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UNIV 184

On-Campus Extended Studies Course

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.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

Winter Term information

Doug Smith

184A: The Skills of Happiness

Meeting Times: 1-3:50 pm M, 10-noon, 1-3 WRF
Prerequisites: None
Fees: None
Location: Julian 157

Everyone wants to be happy, and for good reason. By most every measure those among us who are happiest do better in life in terms of work, relationships and even health. The emerging field of positive psychology has provided significant insight into what does and does not lead to happiness. Building off this research, this course is intended to help students better understand and practice the skills that enable one to achieve an underlying and predominant sense of well being and contentment, even in times of adversity and setback -- that enable one to be happy.

Sunil Sahu

184B: Bollywood Films: Classic and Modern

Meeting Times: 1:00-3:50pm MTRF
Estimated Fees: $75
Prerequisites: None
Location: Asbury 121

The course is designed to introduce students to the history of Hindi films, from classic films of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Madhubala and Dev Anand to contemporary masala films of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, and Madhuri Dixit. The course will introduce students, through the in-class viewing of selected films, to different genres in Hindi films--black-and-white classics, classic drama, romantic comedy, social realism, and spaghetti westerns. The goal is to make students understand and appreciate a wide variety of Bollywood films produced since India's independence. The screening of each film will be followed by an in-depth discussion of the social, political, and cultural contexts of the film. The course will also provide a deeper understanding of how Hindi films have evolved, especially since India's economic liberalization in the 1990s, and the efforts the film makers are making to reach the diasporic and global audiences.

Katie Siek

184D: Bridge to Informatics

Meeting Times: Listed below
Estimated Fees: $500
Prerequisites: None
Location: Julian 108

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 six class meetings 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.

Course meeting times:
At DePauw from 9am - noon and 1pm - 3pm on these days:
Wednesday, January 6
Thursday, January 7
Friday, January 8
Monday, January 11
Tuesday, January 12
Thursday, January 14
Friday, January 15
Monday, January 18
Tuesday, January 19

At Indiana University Bloomington with transportation departing DePauw at 8am and departing IU in time to return to DePauw by 6pm on these days:
Wednesday, January 20
Thursday, January 21
Friday, January 22
Monday, January 25
Tuesday, January 26
Wednesday, January 27

J. Nichols-Pethick

184F: Rock and Roll: History and Performance

Meeting Times: 9-noon MTWF (class), 1-3:50pm (rehearsal)
Estimated Fees: $100
Prerequisites: Instrument/Voice Experience, Equipment
Location: GCPA 1021

Danny and the Juniors were right when in 1958 they recorded the song "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay". Since then, rock and roll music has gone through numerous changes and evolved through the development of several different genres, which are too numerous to name here. Many of the fundamental elements of rock music are the same, but one of the great things about this musical format is that there are very few rules. It allows people to use a creative --what if-- approach and exercise a hefty amount of artistic freedom. In this course we will examine the history of rock and roll, listen to music from the many genres that make up rock and roll, view recorded performances and documentaries, and discuss important aspects of rock music. You will also form a band (or bands) with your classmates and develop original compositions.The result of your efforts will be shared at an end of winter term performance for your family, friends and the public.

Maria Schwartzman

184G: Using Data Science to Win at Fantasy Football

Meeting Times: 10am - noon, 1-3pm MTRF
Estimated Fees: None
Prerequisites: None
Location: Julian 278

This course will provide a strong basis for learning how to use data and statistics to win at fantasy football. By the end of the course, the student will know how to gather relevant data from the Internet; clean and prepare that data for analysis; house that data in a database and query it to perform various statistical analyses; and use the analyses to appropriately draft, trade, and pick-up players, as well as track how her/her team performs over the season. There will be an optional field trip to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Darrell Felling

184H: Preparing for Law School and a Future Law Career

Meeting Times: 4:30-7:00 PM MTWR, 10-1 Friday
Estimated Fees: None
Prerequisites: None
Location: Julian 111

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, student 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.

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 Raj Bellani in the Hubbard Center.

Raj Bellani

184J: DePauw Management Accelerator Program: A Kelley School of Business Partnership

Meeting Times: TBD
Estimated Fees: $2800
Prerequisites: Not open to First-Year Students
Location: Union Building Basement

The DePauw Management Accelerator Program (D-MAP) is designed specifically for DePauw students and draws from their strengths in fields of study in in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This course will teach students how for-profit businesses, nonprofit agencies, creative industries, and entrepreneurial start-ups and social entrepreneurship organizations are created and function. Students will learn about roles within organizations and see how the skills they have acquired in pursuit of their liberal arts education can be deployed successfully in organizations. Additionally, students will learn how to evaluate business opportunities, develop new business models and apply their liberal arts education to establish new management practices to lead successful organizations.

Employers are increasingly seeking students from liberal arts backgrounds for their critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills (Occupational Outlook Quarterly Winter 2007-2008). It is these skills that ensure lifelong professional and personal success. The Liberal Arts Management Program builds on the strengths of a liberal arts education to give DePauw students an extra advantage. More than ever, students go to college to get a job (Higher Education Research Institute 2013). The workforce in the United States consists of about 143 million people, and almost 80 percent of these jobs are in the private, for-profit sector (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013). If students want to improve their chances of acquiring a job after college, they need to understand how their knowledge and skills make them employable in the private sector. Additionally, they must understand the types of managerial positions that these skills map to within organizations.

The course materials, discussions and exercises are:

Integrative: The course highlights the relationships among various functional areas in business using innovative pedagogy and a team of Kelley faculty from different disciplines.

Applied: Real world cases, companies, and projects bring the content to life by presenting authentic business issues and challenges.

Decision Oriented:The emphasis is on the fundamental decisions that business people have to make to ensure the success of an enterprise.

This course will be a hybrid of off-campus and on-campus instruction. A maximum of 50 students can participate in this program.

Additional Notes:

Sophomore Standing or Higher

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at then select "Winter" from the Term search dropdown. To apply to participate in this course, select the 'Welcome' tab in Horizons and login.

Colleen McCracken

184K: Getting Into Medical School

Meeting Times: TBD
Estimated Fees: $1900 (For Kaplan course)
Prerequisites: None
Location: Julian 151

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

    Christine White

    184M: Freedom and Rebellion in American Cinema

    Meeting Times: M/F 12:30-3:30, T/H 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-3:30
    Fees: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Location: GCPA 1202

    Taught by screenwriter/filmmaker professor, Chris White, and Film Studies/English Literature professor, Karin Wimbley, this course will examine American films in which rebellion is a theme and American films in which freedom is a theme--the ways these films intersect or don't--and the narrative space, progress or oblivion left in their wake. Films will be analyzed for both content and form, and students will have the option of exploring short filmmaking and/or screenwriting assignments in response to our work. Possible films for analysis include: FIGHT CLUB, THELMA AND LOUISE, PAPILLON, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOO'S NEST, LENNIE, THE MATRIX, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, DJANGO UNCHAINED, NYMPHOMANIAC, SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONGS

    Jeremy Anderson

    184Q: Movies and the Meaning of Life

    Meeting times: MTThF 9am-12pm & 1pm-2pm
    Fees: No costs other than the textbook.
    Prerequisites: None.
    Location: Julian 161

    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 lead discussion of a given film. Students will be evaluated on participation in discussions and consistency and quality of written work.

    Brian Howard

    184R: Campanology

    Meeting Times: 9am - noon MTWRF
    Estimated Fees: $20
    Prerequisites: None
    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 afternoon 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.

    Raj Bellani

    184T: Athletic Administration and Sport Management

    Meeting Times: 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3:30pm MTWRF
    Estimated Fees: $500
    Prerequisites: None
    Location: Asbury 203 and 202

    Please note that this class starts on Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 - All classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 and again from 1:30 to 3:30. These times can change at the discretion of the faculty. For course syllabus please contact Stevie Baker Watson, Athletic Director of DePauw or Raj Bellani, Dean of the Hubbard Center. This course allows a student to analyze the sport industry from the perspective of innovation and entrepreneurship supported by sport management fundamentals including marketing, finance, revenue generation and sales, and event management. Students will develop new ideas for products and services in the sport industry. Students will be traveling to Indianapolis during a portion of the class as well as meeting industry leaders.

    Erin Mahoney

    184U: Becoming My Own 'Career Expert'

    Meeting Times: 1-3:50 MTWRF
    Estimated Fees: $70 (including book)
    Prerequisites: None
    Location: Julian 251

    "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.

    Raj Bellani

    184V: Learn How to Be an Event Manager

    Meeting Times: 9-11:30am, 1:30-3:30pm MTWRF
    Estimated Fees: $500
    Location: Asbury 201, Asbury 222

    please note that this class starts on Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 - All classes are from 9 to 11:30 and again from 1:30 to 3:30. These times can change at the discretion of the faculty. For course syllabus please contact Raj Bellani, Dean of the Hubbard Center.

    Colleen McCracken

    184W: Emergency Medical Technician Training

    Meeting Times: See Below
    Estimated Fees: $725
    Prerequisites: Valid AHA CPR certification before start of class
    Location: Olin 241

    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 provided by the Lead Instructor, Kraig Kinney. The CPR course is offered several times in December prior to the start of the WT course in January 2016.

    May Term information

    Craig Hadley

    184A: Museum Exhibition Installation Workshop

    Meeting Times: 1:00-5:00 MWRF
    Prerequisites: None
    Fees: None
    Location: Peeler 213

    Are you curious how museum exhibitions begin as concepts and end up as polished visual experiences? This workshop will introduce students to many of the fundamental concepts behind the creation of a successful museum exhibition. Working closely with DePauw University gallery staff, students will learn how to handle and care for museum objects, de-install an existing exhibition, and re-install a new show in the ethnographic gallery (Emison building) drawn exclusively from our extensive African art holdings. Other opportunities to assist with exhibitions in the Peeler Art Center will also be available. Lighting, label text, exhibition narratives, physical installation, visitor concerns, security, and layout will all be covered in detail. We will also examine historic and contemporary interpretations of museum exhibitions, including controversial exhibitions that have shaped contemporary exhibition theory. This course is excellent preparation for future internships with a museum or gallery, or as supplemental experience for a graduate school application in arts administration, museum studies, or other related disciplines.

    Timothy Good

    184B: History and Culture of Baseball

    Meeting Times: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MTWRF
    Prerequisites: None
    Location: TBA
    Fees: Four day trip to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Symposium on Baseball and American Culture - total estimate $732.50. Optional trip to Indianapolis Indians game - $25

    The History and Culture of Baseball examines the impact of softball/baseball on world cultures, from interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives. The course will encounter a number of related "diamond games," including baseball, softball, pickle, 1-2-3 old cat, cricket, rounders, and "town ball." Approaches not normally found in a standard course will be explored and encouraged. Possible areas include: inventing your own game; organize your real or hypothetical event related to baseball; make a series of commercials or videos; developing a marketing strategy for a rec department or minor league team; develop an experiment to test bats, balls, etc. Each student will complete a final research/creative project engaging baseball with an area of interest that the student will develop. Trips to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and to an Indianapolis Indians game. The course is modeled on the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture -

    NOTE: research trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame leaves on Tuesday, May 31, and returns Saturday, June 4.