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Cranial Contentment

Cranial Contentment
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 003 Composition II Humphrey
PSY 151 012 Intro to Psychology Grela

Apply a study of psychology to life's challenges and the quest for success. Investigate questions such as: Should juries trust eyewitness testimony? Is there a perfume that really drives men wild? Does subliminal advertising work? Can you have too much self esteem? Take a look at the science behind human behavior-from learning and brain development to phobias and disorders, and learn what you can do to maximize your own potential. (TTh 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)


Doping, Sexting, and Dangerous Music

Doping, Sexting, and Dangerous Music
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 002 Comp II Crizer
SOC 251 001 Social Problems Venkataswamy

What do these have in common? They are perceptions of certain conditions which have been defined as troubling. In this course, we will be investigating the role of claimsmakers, including the media. We will discuss why some claims about social problems become dominant while others remain weak. Ultimately, we will work to propose meaningful solutions to major social problems. (TTh 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)


Gandhi's Playlist

Gandhi's Playlist
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PHI 160 001 Eastern Philosophy Seitz
ART 155 001 Non-Western Art History Ruthven

Gandhi's Playlist explores philosophy and art from India, China, and Japan. From the origins of Eastern thought and image making to contemporary influences, you will gain knowledge and think about and see the world in new ways. (MW 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)


Laugh Your Ass Off

Laugh Your Ass Off
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 001 Composition II Midday
SPE 151 008 Intro to Speech Geller

Every student has to take research writing and public speaking, but not every student GETS to do it with a hilarious topical focus where they can earn double credits for Speech and Comp II at the same time, in one class, with two instructors! Enroll for a fun and different take on two of the more traditional, general education courses - and for some new material! (MW 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)


Leadership in a FLASH

Leadership in a FLASH
Course Number Course Title Instructor
LAS 250 Leadership Development Boring

Develop your own leadership philosophy by studying famous leaders and their contributions to society. We examine leadership through biographies, primary documents, contemporary essays, and films. Some examples include Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Jackie Robinson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Nelson Mandela, and Confucius. Develop leadership skills such as goal-setting, defining personal values, teambuilding, articulating a vison, making ethical decisions, and more. (MW 2:30 - 3:50 p.m.)


Morals and Malice in Middle Earth

Morals and Malice in Middle Earth
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 003 Composition ll Hazelgrove
PHI 251 007 Ethics Gould

A HOBBIT'S JOURNEY THROUGH GOOD AND EVIL
This course will examine questions of good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice through J.R.R. Tolkien's epic, Lord of the Rings. What motivates villains like Saruman to do evil? What makes ordinary hobbits like Sam and Frodo perform heroic acts? Instructors: Gould/Hazelgrove (6 credits) (TH 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)


Reel Minds

Reel Minds
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PSY 275 002 Abnormal Psychology Braasch
JRN 180 002 Intro to Film Stockwell

Reel Minds How accurately does Hollywood portray those with mental illness? Are these "real" depictions or are they fictional, misleading, and potentially dangerous? Join us for a thorough and thoughtful examination of the various types of mental illness, and an exploration of popular films that depict the mentally ill. (MW 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)

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