Fall '99 Course Guide

First-Year Seminars for Fall Term 1999

The First-Year Seminar Program offers entering LS&A students a small group learning experience. Students participate in groups of approximately 18-20 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, and Mathematical and Symbolic Analysis; the Quantitative Reasoning requirement; or the Introductory Composition requirement.

The following First-Year Seminars will be offered by departments and programs in the Fall Term, 1999. Course descriptions appear in the departmental listings of this Course Guide.

Only first-year students (including first-year students with sophomore standing) may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All other students need permission of instructor.

This list is subject to change.

Fall Term 1999 Course Guide homepage


CAAS 103. First Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Independent Study and Special Topics

Section 001 Barrel of A Pen: African Politics in Literature

Instructor(s): Yaw Twumasi (yawt@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Amer. Cult. 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Politics and Culture of Race in Post-1945 U.S. Meets with Hist 196.003. Evening Meetings on Sept. 13 & Nov. 13, 7-10 P.M. Required As Part of First-Year Intergroup Relations Seminars (FIGS)

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Bio. Anthro. 168. First Year Seminar in Primate Field Studies. (3). (NS).

Instructor(s): John Mitani (mitani@umich.edu)

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Anthro. 158. First Year Seminar in Cultural Anthropology. (3). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 001 Race and Power in the Americas

Instructor(s): Julie Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

Asian St. 150. First Year Seminar in Asian Studies: Civilizations of Asia. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Languages of Asia

Instructor(s): William Baxter (wbaxter@umich.edu)

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Japanese 250/Asian Studies 252. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture. (3). (HU).

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001 Reiterations: Filming Fiction in Japan

Instructor(s): Ken Ito (kenkito@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Astro. 120. Frontiers of Astronomy. (3). (NS).

Instructor(s): Philip Hughes (hughes@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Astro. 125. Observational Astronomy. (4). (NS).

Instructor(s): Gary Bernstein (garyb@umich.edu)

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Astro. 130. Explorations in Astronomy. (3). (NS).

Instructor(s): Douglas Richstone (dor@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Biol. 120. First Year Seminar in Biology. (3). (NS).

Section 001 Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

Instructor(s): Alice Reinarz (areinarz@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Class. Civ. 120. First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities). (3). (HU).

Section 001 Theaters of Identity: Ancient Greece

Instructor(s): James Porter (jport@umich.edu)

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Class. Civ. 120. First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities). (3). (HU).

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Class. Civ. 120. First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities). (3). (HU).

Section 003 Remembrance of Things Past? Social Memory in Greece and Rome

Instructor(s): Susan Alcock (salcock@umich.edu)

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Engl. 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Section 019, 066 Literature and Loss

Instructor(s): Rebecca Egger (egger@umich.edu)

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Engl. 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Section 053 Film and Society

Instructor(s): Alan Howes (ahowes@umich.edu)

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Engl. 124. College Writing: Writing and Literature. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Section 066 Literature and Loss

Instructor(s): Rebecca Egger (egger@umich.edu)

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Geol. Sci. 140. Science and the Media. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s): Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni (crlb@umich.edu)

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Geol. Sci. 146(270). Plate Tectonics. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s): Pares

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

Geol. Sci. 147(271). Natural Hazards. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s): Rebecca Lange (becky@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

Geol. Sci. 279/Environ. Stud. 359. Ocean Resources. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s): Philip Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Dutch 160. First Year Seminar: Colonialism and its Aftermath. (3). (HU).

Instructor(s): Ton Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

History 196. First-Year Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 001 History of Jewish Women from Talmud to Tekhines

Instructor(s): Stefanie Siegmund (siegmund@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

History 196. First-Year Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 003 Politics and Culture of Race in Post-1945 U.S. Meets with American Culture 102.001. Evening Meetings. on Sept. 13 & Nov. 13, 7-10 P.M. Required As Part of First-Year Intergroup Relations Seminars (FIGS)

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

History 197. First-Year Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Caesar, Augustus, and the Roman Revolution

Instructor(s): Raymond Van Dam (rvandam@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Hist. Art 194. First Year Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Medieval Art

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Hist. Art 194. First Year Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 002 Asian Art

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Inst. Hum. 101. First Year Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Dance, Landscape in Memory: Movement and Journal that Re-creates Body Geography

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Ling. 102. First Year Seminar (Humanities). (3). (HU).

Section 001 Languages of Europe

Instructor(s): Peter Hook (pehook@umich.edu)

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Ling. 102. First Year Seminar (Humanities). (3). (HU).

Section 002 Exploring Diversity in Language

Instructor(s): Sarah Thomason (thomason@umich.edu)

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Ling. 102. First Year Seminar (Humanities). (3). (HU).

Section 003 Deciphering Ancient Languages

Instructor(s): William Baxter (wbaxter@umich.edu)

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Math. 128. Explorations in Number Theory. (4). (MSA).

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Philo. 196. First Year Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 003 Introduction to Bioethics

Instructor(s): Rebecca Walker

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Physics 112. Cosmology: The Science of the Universe. (3). (NS).

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Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Constructing The Self

Instructor(s): Kimberlyn Leary (kimleary@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 4

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 002 Social Change and Child Development in Africa

Instructor(s): Oscar Barbarin (barbarin@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 003 Psychology and Law

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 5: New students will be added from the waitlist in the order that they are on the waitlist only if space opens up when currently enrolled students drop the course. Be sure that the instructor has your current local phone number or e-mail.

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 004 Diversity and the Coming of Age in the United States

Instructor(s): Pamela Reid (pamreid@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 005 Racism Underground: Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Prejudice in America

Instructor(s): Denise Sekaquaptewa (dsekaqua@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 006 Positive Psychology: The Science of Optimal Human Functioning

Instructor(s): Barbara Fredrickson (blf@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 007 Psychology and Culture of Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

Instructor(s): Ann Merriwether (annmerri@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 3

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 008 The Future of Work and Your Work Future

Instructor(s): Richard Price (ricprice@umich.edu)

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Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 010 Psychology and Non-Ordinary Experience

Instructor(s): Richard Mann (rdmann@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 011 The Psychology of Culture, Power, and Human Relations

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu)

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Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 012 Late Life Potential

Instructor(s): Marion Perlmutter (perlmut@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 013, 014 Leadership: Theory and Practice

Instructor(s): Charles Morris (tmorris@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Psych. 121. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science. (3). (NS).

Section 001 The Evolution of Consciousness and Cognition

Instructor(s): David Meyer (demeyer@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Environ. St. 359/Geol. 279. Ocean Resources. (3). (NS).

Instructor(s): Philip Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu)

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French 244. Issues in Race and Cultural Diversity in the Francophone World. (3). (HU).

Courses Taught in English (without language prerequisite)

Instructor(s): Frieda Ekotto (ekotto@umich.edu)

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Italian 150. First Year Seminar in Italian Studies. (3). (HU).

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 Society and Its Discontents

Instructor(s): Alison Cornish (acorn@umich.edu)

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Portuguese 150. First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Brazilian Women

Instructor(s): Niedja Fedrigo (niedja@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Slavic 151. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Section 001 Russian Film/Russian Life. Required Film Screening Mondays, 7-9 PM

Instructor(s): Herbert Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Democracy, Diversity, and Community

Instructor(s): David Schoem (dschoem@umich.edu)

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UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Fictional World of Ernest Hemingway

Instructor(s): Edward Shafter

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UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 002 What is Man Saint Or Sinner?

Instructor(s): Edward Shafter

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UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 003 The Arts Alive: An Introduction to The Arts in Ann Arbor

Instructor(s): Susan Nisbett (snisbett@umich.edu)

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UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 004 Reading "The Body"

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 005 Hopes and Fears of the Modern Self

Instructor(s): Paul Sunstein

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UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 006 Inventing Race

Instructor(s): Vanessa Agnew (vagnew@umich.edu)

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UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 002 Public Education for Blacks and Other Minorities: An Historic Perspective

Instructor(s): Warren Palmer (palmerwg@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 003 Identity, Alienation, and Freedom

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 005 Poetry in the City

Instructor(s): Murray Jackson

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UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 006 Public Policy and Science

Instructor(s): Martin Gold (mgold@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 010 War, Nationalism, and Development in 20th Century Asia

Instructor(s): Rhoads Murphey

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 011 Medicine and the Media from Hippocrates Through ER

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

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UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 012 Injury, Alcohol, Drugs: A Modern Epidemic

Instructor(s): Ronald Maio (ronmaio@umich.edu)

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UCourses 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 013 Science and the Practice of Dentistry in the 21st Century

Instructor(s): Peter Polverini (neovas@umich.edu)

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