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Dixieland? - Literature and Culture of the American South

Food, Identity, and Place: You Are What You Eat and Where You Eat It

Anthropology of Religion

Writing from the Heart: Empathy and Ethnographic Writing Seminar

A Molecular Toolbox for Research & Medicine

Anatomy, Behavior, and Evolution: Fishy Solutions to Life Underwater

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Resistance

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics

Deciphering the Human Genome

Experimental Pathology: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Disease

Genetics Beyond Mendel

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

Scholar-Athlete: Sport Physiology

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemics

The Scientific Exploration of Exercise Training

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior

Biomarkers: How can we democratize health?

Psychology Across Species: Animal Cognition and Behavior

Unlocking Tactical Performance to Optimize Human Physicality

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Data Science and Machine Learning

Introduction to Computational Mathematics and Big Data Visualization

An Introduction to Game Theory

I Heart Startups: An Entrepreneurship Incubator

The Quest for Immortality in the Ancient World

Engineering with Arduino: Learning Electronics and Programming

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Learning Matlab by Simulation of a 4-Rover Game

"All of them Witches!": Race, Gender, and Witchcraft in Popular Culture

Apocalypse Now

Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry

Language and Social Justice

Monstrosities: The Meaning of Monsters in the Modern World

Putting Your Ideas Into Words

Read, Think, Write - Approaching the College Essay

Writing Flash Fiction

Writing for College and Beyond

Writing Seminar II: Writing About Media

Writing Seminar III: Composing the Academic Essay

Build A Better Mousetrap: Solving Environmental Conundrums

Climate Change & Health: Infections and Inequalities

Research Methods in Marine Science

Dynamic Earth

"In the Good Old Days" - The Idea of Nostalgia

A People's History of War in America

Power and the Production of History

Setting Sail: Early American History from the Water

Trends in Modern Art

Financial Mathematics: Applications in Investment Analysis

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Number Theory: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics

Real-world Networks: using Math to understand Complex Systems

Statistics in the Real World

Around the World in 10 Days: Exploring Tourism

Celluloid Deaths: Cinema, Pleasure, and Death

Documentary Production and Practice

Introduction to Film Analysis

Post-Cinema? New Media and the Digital Turn

The *@#%* Media: Enough Disinformation!

Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student

Electronic Music Production: From Idea to Practice

Implicit Bias - What is it and Who is to Blame?

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Evolution and Exploration of our Solar System

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Introductory Astronomy: Exploring the Cosmos

What Does It Take to Discover a Particle?

Animals Among Us: Humans, Nonhumans, and Politics

Debating Democracy: Threats and Prospects

Great Trials That Changed History: A Judge's Perspective

Political Theory Through Science Fiction: Utopias, Dystopias and Allegories

The International Human Rights of Political and Environmental Migrations

U.S. Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future

Racism and Health: From a Physiological to Societal Perspective

The End of the World

Living now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, thoughts of whether humanity can defeat the virus and, if so, what will become of the world post-pandemic greatly trouble the mind. While our anxieties at present are very real and valid, concern over humanity’s end and the end of the world is not new. The theme of the apocalypse features prominently in some of the most lucrative Hollywood movies that dramatize global catastrophes—extreme global warming, astrological forces, pandemics—that threaten humanity’s end. That concern over the world ending is at the forefront of the present-day human mind is indicated by the sheer popularity and success of these films. Such anxieties have also been revealed by recent crazed responses over the uncertainty of what would happen after Dec 21, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar, and when the clock struck midnight to usher in the year 2000 (Y2K). However, this kind of apocalyptic thinking is not born out of modernity. It originated over 2,000 years ago in the religions of Judaism and Christianity and has shaped human thinking and catalyzed human action ever since. What can we learn from the history of the apocalyptic mindset, and how might it better help us understand ourselves and the world we live in today? How has belief in the apocalypse shaped human behavior for better or worse? If this topic and these questions are of interest, then this is the course for you.

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Gender, Race and Class in Medical Research and Practice

Leadership and Intercultural Communication

Social Impact of Natural and Human-made Disasters

Acting

Effective Communication: Presenting to the Public

Persuasive Communication and Public Speaking

Presenting to the Public

Something to Offer and Something to Learn: Becoming a Better Communicator

Writing for Performance/Designing Creative Inquiry

Drawing Intensive

Queer Strategies of Resistance: Fools, Tricksters, Shapeshifters