Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Lloyd Hall Scholars (Division 445)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 112. Studies in Social and Political History I.

Section 001 Film and Politics: Representations of Political Life

Instructor(s): Josh Bauroth

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Ever wonder why certain films cause either political pundits or social leaders to have conniption fits? Why was "Trainspotting", a film which includes gritty realistic depictions of drug use, accused by conservative politicians of undermining our society's values? Was "Red Dawn" a film meant to a) glorify the individualism of red blooded Americans; b) point out the evils of Cuban communists; or c) give Patrick Swayze a chance to show off his biceps? Do filmmakers have any goals aside from profit? If so, do they believe the audience is capable of actually understanding the message? These are the sort of questions which this course intends to seriously confront

Politics is said to be "the art of the possible"; and what we consider to be possible can be shaped by what we spend so much time watching on both the big and small screens produced by the film industry. Classic films such as "The Great Dictator," "Being There," and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" have normative messages embedded within their fictional or even outlandish plots. More contemporary films such as "Reds," or "Platoon" and "Primary Colors" offer new interpretations of past events or current politics. It is our goal to examine such films and a few selected texts to acquire a sense of the messages which they either intentionally or unintentionally contain and transmit. Whether these films still speak to us depends on how we perceive both our own environments and the changing nature of our own societal norms and values.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 114. Literature and the Arts in Society I.

Section 001 Stained Glass: History, Design and Practice

Instructor(s): Rosalyn Scaff

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse:. How would you like to have something in common with these designers? Stained glass was a medium used by each of these artists to develop their creative ideas and unique designs. Each creator manipulated glass in a different manner: Tiffany designed an opalescent colored glass to create lamps, vases and glass panels; Wright built elaborate windows reflecting his architectural theories; Chagall and Matisse handled glass as if it were an extension of their

Glasswork has been around for centuries. Christian churches had colored glass windows as early as the 5th century, yet the art of glass reached its height in the Middle Ages where large windows, symbolic of divine light, illuminated rooms. In the twentieth century, artists began to create stained glass objects for a variety of non-religious purposes such as architectural design, lamps and jewelry. The purpose of this course will be to expose you to the history of stained glass and specific glass artists, while also requiring you to experience and learn the process of creating stained glass panels. By examining the historical progression of glasswork, we will discuss how glass is made, what types of glass exist, why the medium of glass was and is still used, how glass is manipulated (cut, kiln-fired and blown), which artists use(d) glass in their work, and how stained glass styles differ. We'll take field trips see stained glass windows located in Detroit and Ann Arbor, as well as to a blown glass

This interdisciplinary course will fuse art history and practice. In the classroom we will examine various stained glass styles throughout history as well as glass artists. In the studio you will create your own stained glass panel. The class will be held once a week for three hours. The beginning of each class period will be reserved for a lecture (45 minutes to an hour) on various aspects of glasswork; the remainder of the time will be spent in the studio. We will learn two stained glass methods: copper foil and lead. For a final project you will build a one-foot square stained glass panel. You will be asked to discuss your panel piece, design choices and progress made. A final exhibit of all panels will be held at the end of the semester. LHSP will provide some start-up materials for its members, but all students are responsible for buying their own art supplies.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 114. Literature and the Arts in Society I.

Section 002 Graphic Trash: Yikes! A presentation? ME?????

Instructor(s): Tanya Topolewski

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Yes you! and it's likely that no one has ever taught you how to communicate orally and graphically in an effective, exciting manner until right now!

You are bombarded daily by television, music videos, signs, words, pictures, billboards, logos, slogans...there are even ads on gas pump handles! ARGH! But what do these things have to do with you and presentations? Everything! Some advertising images grab you and some don't. Why is that? More importantly how can you use what works in your presentations and avoid what doesn't? In this class YOU will be analyzing what you see every day and deciding for yourself what grabs you, what doesn't, and more importantly deciding WHY. You will then present your observations and their implications to the class in visual and oral presentations. These three tools will provide you with skills that you will use repeatedly in your academic career as a student and in your professional career in the working world.

In this manner you will learn three very important skills:

  1. The art of public speaking
  2. The skill of effective graphic communication
  3. The fundamentals of visual analysis

So, do you think you could use these skills?

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 118. Cross-Cultural Studies I.

Section 001 The Other Drug War: Bio-Pirates and Patenting the Amazon. Meets with SNRE 306.006

Instructor(s): Michael Dorsey

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

What do savages, oil barons, ecologists, biopirates, the CIA and dragon's blood have to do with one another? Find out in "The Other Drug War," an unforgettable 14 week journey into the eye of the Amazonian crisis.

Forget about trying to save the rainforest. We'll look closely at the powerbrokers who are knocking it down, despoiling and trashing it, supposedly all for your benefit; trying to bring you the best prescription drugs, by any means necessary, legal or illegal. You'll learn how to join them or work against them either way, for the benefit of some members of humanity maybe..

Readings will be supplemented by the instructor's personal collection of films and slides reflecting his own work deep in the heart of head hunting country. For those students interested in participating, there will also be a springbreak expedition to the Amazon to see and experience at first hand the substance of the readings and.

"The Other Drug War" is divided into two major parts. The first half elaborates the historical context in which explorers, scientists, commercialists, governments and local people have waged a five hundred year campaign to control, manage, usurp and understand Amazonia. The second half will provide an opportunity to closely examine what is happening today in the Amazon. We'll focus on the activities of a host of actors all competing to exploit Amazonia's biological and genetic resources. These two parts will be linked by the spring break journey to Ecuador.

Discussion topics will include: Who is trying to exploit Amazonian biodiversity? Why are they doing it? How are they doing it? Two essays for each half (for a total of four, each worth 20%) will provide an opportunity to reflect on readings, discussions, films and slides.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 120. Political and Social Problems I.

Section 001 Exploring Legal Practice: What Do Lawyers Do?

Instructor(s): Michael Cahill

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Many undergraduates plan to apply to law school, and some make it a point to take "law classes" (such as Constitutional Law) as undergraduates. Such courses can be very useful in helping prepare students for the kind of work they'll be doing in law school, and they may offer some guidance about whether going to law school is even a good idea. Still, many perhaps most entering law students have very little idea what it's like to actually be a lawyer. Learning about the substance of the law is one thing, but understanding how attorneys work with the law (or try to change it) is something else entirely.

That "something else" is the subject of this course. It aims to give students an awareness of what the practice of law is like, both generally and in its day-to-day details. Several practice areas will be considered, including litigation, "transactional" (or "corporate") work, criminal defense, and public interest law. We will read popular but true-to-life (in other words, no John Grisham novels!) modern accounts of goings-on in the legal world. Works considered may include A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr (about a large lawsuit brought against major corporations accused of causing the deaths of children); Skadden (about one of New York's largest and most successful corporate law firms); Main Justice (about the inner workings of the Department of Justice, the federal government's "law firm"); and the film Reversal of Fortune (about the appeal of Claus von Bulow's conviction for attempted murder). Depending on student interests, we may also look at other areas (such as environmental law, criminal prosecution, or constitutional law) and/or organizations (such as the ACLU or Legal Aid).

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 120. Political and Social Problems I.

Section 002 Business Leadership Speaks!

Instructor(s): Tyrone Walker

Prerequisites & Distribution: Lloyd Hall Scholars. (3). (Excl). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Come face-to-face with critical issues confronting business and understand the current strategies considered vital by corporations to tackle these challenges. Hear discussions on approaches that both overcome business problems and exploit opportunities to maintain business profitability and growth.

You will attend a series of sessions offered by different members of the business community and corporate leaders. At each session you will hear dialogue on a range of business issues by actual practitioners on the front line. You will also have the opportunity to talk with business professionals at some of these events. And, you will learn the backgrounds of business professionals and how they progressed into their current positions of responsibility.

In the classroom, you will maintain journals that analyze and critique the events that you attend. We will spend time reading background material on the fundamental areas of business to form the base from which you will learn. In addition, guest lecturers will be invited to supplement your instruction with perspectives which will "breathe life" into the readings by adding a framework of understanding around business fundamentals. This is not a class merely for business school "wanna-bes"; anyone interested in the complex issues driving business, and probably driving some of your own personal "strategic" decisions, will enjoy this course.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 125(165). College Writing.

Section 001 Queer Histories & Sexual Politics

Instructor(s): Rob Adwere-Boamah

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In 1969, a few blocks from Washington Square in Greenwich Village New York, the Stonewall Rebellion occurred. This rebellion catalyzed the on-going national and international gay and lesbian liberation movement and, in turn, sparked scholarly inquiry into issues closely connected to sexual orientation and its relation to

This course is an interdisciplinary course. It is designed to introduce students to historical and theoretical research through a series of units: the conceptual and cultural emergence of "heterosexuality" and "homosexuality" during the late 1800's and early 1900's; a sampling of lesbian and gay histories; intersections of race and sexual orientation; and ethics, politics and law. We will consider such topics as the historical shift from an emphasis on acts to homosexual persons; the history of the study of gay men and lesbians by the medical, psychology, and sexology professions; intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex, and sexual orientation in literary and visual texts; homophobia and hate crimes; and activism and outing.

Class activities will include extensive in-class discussions, several guest presenters, film/video screenings, and various field trips to various sites around Ann Arbor. In addition, we will dedicate considerable energy both in- and out of the classroom to developing your communicative skills, and in particular, your argumentative writing skills. There are four papers for this course. The first three papers will be approximately 5-7 pages in length and the final paper will entail a collaborative research project.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 125(165). College Writing.

Section 002 Families in 20th Century America

Instructor(s): Sheila Gudiswitz

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Introductory Composition). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Whether you like it or not, you've probably got one, maybe more than one: a family. Families come in many different sizes and configurations, some more generally acceptable than others. Are family relationships defined by legality? By love? By duration? By trust? You'll have to make your own decision about these matters; through class discussion, reading, and writing, we will try to develop a greater understanding of the various characteristics of families in the USA.

We'll look not only at contemporary families but we'll review how families have and have not changed over the last century. We'll read a selection of writings from this century about family, drawn from news articles, popular literature, and academic journals. Readings, discussions, and assignments will require integration of economic, political, social and personal aspects of family structure. Conservative and liberal critiques will be combined with straight facts about families to provide a broad foundation for developing verbal and written analytical skills. Some note will be taken of gender roles and perceptions, as well as of differences among different ethnic groups in the U.S.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 140. Arts and Humanities.

Section 001 Merging with Michelangelo: Introduction to painting, drawing, and thinking about art

Instructor(s): Annie O'Kane

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). May be repeated for a total of six credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

What's more important: individualism and self-expression, or working in a rich tradition? Are great artists self-made, or do they build upon their predecessors? Certainly Michelangelo studied Cimabue and Giotto; and Monet surely studied all three. But none was held captive by the past; each did something new. Most artists are indebted to those who preceded them, but not slavishly so; predecessors serve best as sturdy partners in an ongoing dialogue that helps to inform one's present creative vision.

This course provides you with two things: studio experience in drawing and painting, and an opportunity to explore the concepts and language of art criticism. Not only will you become familiar with the tools and techniques of painting, you will use master works as a point of departure in creating your own images, and incorporate text and image as an attempt to bolster confidence in articulating in a visual language. LHSP will provide some start-up materials for its members, but all students are responsible for providing their own art supplies.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 151. Focused Studies.

Section 001 Jewelry Making and Metal Working. Drop/Add deadline: February 11

Instructor(s): Annie O'Kane

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

LHSP encourages all of you to develop your artistic talents, especially if you're not in the School of Art. Because studio art classes at the University are restricted to art majors, we offer you the following professionally taught courses in your own art room. Our studio art classes are open to all students and require absolutely no previous training or experience in art.

Have you ever wanted to design your own necklace? Or give a good friend a ring you made especially for her/him? Or sculpt an object in metal?

In this class you will learn the basics of metal working by designing and constructing your own pieces of jewelry or metal objects. You will receive instruction in designing, forming, joining, and stone setting using copper, brass, nickel, silver, and semi-precious stones. LHSP will provide some start-up materials for its members, but all students are responsible for providing their own art supplies. This class begins on February 4, 1999.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 151. Focused Studies.

Section 002 Creative Drama and Performance Art. Class begins January 19, 1999. Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Drop/Add deadline: February 1

Instructor(s): Decky Alexander

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Creative drama/improvisation are theatrical approaches which use group centered spontaneous games and exercises in order to increase one's own social and emotional development. Students in this course will have an opportunity to participate, design and observe such activities as a means of strengthening individual identity, increasing public speaking skills and presence and developing critical thinking strategies through small group work. In short, this is a non-presentational drama class, where students will be encouraged to play, to risk and to reflect. Dress comfy.

Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 151. Focused Studies.

Section 003 Introduction to Fiction Writing. Class begins January 20, 1999. Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Drop/Add deadline: February 9

Instructor(s): Lauren Kingsly

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Writing fiction is like no other game in town. There are no limits. Some would argue there aren't even rules. But there ARE some requirements at least if it's to be any good. This course will examine those requirements and provide students with a working knowledge of the "limits" within which they have all the freedom in the world. We'll be reading selected works of short fiction by modern and contemporary writers, as a way of seeing what some of these limitless options are. It'll be work, of course, but in ways you've never dreamed.

Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 151. Focused Studies.

Section 004 Introduction to Photography: Devloping and Printing. Class begins January 21, 1999. Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Drop/Add deadline: February 10

Instructor(s): Lisa S. Powers

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Learn the basics of how to use a darkroom to print from photo negatives, as well as learn how to develop film. Alternative printing techniques such as solarization, photograms, and other special effects also covered.

Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 151. Focused Studies.

Section 005 In Your Face: A Comedy Class. Class begins January 25, 1999. Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Drop/Add deadline: February 5

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Steiger

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of three credits. A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this class, you will explore comedy as a means to challenge yourself and each other. By examining your own perceptions and beliefs about alcohol, politics, studying, student life, sex, and race, you will help create a show that challenges an audience to do the same. We will play improv games, discuss literature, and write in journals, taking the most dangerous discoveries to perform. Our final show, performed in Alice Lloyd on the last day of class, will be a culmination of all of our work. But don't be scared it's just comedy. You're required to keep of a journal, help write a script, and attend a live performance.

Restricted to Students Enrolled in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 200. Independent Study.

Instructor(s): William Ingram

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

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Lloyd Hall Scholars 229/English 229. Technical Writing.

Instructor(s): Scott Kassner (skassner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Completion of the introductory composition requirement. (4). (HU). A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~skassner/Eng229.html

See English 229.001.

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