Courses in Pilot Program (Division 445)

110. Individual and Society I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

Pilot seminar on issues of individual growth and adjustment in the context of the problems and forces experienced in contemporary society. There is a dual emphasis on theoretical understanding and self-knowledge.

112. Studies in Social and Political History I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

Pilot seminar on selected issues in social and political history. This seminar focuses on historical phenomena that particular promises for illuminating contemporary issues.

118. Cross-Cultural Studies I. Pilot Program student. (3). (Excl).

Pilot seminar in cross-cultural studies. This seminar is intended to expand the cultural range of students' knowledge and appreciation. The focus shifts with the background and expertise of the program's teaching Resident Fellows. ]

120. Political and Social Problems I. Pilot Program students. (3). (Excl).

Pilot seminar on public issues. This seminar will, in its various sections, examine difficult and important problems in the realms of the environment, domestic politics, group relations, welfare and economics, and international affairs. The focus will be sharp and well-defined in order to provide the student with thouough of the problem that is chosen. When appropriate, manifestations in the Ann Arbor community of larger problems will be explored.

165. Pilot Composition. (4). (Introductory Composition).

The Pilot Program will offer several sections of Pilot 165, Pilot Composition. This course fulfills the first-year composition requirement. All sections of Pilot 165 emphasize argumentative writing in order to prepare students for writing in the various courses they will be taking at the University. Pilot 165 emphasizes revision, clarity, and simplicity. Each section has a subject-matter theme that derives from the interest of the instructor and that provides a focus for the reading and writing of students. Cost:2 WL:3

189/Sociology 204. Intergroup Relations and Conflict. (3). (SS).

INTERGROUP RELATIONS AND CONFLICT This course is borne out of the realization that never in the history of our society have major global, social and individual problems been as prevalent as today. Often, these problems have been accompanied by high levels of violence and destruction. The purpose of this course is to share with you some of the major theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding and identifying problems in intergroup relations and in developing useful skills in dealing with conflict situations. At the heart of this course is the systematic analysis of the historical origins and the structural causes of significant and persistent human conflicts among individuals, groups, communities identity groups, and nations. We also seek to advance our understanding of the processes and conditions requisite for the cooperative, just and peaceful resolutions of these conflicts. It is safe to predict that, over the next generation, our society's greatest opportunities will be offered to those who have developed keener insights and skills in addressing the resolution of major social problems. It is our hope that the course's theoretical content and participatory teaching style will significantly contribute in educating students to become more skilled, humane, and compassionate in the analysis, management and non-violent resolution of conflicts. Will count for SS credit.


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