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2019-20 Courses

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We’re excited to offer you a vibrant, intellectually challenging selection of First Year Experience (FYE) courses. You may find that you’re excited about a variety of courses. Use the course grid to gain a sense of the full list of offerings and then click the course numbers for the full course descriptions. As you review the courses, please remember that you will need to rank eight choices for Fall Starts and two choices for Winter Starts.

Please note that all FYE courses are two Blocks in length (Blocks 1-2 for Fall Starts; Blocks 5-6 for Winter Starts). 

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Fall Starts

 Course Number

(Block 1 only)

Course Title

(Block 1  only)

Professor(s)

Critical Perspectives Met

Out-of-class time commitments

Prerequisites or suggested preparation

AH101

A Global Introduction to Art History

Tamara Bentley & Rebecca Tucker None Yes, see full description None
AH105

Studying Art History: Methods and Contexts of Art from the Ancient World to the Modern Era

Victoria Ehrlich None Yes, see full description None
AN107

The Anthropocene: Anthropological and Geological Perspectives

Sarah Hautzinger & Henry Fricke Scientific Investigation (I) (block 2) Yes, see full description Yes, see full description
AN208

Topics in Anthropology: Food, Health, and Social Change

Krista Fish & Mario Montano Social Inequality (block 1) and Scientific Investigation (I) (block 2) Yes, see full description Yes, see full description
CL118

Myth, Gender, and Metamorphosis

Marcia Dobson & Britta Ager Social Inequality None None
CN101

Elementary Chinese: Chinese Language and Culture

Hong Jiang Language (block 1) and Global Cultures (block 2) Yes, see full description None
CO200

Marginalized Identities

Lisa B. Hughes & Corinne Scheiner Social Inequality (block 1) and Global Cultures (block 2) Yes, see full description None

EC110

Markets and Morality Dan Johnson None None None

EC114

Principles of Decision Making and Negotiation Christina Rader None

Yes, see full description

None

ED155

Teaching and Learning Across Communities Manya Whitaker None Yes, see full description None

EV120/ IT103

Slow Food in a Fast Food Nation Tyler Cornelius & Dario Sponchiado Language (block 2) Yes, see full description None

FG110

Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies Heidi Lewis & Naomi Wood Social Inequality (block 1) and Global Cultures (block 2) Yes, see full description None

FR160

Haiti's Past and Present Through Literature Alistaire Tallent Global Cultures or Social Inequality (block 1) None None

GR120

Monsters, Robots, and Cyborgs Bill Davis & Chet Lisiecki Social Inequality (block 1);  Yes, see full description None
GY140

Physical and Environmental Geology

Jeff Noblett Scientific Investigation (L) (block 1) and Scientific Investigation (I) (block 2) Yes, see full description None
HY104

Culture, Society, and History

Carol Neel Social Inequality or Global Cultures (block 1)  Yes, see full description None

HY109

Civilization in East Asia: Hero! Outlaws, Order, and Honor in East Asian History and Culture John Williams Global Cultures or Social Inequality (block 1) None None

HY110

Encountering the Past: Time, Fantasy, Domination: The Rise and Fall of Modernity Jake P Smith Social Inequality (block 1) Yes, see full description None

IT320

The Rise of Fascisms: History, Theory, and Representations Amanda Minervini Social Inequality (block 1) Yes, see full description None

JA130

Japanese Culture Joan Ericson Global Cultures (block 1) and  Language (block 2) Yes, see full description Yes, see full description

MA130

The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics Ralph Bertrand & David Brown Scientific Investigation (I) and Quantitative Reasoning (block 1) Yes, see full description Yes, see full description

MU103

Emotion and Meaning in Music Ofer Ben-Amots & Michael Grace None Yes, see full description None

PH140

Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Questions in Moral Philosophy Jacob Daly None None None

PH260

Meaning in Life: Central Questions in Existential Philosophy JP Rosenswieg None Yes, see full description None  

PS106

The Idea of Liberal Arts Education in Philosophy, Politics, Literature and Film Tim Fuller & John Simons None None None

PS150

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good Eve Grace None Yes, see full description None

PS150

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good: The Machiavellian Challenge John Grace None Yes, see full description None
PY111

Introduction to Psychology: General Laws and Individual Differences

Carole Martin Scientific Investigation (I) (L) Yes, see full description None
PY178

Thinking, Feeling, and (Inter)Acting: Core Principles and Diverse Experiences

Emily Chan & Kevin Holmes Social Inequality (block 1) Yes, see full description None
RS200/RU101

Russia: Language, Literature, Film

Natalia Khan & Alexei Pavlenko Global Cultures (block 1) and  Language (block 2) Yes, see full description

Yes, see full description

SO100

Thinking Sociologically Lauren Hannscott None Yes, see full description None

SO100

Thinking Sociologically Gail Murphy-Geiss Social Inequality (block 2) Yes, see full description None

SW175

The Southwest: An Introduction Santiago Guerra Global Cultures or Social Inequality (block 1) Yes, see full description None


Winter Starts

Course Number

(Block 1 only)

Course Title

(Block 1 only)

Professor(s)

Critical Perspectives Met

Out-of-class time commitments

Prerequisites or Suggested Preparation

CL115

Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Love and War (Eros and Eris) Richard Buxton & Owen Cramer None Yes, see full description None

PS150

Fundamental Debates on the Common Good Eve Grace & John Grace None Yes, see full description None