Winter Term, 1996 Theme Semester

Death, Extinction, and the Future of Humanity: Approaching the Millennium

The College of LS&A is pleased to announce the sponsorship by the Program on Studies in Religion of the Winter Term, 1996, Theme Semester on "Death, Extinction, and the Future of Humanity: Approaching the Millennium." A number of courses in the College of LS&A have been especially designed to tie in with this thematic focus. Other special events, lectures, activities, and a film series at the Michigan Theater are in the planning stages and will be announced as the information becomes available and also listed in the January issue of the LSA Checkpoint Newsletter. For further information, you may contact Dr. Astrid Beck in the Office of the Program on Studies in Religion, 445 West Engineering Building, 764-4475.

Theme Semester courses are listed below.

Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 221. Jesus and the Gospels: The End of Time for Contemporary Times. (Boccaccini)

Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 281. Ancient Egypt and Its World. (Richards)

Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 393. The Religion of Zoroaster. (Windfuhr)

Anthropology 448. Anthropology of Religion: Ritual, Sanctity, and Adaptation Responses to Personal and Cultural Crisis. (Caldwell)

Anthropology 450. Death, Extinction, and the Future of Humanity: Approaching the Millennium. (Williams)

Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 393. The Religion of Zoroaster. (Windfuhr)

Classical Archaeology 451. Death in the Ancient World. (Alcock)

Classical Civilization 375. War in Greek and Roman Civilizations. (Potter)

Classical Civilization 451. Death in the Ancient World. (Alcock)

Classical Civilization 453. Magic and Magicians in the GrecoRoman World. (Bohak)

Classical Civilization 480. Studying Antiquity Death and Memory in the Ancient World. (Dillery)

English 240. Section 005 ­ The Poetry of Death. (Gregerson)

English 267. Death in Shakespeare. (Williams)

English 313. Section 001 ­ Science Fiction. (Rabkin)

English 317. Section 001 ­ Literature and Culture: Bigotry & Maturity in the Literature of Several Cultures. (Fader)

English 317. Section 005 ­ Literature and Culture: Perspectives on Death in Literature and Film. (Howes)

English 413. Section 003 ­ The Future in Cinema: Other Worlds, Other Visions. (Konigsberg)

English 483. Section 001 Primo Levi and the Memory of Auschwitz. (Williams)

Film-Video 413. Section 003 The Future in Cinema: Other Worlds, Other Visions. (Konigsberg)

Geology 125. Evolution and Extinction. (Polly)

Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 577. Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism "A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance": On Emotion and the Senses in Judaism. (Ginsburg)

History 396. Section 007 ­ Facing Death. (Tentler)

History of Art 194. Section 002 The Black Death. (Sears)

History of Art 484. The Art of Indonesia and Cambodia, From Apogee to Extinction: The Disappearance of Great Civilization. (Mannikka)

Humanities Institute 102. Section 001 The Face of War: Emotion and Armed Conflict. (Forage)

Judaic Studies 467. Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism "A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance": On Emotion and the Senses in Judaism. (Ginsburg)

Physics 105. The Evolution of Death of the Universe. (Adams)

Physics 214. The Physicists and the Bomb. (Sanders)

Physics 413. The Physics of Nonlinear Complex Dynamical Systems. (Nori)

Political Science 671. U.S. Foreign Policy in Global Context: Death Defying and Death Dealing. (Singer)

Psychology 401. Section 003 ­ Life, Death, and Spiritual Development. (Mann)

Religion 280. Jesus and the Gospels: The End of Time for Contemporary Times. (Boccaccini)

Religion 393. The Religion of Zoroaster. (Windfuhr)

Religion 402. Section 001 Life, Death, and Spiritual Development. (Mann)

Religion 402. Section 002 "A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance": On Emotion and the Senses in Judaism. (Ginsburg)

Religion 404. Death, Extinction, and the Future of Humanity: Approaching the Millennium. (Williams)

Religion 452. Anthropology of Religion: Ritual, Sanctity, and Adaptation Responses to Personal and Cultural Crisis. (Caldwell)

RC Humanities 322. Advanced Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults "Death, Extinction, and the Future of Humanity." (Balducci)

RC Natural Science 214. The Physicists and the Bomb. (Sanders)

University Courses 150. Section 011 The Books of the Dead. (Amrine)

Courses in Non-LSA Departments

Natural Resources & Environment

220. Conservation of Biological Diversity and Species Extinction. (Allan)

Public Health

Environmental and Industrial Health 542. Diet, Chronic Diseases, and Health. (Drewnowski)

Environmental and Industrial Health 637. Advanced Clinical Nutrition for the Critically Ill Patient. (Braunschweig)

Epidemiology 661. The Impact of Technological Disasters on Human Communities.
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