Learning Communities Courses


Grrrrrl Talk: Feminazis, Bitches, and Daughters of Eve

Grrrrrl Talk: Feminazis, Bitches, and Daughters of Eve
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 001 Composition II Midday
ENG 251 001 Intro to Literature VanSickle

What are the cultural implications of sexual inequality? And why are women who rally against it dismissed as feminazis, bitches or nags? Let's examine real women's real stories through film, novels, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short fiction and song.
(MW 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)

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Love Songs

Love Songs
Course Number Course Title Instructor
MUS 151 001 Music Appreciation Hillstrom
SOC 175 003 Sociology of Families Eckel

Do love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage? Is family life in crisis these days? Explore these and other sociological questions at the same time you learn to understand and appreciate music. The two courses come together as students listen to and study operatic "love songs" written over the centuries, along with other music that illustrates the ups and downs of family life.
(MW 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)

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OMG: Culture Clash

OMG: Culture Clash
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ANT 170 001 Cultural Anthropology Cameron
PHI 261 001 World Religions Young

Examines how culture and religion interact to shape world views, ethics and values. Develop a deep sense of how culture and religion regulate food, politics, marriage, gender, music and more. Examples from a diversity of cultures, including the U.S., and each of the major religious traditions will be explored.
(TTh 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.- 12:50 p.m.)

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Playing God: Writing About Bioethics for Health Professionals

Playing God: Writing About Bioethics for Health Professionals
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 151 001 Composition I Hazelgrove
PHI 251 007 Intro to Ethics Gould

We'll use a case-study approach to examine questions in medical ethics at the beginning and ending of life as well as personal conduct and character of health care professionals.
(TTh 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1-2:20 p.m.)

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Talking Dirty

Talking Dirty
Course Number Course Title Instructor
PSY 175 001 Human Sexuality Grela
PHI 251 005 Intro to Ethics Seitz

Yes, this class is all about sex-what's not to like? Join in this fascinating study of ethics as it relates to the many forms and facets of human sexuality.
(MW 10-11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)

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The HORROR! The HORROR!

The HORROR! The HORROR!
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ENG 152 002 Composition II Power
JRN 180 006 Intro to Film Geller

Hone your research writing skills with the likes of Freddy Krueger, Ellen Ripley, and Norman Bates through an exploration of horror films of the 20th and 21st centuries. Just don't go into the basement.
(TTh 10 - 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.)

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Warriors, Lovers and Slaves: Robots and Humans

Warriors, Lovers and Slaves: Robots and Humans
Course Number Course Title Instructor
ROB 220 001 Artificial Intelligence Brzezinski
ENG 151 002 Composition I Humphrey

Robots are here-but what are the ethics, dangers and possibilities of creating beings to serve us? Can mankind merge with machines, and would that be dangerous, or desirable? The Artificial Intelligence course will be combined with Composition I coursework designed specifically for robotics students.
(WM noon-3:50 p.m. and 1-3:50 p.m.)

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