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.

First Year Seminar Late Adds, after Added After Mid-April (Sections ARE INCLUDED below)

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

CAAS 104. First Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Independent Study and Special Topics

Section 001 Black Multiculturalism. Meets with English 140.002.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma Nwankwo (icn@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. 11, 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).

Section 001.

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

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

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

Introductory Courses

Section 002 Culture and Media.

Instructor(s): Alaina Lemon (amlemon@umich.edu)

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

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

Introductory Courses

Section 003 Sex and Gender in the Real World.

Instructor(s): Charlene Makley (makley@umich.edu)

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

Asian St. 251/Chinese 250. Undergraduate Seminar in Chinese Culture. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Looking at Traditional China Through its Most Famous Novel: The Story of the Stone.

Instructor(s): David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

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

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

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

Chinese 250/Asian Studies 251. Undergraduate Seminar in Chinese Culture. (3). (HU).

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001 Looking at Traditional China Through its Most Famous Novel: The Story of the Stone.

Instructor(s): David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

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

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).

Section 001.

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)

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

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

Section 001.

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.

Chem. 120. First Year Seminar in Chemistry. (3). (NS).

Section 100 Science and Modern Society.

Instructor(s): Gary Glick (gglick@umich.edu)

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Chem. 120. First Year Seminar in Chemistry. (3). (NS).

Section 200 Historical and Philosophical Approaches to Chemistry from 2000 BC to 2000 AD.

Instructor(s): Mark Banaszak Holl (mbanasza@umich.edu)

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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)

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

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

Section 002 Myths in Images: Expression and Communication in the Visual Cultures of Graeco-Roman Antiquity.

Instructor(s): Nassos Papalexandrou

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

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)

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

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

Section 004 Barbarians: The Greek and Roman Perceptions of their Foreign Neighbors.

Instructor(s): Patrick McFadden (mcfaddep@umich.edu)

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

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

Section 005 Pagans and Christians in the Roman World.

Instructor(s): John Shean (jfshean@umich.edu)

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

Econ. 195. Seminar in Introductory Economics. (3). (SS).

Introductory Courses

Section 001 The United States in an Asia-Pacific-Centered Global Economy.

Instructor(s): Gary Saxonhouse (grsaxon@umich.edu)

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

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

Section 019, 066 Literature and Loss.

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

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

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)

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

Engl. 140. First-Year Literary Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 002 Black Multiculturalism. Meets with CAAS 104.001.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma Nwankwo

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

Engl. 140. First-Year Literary Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 003 The Poetry of Everyday Life.

Instructor(s): Julie Ellison (jeson@umich.edu)

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

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

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Josep Pares (jmpares@umich.edu)

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

Section 001.

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

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

Geol. Sci. 154(279). Ocean Resources. (3). (NS).

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

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).

Section 001.

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. 11, 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 The Rise of Environmentalism and Radical Science in Cold War America.

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

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

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

Section 001 Art and the City in the Medieval West.

Instructor(s): Robert Maxwell

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

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

Section 002 Sex, Politics and Visuality in Chinese Cinema.

Instructor(s): Qiang Ning

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

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

Section 001 Dance, Landscape in Memory: Movement and Journal that Recreate Body Geography.

Instructor(s): Evelyn Velez-Aguayo (aguayo@umich.edu)

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

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)

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Section 001 Philosophy of Mind.

Instructor(s): Laura Schroeter (bugge@umich.edu)

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

Section 003 Introduction to Bioethics.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Walker

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Section 001 Constructing the Self.

Instructor(s): Rachel Russell (rmussell@umich.edu), Maria Slowiaczek (mla@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. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 015 Health & Healing: Mind & Body.

Instructor(s): Anne Murphy (jamurphy@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 016 Language and Thought.

Instructor(s): Susan Gelman (gelman@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 017 Violence in the Lives of Children.

Instructor(s): Sandra Graham-Bermann (sandragb@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 018 The Psychology of Intelligence.

Instructor(s): James Hoeffner

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 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

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

Courses Taught in English (without language prerequisite)

Section 001.

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 Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil.

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

Section 002 Population and Health in Societies in Transition.

Instructor(s): Barbara Anderson (barba@umich.edu), John Romani (jhromani@umich.edu)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

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

Section 001 Fictional World of Ernest Hemingway.

Instructor(s): Edward Shafter

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

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

Section 002 What is Man Saint Or Sinner?.

Instructor(s): Edward Shafter (eshafter@umich.edu)

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

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)

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

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

Section 005 Hopes and Fears of the Modern Self.

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

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

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

Section 006 Inventing Race.

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

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

Section 007, 008 Understanding the Dramatic Script.

Instructor(s): William Weinberg (weinbrg@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

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

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 007 The Psychiatric Patient.

Instructor(s): Robert McCullum (smithrob@umich.edu), Andrew Aldridge (amaldrid@umich.edu)

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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 012 Injury, Alcohol, Drugs: A Modern Epidemic.

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

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

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)

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

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