Mid-Semester Courses for Fall 2012
Why Try Out a Mid-Semester Course?
Have you ever registered for a class and found that it really wasn't for you, but were unable to drop it for fear of losing your status as a full-time student and your financial aid? Enrolling in a mid-semester course might be a solution to this problem. The University has put in place three courses that will start the week of October 15, all three of them distribution courses, one LT, one HP, and one BH. If there is a course that you are thinking of dropping, you might be able to go ahead and do so without falling to part-time status, if you picked up one of the courses listed below. It might be a good way to pick up some distribution credits if you need some. These courses will start October 15, but will run to the end of the semester as other courses do. They are all 3-credit courses.
1) Comparative Literature, CLL 151 (LT) Israel Culture in Popular Media, MW 8:20-10:30 am, start date 10/15/12, meeting in Breslin 019 with Professor Aliza Sandalon CRN#95436
This course, taught in English, will examine some of the major themes in Israeli society using various media: TV shows, films, popular music and fiction. Amongst the topics to be introduced: the sabra identity; memory of the holocaust, Arab-Israeli divisions; the kibbutz; migration to Israel; coping with wars and more. All readings will be in English and will provide background and bases for discussion.
2) Philosophy, PHI 014 (HP) Introduction to Ethics, MW 6:00-8:10 pm, start date 10/15/12, meeting in Brower 106 with Professor Christopher Eliot CRN#95437
This course focuses on critical reasoning about ethics. The course reviews major approaches to ethical values and examines the bases for why some conduct (like killing, deceit, fraud) is wrong, and why some things (like freedom, fairness, compassion) are valuable. The course also examines the relationship between ethics and society, with focus on contemporary issues such as: corporate social responsibility, professional codes of ethics, responsibilities to the environment, or other similar topics. Students learn to reason critically about ethics through exercises and writing essays about ethical issues.
3) Political Science PSC 001 (BH) American Politics, TR 6:00-8:25 pm, start date 1018/12, meeting in Weed 100B with Professor David Weiden CRN#95438
This course will include the analysis of ideas, institutions, and processes of the American political system, with frequent focus on current issues and controversies.