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LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, GR, Fall 2007, Dept = RCCORE

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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
RCCORE 100 — First Year Seminar
Section 011, SEM

Instructor: Sloat,Barbara M

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: FYWR

An introductory course taken by all Residential College and Inteflex first-year students. Theme, readings, and methodology vary, but the common purpose of all Seminars is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the University and encourage them to become active and responsible in the learning process. Oral and written skills are stressed; students write frequent essays based on class readings and group discussions.

Advisory Prerequisite: 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.

RCCORE 100 — First Year Seminar
Section 016, SEM

Instructor: Hernandez,Lolita

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: FYWR

An introductory course taken by all Residential College and Inteflex first-year students. Theme, readings, and methodology vary, but the common purpose of all Seminars is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the University and encourage them to become active and responsible in the learning process. Oral and written skills are stressed; students write frequent essays based on class readings and group discussions.

Advisory Prerequisite: 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.

RCCORE 105 — Logic and Language
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Cohen,Carl

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, MSA

Argument is the focus of this course, both in symbols and in language. We deal with the forms of arguments, the application of them, what makes them valid or invalid, weak or strong. We do this in two concurrent ways:

1. Microcosmically, we examine the structure of arguments, what makes them tick. In the deductive sphere we deal with the relations of truth and validity to develop the logic of propositions, and we briefly enter the logic of quantification. In the inductive sphere, we deal with argument by analogy, and causal analysis, and with elementary probability theory.
2. Macrocosmically, we analyze real arguments in controversial contexts, as they are presented in classical and contemporary philosophical writing: ethical arguments (in Plato); political arguments (in J.S. Mill); and legal arguments as they appear in Supreme Court decisions. In all cases both substance and form are grist for our mill.

Books:

• Plato, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
• R. Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
• D. Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
• D. Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
• J. S. Mill, On Liberty
• Carl Cohen and Irving Copi, Introduction to Logic

RCCORE 205 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8
Other: INDEPENDENT

Students must submit a written proposal approved by a faculty sponsor outlining the proposed topic, the readings, and the final product of the project.

Advisory Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 206 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

RCCORE 209 — Study Off-Campus
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 16
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 306 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: André,Naomi A

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course explores the parameters of racial and ethnic identities in music; primarily, but not exclusively, in Western art music. From the discourse surrounding exoticism and Orientalism, to the effects of evocative instrumentation, the use of dialect, and foreign subjects, the focus of this class is to understand how racial and ethnic difference can be portrayed musically. Musical case studies will be drawn from the late eighteenth century through the present with a strong emphasis on the nineteenth century and opera. Central questions to be raised are: how is racial/ethnic difference expressed musically? Who is representing whom? What is the intersection between the original performing context and our understanding of these works today? This course encourages interdisciplinary dialogue. Readings will be drawn from post-colonial and cultural studies as well as musicology. No previous music classes are prerequisite and harmonic analysis will be presented in a form accessible to students without a specialized musical background. Grades will be based on writing assignments, in-class quizzes, a take home final and class participation.

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Wright,Jason M

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the U.S. is often conflated with folk art, ethnic art, art of the insane, as well as a variety of popular forms of self-expression. This class will focus on a broad selection of these non-traditional or marginalized art forms. Together, these art practices have defined and popularized the idea of the artist outsider, and affected the changing shape of mainstream art. We will examine the boundaries of inside/outside, and the ways in which these shifting boundaries shed light on the larger study of creativity, marginality, art, and culture. A range of artists and practices spanning from folk art to "visionary" artist environments, to graffiti art, Zines, and the Burningman community will be discussed.

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 003, SEM

Instructor: Mendeloff,Katherine

FA 2007
Credits: 4

A topics course taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle. Some versions are taught one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and titles.

RCCORE 406 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

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