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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


UC 102. The Student in the University.

Section 001 Limited to MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM students. CLASS MEETS SEPT 11 - NOV 6. (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Carly Michele Southworth

Prerequisites & Distribution: Michigan Community Scholars Program participant. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to critically review their role in the university and as a Michigan Community Scholars Program participant. It will allow students to consider the expectations of their university experience within a framework of theoretical perspectives. It is hoped that students will develop a broad understanding of what their university experience can include and how they can shape it to realize their academic potential and intellectual development. The course will focus on the transition from high school to college, access to faculty, identity issues, critical thinking, social justice, and community service learning. The issues and challenges of living and working in a multicultural society will be examined. The large group discussions will focus on student perceptions, relevant research, and university resources. The small group discussions will focus on the readings and areas of practical concern. This course is open only to students in the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

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UC 104. Introduction to Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Participant in UROP-in-Residence Program. (1). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/uc/104/001.nsf

Research is the search for new knowledge and there are numerous methods researchers use to seek new knowledge and or find solutions to pressing societal, medical, or other problems. Research methods can range from direct observations to intricate laboratory experiments manipulating a set of variables. This course will provide you with an introduction to the primary research methods used in different fields. The major methods we will cover are: (1)field or observational research; (2)survey research; (3)experimental design; (4) clinical research;(5) participatory action research; and (6)archival research. Throughout the academic term we will bring in faculty researchers who employ different types of research methods and engage you in activities to learn about these various research methods. In addition, we will visit research sites on and off campus. By the end of the term you should have a good understanding of a wide array of research methods and the strengths and weaknesses of these methods.

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UC 105. Perspectives on Health and Health Care.

Section 001 Restricted to students in Health Sciences Scholars Program.

Instructor(s): Michelle H O'Grady (mmidwif @umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Restricted to students enrolled in the Health Sciences Scholars Program. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/uc/105/001.nsf

This course will provide an overview of major current health and healthcare issues. Students will exchange ideas and experiences with faculty from a broad spectrum of health-related fields. Faculty will engage the students in consideration of the cultural, political, socioeconomic, and personal dimensions of health as well as the options and issues facing those who manage, provide, and evaluate healthcare. This is the core course for students in the Health Sciences Scholars Program and is open only to students in HSSP.

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UC 110 / GEOSCI 171 / BIOLOGY 110 / NRE 110 / AOSS 171. Introduction to Global Change I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ben A Van Der Pluijm (vdpluijm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1

Instructor(s):

Every day, millions of human and natural activities are altering the planet on which we live. Over the past century, through our ever-increasing population and mastery of technology, we have been changing the global environment at a pace unknown to natural history.

The University of Michigan Global Change Program offers an interdisciplinary, introductory course sequence which investigates the causes and potential impacts of these changes using a combination of traditional lecture-based and modern web-based teaching methodologies.  The Fall Academic Term course deals with issues relating to the physical, chemical and biological cycles contributing to Global Change. Students apply learned knowledge by using spreadsheet and systems modeling software to investigate the dynamics of natural systems.

The Web-based course curriculum provides unparalleled opportunities to conduct on-line Internet research. In fact, you will create your own web-based poster on a topic of your choosing. The interactive laboratory exercises provide you the opportunity to use computers to examine how natural systems function as well as develop projections of the future consequences of changes in the environment. And, perhaps most important of all, you will have ample time for discussion of the critical issues in human development and how they relate to the international business community, global economics, society as a whole and the individual. All topics are developed in a manner that students will find both accessible and enjoyable. The course grade is based on two midterm exams, a final exam, completion of laboratory modules, and a course project based on some aspect of global change. There are no prerequisites for the course and no science background is assumed. The course is appropriate for all undergraduate students, irrespective of intended concentration, and is the first of a series of courses that can be taken as part of the Global Change Minor.

You will discuss...

  • Current and Projected Global Change
  • The Role of the Individual as a Citizen of the Planet
  • Case Studies of Regional and Global Change Issues

You will create...

  • Models of Interacting Systems that Give Insight into the Collision Between Natural and Societal Processes
  • A Web-based Poster on a Related Topic of Your Choice

Topics that are covered ......

The Universe:
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Birth and Death of Stars
  • Radiation Laws
  • Origin of the Elements
  • Planetary Energy Budget
Our Planet:
  • The Age of the Earth
  • Primitive Atmospheres
  • Natural Hazards
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Chemical & Biological Evolution
  • The Building Blocks for Life
Earth's Atmospheric & Oceanic Evolution:
  • Life Processes and Earth Systems
  • The Great Ice Ages
  • Atmospheric Circulation and Weather
  • Climate and Paleoclimate
  • Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming
  • Sea Level Change
  • El Niño
The Tree of Life:
  • Emergence of Complex Life
  • Extinction and Radiation
  • The Five Kingdoms
  • Natural Selection
  • Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Ecosystems
Projected Ecological Consequences:
  • Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Likelihood of Global Climatic Change

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 002 Tom Sawyer: Our Hero?

Instructor(s): Lyall H Powers (lhpowers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We shall read Twain's "Old Times on the Mississippi" (1874-75), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883), and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). We shall look at Twain's two most famous depictions of Tom Sawyer (and his companion Huck) and the two reminiscences that provide the nostalgic background for each "Old Times" and Life On respectively. We shall look at and ponder the qualities of Tom and his adventures that apparently account for his popularity (and his creator's approval); and then note the development of Tom (and Huck) in the sequel. What do the two river pieces add to our understanding of that development? What do these four pieces together tell us about Twain as one of our three greatest novelists, and (most importantly) what do they tell us about our culture and ourselves?

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 004 Music in Our Lives.

Instructor(s): Louis B Nagel (julou@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will focus on how people listen to music and music's impact on communities of people who listen to it. In the first weeks of the course students will learn how to listen to music and explore the interaction of different elements of music, such as rhythm, melody, harmony, etc. As we begin to listen to a wider range of music, we will explore the impact of music in cases such as the Paris riot of 1913 following the performance of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" or the reaction of King George to the "Hallelujah Chorus" at the conclusion of Handel's "Messiah." We will consider the impact of popular music, religious music, and the band as examples of how music has reached out into all types of communities. Students will attend three musical events and write reviews of each based on concepts explored in class. The professor will present and perform numerous examples of music on the piano, there will be invited soloists and chamber ensembles, and students who wish may share their musical talents in class.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 001 Community in the 21st Century: Exploring Home, Identity, and Place in Virtual Context.

Instructor(s): Maurita Holland (mholland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/uc/151/001.nsf

This seminar will explore the possibilities for using the World Wide Web for documenting, celebrating, and sharing a sense of place. We will begin with an examination of physical place as ecology, as a community of shared values or perspective, and as a culture. Is there a global community in natural systems that transcend human communities? In a world where people move frequently and freely, how is community created? Can human cultures be maintained as national boundaries blur? The course will proceed to a consideration of Web-based community. Can "place" be virtual space? Is a community bounded by physical geography? Can individuals live in multiple communities?

Through reading, discussion, and written assignments, students will develop their own sense of place. The course will culminate in individual, place-based projects. Students will use information technology, including digital cameras, Web authoring tools, and display technology to write, photograph, publish, and report orally their individual work.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 003 Environment, Sustainability & Social Change. Meets with NRE 139.019.

Instructor(s): James E Crowfoot (crowfoot@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Environment 139.019.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 004 Human Sexuality & Gender Issues.

Instructor(s): Frances L Mayes (frnmayes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/uc/151/004.nsf

Issues of human sexuality and gender are explored from many perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, religious, and physiological. All people are sexual throughout their lives, although the expression of our sex and gender is one of the most diverse and controversial areas in personal and public arenas. The diversities of biological sex, gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior, and the interplay among them are presented and reinforced through readings, exercises, videos, guest speakers, and weekly written assignments. We will discuss sexual difficulties such as infertility, STDs, sexual dysfunction, and sexual victimization along with prevention and treatment strategies. We will examine social and political issues such as civil rights for sexual minorities, sex and the law, date rape, pornography, the impact of AIDS, public and private morality, etc. Issues especially relevant for students are explored, including choice of sexual partners and behaviors, the influence of drugs, alcohol, and smoking on sexual function and sexual decision-making, sexual values and religious attitudes toward sex, and the wide range of possible lifestyles from celibacy to polyamory to paraphilias. The course requires access to the Internet, and uses a variety of Web-based resources and communication modes, as well as a textbook and readings from various journals. Weekly short papers and a term project are required. Opportunities for help with developing presentation skills are available.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 005 Science & the Practice of Dentistry in the 21st Century.

Instructor(s): Russell S Taichman (rtaich@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will examine the development of dentistry from its origins to its present status as a scientifically-driven health care discipline. Students will critically evaluate how science has influenced the development of dentistry as a discipline for the past century and explore how emerging scientific disciplines are likely to change the practice of dentistry in the next millennium.

Please attend every session if possible. If you are unable to attend a class, please email me before hand. This is not a lecture course with a final written exam. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, ask questions, and offer opinions.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 006 Health Care, Privilege, Community.

Instructor(s): Terence Joiner (tjoiner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"Health Care, Privilege, and Community" will consist of four sections. The first will provide an overview of medical and health care concepts and terms as they relate to multiculturalism. The understanding of these concepts will be critical for students, as they lay the groundwork for the remainder of the course. The class will examine issues relating to consumers of health care, which will include discussions of the major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Many of the class discussions will focus on these new consumers, e.g., various ethnic communities, elders, and other interest groups that have been "left behind" as major players in healthcare. In addition, the class will take a look at physicians and other types of health care providers with special attention to the providers from the major demographic groups. Thirdly, we will examine the dilemmas within our health care system. Class discussions will focus on health disparities, ethical issues related to research in different ethnic groups, and discrimination in health care. Finally, solutions to the present health care dilemmas will be discussed. We will investigate the future challenges for equitable health care based on the demographic changes that have occurred in the United States over the last two decades. It will be important for students to gain an understanding of how these changes have resulted in new important consumers and providers of health care services. Subsequently, a discussion of current health disparities today will be an integral part of understanding whether they will persist in the future.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 009 Lives of Urban Children and Youth: Schools, Community, and Power.

Instructor(s): Stella L Raudenbush (stellarl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~lucyweb/

UC 151 is a service-learning course that integrates traditional coursework with personal reflection and community involvement. The goal of the course is to explore the dynamics of formal and informal education in urban settings. This course will help university students understand the effects of social history and culture on the social identity of young children and how community members, especially elders, help to create and support positive roles for young children within this community. Students will work closely with members of the community and program staff to document cultural beliefs and practices that help to shape social identity and social expectations within the community.

As a requirement for the course, students will complete five hours of service each week in the Detroit public school system to develop practical service-learning models. Assisting educators in implementing these developed programs will give students the opportunity to put into practice the theory of service-learning.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 011 Medicine & the Media from Hippocrates Through "ER".

Instructor(s): Raymond Hobbs (rhobbs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We will study the development of medicine as a science and how its perception has changed through the media. Students will explore their own beliefs about medicine through literature such as The Citadel, Intern, and The House of God, and movies and television series such as The Hospital, Marcus Welby M.D., St. Elsewhere, and ER. Much of the course will focus on the discussion of ethical issues and the crystallization of students' own beliefs about medicine in the 21st century.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 012 Identity, Alienation, Freedom.

Instructor(s): Robert G Pachella (pachella@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The purpose of this seminar will be to explore the concepts of identity, alienation, and freedom as psychological and philosophical concepts. However, the orientation will be specific and applied to the normal situations and predicaments that college students experience. Questions to be considered: surviving as an individual in a large and often impersonal university; living up to and/or dealing with the expectations of parents and teachers; questioning authority in the context of the classroom; trading-off career pressures and personal goals in setting educational priorities. Of special importance will be the examination of the sometimes frightening loss of a sense of identity that often accompanies significant alterations in lifestyle, such as that experienced by students in the transition from high school to college, or later, in the transition from college to the "real world." In addition to regular class meetings, each student will meet individually with the instructor every third week to develop and discuss individual reading and writing assignments. Grades will be determined by the quantity and quality of this reading and writing.

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UC 152. First-Year Natural Science Seminar.

Section 001 Applied Environmental Geology.

Instructor(s): Donald H Gray

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Applied environmental geology is the application of geological data, techniques, and principles to the study and interpretation of materials and land forms comprising the earth's surface. The main goal of the seminar is to introduce students to some of these principles and techniques and to discuss the relevance of engineering geology in environmental issues and concerns. Topics covered in the seminar include: geologic origin and properties of rocks and soil; geologic processes (with emphasis on glacial land form development, seismic activity, subsidence, surficial erosion, and mass wasting); geologic structures and their engineering significance; interpretation of geologic, soil, and topographic maps; terrain analysis; identification and evaluation of geologic hazards; geologic considerations affecting facility siting; and engineering geology aspects of waste disposal in the ground. Students will have hands-on opportunities to conduct terrain analyses using air photos, topographic maps, and geologic maps; to conduct a geological field reconnaissance of different areas of campus; to prepare engineering geology use suitability maps for proposed land uses; and to visit USGS and other selected Web sites to obtain specific geological information.

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UC 163. Biotechnology and Human Values.

Section 001 Meets with Engineering 100.500

Instructor(s): Matthew O'Donnell (odonnel@umich.edu), Mimi Adam (mimiadam@umich.edu), Peter A Ubel

Prerequisites & Distribution: First-year students only. (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/engr/100/500.nsf

Biotechnology combines the engineering principles of analysis, design, and optimization with the tools of cellular and molecular biology. It impacts nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from the food we eat to the medicine we take. The primary purpose of this course is to teach a basic vocabulary in biotechnology and expose students to the breadth of biotechnology and its impact on our daily lives. Topics will cover a broad range of applications in genetics, molecular diagnostics, molecular imaging, and clinical devices. A key additional component will be to investigate human values issues, such as ethical questions and cost effectiveness, arising from these technologies. Teamwork in the lab and through an independent project is emphasized. Report writing and presentations are required throughout the term, culminating with a final report and public presentation.

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UC 201 / AERO 201. U.S. Aviation History & Its Development into Air Power.

Instructor(s): John F Gaughan II (jgaughan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course traces the development of aviation from the 18th century a time of balloons and dirigibles to the present, and examines how technology has affected the growth and development of air power. In addition, this course traces the use and development of air power through World War I and World War II, the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts, employment in relief missions and civic action programs in the late 1960s, and employment in military actions concluding with Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

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UC 210. Perspectives on Careers in Medicine and Health Care.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frances B Zorn (franzorn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/ugl/classes/univ210/

This course is for students considering a career in a health profession. It is designed to help them acquire perspectives to facilitate their decision-making process. Health care professionals visit the class and share their educational and professional experiences. Students become acquainted with the prerequisites for professional and graduate schools and spend time with dental, medical, osteopathic, nursing, and public health students. We consider problems facing the health professions in the 21st century: problems of health care delivery; the high cost of medical care and prescription drugs, and the effects on the uninsured (43 million plus people) and the underinsured. We discuss issues related to malpractice and death and dying. Students are expected to respond in writing and in class to visitors, to reading materials, and to films. A course pack containing the syllabus and W;T (yes, that is spelled correctly) by Margaret Edson are the text materials required. All students are responsible for taking definite steps toward the development of their own goals through a self-inventory of their values, skills, and interests, and through a term paper exploring a possible career direction. Evaluation is based on class attendance and participation in discussions and the completion of all reading and participation in discussions and the completion of all reading and writing assignments. Interested students must contact the instructor or a CSP counselor at CSP, G155 Angell to receive an override. The class meets on-campus Monday 3-5 and on Thursday 7-9:30 p.m. at 2130 Dorset Road, Ann Arbor. Dorset Road is about a mile from campus (map available at CSP). Students are responsible for their own transportation to the first Thursday evening session, when rides will be arranged for the remainder of the term. Student who have conflicts with the Thursday evening meeting should not enroll in the class. That work is essential to the successful completion of the course work and is not available in a text book.

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UC 250. Collegiate Seminars.

Section 001 Hopes & Fears of the Modern Self.

Instructor(s): Paul W Sunstein (sunstein@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to any student who has completed the introductory composition requirement. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Is the modern individual one who is self-determining, self-aware, compassionate and freed from comforting myths, or rather a member of a "lonely crowd," self-involved, without grand passion, and disenchanted? We will consider this enigmatic self in its pronounced contrast to the two most significant traditions that have shaped it, the Judeo/Christian tradition and Greek antiquity.

This seminar aims to make classical understandings of freedom, happiness, and misery come alive for today's students. The course begins by an examination of the Biblical background and a brief selection from St. Augustine's Confessions. We then consider a few classic statements from the works of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Locke, thinkers who first conceived the hopes and desires of the modern self as an expression of secularized Christianity. Next comes Rousseau's anti-Augustinian Confessions, designed to lead readers to a new level of honesty and liberating self-knowledge. We will see how Rousseau constructs the paradigmatic life history of the creative and dynamic "modern individual."

We will next see how Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground reconstructs this individual, and displays the ambivalence and anguish of the modern anti-hero in an era in which, as Nietzsche declared, "God is dead." We will read classic statements of "the crisis of modernity" in Marx, Nietzsche, and T.S. Eliot. Finally, in order to stand outside of the entire Biblical/anti-Biblical configuration of modern thought and examine the Greek alternative, we will turn to Aristotle's Ethics. We will debate the merits of Aristotle's understanding of freedom, happiness, and misery against its modern counterparts. Selections from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America will help us to analyze modern democratic man and society as Aristotle might have done.

The overall aim of this seminar is to promote self-reflection by understanding ourselves in light of the above mentioned authors. With this goal in mind, students are encouraged to continue our discussions by meeting together outside of class. More practically, this course is designed to teach students to read closely and patiently, both critically and appreciatively. Paper topics are formulated with this purpose in mind, the goal being to produce two short gems. Students are expected to read and assimilate some lessons from The Elements of Style, and are also required to meet with the instructor to discuss their written work. Course requirements include two papers, midterm and final exams, and occasional quizzes.

Students previously must have satisfied the Introductory Composition requirement.

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UC 260. Law, Ethics, and the Life Sciences.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nicholas H Steneck (nsteneck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three years of high school science. Enrollment is restricted to first- and second year students. (4). (ID).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~uc260/

Instructors:

  • Nicholas Steneck, Professor, History (Course Coordinator)
  • Edward Goldman, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
  • Sofia Merajver, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Elizabeth Petty, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Janine Maddock

Law, Ethics, and the Life Sciences introduces students to the scientific, social, legal, and ethical dimensions of the life sciences through a close look at the use of genetic information in health decisions and testing for identity, such as crime detection. Following background lectures on different approaches to learning in law, natural science, social science, and the humanities, two case studies on health and identity testing will be explored in depth in lectures, discussion, and laboratories.

Weekly class time consists of two 75-minute lectures and a combined four-hour discussion/laboratory. Discussion (1 hr) meets every week. The laboratory portion (3 hrs) meets seven times during the term. During the lab periods, students learn how to study DNA using PCR and to use PCR to solve a crime. Throughout the term, students also work as part of a small team charged with developing a digital-media presentation that will inform the public about a controversial issue in the life sciences.

The course is team-taught by a scientist, two physicians, a lawyer, and a humanist/historian. Students also work with graduate student instructors and undergraduate mentors, who work with the digital project teams. For more information, check the course website at http://www.umich.edu/~uc260.

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UC 261 / PSYCH 231. Brain, Learning, and Memory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Maren (maren@umich.edu), John Jonides (jjonides@umich.edu), Hylan Moises (moises@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Enrollment is restricted to first- and second year students. (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/uc/261/001.nsf

This course will survey integrative and cellular aspects of neuroscience with a focus on the neural mechanisms of learning and memory. It will include both lecture and laboratory components. Topics will include nonassociative learning (habituation and sensitization) in invertebrates, associative conditioning of motor and emotional responses in vertebrates, genetics of learning and memory, synaptic plasticity and learning, molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in learning and memory, quantitative and computation models of synaptic plasticity and learning, cognitive neuroimaging of human learning and memory, and clinical neuropathology of learning and memory in humans. The topics of the course will span many levels of biological organization from behavior to genomic regulation. The intent of the module is to present an integrative picture of the organization and function of learning and memory systems in both simple and complex nervous systems. First- and second-year undergraduates are welcome.

Readings will be assigned from Memory: From Mind to Molecules (Squire and Kandel), and a course pack. Grades will be based on three examinations and six laboratory reports.

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UC 263. Stradivarius as Biologist: Cultivating Bel Canto through Sound and Vision.

Section 001 Meets with Movement Science 313.001.

Instructor(s): Melissa Gross (mgross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (ID).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/mvs/313/001.nsf

Instructors:

  • Gregory Wakefield (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science),
  • Melissa Gross (Kinesiology),
  • Freda Herseth (Voice),
  • Norman Hogikyan (Otorhinolaryngology),
  • Michael Rodemer (Art & Design),
  • George Shirley (Music)

Whether it's a birthday greeting, the national anthem, a song on the radio, or an opera aria, singing is a part of our everyday lives. As we sing, we take for granted the many biological processes we draw upon to support the sound of our voices. Stradivarius as Biologist draws attention to these processes and their contribution to singing. The course introduces basic principles in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, perception, and vocal health as they relate to vocal production. Bel Canto, when translated, means beautiful singing. You will be introduced to techniques drawn from a three-hundred year tradition of vocal training, and will learn about the biological basis of these techniques. Using scientific visualization procedures, you will learn how to image the sound of your voice, the dynamically varying posture of your body, and the patterns of your muscular activity as you sing. You will learn how to relate these measurements to the underlying biology of vocal production, and how the biological principles of vocal production can be applied to improve not only your singing skills, but your speaking skills as well. The course is designed for anyone with interests in singing and biology. It also welcomes students with specialized backgrounds and interests in vocal performance, linguistics, acoustics, performing arts medicine, sound installation and performance art, music technology, acting, perception, medical imaging, tissue engineering, and digital signal processing.

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UC 264 / CDB 264 / PHYSICS 264 / PSYCH 241. Introduction to Sensory Systems: Sound, Hearing, and Deafness.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kate Barald (kfbarald@umich.edu), John Middlebrooks (jmidd@umich.edu), Karl Grosh (grosh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/engr/195/056.nsf

At the threshold for hearing sensation, the sensory cells of the ear detect displacements on a scale of the diameter of hydrogen molecules. The ear can discriminate sound levels across a range of 6 orders of magnitude of pressure. It can distinguish frequencies that differ by 1% over a range of 10 octaves. How are these feats accomplished with biological tissue? This course is wide-ranging, from the physics of sound propagation to gene therapy approaches and designs of cochlear implants in humans. Discussions in class are complemented by laboratory work that involves the latest hi-tech sound equipment and the use of anechoic chambers. Students will also build a working model of the cochlea. Subtopics in the course include pitch perception, speech perception, and topics in neuroethology such as how various species have adapted their auditory systems for specialized tasks (including bat biosonar and sound localization by owls). We'll also discuss aspects of inner ear development, the molecular and cellular basis of cochlear (and other sound detecting organ) development, the neurobiology of hearing and deafness, hair cell regeneration and why it doesn't happen in humans, deafness genes and gene therapy approaches.

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UC 280. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: First or second year standing, and permission of instructor. A maximum of eight credits may be elected through lower-division UROP research courses (UC 280, 281, ENGR 280, MOVESCI 280, SPTMGMTC 280, and PHYSED 280). (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). A maximum of eight credits of UC 280 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~urop/

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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UC 390. Disciplinary Study in a Second Language.

Section 001 Latin America: The Colonial Period LAC section in Spanish: Must be enrolled concurrently in HISTORY 347.004 or ANTHRCUL 346.004. Meets with History 347.001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Scott (rjscott@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Fourth-term language proficiency, and permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

As part of Language Across the Curriculum, this one-credit section will be taught in Spanish. Students must be enrolled concurrently in section 004 of History 347/AnthrCul 346 (Latin America: The Colonial Period).

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

UC 402 / MILSCI 402. Military Professionalism and Professional Ethics.

Section 003.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of MOEP chair. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores concepts of military professionalism and relates these concepts to issues in military ethics, conduct of military operations, and national security. Contemporary military leadership issues are explored. Selected professional developemnt topics also are addressed to faciliate the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Standards of conduct governing Army personnel are presented to inform cadets of expected and proper behavior while in the service of the military. The 90 minute laboratory places the senior student in positions of leadership.

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UC 490. Disciplinary Study in a Second Language.

Section 001 19th Century European Culture & Intellectual History. Meets w/ German 401.001 Meets with RCSSCI 460.

Instructor(s): Scott Spector (spec@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Fourth-term language proficiency, and permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

As part of the Language Across the Curriculum, this one-credit section will be taught in German. Students must be concurrently enrolled in German 401.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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