First-Year Seminars by Semester

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Seminars are open to first-year students only. All first year seminars can be scheduled through LionPATH.

Fall 2019

AFAM 83 (3 cr) First Year Seminar in African American Studies (GH, IL, US)

Class #26556 ~ MoWeFr 11:15AM - 12:05PM ~ Instructor: Cynthia Young

Cultural, philosophical, economic, political, and global dynamics of the Black experience in the United States and the Diaspora.

ASIA 83S (3 cr) Asia on Display (GH, IL)

Class #17499 ~ TuTh 9:05AM - 10:20AM ~ Instructor: Chang Tan

How we “see” cultures depends on how they are displayed. For centuries, we have come to know distant—or seemingly familiar—cultures through their art and artifacts, the selection, arrangements, interpretation, and reception of which, in turn, have been shaped by sociopolitical forces as much as by aesthetic considerations. This course studies the collections and exhibitions of Asian arts from the late 19th century to the present day, within, across, and beyond the territory of Asia. We will discuss how those displays are connected to issues such as diplomacy and rivalry between nations, modernization and colonialism, cultural appropriation and ethnic identity, the commodification of “cultural heritages,” and the potentials as well as limits of multiculturalism. In addition to short response papers, you will also review a current exhibition and curate a virtual exhibition of Asian art.

GER 83  (3 cr) First-Year Seminar in German (GH, IL, US) -- cross-listed with JST 83

Class #29258 ~ MoWeFr 12:20PM - 1:10PM ~ Instructor: TBA

Germany's cultural past and present.

JST 83 (3 cr) German Reactions to the Holocaust: From the Nazi Years to the Present (GH, IL) -- cross-listed with GER 83

Class #19335 ~ MoWeFr 12:20PM - 1:10PM ~ Instructor: TBA

Critical approaches to the history, sociology, and literature of Jewish Studies.

LER 83 (3 cr) First Year Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations (GS)

Class #17330 ~ TuTh 3:05PM - 4:20PM ~ Instructor: Michael Maffie

Critical approaches to the dimensions and direction in Labor and Employment Relations. 

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