A comparative approach attempts to favor a better understanding of the basic principles of the regimes of the USA and France by a study focussed on power and countervailing powers, and to improve knowledge about the history of France and French society, as well as the French legal, political and judicial system in relation with European and international law.
HIS 317 The Crusades
Prof. Tubb 1:00-4:00 CRNS 301
HIS 353 African Lives
Prof. Nystrom 1:00-4:00 CRNS 313
A survey of 20th-century African history through the lives of men and women of very different backgrounds and experience. The study of these lives is linked to an examination of major themes in modern African history and to a critical evaluation of popular perceptions about Africa .
HUM 261 Rainmaking: Study of and Preparation for Leadership
President Roush 1:00-4:00 OLIN 124
This course will acquaint the student with the literature associated with leadership studies. Students are exposed to a variety of authors, and have the opportunity to study and report on a 20th-century leader of his or her choice. The class will feature guest speakers (leaders in practice) from several fields, and will include at least one field trip to explore the work of a leader in his or her workplace. (Not open to students with credit for FRS 118.)
HUM 274 Mystical Turkey : A Cultural Adventure to the Cradle of Civilization
Prof. Bitensky (off campus)
Through an intense 16-day musical and cultural study tour guided by two of the most prominent Turkish dancers and musicians as well as local experts, in which students explore the music, art, architecture, craft, dance and performance and religious traditions of this region, this course will examine the ways in which a culture's artistic traditions are a reflection of societal values. Emphasis will be placed on the Greek heritage, Biblical history, contemporary forms of expression as they relate to Islamic culture, practice, and theology, and folklore. Emphasis will also be placed on getting hands-on experience in various artistic traditions, with lessons in dancing, Turkish singing, Turkish percussion, creating pottery, Romany music and dance, etc. (Also listed as MUS 206.) Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
HUM 275 Paris & Nice: Russian Arts Connection
Prof. K. Martin (off campus) An examination of the lives and work of the Russian artists, musicians, graphic designers and writers emigrating from their native lands and converging in France at a time of artistic experimentation and political upheaval. Five genres are explored: film, dance, sculpture, painting and literature. Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
INT 400 Internship
MUS 206 Mystical Turkey
See HUM 274. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
PHI 452 Environmental Ethics
Prof. Colter 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 206
This course focuses on the question of the ethics of our relationship with the non-human world, including animals, plants, even whole ecosystems, or the whole planet. To explore this question, we consider what sort(s) of entities have moral status and why. Related questions include the nature and source of moral and other sorts of value, whether animals have moral status or rights, whether we have obligations to future generations, among others. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy.
PHY 220 General Physics-II
Prof. Crummett 9:00-12:00 OLIN 128
PSY 325 Child Abnormal Psychology
Prof. Gulley 1:00-4:00 OLIN 123
REL 457 Civil Society & Sustainable Development
Prof. Axtell (off campus) A study of alternative theories of social and economic development in the current Latin American context (e.g., Nicaragua , Mexico , Cuba ). Briefings with officials, interviews with religious and social activists, and visits to rural and urban civil society groups engaged in creative community development alternatives provide concrete case studies for understanding the interrelationship between social, political, economic, environmental, religious, and ethical aspects of a country's development process. Conducted in Nicaragua . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off campus program.
SOC 250 Defining the South
Prof. Reed 9:00-12:00 OLIN 124
Led by Humana Visiting Professor John Shelton Reed, this course examines persistent cultural differences between Southerners and other Americans. Reed, Kenan Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and best-selling author of over a dozen books about the South, is noted both for his humor and his insights about southern institutions. His course will explore questions of regional identity and consciousness, regional stereotypes, representations of Southerners in the mass media, localism, attitudes toward violence, and religious behavior and belief. Finally, the course will look briefly at two areas of dramatic cultural convergence during the past half century: black-white relations and voting behavior.
SPA 270 Spanish American Culture
Prof. Daniels (off campus)
Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
SPA 457 Nicaragua After the Revolution
Prof. Daniels (off campus)
Students conduct an in-depth study of Nicaraguan culture with special emphasis on arts and literature (particularly the works of Ruben Dario, Ernesto Cardenal, and Giaconda Belli). Includes a study of the intersection of the arts and political movements within Nicaraguan history, and within the current context of its economic development. In this sense, Nicaragua provides a case study for insight into Latin American civilization. Prerequisite: SPA 230 and one of SPA 250, 260, 270 or permission of the instructor. Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.
SPA 458 Lorca and His World
Prof. Finch 9:20-12:20 CRNS 316
A study of Federico Garcia Lorca's life, beloved Andalucía, his poetry and major theatrical works. Includes an overview of the art and music of his time and the film versions of the three plays studied. Prerequisite: One of SPA 230, 260 or 270.