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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.

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Winter Term information

Ronald Dye

184A: Songwriting Bootcamp

Course Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:00-3:30 p.m. MTWF
Location: GCPA 1029
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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.

Erin Mahoney,
Nicholas Minich

184B: Becoming My Own Career Expert

Course Time: 1:00-3:50 p.m. MTWRF
Location: JSC 251
Fees: $60 for assessments and book
Prerequisites: None

'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.

Stevie Baker-Watson,

184C: Athletics Administration and Sports Management

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m.-noon MTWF; plus January 12 & 19 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Lilly 2011 and 2012
Fees: $550 for travel and fees to IUPUI for additonal course instruction.
Prerequisites: None

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. Students will 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.

Nicole Burts

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

Course Time: 1:00-3:50 p.m. MTWRF
Location: Julian 159
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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 multi-day section about corporate law will be taught by a DePauw graduate who practices corporate law in Chicago

Erin Mahoney

184E: DePauw Kelley Program

Meeting Times: The first week will be spent at the IU campus. Students will have a variable schedule but can expect to be involved in class activities from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.
Location: Union Building 230A and 230B
Fees: Generous foundation and alumni support is providing scholarships for students who have need-based or merit-based DePauw financial aid awards. These scholarships will lower the cost of the course from $2,000 to $1,000 which includes the book, transportation and housing and meals while in Bloomington. Additional need-based scholarships may be available to students with demonstrated need. To determine if you qualify for additional scholarships, please complete this brief Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/NEOoGe5EhABxpjT62 If you have additional questions, please email hubbard@depauw.edu. 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.
Prerequisites: None

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.

Colleen McCracken Renick

184G: Emergency Medical Technician Training

Course Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MTWRFS
Location: GCPA 1202
Fees: $750
Prerequisites: CPR (healthcare provider certification)

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 Monday-Saturday 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.

Colleen McCracken Renick

184H: Getting Into Medical School

Course Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTWRF
Location: Julian 152
Fees: $1799
Prerequisites: BIO 101, 102, CHEM 120, 130, 240, 260, PHYS 120. Junior class standing or higher

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

Doug Smith

184J: The Flourishing Life: Skills that lead to an accomplished, meaningful and joyful life.

Course Time: 1-4:30 pm, Monday; 10 am - 2:00 pm WRF
Location: Julian 157
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

It is not an accident that certain people live with accomplishment, meaning and joy ... what positive psychologist call "flourishing." They do so by practicing certain skills that lead to peace about the past and confidence in the future, and this in turns enables them to live with joy in the present. In this course, you will learn a set of 13 skills that enable one to flourish. You will also learn to avoid many of the traps we fall into in our pursuit of a flourishing life, how to have greater resilience or "grit" in the face of setbacks and to develop greater self-esteem. The course is founded on the emerging science of positive psychology. DePauw's mission is to "build the leaders that the world needs today." This course is designed to help you and DePauw to fulfill this mission.

Vin Hoey

184K: Marketing for Businesses and Nonprofits

Course Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon MTWRF
Location: Hoover Hall - Daseke Dining Room
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

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.

Cristiana Thielmann

184L: Italiano Espresso

Course Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. MTRF
Location: Julian Science Center 368
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, students will be required to watch two Italian movies and prepare and share two Italian meals with their instructor. These activities will enrich the students' learning journey and give them a more complete immersion experience on Italian culture. 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. A final exam will determine whether a student may receive placement in second semester Italian (Ital. 172).

Leigh-Anne Goins,
Jessie Scott

184N: Civic Education: Connecting Classroom and Community

Course Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MTWRF
Location: Julian Science Center Room 156
Fees: None
Prerequisites: First-year Bonner Scholar

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.

Kate Berry

184O: Aliens in Text, Aliens on Film: Science Fiction Film Adaptation

Meeting Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTRF
Location: Peeler 209
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

One of the unique and beloved aspects of science fiction texts is their use of speculation about the unknown. Authors invent beings, objects, and systems that are alien (often literally) to our reality. This can make the filming of these works particularly difficult, because the director must make these descriptions literal, and in so doing assign an image to what was previously unlimited. This class examines the process of film adaptation, of science fiction films in particular. We will read and view novel/film pairs, discuss how adaptations work, examine two parallel traditions of SF writing, that of the Soviet Union and the United States, and film our own adaptations.

Brian Howard

184P: Campanology

Course Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon MTWRF
Location: Gobin Church
Fees: None
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.

Koray Sayili

184Q: Personal Finance

Course Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTWF
Location: Julian 151
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

This is an introductory level course to personal finance. Throughout the Winter Term, we will focus on multiple important subjects related to portfolio investment, project analysis and asset valuation. Moreover, we will introduce the notions of time and risk when we discuss these subjects. Students who enroll in this class can expect to achieve the following four goals: (i) Learning how to apply the widely-used stock and bond pricing techniques, (ii) Developing the ability to create investment portfolios according to their risk appetite, (iii) Understanding other personal finance related issues (e.g. leasing, insurance, exchange rates, etc.), and (iv) Learning how to use MS Excel for investment related questions. This course does not have any economics/finance prerequisites. Students who took/plan to take ECON 393 during their studies at DePauw are kindly asked to contact the course instructor before enrollment (due to overlapping subjects, these students may not get the same benefit as other students).

Jeffrey McCall,
Christopher Newton

184R: Radio Management and Programming

Course Time: 9:30 a.m. daily and as arranged.
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.

Harry Brown

184S: Game Design Laboratory

Course Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon MTWF
Location: Julian 374
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

Scientists regard the ability to have fun as a sign of higher intelligence in an organism. But what is 'fun,' and how can we reproduce this elusive feeling in order to enhance the quality of life? Can play serve as an antidote to anomie and entropy? Game design attempts to answer these questions by establishing boundaries for play and creatively structuring human experience within these boundaries. In this course, we will apply the basic principles of game design consistent to a variety of genres, including sports, board games, role-playing games, and video games. Using Jesse Schell's book, 'The Art of Game Design,' as our guide, we will analyze the design of some of the most popular games to see what makes them fun, focusing on elements such as rule systems, emergence, difficulty, flow, chance, competition, role-play, space, narrative, and theme. We will then adapt these elements in our own designs in a series of collaborative exercises directed toward the creation of a detailed proposal for a new game in a platform of our choosing. Although we will consider the design of console, computer, and mobile games, students will not need technical experience--only the ability to have fun, and the willingness to think about what it means.

Susan Anthony

184T: Backstage Secrets: Design and Realization DePauw Opera

Course Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00-5:00 p.m. MTWRF
Location: GCPA Moore Theatre
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

Students will take an active role in the backstage development, design, and/or production of DePauw Opera. Possible assignments include: stage management, scenery, costume, lighting, sound, properties, publicity, and dramaturgy/musicology. Students can gain depth in one area, or work in different areas. Assignments will be made according to the needs of the production, and also according to each student's ability, experience, and interest, from beginners to advanced. Students will work in production shops (scenery, costume, etc.) and/or in rehearsals for six hours per day, M-F, in addition to specific assignments outside of class meetings. Understanding the opera, and your production assignment as a contribution to the total work of art, will be accomplished through class meetings and discussions, as well as through final research and presentation assignments tying the practical and creative work together.

Eric Edberg

184U: Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership

Course Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon, 1:45-3:45 p.m. MTRF
Location: Harrison Hall 301
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

This course, developed by academics and personal-development leaders working at several universities and the US Air Force Academy, is designed to leave students actually being leaders, exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression. It explores the perspectives and develops the skills needed to actually bring into being circumstances (a "future") that fulfill matters of fundamental importance for everyone involved in a particular situation. In other words, it's about discovering/enhancing the ability to make something actually happen that makes a genuine difference. This discussion and project-based course is academically rigorous and personally challenging yet affirming. It examines leadership utilizing research from the fields of epistemology, phenomenology, ontology, linguistics, and neurology. Students also examine their own ways of being and acting through the frameworks of integrity, authenticity, purpose ("being used by something larger than oneself"), and responsibility. Ultimately, it creates an opportunity for students to expand beyond the ways of being and acting they bring into the course, especially those that have held them back, and operate with new levels of self-acceptance, creative imagination and personal effectiveness. The course promises that students who complete all activities and assignments will leave the course being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression.

Cheira Lewis

184V: Contemporary World Cinema: a brief introduction

Course Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon MWRF
Location: Roy O. West Media Classroom
Fees: $25
Prerequisites: None

This course is a brief introduction to some of the most influential and contemporary 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.

Neal McKinney

184W: Leadership for a Socially Just Society

Course Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTWF
Location: Julian 161
Fees: $50
Prerequisites: Ideally students who have served in or are new to taking on leadership positions, but students with no prior leadership experience are still welcomed.

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.

Inge Aures

184X: Kaffee und Kuchen and the Temptation of Spices

Course Time: Noon-4:00 p.m. MTRF
Location: CDI Kitchen
Fees: $100-150.00 (Students will only be charged the amount actually used to buy the ingredients).
Prerequisites: None

Sunday afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen, as well as inviting friends over for Kaffee und Kuchen, are very much part of German/Austrian culture. This Winter Term course is partially experimental/practical and partially academic. Students will be introduced to the world of German/Austrian baking and will learn some basic techniques of baking. At the same time students will explore the history of food and food culture through readings and class discussions. Students will prepare individual and group presentations on various aspect of food and the cultural significance of food (including the history of spices and chocolate).

J. Nichols-Pethick

184Y: Podcasting: Craft and Culture

Course Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTWR
Location: GCPA 1302
Fees: $100
Prerequisites: None

If you don't currently listen to a podcast at some point during the week, chances are you will. And soon. Podcasting has grown exponentially over the past 10 years. There are currently over 500,000 podcasts available for download on any number of aggregator sites (iTunes, Soundcloud, GooglePlay, etc) and the number will continue to grow as more people and industries look to the power of storytelling that can reach increasingly mobile audiences. This course will introduce students to the elements of podcasting from two perspectives: craft and culture. On the craft side, we'll learn how to develop, create, and distribute a podcast from scratch. On the culture side, we'll be considering podcasting as a particularly vibrant media form in its socio-historical context. Students will come away with a finer understanding of podcasting as a cultural form and the ability to participate in the production of their own content.

Matthew Balensuela

184Z: Creativity and its Borders

Course Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. MTRF
Location: GCPA 0179
Fees: $50 for travel to Indianapolis Museum of Art
Prerequisites: None

The 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 the 'border' issues of creativity such as copyright violation and censorship with special attention to forgery (academic plagiarism as well as the forgery of art works). The course will conclude with student presentations on topics they have researched during the course.

May Term information

Timothy Good

184A: Lessac Voice and Movement Intensive

Course Time: TBD
Fees: None
Prerequisites: None

Is a Voice and Movement experience for you? Yes, if you are interested in: Communication: Broadcasters, Presenters, Public Speaking Professional Demeanor: Clarity, Articulation, Physical Focus, Relaxed Alertness Performance: Singers, Actors, Dancers, Directors, Musical Performers Lessac Kinesensic Training is unique in its holistic, comprehensive and creative approach to all aspects of developing the body and the voice, for speech and singing and as creative instruments of communication, behavior and perception. Kinesensic training is a self-teaching, sensory-based process based on feeling the way the human body functions naturally when it is free of adverse conditioning. It then uses those physical sensations to identify, produce and voluntarily control the voice and body. Students will encounter the training in a cooperative, non-threatening environment, then apply new discoveries to areas of the student's own choosing.