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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
RCCORE 100 — First Year Seminar
Section 001, SEM
Unteaching Racism

Instructor: Fox,Helen; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: FYWR
Other: Theme

Unteaching Racism has the following goals:

  1. to learn some ways that race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, class, culture, and history have shaped relations between people of color and whites in the United States
  2. to come to grips with the ways that "blatant" and "subtle" forms of racism have shaped us all individually and personally
  3. to expand our knowledge of how racism is taught, learned, practiced and institutionalized
  4. to practice "un-teaching racism" in the local community

Through readings, videos, discussions, speakers, student presentations, and attempts to facilitate conversations in the community, we will look for answers to six broad, deceptively simple questions: What is race? What is racism? How are minority group identities assigned, chosen, and experienced? How significant is racism and stereotyping in the U.S. today? How do we internalize our society's racist assumptions and practices? How can we un-learn and un-teach racism?

Advisory Prerequisite: SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.

RCCORE 100 — First Year Seminar
Section 003, SEM
Medicine and Health: East and West

Instructor: Sloat,Barbara M

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: FYWR

An introductory course taken by all Residential College and Inteflex first-year students. Theme, readings, and methodology vary, but the common purpose of all Seminars is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the University and encourage them to become active and responsible in the learning process. Oral and written skills are stressed; students write frequent essays based on class readings and group discussions.

Advisory Prerequisite: SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.

RCCORE 205 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

Students must submit a written proposal approved by a faculty sponsor outlining the proposed topic, the readings, and the final product of the project.

Advisory Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 206 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

RCCORE 305 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4

Students must submit a written proposal approved by a faculty sponsor outlining the proposed topic, the readings, and the final product of the project.

Section 141 — Hospital Volunteers' Service-Learning Experience.

Advisory Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 306 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

RCCORE 307 — RC Practicum in College Team Teaching
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is for the student who wishes experience in college teaching. The student-teacher functions as a teaching intern in a course. Regular staff meetings and individual conferences with the person in charge ensures that the intern shares in the overall planning and management of the course. The student may receive credit only once for student-teaching in the same course.

Advisory Prerequisite: Upperclass standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 308 — Directed Peer Tutoring
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 2
Other: Expr

An experiential course for students with advanced competence in the discipline (as determined by the faculty instructor). These students tutor other students with less knowledge and relevant experience enrolled. Under faculty supervision, they also participate in regular meetings with faculty to discuss discipline-specific pedagogical questions, as well as the progress of those they are tutoring.

RCCORE 308 — Directed Peer Tutoring
Section 009, IND

Instructor: Lopez-Cotin,Olga Maria

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 2
Other: Expr

An experiential course for students with advanced competence in the discipline (as determined by the faculty instructor). These students tutor other students with less knowledge and relevant experience enrolled. Under faculty supervision, they also participate in regular meetings with faculty to discuss discipline-specific pedagogical questions, as well as the progress of those they are tutoring.

RCCORE 308 — Directed Peer Tutoring
Section 011, IND

Instructor: Butler-Borruat,Dominique M

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 2
Other: Expr

An experiential course for students with advanced competence in the discipline (as determined by the faculty instructor). These students tutor other students with less knowledge and relevant experience enrolled. Under faculty supervision, they also participate in regular meetings with faculty to discuss discipline-specific pedagogical questions, as well as the progress of those they are tutoring.

RCCORE 308 — Directed Peer Tutoring
Section 158, IND

Instructor: Sato,Tetsuya

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 2
Other: Expr

An experiential course for students with advanced competence in the discipline (as determined by the faculty instructor). These students tutor other students with less knowledge and relevant experience enrolled. Under faculty supervision, they also participate in regular meetings with faculty to discuss discipline-specific pedagogical questions, as well as the progress of those they are tutoring.

RCCORE 309 — Study Off-Campus
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 16
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 309 — Study Off-Campus
Section 006, IND
Spanish Language Internship Program

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 16
Other: Expr

The Spanish Language Internship Program (SLIP) aims to connect Spanish-speaking students with partnered community based organizations to provide unique service learning opportunities with the Hispanic community. Through volunteering efforts, students will gain insight into the culture, economic needs and a better understanding of the Spanish language. SLIP offers this unique opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning related to community service work as well as improve and apply their Spanish speaking listening and writing skills. It offers a place for students to realize concrete, personal experiences that link them with the greater community outside of the University setting, thus applying learned information to "the real world." SLIP also offers an opportunity to understand how knowing a second language can help social workers, researchers, and students build essential links between institutions of higher education and urban communities.

Students may receive 2 academic credits for participating in SLIP as an intern. Students are required to dedicate between 4-6 hours per week at their volunteer site, complete a midterm and final project, and turn in weekly journal entries reflecting upon their experiences. In addition there will be scheduled SLIP meetings and office hours with the program coordinator to discuss progress at the site.

Please contact Julia Mallette (juliacm@umich.edu) or Ian Robinson (eian@umich.edu) for more information.

Advisory Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 309 — Study Off-Campus
Section 155, IND

Instructor: Soter,Gina Marie

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 001, SEM
Liberal Arts

Instructor: Burkam,David Thomas

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Liberal education puts everything at risk and requires students who are able to risk everything. [Allan Bloom, The Closing Of The American Mind]

It is an art to be a student. . . . Learning is such a painful business. It requires humility from people at an age where the natural habitat is arrogance.

[May Sarton, The Small Room]

Education is the root and also the nourishment of skepticism, the disorder that separates the child from the parent….[Richard Mitchell, The Gift of Fire]

In anticipation of the RC's 40th anniversary in the Fall of 2007, this course will explore the ideas embedded in a liberal arts education and will attempt to figure out what 40 years worth of graduates of the RC have done since leaving the University.

We will begin with an exploration of historical and contemporary perspectives on the value and meaning of a liberal arts education. What is a liberal arts education, what are its "risks," and how does such an education forever change the individual? Discussions & readings will be drawn from such texts as Newman's The Idea Of A University, Snow's The Two Cultures and Eiseley's The Illusion of Two Cultures, Bloom's The Closing Of The American Mind, Mitchell's The Gift of Fire, and various historical documents related to the founding and evaluation of the Residential College.

The class will then use the approximately 4500 RC alumni as a basis of investigation. The plan is to interview a broad spectrum of alumni, either in person, by phone or by email. We will be tracing the life choices and personal trajectories of our alumni as we document the ways they feel their RC experience shaped their personal and professional lives.

Specifics of our work will be determined by the number and interests of students, but are likely to include interviews and oral histories, historical investigations, and data analysis. The primary goal of this course is to produce a profile of RC alumni for presentation at the 40th anniversary celebration in the Fall of 2007. This presentation will be part of a panel discussion at the reunion, but it may also take the form of written documents, videos, photographs, and/or performance pieces, again depending on the interests of those enrolled.
For more information contact David Burkam (dtburkam@umich.edu).

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 002, SEM
Javanese Puppet Theater Workshop

Instructor: Bin Soegito,Sigit

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Javanese shadow puppet theater (wayang) is one of the great classical puppet traditions in the world. Javanese puppetry depicts the ancient epic stories like the Ramayana and Mahabharata that have been told and re-told for centuries and still are vital tropes in the lives of Asians today. Students who take this course will have a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in a modern creation of a wayang performance in March 2006, accompanied by the University of Michigan Gamelan. Our teacher will be the Distinguished Visiting Professor, Sigit Adji Sabdoprijono, who has also won top regional and national prizes as a puppeteer in both traditional wayang and an innovative new form, wayang sandosa. He will teach students to manipulate the puppets, develop the dialogue and give voice to the puppets.

He will focus on wayang sandosa, which incorporates both new performance techniques (multiple puppeteers, dancers casting human shadows on the screen, and modern lighting techniques) and cultural influences from outside Indonesia (hip-hop and rap for instance). No prior experience necessary. For information, contact Susan Walton, swalton@umich.

RCCORE 334 — Special Topics
Section 003, SEM
Community Empowerment Through the Arts: an Introduction to Theory and Practice

Instructor: Mendeloff,Katherine

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of community-based arts through readings, lectures, discussions, and hands-on work in the community. In the first six weeks of the semester, the course meets twice a week and students explore the field of community-based arts as a sociological, historical, and aesthetic movement. Readings for this section include selections from The Politics of Performance by Baz Kershaw, The Symbolic Construction of Community by Anthony Cohen, Utopia in Performance by Jill Dolan and Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal. Case studies of community-based visual and performing arts are also examined during this time. In the final eight weeks of this course, students observe and help facilitate arts projects at one of several of the Residential College's partner sites in Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Ypsilanti. During this time students also meet in the classroom once a week and learn the history and sociology of the populations with whom they are working. Students also learn basic techniques to facilitate group communication through creative expression.

RCCORE 405 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

Students must submit a written proposal approved by a faculty sponsor outlining the proposed topic, the readings, and the final product of the project.

Advisory Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 406 — Independent Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course is designed to meet the needs of Residential College students who are pursuing faculty-directed independent studies that meet concentration requirements if the class is evaluated by letter grade. It also will provide instructors with a way to acknowledge independent studies of exceptional depth and quality.

Intended audience: Students who want to pursue a graded independent study project

Course Requirements: As an independent study, the type and amount of work will be stipulated in a written agreement between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the term.

Class Format: Independent study

RCCORE 409 — Study Off-Campus
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 16
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 409 — Study Off-Campus
Section 006, IND

Instructor: Robinson, Ian

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 2
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 409 — Study Off-Campus
Section 015, IND

Instructor: Myers,Jennifer T

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 16
Other: Expr

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

Advisory Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor.

RCCORE 410 — Senior Project
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 8
Other: INDEPENDENT

An individual project in the field of concentration.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of concentration advisor.

RCCORE 489 — Honors Independent Research
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

An independent study under the supervision of an honors thesis advising committee to do preliminary research for a potential honors thesis. A primary purpose of this course is to determine if, in fact, the proposed thesis is feasible.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

RCCORE 490 — Honors Thesis
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

An individual Honors project.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of concentration advisor.

 
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