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Greek Mythology

◆CLAS 1100, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 18905
Session B: July 7–August 7, 2015
Tyler Lansford
Covers the Greek myths as documents of early human religious experience and imagination, the source of Greek culture, and part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history. No Greek or Latin required. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Special Topics: Biological Data Management

EBIO 4460, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 19027
Session M: May 11–29, 2015
Miranda Redmond
Understanding how to manage large datasets is a critical skillset in nearly all scientific disciplines, including ecology and evolutionary biology. In this course students will gain valuable and marketable data management skillsets. Students will learn how to download available biological and climate datasets, load the data into a Microsoft Access database, create queries to summarize the data, and then visualize their results in R. The principle focus of this course is data design, management, and visualization. Students will also need to create testable scientific hypotheses, summarize their results and discuss their findings in the context of recent scientific literature.

Special Topics: GIS for Ecologists

EBIO 4460, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 19251
Session B: July 7–August 7, 2015
Stower Beals and Elizabeth Paulson
Aims to teach students with no GIS background the fundamental ArcGIS skills and techniques typically required in ecological research. Students will use ArcGIS in real-world applications to analyze spatial data, develop maps, and manage data. Specific topics addressed through hands-on exercises include GIS terminology, data sources, and data types. The primary objective is to teach interactive ArcGIS application for use in ecology rather than develop expert users. Students should be comfortable with simple computer operating skills and have a basic understanding of maps and charts.


Special Topics in French: Bande Dessinee

FREN 4110, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 19323
Session M: May 11-29, 2015
Catherine Labio
Introduces students to the history of bande dessinee and its formal analysis. Students will learn also learn about the status of bande dessinee (as compared to American comics and Japanese manga). Formal analysis will involve learning the language need to talk about comics and reading excerpts from key French-language works on the structure of comics.


La Dolce Vita: Why the Humanities Matter, Italian Style

◆ITAL 1300, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 19258
Session A: June 1–July 2, 2015
Valerio Ferme
Introduces students to a critical appraisal of the Humanities in their world. Because the Humanities (and the Humanism that underlies them) were rediscovered in the late Middle Ages in Italy, through the work of Francesco Petrarca, Poggio Bracciolline, Giovanni Boccaccio and others, we will explore the Humanities from an Italian-centered perspective. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values. Taught in English.


Multicultural Leadership: Theories, Principles, and Practices

◆LDSP 3100, 3 semester hours, Section 460R, Class No. 19048
Session A: June 1–July 2, 2015
Johanna Maes
Focuses on leadership theories and skills necessary for effectiveness in multicultural settings. Students gain understanding of traditional and culturally diverse approaches to leadership and change through comparative analyses of western and non-western theories and practices. Same as ETHN 3201 and INVS 3100. Prereqs: any introductory leadership course plus an Ethnic Studies or Gender Studies course or permission of the instructor. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Molecular Neurobiology

MCDB 4777, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 15480
Session A: June 1–July 2, 2015
Alison Vigers
Introduces the functional anatomy of the nervous system, and explores current knowledge regarding the molecular and genetic basis of the development and function of the nervous system. Studies recent insights into the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, in the last portion of the course. Prereqs., MCDB 3120 and 3500, or MCDB 3135 and 3145, or equivalent.

◆=fulfills arts and sciences core curriculum