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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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



UC 101 / NAVSCI 102. Seapower and Maritime Affairs.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey C Babos (jbabos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Instructor(s): Wendy Woods (wwoods@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Admission to the Michigan Community Scholars Program. (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to critically review the roles of leadership and decision making as they relate to their academic and professional careers. It will allow students to consider various 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 (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mcs/).

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UC 106. Perspectives on Health Care.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle H O'Grady (mmidwif@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Restricted to students enrolled in the Health Sciences Scholars Program. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/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 a core membership course for the Health Science Scholars Program and is open only to HSSP students.

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UC 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar.

Section 002 — Sport as Performance.

Instructor(s): Claire A Conceison

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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Of all performance venues in Ann Arbor, the one that by far boasts the most successful subscription season is Michigan Stadium. On six Saturdays a year, more than 110,000 spectators gather in a designated performance space to witness a staged event deeply entrenched in codes of ritual, spectacle, and performance. Public athletics has received increasing scholarly attention in performance studies, anthropology, and sociology. This course will link such fields to theatre studies and seek to situate play and sport in the realm of theatrical performance.

University of Michigan is a prime site for exploration of these topics because of its extensive library, athletics program, Department of Kinesiology, and various area studies departments. Inclusion of games and sports from non-western cultures will be encouraged. Our investigations will range from team sports such as UM football, international soccer, Japanese and American baseball, and men's and women's basketball to individual performances such as bull fighting, figure skating, baton twirling, and WWF wrestling. Topics might include spectacles as large-scale as the Olympics or rituals as private as childhood games.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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, and harmony. 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. [Several spaces reserved for participants in Michigan Community Scholars Program]

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 002 — 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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/uc/151/002.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.

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 term project are required. Opportunities for help with developing presentation skills are available.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 003 — Medicine & the Media from Hippocrates through "ER".

Instructor(s): Raymond Hobbs

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 21st century.

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 004 — Lives of Urban Children & Youth: Schools, Community, Power.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~lucyweb/

UC 151 is a service-learning course that integrates traditional coursework with personal reflection and community involvement. The goal of the course is to explore the dynamics of formal and informal education in urban settings. This course will help university students understand the effects of social history and culture on the social identity of young children and how community members, especially elders, help to create and support positive roles for young children within this community. Students will work closely with members of the community and program staff to document cultural beliefs and practices that help to shape social identity and social expectations within the community.

As a requirement for the course, students will complete five hours of service each week in the Detroit public school system 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. [Several spaces reserved for participants in Michigan Community Scholars Program.]

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 005 — Contemporary Issues in Medicine Use and Pharmacy.

Instructor(s): Duane M Kirking (dkirking@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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/uc/151/005.nsf

Although medications have long been the primary means to treat disease in Western society, only in recent years has their use evoked widespread interest beyond the health care professionals who work with them and the individual patients who consume them. This seminar will describe and evaluate key issues that have raised the visibility of medication use in recent years. Areas that will be addressed include drug development and regulation, the economics and financing of medication benefit programs, medication taking behaviors, and programs to achieve proper medication use. The role of the pharmacist in managing that use, including culturally competent care, will be addressed.

Examples of specific issues that may be used to illustrate the course topics include direct-to-consumer advertising of medications, the balance between patient confidentiality and health professionals need to know, insurer payment for "life style drugs" such as Viagra® for impotence and Rogaine® for baldness, and clinical controversies such as the use of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Course readings will be selected from the clinical, professional, and lay literature and serve as the basis for class discussion and written assignments. One of the desired outcomes of this course is to develop in students the ability to critically analyze differing perspectives that affect how medications are used. (Half of spaces reserved for participants of HSSP)

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 — Health Care, Privilege, Community.

Instructor(s): Terence Joiner (tjoiner@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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"Health Care, Privilege, and Community" will consist of four sections. The first will provide an overview of medical and health care concepts and terms as they relate to multiculturalism. The understanding of these concepts will be critical for students, as they lay the groundwork for the remainder of the course. The class will examine issues relating to consumers of health care, which will include discussions of the major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Many of the class discussions will focus on these new consumers, such as various ethnic communities, elders, and other interest groups that have been "left behind" as major players in healthcare. In addition, the class will take a look at physicians and other types of health care providers with special attention to the providers from the major demographic groups.

Thirdly, we will examine the dilemmas within our health care system. Class discussions will focus on health disparities, ethical issues related to research in different ethnic groups, and discrimination in health care. Finally, solutions to the present health care dilemmas will be discussed. We will investigate the future challenges for equitable health care based on the demographic changes that have occurred in the United States over the last two decades. It will be important for students to gain an understanding of how these changes have resulted in new important consumers and providers of health care services. Subsequently, a discussion of current health disparities today will be an integral part of understanding whether they will persist in the future. [Several spaces reserved for participants in Michigan Community Scholars Program]

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UC 151. First-Year Social Science Seminar.

Section 008 — People, Politics, & Intergroup Relations in Global Perspective.

Instructor(s): Javed Nazir (jnazir@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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the current contradictions between the West and the Middle Eastern and Muslim countries by studying stereotypes on both sides and how media and others exploit politically popular themes. We will consider various means of enhancing collaboration and breaking down the walls of mistrust and bias. We also will probe questions such as why intellectual dialogue has more or less broken down, and why thinking people are unable to connect with their counterparts across the religious and cultural divide. (Several spaces reserved for participants of MCSP)

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UC 152. First-Year Natural Science Seminar.

Section 001 — Clinical Psychobiology.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Mental disorders are far more common in the general population than is usually appreciated, and often produce as much or more disability than do most medical disorders. The nature of these disorders is poorly understood by individuals who are not trained in the mental health fields. While mental disorders are usually defined simply on the basis of symptoms and behavioral manifestations, a great deal more is known about them, including many of the biological and behavioral processes underlying them. This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of mental health and mental disorders, and describe the basic natural and social science areas related to understanding brain function and mental disorders, with an emphasis on the biological processes. The course would be appropriate for anyone interested in neuroscience or mental processes.

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UC 154. First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar.

Section 001 — Environment, Sustainability & Social Change. Meets with ENVIRON 139.019.

Instructor(s): James E Crowfoot (crowfoot@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). (ID). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ENVIRON 139.019.

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UC 154. First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar.

Section 002 — Living: Life Inside and Outside the Box.

Instructor(s): Alphonse R Burdi (alburdi@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). (ID). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Indeed this is the age of scientific discovery! With each passing day, knowledge in the life sciences is increasing exponentially in many areas, including stem cell biology, patterns of birth defects, and the phenomena of aging, dying and death. Important as it may be to human health, such new information also surfaces the complex issues of ethics and values that will be of special consideration in this seminar.

Biological Perspectives

The plan of the human body can serve as a keystone as we probe the interplay of genes, cells, morphogenesis, and the environment in which we live. A myriad of biological advances could be considered, but three exciting topics especially jump out:

  1. birth defects and population patterns;
  2. the phenomena of aging, dying, and death; and,
  3. the immensely provocative "stem cells."

This last topic alone opens up a world of biological concepts and principles that can influence our understanding of how the human body — your human body — is shaped prior to birth and throughout life. Thus, "life inside the box."

Ethical and Societal Perspectives

However stimulating "life inside the box" may be, that is not the whole story! In the excitement of so many dramatic scientific advances over the last ten years, efforts to understand the ethical implications have not kept pace. It is vital that researchers and clinicians be aware of and sensitive to the legal, cultural, and societal issues spawned by their work. What principles and policies should be in place to guide further research and application of such discoveries? Answering this question focuses our attention on those environmental events occuring outside biology laboratories and outside our own human bodies, i.e., "life outside the box." (Half of spaces reserved for participants of HSSP)

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

Instructor(s): Douglas Goebel (dgoebel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~det390/asclass/as200.htm

This survey course examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War and the conflict in the Balkans. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of today's air and space power. The course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g., Principles of War and Tenets of Aerospace power. As a whole, this course provides the student with a knowledge level understanding of aerospace power from an institutional doctrine and historical perspective. It will include dicussions of the importance of Air Force Core Values, through the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders. The course will also continue development of each student's communications skills. A Leadership Laboratory compliments this course and is mandatory for AFROTC cadets. Performance in the Leadership Laboratory does not affect the course grade.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frances B Zorn (franzorn@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

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

This course is intended for students considering a career in a health profession and designed to help them acquire perspectives to facilitate their decision-making process. A number of 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 also 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.

Enrollment for this course is by instructor consent only. Interested students must contact the Fran Zorn or a CSP counselor at CSP, G155 Angell, to receive a permission. The class meets on-campus Monday 3-5 and on Thursday 7-9:30 p.m. at 2130 Dorset Road, Ann Arbor (about a mile from campus; map 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. Students who have conflicts with the Thursday evening meeting should not enroll in the class. This meeting is essential to the successful completion of the course, and the information is not available in a text book.

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UC 212. Introduction to Global Change III: Studies of Global Sustainability.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria Carmen Lemos (lemos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ENVIRON 110 and 111. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange3/

Every day, human and natural activities alter the planet on which we live. Over the past century, through our ever-increasing population and mastery of technology, we have been changing the global environment at a pace unknown to Earth's history. This course builds on the foundation laid by the first two Global Change courses, through in-depth examination of case studies integrating natural and human aspects inherent in Global Change issues. Students will integrate previously learned materials with new lecture material and discussions, and modern simulation tools. Expert faculty in the topic of each module (from NRE, LSA, Public Health, Engineering, Information) will guide students' exploration of each case in a discussion format. Topics covered will include human health impacts of global change, water resources, implications of land settlement, and the Framework Convention on Climate Change. In order to register for Global Change 3, a student must have completed both Global Change 1 and 2 or have completed one and be registered for the other.

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UC 245 / GEOG 245. Global Interdependence.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bradley D Farnsworth (bradleyd@umich.edu), Monique Joy Barry, Catherine E Bolten

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies the geography requirement for State of Michigan certification for social studies teachers.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/uc/245/001.nsf

This course explores the ways that ideas, people, goods, services, diseases, and natural resources have flowed across political and cultural borders over the course of human history, examines the consequences of those flows, and studies the ways in which a personal interest in these topics can be the basis for a career. GI serves as a bridge between the liberal arts and the professional schools, featuring guest faculty from many professional schools and liberal arts departments. It also serves as a "gateway" course to other international and area studies courses. The course coordinator will lead class discussion and lecture on several topics.

The course centers around five modules, each lasting two to three weeks:

1. Geography, Trade, and Culture

2. Natural Endowments and Economic Performance

3. Modern Global Organizations

4. National, Sub-National, and World Cultures

5. The Global Interdependence of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. May not be included in any biology or psychology concentration plans.

Life Sciences

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/courses/darmed/links.htm

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 course will use the problems of medicine and public health as a framework for teaching the principles of evolutionary biology. It will engage undergraduates in critical thinking about disease origins and causation from a novel viewpoint, requiring them to understand and apply principles of evolutionary biology such as natural selection, adaptation, phylogenetic analysis, and general scientific hypotheses testing. These principles are a necessary foundation for understanding any of the life sciences, and the critical skills that students will acquire will serve them well in any endeavor.

The course will entail lectures and group participation in discussion sections, computer lab exercises and one or more field trips.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.

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UC 263. Stradivarius as Biologist: Cultivating Bel Canto through Sound and Vision.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gregory H Wakefield (ghw@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (ID). May not be repeated for credit.

Life Sciences

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/uc/263/001.nsf

Instructors:

  • Gregory Wakefield (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science),
  • Melissa Gross (Kinesiology),
  • Freda Herseth (Voice),
  • Norman Hogikyan (Otorhinolaryngology),
  • Michael Rodemer (Art & Design),
  • George Shirley (Music)

Whether it's a birthday greeting, the national anthem, a song on the radio, or an opera aria, singing is a part of our everyday lives. As we sing, we take for granted the many biological processes we draw upon to support the sound of our voices. Stradivarius as Biologist draws attention to these processes and their contribution to singing. The course introduces basic principles in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, perception, and vocal health as they relate to vocal production. Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on laboratory activities, you will gain a better understanding of how you sing and how you can sing more naturally.

Bel Canto, when translated, means beautiful singing. You will be introduced to techniques drawn from a three-hundred year tradition of vocal training, and will learn about the biological basis of these techniques. Using scientific visualization procedures, you will learn how to image the sound of your voice, the dynamically varying posture of your body, and the patterns of your muscular activity as you sing. You will learn how to relate these measurements to the underlying biology of vocal production, and how the biological principles of vocal production can be applied to improve not only your singing skills, but your speaking skills as well.

The course is designed for anyone with interests in singing and biology. It also welcomes students with specialized backgrounds and interests in vocal performance, linguistics, acoustics, performing arts medicine, sound installation and performance art, music technology, acting, perception, medical imaging, tissue engineering, and digital signal processing.

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UC 275. Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates.

Instructor(s): Andrew T Miller (atmiller@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 2 credits. Students must elect this course in both the Winter and Fall Terms to receive credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of UC 275, the final grade is posted for both term's elections. Special fee required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Special fee required.

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

GIEU is an interdisciplinary experiential introduction to intercultural learning that prepares diverse undergraduate students from various colleges for field experience interactions, and then helps students bring these experiences back to campus in socially and academically productive ways. It is a series of concentrated seminars of orientation, debriefing, and symposium.

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

UC 375. University Courses Special Topics.

Section 001 — Past, Present & Future of UM.

Instructor(s): James J Duderstadt (jjd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Theme Semester

Credits: (3; 2-3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/uc/375/001.nsf

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of Michigan provides an important case study of how social institutions respond to the changing needs of society. This course will consider an array of the contemporary issues facing higher education, drawing from the past history and current experience of the University of Michigan. Included will be topics of particular relevance to Michigan such as student activism, diversity, national influence, global outreach, and intercollegiate athletics. The course will also consider the key economic, social, and technological forces driving change in our world and how these are likely to shape the University in the future.

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

UC 390. Disciplinary Study in a Second Language.

Section 004 — Discussion in Spanish for 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.

LAC discussion section. Must be concurrently enrolled in History 348.004: Latin America: The National Period.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, 5: Permission of instructor

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

Instructor(s): Steven E Rienstra (rienstra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Army OEP chair. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~armyrotc/

This course explores concepts of military professionalism and relates these concepts to issues in military ethics, conduct of military operations, and national security. Contemporary military leadership issues are explored. Selected professional development topics also are addressed to facilitate the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Standards of conduct governing Army personnel are presented to inform cadets of expected and proper behavior while in the service of the military. The 90 minute laboratory places the senior student in positions of leadership.

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


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