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Fall Term 2018
10/22/2018
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Science of Star Wars - 70396 - FYS 100P - 0
In this course, we will explore the science and physics of Star Wars. Star Wars exist is a galaxy far, far away so the laws of nature that govern our world should also apply to theirs. We will explore questions like how did the Millenium Falcon make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs? did Dan really shoot first? how did Leia remember her real mother, and much, much more. We will analyze "the force", space and planet-based vehicles, weaponry, armor, light speed travel, and communication devices. In order to completely explore this universe, we will not only look at the nine movies, but also collect data from the cartoon series, comic books and novels. Additionally, we will dig much deeper and need to completely submerse ourselves in all that is canon to try and understand the working universe that makes up Star Wars.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 8:30 - 9:20 MWF Charles A. Dana Hall 232 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Brian Wells (P)E-mail


Castaways and Survivors - 70409 - FYS 100P - 0
Why are we fascinated by tales of shipwrecked sailors, island castaways, plane-crash survivors? What purposes are served by stories that ask us to imagine being separated from family and friends, fending for ourselves in a hostile environment, renegotiating social rules, and shifting our attention from the niceties of modern life to the demands of physical survival? This course will provide an occasion for thinking about these and related questions through a selective survey of the literature of survival produced over the last four hundred years or so. Our main reference point will be the granddaddy of such tales, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, but we will also read one or two responses to Defoe's novel (Muriel Spark (Robinson), J.M. Coetzee (Foe), or Elizabeth Bishop's ("Crusoe in England"),consider some direct and indirect cinematic reimaginings of Robinson Crusoe (Sutherland's Mr. Robinson Crusoe, Zemeckis's Cast Away, and/or Scott's The Martian), and explore some real survivor stories (Marquez, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, or Singer, "The Castaways").
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 10:30 - 11:20 MWF Beatrice Auerbach Hall 322 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Mark Blackwell (P)E-mail


I Can't Go If PeopleAre There! - 70422 - FYS 100P - 0
Do you get nervous in new social situations? Do you struggle to keep your hands and voice from shaking when you give class presentations? For some people, this anxiety is normal and manageable. For others, it can lead to panic attacks, avoidance of social situations, and even impact a person's ability to function. In this class, we will discuss the differences between introversion, shyness, and social anxiety. We will also discuss the purpose of anxiety and the physiology of the anxiety repsonse. The influence of social media on social anxiety will be explored. Common interventions for overcoming social anxiety will also be discussed.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 9:25 - 10:40 TR Harry J Gray Center E305 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Dawn Neese (P)E-mail


New York Stories - 70435 - FYS 100P - 0
This class will focus on the way in which various television shows and films that take place in New York City use the city as a way of examining how it shapes the individual and how, in turn, the individual can then shape the city. We will focus on various notions of selfhood and identity (such as gender, race, class, family, profession, generational gaps, language, religion, sexuality, etc.) as the lens for exploring these shows and films.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 16:50 - 18:05 TR Beatrice Auerbach Hall 422 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Nicholas Ealy (P)E-mail


Art and Obscenity - 70448 - FYS 100P - 0
This seminar explores the complex, contentious relationship between what counts as art and what counts as obscenity in American arts and popular culture from post-WWII to the present day. We will examine the boundaries between art and obscenity, evolving definitioins of the obscene, shifting legal frameworks for limiting or protecting speech, and the politics surrounding public expression. We will study diverse work from artists and writers such as Chris Ofili, W.H. Auden, Kara Walker, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yoko Ono, Andres Serrano, Nao Bustamante, and numerous others.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 14:55 - 16:10 MW Harry J Gray Center E309 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Nels Highberg (P)E-mail


The Matter of Black Lives - 70461 - FYS 100P - 0
Over the past decade, we have been reminded again and again about the importance of black lives to our politics and to our national story. Indeed, we have learned that economics, justice, law enforcement, and art look very different when seen from a black perspective. In this course, we will try to take seriously that different perspective as we learn about black lives throughout American history. We will read autobiographies, watch documentation and films, examine legal documents, and use these various texts to think about the matter (and significance) of black lives in the United States.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 13:30 - 14:45 MW United Technologies Hall 304 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Bryan Sinche (P)E-mail


23 and Me - 70487 - FYS 100P - 0
While you have probably already heard a lot about high-tech breakthroughs in information technology in the last couple of decades, you may not know that there is an equally important revolution going on in biotechnology, which will have a profound impact on our daily lives. In this class, you will examine your own cells and DNA and perform analysis on your own genetic code. You may find out ore about your ancestry or if you carry certain genes that can reveal a l ot more about yourself than you already know. We will employ state-of-the-art bio technology in a once-in-a-lifetime experience of learning that may benefit you and even your family for generations to come.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 10:50 - 12:05 TR United Technologies Hall 102 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Yingcui Li (P)E-mail


Reality TV Pop.Culture/Society - 70500 - FYS 100P - 0
Reality TV has become one of the most popular and successful genres of television shows. This course examines the commercial production of reality TV, ideas conveyed in the shows about such topics as beauty, sexuality, relationships, celebrity, competition, work, consumerism and success; the representation of gender, race, economic class and sexual orientation; and how individuals and society may be influenced by reality TV. We will address how individuals and society may be influenced by reality TV. Do people take their cues from shows like The Apprentice, the Bachelor, and Survivor about how to live their lives and relate to others, and how did we get from Kim Kardashian to President Trump? Students will critically examine content in a broad range of shows and create their own reality TV show.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 13:30 - 14:45 MW Hillyer Hall 246 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Justin Liberman (P)E-mail


Reconstructing Womanhood - 70513 - FYS 100P - 0
How are writers and artists reconstructing and redefining womanhood across cultures and disciplines? In this seminar, we will examine and challenge constructions of womanhood. This seminar considers the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability. It pays particular attention to issues such as body politics, violence, and oppression.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 9:25 - 10:40 TR Harry J Gray Center E309 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Ines Rivera-Prosdocimi (P)E-mail


Creating Media:FYS TV - 70526 - FYS 100P - 0
Students in this course will produce and direct a TV series about the first year experience at the Universtiy of Hartford. Topics will be wide-ranging, diverse, and selected by the students in the course. The content will involve interviewing subjects and framing discussions. As students develop their own media, they will also be challenged to anaylze media coverage of current events and think critically about the media sources they follow. Video editing skills will be developed and the class will work together in teams to produce content from a show that will be broadcasted to the entire campus via the STN2 television and streaming network. No previous video or production experience is needed; just an interest in media.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 14:05 - 15:20 TR Abrahms building 115 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Lauren Cook (P)E-mail


Theory of Games - 70539 - FYS 100P - 0
Every game, from Tic-tac-toe to Connect Four to chess, has a theroy. We will study the process of using ideas from the theory to inform the playing of the game. These ideas are sometimes strategies that can be tested either by playing in person, or by simulation using a computer program. We will use ideas from probability, graph theory, and combinations as we explore some simple games in depth and extrapolate to more complex games.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 8:00 - 9:15 TR Charles A. Dana Hall 411 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Mark Turpin (P)E-mail


Beauty,Body Image & Feminism - 70552 - FYS 100P - 0
In this course, we will study a variety of topics, as they relate to uses of beauty and body image keeping in mind the historical and social context in which women have been viewed. A feminist framework will provide the lens with which we will examine a varitey of topics, including beauty, eating/eating disorders, sexuality, weight, media portrayals of females, patriarchy, and how women are taught to view their own bodies.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 13:30 - 14:45 MW Charles A. Dana Hall 411 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Mala Matacin (P)E-mail


Energy, Oil, and Development - 70565 - FYS 100P - 0
Through interactive classes, team research, and case studies this seminar introduces the relations between energy and oil central to the current debate on sustainable development, and explains how and why oil supply and demand have been crucial in the recent history of Mexico, United States, and Venezuela. In the last decades, Mexico and Venezuela have been among the main suppliers of the US oil market.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 14:55 - 16:10 MW Hillyer Hall 132 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Marco Cupolo (P)E-mail


Jobs, Happiness & You - 70578 - FYS 100P - 0
An average person can be expected to spend about 100,000 hours at work over his or her lifetime. For many of us, a job is not just a source of income but also an important part of our self-identity. It can be a source of satisfaction and pride as well as a cause of stress. In this seminar we will explore the world of work by reading book chapters and watching several films about the workplace.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 15:30 - 16:45 TR Beatrice Auerbach Hall 318 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Olga L Sharp (P)E-mail


Vikings Then and Now - 70591 - FYS 100P - 0
Whether they've been portrayed as terrifying invaders or romantic outlaws, the Vikings have captured people's imaginations for centuries. We'll learn about the truth behind the legends, Viking culture and mythology, and their travels to conquer or trade with Christians, Muslils, and Native Americans. We will also study how Vikings are imagined in pop culture and how their history has been distorted by nationalist and white supremacist movements in Europe and America.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 11:30 - 12:20 MWF Harry J Gray Center E305 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Amanda Walling (P)E-mail


MLK,Malcolm X &Black Frdm Mvmt - 70604 - FYS 100P - 0
In this seminar, students will study the lives, work, and legacies of the two most important African American political and spiritual leaders of the second half of the 20th century. We will read about their lives, read and listen to some of their most important speeches, consider what they said about and to each other, and seek to evaluate their respective legacies: in politics, religion, movement strategy, and the ongoing struggle for Africian-American equaltiy.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 15:30 - 16:45 TR Harry J Gray Center E305 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Warren J Goldstein (P)E-mail


Going Viral:Social Media Advt. - 70617 - FYS 100P - 0
How did Post Malone become "Toast Malone," "Home Malone," "Post Cologne?" Everyone from celebrities, brands, and everyday people seeking their 15 minutes of fame are tyring to produce content that goes viral. In this class we will investigate theories of "virality" and, through analysis of videos, memes, etc...,answer the question, what makes content "go viral?" We will also discuss the positive/negative socio-cultural effects of viral content. Students will produce their own "viral" content as part of class assignments, etc.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 14:05 - 15:20 TR Beatrice Auerbach Hall 318 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Kristin Comeforo (P)E-mail


Colleges and Crimes - 70630 - FYS 100P - 0
This course will examine 1) the major types of crimes committed on college campuses and experienced by college students; 2) legal and administrative responses to crimes at places of higher education; and 3) theoretical explanations of crimes in college. Students will explore crimes typical to college campuses, such as underage drinking, as well as those that garner national attention, such as the Virginia Tech shooting and Baylor sexual assaults. Emphasis will be placed on the development of higher education responses to crime, including the Clery Act, Title IX, and the debate over concealed carry laws on campuses. The course relies on sociological and criminological explanations for differing crime rates at universities and colleges, with particular attention to demographic and institutional factors. Students will be expected to work collaboratively and communicate ideas effectively in both verbal and written form.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 9:30 - 10:20 MWF Harry J Gray Center E309 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Kelly McGeever (P)E-mail


Hamilton - 70643 - FYS 100P - 0
Race, immigration, women's issues, gun violence, politics...the hit Broadway musical Hamilton has all these plus hip hop, natural disasters, revenge, and a sex scandal! We'll look at these issues both in the history of our young nation and in our current society. Come and be in the Room Where it Happens!
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 10:30 - 11:20 MWF Computer & Administration Cntr 117 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Laura E Pence (P)E-mail


The Problem of Evil - 70734 - FYS 100P - 0
Why are ordinary people capable of pepetrating extraordinary evil? What leads simple people to do harm to others? And conversely, why do otherwise average people make the exceptional choice to engage in acts of rescue to prevent evil? What enables some individuals to survive against improbable odds and conditions of extreme persecution? In this seminar, we will examine the social and psychological underpinnings of human morality through a series of historical case studies spanning from the Holocaust, to the Vietnam War, the genocide in Rwanda, and the Islamic State, along with the current scourge of mass shootings in America today.
Associated Term: Fall Term 2018
Registration Dates: 04/02/2018 to 09/11/2018
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: College 02 - Fee Assess

Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 14:55 - 16:10 MW Harry J Gray Center E305 09/05/2018 - 12/15/2018 Lecture Avinoam Patt (P)E-mail



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