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Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Kris Saknussemm
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Pandemic. Social upheaval. Perhaps the most important political election in the last 50 years. The temptation to imagine the future is almost impossible to resist. Predictions permeate our present on countless levels. We are confronted with business forecasts, weather forecasts, and zombie apocalypses every day. Then there are the bigger scale imaginings of what Tomorrow will look like. Will humans continue to be Human? Will we survive as a species? What are we really talking about when speak of the “Future”? Who is defining the concept? Which perspectives have the most influence? Why? This course will use as its touchstone, an anthology/analytic text that examines a divergent range of visions of the Future. Perhaps if we understood more sharply what it is we mean by Tomorrow (and who is most determining that), we would better understand Today.

Comments:

OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Christina Roberts
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This seminar focuses on elements of rhetoric and argumentation in relation to ecocriticism and sustainability. The course introduces students to the various dimensions of literary and rhetorical analysis, and students are expected to compose various written assignments to engage in conversation with the issues raised within the course texts. The seminar is designed to prepare students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different viewpoints and express their own views through persuasive and reflective writing.

Comments:

1st 4-week

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Smith, Alexandra
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Bryn Gribben
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This section of academic writing will explore and complicate our relationship to music by writing not only reflective essays about what music means to us but also researched arguments about music in relation to cultural moments and music's effects on our brain. In doing so, you will learn academic writing skills including: developing a complex questions, considering audience, strongly organizing around points versus mere content, and using sources as voices in your own larger song.

 

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Tracy, Hannah
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will develop your academic writing skills by teaching you to write for a variety of rhetorical situations about the complex relationships between politics and media, with a focus on reasoned, ethical argumentation. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore how the news media shape our views of politicians and political issues, and discover ways we can contribute our own voices to the political discourse.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

People disagree. A lot. In this course, we will ask whether it is true that Americans today are more divided than ever, and if so, what we can do about it. This course will examine the numerous fault-lines, real and imagined, in contemporary culture. By reading across disagreements and paying attention to evidence and methods of persuasion, students will learn to analyze arguments and write persuasively for both receptive and resistant audiences.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Tara Roth
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How does art shape your opinion about social issues? In this academic writing course you will examine the rhetoric of art for social change evident in various forms of creative expression, including literary arts, music, and visual arts to understand ways in which the arts communicate messages, advance arguments, and motivate civic responsibility. Through close-readings and rhetorical analyses of written and visual texts, you will write about ways in which art is essential to sustaining people and place.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

People disagree. A lot. In this course, we will ask whether it is true that Americans today are more divided than ever, and if so, what we can do about it. This course will examine the numerous fault-lines, real and imagined, in contemporary culture. By reading across disagreements and paying attention to evidence and methods of persuasion, students will learn to analyze arguments and write persuasively for both receptive and resistant audiences.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Tara Roth
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How does art shape your opinion about social issues? In this academic writing course you will examine the rhetoric of art for social change evident in various forms of creative expression, including literary arts, music, and visual arts to understand ways in which the arts communicate messages, advance arguments, and motivate civic responsibility. Through close-readings and rhetorical analyses of written and visual texts, you will write about ways in which art is essential to sustaining people and place.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Wilson, Joshua
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Tara Roth
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How does art shape your opinion about social issues? In this academic writing course you will examine the rhetoric of art for social change evident in various forms of creative expression, including literary arts, music, and visual arts to understand ways in which the arts communicate messages, advance arguments, and motivate civic responsibility. Through close-readings and rhetorical analyses of written and visual texts, you will write about ways in which art is essential to sustaining people and place.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Aguirre, Robert
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This writing seminar helps students develop as college-level, academic writers. Students will engage, rhetorically, with the complexities of class war in America to develop their abilities to participate in important discourses, understand and respond to the arguments of others, and develop and support their own positions. Through deep inquiry and argument, this seminar facilitates the habits of critical and creative questioning and thinking to help students become more proficient and skillful academic thinkers and writers.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Aguirre, Robert
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This writing seminar helps students develop as college-level, academic writers. Students will engage, rhetorically, with the complexities of class war in America to develop their abilities to participate in important discourses, understand and respond to the arguments of others, and develop and support their own positions. Through deep inquiry and argument, this seminar facilitates the habits of critical and creative questioning and thinking to help students become more proficient and skillful academic thinkers and writers.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Cressler, Loren
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

People disagree. A lot. In this course, we will ask whether it is true that Americans today are more divided than ever, and if so, what we can do about it. This course will examine the numerous fault-lines, real and imagined, in contemporary culture. By reading across disagreements and paying attention to evidence and methods of persuasion, students will learn to analyze arguments and write persuasively for both receptive and resistant audiences.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing; OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Black, Russell
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course you will develop academic writing skills by practicing a variety of rhetorical situations that engage the complex relationships between the Islamic and Western Worlds. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore the representations of Islam in the news media and popular culture, and discover ways in which we can contribute our own voices and actions to the many issues facing the peoples of the Middle East.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Hannah Tracy
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will develop your academic writing skills by teaching you to write for a variety of rhetorical situations about the complex relationships between politics and media, with a focus on reasoned, ethical argumentation. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore how the news media shape our views of politicians and political issues, and discover ways we can contribute our own voices to the political discourse.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Wilson, Joshua
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Hannah Tracy
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will develop your academic writing skills by teaching you to write for a variety of rhetorical situations about the complex relationships between politics and media, with a focus on reasoned, ethical argumentation. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore how the news media shape our views of politicians and political issues, and discover ways we can contribute our own voices to the political discourse.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Cressler, Loren
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

People disagree. A lot. In this course, we will ask whether it is true that Americans today are more divided than ever, and if so, what we can do about it. This course will examine the numerous fault-lines, real and imagined, in contemporary culture. By reading across disagreements and paying attention to evidence and methods of persuasion, students will learn to analyze arguments and write persuasively for both receptive and resistant audiences.

Comments:

OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Packard, Wingate
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Our topic is work, with reflection, analysis and research on these questions:  What meanings do we attach to different kinds of work?  How does work affect identity?  How does work shape the worker and the larger society?  What is the context of the minimum-wage debate in Seattle?  What are the conditions of work where the things we "consume" are made, and how do those conditions affect us as consumers?

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Gribben, Bryn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This section of academic writing will explore and complicate our relationship to music by writing not only reflective essays about what music means to us but also researched arguments about music in relation to cultural moments and music's effects on our brain.  In doing so, you will learn academic writing skills including: developing a complex questions, considering audience, strongly organizing around points versus mere content, and using sources as voices in your own larger song.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Russell Black
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course you will develop academic writing skills by practicing a variety of rhetorical situations that engage the complex relationships between the Islamic and Western Worlds. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore the representations of Islam in the news media and popular culture, and discover ways in which we can contribute our own voices and actions to the many issues facing the peoples of the Middle East.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Gribben, Bryn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This section of academic writing will explore and complicate our relationship to music by writing not only reflective essays about what music means to us but also researched arguments about music in relation to cultural moments and music's effects on our brain.  In doing so, you will learn academic writing skills including: developing a complex questions, considering audience, strongly organizing around points versus mere content, and using sources as voices in your own larger song.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Russell Black
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course you will develop academic writing skills by practicing a variety of rhetorical situations that engage the complex relationships between the Islamic and Western Worlds. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore the representations of Islam in the news media and popular culture, and discover ways in which we can contribute our own voices and actions to the many issues facing the peoples of the Middle East.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Russell Black
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course you will develop academic writing skills by practicing a variety of rhetorical situations that engage the complex relationships between the Islamic and Western Worlds. Through assigned readings and class discussions, we will explore the representations of Islam in the news media and popular culture, and discover ways in which we can contribute our own voices and actions to the many issues facing the peoples of the Middle East.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
John Englehardt
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class will examine the fraught relationship between violence and justice in America—what Rilla Askew calls “the pitiless, senseless western myth of redemption through violence.” How can we see our government, media, and personal behavior as complicit in this myth? By examining the cultural phenomena of mass violence, capital punishment, and interpersonal power struggles, we will question the explicit and implicit ways that Americans are taught to equate vengeance with justice. 

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing; OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
John Englehardt
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class will examine the fraught relationship between violence and justice in America—what Rilla Askew calls “the pitiless, senseless western myth of redemption through violence.” How can we see our government, media, and personal behavior as complicit in this myth? By examining the cultural phenomena of mass violence, capital punishment, and interpersonal power struggles, we will question the explicit and implicit ways that Americans are taught to equate vengeance with justice. 

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing; OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Wingate Packard
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Our topic is work, with reflection, analysis and research on these questions: What meanings do we attach to different kinds of work? How does work affect identity? How does work shape the worker and the larger society? What is the context of the minimum-wage debate in Seattle? What are the conditions of work where the things we "consume" are made, and how do those conditions affect us as consumers?

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Wingate Packard
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Our topic is work, with reflection, analysis and research on these questions: What meanings do we attach to different kinds of work? How does work affect identity? How does work shape the worker and the larger society? What is the context of the minimum-wage debate in Seattle? What are the conditions of work where the things we "consume" are made, and how do those conditions affect us as consumers?

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
June Bube
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Through academic and civic writing, this course explores the theme of water citizenship—what  we as citizens know about where our tap water comes from, where our flushes send it, how much it costs to manage it, who owns it, and how humans threaten its supply and safety. Our “knowledge” is often shaped by pop culture and media, which serve us a mixture of fact and fear about water. Think of news coverage of recent floods, droughts, and contamination; of TV series such as Mighty Rivers and Blue Planet; of films such as Quantum of Solace, Rango, and Dark Waters; and of thriller novels such as The Water Knife. Think also of the rhetorical impact of the phrases “water wars” and “toilet to tap.”  Clearly, to be educated, responsible water citizens we need to understand the power of language and image and have the rhetorical knowledge and writing skills to write our way into these civic conversations. This course, through analyzing pop culture artifacts, reading civic and researched arguments, and creating writing and visual projects that ask you to be proactive water citizens, will prepare you for academic writing, with its emphasis on analysis, research, and argument.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
June Bube
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Through academic and civic writing, this course explores the theme of water citizenship—what  we as citizens know about where our tap water comes from, where our flushes send it, how much it costs to manage it, who owns it, and how humans threaten its supply and safety. Our “knowledge” is often shaped by pop culture and media, which serve us a mixture of fact and fear about water. Think of news coverage of recent floods, droughts, and contamination; of TV series such as Mighty Rivers and Blue Planet; of films such as Quantum of Solace, Rango, and Dark Waters; and of thriller novels such as The Water Knife. Think also of the rhetorical impact of the phrases “water wars” and “toilet to tap.”  Clearly, to be educated, responsible water citizens we need to understand the power of language and image and have the rhetorical knowledge and writing skills to write our way into these civic conversations. This course, through analyzing pop culture artifacts, reading civic and researched arguments, and creating writing and visual projects that ask you to be proactive water citizens, will prepare you for academic writing, with its emphasis on analysis, research, and argument.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Bradley Freeman
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How does television shape our perceptions of everyday life? How does it encourage us to take on a passive role as consumers of culture? And what do popular shows--like Modern Family and The Walking Dead--tell us about the cultural zeitgeist and our contemporary moment? Rather than demonize or simply praise television as basic entertainment, this course draws on reflective, analytical, and exploratory writing to address these questions and our cultural obsession with television.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Jim Chin
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Why is film considered an art form? How does it advance, challenge, and otherwise articulate popular conceptions of identity? Why does it matter when a film is made when we consider its representations of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and so forth? Through college-level academic writing students in this section will engage with various genres of American narrative film and examine how cinematic form and content combine to construct representations that reflect the social and cultural values of the period of a film's release date.

Comments:

OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
A seminar-format course designed to develop English college-level academic writing skills in all students to prepare them for both academic and other forms of writing they will encounter in later classes (argumentative writing, reflective writing, etc.). Emphasis on: 1) fundamental writing mechanics, 2) argument construction and use of evidence and 3) rhetorical thinking/flexibility to address various situations, audiences, and genres. Each faculty member selects a theme for their section(s) to focus students' reading and writing work.

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Yurasovskaya, Ekaterina
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

 

Course Type:

UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
Faculty:
Yurasovskaya, Ekaterina
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

 

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

 

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Jim Humphreys
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas, emphasizing a multicultural, or global, perspective to studying quantitative methods, logical thinking, and algorithmic processes.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Katie Oliveras
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the mathematical ideas behind epidemic modeling and prediction with a focus on logical thinking and epidemic simulation. Topics covered include graph theory (used to represent the spread of a disease in a group), compartmental models, as well as probability and statistics. Computer laboratory sections will provide hands-on experience with building mathematical models to help determine various health policies and resource allocation.

Comments:

8-week
Online
Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Henrich, Allison
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Neel, David
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction  to the mathematical ideas behind epidemic modeling and prediction with a focus on logical thinking and epidemic simulation. Topics covered include graph theory (used to represent the spread of a disease in a group), compartmental models, as well as probability and statistics. Computer laboratory sections will provide hands-on experience with building mathematical models to help determine various health policies and resource allocation.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Jim Humphreys
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas, emphasizing a multicultural, or global, perspective to studying quantitative methods, logical thinking, and algorithmic processes.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Henrich, Allison
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Neel, David
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction  to the mathematical ideas behind epidemic modeling and prediction with a focus on logical thinking and epidemic simulation. Topics covered include graph theory (used to represent the spread of a disease in a group), compartmental models, as well as probability and statistics. Computer laboratory sections will provide hands-on experience with building mathematical models to help determine various health policies and resource allocation.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Leanne Robertson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will allow students to gain mathematical skills useful for citizenship. Topics covered include voting theory, financial math, probability and statistics. In addition, students will learn why quantitative literacy is important for everyone in our society and explore barriers to achieving this type of literacy.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Ekaterina Yurasovskaya
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Humphreys, Jim
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas, emphasizing a multicultural, or global, perspective to studying quantitative methods, logical thinking, and algorithmic processes.

Standard mathematical concepts are introduced through examples drawn from traditional and non-European cultures. Topics covered include: sona drawing and the Euclidean algorithm; number systems and arithmetic; Sanskrit poetry, Pascal's Triangle, the Fibonacci numbers, and continued fractions; mathematical relations and kinship relations; symmetry and art; randomization, divination, and games.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Huber, Craig
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
James Sloughter
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to statistical ideas, with an emphasis on applications to real-world issues and on developing students' critical and quantitative reasoning skills. Topics include experimental design, graphical and numerical data summaries, correlation and regression, probability, and chance error.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Craig Huber
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to mathematical ideas used in the modern world, with an emphasis on quantitative methods applied to life experiences and on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include graphing, exponential growth, financial mathematics, probability, and statistics. Additional topics may include voting theory, graph theory, Fibonacci numbers, geometry, or other mathematical concepts and applications.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Faculty:
Robertson, Leanne
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will allow students to gain mathematical skills useful for citizenship. Topics covered include voting theory, financial math, probability and statistics. In addition, students will learn why quantitative literacy is important for everyone in our society and explore barriers to achieving this type of literacy.

Comments:

Prequisite: high school algebra & geometry

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning
Courses in quantitative reasoning appropriate to students' major field. Essential goals include developing basic or more advanced quantitative reasoning skills (including the ability to manipulate expressions), evaluating probabilities, creating and interpreting graphs, using mathematics to solve problems, and making arguments with numbers.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course you will explore digital storytelling and creativity in a range of formats including band-drawn and graphic images, written scenarios, photography, audio, and video. The course focuses on developing awareness of expressive and creative techniques in order 1) to develop craft through emulation of professional norms, and 2) to take creative risks by experimenting with storytelling forms each you find compelling. Planning, production, post-production, and content management methods will be learned in each digital format.

Comments:

10 Week
Online

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Johnston, Alexander
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course takes a production-based approach towards exploring the history and development of media works that attempt to visualize “real life” through the documentary film and other non-fiction forms. It examines the many ways in which real world experiences, events, and individuals are represented through visual means, and how these forms shift and hybridize over time.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Justine Barda
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on the art of putting pictures in motion to tell a story. Students will first explore the history of this art, and then will use film techniques to tell their own stories using found imagery, cell phones, digital cameras and visual and audio editing software. The course goal is visual literacy, as it pertains to the students' ability to both share ideas and to understand motion pictures.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Alexander Mouton
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

As a Core course, Digital Photography will involve equal parts making images, reading, writing, and analyzing/discussing. Assignments progress on a formal level from B&W to color and then to working with images in time, whether stop-motion or sequenced as short experimental films. The ideas students bring to the projects will be emphasized and the readings, films, image presentations, and discussions will provide direction to explore themes such as consumerism, the environment, gender, social diversity, imagination and dreams. The photographic medium has undergone changes in the last decade at a rate unparalleled since photography's invention during the latter part of the 19th Century. What does digital photography hold for the 21st Century? How is it different from working with film -or is it? What are artists doing within the medium today and what are their influences? These and other questions will be addressed over the course of the quarter as the technical, conceptual and formal properties of the medium are introduced.

Comments:

1st 4-week
Online
Adjustable digital camera required

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Chopra, Serena
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Gribben, Bryn
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

We live in an exciting time for writers, with self-publication on the rise.  What if your writing wasn't just self-expression--what if your voice wanted to join other creative conversations?  How might those conversations require you to reshape your writing in ways you haven't yet imagined?  How can you shape your experiences and feelings in such a way that your writing has to explore new territory for others?  Take the risk--produce creative non-fiction that others will read, beyond the blog.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Gribben, Bryn
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

We live in an exciting time for writers, with self-publication on the rise.  What if your writing wasn't just self-expression--what if your voice wanted to join other creative conversations?  How might those conversations require you to reshape your writing in ways you haven't yet imagined?  How can you shape your experiences and feelings in such a way that your writing has to explore new territory for others?  Take the risk--produce creative non-fiction that others will read, beyond the blog.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Craig Downing
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on the art of putting pictures in motion to tell a story. Students will first explore the history of this art, and then will use film techniques to tell their own stories using found imagery, cell phones, digital cameras and visual and audio editing software. The course goal is visual literacy, as it pertains to the students' ability to both share ideas and to understand motion pictures.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Roth, Tara
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What does it mean to be a community member of Seattle? How do we express through narrative craft the personal, historical, social, or political ramifications of what it means to live in this dynamic urban landscape? In this course you will read an array of literature about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and will craft original works of fiction and narrative non-fiction to describe the people and place that is home to our university.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Joshua Wilson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Reyes, Juan
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Roth, Tara
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What does it mean to be a community member of Seattle? How do we express through narrative craft the personal, historical, social, or political ramifications of what it means to live in this dynamic urban landscape? In this course you will read an array of literature about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and will craft original works of fiction and narrative non-fiction to describe the people and place that is home to our university.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Joshua Wilson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Meyers, Susan
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Downing, Craig
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on the art of putting pictures in motion to tell a story. Students will first explore the history of this art, and then will use film techniques to tell their own stories using found imagery, cell phones, digital cameras and visual and audio editing software. The course goal is visual literacy, as it pertains to the students' ability to both share ideas and to understand motion pictures.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to creative inquiry and expression through the study and practice of key genres in creative writing: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students' principal work in the class will consist of the production of original works in each of these three genres. In support of this work, students will respond to model poems, stories, and essays, and they will engage in artistic discussions about the areas where genres overlap. Assignments will include both written and oral components.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Johnston, Alexander
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course takes a production-based approach towards exploring the history and development of media works that attempt to visualize “real life” through the documentary film and other non-fiction forms. It examines the many ways in which real world experiences, events, and individuals are represented through visual means, and how these forms shift and hybridize over time.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Kasumi, Naomi
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Students learn and analyze Visual Language and Design Principle through lectures, hands-on studio exercises and projects to demonstrate their understanding of design principle in imaginative, creative ways. Each project will follow a typical design process and color theory from initial idea to project completion.

Comments:

Cros-listed with ART-1000-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Mouton, Alexander
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

As a Core course, Digital Photography will involve equal parts making images, reading, writing, and analyzing/discussing. Assignments progress on a formal level from B&W to color and then to working with images in time, whether stop-motion or sequenced as short experimental films. The ideas students bring to the projects will be emphasized and the readings, films, image presentations, and discussions will provide direction to explore themes such as consumerism, the environment, gender, social diversity, imagination and dreams. The photographic medium has undergone changes in the last decade at a rate unparalleled since photography's invention during the latter part of the 19th Century. What does digital photography hold for the 21st Century? How is it different from working with film -or is it? What are artists doing within the medium today and what are their influences? These and other questions will be addressed over the course of the quarter as the technical, conceptual and formal properties of the medium are introduced.

Comments:

Cros-listed with PHOT-1610-01
Adjustable digital camera required

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
A. Garoutte
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an introduction to video production within the context of contemporary art history, theory, and practice. Students will examine video's formal elements and theoretical concerns through production and critique of their own projects as well as screenings and discussions of work by contemporary artists. With an emphasis on building experimental narratives and developing creative concepts, this course will provide students a comprehensive overview of production techniques. The course is conducted through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, screenings, and critiques of student work and videos by contemporary artists, class discussions, readings, and individual and collaborative video productions and presentations.

Comments:

Cross-listed with PHOT-2650-01
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Students learn and analyze Visual Language and Design Principle through lectures, hands-on studio exercises and projects to demonstrate their understanding of design principle in imaginative, creative ways. Each project will follow a typical design process and color theory from initial idea to project completion.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ART-1000-02

 

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Claire Garoutte
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to digital photography designed to teach camera operations, exposure techniques, output and printing, elements of composition and theory. Critical and creative thinking will be demonstrated through the exercise of aesthetic judgment, assignments and class discussion. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, critique, class discussions and weekly slide presentations of noted photographers. Students will be given weekly photography assignments designed around the technical and theoretical information presented in class. Photography will be further contextualized within the larger social, political and historic environment. Students will learn to see photographic works as reflections of the societies in which they are created.

Comments:

Cross-listed with PHOT-1610-01
Adjustable digital camera required
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

As a Core course, Digital Photography will involve equal parts making images, reading, writing, and analyzing/discussing. Assignments progress on a formal level from B&W to color and then to working with images in time, whether stop-motion or sequenced as short experimental films. The ideas students bring to the projects will be emphasized and the readings, films, image presentations, and discussions will provide direction to explore themes such as consumerism, the environment, gender, social diversity, imagination and dreams. The photographic medium has undergone changes in the last decade at a rate unparalleled since photography's invention during the latter part of the 19th Century. What does digital photography hold for the 21st Century? How is it different from working with film -or is it? What are artists doing within the medium today and what are their influences? These and other questions will be addressed over the course of the quarter as the technical, conceptual and formal properties of the medium are introduced.

Comments:

Adjustable digital camera required

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Bennett, Gretchen
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an art seminar and studio course, with a focus on the design and development of small, art-based, book publications, performing across disciplines and materials. Learning methods include working with digital technology as well as manual methods (for example, collage and drawing) and writing. From a thematic point of view, the course will explore the basic concepts of space that combines art, design, media and daily life, in book form. At the conclusion of this course, student work will be summarized into a comprehensive catalog. This publication will continue to serve as a basis for further teaching/education/design works in various cultural contexts.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Arturo Araujo
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is a hands-on exploration of the five major methods of fine art printmaking (relief, intaglio, stencil, planographic). Class consists of technical demonstration lectures, hands on learning exercises, and the production of simple exemplary limited edition fine art prints. Students will be responsible for reading assignments, oral and written reviews critiques, studying prints in local museums and/ or galleries and on campus art venues. A small service learning component will be assigned to one of the printmaking assignments.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-2300-02
$75 course fee
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Guerrero, Francisco
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is an introductory studio course designed to introduce students to painting. The course will develop skills to begin investigating painting as an artistic medium and method of individual expression.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ART-2400-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Carlson, Kristofer
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introductory studio course designed to introduce students to Drawing. Developing skills to begin investigating drawing as an artistic medium and method of individual expression.

Comments:

Cros-listed with ART-1200-02

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Araujo, Arturo
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is a hands-on exploration of the five major methods of fine art printmaking (relief, intaglio, stencil, planographic). Class consists of technical demonstration lectures, hands on learning exercises, and the production of simple exemplary limited edition fine art prints. Students will be responsible for reading assignments, oral and written reviews critiques, studying prints in local museums and/ or galleries and on campus art venues. A small service learning component will be assigned to one of the printmaking assignments.

Comments:

Cros-listed with ART-2300-01
$75 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Francisco Guerrero
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is an introductory studio course designed to introduce students to painting. The course will develop skills to begin investigating painting as an artistic medium and method of individual expression.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-2400-02
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Pham, Trung
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Students will learn about the elements of visual art: line, plane, mass, volume, shape, movement as well as the principle of design: proportion, repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance, symmetry and hierarchy. Students will have five projects. They will write an artist statement for each assignment and orally present their artworks in class. One 5-10 paged paper of formal analysis on masterwork of sculpture will be required.

Comments:

$30 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Trung Pham
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introductory studio course designed to introduce students to Drawing. Developing skills to begin investigating drawing as an artistic medium and method of individual expression.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-1200-02
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Bennett, Gretchen
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introductory studio course designed to introduce students to Drawing. Developing skills to begin investigating drawing as an artistic medium and method of individual expression.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ART-1200-02

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Cerny, Dawn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Students will learn about the elements of visual art: line, plane, mass, volume, shape, movement as well as the principle of design: proportion, repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance, symmetry and hierarchy. Students will have five projects. They will write an artist statement for each assignment and orally present their artworks in class. One 5-10 paged paper of formal analysis on masterwork of sculpture will be required.

Comments:

$30 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Codykramers, Dominic
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Put your headphones on and delve deeply into the power of sound in and as art! Experience installations and performances on the cutting edge of music and aural creativity. Learn the basic skills and techniques of generating and manipulating sound to touch the senses and impart emotion, ideas, and meaning. Then integrate what you've learned and experienced by expressing your own ideas through a unique piece of multi-media, sound-focused art.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Boyle, Lucas
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:
Digital Imaging is a course that explores working with photography outside the parameters of traditional darkroom photography. The focus is on post-processing images for ends, including compositing multiple images, combining text & images, and working to conceptually to develop a complex visual book of digital images. Artist presentations and readings serve as launching off points for class discussions regarding the nature of digital images in our media saturated culture and the ways we can work with them. With each new project introduced throughout the quarter there will be corresponding technical demonstrations dedicated to specific technical aspects of Photoshop, from basic to intermediate. No previous Photoshop experience is required for the class.
Comments:

Cross-listed with ARTD-2710-02
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Gottberg, Ki
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

ACT I: The World's Your Stage exposes you to the art and craft of acting in a variety of ways: you will see productions at local theaters, read scripts, discuss performances, and learn a variety of acting techniques to apply to the two scenes you will rehearse and perform for your classmates. You will have fun and learn much!

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Venker, Josef
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to the art and craft of handmade letterforms (italic writing) adapted for modern artistic use. Students will learn the formal italic form and variations such as swash, informal, cursive, and instructions for future personalization. Skill will be attained through a series of practice exercises that will then be applied to the creation of finished works of calligraphic art.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-3380-01
$75 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Trung Pham
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Students will learn about the elements of visual art: line, plane, mass, volume, shape, movement as well as the principle of design: proportion, repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance, symmetry and hierarchy. Students will have five projects. They will write an artist statement for each assignment and orally present their artworks in class. One 5-10 paged paper of formal analysis on masterwork of sculpture will be required.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-1500-01
$30 course fee
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Brown, Amiya
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course immerses students in the creative process of designing visual worlds for the stage. Students create a variety of designs that build visual communication, collaboration, creativity, ingenuity, composition, conceptual development and presentation skills. Class will attend live theatre performances and reflect on these experiences through writing and discussion.

Comments:

Cross-listed with THTR-2600-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Cerny, Dawn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is a hands-on exploration of the five major methods of fine art printmaking (relief, intaglio, stencil, planographic). Class consists of technical demonstration lectures, hands on learning exercises, and the production of simple exemplary limited edition fine art prints. Students will be responsible for reading assignments, oral and written reviews critiques, studying prints in local museums and/ or galleries and on campus art venues. A small service learning component will be assigned to one of the printmaking assignments.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-2300-01
$75 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Kristofer Carlson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Students will learn about the elements of visual art: line, plane, mass, volume, shape, movement as well as the principle of design: proportion, repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance, symmetry and hierarchy. Students will have five projects. They will write an artist statement for each assignment and orally present their artworks in class. One 5-10 paged paper of formal analysis on masterwork of sculpture will be required.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ART-1500-02
$30 course fee
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Stump, Gregory
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an exploration of what might be called visual language, or using pictures - sometimes with words, sometimes without - to convey ideas and information with clarity and efficiency. You will develop your visual literacy and abilities by creating a wide range of pictorial graphics, as well as by analyzing examples of effective static visual communication. While the focus here is on creating hand-drawn visuals, you do not need to have any special experience or background to be successful in this course. Your ability to imagine, convey, arrange, and edit information is more important here than your artistic skills.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Dawn Cerny
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Students learn and analyze Visual Language and Design Principle through lectures, hands-on studio exercises and projects to demonstrate their understanding of design principle in imaginative, creative ways. Each project will follow a typical design process and color theory from initial idea to project completion.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Brown, Amiya
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class addresses light as an art form through analytical observations, practical applications, and thoughtful critique. This class builds a foundation of understanding how light exists in our lives by breaking down properties of light into color, quality, intensity, shadow, contrast, and environment. Writing and basic drawing techniques are incorporated as a means of communication.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Codykramers, Dominic
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Put your headphones on and delve deeply into the power of sound in and as art! Experience installations and performances on the cutting edge of music and aural creativity. Learn the basic skills and techniques of generating and manipulating sound to touch the senses and impart emotion, ideas, and meaning. Then integrate what you've learned and experienced by expressing your own ideas through a unique piece of multi-media, sound-focused art.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Quinton Morris
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Introduction to Music Theory is a creative Core course designed to increase a student’s abilities in creative thinking and expression through music composition and performance. This class will teach the fundamentals of music by engaging students through group activities and individual performances such as singing, playing instruments, and dance. Students will learn and explore rhythm, pitch and counterpoint.

Comments:

Cross-listed with MUSC-1000-01
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Erin Chung
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Class Piano is designed for students who have no previous experience in piano playing. The course introduces basic keyboard and musicianship skills that enable students to be musically creative and expressive, as well as enable them to enjoy the process of creating music. Emphasis is placed on developing listening skills, performing skills, and a few useful elements of music theory. Beyond developing basic playing skills, this class will enable students to develop the confidence to make aesthetic judgments, express themselves creatively through the piano and interpret and analyze music.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing
Must have access to private keyboard

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Chung, Erin
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Class Piano is designed for students who have no previous experience in piano playing. The course introduces basic keyboard and musicianship skills that enable students to be musically creative and expressive, as well as enable them to enjoy the process of creating music. Emphasis is placed on developing listening skills, performing skills, and a few useful elements of music theory. Beyond developing basic playing skills, this class will enable students to develop the confidence to make aesthetic judgments, express themselves creatively through the piano and interpret and analyze music.

Comments:

Cross-listed with MUSC-2910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course immerses students in the creative process of designing visual worlds for the stage. Students create a variety of designs that build visual communication, collaboration, creativity, ingenuity, composition, conceptual development and presentation skills. Class will attend live theatre performances and reflect on these experiences through writing and discussion.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Harmony Arnold
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This hands-on studio course offers an exploration of costume design and construction techniques used in costume design for the stage, film, print and photography. Students will experience the world of the costume designer from the designer’s point-of-view through a quarter-long exploration in which they will conceive of designs for a unique historical garments and build each garment themselves. Steps to this project will include design analysis, historical and conceptual research, an introduction to flat patterning and draping techniques, and instruction in hand and machine sewing techniques. Throughout the course, students will move from gathering visual research through collage, to rendering their designs on paper, to learning to put together a three-dimensional sewing pattern, to finally, building finished sewn garment samples they have designed in their entirety.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is a beginning acting class focusing on the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Students will participate in exercises designed to help develop physical and vocal presence, an awareness of impulse and being 'in the moment', and text analysis and action oriented skills specific to acting a text. They will participate in a number of individual and partner performance exercises. Using the techniques and insights learned in these exercises students will create a performance of a scene from Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT.

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Robert Boehler
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

From cave painting to computer-generated imagery, humankind has long utilized visual elements to inform, engage, and enthrall observers of performance. This course seeks to engage the student in the acquisition of the techniques related to the creation of "spectacle," which, taken at its broadest meaning, is the visual component of all storytelling.

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is a beginning acting class focusing on the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Students will participate in exercises designed to help develop physical and vocal presence, an awareness of impulse and being 'in the moment', and text analysis and action oriented skills specific to acting a text. They will participate in a number of individual and partner performance exercises. Using the techniques and insights learned in these exercises students will create a performance of a scene from Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT.

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Harmony Arnold
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This hands-on studio course offers an exploration of costume design and construction techniques used in costume design for the stage, film, print and photography. Students will experience the world of the costume designer from the designer’s point-of-view through a quarter-long exploration in which they will conceive of designs for a unique historical garments and build each garment themselves. Steps to this project will include design analysis, historical and conceptual research, an introduction to flat patterning and draping techniques, and instruction in hand and machine sewing techniques. Throughout the course, students will move from gathering visual research through collage, to rendering their designs on paper, to learning to put together a three-dimensional sewing pattern, to finally, building finished sewn garment samples they have designed in their entirety.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is a beginning acting class focusing on the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Students will participate in exercises designed to help develop physical and vocal presence, an awareness of impulse and being 'in the moment', and text analysis and action oriented skills specific to acting a text. They will participate in a number of individual and partner performance exercises. Using the techniques and insights learned in these exercises students will create a performance of a scene from Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT.

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Stump, Gregory
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an exploration of what might be called visual language, or using pictures - sometimes with words, sometimes without - to convey ideas and information with clarity and efficiency. You will develop your visual literacy and abilities by creating a wide range of pictorial graphics, as well as by analyzing examples of effective static visual communication. While the focus here is on creating hand-drawn visuals, you do not need to have any special experience or background to be successful in this course. Your ability to imagine, convey, arrange, and edit information is more important here than your artistic skills.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Boehler, Robert
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

From cave painting to computer-generated imagery, humankind has long utilized visual elements to inform, engage, and enthrall observers of performance. This course seeks to engage the student in the acquisition of the techniques related to the creation of "spectacle," which, taken at its broadest meaning, is the visual component of all storytelling.

Comments:

$60 course fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This is a beginning acting class focusing on the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Students will participate in exercises designed to help develop physical and vocal presence, an awareness of impulse and being 'in the moment', and text analysis and action oriented skills specific to acting a text. They will participate in a number of individual and partner performance exercises. Using the techniques and insights learned in these exercises students will create a performance of a scene from Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT.

Comments:

Cross-listed with THTR-2500-02
$60 course fee
Freshman/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Dominic Codykramers
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Put your headphones on and delve deeply into the power of sound in and as art! Experience installations and performances on the cutting edge of music and aural creativity. Learn the basic skills and techniques of generating and manipulating sound to touch the senses and impart emotion, ideas, and meaning. Then integrate what you've learned and experienced by expressing your own ideas through a unique piece of multi-media, sound-focused art.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Amiya Brown
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course immerses students in the creative process of designing visual worlds for the stage. Students create a variety of designs that build visual communication, collaboration, creativity, ingenuity, composition, conceptual development and presentation skills. Class will attend live theatre performances and reflect on these experiences through writing and discussion.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course immerses students in the creative process of designing visual worlds for the stage. Students create a variety of designs that build visual communication, collaboration, creativity, ingenuity, composition, conceptual development and presentation skills. Class will attend live theatre performances and reflect on these experiences through writing and discussion.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
Faculty:
Gregory Stump
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an exploration of what might be called visual language, or using pictures - sometimes with words, sometimes without - to convey ideas and information with clarity and efficiency. You will develop your visual literacy and abilities by creating a wide range of pictorial graphics, as well as by analyzing examples of effective static visual communication. While the focus here is on creating hand-drawn visuals, you do not need to have any special experience or background to be successful in this course. Your ability to imagine, convey, arrange, and edit information is more important here than your artistic skills.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1300 Creative Expression & Interpretation
Courses that engage students in both creating and understanding expressive works of art. Courses may represent a variety of arts disciplines, including: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, etc. Essential goals include: develop skills in creative thinking and expression; have direct experience in the process of creating original works of art in some genre; learn to articulate a vision through art and seek to share that vision with others; learn and be able to apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles relevant to the art form; incorporate understanding of social, political, economic, and historical context of artistic movements into creative expression; learn and be able to apply simple principles to evaluate and interpret works of art; study important and relevant works of art and examples of the form of art on which the class is focused; reflect on and analyze the creative process and works of art, orally and in writing. Fees may apply in some sections.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Adejumobi, Saheed
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course analyzes modern understandings of human rights in light of Global African Studies intellectual traditions and Jesuit/Catholic intellectual traditions.  Introduces students to theories of social movements, African Diaspora history, and historical methodology.  We chart the history of social movements before and since the Haitian Revolution, the Pan-African Congress, and the modern civil rights movement. We will analyze and critique the legacies of various methodologies and social and political theories for modern day social movements.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Jasmine Mahmoud
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What are the arts? What are methods of interpreting the arts - such as theatre, film, music, dance, and visual art - in relation to their cultural, aesthetic, and administrative contexts? Students analyze contemporary arts practices while learning about arts administration history, and community practices, such as staffing, financing, marketing, programming, and engagement. Course assignments include five “art critiques,” an art organization presentation, and a final research-based arts programming project.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ARTL 1000-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Stork, Benedict
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Race is the most enduring issue in American history and social life. Race is a cypher for a myriad of identities, concerns, and political positions in the American imagination. Focusing primarily, though not exclusively, on visual media and culture, the course asks: How does American popular culture, especially since the mid-19th century rely on and foster racialized identities? How have popular racialized images shaped the often invisible centrality of whiteness in the dominant understanding of American identity?

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Kangas, William
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will be an intellectual history of the two movements that stand as the foundation of modern Western thought and culture: the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The goal will be to come to an understanding of the manner in which these two movements articulated competing and alternative visions as to the nature of individual and collective life. In this manner, we should come to better grasp the assumptions and presuppositions that still underpin contemporary thinking about political, social, cultural, ethical, and spiritual matters.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Roth, Tara
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This inquiry seminar will focus on the questions: How does music act as a catalyst for social change? How does literature offer us a unique lens through which to explore the social and historical implications of this? In this course, we will explore the human condition by studying fiction, drama, and poetry in the context of countercultural music, that is, music that is both daring and modern to the time period in which it was created.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Nova Robinson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Women's rights were originally decoupled from the larger concept of human rights. This course explores the origins of the idea of women's rights in Europe and then traces the global diffusion and response to the idea of giving women's rights in four world regions - China, Europe and the United States, the Middle East and Russia - and the Abrahamic faiths. The transformation of women's rights into human rights affects which women are empowered with rights today.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Kangas, William
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will be an intellectual history of the two movements that stand as the foundation of modern Western thought and culture: the Enlightenment and Romanticism. The goal will be to come to an understanding of the manner in which these two movements articulated competing and alternative visions as to the nature of individual and collective life. In this manner, we should come to better grasp the assumptions and presuppositions that still underpin contemporary thinking about political, social, cultural, ethical, and spiritual matters.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Roth, Tara
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This inquiry seminar will focus on the questions: How does music act as a catalyst for social change? How does literature offer us a unique lens through which to explore the social and historical implications of this? In this course, we will explore the human condition by studying fiction, drama, and poetry in the context of countercultural music, that is, music that is both daring and modern to the time period in which it was created.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Heath Spencer
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the global dimensions and impact of the First World War, from the perspectives of non-Europeans as well as Europeans, civilians as well as soldiers, women as well as men, and home fronts as well as military fronts. In addition to the well-known stories of military strategy and the technology of warfare, it offers new perspectives on the interaction of diverse peoples and cultures in the early twentieth century.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Green, David
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

In this course, you will study the ideas of nation, national identity, and cultural representation by exploring the more than 60-year history of the Eurovision Song Contest — the most watched TV entertainment show on earth. What is a nation? How do nations represent and brand themselves through musical performance? What cultural, linguistic, and historical contexts help explain national affiliations or animosities? And what hidden gems give us clues to understanding national cultures?

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Cobb, Gerald
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course asks a perennial question in American literature: int what ways does our community contribute to our sense of freedom and to what extent might it limit or focus that freedom. Through class discussion, brief papers, and some literary excursions in the city, we will approach "freedom and community" from several perspectives, including the perspective of a student's overall Jesuit education here at SU.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Heath Spencer
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the global dimensions and impact of the First World War, from the perspectives of non-Europeans as well as Europeans, civilians as well as soldiers, women as well as men, and home fronts as well as military fronts. In addition to the well-known stories of military strategy and the technology of warfare, it offers new perspectives on the interaction of diverse peoples and cultures in the early twentieth century.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Koppelman, Katherine
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Do we live in a posthuman (or transhuman) world? Is the category of the human no longer expansive enough to account for all the ways in which we live today? Virtual existences, scientific advancements, and philosophical investigations have pushed us to what some would consider the "limit" of a purely human existence. However, the category of the hybrid, the marvelous, the cybernetic has been a topic of literary investigation for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. This course reads some of those literary texts alongside the concepts of both humanism and posthumanism-interrogating the literary texts for the ways that they frame and respond to the category of the human.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Heath Spencer
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the global dimensions and impact of the First World War, from the perspectives of non-Europeans as well as Europeans, civilians as well as soldiers, women as well as men, and home fronts as well as military fronts. In addition to the well-known stories of military strategy and the technology of warfare, it offers new perspectives on the interaction of diverse peoples and cultures in the early twentieth century.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Spencer, Heath
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the global dimensions and impact of the First World War, from the perspectives of non-Europeans as well as Europeans, civilians as well as soldiers, women as well as men, and home fronts as well as military fronts. In addition to the well-known stories of military strategy and the technology of warfare, it offers new perspectives on the interaction of diverse peoples and cultures in the early twentieth century.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
William Kangas
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will focus on an intellectual history of three of the primary critics of modern Western culture: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud. We will be seeking to understand both the economic-social, philosophical and psychoanalytic critiques they developed of modern European culture and the historical contexts out of which these critiques emerged and to which they were responding.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Robinson, Nova
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will explore how studying history helps us understand the origins and evolution of the unfolding and interconnected conflicts and crises in Syria, including the civil wars, proxy wars, rise of ISIS, and the humanitarian and refugee crises.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Tracy, Hannah
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What does it mean to be human? How do we, as humans, interact with and understand one another and the natural world? This course asks you to consider the ways both literary and scientific texts help us think about these and other shared questions. This course will help you see both literary and scientific writing in new ways and to discover how these two fields overlap to express and shape the way we understand our world and our experiences.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Bowen, Monica
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is about the representation of the self in image and text. Students examine the work of artists and writers who were particularly concerned with the representation of the self. We explore why artists and writers at particular historical junctures became interested in questions of self-representation and how their different aims manifest themselves. Artist/writers examined include: Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ARTH-3910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Justine Barda
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines how movies can engage issues of social justice. By analyzing how movies construct logical arguments, appeal to audiences' desires, and invoke a variety of emotional responses, this course traces the methods by which audiences are transformed into active social participants. Through analysis of films that engage a variety of social justice issues, students in this course will gain an understanding of how moving images wield the power to affect social change.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Tracy, Hannah
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What does it mean to be human? How do we, as humans, interact with and understand one another and the natural world? This course asks you to consider the ways both literary and scientific texts help us think about these and other shared questions. This course will help you see both literary and scientific writing in new ways and to discover how these two fields overlap to express and shape the way we understand our world and our experiences.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What do animals think, feel, and experience? How can we compare their lives to our own? What rights and responsibilities do we owe them as other living beings? This course will examine these questions through an analysis of animal representations in art. We will consider animals as both potent cultural and political symbols, and as living things with radically different senses and cognition from our own. Students will engage with a wide range of material, from Bambi to Baudrillard, considering the cute and the cuddly as well as the strange and the horrific. We will investigate questions like: How do Disney's animated films shade our thinking about real living animals? Is it possible to use visual art to better understand animal experiences of the world? What impact do images of animals have on the issues of animal rights?

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Alarie, Shayla
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is about the historical role of the artist in society. We look at two moments in history when the identity of artists changed to learn how historical context helps us understand works of art. We ask why Renaissance artists argued that they were intellectuals rather than artisans and why Modem artists attacked the intellectual traditions of art to demand social change and radically question the purpose of visual art. To address these issues we explore themes such as Renaissance self-portraiture, 19th century paintings of labor, symbols of the liberal arts in the Renaissance, and German Dada artists' responses to the trauma of the First World War.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ARTH-2120-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Purs, Aldis
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course uses the idea of a coup to discuss and study political legitimacy, the transfer of power, and the relation between state, citizen and political change.  The course gives an overview of coups through history before examining the theoretical underpinnings of coups (what makes a coup a coup and when is the concept used incorrectly).  Students will research and examine various coups across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Yancy Dominick
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

By reading Homer, Plato, Herodotus, Euripides, and others, students will examine the complex and sometimes contradictory role of gender in Ancient Greece. The methods and values of philosophy will guide our examination and will help situate these issues in the context not only of history and culture but also in the context of perennial questions about justice and the good life.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Paul Kidder
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What makes democracy an effective and just form of governance, and what role has education in the humanities played in the formation and maintenance of democratic governance? That is the central question of this course. The course considers the nature of democracy, and its defense, in selected historical contexts. In its ancient form, democracy was criticized by great thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle. Modern reformers forms of democracy sought to change its structure to address those criticisms, but they also promoted a humanistic model of education that would cultivate the necessary sensibilities of a truly democratic citizen. The disciplinary perspective of the course is philosophy, specifically political philosophy and philosophy of education. The course approaches its topic in a historical way, but the goal in studying these sources is to weigh arguments for and against democracy, and for and against the role of the humanities in democratic education. We shall examine the criticisms that have been made of democracy, the reforms that have altered it in modern history, and the question as to whether the humanistic vision of education for democracy is currently threatened.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Koppelman, Katherine
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Do we live in a posthuman (or transhuman) world? Is the category of the human no longer expansive enough to account for all the ways in which we live today? Virtual existences, scientific advancements, and philosophical investigations have pushed us to what some would consider the "limit" of a purely human existence. However, the category of the hybrid, the marvelous, the cybernetic has been a topic of literary investigation for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. This course reads some of those literary texts alongside the concepts of both humanism and posthumanism-interrogating the literary texts for the ways that they frame and respond to the category of the human.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Schultz-Figueroa, Benjamin
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How does going to the movies change based on where you live? What types of films and videos are screened, made, and saved here that aren't elsewhere? How does the history of a place effect what people watch and where they watch it? In this class you will explore these questions by getting to know the unique film culture surrounding you in the city of Seattle. We will take weekly trips off-campus to learn how film is being used for a wide variety of purposes across the city. Students will leave the class with experiences of new types of film culture and an in-depth understanding of spectatorship studies and film history.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Robert Aguirre
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Postmodern aesthetics considers how different cultural, political, and social conditions influence the way we perceive and order reality. We will critique how postmodern art, literature, and culture experiments with language and form to re-frame and alter our sense of meaning, truth, existence, and the self. Our inquiry into postmodern aesthetics will encourage us to think about the challenge and responsibility to create a just world, considering cultural, political, economic, and historical contexts. This course will begin by examining the connections between modern values and the Holocaust and move through the second half of the 20th century. We will read diverse texts like Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, considered to be one of the most important books ever written, and Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, a scathing critique of American greed in the 1980s. In between we will immerse ourselves in provocative texts, including a foray into postmodern-punk feminism. I hope you will join me on an adventure that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Trafton, John
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will look at the origins of cinema and media, starting with the paintings that brought historical moments to life on canvas towards the end of the eighteenth century. From there, we will explore the impact of moving panorama paintings, the use of optical illusions in magic lantern shows, and the rise of photography as a storytelling tool. We will also look at opera, illustrated sketch journalism, and the emergence of zoos as a popular form of communal experience based on visual perception. The course will end with the rise of cinema, and, as an epilogue, we will explore the rise of modern architecture as the logical consequence of how cinema informed a shift in thinking about space and visual presentation.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Robert Aguirre
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Postmodern aesthetics considers how different cultural, political, and social conditions influence the way we perceive and order reality. We will critique how postmodern art, literature, and culture experiments with language and form to re-frame and alter our sense of meaning, truth, existence, and the self. Our inquiry into postmodern aesthetics will encourage us to think about the challenge and responsibility to create a just world, considering cultural, political, economic, and historical contexts. This course will begin by examining the connections between modern values and the Holocaust and move through the second half of the 20th century. We will read diverse texts like Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, considered to be one of the most important books ever written, and Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, a scathing critique of American greed in the 1980s. In between we will immerse ourselves in provocative texts, including a foray into postmodern-punk feminism. I hope you will join me on an adventure that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Evans, Victor
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course explores constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation in the recent animated films of Walt Disney. By examining the content of several Disney films created within particular historical and cultural contexts, students will develop and expand their understanding of the cultural productions, meanings, and intersections of racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, and imperialism.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Josh Wilson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

"Any upheaval in the universe is terrifying because it so profoundly attacks one's sense of one's own reality," wrote James Baldwin in a famous letter to his nephew. Although Baldwin was writing more than fifty years ago, the racial injustice, poverty, and social divisions he so painfully decried are still deeply entrenched in the social structures which surround us. In this course, we'll explore our legacy to the generations who will come after us, using Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehesi Coates's Between the World and Me as our touchstone letters. We'll study the epistolary form of written art as a literary form par excellence through which we'll uncover the lessons and regrets, dreams, wishes, and fears we hope to share and signal to our children and grandchildren, as the inheritors of a society in monumental flux and a planet in great peril.

Comments:

OLN

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Bowen, Monica
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of context for the study of ancient art, particularly how the current physical context as well as the original historical context of a work of art can affect its meaning and interpretation over time. The historical record of ancient artifacts is often fragmentary and dependent upon their modern locations and the history of how they got there.  Students examine how the meaning of an object can depend upon its current location and on the history of its use and display. Class topics include art crime, looting, damage sustained by a work of art, the displacement of objects in museums, and the study of "patriarchal" history writing.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ARTH-2110-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Bryn Gribben
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What are the roles of art in social justice? Between the public and the private spheres, says poet Carolyn Forche, is the possibility of the "social-a place of resistance and struggle." This course investigates art in its both public and private expressions: from literature to architecture to documentary film-making to radio programming and slam poetry. Assignments include close-readings of texts, the creation of one piece of public art, and panel discussions on various "art problems," such as public funding and moral debates.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Aakre, Lindsey
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the folk and fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and look at a number of modern adaptations of these tales to see how the tales (and the genre) evolve through time.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Alexandra Smith
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

As a space of contact in which many different narratives, perspectives, and stories converge, the street offers an especially compelling lens through which we can read twentieth century multi-ethnic literatures of the United States. Thus, this course is organized around an investigation into the representations and aesthetics of the city street in United States literature. We will read a variety of texts as a means to discuss how writers use the space of the street to speak back to narratives that seek to contain, oppress, and control marginalized populations and spaces.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Purs, Aldis
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course uses the idea of a coup to discuss and study political legitimacy, the transfer of power, and the relation between state, citizen and political change.  The course gives an overview of coups through history before examining the theoretical underpinnings of coups (what makes a coup a coup and when is the concept used incorrectly).  Students will research and examine various coups across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Gerald Cobb
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course asks a perennial question in American literature: int what ways does our community contribute to our sense of freedom and to what extent might it limit or focus that freedom. Through class discussion, brief papers, and some literary excursions in the city, we will approach "freedom and community" from several perspectives, including the perspective of a student's overall Jesuit education here at SU.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of context for the study of ancient art, particularly how the current physical context as well as the original historical context of a work of art can affect its meaning and interpretation over time. The historical record of ancient artifacts is often fragmentary and dependent upon their modern locations and the history of how they got there. Students examine how the meaning of an object can depend upon its current location and on the history of its use and display. Class topics include art crime, looting, damage sustained by a work of art, the displacement of objects in museums, and the study of "patriarchal" history writing.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ARTH-2110-01
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is about the historical role of the artist in society. We look at two moments in history when the identity of artists changed to learn how historical context helps us understand works of art. We ask why Renaissance artists argued that they were intellectuals rather than artisans and why Modem artists attacked the intellectual traditions of art to demand social change and radically question the purpose of visual art. To address these issues we explore themes such as Renaissance self-portraiture, 19th century paintings of labor, symbols of the liberal arts in the Renaissance, and German Dada artists' responses to the trauma of the First World War.

Comments:

Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is about the historical role of the artist in society. We look at two moments in history when the identity of artists changed to learn how historical context helps us understand works of art. We ask why Renaissance artists argued that they were intellectuals rather than artisans and why Modem artists attacked the intellectual traditions of art to demand social change and radically question the purpose of visual art. To address these issues we explore themes such as Renaissance self-portraiture, 19th century paintings of labor, symbols of the liberal arts in the Renaissance, and German Dada artists' responses to the trauma of the First World War.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Michael Dean
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Consent is a central category of liberal thought. Since the Enlightenment, political philosophers have maintained that government derives its legitimacy from the consent of the governed. More recently, women have returned the idea to public discussion, causing us to rethink the role of consent in our everyday lives. What are the prospects for consent in a society pervaded by manipulative advertising, money in politics, concentrations of wealth & power, and where inequalities of class, gender, and race shape the way we perceive each other and ourselves?

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Michael Dean
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Consent is a central category of liberal thought. Since the Enlightenment, political philosophers have maintained that government derives its legitimacy from the consent of the governed. More recently, women have returned the idea to public discussion, causing us to rethink the role of consent in our everyday lives. What are the prospects for consent in a society pervaded by manipulative advertising, money in politics, concentrations of wealth & power, and where inequalities of class, gender, and race shape the way we perceive each other and ourselves?

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Lindsey Aakre
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the folk and fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and look at a number of modern adaptations of these tales to see how the tales (and the genre) evolve through time.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in Humanities
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the humanities by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important historical or literature-based questions arising from a humanities discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. Each section incorporates the interpretation of primary texts (prose fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction essays and books, historical documents, works of art, film, digital media, speeches, etc.) in relation to their cultural and historical contexts; explores the relationships between language, narratives, thought, and culture; and examines the ways in which important texts and events relate to each other across time. Essential goals include: Introducing students to an important question in the humanities, the relevant content necessary to study that question, and the ways in which the humanities pursue and generate knowledge; preparing students to read and evaluate primary texts in relationship to their contexts, and the use of those texts and interpretations as evidence to construct theses or arguments. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction/critical thinking, library research, critical reading, and oral presentation.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Gayle Robinson
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

College students in the United States are approximately 10-fold more likely than the US population at large to be positively diagnosed as having HIV, with specific ethnic and demographic groups disproportionately affected. This course provides a detailed examination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic from a social justice perspective as we discuss care of the whole person (cura personalis) for those afflicted and most at-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

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UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
Faculty:
Perez, Alfred
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Over the last 20 years, a critical new developmental period between adolescence and adulthood has started to gain recognition. "Emerging Adulthood" or colloquially known as "Adulting" is characterized by the age of identity exploration, instability, self- focus, feeling "in-between," and infinite possibilities. This course will analyze whether this theory has validity, explore the factors that contribute to diverging developmental pathways, review the typical life of the American 20-something, and uncover the truth behind the stereotypes.

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UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Brenda Broussard
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Appropriation of Breastfeeding is a 5-credit course designed to be taken for one-quarter of an academic year. The overall purpose of the course is to create culture of health and wellness among the students pursuing degrees in health and related disciplines. The specific aims of this course are to help the students explore personal values and attitudes toward breastfeeding and to hone new knowledge and skills to promote breastfeeding. The course will provide safe and inclusive learning environment in which breastfeeding is examined as a socio-cultural, political, and health construct through structured and direct engagement in diverse course activities.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Broussard, Brenda
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Appropriation of Breastfeeding is a 5-credit course designed to be taken for one-quarter of an academic year. The overall purpose of the course is to create culture of health and wellness among the students pursuing degrees in health and related disciplines. The specific aims of this course are to help the students explore personal values and attitudes toward breastfeeding and to hone new knowledge and skills to promote breastfeeding. The course will provide safe and inclusive learning environment in which breastfeeding is examined as a socio-cultural, political, and health construct through structured and direct engagement in diverse course activities.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Patrick Schoettmer
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Citizens and interest groups in the United States have effectuated significant societal change through political participation. Accordingly, this course covers the theoretical nature of citizenship in a democracy, exposes the impediments to democratic citizenship, and fosters an understanding of the various ways in which one can participate in the American political system. It examines examples of citizen engagement that may challenge preconceptions about the forms and forums of democratic participation in order to demonstrate to how political science takes civic engagement seriously.

Comments:

8-week
Online

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Phinney, Harriet
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an anthropological introduction to three social issues that have been the focus of much research, policy and popular interest in the United States: environmental sustainability, racial identity, and gender difference and inequality. In our efforts to better understand these issues (and act upon them), anthropological research offers us a wealth of empirical data and analysis drawn from the richness of our cultural and biological variety and the sweep of human history and evolution.

Comments:

X: ANTH 2120-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Theodore Fortier
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will look at the way an anthropologist has come to understand the impact of natural selection on who we are as human beings. It will examine Darwin's own passion about racial injustices, which led him into thinking of why there is so much variation in the world. We will examine his original works, the controversies around them, and the manner in which contemporary social scientists and theologians rely on Darwin's premises for understanding human nature.

Comments:

8-week
Online
Cross-listed with ANTH-2910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Mehmetaj, Adeliada
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Modern economies suffer from the ills of business cycles-inflation, deflation, recessions and unemployment. This course will focus on the question; What if anything, should governments do to moderate business cycles? The course goal is to create informed citizens who can participate in economic discourse at a high level. Course features include economic modeling, analysis of measures and data and critical evaluation of policy.

Comments:

Not for Albers students

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Patrick Schoettmer
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What happens when things fall apart? What leads some societies to pull together to overcome the challenges that face it, and others to fall apart and fail? This class is focused on trying to answer that question. Looking at both empirical case studies and speculative fiction, we will seek to understand what leads societies to fail, and ask ourselves whether America is on such a path.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Efird, Robert
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an anthropological introduction to three social issues that have been the focus of much research, policy and popular interest in the United States: environmental sustainability, racial identity, and gender difference and inequality. In our efforts to better understand these issues (and act upon them), anthropological research offers us a wealth of empirical data and analysis drawn from the richness of our cultural and biological variety and the sweep of human history and evolution.

Comments:

Crosslisted with ANTH 2120-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Brooke Gialopsos
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

A seminar-format course that is designed to explore psychological and sociological approaches to deviance and social control in contemporary society. This course introduces students to topics such as: the origins and functions of deviance in society; the institutional production and categorization of deviance; the impact of deviance on personal and social identity; deviant careers; and deviance and social change. Students will explore the literature on deviance and examine portrayals of deviance and social control in literature, film, and popular culture.

Comments:

Cross-listed with CRJS 2000-02; SOCL 3230-03
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the complex ways in which environmental factors and human cultures influence each other across the globe. The course adopts a holistic anthropological approach in understanding humans as biological, social, and intellectual beings engaged with the environment around them.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Zhang, Enyu
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Grounded in theoretical perspectives of International Relations, the course materials focus on the United Nations (UN) system and its evolving roles in the pursuit of security, peace, prosperity, and justice in the world.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the complex ways in which environmental factors and human cultures influence each other across the globe. The course adopts a holistic anthropological approach in understanding humans as biological, social, and intellectual beings engaged with the environment around them.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Cohan, Mark
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Comments:

Crosslisted with SOCL 2910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Andolina, Robert
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Robert Andolina
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the construction and consequences of borders across the world. Students develop their analytical, presentation and writing skills as they learn how international boundaries work on local, national and transnational levels. Substantive topics include borderland cultures, collective identities, international order, migration processes, and security policies. Assignments involve written essays, oral presentations, in-depth research, and group collaboration.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Mehmetaj, Adeliada
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Modern economies suffer from the ills of business cycles-inflation, deflation, recessions and unemployment. This course will focus on the question; What if anything, should governments do to moderate business cycles? The course goal is to create informed citizens who can participate in economic discourse at a high level. Course features include economic modeling, analysis of measures and data and critical evaluation of policy.

Comments:

Not for Albers students

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Harms Cannon, Julie
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How can a city be described as a "social laboratory"? How can people that lived a hundred years ago explain today's social and cultural issues? Beginning with the tum of the 20th Century, students will examine the urban landscape of Chicago, one of the earliest sites of sociological inquiry. Through the lens of Upton Sinclair's historical sociological fiction, The Jungle, we will study the "urban laboratory" that began with confluence of diverse immigrant populations and the extremes of crushing poverty and vast wealth. While many early American sociologists worked with the goal of social reform in mind, these social inequities are still at the heart of sociology today. This course will facilitate a discussion of the both the history of Sociology in terms of research, social thought, and reform and also how the discipline continues to address social injustice albeit in different ways. Students will enter the "social laboratory" that is Seattle and carry out their own service-learning projects in order to ameliorate suffering and also to determine how Sociology has progressed as a discipline.

Comments:

Crosslisted with SOCL 2910-02

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Robert Efird
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an anthropological introduction to three social issues that have been the focus of much research, policy and popular interest in the United States: environmental sustainability, racial identity, and gender difference and inequality. In our efforts to better understand these issues (and act upon them), anthropological research offers us a wealth of empirical data and analysis drawn from the richness of our cultural and biological variety and the sweep of human history and evolution.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ANTH 2120-03
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Lawrence, Charles
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What is "Fake News" and how did we arrive here? Do we live in a post-truth world and is objectivity simply not relevant or possible today? Sociologists study how humans construct their worlds. How do we construct this world? We will look at "fake news," propaganda, examples of intentional deception, self-deception, but also interpretations of the world accepted as fact that are not true, in the realm of politics, science.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Perez, Alfred
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Helping others is a multifaceted process. What is the meaning of help and how is it accomplished? Who decides the nature of the problem? What are the impacts of helping on the giver and receiver? What ethical issues and value stances arise? Students will explore the dynamics of helping individuals and communities resolve problems by examining the links between personal and social problems, historical approaches and theoretical frameworks used by the helping professions.

Comments:

Cross-listed with SOCW1510-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Fortier, Theodore
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course examines the more than 15,000 year old archaeological record of the Northwest Coast of North America, the culture area extending from southeast Alaska to coastal British Columbia, Washington,Oregon, and northern California. This region has fascinated anthropologists for almost 150 years because its indigenous peoples have developed distinctive cultures based on fishing, hunting, and gathering economies. The course examines the ecological and ethnographic background for the region, and then study how these have shaped archaeologists' ideas about the past. The contents of sites and consider the relationship between data,interpretation, and theory.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ANTH 2910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Robert Efird
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an anthropological introduction to three social issues that have been the focus of much research, policy and popular interest in the United States: environmental sustainability, racial identity, and gender difference and inequality. In our efforts to better understand these issues (and act upon them), anthropological research offers us a wealth of empirical data and analysis drawn from the richness of our cultural and biological variety and the sweep of human history and evolution.

Comments:

Cross-listed with ANTH 2120-01
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Lawrence, Charles
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What is "Fake News" and how did we arrive here? Do we live in a post-truth world and is objectivity simply not relevant or possible today? Sociologists study how humans construct their worlds. How do we construct this world? We will look at "fake news," propaganda, examples of intentional deception, self-deception, but also interpretations of the world accepted as fact that are not true, in the realm of politics, science.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Tapoja Chaudhuri
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the complex ways in which environmental factors and human cultures influence each other across the globe. The course adopts a holistic anthropological approach in understanding humans as biological, social, and intellectual beings engaged with the environment around them.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Hudgins, Audrey
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces the phenomenon of global poverty from a social science perspective. We will investigate the definitions and measures of poverty, its causes, and potential solutions. The course explores several ongoing and important debates affecting societies around the world—such as the impact of globalization, environmental change, health disparities, and women’s rights—to determine their involvement in persistent poverty. This course includes an optional short-term study abroad experience in Mexico to provide an added study dimension to the complexities of global poverty.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretically critical awareness of the relationship between love, sexuality, and marriage from a social scientific lens. The class will explore the relationship between sex, love, romance, desire, and intimate relationships in the modern world through a social scientific lens. Topics to be considered may include: the intersections between race, ethnicity, class, gender, nation, sexuality, and marriage; changing definitions of sexual respectability; prostitution and sex work in different contexts; sexual behavior and sexual ideals; transsexuality and transgender identities; the varieties of love; the meaning of marriage; state regulation of marriage and sexuality; love in popular culture, and historical shifts in constructions of affect and emotion.

Comments:

Cross-listed with WGST 3910-02
LGBTQ

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Lawrence, Charles
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to, analysis and critique of, perspectives on contemporary social issues from conservative viewpoints including: traditional conservative, Evangelical/social conservative, neo-con/liberal and libertarian.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Theodore Fortier
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will look at the way an anthropologist has come to understand the impact of natural selection on who we are as human beings. It will examine Darwin's own passion about racial injustices, which led him into thinking of why there is so much variation in the world. We will examine his original works, the controversies around them, and the manner in which contemporary social scientists and theologians rely on Darwin's premises for understanding human nature.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Hudgins, Audrey
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces the phenomenon of global poverty from a social science perspective. We will investigate the definitions and measures of poverty, its causes, and potential solutions. The course explores several ongoing and important debates affecting societies around the world—such as the impact of globalization, environmental change, health disparities, and women’s rights—to determine their involvement in persistent poverty. This course includes an optional short-term study abroad experience in Mexico to provide an added study dimension to the complexities of global poverty.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Lawrence, Charles
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

An introduction to, analysis and critique of, perspectives on contemporary social issues from conservative viewpoints including: traditional conservative, Evangelical/social conservative, neo-con/liberal and libertarian.

Comments:

Cross-listed with SOCL 2910-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Harriet Phinney
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course is an anthropological introduction to three social issues that have been the focus of much research, policy and popular interest in the United States: environmental sustainability, racial identity, and gender difference and inequality. In our efforts to better understand these issues (and act upon them), anthropological research offers us a wealth of empirical data and analysis drawn from the richness of our cultural and biological variety and the sweep of human history and evolution.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Zimmerman, Nadya
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the systems, institutions, and human relations that constitute postmodern empire. We will consider if, how, and why tools of historical empires--military occupation, economic manipulation, cultural influence, racialized social stratification, and privileged ideological/moralistic rhetoric--might appear in different guises in the postmodern world. In particular, we will investigate postmodern empire in relation to technology, authority, mass media, popular culture/entertainment, debt, labor, work, and history-telling and consider its ramifications in terms of increasing fear of silence, drive for expediency, elimination of risk, anxiousness without constant connectivity, and acquiescence to surveillance.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Gary Perry
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This urban sociology course will explore the emergence and the consequences of wastelands, or polluted spaces, in the urban environment. This academic service learning course will allow students to investigate urban wastelands throughout the urban landscape of Seattle-Pacific Northwest.

Comments:

Cross-listed with SOCL 2910-01
Freshmen/Sophomore standing
Service-Learning

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Nadya Zimmerman
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the systems, institutions, and human relations that constitute postmodern empire. We will consider if, how, and why tools of historical empires--military occupation, economic manipulation, cultural influence, racialized social stratification, and privileged ideological/moralistic rhetoric--might appear in different guises in the postmodern world. In particular, we will investigate postmodern empire in relation to technology, authority, mass media, popular culture/entertainment, debt, labor, work, and history-telling and consider its ramifications in terms of increasing fear of silence, drive for expediency, elimination of risk, anxiousness without constant connectivity, and acquiescence to surveillance.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Zimmerman, Nadya
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the systems, institutions, and human relations that constitute postmodern empire. We will consider if, how, and why tools of historical empires--military occupation, economic manipulation, cultural influence, racialized social stratification, and privileged ideological/moralistic rhetoric--might appear in different guises in the postmodern world. In particular, we will investigate postmodern empire in relation to technology, authority, mass media, popular culture/entertainment, debt, labor, work, and history-telling and consider its ramifications in terms of increasing fear of silence, drive for expediency, elimination of risk, anxiousness without constant connectivity, and acquiescence to surveillance.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Nadya Zimmerman
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course will examine the systems, institutions, and human relations that constitute postmodern empire. We will consider if, how, and why tools of historical empires--military occupation, economic manipulation, cultural influence, racialized social stratification, and privileged ideological/moralistic rhetoric--might appear in different guises in the postmodern world. In particular, we will investigate postmodern empire in relation to technology, authority, mass media, popular culture/entertainment, debt, labor, work, and history-telling and consider its ramifications in terms of increasing fear of silence, drive for expediency, elimination of risk, anxiousness without constant connectivity, and acquiescence to surveillance.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Aakanksha Sinha
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class introduces students to the basic theories and methods of anthropology (sociocultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeology), using the lens of food/eating to focus on the human experience, examining and analyzing human behavior, social relationships, cultural differences, and sociopolitical-economic webs of power.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Staff, Faculty
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

TBD

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Kira Mauseth
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to examine the "why" and "how" behind the therapeutic change process. Themes in therapy, myths about therapy, and client, therapist, and process variables that contribute to the biopsychosocial aspects of change will be examined using client and therapist writings, current research, and current case examples.

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
O'Laughlin, Logan
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This class provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretically critical awareness of the relationship between love, sexuality, and marriage from a social scientific lens. The class will explore the relationship between sex, love, romance, desire, and intimate relationships in the modern world through a social scientific lens. Topics to be considered may include: the intersections between race, ethnicity, class, gender, nation, sexuality, and marriage; changing definitions of sexual respectability; prostitution and sex work in different contexts; sexual behavior and sexual ideals; transsexuality and transgender identities; the varieties of love; the meaning of marriage; state regulation of marriage and sexuality; love in popular culture, and historical shifts in constructions of affect and emotion.

Comments:

Cross-listed with WGST 3910-03

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences
Faculty:
Audrey Hudgins
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course introduces the phenomenon of global poverty from a social science perspective. We will investigate the definitions and measures of poverty, its causes, and potential solutions. The course explores several ongoing and important debates affecting societies around the world—such as the impact of globalization, environmental change, health disparities, and women’s rights—to determine their involvement in persistent poverty. This course includes an optional short-term study abroad experience in Mexico to provide an added study dimension to the complexities of global poverty.

Comments:

SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in Social Sciences
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the social sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a social science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about human behavior and social phenomena arising from a specific discipline in the social sciences. These courses all incorporate the direct study of human behavior or institutions through disciplinary-appropriate means (observation, experimentation, analysis of data, etc.); introduce students to developing hypotheses, research questions, and/or synthesizing qualitative data; and explore how knowledge of key social scientific principles provides explanatory insight into patterns of individual human and social behavior. In addition, these courses teach the following skills: academic writing, argument construction and critical thinking, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and oral presentations.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Lee, Se-Yeun
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The overarching questions this seminar will address are "How does the geology along 1-90 in Washington state change and what accounts for the geologic differences east and west of the Cascade Mountains?"  You will design your own research questions, conduct your own geologic fieldwork, collect your own data and learn how to apply the scientific method in a geologic setting. You will participate in fieldtrips to geologically significant locations both east and west of the Cascade Mountains.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 181 0 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Gualtieri, Lyn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The overarching questions this seminar will address are "How does the geology along 1-90 in Washington state change and what accounts for the geologic differences east and west of the Cascade Mountains?"  You will design your own research questions, conduct your own geologic fieldwork, collect your own data and learn how to apply the scientific method in a geologic setting. You will participate in fieldtrips to geologically significant locations both east and west of the Cascade Mountains.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Sally Mclaughlin
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Why do some people get sick, while others do not? Why does an individual get an inherited disease, but neither of their parents show any symptoms? Some of the answers lie in our DNA, and how we inherit the genes that help determine our health. In this course, we will explore how our genes shape many aspects of our lives, including a predisposition for many diseases, and what we can do to stay healthy.

Comments:

1st 4-week

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Lee, Se-Yeun
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
TBD
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The overarching questions this seminar will address are "How does the geology along 1-90 in Washington state change and what accounts for the geologic differences east and west of the Cascade Mountains?"  You will design your own research questions, conduct your own geologic fieldwork, collect your own data and learn how to apply the scientific method in a geologic setting. You will participate in fieldtrips to geologically significant locations both east and west of the Cascade Mountains.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 181 0 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Gualtieri, Lyn
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The overarching questions this seminar will address are "How does the geology along 1-90 in Washington state change and what accounts for the geologic differences east and west of the Cascade Mountains?"  You will design your own research questions, conduct your own geologic fieldwork, collect your own data and learn how to apply the scientific method in a geologic setting. You will participate in fieldtrips to geologically significant locations both east and west of the Cascade Mountains.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Se-Yeun Lee
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 181 0 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Lee, Se-Yeun
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Bourns, Brenda
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Why do some people get sick, while others do not? Why does an individual get an inherited disease, but neither of their parents show any symptoms? Some of the answers lie in our DNA, and how we inherit the genes that help determine our health. In this course, we will explore how our genes shape many aspects of our lives, including a predisposition for many diseases, and what we can do to stay healthy.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Se-Yeun Lee
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Lee, Se-Yeun
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

What threatens the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem?  This course will focus on the ecosystem of the Puget Sound, the pollutants that can be found there, where they are coming from and how we can prevent them.  Students will do their own investigations on effects specific chemical are having on animal health and how rain gardens and river repair programs can prevent pollution from reaching the Sound.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Bourns, Brenda
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Why do some people get sick, while others do not? Why does an individual get an inherited disease, but neither of their parents show any symptoms? Some of the answers lie in our DNA, and how we inherit the genes that help determine our health. In this course, we will explore how our genes shape many aspects of our lives, including a predisposition for many diseases, and what we can do to stay healthy.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Mark Jordan
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Environmental sustainability gives us an extraordinarily relevant avenue to investigate the question: how do we know what we know about the natural world? We will explore the fundamental biology behind sustainability to better make informed choices about how to live in our only ecosystem, the earth. In lab, we will learn 'hands on' by exploring a question of personal interest using the methods of science as well as visiting environmental sustainability related locales.

Comments:

Lab fee; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hartley, Rebecca
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on one group of animals, the birds. Descended from dinosaurs, bird species have evolved to survive and reproduce in their natural environment and each displays numerous biological adaptations in anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Lectures will cover many aspects of bird biology and behavior and labs will give students hands-on experience with birds and their unique features and will include time on campus becoming familiar with local species.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Mark Jordan
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Environmental sustainability gives us an extraordinarily relevant avenue to investigate the question: how do we know what we know about the natural world? We will explore the fundamental biology behind sustainability to better make informed choices about how to live in our only ecosystem, the earth. In lab, we will learn 'hands on' by exploring a question of personal interest using the methods of science as well as visiting environmental sustainability related locales.

Comments:

Lab fee; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hartley, Rebecca
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on one group of animals, the birds. Descended from dinosaurs, bird species have evolved to survive and reproduce in their natural environment and each displays numerous biological adaptations in anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Lectures will cover many aspects of bird biology and behavior and labs will give students hands-on experience with birds and their unique features and will include time on campus becoming familiar with local species.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Loren Schmidt
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Science is bringing us technology, can society figure out how to use it for the good of all? This course will explore the fundamental biology behind Biotechnology (DNA, genetic engineering, stem cells, GMOs) to help us make informed choices as is increasingly required in the policy and personal realms. In lab, we will examine cells, isolate our own DNA, and learn 'hands on' by exploring a question of personal interest using the methods of science.

Comments:

Lab fee
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hartley, Rebecca
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

This course focuses on one group of animals, the birds. Descended from dinosaurs, bird species have evolved to survive and reproduce in their natural environment and each displays numerous biological adaptations in anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Lectures will cover many aspects of bird biology and behavior and labs will give students hands-on experience with birds and their unique features and will include time on campus becoming familiar with local species.

Comments:

Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Loren Schmidt
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

Science is bringing us technology, can society figure out how to use it for the good of all? This course will explore the fundamental biology behind Biotechnology (DNA, genetic engineering, stem cells, GMOs) to help us make informed choices as is increasingly required in the policy and personal realms. In lab, we will examine cells, isolate our own DNA, and learn 'hands on' by exploring a question of personal interest using the methods of science.

Comments:

Lab fee
Freshmen/Sophomore standing

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Verdan, Andrea
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The discipline of chemistry has close ties to ancient alchemy, but where does alchemy end and chemistry begin? How do we distinguish knowledge in the "magical" disciplines from knowledge in science? We will answer these questions by invoking J.K. Rowling's wizarding world of Harry Potter and, along the way, discover basic chemical principles and the nature of scientific knowledge.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Jeffery Brown
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The nature, formation, and evolution of our Solar System and other planetary systems, and how we learn those, through scientific inquiry. Background physics will be introduced and explored in laboratory exercises and independent observational and computational work. Discussions of the methods, costs, and gains from robotic space exploration, leading up to the search for planets and life elsewhere in the Solar System and the Galaxy.

Comments:

Lab fee
Prequisite: UCOR 1200 or MATH 1010 or above courses of 5 credits, or placement into MATH 1021 or higher; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hughes Clark, Joanne
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How did we deduce that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe? We use the physics of gravity and light to discover the properties of stars, which enabled Edwin Hubble to determine the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy in the 1920s. Soon afterwards, he proved that our home was only one of a multitude of "Island Universes," scattered throughout a vast, expanding cosmos, connecting his observations with Einstein's General Relativity. We use the scientific method to show how stars and galaxies formed, and explore the open questions about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Verdan, Andrea
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The discipline of chemistry has close ties to ancient alchemy, but where does alchemy end and chemistry begin? How do we distinguish knowledge in the "magical" disciplines from knowledge in science? We will answer these questions by invoking J.K. Rowling's wizarding world of Harry Potter and, along the way, discover basic chemical principles and the nature of scientific knowledge.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Jeffery Brown
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The nature, formation, and evolution of our Solar System and other planetary systems, and how we learn those, through scientific inquiry. Background physics will be introduced and explored in laboratory exercises and independent observational and computational work. Discussions of the methods, costs, and gains from robotic space exploration, leading up to the search for planets and life elsewhere in the Solar System and the Galaxy.

Comments:

Lab fee
Prequisite: UCOR 1200 or MATH 1010 or above courses of 5 credits, or placement into MATH 1021 or higher; SUCCESS

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hughes Clark, Joanne
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How did we deduce that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe? We use the physics of gravity and light to discover the properties of stars, which enabled Edwin Hubble to determine the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy in the 1920s. Soon afterwards, he proved that our home was only one of a multitude of "Island Universes," scattered throughout a vast, expanding cosmos, connecting his observations with Einstein's General Relativity. We use the scientific method to show how stars and galaxies formed, and explore the open questions about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hughes Clark, Joanne
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How did we deduce that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe? We use the physics of gravity and light to discover the properties of stars, which enabled Edwin Hubble to determine the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy in the 1920s. Soon afterwards, he proved that our home was only one of a multitude of "Island Universes," scattered throughout a vast, expanding cosmos, connecting his observations with Einstein's General Relativity. We use the scientific method to show how stars and galaxies formed, and explore the open questions about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Hughes Clark, Joanne
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

How did we deduce that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe? We use the physics of gravity and light to discover the properties of stars, which enabled Edwin Hubble to determine the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy in the 1920s. Soon afterwards, he proved that our home was only one of a multitude of "Island Universes," scattered throughout a vast, expanding cosmos, connecting his observations with Einstein's General Relativity. We use the scientific method to show how stars and galaxies formed, and explore the open questions about the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Brown, Jeffery
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The nature, formation, and evolution of our Solar System and other planetary systems, and how we learn those, through scientific inquiry. Background physics will be introduced and explored in laboratory exercises and independent observational and computational work. Discussions of the methods, costs, and gains from robotic space exploration, leading up to the search for planets and life elsewhere in the Solar System and the Galaxy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences
Faculty:
Brown, Jeffery
Term:
Spring
Year:
2021
Module:
Module I
Course Description:

The nature, formation, and evolution of our Solar System and other planetary systems, and how we learn those, through scientific inquiry. Background physics will be introduced and explored in laboratory exercises and independent observational and computational work. Discussions of the methods, costs, and gains from robotic space exploration, leading up to the search for planets and life elsewhere in the Solar System and the Galaxy.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1200
Lab fee

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 18X0 Inquiry Seminar in Natural Science
Courses that introduce students to the subjects and methods of inquiry of the natural sciences by engaging in focused study of one or more particularly important questions arising from a natural science discipline. These courses introduce students to key concepts, knowledge, and principles of the relevant discipline as they relate to the questions being studied in the individual section. They are not intended to be survey courses or broad introductions to the discipline, but should be content-rich, with the content revolving around and connected to the central questions being studied. These courses engage students in studying questions about the physical/biological universe. All sections incorporate the direct examination of natural phenomena in either laboratory or field settings; use observation to develop and evaluate principles and hypotheses; and explore how knowledge of key scientific principles can be used to understand and interpret observations. UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning is a prerequisite for UCOR 1810 courses. UCOR 1800 does not have any prerequisites.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Donna Teevan
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

This course is designed for students who are wary about religious faith and self-identify as atheists and agnostics, as well as those of any faith tradition who wish to become more knowledgeable and articulate about why they believe in God. Drawing upon the resources of the Catholic tradition, it will examine the challenges posed by the privileging of the epistemology of the natural sciences and the reality of evil and suffering. The Catholic emphasis on the compatibility of faith and reason explicitly undergirds this exploration.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Matthew Whitlock
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

Paul was the first Christian storyteller on record. But even from the perspective of the earliest Christians, the Apostle Paul and his writings were mysterious and obscure. As Paul traveled throughout the Mediterranean world, he told mysterious stories about Jesus that were composed ad hoc, composed out of the diverse metaphors from the cultures he visited. In many ways, each story was a collage of images collected from the well-traveled highways to the darkest corners of the Mediterranean world. In this course, we will travel with Paul, examine his writings, try to make sense of his mysterious stories and letters, and appropriate them to our modern context by comparing them to movies such as The Matrix and The Truman Show.

Comments:

8-week
Online
Prequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Michael Jaycox
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

Are there theological resources that enable human beings to speak about, understand, and actively promote social justice and sustainable peace in a world of grave suffering and systemic injustice? This course offers students an opportunity to investigate the distinctive contributions of Christianity to this broader ethical question by offering an introduction to the language, concepts, methods, issues, debates, and major thinkers in the field of contemporary Christian ethics (N.B. service-learning is required).

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Jeanette Rodriguez
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

Latin American Liberation Theology is a dynamic and controversial approach to the issues of faith, human freedom and liberation. We will explore and deepen our understanding of who Jesus is within the lived faith experience of the Latin American reality.

Comments:

8-week
Online
Prequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Jaisy Joseph
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of Catholicism, including a look at the person of Jesus Christ and the mission of the church today, and exploration of the cultural expressions of faith in liturgical life and concrete responses to what Vatican II calls the signs of the times.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1100
Cross-listed with THRS 2012-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Michael Jaycox
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

This course will focus on understanding human sexuality as a socially constructed reality that also implies respect for universal human values. Human experiences of sexuality will also serve as a point of departure for exploring Catholic theological questions about God and spirituality. Students will consider the meanings of love and justice as they are relevant to sexuality in the context of diverse cultures and institutions. Special attention will be given to feminist, queer, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Comments:

Prerequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Michael Jaycox
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

This course will focus on understanding human sexuality as a socially constructed reality that also implies respect for universal human values. Human experiences of sexuality will also serve as a point of departure for exploring Catholic theological questions about God and spirituality. Students will consider the meanings of love and justice as they are relevant to sexuality in the context of diverse cultures and institutions. Special attention will be given to feminist, queer, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100
Cross-listed with THRS 2203-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Jaisy Joseph
Term:
Summer
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

The Gospel of John records the mission of Jesus Christ as one of coming so "that they may have life and have it abundantly" (Jn 10:10). Yet, we witness the opposite when we see powerful social forces (racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, etc) disrupt and dehumanize meaningful relationships between peoples. In this course, we will explore eight social issues to get at the heart of this contradiction. The first half of the quarter will focus on global relationships under the headings of global poverty, war, and environment. The second half of the quarter will attend to national relationships under the headings of national poverty, healthcare, incarceration, affirmative action, and feminism.

Comments:

Intersession
Prequisite: UCOR 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Lynn Hofstad
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

An introductory survey of both the process and content of women's theological reflection upon and dialogue with the Christian tradition, in general, and the Jesuit Catholic tradition, in particular. The principal aim of this course is to consider the significance of women's perspective and experience, while reflecting upon theological questions of meaning, spirituality, ethics, values, and justice, in light of the needs of the world.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Donna Teevan
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

Perspectives on Jesus explores Jesus' identity and his meaning for the people of his day as well as in the present. We will try to understand what drew people to Jesus and why he has continued to inspire so many even today. To do this, we will begin with the Christology of the New Testament but will move into how Jesus' identity and significance are interpreted in more recent theological reflection and in artistic representations. We will give attention to the influences of culture and gender on how people interpret Jesus' identity and meaning and consider the social justice implications of these views.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Jaisy Joseph
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

The Gospel of John records the mission of Jesus Christ as one of coming so "that they may have life and have it abundantly" (Jn 10:10). Yet, we witness the opposite when we see powerful social forces (racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, etc) disrupt and dehumanize meaningful relationships between peoples. In this course, we will explore eight social issues to get at the heart of this contradiction. The first half of the quarter will focus on global relationships under the headings of global poverty, war, and environment. The second half of the quarter will attend to national relationships under the headings of national poverty, healthcare, incarceration, affirmative action, and feminism.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Matthew Whitlock
Term:
Winter
Year:
2021
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

Jesus-the most famous figure in Western Civilization-left us no writings of his own. Instead, he left the storytelling task to others. So we learn about Jesus only through the stories of others, fascinating stories that make claims about Jesus' supernatural powers, identity, and teachings. In this course, we will hear and examine the stories of the canonical (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and non-canonical (Thomas and Mary) gospel writers. We will learn how to interpret these ancient stories about Jesus, determine their value in uncovering the historical Jesus, and appropriate them into our own cultures and settings. In short, we will move from considering Jesus in the Gospels to the Jesus in Seattle.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100
Cross-listed with THRS 2000-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Jaisy Joseph
Term:
Fall
Year:
2020
Module:
Module II
Course Description:

W.E.B. Du Bois once claimed that the "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line." Taking this proposition seriously, what would it mean to look at the entangled and wounded histories that constitute the US Catholic Church? How might the histories of unassimilable, conquered, and enslaved Catholics challenge the dominant narrative that the US Catholic Church is an immigrant church that achieved full assimilation and Americanization with the election of President John F. Kennedy?

In light of the Catholic vision of unity-in-diversity, this course seeks to examine the multiple wounds that emerge from a recognition of this color-line within the Church and a desire for the healing of broken relationality may better help the Church to respond to Jesus' prayer "that they may all be one" (John 17:21). Whether you embrace the tradition, question its relevance, approach in curiosity, or wrestle with faith, all voices are welcomed and find value in this community of learning.

Comments:

Prerequisite: 1100
Cross-listed with THRS 2205-01

Common UCOR Course Description:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
These courses each include four key elements: An introduction to theology as an academic discipline; an examination of some of the theological beliefs that have shaped Christian understandings of the divine, especially in the Catholic Jesuit theological tradition, and a consideration of their implications for life today; an exploration of a key issue, person, or text that has had a formative role in shaping this theological tradition; and an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual life and become more thoughtful and articulate in expressing their own spiritual values.

Course Type:

UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations
Faculty:
Leticia Guardiola-Saenz
Term: </