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Fall 2014 Course Notes


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CRN Course Course Title Credits When? Where? Notes
97259 ART 1300C - 004 H. Drawing I 3 MW 2 - 4:10 pm SR 268 Email Professor Dorotha Lemeh directly at dglemeh@gmail.com
97480 ECO 2023 - 004 H. Microeconom Principles 3 TR 12:30 - 1:50 pm HA 102 Email Dr. Keith Jakee at kjakee@fau.edu


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ARH 2051-001 Honors of Art 2
CRN #97263
This course has no prerequisites and satisfies the Honors College ART requirement.


CRN #97781

Directed Independent Study
Instructor: Professor Rajiv Kundalkar
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CRN #97788
TR 9:30 - 10:50 am
Instructor: Dr. Gavin Sourgen
This course satisfies the Core Lit requirement and has no prerequisites.
Visionaries and Brooding Observers: from Wordsworth to Woolf
Harold Bloom claimed that Lyrical Ballads (1798) inaugurated Modern literature, 'the poetry of the growing inner self', while John Stuart Mill praised the Romantic poet's power to paint 'a picture to the inward eye'. We use such considerations as an entry point into the examination of a period that understood the gains and suffered the losses of an unprecedented self-consciousness. In this course we will be casting a critical eye on the evolving history of forms and ideas in British Literature from 1798 to 1930 as they couched in an expanding motif of intense introspection and detached gazing. Beginning with the disappointed ideals of a Romantic sublime that promised a perfect harmony with the natural world, we plot our way through a century that affirmed the power of a transcendental imagination at the same time that it dwelt, almost unnaturally, on the failure of perception in the self. Using this tension as a pivot for our examination of a range of poems, essays, novels, and other mediums, we track the changes in ideas of visionary power from Wordsworth, through Tennyson and Charlotte Bronte, to Yeats and Virginia Woolf.
Required Texts:
Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. II (2012. ISBN 978-0-393-91248-7)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (2006 Penguin Classics. ISBN 9780141441146)
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (2007 Penguin Classics. ISBN 9780141441672)

CRN #97905
MW 8 am - 9:50 am
SR 209

CRN #97262
MW 11 am - 12:50 pm
AD 202
Instructor: Sophie Ledemé

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CRN #97905
M 4 - 6:50 pm
AD 204
Instructors: Professor Rachel Luria and Dr. Christopher Ely

"Writing the Counterfactual"
What if? It's a haunting question. What if I'd turned left instead of right? What if I'd never met my best friend? What if I'd gone to a different high school? Where would I be? What would life look like now?
"What if" is a question that haunts historians and writers, as well. What if Carthage had conquered Rome? What if World War II had ended differently? Where would we all be? What would the world look like today?
In "Writing the Counterfactual," you get to rewrite the past. You will explore a variety of intriguing "What if?" possibilities as an historian and as a writer. Learn to examine pivotal moments and, using discipline appropriate research practices, speculate on plausible alternate histories. Read literary approaches to these questions and write your own history-driven story of a past that never was, but could have been.
Sign up for "Writing the Counterfactual." Otherwise, instead of asking "What if?" you may find yourself thinking "If only..."

CRN #97686
MW 2 - 3:20 pm
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Jarman
This course explores the complex ways in which individuals both shape and are shaped by their communities to produce (un)desirable mental and social patterns.  Psychological research will be used to understand the factors that lead to healthy functioning at both the individual and community level, and how such outcomes can be promoted through social action.


*PSY 4930 H Conservation Psychology now counts for Environmental Component (grad requirement)
CRN #97687
MW 9:30 - 10:50 am
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Jarman
This course offers a psychological examination of why people care for or harm the natural world, and research-based strategies to promote environmental conservation for a sustainable future.


CRN #95251
W 1 - 3:50 pm, HC 114
Are you going to be a sophomore or junior next year? Do you still need a 3 credit co-taught class? Are you interesting in learning how to start a for-profit or non-profit business? If so there are still seats in the co-taught IDS 3932 Honors Social Entrepreneurship course next fall (Wednesday 1:00-3:50 p.m. CRN 95251) The course is designed for students with an interest in pursuing their own social venture and applying for a Kenan Social Engagement scholarship. Students who take the course will write business plans for either their own social venture or for an earned income strategy in collaboration with a local non-profit organization. As part of the class students will also do 20 hours of Academic Service Learning at a local non-profit organization. The five students from the class who are selected for the scholarship will receive:

  • $2000/yr in scholarship money in his/her junior and senior year, $1,000 of which is stackable with existing HC scholarship awards;
  • $2500 in seed money to initiate a summer service project proposed by the student;
  • $2000 in living expenses for the summer between the junior and senior year (while the project is being initiated).

Additionally, each year one student will be selected to receive a $15,000 seed grant for the project most likely to make a positive difference in the community. Further details of the program are outlined on the HC website: http://www.fau.edu/honors/financial_kenan_social.php

If you are interested please send Dr. Strain (cstrain@fau.edu) or Dr. Steigenga an email so that they can permit you for the class. Registration for this course is by permission of instructor only as the class is designed for students who have at least 4 semesters of coursework remaining at the Honors College as of Fall, 2014.  Interested students should contact Dr. Tim Steigenga (tsteigen@fau.edu) and Dr. Chris Strain (cstrain@fau.edu) for further information and permission to register.


Other Notes

Wait List: The registrar will use an automatic wait list for most courses in the Honors College.  If a student registers for a course that is full, they can select a dropdown menu and click "Wait List" to be put on the wait list.  Then they will be notified by email when a space opens.  The student will have 36 hours to register for the course upon receiving the email; if they do not register in that time, they lose their spot on the wait list, and the next person on the list will be notified by email that they can register for the class within 36 hours.  Students are therefore advised to check their FAU Email account at least once a day.  Faculty still have the ability to permit a student who absolutely needs a course to register for it without being put on a wait list.

First Class Attendance:  Students who do not attend the first class of the semester without prior approval of the instructor should expect to be dropped from that course.
Last Modified 8/15/14