92-93 LS&A Bulletin

Residential College

133 Tyler, East Quadrangle


Herbert J. Eagle, Director


Carl Cohen, Political philosophy, moral philosophy, bioethics, logic

Fred Cooper, Social Sciences: African history

Ann Larimore, Social Sciences: Women as farmers, cultural geography and ecology, Turkey and the Middle East

Thomas Weisskopf, Social Sciences: political economy

David Winter, Social Sciences: political psychology

Associate Professors

Jane Burbank, Social Sciences: History of Russia and the Soviet Union, Russian and Soviet culture and politics

Walter Clark, Aesthetic education, poetry, New England literature

Hubert Cohen, Film studies and film criticism, narrative literature

Herbert Eagle, Russian literature, Slavic and East European film, literary theory

Yi-tsi Feuerwerker, Literary criticism, Chinese literature

Max Heirich, Social Sciences: Medical sociology, social theory, social change

John Lawler, Linguistics, semantics, computation, metaphor

Assistant Professor

Roger Rouse, Social Science: Anthropology

Visiting Assistant Professor

Gail Nomura, Social Science: Asian-American studies


Carolyn Balducci, Writing of young adult fiction, biography, film scripts

Galya Barinova, Russian language

Maria Barna, Solo and chamber music, piano

Charles Bright, Social Science: Twentieth century world history, American political history, Detroit history

Robert Brown, Drama, playwriting and directing

Sylvie Carduner, French language

Larry Cressman, Printmaking, drawing

Susan Crowell, Ceramics, ceramics history and criticism, design

Beth Genne, Art history, interdisciplinary humanities

Henry Greenspan, Clinical psychology, adult development

Michael Hannum, Photography, holography

Warren Hecht, Creative writing

Jane Heirich, Chamber music, vocal technique, music theory and composition

Miguel Iglesias, Spanish language

Monique Kavanagh, French language

Kenneth Mikolowski, Poetry writing, contemporary American poetry

Barbra Morris, Television text analysis, screenwriting and production, academic writing

Eliana Moya-Raggio, Spanish language

Erika Paslick, German language

Deba Patnaik, Humanities: cross-cultural studies

Fred Peters, Comparative literature, German studies, interdisciplinary humanities

Jose Vicente Perez, Spanish language

Ann Savageau, Fiber arts, design

Janet Hegman Shier, German language, foreign language theatre

Barbara Sloat, Biology, gender and science

Cynthia Sowers, Narrative fiction, literature and the visual arts

Martin Walsh, Drama

Susan Wright, History of twentieth century science and technology, biotechnology, science policy

Walburga Zahn, German language

Professor Emeritus James Robertson.

The Residential College is a four year, degree-granting unit within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. The RC offers courses and concentrations of its own. Students in the RC elect a substantial number of courses within LS&A and often complete LS&A concentrations. Honors students are eligible to join the RC. The RC actively encourages applications from minority students.

The College opened in 1967 and presently enrolls over 900 students. The faculty is comprised of over fifty full or part-time lecturers and professors, most of the latter on joint appointment with LS&A departments or other schools and colleges of the University. The curriculum includes multidisciplinary approaches to the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Courses are also offered in fine arts, music, and languages. Concentrations open exclusively to RC students include: Drama, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Arts and Ideas in the Humanities, Social Science, and Individualized Concentration. RC faculty advisors assist students with academic planning and personal concerns.

Residential College students are required to live in East Quadrangle for the first two years of the undergraduate program. East Quadrangle houses administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, a library, art and music studios, a theatre, a computer room, a language laboratory, a snack shop, and other facilities supportive of the academic and community life of the Residential College.

A degree from the Residential College requires:

1. A First Year Seminar (Core 100).

2. Foreign language study through proficiency and an upper-level seminar in the language (or the equivalent twenty credits in a language not taught in Residential College).

3. An LS&A area distribution plan (both RC and LS&A courses may be included).

4. A concentration chosen from among regular LS&A or Residential College concentration programs, or an individualized concentration program elected through the Residential College.

5. An arts practicum.

6. Students are expected to complete four to six RC courses (depending on the field of concentration) beyond completion of the First-Year Seminar and the RC language requirement.

7. A minimum of 120 credits.

8. At least 60 credits outside the area of concentration.

Candidates for a Residential College degree must be in good academic standing and fulfill all Residential College and LS&A requirements for graduation. Residential College students are graded by written evaluations instead of letter grades in their RC courses but have the option of electing letter grades when they attain junior standing or take upper-level RC courses. RC students receive letter grades in LS&A courses. The Residential College confers only the A.B. and B.S. degrees; it does not grant the B.G.S. degree.

University of Michigan students interested in Residential College programs and courses should contact the RC Counseling Office (134 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0032) or visit in person. Others should contact the RC Admissions Office, 133 Tyler, East Quadrangle, 763-0176.

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