Fall 2013 FYE Course Descriptions
The following FYE courses are anticipated to be offered in the Fall 2013 program (subject to change).
Society through its Literature: Graphic Novels (Dawn Dietrich), 5cr, HUM, TR 10:00 - 11:50 am, CRN 41230
A thematic approach to literature, with different themes exploring the relationship between literary forms and society.
Comic books, though historically depicted as corrupters of youth, agents of illiteracy, signs of moral and intellectual degeneration, and evidence for the decline of western civilization, are gaining a hip, new reputation as an impressive and promising literary medium. This course will study the evolution of English language comics from early turn-of-the-century newspaper comic strips and pulp entertainment to sequential art forms and graphic novels in the twenty-first century.
Explorations in the Scholarship of Teaching 4cr, SSC (Lynda Robinson) TR 9:00 - 10:50 am, CRN 42766
OR MW 3:00 - 4:50 pm, CRN 42767
Survey of concepts foundational to effective teaching and learning from history, sociology, psychology, political science, communication arts and law. Explores the interdependent and synergistic relationship between various academic disciplines and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Psychology of Happiness & Well-being (Dale Dinnel), 5 credits, MWF 2:30 - 3:50 pm, CRN 42744
In this course, students will address the question of what comprises happiness and a sense of well-being in life. In particular, students will be exposed to the scientific literature on happiness and well-being within the framework of philosophical perspectives on life. Students will compare and contrast the findings on happiness and well-being in the scientific literature with advice provided in the various popular sources of information (e.g. self-help books, self-help websites, magazines, popular self-help television programs).