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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 001, SEM
Beginning Javanese Dance: Refined Style

Instructor: Mastati,Yulisa

WN 2007
Credits: 1

Javanese dance is one of the great classical dance forms in the world with a rich and exciting repertory of works. Even if you have never danced before, here is your chance to learn an accessible and fascinating dance form. Important choreographers such as Ruth St. Denis and Mark Morris have been captivated and inspired by its beauty, grace and power. Javanese dance 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 recreation of a shadow puppet production that includes dance in March created by an Indonesian visiting artist, Sigit Adji Sabdoprijono. The performance will be accompanied by live music played on the Javanese gamelan ensemble. No prior dance experience necessary. This class is for both beginning students and those with prior experience. For information contact Susan Walton, swalton@umich.edu

RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 002, SEM
Ethics in Public Life: Social Movements, Presidential Politics and Public Policy in Brazil. (Drop/Add deadline=Jan. 24)

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Minicourse, Theme

Since the end of the military dictatorship in 1985, diverse social movements have played a crucial role in shaping the return to democracy and defining the ethical basis of the new Brazilian republic. The new republic promised to transform Brazil's political process and social history from one of exclusionary authoritarianism, disguised discrimination, and inequality into one of political transparency, full citizenship, and social and economic justice for all. Yet with the consolidation of democratic institutions in the years immediately following promulgation of the 1988 constitution, these promises remained unfulfilled.

This course will examine the history of the interplay of social movements and national politics in Brazil's new republic, with the goal of understanding how the establishment of democracy has consolidated popular demands for a more just society and more ethical leadership — expressed clearly in each presidential election — and a political system and leadership that seem to breed corruption. We will also use the case of Brazil to address questions that are relevant to other republican systems: What is the role of ethics in contemporary republics? Must citizens be ethical in order for a republic to function effectively? Does political practice become more republican when ethics becomes the major issue of public debate, as it has in Brazil? Is it more effective to push for ethical politics, or for greater control by citizens over state power and institutions?

Flávio Limoncic is Associate Professor of History at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). A specialist in the twentieth-century political and economic history of Brazil, he has published widely in major Brazilian political and scholarly journals on the history of the automobile industry, fordism, civil society, contemporary political institutions, immigration, and ethnic identity.

RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 003, SEM
German Theater Mini-Course

Instructor: Shier,Janet Hegman

WN 2007
Credits: 1

This course serves as a core "mini" course linking other courses with common interests within the Residential College. It serves as a resource for those courses, providing access to a common body of information and a shared forum for discussion.

RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 004, SEM
Pills, Politics and the Public Good: Ethical Crossroads in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Meets 1/30-3/27. (Drop/Add deadline=Feb. 12).

Instructor: Greenspan,Henry

WN 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Minicourse, Theme

This course draws on current debates about ethical practice within the pharmaceutical industry with an eye toward wider questions about corporations, politics, and social responsibility.

Major topics include: A perceived "ethics problem" within the pharm industry, critiques of industry's relationship with the FDA, post-Vioxx concerns about drug safety, statutes shielding drug companies from civil liability (lawsuits), direct-to consumer advertising, direct-to-physician advertising (e.g., "drug reps"), industry-funded research and medical journals, paradigms for medical care that are not drug-centered.

The course will include a number of video excerpts and guest speakers, including representatives from industry, industry critics, the FDA, and practicing physicians. We will also be involved in a major program at the U-M Medical School featuring speakers who have been central in shaping national policy.

Requirements include attending 7 of 8 sessions and completing a series of one-page assignments. Students who want to explore these issues in greater depth (and receive 3 credits in total) may consider also taking RCIDIV 351.001: "Research Seminar on Ethics, Politics, and the Pharmaceutical Industry." The research seminar supplements the mini-course for interested students, but it is perfectly fine to take only the mini-course

This class is partly sponsored by the President's Initiative on Ethics in Public Life and the LSA Citizenship Theme Year. Many thanks to them!

RCIDIV 351 — Special Topics
Section 001, SEM
Research Seminar on Ethics, Politics, and the Pharmaceutical Industry. Meets Jan. 22-April 17. (Drop/Add deadline=Jan. 24).

Instructor: Greenspan,Henry

WN 2007
Credits: 2
Other: Theme

This class supplements the mini-course, "Pills, Politics, and the Public Good: Ethical Crossroads in the Pharmaceutical Industry." It is intended for students who wish to delve more deeply into issues presented in that course through research projects supervised by the instructor. This is a class for people with initiative, independence, and a taste for adventure.

Hours to be arranged for maximum flexibility. Sessions will include whole class meetings, individual research consultations, and a variety of "field trips," most likely including visits with state legislators, industry lobbyists, consumer activists, patient advocates, physicians, research pharmacologists, company representatives, journalists, etc. We will have to be nimble.

There will be an emphasis on learning how to use fieldwork, informants, internet-based investigation, and other resources to explore questions in depth. Thus, a love of "following leads" will also be essential.

PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in RC IDIV 350.004,"Pills, Politics and the Public Good: Ethical Crossroads in the Pharmaceutical Industry" (or having taken that course in Winter '05) along with permission of the instructor (hgreensp@umich.edu) This class is partly sponsored by the President's Initiative on Ethics in Public Life and the LSA Citizenship Theme Year. Many thanks to them!

RCIDIV 351 — Special Topics
Section 002, SEM
Advanced Javanese Dance

Instructor: Mastati,Yulisa

WN 2007
Credits: 2

Javanese dance is one of the great classical dance forms in the world with a rich and exciting repertory of works. Even if you have never danced before, here is your chance to learn an accessible and fascinating dance form. Important choreographers such as Ruth St. Denis and Mark Morris have been captivated and inspired by its beauty, grace and power. Javanese dance 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 recreation of a shadow puppet production that includes dance in March created by an Indonesian visiting artist, Sigit Adji Sabdoprijono. The performance will be accompanied by live music played on the Javanese gamelan ensemble. No prior dance experience necessary. This class is for both beginning students and those with prior experience. For information contact Susan Walton, swalton@umich.edu

 
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