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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)



INSTHUM 311. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 — Letters, Gender, and the French Enlightenment. Taught in English. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTORY 391.001, FRENCH 331.001, WOMENSTD 345.003

Instructor(s): Dena Goodman (goodmand@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/history/391/001.nsf

See HISTORY 391.001.

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

INSTHUM 311. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 002 — Pop(ular) Buddhism. [3 credits]. Meets with HONORS 493.001 and ASIAN 380.002

Instructor(s): Donald S Lopez Jr

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Since its "discovery" by Europeans in the last decades of the eighteenth century to the present day, Buddhism has moved from being regarded as yet another form of Oriental idolatry to a highly revered Asian philosophy, spawning hundreds of books, including Buddhism for Dummies. This course will consider the history of this transformation, focusing especially on the last five decades.

Requirements and expectations: several short papers and a final research project; timely completion of all reading assignments; active participation in class discussion.

Prerequisites: Must have taken one of the following courses:
Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions (ASIAN 220)
Introduction to Buddhism (ASIAN 231)
Zen Buddhism (ASIAN 481).

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

INSTHUM 411. Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Section 001 — Collaboration in the New Media. [3 credits]. Meets with PAT 442.001, FILMVID 404.001, ARTDES 454.001.

Instructor(s): Christopher E McNamara (mcnamart@umich.edu), Andrew Jay Kirschner

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate standing. (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/pat/442/001.nsf

This course is intended, chiefly, for students in Film and Video Studies, Art and Design, and Music, but will be open to anyone with relevant experience in traditional or new media production. Using a collaborative approach and working in small crews, participants will engage in a number of sound and image experiments designed to encourage the creation of hybrid media works. Ideally, students will conceive of sound, text, music, and images synthetically, and will develop them into a cohesive form in which no element is treated as secondary.

Meeting once a week, students will gather for discussions, screenings, listening sessions, demonstrations, presentations, and critiques of their colleagues' works. Readings on the subject of New Media, and its cultural/social/political/historical context will be assigned.

The final creative projects will likely be quite diverse in structure, theme, and mode of presentation. Final projects will be presented in a mini-festival, open to the public.

Undergraduate, upper-level, with experience in either audio or video production. Ability to work independently and collaboratively on creative projects.

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