RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 002 History of the Residential College
Term: WN 2017
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Fifty years ago, students and faculty at the University of Michigan felt disillusioned and concerned about the state of higher education and wanted to create something new—and the Residential College was born. In this course, today’s students will learn about the history of the RC through primary historical materials, oral history interviews, objects, and the built environment of East Quad. Students will have the opportunity to make history by documenting the story of the RC and sharing it through a web-based exhibit and other genres. The fiftieth anniversary of the RC corresponds with the bicentennial of the University of Michigan, and students in this course will attend, participate in, document, and evaluate commemorative efforts across campus.

Readings will concentrate primarily on the history of the Residential College and the University of Michigan. Depending on the focus of their research, students will also do additional reading on the wider social, cultural, political, and economic contexts surrounding the creation of the RC and key developments in its history.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include team-based research projects, and students will collaborate on the web exhibit. Students will complete several short reflective writing assignments. Students will also be required to attend some events outside of class time.

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
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24406
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15RC Ugrd
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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25826
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W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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22959
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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