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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

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.


Dan Solberg

184F: Videogame Criticism

Fees: none
Meeting Times: 1-4PM MTWF
Location: Peeler 213
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.


Katie Siek

184G: Bridge to Infomatics

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

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: Julian 374

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.


Robert Hershberger

184L: Civic Education: Connecting Classroom and Community

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


Meetng 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 stateÿ¿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: TBD

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
Meetng Times: Mon: 1-4:00PMTues/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

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
Meetng Times: 3:30-6:30pm MTW and 10am-1:00pm F
Location: TBD

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.


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.


James Mills

184B: Sustainable Building Practicum: DePauw's Farmhouse

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.