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Cranial Contentment: Controversies, Common Sense, and Success

Cranial Contentment: Controversies, Common Sense, and Success
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 004 Composition II Humphrey
PSY 151 014 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 eye-witness 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.)

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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.)

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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.)

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Laugh Your Ass Off: The Written and Spoken Arts of Comedy

Laugh Your Ass Off: The Written and Spoken Arts of Comedy
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 001 Composition II Midday
SPE 151 007 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.)

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NAZI Germany and the Holocaust

NAZI Germany and the Holocaust
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 003 Comp II Hazelgrove
PHI 251 005 Ethics Gould

What makes good people go bad? What makes ordinary people perform heroic acts? Explore these and other topics through the lens of the Holocaust-one of history's worst and best examples of human morality and behavior.
(TTh 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)

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Reel Minds: Mental Illness at the Movies

Reel Minds: Mental Illness at the Movies
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PSY 275 002 Abnormal Psychology Braasch
JRN 180 005 Intro to Film Stockwell

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 1-2:20 p.m. and 2:30-3:50 p.m. )

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