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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
Variable

Winter Term information

Cheira Belguellaoui

184A: Introduction to Contemporary World Cinema

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): none
Meeting Times: 9am - 1:00pm, MTWF
Location: Roy O. Library: Instruction Rm B, Media Classroom

This introductory film course is a survey of contemporary and most influential films from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. Students will be exposed to a diverse array of culturally distinct and unique aesthetic expressions and will be encouraged to engage perspective(s) apart from their own while discussing topics including, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, class, and sexual orientation. Content warning: please be aware that this course will focus on difficult and/or disturbing subject matters. Feel free to contact the instructor for more information.


Colleen McCracken

184B: Getting Into Medical School

Prerequisites: Coursework in chemistry, biology, physics, behavioral sciences
Fees (not including books): ~$1950
Meeting Times: 1-4 MTWRF
Location: Julian 151

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


Colleen McCracken

184C: Emergency Medical Technician Training

Prerequisites: CPR Certification
Fees: $750
Meeting Times: 8am-5pm, MTWRFS
Location:

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, 2017. The fee for this course is $750.00 and includes the cost of the textbook.


Keith Nightenhelser

184D: Honour or Treat? Intensive Introductory Ancient Greek or Latin

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): none
Meeting Times: Three hours per day in the 10am - 4pm period, MTWRF
Location: Harrison Hall 102 and Harrison Hall 223

In a memoir of his early life, Winston Churchill, speaking of education, said 'I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat.'

This course should be ideal for two sets of students: those wanting a basic acquaintance with some of the grammatical structures and historical background underlying the Indo-European language group, Romance Languages, and English, and those who wish to pursue the study of Ancient Greek or Latin as a means to understand ancient Mediterranean or medieval and early modern European culture, history, and literature. (The Indo-European Language group includes languages as varied as Icelandic, Spanish, German, Russian, Albanian, Kurdish, Farsi, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali, all descended from the evolving common parent language Proto-Indo-European, which we know of only as a reconstruction. And there a lot more IE languages than I have listed here!)

Students will choose either Greek or Latin, use the same textbook, and cover the same material as the Introductory Greek or Introductory Latin course covers in Fall term; by completing this WT course they will be ready to enroll in second semester Introductory Greek or Latin for Spring Term if they wish.

* Students will meet 2-1/2 hours per day within the 10am to 4pm period.


Sunil Sahu

184E: Bollywood Films: Classic and Modern

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): $50
Meeting Times: 1-4pm, MTWF
Location: Hoover Hall - Hamilton Dining Room and, on January 13 and 23, in Asbury Hall 202

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.


Dan Solberg

184F: Videogame Criticism

Fees: none
Meeting Times: 1-4PM MTWF
Location: Peeler 213, Peeler 007
Prerequisite: none

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, performance, 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.


Patrick Shih

184G: Bridge to Informatics

Meeting Times: Listed below
Estimated Fees: $500
Prerequisites: None
Location: Julian 278

This course will provide liberal arts 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.

Course meeting times:
At DePauw from 9am - noon and 1pm - 3pm on these days:
Wednesday, January 4
Thursday, January 5
Friday, January 6
Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 10
Thursday, January 12
Friday, January 13
Monday, January 16
Tuesday, January 17

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 18
Thursday, January 19
Friday, January 20
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
Wednesday, January 25


Stevie Baker-Watson

184H: Athletics Administration

Meeting Times: 9am-12pm on January 4-6, January 9-11, January 13, January 16-18 and January 23-25. On Sat, January 14, 11am-6pm and Fri., January 20, 5-10pm.
Estimated Fees: $575
Prerequisites: None
Location: Lilly Center 2011 and 2012

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 visit with industry professionals.


Jennifer Everett

184I: Sustainable Building Practicum: DePauw's Farmhouse

Prerequisites: None
Fees: $35.20
Meeting Times: 9-noon, MWRF
Location: Julian 159

Students will join the process of developing and implementing a long-term plan to renovate the house situated next to DePauw's Campus Farm. The first project of its kind at DePauw, this course constitutes a collaboration in which students and faculty work directly with the Campus Energy and Sustainability Engineer and other building experts on the long term process of learning how to turn a dilapidated house into a healthy, sustainable, and functional space for campus, farm, and community engagement activities. The course will include an introduction to principles of green building renovation and project management; visits to green buildings in the region; meetings with stakeholders and decision-makers; research on relevant aspects of green renovation; and/or hands-on physical work in the building itself -- as appropriate given the stage of the project during the term.


Jeffrey Hansen

184J: Sweet and Savory Science

Prerequisites: None
Fees (not including books): ~$100
Meeting Times: 9am - 3pm, MTWRF
Location: Hoover Hall - Reese Dining Room

This course will be an extension of the first-year seminar CHEM 197B, Food and Chemistry. The seminar will introduce the students to basic scientific principals relevant to cooking and eating food. In many ways the Winter Term course will serve as the 'lab' for the seminar. During Winter Term the focus is on developing and executing recipes. Students will be expected to keep a 'lab notebook' describing their cooking experiments and the results they obtain. They will prepare meals for judges in a cooking competition. If time and funds permit we may take a field trip to a commercial food production facility. Finally, the Winter Term experience will culminate in catering a luncheon for DePauw's President and cabinet.


Joseph Heithaus

184K: Outside: A Course in Environmental Awareness

Prerequisites: None
Fees: None
Meeting Times: 1-4 pm, MTR (outdoor); 9-12 WF (indoor)
Location: Asbury 111

This is a class to take you outside of your comfort zones in both the physical and the cultural sense. Except in instances of extreme weather, we will spend a portion of each day walking and hiking outside the classroom and the campus. We will walk to the Nature Park, the Putnam County History Museum, the Putnam County Public Library, the Sewage Treatment plant and various businesses and sites within walking distance of campus. We will read about the environment around us, which will include its geologic history, its flora, fauna, and people. We will discuss what "nature" and "culture" means, and we'll investigate the very notion of "outside"--outside the classroom, outside buildings, and outside the university. What does it mean to be "inside"? What does it mean to be an "insider"?

Students will journal extensively and do writing, photography, and video projects that will include interviews, archival research, GIS mapping, and heightened observation of the world outside the classrooms of DePauw. This will be a chance for students to understand themselves as something more than DePauw students, but rather citizens of the natural world and citizens of Greencastle, Indiana. Be prepared to walk, so you'll need comfortable boots, warm coats, hats, and gloves. The less time we spend in the traditional classroom, the better.


Paul Johnson

184L: Civic Education: Connecting Classroom and Community


Meeting Times: 2:00-5:00pm MTRF
Location: East College 020

Civic Education: Connecting Classroom and Community will explore the relationship between classroom-based learning at DePauw with out of class experiences in Greencastle and Putnam County. There will be six guiding topics for the course which include social justice, civic engagement, community building, spiritual exploration, international perspective, and diversity.

Two weeks of the course will be structured as an on-campus seminar, focusing on historical and current readings as well as discussions with leaders from the local community and campus. One week will be spent on a service-based immersion project in Memphis. The combination of the on- and off-campus elements of the course provides a shared group experience with direct service as the basis for critical reflection. Participation in both the on- and off-campus portions of the course is required for credit.

This course is aimed at students who are already deeply involved with the local community through direct service and advocacy work as class readings and discussions will draw largely upon the lived experience of class members.

Open only to first-year students in the Bonner Scholar program.


Derek Ford

184M: The Baltimore Rebellion: Anatomy of an Uprising


Meeting Times:12:00-3:00 MTWF
Location: Harrison Hall 101

There is currently an epidemic of police violence in the U.S. As a recent headline in The Guardian put it, "US police kill more in days that other countries do in years." This reality has sparked controversy and protests across the country, polarizing and mobilizing the population. In late April 2015, protest transformed into resistance with the Baltimore Rebellion. Sparked by the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of four Baltimore city police officers, the roots of the rebellion stretch back into the history of race relations, through the evolution of political economy over the last 40 years, and across the ways that cities have emerged as sites and stakes of political and social struggle.

The purpose of this class is to examine the Baltimore Rebellion and place it in its historical, political, economic, and social context. We will examine the unfolding of the Rebellion and the events that immediately led up to it. To gain a deeper understanding of these events we will call on academic research on mass incarceration and police brutality, critical geography, and the heterodox political economy. Tracing the evolution of the U.S. from an agricultural to an industrial and post-industrial society, we will look at how race and capitalism have co-evolved to create the contemporary state of race and class relations. Focusing in on transformations that took place in the 1960s-1970s in urban centers and the transition from Keynesianism to neoliberalism, we will look at changes in U.S. cities and uncover how and why they have become sites of intense struggle. We will evaluate the Baltimore Rebellion and the state's response in light of this inquiry, and ask about the future of urban protest movements and movements against police brutality in the U.S.

Throughout the course we will get the opportunity to speak with one author (Eugene Puryear) and several Baltimore activists (Kwame Rose and Andrew Castro) about our research.

Course goals: Upon completion of the course, students will:
1. have an understanding of the historical evolution of class and race in the U.S. and how this history is manifested today over struggles around police brutality
2. be familiar with the neoliberal turn, particularly as it has impacted the formation of cities
3. have an understanding of the relationship between space and social justice
4. be able to place contemporary urban movements in historical, political, and geographic contexts.


Suman Balasubramanian

184N: Applied Projects in Calculus and Linear Algebra

Prerequisites: MATH 270 or PHYS 270
Fees (not including books): None
Meeting Times: 9-11am, 1-3pm, MTWRF
Location: JSC 109

Have you ever wondered about the power of Mathematica in modeling and solving problems in Mathematics? In this course, you will learn how to solve some problems in mathematics that arise in areas like Calculus and Linear Algebra using Mathematica. You will also learn how to use the animation tools and two dimensional and three dimensional data and functional visualization. Topics covered will be a mix of areas that stimulate mathematical learning, while others go straight to the mathematics.


Ronald Dye

184O: Songwriting Bootcamp

Prerequisites: None
Fees: None
Meeting Times: 10:30-noon, 1-3pm, MWRF, plus some evenings
Location: GCPA 1021

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.


Matthew Balensuela

184P: Creativity and Its Borders: Genius and the Problems of Piracy, Forgery, and Censorship

Fees: $50 (trip to Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Prerequisites: None
Meeting Times: MTWF 1-4 pm
Location: PEELER 103

This class is a discussion- and research-based approach to questions surrounding the value and limits of creativity and innovation. What is the nature and character of creativity? Can "genius" be taught or developed? How do people protect their creations in a technological environment of easy copying and duplication? Is a fake painting by Monet less beautiful or meaningful than an original? What roles should censorship have in a free society? Following a brief introduction to the topic of creativity, the course will discuss issues of piracy (copyright violation, illegal file sharing), forgery (academic plagiarism as well as the forgery of art works), and censorship as they relate to creativity and innovation. The course will conclude with student presentations on topics they have researched during the course.


Doug Smith

184Q: The Skills of Happiness

Prerequisites: None
Fees: None
Meeting Times: Mon: 1-4:00PM, Tues/Thur/Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00-3:00PM
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 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 experience joy and positive well being, combined with the sense that their lives are meaningful and worthwhile -- skills that lead to happiness. These skills include forgiveness, gratitude, clarity of purpose, developing healthy relationships, optimism, resilience, thinking with abundance, altruism and being in the present.


Erin Mahoney

184R: Becoming My Own Career Expert

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): ~$70
Meeting Times: 1-3:50pm, MTWRF
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.


Jeffrey McCall

184S: Radio Management and Programming

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): none
Meeting Times: 9:30 MWF and arranged
Location: WGRE Studies, PCCM

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.


Daniel Gurnon

184T: Science, Design and Construction of the Electric Guitar

Prerequisites: None
Fees (not including books): $300
Meeting Times: 10-noon, MTWRF with 3 hour afternoon labs
Location: Peeler Art Center 209

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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) principles. Students will also gain experience in woodworking, machining and soldering.


Darrell Felling

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

Prerequisites: None
Fees: None
Meeting Times: 3:30-6:30pm MTW and 10am-1:00pm F, 10am-noon on Monday January 23rd, Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th.
Location: Harrison Hall 301

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 Christine Munn in the Hubbard Center.


Alexandra Chamberlain

184V: Introduction to Museum Studies

Prerequisite: None
Fees: $60
Meeting Time: 9-noon, MWRF
Location: Peeler 211

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of gallery/museum careers, an introduction to best practices as they relate to exhibits and collections, and discussions drawn from current issues in museology. A series of short lectures, discussions, hands-on lab exercises, and field trips will introduce students to the complex nature of museums and their role in the 21st century.


Spring Semester information

Staff

184A: Becoming My Own Career Expert


May Term information

Dan Solberg

184A: Videogame Criticism

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, performance, 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. Meets MTRF 1-4pm and some Wednesdays.


James Mills

184B: Sustainable Deconstruction Practicum: DePauw's Farmhouse

Students will join in the process of deconstructing the farmhouse situated next to DePauw's Campus Farm. The first project of its kind at DePauw, this course constitutes a collaboration in which students and faculty work directly with the Campus Energy and Sustainability Engineer and other building experts on the process of physically 'unbuilding' or deconstructing a house. The course will include an introduction to principles of the green art of rescuing, revitalizing and reusing building materials, and, project management. Participants will meet with stakeholders, decision-makers, and community members during various phases of deconstruction. This project will be a 'hands-on' experience in which students will learn to use a variety of techniques and tools to carefully unbuild and disassemble the farmhouse. The rescued materials will be disseminated to a variety of organizations for reuse, including buildings at the new DePauw campus farm.


Winter Term information

Allison 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.


Brian Howard

184B: Campanology

Course Time: 9:00-noon, MTWRF
Location: Gobin Church
Fees: $20
Prerequisites: None

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.


Colleen McCracken

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


Colleen McCracken

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.


Craig Hadley

184E: On Display: Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in Museums

Course Time: 9-noon, MWRF
Location: Peeler 211
Fees: $65
Prerequisites: None

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.


Cristiana Thielmann

184F: Italiano Espresso

Course Time: 9:30-11:30 am, 1:30-3:30 pm, MTRF (course meets Wed., Jan 3 & 24)
Location:
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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).


Daniel Gurnon

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.


Staff

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.


Darrell Felling

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.


Doug Smith

184J: The Skills of Happiness

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.


Heather Sloan

184K: Music, Dance, and Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa

Course Time: 9-noon, MTWRF plus afternoon lab work
Location:
Fees: $20
Prerequisites: None

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.


Erin Mahoney

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.


Jeffrey McCall

184N: Radio Management and Programming

Course Time: 9:30 MTWRF and other arranged times
Location: WGRE, Pulliam Center
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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.


Jeremy Anderson

184P: Movies and the Meaning of Life

Course Time: 9-noon, 1-2 pm, MTWRF
Location:
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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.


J. Nichols-Pethick

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.


Katie Siek

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.


Neal McKinney

184S: Leadership for a Socially Just Society

Course Time: 1-4 pm, MTWF
Location:
Fees: None
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.


Ronald Dye

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.


Stevie Baker-Watson

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.


Timothy Good

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.


Staff

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.


Dan Solberg

184X: Videogame Criticism

Course Time: 1-4 pm, MTWF
Location:
Fees: None. Students should expect to spend up to $60 on games.
Prerequisites: None

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.


Koray Sayili

184Y: Personal Finance

Course Time: 1-4 pm MTWRF
Location:
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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.


Erin Mahoney

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. The course fee is $1000.00 and includes the book. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need.

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.