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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for University Courses.


University Courses are sponsored by the College or University rather than by individual departments or programs and may be taught by members of the faculty in any academic unit on the Ann Arbor campus. The College offers as University Courses both full-term courses and mini-courses.

The University Courses Division sponsors a number of First-Year Seminars (UC 150, 151, 152, 153) that provide a unique small-class educational experience open to all first-year students. (A complete list of seminars offered this term by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts can be found in the first section of this Course Guide.) These seminars are taught on a variety of topics by regular and emeritus faculty from many different departments. The small-class size (approximately 18-20 students) facilitates deeper learning through more active participation and increased opportunities for interaction between student and teacher as well as dialogue among students. First-Year Seminars provide a stimulating introduction to the intellectual life of the University by exposing new students to engaging subject matter; some may discover a subject to pursue in further courses. It is hoped that students who take a seminar will find in it a sense of intellectual and social community that will ease the transition to a large university.

All First-Year Seminars can be used to complete part of the College's general requirements. UC 153 meets the Introductory Composition requirement. Other seminars count toward satisfying the Area Distribution requirements: Humanities (UC 150); Social Sciences (UC 151); Natural Sciences (UC 152), Quantitative Reasoning or Race & Ethnicity.

The University Courses Division occasionally offers Collegiate Seminars, open to any student who has completed the Introductory Composition requirement. Intended especially for lower-division students and taught by regular professorial faculty members, Collegiate Seminars provide additional opportunities for first- and second-year students to personalize their education through a small-group course.

All Collegiate Seminars count toward satisfaction of the College's Area Distribution requirements in one of the three major divisions: Humanities (UC 250); Social Sciences (UC 251); Natural Sciences (UC 252). All emphasize critical thinking about important and central topics and feature further instruction in writing.

University mini-courses are one-credit, special interest offerings that center upon a conference, group of lectures, or special exhibit, appear on short notice in a term, and are usually of 2-to-8-weeks duration. Mini-courses are offered mandatory credit/no credit and are normally excluded from area distribution and concentration credits. Information about upcoming UC mini-courses is available by dialing POINT 10 (764-6810). No more than two University mini-courses may be elected in one term.


UC 101 / NAVSCI 102. Seapower and Maritime Affairs.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of the U.S. naval history from the American Revolution to the present with emphasis on major developments. Included is an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical theory of Mahan. The course also treats present-day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce, the law of the sea, the Russian navy and merchant marine, and a comparison of U.S. and other naval strategies.

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UC 103. Michigan Community Scholars Program: Academic Decision Making.

Section 001 Leadership, Decisions, Community. MCSP students only. 8-week class meets Jan 15-Mar 12 in Couzens Nurses Alumni Lounge. (Drop/Add deadline=January 27).

Instructor(s): Penny A Pasque (pasque@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Admission to the Michigan Community Scholars Program. (1). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to review critically the roles of leadership and decision making as they relate to their academic and professional careers. It will allow students to consider frameworks of decision making and leadership through various theoretical perspectives and link them to civic responsibility and social change. It is hoped that students will develop a sense of application of one or more of these perspectives and consider how they might shape their own academic, professional, and community leadership careers. The issues and challenges of living and leading in a multicultural society will be examined. The class discussions will focus on relevant research, student perceptions, and university resources. This course is open only to participants in the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

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UC 106. Perspectives on Health Care.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Restricted to students enrolled in the Health Sciences Scholars Program. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/uc/106/001.nsf

This course will provide a broad examination of the cultural, political, personal, and socioeconomic dimensions of health, healthcare, and the health sciences. The course uses a topical format to explore the interfaces of these dimensions in mental health, acute and chronic illness, ethics, and emerging health science. This content will provide a foundation for professional involvement in health care and science by exposing students to the complexity of health and the spectrum of health professions. Practitioners from many disciplines within the health sciences will describe their work, challenges, and career paths.

UC106 is the core membership course for the Health Science Scholars Program and is open only to HSSP students.

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UC 111 / SOC 111 / NRE 111 / AOSS 172. Introduction to Global Change II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit for seniors. (4). (SS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/

Vincent Abreu AOSS
David Allan SNRE (lead faculty)
Bunyan Bryant SNRE
Mary Anne Carroll AOSS/Chemistry
Richard Ford Anthropology
Gayl Ness Sociology
Ben van der Pluijm Geology

Course Homepage: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu

Course E-mail: globalchange@umich.edu

Global environmental change encompasses the rapid, interconnected changes now occurring in the Earth system its climate, human population, resources, and ecosystems. Global Change II Human Impacts guides students in learning about our natural world and the role of human activities in shaping and changing the environment.

Global Change II is an interdisciplinary, team-taught and web-supported introduction to the human dimensions of global change. You will study the recent, explosive growth of the human population, our impacts on land, air, and water resources, modern energy and climate policy and pressures on biological diversity, produced by recent human advances in technology and institutions. The course concludes by considering the political and policy considerations relevant to the transition to a more sustainable future.

Global Change II is suitable for all students and assumes no prior background. It can be taken without prior enrollment in Global Change I, its companion course on the physical processes. Homework and laboratories make extensive use of computers to perform spatial analysis, develop quantitative reasoning skills, help students learn to write critically, and promote personal interaction with the faculty. This course is one of three core courses required for the Global Change Minor.

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab/discussion per week. Grades will be based on weekly lab exercises, course participation, a web poster project, midterms, and a final exam.

In Global Change II you will learn, among other topics, about:

  1. Human Evolution
    • The origin of humans
    • Early settlement
  2. Human Population Growth
    • Its History and Social Influences
  3. Human Impacts on Resources
    • Human Appropriation of Energy, Water and Food Resources
    • Urban and Industrial Environments
    • Deforestation and Desertification
    • Biodiversity
  4. Energy and Climate Issues:
    • Traditional and alternative energy sources
    • Agents of global climate change
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development
    • Economics of Development
    • International Treaties and Government
  6. Our Common Future
    • Environmental justice
    • Models of the Future
    • Role of Culture, Technology and the Individual

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 001 Fictional World of Hemingway.

Instructor(s): Edward M Shafter Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"All stories, if continued long enough, end in death, and he is no true storyteller who would keep that from you." This stark observation by Ernest Hemingway pinpoints his basic pessimism regarding the human condition. For him, the harsh realities of that condition are violence, suffering, absurdity, disorder and, finally, death. Nevertheless, despite its tragic nature, life still can often be a delight love and friends are especially rewarding. You will enter this compelling Hemingway world through the reading and discussion of short stories such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," "The Killers," and "Big, Two-Hearted River" plus such longer works as The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms. There will be several short papers plus a longer final paper, but no tests or exams.

The texts for the course are Scribner's paperbacks: The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (the first 49); The Sun Also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; For Whom the Bell Tolls; The Garden of Eden; The Old Man and the Sea; and A Moveable Feast.

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 002 Arts & Community.

Instructor(s): Susan I Nisbett

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"The Arts and Community" is an introduction to art, architecture, and the performing arts in Ann Arbor for first-year students. Given the tools for appreciating the arts, students feel empowered to hold opinions about the arts and entitled to access. They no longer find going to a play, a dance concert, or an art exhibit scary because they no longer feel ignorant of what to look for. By making this a first-year class, the University can give students four years and then a lifetime of arts access. Through class discussion, attendance at performances, tours, visits with artists and critics, and post-performance debriefings, students sharpen their eyes, ears, and critical acumen as they think and write about the arts. As students prepare for each event of the term they read relevant critical works and discuss what to look and listen for. Then, through essays on what they have seen and heard, students put these critical principles to work themselves, as they ponder the issues aesthetic, ethical, economic affecting artist and audience. The class' activities also permit students to become part of Ann Arbor's broad arts community.

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 003 Crouching Dragon: Chinese Transnationalism in Theatre & Film.

Instructor(s): Claire Conceison (claireco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an unprecedented transnational product whose writer, producer, director, composer, and actors embody a range of relationships between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Hollywood. While the 2000 film has notched rave reviews, the 1998-1999 controversy over the Lincoln Center Festival stage production of Peony Pavilion shows just how volatile issues of transnationalism can become in the cultural arena.

Recently, Asian and Asian American artists have explored transnational identities (those transcending national boundaries) in provocative ways, including exploring the mutual impact of Chinese and American culture in constructions of gender, family, and personal history. In this course, we will examine selected plays, films, and intercultural productions and write about how they involve multiple national affiliations in both content and creative process and how this transnationalism is shaped by Sino-American cultural and political relations.

Course materials will include plays "Golden Child" by David Henry Hwang and "China Doll" by Elizabeth Wong, two productions of Peony Pavilion (directed by Peter Sellars and Chen Shizheng), and films The Joy Luck Club, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Romeo Must Die. Some of the topics addressed in these sources are Chinese marriage customs, foot-binding, the impact of Western missionaries in China, the life of Chinese American actress Anna Mae Wong, and the feuding of Chinese and African American crime syndicates. In light of this material, we will reflect on issues such as intergenerational family bonds among Asian Americans, the influx of the Hong Kong martial arts film genre (and other Chinese aesthetic influences) to the U.S., and Hollywood's perpetuation of racial and gender stereotypes of Chinese and African Americans.

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 004 Music in Our Lives.

Instructor(s): Louis B Nagel (julou@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will focus on how people listen to music and music's impact on communities of people who listen to it. In the first weeks of the course students will learn how to listen to music and explore the interaction of different elements of music, such as rhythm, melody, harmony, etc. As we begin to listen to a wider range of music, we will explore the impact of music in cases such as the Paris riot of 1913 following the performance of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" or the reaction of King George to the "Hallelujah Chorus" at the conclusion of Handel's "Messiah." We will consider the impact of popular music, religious music, and the band as examples of how music has reached out into all types of communities. Students will attend three musical events and write reviews of each based on concepts explored in class. The professor will present and perform numerous examples of music on the piano, there will be invited soloists and chamber ensembles, and students who wish may share their musical talents in class.

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 005 Tom Sawyer: Our Hero?

Instructor(s): Lyall H Powers (lhpowers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We shall read Twain's "Old Times on the Mississippi" (1874-75), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883), and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). We shall look at Twain's two most famous depictions of Tom Sawyer (and his companion Huck) and the two reminiscences that provide the nostalgic background for each "Old Times" and Life On respectively. We shall look at and ponder the qualities of Tom and his adventures that apparently account for his popularity (and his creator's approval); and then note the development of Tom (and Huck) in the sequel. What do the two river pieces add to our understanding of that development? What do these four pieces together tell us about Twain as one of our three greatest novelists, and (most important) what do they tell us about our culture and ourselves?

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 001 Why Grandpa Went to War: The Psychology of Obedience & Drives Toward World War.

Instructor(s): Donald R Brown (donrobro@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

What were the social, economic, geopolitical, and personal psychological conditions in 1942 that would result in an 18-year-old freshman leaving college and going off to spend the next three years fighting with the U.S. Army in Europe and liberating Dachau? What led up to 1942 and how did these series of historical events become a part of the life of American youth and continue to affect that generation's (your grandparents) behavior after World War II and through today? What do we know from thirty years of research on the nature of obedience that resulted in both self-sacrifice and the Holocaust? These questions will be explored using the resources of historical works, novels, films, and personal documents. Each student will interview a member of that generation, preferably a grandparent or surrogate, with armed services experience during the war, and write a psycho-history of their subject's experiences and its consequences for their lives and times.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 003 Medicine & the Media from Hippocrates Through ER.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We will study the development of medicine as a science and how its perception has changed through the media. Students will explore their own beliefs about medicine through literature such as The Citadel, Intern, and The House of God, and movies and television series such as The Hospital, Marcus Welby M.D., St. Elsewhere, and ER. Much of the course will focus on the discussion of ethical issues and the crystallization of students' own beliefs about medicine in the 20th century.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 004 Schools, Community, & Power: Service-Learning in Urban Educational Settings.

Instructor(s): Stella L Raudenbush (stellarl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This service-learning course integrates traditional academic course work with personal reflection and community involvement. The goal of the course is to explore the dynamics of informal education in urban settings. This course will help students increase their awareness of the complex issues that educators face in urban areas, particularly with respect to race and class.

Students will work within the public school systems to develop practical service-learning models. Assisting educators in implementing these developed programs will give students the opportunity to put into practice the theory of service-learning while expanding their knowledge of how race, class, and gender issues create a unique and challenging learning environment in urban settings.

During the first part of the course, students will read about service learning pedagogy and the history of urbanization as well as the problems it has created. Students will be required to write weekly journal assignments that integrate their reading and document progress at site. This section of the course concludes with a midterm paper, in which students will document the progress of their service learning model and identify obstacles created by their setting.

During the second part of the course, students will read about the politics of urban schools and begin working with their educator on implementing their service-learning model. Each student's final paper will be both a documentation of their progress as well as a reflection on their work as it related to issues they have studied.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 005 Health Care, Privilege, Community

Instructor(s): Terence Joiner (tjoiner@umich.edu) , George Myers (gmyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will consist of three parts. The first will include an historical overview of health care through American history with emphasis on under-represented communities. The journey will begin in the slavery era. We will look at how health care was done through the Civil War and then through the Civil Rights era. The next portion will look at health care in communities after the 1960s to the present day. Finally, we will look at future challenges for equitable health care during the years ahead. According to the 2000 census data, the U.S. has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Changes in demographics have resulted in new important consumers and providers of health services. The groups include ethnic communities like Asians and Latinos as well as seniors who are now important players in the health economy. In addition to the growth of these interest groups, there are many groups which have been "left behind" as major players in health care delivery. Consequently, a discussion of health disparities present in the U.S. today will be an integral part of understanding whether these disparities will persist in the future.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 006 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships.

Instructor(s): Allen Menlo (almenlo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to assist members toward an understanding of the personal and situational forces that help and hinder persons in their relationships with each other and in their efforts to work and live together. It will also assist members to transform these social psychological understandings into constructive actions for handling the problems and difficulties that inevitably arise when people are together. There will be opportunity to refine one's competencies at reflective listening, giving and seeking feedback, interpersonal observation, and mindfulness in thinking about issues. The class sessions are interactive and informal with brief information-giving, focused discussions, interpersonal learning exercises, and videotapes. Reading assignments are mainly through course handouts and other suggested sources. To stimulate personal reflection on interpersonal issues, class members maintain an observation log and a reading log and do a term paper on a relevant, self-selected topic. This work is also used as the source of evaluation and grading in the course.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 007 Psychology and Non-Ordinary Experience.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will explore the experimental, anecdotal, and theoretical work that suggests that we humans are capable of intuition and knowledge that seriously challenge the prevailing conceptions of human potential and sensory-based reality. Experiences of non-ordinary reality are accepted as valid across a wide range of cultures and under varied conditions.

However, it is only recently that such phenomena as remote viewing and holistic mind-body connections have begun to cross the boundary into the scientific community, stimulating both research and strenuous efforts to debunk what has been reported in the literature. We will review this literature and its critics. We will explore the possibility of replicating or extending some of these studies. Lastly, we will review efforts to make theoretical sense of what has been found to date.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 009 Human Sexuality & Gender Issues.

Instructor(s): Frances L Mayes (frnmayes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/uc/151/009.nsf

Issues of human sexuality and gender are explored from many perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, religious, and physiological. All people are sexual throughout their lives, although the expression of our sex and gender is one of the most diverse and controversial areas in personal and public arenas. The diversities of biological sex, gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior, and the interplay among them are presented and reinforced through readings, exercises, videos, guest speakers, and weekly written assignments. We will discuss sexual difficulties such as infertility, STDs, sexual dysfunction, and sexual victimization along with prevention and treatment strategies. We will examine social and political issues such as civil rights for sexual minorities, sex and the law, date rape, pornography, the impact of AIDS, public and private morality, etc. Issues especially relevant for students are explored, including choice of sexual partners and behaviors, the influence of drugs, alcohol, and smoking on sexual function and sexual decision-making, sexual values and religious attitudes toward sex, and the wide range of possible lifestyles from celibacy to polyamory to paraphilias. The course requires access to the Internet, and uses a variety of Web-based resources and communication modes, as well as a textbook and readings from various journals. Weekly short papers and a semester project are required. Opportunities for help with developing presentation skills are available.

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UC 152. First-Year Natural Science Seminar.

Section 001 Behavioral Science Classics.

Instructor(s): Oliver G Cameron (ocameron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

It has been said that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This seminar will involve reading classic works of behavioral science. There will be in-depth discussions of what has been read, with a focus on:

  1. does the author appear to be correct in what has been said?;
  2. how can we understand the relevance of the author's observations based on what has come after are the ideas and theories relevant to scientific thought today?;
  3. are the ideas relevant to to other fields of knowledge now law, politics, business, economics?

There are no prerequisites. Grading will be based on the quality of the student's participation in class discussion, an outlined term paper, and midterm and final tests.

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UC 202 / AERO 202. U.S. Aviation History & Its Development into Air Power.

Instructor(s): John F Gaughan II

Prerequisites & Distribution: UC 201. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Examines the development of aviation from the 18th century, from balloons and dirigibles, to the present, and how technology has affected growth and development of air power; traces use and development of air power through WW's I and II, the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts, employment in relief missions and civic action programs in the late 1960s, and employment in military actions concluding with Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Continuation of Aerospace Science 201

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UC 210. Perspectives on Careers in Medicine and Health Care.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Fran Zorn (franzorn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/ugl/classes/univ210/

This course is for students considering a career in a health profession. It is designed to help them acquire perspectives to facilitate their decision-making process. Health care professionals visit the class and share their educational and professional experiences. Students become acquainted with the prerequisites for professional and graduate schools and spend time with dental, medical, osteopathic, nursing, and public health students. We consider problems facing the health professions in the 21st century: problems of health care delivery; the high cost of medical care and prescription drugs, and the effects on the uninsured (43 million plus people) and the underinsured. We discuss issues related to malpractice and death and dying. Students are expected to respond in writing and in class to visitors, to reading materials, and to films. A course pack containing the syllabus and W;T (yes, that is spelled correctly) by Margaret Edson are the text materials required. All students are responsible for taking definite steps toward the development of their own goals through a self-inventory of their values, skills, and interests, and through a term paper exploring a possible career direction. Evaluation is based on class attendance and participation in discussions and the completion of all reading and participation in discussions and the completion of all reading and writing assignments. Interested students must contact the instructor or a CSP counselor at CSP, G155 Angell to receive an override. The class meets on-campus Monday 3-5 and on Thursday 7-9:30 p.m. at 2130 Dorset Road, Ann Arbor. Dorset Road is about a mile from campus. A map showing the location of will be available at CSP. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the first Thursday evening session, when rides will be arranged for the remainder of the term. Student who will have conflicts with the Thursday evening meeting should not enroll in the class for the work we do on Thursday evening is essential to the successful completion of the course work and is not available in a text book.

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UC 250. Collegiate Seminars.

Section 001 The Vitality of Socrates: Socrates Responds to Nietzsche.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to any student who has completed the introductory composition requirement. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course supplies the missing response to the original attack of today's culture wars. According to Nietzsche, "Plato is boring" and Socrates' intellectualized righteousness paved the way for other worldly, ascetic morality, egalitarian mediocrity, and the West's loss of its healthy, life serving instincts. This course investigates the case for and against Socrates on vitalistic grounds.

After selections from Nietzsche, we examine Socrates, as he appears in the eyes of three contemporaries, first in Aristophanes' The Clouds , which comically puts forward many of the allegations later made by Nietzsche and which our next two authors address. We then read Zenophon's Symposium , where Socrates appears as the ideal, good time party guest.

Prepared for the humor and charm of Socrates, we turn to two Platonic dialogues that lie at the heart of this course. In each of these dialogues, Socrates criticizes the youth of his day and tries to make them more moral and thoughtful. In the first, the Gorgias , Socrates takes on a character famous as an anticipator of Nietzsche, Callicles, who passionately challenges Socrates after Socrates presents a defense of turning the other cheek. In the second, The Republic , Socrates argues for justice because it leads to pleasure and happiness. Thus, the possibility emerges that Plato's alternative to Nietzsche recognizes the seriousness of the kinds of criticism Nietzsche made and goes beyond them, toward a vitalistic goodness.

The first half of each class will consist of a lecture on assigned passages, the second half of a discussion of them. The course covers a few books leisurely and in some depth, so that students can become comfortable with difficult texts and have "the philosophical experience" that the patient study of Plato yields. There will be a final exam and three textual papers, each requiring students to come to terms with a criticism of Socrates and to see how Socrates might respond.

Students must have satisfied Intro Comp requirement.

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UC 262 / BIOLOGY 262 / PSYCH 232. Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Randolph M Nesse (nesse@umich.edu) , David Mindell (mindell@umich.edu) , Alan Weder (aweder@umich.edu) , Cooper Vaughn (vcooper@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Evolutionary biology is one of the foundations of the life sciences. As Theodosius Dobzhanzky said in 1973, "Nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution." This course will use the problems of medicine and public health as a focus and framework for teaching the principles of evolutionary biology. The application of evolutionary biology to the problems of medicine is a rapidly growing field that has been initiated, to a substantial degree, at the University of Michigan. This is the first undergraduate course on the topic.

This course will engage students in critical thinking about disease from a novel viewpoint that will force them to use, not just to memorize, the principles of evolutionary biology. These principles are a necessary foundation for understanding any of the life sciences, and the critical skills they will acquire will serve them well in any endeavor. There will be brief quizzes weekly, a midterm and a final exam, and a research paper to evaluate students. Students will provide regular feedback via GSIs and the web page during the term, and they will complete course evaluations at the end of the term.

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

UC 270. University Courses Topics Mini-Course.

Section 001 Becoming a Doctor. 5-week mini-course meets March 5-April 4. (Drop/Add deadline=March 11).

Instructor(s): Marilynn M Rosenthal (mmrosent@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Professions are the hallmark of modern society and the medical profession is a prototype of what is meant by a profession. This course will examine the nature and history of the American medical profession, how it developed and changed since the early 1800s. Some of the questions the course will address: What is the nature of the profession today? What social forces have shaped it? What does the future hold?

Weekly sessions will be a combination of discussion and interactive lectures. Lively and informative discussion very much depends on keeping up with the weekly assignments and willingness to participate through informed ideas and asking questions. Interactive lectures involve attending closely to the lectures and responding to questions and assertions posed throughout.

During Winter 2002, this course will be part of the University of Michigan Forum on Health Policy. The class will attend one special symposium at the medical campus on a date in late March or early April (dates to be announced) The topic will be "Complementary and Alternative Medicine and its relationship to conventional medical practice." Please plan ahead for this. More details in class.

There will be two texts for this course, with one exam and a seminar project. The final exam will consist of one essay question and a number of short answer questions. The seminar will receive a study guide a week before the exam. The seminar project will be to produce a "Guide to Getting into Medical School." The class will have the opportunity to work in small groups to produce "A Guide to Getting into Medical School." This project would accomplish several goals: help you build your group participation skills; develop web skills and increase your practical and current knowledge of medical schools. In addition, this project will introduce you to a wide range of information sources. Small groups will work together on individual chapters of the Guide and write the chapters together as well as individual papers. The groups can decide the topics of their chapters. Topics could include: How Medical Schools Differ; The Admissions Process; Trends in Medical Education; Patterns in Specialty Choice; Getting a Residency; Staying Balanced in Medical School; and many others.

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

UC 280. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: First or second year standing, and permission of instructor. A maximum of eight credits may be elected through lower-division UROP research courses (UCourses 280, 281, Engineering 280, Movement Science 280, Sports Management 280, and Physical Education 280). (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). A maximum of eight credits of UC 280 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~urop/Home.html

No Description Provided.

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UC 313. Community Projects in the Arts and Humanities II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Moisseiff Scobey (scobey@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students in UC 313 will pursue community projects in the arts, humanities, and design. Working with the UM Arts of Citizenship Program, student teams will collaborate with community partners on such projects as public art, park design, community history exhibits, and K-12 school curricula. In addition to these collaborations, students will use the weekly class meeting to connect their community practice to readings and writings about public cultural analysis.

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

UC 390. Disciplinary Study in a Second Language.

Section 004 Must be concurrently enrolled in History 348.004: Latin America: The National Period.

Instructor(s): Fernando Coronil (coronil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Fourth-term language proficiency, and permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Section 004 Must be concurrently enrolled in History 348.004: Latin America: The National Period. Instructor(s): Fernando Coronil

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

UC 402 / MILSCI 402. Military Professionalism and Professional Ethics.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of MOEP chair. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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