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ANTH 314/414: Cultures of the United States

This course considers the rich ethnic diversity of the U.S. from the perspective of social/cultural anthropology. Conquest, immigration, problems of conflicts and accommodation, and the character of the diverse regional and ethnic cultures are considered as are forms of racism, discrimination, and their consequences. Groups of interest include various Latina/o and Native peoples, African-American groups, and specific ethnic groups of Pacific, Mediterranean, European, Asian, and Caribbean origin. Offered as ANTH 314, ETHS 314, and ANTH 414.

Dates: May 9-27, 2016

Session: May Term

Time: MTuWThF 9:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Atwood Gaines

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Anthropology, New This Year

ARTH 250: Art in the Age of Discovery

A survey of developments in Renaissance art and architecture in northern Europe and Italy during a new age of science, discovery and exploration, 1400-1600.

Dates: June 6-August 1, 2016

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuTh 10:30a-12:45p

Instructor: Kylie Fisher

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, New This Year

ARTH 260: Art in Early Modern Europe

A survey of European art in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era of rising nationalism, political aggrandizement, religious expansion and extravagant art patronage. The tensions between naturalism and idealization, court and city, public and private, church and secular patronage, grand commissions and an open air market, will provide themes of the course as we explore what characterized the arts of Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain.

Dates: June 20-August 1, 2016

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: MWF 1:00-3:05p

Instructor: James Wehn

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Art History and Art, New This Year

BIOL 333: Human Microbiome

This departmental seminar is designed to reveal how the abundant community of human-associated microorganisms influence human development, physiology, immunity and nutrition. Using a survey of current literature, this discussion-based course will emphasize an understanding of the complexity and dynamics of human/microbiome interactions and the influence of environment, genetics and individual life histories on the microbiome and human health. Grades will be based on participation, written assignments, exams, an oral presentation and a final paper. Prerequisites are completion of BIOL 214 and BIOL 216. This class is offered as a SAGES Departmental Seminar and fulfills an Organismal breadth requirement of the BA and BS in Biology. Currently the class is not open to graduate students. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Prereq: BIOL 214 and BIOL 216.

Dates: July 11-August 5, 2016

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTuWTh 10:30a-12:45p

Instructor: Dianne Kube

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New This Year

BIOL 362/462: Developmental Biology

The descriptive and experimental aspects of animal development. Gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, morphogenesis, induction, differentiation, organogenesis, growth, and regeneration. Students taking the graduate-level course will prepare an NIH-format research proposal as the required term paper. Offered as BIOL 362 and BIOL 462. Prereq: BIOL 216 or BIOL 251 or EBME 201 and EBME 202

Dates: July 11-August 5, 2016

Session: 4 Week Session (2)

Time: MTuWTh 9:00-11:15a

Instructor: Susan Burden-Gulley

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Biology, New This Year

CLSC 202: Classical Mythology

The myths of Classical Greece and Rome, their interpretation and influence.

Dates: June 20-August 1, 2016

Session: 6 Week Session

Time: TuTh 9:00a-12:00p

Instructor: Rachel Sternberg

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Classics, New This Year

CLSC 295A: Greek and Latin Elements in English: The Basic Course

A self-paced, computer-assisted course in the classical foundations of modern English in which the student learns the basic principles on which roots, prefixes, and suffixes combine to give precise meanings to composite words.

Dates: June 20-July 8, 2016

Time: MWF 9:00-11:30a

Instructor: Timothy Wutrich

Credits: 1.5 credits

Departments: Classics, New This Year

CLSC 295B: Greek and Latin Elements in English: Biomedical Terminology

Advanced section that is oriented especially toward scientific and medical terminology. Prereq or Coreq: CLSC 295A.

Dates: July 11-July 29, 2016

Time: MWF 9:00-11:00a

Instructor: Timothy Wutrich

Credits: 1.5 credits

Departments: Classics, New This Year

EECS 233T: Introduction to Data Structures (in Chulalongkorn, Thailand)

The programming language Java; pointers, files, and recursion. Representation and manipulation of data: one way and circular linked lists, doubly linked lists; the available space list. Different representations of stacks and queues. Representation of binary trees, trees and graphs. Hashing; searching and sorting. Prereq: EECS 132.

 

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Dates: June 6-July 1, 2016

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: Course meets in Chulalongkorn, Thailand

Instructor: Vincenzo Liberatore

Credits: 4 credits

Departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, New This Year, Study Abroad

ENGR 225F – Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer (in France)

ENGR 225F is a 3-week course held 2 weeks in Lyon and 1 week in Paris, France. The course intertwines engineering content with regional application. Field trips will show how engineering solutions related to the course material are implemented within the economic and societal positions of the region. Elementary thermodynamic concepts: first and second laws, and equilibrium. Basic fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer: microscopic and macroscopic perspectives.  Prereq: CHEM 111, ENGR 145, and PHYS 121. Coreq: MATH 223.

Dates: July 11-July 29, 2016

Time: Course meets in Paris, France

Instructor: Alexis Abramson

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Engineering, New This Year, Study Abroad

FRCH 313/413: Medical French

Medical French is an upper-level course with a focus on health care in France and other Francophone countries. Students gain knowledge of the health care structures of various Francophone countries, as well as the vocabulary used in professional medical communication. Special emphasis on Doctors without Borders (Medecins sans frontieres). There will be visits to local hospitals and health care sites. Press articles, media reports, films, videos, and short literary texts are used as resources. Offered as FRCH 313 and FRCH 413. Prereq: FRCH 202 or equivalent.

Dates: May 9-27, 2016

Session: May Term

Time: MTuWThF 9:30a-12:00p

Instructor: Marie Lathers

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Modern Languages and Literatures, New This Year

HSTY 205: Heavens and Havens: History of American Suburbia

As suburbs have become a familiar sight for most Americans, it is easy to forget that suburbanization was one of the biggest changes in American society in the twentieth century. Suburbanization did not only transform the natural landscape, but it also restructured gender relations, accentuated racial and class inequities, realigned political loyalties, fueled consumption, and inspired cultural critiques. The rapid and unrestrained growth of suburbs had far-reaching consequences with which we still live and grapple today. This course examines the social, cultural, political, and economic history of suburbanization in the United States, with particular focus on the post-World War II era. Over the course of the (brief) semester, we will discuss such disparate topics as domesticity, segregation, malls, soccer moms, working-class discontent, zoning laws, fast food, teenage boredom, highways, and lawns.

Dates: June 6-August 1, 2016

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TuWTh 6:00-7:30p

Instructor: Michael Metsner

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: History, New This Year

POSC 379/479: Introduction to Middle East Politics

This is an introductory course about Middle East Politics, in regional as well as international aspects. In this course we will explore broad social, economic, and political themes that have defined the region since the end of World War Two. Since this is an introductory course, a major goal will be to gain comparative knowledge about the region’s states and peoples. The countries that comprise the modern Middle East are quite diverse; therefore, we will only be able to focus on a few cases in depth. A second goal is to use the tools and theories social scientists employ to answer broad questions related to the region, such as: How have colonial legacies shaped political and economic development in the Middle East? How do oil, religion, and identity interact with politics? How have external powers affected the region’s political development? What do the uprisings of 2011 hold for the region’s future? Offered as POSC 379 and POSC 479.

Dates: June 6-July 1, 2016

Session: 4 Week Session (1)

Time: MTuWTh 1:00-3:15p

Instructor: Pete Moore

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New This Year, Political Science

USSY 289G: The American West on Film

Few geographical areas in the United States contain as many tall tales and mythological figures as the American frontier. From an extreme point of view, the West is the only American myth because no other nation can claim the cowboy, the Native American, or the immigrant worker on the transcontinental railroad. And yet, each of these figures remains spectacularly diverse. We celebrate their variety and lionize their individuality in film, popular novels, and cultural criticism. From the visions of the New World to the conquest of the frontier, the color of the American West proliferates and transforms, defining our culture. In this course, we will investigate how critics have understood our fascination with the Western frontier. The class will broadly explore version of the frontier in novels, films, and historical accounts. Reading about the history of the actual west, the course will then examine how the films of the twentieth century alter history in order to express the fantasies and anxieties of their own time. By studying both history and film, we will be able to interrogate manifest destiny and the myth of American exceptionalism. What makes the West such an integral part of our understanding of America? How has its actual history become myth? What does the American fascination with the cowboy, the Native American, or the outlaw imply about our nation?Prereq: Passing letter grade in a first year seminar in FSCC, FSNA, FSSO, or FSCS. Prereq or Coreq: FSTS 100. Requisites not met permission required if previous course completion in this subject group.

Dates: June 6-August 1, 2016

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TR 10:00a-12:30p

Instructor: Joshua Hoeynck

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: New This Year, SAGES