An on-campus course offered during the Winter or May term. May be offered for .5 course credits or as a co-curricular (0 credit). Counts toward satisfying the Extended Studies requirement.
Winter Term informationAllison Roehling
184A: Listening in Context
Listening depends on the context in which you're listening. For example, instructors telling you to listen to directions are asking for something quite different than a friend asking you to listen to a personal issue. The dimensionality of listening is further complicated by the physical and emotional environment in which you're listening, e.g. it's more difficult to listen to arguments with which you passionately disagree than those you find agreeable. In this class, we will investigate listening in different contexts. Listening will be explored through student-led Fishbowls, where speakers from different backgrounds are engaged in conversation by a set of students about how they listen. At the end of this course, students should understand how expectations and their physical and emotional environments influence their ability to listen and emerge better at listening and responding to those with whom they are engaged.
Course Time: 9:00-noon, MTWRF
Location: Gobin Church
Students will learn about the history and practice of bell ringing. Bells have been used for music and communication since ancient times. Part of the course will involve reading and discussing bell-related literature (for example, Poe's 'The Bells' and Sayers' 'The Nine Tailors'). Another aspect of the course will look at the physics of bells and their unique harmonics, as well as mathematical patterns in the ringing of bells. A major component of the course will be learning to ring music on English handbells, with the goal of giving a small concert at the end of the term. The class will also experience carillon music and change-ringing through trips to nearby bell towers. Students will give a presentation on an aspect of the history of bells, and will also be evaluated on their contribution to class discussions, rehearsals, and the final performance. No prior musical skills will be required.
184C: Getting Into Medical School
This course is designed to prepare students for the medical school application process, as part of the Hubbard Center's pre-professional opportunity initiatives. Faculty and staff will instruct and facilitate sessions that cover a variety of topics, such as: personal statement development, application procedure, research, interview preparation, and more. The course will involve research, writing, discussion, peer editing, and test preparation/practice.
As test preparation/practice, the course will also include a discounted, live, comprehensive Kaplan MCAT Advantage OnSite class led by a rigorously trained instructor. This portion of the course will continue meeting twice a week until March (Monday and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30, may be subject to change). The associated costs provide students with the following benefits:
- Personal attention combined with interactive group setting
- Comprehensive and motivational instruction from Kaplan's renowned MCAT faculty.
- 11,000+ practice questions, in addition to MCAT Qbank custom quizzes
- 19 full-length exams
- 11 supplemental lessons online, with a live teacher
- 200 hours of MCAT instruction
- Access to all AAMC exams, including the Self Assessment Package
- Mobile-enabled and optimized syllabus
As an additional component to the course, alumni will be involved in on-campus presentations, panel sessions, one-on-one advising, and informational interviews. The potential alumni guests include doctors in various fields, medical school students, hospital administrators, healthcare litigation attorneys, healthcare insurance professionals, medical school professors or medical school admissions team members. Potential topics:
- What the first year of medical school looks like
- What to look for in a medical school
- Interview process preparation
- Changing field of healthcare
- Working for a private vs. public hospital
- What specific careers involve (surgery, pediatrics, oncology, orthopedics, etc.)
- What you wish you would have known
184D: Emergency Medical Technician Training
This course provides students with EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training to prepare them for the Indiana State EMT Certification exam. Satisfactory completion of all in-class and State exams provides full certification for work as EMTs in Putnam County and other areas in the U.S. that meet the cross-certification requirements. During the 3 week course, students learn the basic medical skills used by all EMTs and paramedics for delivering emergency health-care to victims of accident or sudden illness. The range of training encompasses applied human anatomy and physiology to advanced treatments with sophisticated and specialized equipment in the ambulance vehicles. This course is intensive and meets 5/6 days per week for 8 hours per day to meet the State requirements for total hours of in-class training; Three in-class exams and a final skills test are required for State Certification. All students must have valid (American Heart Association standards) and up-to-date training (current, signed card) obtained only by taking a CPR course. The CPR course will be offered in December prior to the start of the WT course in January, 2018. The fee for this course is $750.00 and includes the cost of the textbook.
184E: On Display: Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in Museums
Course Time: 9-noon, MWRF
Location: Peeler 211
Museums are highly complex cultural enterprises. Today, a museum must safeguard historical and artistic treasures, provide dynamic exhibitions and programming for its audiences, and produce new research and exhibition catalogs for scholars.
The vast majority of museums rely on gifts of artwork and capital to mount new exhibitions and set their institution apart. Visitors and patrons, spending their own precious time and money, expect to see the "real thing" when they visit the National Gallery of Art or the Louvre. But what happens when museums discover fakes and forgeries in their collections? What are the ethical and practical implications for dealing with these highly complicated situations? How do auction houses like Sotheby's and private collectors respond?
This course examines the deeply interconnected relationships between museums, patrons, and objects. We'll explore the world of art forgeries as well as the art market, and discuss the ethical implications for museums and collectors along the way. We'll spend our time together in group discussion, behind-the-scenes field trips to museums, and hands-on activities with the DePauw University art collection.
184F: Italiano Espresso
Course Time: 9:30-11:30 am, 1:30-3:30 pm, MTRF (course meets Wed., Jan 3 & 24)
The course "Italiano Espresso" promotes the acquisition of Italian language and culture and is designed to develop communicative competence in the following skills: writing, reading, listening-comprehension, oral expression, and a knowledge of grammar, which appears embedded in all activities. It is an intense, immersion language program that will give students the opportunity to focus just on the learning of the Italian language during the January term.
In addition to the four-hour daily course, a series of informal activities like Italian movie nights, coffee-hours for Italian conversation, and evenings of Italian cuisine will enrich the students' learning experience. Classes will take place for four hours a day, four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There will be two hours of class in the morning, and two in the afternoon. Given the intensity of the course, students will be asked to do homework in between the morning and the afternoon session, as well as after the afternoon session.
Students will earn first semester proficiency in Italian by the end of the term. A final exam will determine whether a student may also receive placement in second semester Italian (Ital. 172).
184G: Science and Design of the Electric Guitar
The electric guitar continues to be a key element of rock and jazz music. Guitar designs range from very simple single "pickup" models to more complex, double-neck varieties employing several pickups and variety of electronics. In this extended studies course, students will have the opportunity to design and fabricate an electric guitar beginning with wood that will be cut and finished to form the body, an unfinished neck, loose hardware and electronics. In building an electric guitar from the ground up, students will learn and apply STEM principles including mathematics, physics, chemistry, electronics and computer-aided design. Students will also gain experience in woodworking, machining and soldering.
184H: Picturing the Plate: Food Photography and Culture
This winter term course will provide a group of 12 students with an opportunity to learn about digital food photography. Participants will gain experience with the fundamentals of digital photography and apply them outside and inside of a studio setting. This will include learning about manual camera settings and their various uses, composition, and both natural and off-camera lighting. Members of the winter term will also analyze photo-food-journalism in various print and online forms: magazine and newspaper articles, social media accounts like instagram and twitter, menus, recipe books and websites, to name a few. This will allow students to view the creative process of a photograph from the early plating and design stage through editing a finished piece. Students will apply these techniques and principles to create their own digital photographs in different styles of commercial food photography, culminating in a portfolio presentation at the end of the term.
184I: Preparing for Law School and a Future Law Career
This course provides hand-on opportunities to develop skills that will help students apply for, and be successful in, law school. Students will explore whether or not they should attend law school, gain an introduction to the Law School Admission Test, explore career possibilities with a law degree, and learn what to expect during the first year of law school. In addition, students will explore law schools and develop a plan to apply. Additional exploration will include how to think like a law student and prospective careers with a law degree. A special week-long section about corporate law will be taught by guest instructor and DPU board member, Gerald Haberkorn. This course will be taught by Darrell E. 'Eddie' Felling, a local attorney who graduated from DePauw in 2009 and earned his law degree from Indiana University. For more information about the course, contact Christine Munn in the Hubbard Center.
184J: The Flourishing Life: Skills that lead to an accomplished, meaningful and joyful life.
It is not an accident that certain people live with accomplishment, meaning and joy ... what positive psychologist call "flourishing." They do so by practicing certain skills that lead to peace about the past and confidence in the future, and this in turns enables them to live with joy in the present. In this course, you will learn a set of 13 skills that enable one to flourish. You will also learn to avoid many of the traps we fall into in our pursuit of a flourishing life, how to have greater resilience or "grit" in the face of setbacks and to develop greater self-esteem. The course is founded on the emerging science of positive psychology. DePauw's mission is to "build the leaders that the world needs today." This course is designed to help you and DePauw to fulfill this mission.
184K: Music, Dance, and Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa
Course Time: 9-noon, MTWRF plus afternoon lab work
This course is a multidisciplinary and interactive introduction to the music, dance, and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Participants will explore a variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts through listening, viewing, reading, and multimedia group projects. Course activities also include in-class instruction in West African drumming, song, and dance, featuring a guest artist-teacher, Dr. Paschal Yao Younge. Students will have the opportunity to directly engage the music and dance of sub-Saharan Africa, as well as to consider the art forms more broadly in relation to regional histories, colonization and post-colonial discourse, language groups, socioeconomic factors, and spiritual practices. We will explore how tensions between the concepts of "tradition" and "innovation" shape cultural production in sub-Saharan Africa and discuss the effects of transnational migration and diaspora experiences. Though we will be dancing and playing instruments, no prior music or dance experience is necessary.
184M: Becoming My Own Career Expert
'Who am I, and what do I want to do with my life?' If you find yourself asking this question, know that you are in good company (and that the process of questioning is more important than 'the answer'!). Through this course, you will embark on a mission to better conceptualize your own identity as it relates to life and career goals. You will also have a chance to develop an understanding of the meaning and significance of work, and how to align your identity to the world of work to create a life of intentionality and purpose. This experiential course takes a multi-faceted approach towards the career exploration process. It offers students the opportunity to engage in individual assessment activities, to work in small groups, to interact with alumni, to conduct research and to build connections with individuals in career fields of interest. During this Winter Term experience, students will be challenged and supported in cultivating their curiosity of work and developing skills to satisfy that curiosity.
184N: Radio Management and Programming
Course Time: 9:30 MTWRF and other arranged times
Location: WGRE, Pulliam Center
Students will participate in the daily operation of DePauw's radio station, WGRE. They will learn how a broadcast station is organized and how to operate facilities in a variety of programs. Students' on-air work will be critiqued regularly. Participants will work in two of these four departments: Sports (play-by-play , reporting and sportscasting of DePauw and area sports events); News (writing and announcing news of campus and area interest); Production (preparing and editing promotion and public affairs messages, producing remote broadcasts); and Promotion (making WGRE visible both on and off campus through events, publicity materials, contests and other methods.) Students will have their own DJ shifts throughout Winter Term. Some weekend and overnight work is required.
184P: Movies and the Meaning of Life
Course Time: 9-noon, 1-2 pm, MTWRF
What is real? What is our place in the world? Who am I? What's important in life? Am I free or are my choices foreordained? And how can we learn more about these issues by watching movies? This co-curricular course will explore some of the deep, heavy questions of philosophy through the (relatively) light, convenient medium of films such as The Truman Show, American Beauty, Being John Malkovich, and others of your choice. Readings will point us to the issues to watch for in each film, which we will discuss after viewing. Assignments will include readings, viewings, and written reactions to them. Students will form groups, and each group will research and lead discussion of a given film. Students will be evaluated on participation in discussions and consistency and quality of written work.
184Q: The Boulder: Journalism Workshop
In this course, students will actively participate in the production of a Winter Term newspaper. Each student will write several stories of different types, helping to chronicle the events on campus during the January term. Additionally, students will take photos, sell advertising, work on design techniques, and create online content. In addition to ongoing online content, the paper will appear in hard copy printed form at the end of the term.
184R: Bridge to Informatics
This course will provide liberal arts and science students with important and marketable computing skills in visualization, user experience, and computational thinking. The course is geared towards non-computing majors, however all are welcome. Students will explore topics at the intersection of technology and society that will enable them to solve real-world problems with computational techniques. Topics will include data visualization, information ethics, privacy, security, user-experience, and prototyping. Class will start on DePauw's campus but will be held on the Indiana University Bloomington campus for the final week and transportation will be provided for this part of the course. Project teams of various skill levels and expertise will be formed on the first day and will be used throughout the course. The course will be hands-on and will require daily work outside of class and group work towards a final project that will be displayed during an on-campus presentation day at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and to prospective employers. The course is open to all students, regardless of major, class year, or level of computational skill and provides an opportunity to build upon strengths of a liberal arts education in a computational setting. In addition to counting for DePauw credit, credit from this course may be transferred toward future degrees at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. Several recent DePauw graduates are, in fact, pursuing a Master degrees from this school currently and this course is designed to give students a sense for what career options and graduate degrees in informatics look like.
184S: Leadership for a Socially Just Society
Course Time: 1-4 pm, MTWF
Prerequisites: Experience in a leadership organization or role/, willingness to engage in difficult conversations around diversity/social justice.
This course will discuss the importance of social justice pedagogy and theory and how it connects to social change leadership for students. This course contains two major components. First, it is designed for student leaders which they examine their own cultural bias and upbringing and how it impacts their current worldview along with developing a philosophy of social justice.Students will engage in facilitated dialogues about the similarities and differences of experience that exist within a group and/or between and across groups. The goal of intergroup dialogue is for students to develop comfort with, and skill in, discourse on difficult topics toward the end of fostering positive, meaningful, and sustained cross-group relationships. We will achieve through using the text, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice which covers topics of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. This text will help students reflect on their own identities, and how their identities intersect with power, privilege, and diversity. Next, through studying the social change leadership model students will develop the ability to reflect on social justice theory and learn how to apply it to leadership opportunities. Students will examine multiple leadership theories and case studies to connect theory to future practice.
184T: Songwriting Bootcamp
Students will gain a more informed knowledge of songwriting by studying its form and meaning, its various types and genres, its methods of composition, its relationship to technology and its position in the marketplace. Students will also have the opportunity to improve listening, critical and analytical, and writing skills through listening to songs and discussing and writing about songs and song craft and the place of popular song in our culture.
184U: Athletics Administration and Sports Management
This course will provide a broad overview of the sports industry (amateur and professional athletics), including a scan of career opportunities and skills sets needed to succeed in athletics administration. In addition, this course analyzes elements and details relating to organization and execution of athletics events. Students will practice and apply principles to a number of topics including budgeting, site selection, marketing, staffing, risk management, design and evaluation. Students will also learn a basic understanding of consumer behavior, segmentation, strategic management, budgeting, facility management, risk management, and ethics in the sport setting (primarily college athletics and professional sports). Students will travel off-campus to the NCAA National Convention and visit with industry professionals.
184V: DePauw Theatre Production
Participants in DePauw Theatre Production will collaborate in producing a full-length play during the January Winter Term, to be performed as part of the DePauw Theatre mainstage season. Each student will assume responsibility for one aspect of the production: (performing, stage management, assistant directing, props, costumes, publicity, dramaturgy, sound design). Each student in the WT course will read the script; students will read pertinent Moodle selections about their respective areas of production, appropriate to their track in performance, management, or in design and technology.
184W: Marketing for Businesses and Nonprofits
The ability to develop and implement marketing plans and tools for businesses and nonprofits is a marketable skill. Moreover, marketing is key to understanding the interface between a business and its customers and a nonprofit and its donors and other stakeholders. Participants will learn brand strategy, marketing and public relations concepts and apply them in a business or nonprofit through hands-on team projects with Putnam County businesses and nonprofits. During the past decade, both businesses and nonprofits have struggled to build awareness of the products and services that they offer to their community and to resource operations. This struggle has been magnified by difficult economic conditions, funder demands for impact, evolution in marketing best practices and growing diversity in communication media. Students will address these issues by interactively working in small consulting teams to develop an Integrated Marketing Communication Plan for a business or nonprofit to help reach customers/clients and other stakeholders and to achieve the organization's goals. These experiential team projects will provide an opportunity to meet real business or nonprofit needs and to contribute to their organizational goals.
184X: Videogame Criticism
Course Time: 1-4 pm, MTWF
Fees: None. Students should expect to spend up to $60 on games.
So many people play videogames, but how many are truly critical and aware of the ways videogames express cultural meaning? Incisive videogame criticism asks questions about games that are difficult to answer like, 'Why is jumping in games fun?' or 'Why do games so often frame failure as death?' In this course we will examine and interpret video games through the lens of art, drawing reference from both game design and the art world. We'll walk through the process of how to 'read' games and critique our experiences playing them. We'll read about and discuss the role(s) of video game reviews as well as theoretical concepts such as procedural rhetoric and how these intertwine with traditional ways of looking at and interpreting art. Students' work will have a heavy emphasis on writing and other modes of criticism production (video, podcast, etc.). And of course, there's no better way to understand games than to play them, which will comprise a significant portion of the course's reference material.
184Y: Personal Finance
Course Time: 1-4 pm MTWRF
This course provides an introduction to most important (personal) finance subjects. Throughout the Winter Term, we will focus on multiple important subjects related to personal investment decision-making. Moreover, we will introduce the notions of both time and risk to the valuation of financial assets such as stocks and bonds. Students who enroll to this class can expect to achieve the following goals: (i) Learning how to apply the widely used stock and bond pricing techniques, (ii) Developing the ability to create investment portfolios according to your risk appetite, (iii) Understanding other personal finance related issues (e.g. leasing, insurance, etc.) in depth, and (iv) Learning how to use MS Excel and financial/scientific calculator for investment related questions.
184Z: DePauw Kelley Program
Meeting Times: The first week will be spent at the IU campus* *Please note that due to the special nature of the class- we start one day before the official start of the class. Students will have a variable schedule but can expect to be involved in class activities from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.
The DePauw - Kelley Program blends liberal arts critical thinking and analytical skills with a business foundation that allows students to effectively influence and direct issues that matter to them. Working with Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty, students learn to apply business basics and liberal arts broad-based thinking to contemporary problems, developing skills that will guide them to success as a leader both personally and professionally. DePauw - Kelley cohorts work with an Indiana company to research and evaluate areas of potential growth. Recommendations are made in small groups to the company in a final presentation the last week of class. The intensive three weeks requires individual excellence and a strong sense of team responsibility. In addition to the case work, students also receive focused career coaching and guidance to help them present their skills in the most competitive manner for internships and full-time positions. Employer partners from a variety of industries serve as guest lecturers for this portion of the course. All students are invited to attend the Kelley School Career Fair in January at the end of the course.
Generous foundation and alumni support is providing scholarships for students who have need-based or merit-based DePauw financial aid awards. These scholarships will lower the cost of the course from $2,000 to $1,000 which includes the book, transportation and housing and meals while in Bloomington. Additional need-based scholarships may be available to students with demonstrated need. To determine if you qualify for additional scholarships, please complete this brief Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/NEOoGe5EhABxpjT62 If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All DePauw - Kelley Program students are guaranteed support for an unpaid summer internship in Indiana in the form of the Summer Internship Grant of up to $3000.00 through the Hubbard Center.