Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in RC Interdivisional (Division 867)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements. In most instances, RC students receive priority for RC course waitlists.

RC sections of LS&A Courses

These sections will be letter graded for all students Math 115 Section 110 Analytical Geometry & Calculus. See Math 115.


RC Interdiv. 350. Special Topics.

Section 001 Marxism. (1 credit). Meets September 13 October 13 (Drop/Add deadline=September 28).

Instructor(s): Carl Cohen (ccohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The objectives of this course are to help students achieve a full understanding of the philosophy of Marxism its roots, its theoretical integrity, and its applications, both in the 19th century and today.

We will read and study some classic texts, by Marx and others. Both defenses and attacks on these views will be discussed; our object throughout will not be advocacy but the comprehension of the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the modern world, and of the great movement of which Karl Marx is the central philosophical force.

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RC Interdiv. 350. Special Topics.

Section 002 Building Partnerships in Academic Learning Through Service. (Drop/Add deadline=September 28).

Instructor(s): Janet Hegman Shier (jshie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: http://www.rc.lsa.umich.edu/programs/german/palsindex.htm

The main objectives of this course are four-fold:

  1. to establish a strong partnership between the RC and Wayne Westland schools;
  2. to provide opportunities for RC students to gain practical experience working with at risk students and their teachers (through cooperation with Wayne Westland project partners);
  3. to design and implement an ongoing service learning project involving college (RC), high school and elementary students, working in tandem; and
  4. to positively influence learning outcomes of at risk students in Wayne Westland schools through joint cooperation in one or more service learning projects

    RC students in the course will participate in the design and implementation of a service learning project (or projects), with cooperation of and guidance from project partners in Wayne Westland Schools. Projects may include, but are not limited to, participation in the development of an ongoing Literacy Corps at Lincoln Elementary School, projects involving learning through engagement with the arts, and development of a www-based project. Course participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences and ideas to the course as they will get involved at the ground level of what promises to be a series of very exciting and promising projects. In the course, we will discover ways to bring about change in education systems (through theory and practice). Readings and discussions will focus, in part, on the following questions:

    Please see course homepage for further details.

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    RC Interdiv. 351. Special Topics.

    Section 002 Creativity and Consciousness. Meets with Jazz and Improvizational Studies (Music School) 455.

    Instructor(s): Ed Sarath (sarahara@umich.edu)

    Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

    Credits: (2).

    Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

    What might the engineer, biologist, and athlete have in common with the sculptor, the poet, and the jazz improviser? This course explores the idea that creative processes in seemingly disparate disciplines may share a common basis in the transformation in consciousness also termed "peak experience". or "transcendence" which is reported by individuals engaged in a wide range of activities. We examine a model from the Eastern Vedantic tradition which delineates the mechanics of this transformation. We also consider a variety of philosophies of consciousness, ranging from the "materialist" and "reductionist" perspectives which are in vogue in the academic world, to the "idealist" and "panexperientialist" philosophies whose roots can be traced to such thinkers such as Jung, Whitehead, Plato, and various Eastern sources.

    Course activities will include readings and discussions, an assortment of creative exercises, and some exploration of contemplative methodologies for invoking heightened awareness. Open to students in all majors. To reserve a spot in the class, contact Professor Ed Sarath (sarahara@umich.edu), Chair, Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation. Indicate class, major, and briefly describe your interests as related to the subject.

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    RC Interdiv. 351. Special Topics.

    Section 003.

    Instructor(s): Lawler

    Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

    No Description Provided.

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