Summer 2019 Courses

Arts

ARTS 608
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Cancelled
Experiences in Acting
Sorenson,Corey

This course is an introduction to the art of performance through the theatrical lenses of Improvisation, Solo-Performance, and Scene Work. Grounded in the classical acting technique of the Stanislavki system, students will experience being both... more

ARTS 622
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Mapping Culture Through Music
Charry,Eric

What is a culture, how can it be intimately wrapped up in a location, and how can that be mapped out to better understand its inner workings? In the face of globalization and pervasive online communities, what can conventional wisdom--"location,... more

ARTS 622W
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Mapping Culture Through Music
Charry,Eric

What is a culture, how can it be intimately wrapped up in a location, and how can that be mapped out to better understand its inner workings? In the face of globalization and pervasive online communities, what can conventional wisdom--"location,... more

ARTS 626
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Cancelled
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion

We will explore the definition of landscape photography as it relates to the realities of the 21st century and the Anthropocene Era, where wilderness is contained within boundaries or otherwise controlled, developed, or contaminated. We will... more

ARTS 632
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Cancelled
Documenting Reality: The History and Aesthetics of Non-Fiction Film
Cornell,Julian I.

The focus of this course is historical and contemporary film documentary practice, theory and aesthetics. The emphasis of this class will be how cinematic artists working with non-fiction narrative forms have constructed and depicted reality,... more

Humanities

HUMS 619
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Fully Enrolled
Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry: An Immersive Reading and Writing Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Special Schedule: 2-Weekend Immersion - 9:00am-5:00pm - July 20-21 and August 2-4 Though flash fiction (short short stories) and prose poetry have been known to rub elbows from time to time, readers of flash fiction will tend to discuss texts in... more

HUMS 624
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
The Culture of Inequality
McCann,Sean

Over the past several decades, the United States has seen a sharp rise in economic inequality and a growth in political conflict that appears to be strongly related--if not always in simple or direct ways--to America's widening class divide.... more

HUMS 628
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
The Mid-Victorian Crisis: Literature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Golden,James Joseph

Nineteenth-century Britain was the first society to experience rapid urbanization and industrialization. It was the center of an unprecedented global empire, the workshop of the world, and a deeply Christian society wracked with anxiety. Its... more

HUMS 639
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Award-Winning Contemporary Writers
Greene,Anne F.

This creative writing course invites you to develop your own craft while exploring work by noted new authors. Course exercises will be useful if you are interested in writing fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, or journalism. Readings include... more

Sciences

SCIE 613
Monday through Friday
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Birds
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Why study birds? Part of the appeal of birds lies in their color and beauty, interesting behavior, and impressive flight abilities. Bird study can provide an excellent education in many broadly applicable ecological principles. An interest in birds... more

SCIE 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Animal Reproduction
Powzyk,Joyce Ann

As organisms pursue reproduction, what are the mating strategies? Are all genes selfish (individual selection vs. group selection)? What are the chemicals of sex (pheromones and hormones)? As we study the biology of sex and reproduction in the... more

SCIE 636
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Cancelled
Thinking Historically about Technology
Williams,Amrys O.

What do we mean when we talk about technology? The application of scientific ideas to solve problems? The latest high-tech gadgets? The simple tools we use every day? Many of us would probably agree that a computer or a smartphone is a technology,... more

SCIE 677
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SCIE 677W
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SCIE 680
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Cancelled
The Microbiome
Kopac,Sarah M

The microbiome, or the bacterial community that colonizes humans and other organisms, has recently captured the interests of the public and scientists alike. The focus of this course is the identity and effect of this dynamic community of... more

SCIE 685
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Social Psychology
Protzko,John

Catalogue Description Social Psychological concepts, theories, and research and their relation to educational problems. Concepts treated are attitudes, values, roles, norms, communication, conformity; areas emphasized are group processes and... more

Social Sciences

SOCS 622
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Mapping Culture Through Music
Charry,Eric

What is a culture, how can it be intimately wrapped up in a location, and how can that be mapped out to better understand its inner workings? In the face of globalization and pervasive online communities, what can conventional wisdom--"location,... more

SOCS 622W
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Mapping Culture Through Music
Charry,Eric

What is a culture, how can it be intimately wrapped up in a location, and how can that be mapped out to better understand its inner workings? In the face of globalization and pervasive online communities, what can conventional wisdom--"location,... more

SOCS 628
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
The Mid-Victorian Crisis: Literature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Golden,James Joseph

Nineteenth-century Britain was the first society to experience rapid urbanization and industrialization. It was the center of an unprecedented global empire, the workshop of the world, and a deeply Christian society wracked with anxiety. Its... more

SOCS 633
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Solving the World's Problems: Diplomacy and Decision-making in International Politics
Gallarotti,Giulio

This course represents a hands-on approach to decision-making and diplomacy. Students will take part in diplomatic and decision-making exercises in the context of international political issues and problems, essentially functioning as a working... more

SOCS 636
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Cancelled
Thinking Historically about Technology
Williams,Amrys O.

What do we mean when we talk about technology? The application of scientific ideas to solve problems? The latest high-tech gadgets? The simple tools we use every day? Many of us would probably agree that a computer or a smartphone is a technology,... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Testimonies to an Age of European Conflict, 1917-1945
Greene,Nathanael

This course will study several critical events from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the Holocaust during the Second World War. Readings will be accounts and recollections by participants, witnesses, and contemporary journalists and writers.... more

SOCS 677
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SOCS 677W
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SOCS 685
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Social Psychology
Protzko,John

Catalogue Description Social Psychological concepts, theories, and research and their relation to educational problems. Concepts treated are attitudes, values, roles, norms, communication, conformity; areas emphasized are group processes and... more

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Course Options

GLS courses have a 
variety of scheduling and
study options. 

The options available for
each course are indicated
within the 
course's description.

Here is the Key:

CERT: This course will 
count toward the req-
uirements for the 
Graduate Certificate 
in Writing.

Crosslisted: Students may 
enroll in the concentration 
option that best 
meets their academic 
needs.

FDN: This course is offered 
with a Foundational 
Writing Option

FDN-CERT: The 
Foundational Writing 
Option of this course 
will count toward the 
Graduate Certificate 
in Writing.

Hybrid: This course 
includes online class
meetings with other 
special scheduling 
features.

Immersion: This course 
will have fewer class 
meetings that will meet 
for longer periods of 
time (e.g., weekends-only,
five-day immersion, etc.).

Online: A limited number 
of seats will be offered 
for students to attend the 
course online, from 
off-campus. 
Online meetings 
are synchronous, 
meaning that students 
must be available at the 
time that class sessions 
are held so that they 
can fully participate 
in discussions.