The First-Year Seminar Program offers entering LS&A students a small group learning experience. Students participate in groups of approximately 18-25 and explore subjects of particular interest in collaboration with a faculty member who has chosen to work with first-year students in a seminar setting. It is hoped that students who take a seminar will find in it a sense of intellectual and social community that will make the transition from high school to a large university easier. First-Year Seminars are taught through the University Courses division of the College (Division 495) or individual departments and programs. Course descriptions can be found later in this Course Guide. First-Year Seminars are 3- or 4-credit courses which may be used toward fulfillment of the Area Distribution requirement in Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or the Introductory Composition requirement. Other seminars also meet general requirements of Quantitative Reasoning or Race & Ethnicity (when appropriate).
The following First-Year Seminars will be offered by departments
and programs in the Fall Term, 1997. First-Year Seminars are generally
restricted to first-year students, or second-year students with
permission of instructor. Course descriptions appear in the departmental
listings of this Course Guide.
This list is subject to change.
Afroamerican and African Studies 103. (SS).
001. Barrel of a Pen: African Politics in Literature. (Twumasi). M 1-4.
Astronomy 120. (NS).
001. Frontiers of Astronomy. (Hughes). MWF 3-4.
Astronomy 122. (NS).
001. The Origin of the Elements and the History of Matter. (Cowley). MWF 2-3.
Astronomy 125. (NS).
001. Observational Astronomy. MWF 11-12 & Lab M 9-11 pm.
Chinese 250. (HU).
001. Looking at Traditional China Through Its Most Famous Novel: The Story of the Stone . (Rolston). MWF 3-4.
Classical Civilization 120. (HU).
001. Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome and Beyond. (Gagos). MWF 11-12.
Classical Civilization 121. (Intro. Comp.).
001 Ancient Greek Historical Writing: Herodotus and Thucydides. (Forsdyke)
002. Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean. (Hanson). TTh 1-2:30.
Economics 195. (SS).
001. The United States in an Asia-Pacific-Centered Global Economy. (Saxonhouse). MW 4-5:30.
Geological Sciences 269. (NS).
001. Evolution of the Earth. (Halliday). TTh 8:30-10.
Geological Sciences 271. (NS).
001. Natural Hazards. (Lange). TTh 10-11:30.
Geological Sciences 273. (NS).
001. Contemporary Dinosaurs. (Cox). MWF 12-1.
Geological Sciences 283. (NS).
001. Evolution of North America. (Essene). TTh 1-2:30.
History of Art 194. (HU).
001. Artemisia Gentileschi: A Woman Painter in 17th-Century Italy. (Bissell). MW 10-11:30.
002 The Crusades. (Gillerman)
History 196. (SS).
001 U.S. Foreign Policy and International Politics Since World War II. (Connelly)
History 197. (HU).
002. European Intellectual History from the French Revolution to the First World War. (Becker). W 2-5.
003. Gender, Race, and Class in American History. (Morantz-Sanchez). T 2:30-5:30.
004. Consuming the World and the World of Consumption. (Frost). MW 11:30-1.
006 The History and Legacy of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. (DuPuis)
007 Law, Insanity, and the Criminal Self in Early Modern England. (Rabin)
Institute for Humanities 104. (Intro. Comp.).
001. Writing With, From, and Against Pictures. (Gere). MW 4-5:30.
Italian 150. (HU).
001. Writing Women in the Renaissance. (Cornish). MW 8:30-10.
Japanese 250. (HU).
001. Reiterations: Filming Fiction in Japan. (Ito). Th 1-4.
Linguistics 102. (HU).
001. Languages of Asia. (Hook). MW 4-5:30.
002. Words and Their Uses: Studying Vocabulary in Time, Space and Social Life. (Milroy). TTh 10-11:30.
Linguistics 102. (SS).
001 Dialects in Language: The Question of Identity. (Lane)
Math 127. (MSA). (QR/1).
001. Geometry and the Imagination. MTWF 10-11.
Math 128. (MSA). (QR/1).
001. Explorations in Number Theory. MTWF 12-1.
Philosophy 196. First Year Seminar.
001 Philosophy and the Future of Work. (Bergmann)
Physics 112. (NS).
001. Cosmology: The Science of the Universe. TTh 1-2:30.
Psychology 120. (SS).
001. Late Life Potential. (Perlmutter). M 2-5.
002. Language and Thought. (Gelman). MW 1-2:30.
003. Stress and Racism. (Inglehart). MW 1-2:30.
004. Thinking About Intergroup Relations. (Ybarra). MW 1-2:30.
005. Thinking About Self and Identity. (Fast). MW 2:30-4.
007. Dreams. (Wolowitz). TTh 11:30-1.
009. Psychology and Non-Ordinary Experience. (Mann). MW 1-2:30.
010. Leadership: Theory and Practice. (Morris). TTh 3-5.
012. Psychology and the Law. (Pachella). MTF 4-6.
014. MW 1-2:30.
016. Leadership: Theory and Practice. (Morris). TTh 1-3.
Psychology 120. (SS). (R&E).
011. I, Too, Sing America: Culture and Psychology. (Behling). MW 1-2:30.
013. The Psychology of Culture, Power, and Human Relations. (Beale). MW 1-2:30.
Psychology 121. (NS).
001. The Evolution of Consciousness and Cognition. (Meyer). TTh 1-2:30.
002. Consciousness. (Gehring). TTh 10-11:30.
Slavic Survey 150. (HU).
001. Cultural Diversity of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. (Shevoroshkin). TTh 1-2:30.
Slavic Film 151. (Intro. Comp.).
001. Russian Film/Russian Life. (Eagle). TTh 10-11:30.
Sociology 105. (SS).
003. People and Global Environmental Change. (Rockwell). TTh 8:30-10.
Sociology 105. (SS). (R&E).
001. Transforming America Then and Now. (Pedraza). MW 2:30-4.
002. Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community Building. (Schoem). MW 1-2:30.
South and Southeast Asian Studies 250. (HU).
002. Traditions of Poetry in Asia. (Hook). TTh 2:30-4.
004. Text, Performance and Politics in Island Southeast Asia. (Florida). TTh 10-11:30.
Statistics 125. (MSA). (QR/1).
001. Games, Gambling and Coincidences. (Keener) MWF 2-3.
Women's Studies 150. (HU).
004. Multicultural Women Writers and Narratives of Education. (Smith). TTh 10-11:30.
University Course 150. First-Year Seminar. (HU).
001. Fictional World of Ernest Hemingway. (Shafter). TTh 2:30-4.
002. Masterpieces of English Literature. (Steinhoff). TTh 10-11:30.
003. The Arts Alive: An Introduction to the Arts in Ann Arbor. (Nisbett). TTh 10-11:30.
004. Japanese Theater and Its Music. (Malm). TTh 4-5:30.
University Course 151. First-Year Seminar. (SS).
001. Women, Children, and Poverty in the 1990s. (Sarri). TTh 2:30-4.
002. Public Education for Blacks and Other Minorities. (Palmer). TTh 10-11:30.
003. Identity, Alienation, and Freedom. (Pachella). T 2:30-4, F 1-4.
004. Theories of Socioeconomic Class. (Weinberg). TTh 11:30-1.
005. Poetry in the City. (Jackson). TTh 10-11:30.
006. Race and Power in the Americas. (Skurski). MW 1-2:30.
University Course 153. First-Year Seminar. (Intro.
001. Gibbon and the Decline of the Roman Empire. (Potter). TTh 10-11:30.
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