RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 003 - Topics in the Science of Creativity and the Arts
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

“…so far as I am concerned, poetry and every other art was and is and forever will be strictly and distinctly a question of individuality.” - e e cummings, 1953
Creativity and the aesthetic response are among the most complex, pleasurable, and sometimes frustrating of human experiences. In this course we will explore the psychological and neuropsychological science behind artistic creativity and appreciation in the arts. We will ask: What is creativity? What is the creative process? Is there more than one? Does creativity differ across various fields and various media? What do creative individuals actually do in the process of creating? Is appreciating a work of art also a creative experience? Is there a science of individuality? What is the role of collaboration?

As a class we will focus primarily on the visual arts, verbal arts, and music; however, in your final written project, you will be free to consider the creative process and aesthetic experience in any medium you choose. In addition to course content on psychology and neuropsychology in the arts, you will write several essays to satisfy the University’s First-Year Writing Requirement. You will write and re-write, listen and discuss, and learn to give and receive constructive comments on your writing. Most writing in this course involves the use of evidence in support of an argument or point of view; evidence can include your own experience, that of others, and of published writing and other media, all properly cited and credited. In addition to time in class, we may attend a University Musical Society event outside of class, either in-person or virtually, on an evening or weekend.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

This course welcomes all RC first-year students. No part of this course requires you to be on campus.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Weekly readings and other media will be available asynchronously either for purchase or on Canvas. All scheduled class sessions (discussions, peer review, short lectures, etc.) will require synchronous (online) participation.

Assessment in this course is primarily on the quality of your essays, most of which are written asynchronously. Short quizzes may be synchronous or asynchronous. All will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
002 (SEM)
 Online
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
003 (SEM)
 Online
22537
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
004 (SEM)
  Hybrid
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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005 (SEM)
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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007 (SEM)
 Online
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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008 (SEM)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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009 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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010 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
011 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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013 (SEM)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
014 (SEM)
 Online
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
015 (SEM)
 Online
25285
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
016 (SEM)
  Hybrid
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Online m-t with RCCORE 100.004
017 (SEM)
  Hybrid
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: online m-t with RCCORE 100.005
018 (SEM)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: online m-t for RCCORE 100.006

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