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Commons Seminars for Spring 2011 Announced

Posted by Nina Warnke, Executive Administrator, Visions on October 11th, 2010 at 10:06 am

Commons Seminars are optional, one-credit seminars for first-year students from all four undergraduate schools and colleges and have no pre-requisites. The semester calendar can be flexible (weekly, bi-monthly, over several weekends) and courses meet for the equivalent of fifteen contact hours.

Think outside the box. Participate in a course with students and instructors from a different school or college. Indulge an intellectual passion. Enjoy the small learning community of fifteen first-year students. Sign up for a Commons Seminar.

Commons Seminars Spring 2011

ANTH 099 HIV and Culture
Th 4:00-7:00 PM [4 meetings: 3/17-4/7]
Carolyn Audet, Asst. Professor of Preventative Medicine

ENGL 099 Exploring Creative Lives (Creative Campus Course)
W 3:30-5:30 PM [8 meetings: 1/12&26, 2/2&16, 3/2,16&30, 4/13]
Kate Daniels, Assoc. Professor of English

ES 101.01 Low Resource Medicine
Tu 12:10-1:00 PM [14 meetings: 1/18-4/26]
Rick Haselton, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Lead Instructor in Engineering, and David Wright, Assoc. Professor of Chemistry and Lead Instructor in Arts & Sciences

ES 101.02 Web 2.0, Cyber Security and Society
Th 3:00-3:50 PM [14 meetings: 1/13-4/21]
Matt Hall, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for ITS and Assoc. Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

FREN 099 Francophone Culture and History Through Song
Th 4:00-5:15 PM [10 meetings: 1/13-2/24 4-5:15 PM;3/3,17&24 from 4:00-5:30 PM]
Susan Kevra, Sr. Lecturer in French

HIST 099 Reconsidering Camelot--Assessing the JFK Legacy on American Politics and Culture
Th 5:00-7:00 PM [7 meetings: 1/13-2/24]
Mark Dalhouse, Director, Office of Active Citizenship and Service

HOD 1690.01 Non-Profit Organizations and Serving as a Board Member
W 4:10-5:40 PM [8 meetings: 1/12-3/2]
Barbara Clinton, Director, Center for Health Services

HOD 1690.02 Increasing Global Awareness: How Soccer Explains the World
M 5:10-6:30 PM [9 meetings: 1/24-3/28]
Victoria J. Davis, Asst. Clinical Professor of Human and Organizational Development

HOD 1690.03 I Need to Fix That! Problem Solving and Designing Change (Creative Campus Course)
(pending approval)
Tu 4:00-5:15 [10 meetings: 1/18-4/12; weekly until spring break, bi-weekly after spring break]
Elizabeth Long Lingo, Director, Curb Programs in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, Owen GSM

MHS 099.01 Modern Cities and Disease Epidemics
Tu 7:10-8:00 PM [13 meetings: 1/18-4/19; Tu 2/15 & 3/29 meets 7:20-9:00]
Lisa Weiss, Lecturer in French, and Brian Yaspan, Research Fellow, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Department

MHS 099.02 Exploring the Hidden World of Healthcare Quality: Medical Mishaps Up Close and Personal
(pending departmental approval)
Tu 4:30-6:00 PM [7 meetings:1/19-3/1, plus a 1hr field trip-- date TBD]
Michael G. Richardson, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

MUSO 099 Music and Food
Tu 4:00-7:00 PM [5 meetings: 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 & 3/1; two additional hours for final project TBA]
Gregory Barz, Assoc. Professor of Ethnomusicology, and Camp Howard, Director, Vanderbilt Dining

PSY 099 Stumbling Into, and Out of, Happiness
W 6:10-7:00 PM [14 weekly meetings: 1/12-4/20]
Timothy McNamara, Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Psychology

PSY 1690.01 Depression in Popular Culture: Separating Fact from Fiction
W 4:10-7:00 PM [5 meetings: 1/19, 2/9, 2/23, 3/23, & 4/13]
Judy Garber, Professor of Psychology and Human Development; Catherine Gallerani, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology; and Sarah Frankel, Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology

SOC 099.02 The Non-Violent Nashville Civil Rights Movement, 1957-1962
T 4:00-6:00PM [4 classrooms meetings; 4 field trips, 2 hours each]
Daniel Cornfield, Professor of Sociology; Dennis Dickerson, James Lawson Professor of History; and Larry Isaac, Professor of Sociology

SOC 099.03 Power to the People: Community Organizing in Nashville
W 3:10-5:00 or 6:00 [6 meetings: Bi-weekly, 1/19-2/16, & 3/16, 3/30, 4/13]
Terrie Spetalnick, Lecturer of Sociology

SOC 099.01 SAY WHAT?!?!?! Provoking Creative Conversations (Creative Campus Course)
F 1:10-2:00 PM [14 meetings: 1/14-4/22]
Steven Tepper, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, and Tim Pierce, Director, Executive Programs, Owen Graduate School of Management

SPAN 099 Film, Fantasy, and Food: A Tasting of Spanish Cuisine and Culture
W 4:10-6:00 PM [7 meetings: 1/12-2/23; W 1/19 meets 4:10-7:00 PM]
Clint Hendrix, Sr. Lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese

SPED 1690.01 A (New?) Survival Skill: Becoming Culturally Competent in Our Increasingly Diverse Nation
Tu 4:30-6:20 PM [7 meetings: 1/18-3/1]
Donna Y. Ford, Professor of Special Education

THTR 099 The Theatre Will Rock: Exploring the Contemporary American Musical Theatre
Tu 4:10-5:25 PM [9 meetings: 1/18-3/22]
David G. Muller, Asst. Professor of Theatre

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