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College of Arts and Sciences

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Weather and the Atmosphere
◆ATOC 1050, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 13141
Session A: June 2–July 3, 2014
Betsy Forrest

Introduces principles of modern meteorology for nonscience majors, with emphasis on scientific and human issues associated with severe weather events. Includes description, methods of prediction, and impacts of blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and firestorms. This is a hybrid class with a significant online component. Approved for GT-SC1. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science: non-lab. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

Classics

The Greek and Roman Novel
CLAS 4140, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 18192
CLAS 5140, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 18558
HUMN 4131, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 18193
Session M: May 12–30, 2014
Andrew Cain

Studies five surviving complete Greek novels from classical antiquity, three Latin novels, and their predecessors and contemporary neighbors in the genres of Greek prose fiction. Readings in English translation. No required prerequisite, but a previous course in classical literature or myth is recommended.

Geological Sciences

Special Geological Topics: Analytical Techniques in Solid Materials
GEOL 4700, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 17685
GEOL 5700, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 17686
Session M: May 12–30, 2014
Julien Allaz

Provides an in-depth presentation of analytical techniques in solid materials involving electron, X-ray, and photo interactions with solid materials, and also an in-depth understanding of a number of scientific instruments that are commonly used in both academic research centers and industry.

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Biology of Stem Cells
MCDB 4615, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 18210
MCDB 5615, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 18211
Session B: July 8–August 8, 2014
Ravinder Singh

Stem cells have received considerable notice in both the scientific and social arena. The course will examine the stem cell concept by a critical examination of the primary scientific literature. Topics include pluripotency and plasticity, environment, technology, self-renewal, transdifferentiation, molecular signature, epigenetic programming, and stem cell versus cancer cell. Prereqs., MCDB 2150, and MCDB 3120 and 3500, or MCDB 3135 and 3145, or instructor consent.

Molecular Neurobiology
MCDB 4777, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 17456
Session B: July 8–August 8, 2014
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.

Political Science

Special Topics: Representation in American Politics
PSCI 4028, 3 semester hours, Section 100, Class No. 18034
Session A: June 2–July 3, 2014
Jeff Harden

Examine representation at all levels of government, allowing students the chance to better comprehend and critique the many ways in which citizens’ voices influence officials in government. The course will trace the scholarly debates on representation in American politics over the last 60 years and will include models of how citizens’ opinions affect the policy choices made by political officials, “descriptive” representation of racial minorities and women, and responsiveness in non-elected areas of government such as the judicial branch.

Sociology

Sociology of Education
SOCY 4081, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 18103
Session M: May 12–30, 2014
Stefanie Bailey Mollborn

Analyzes the school as a social organization. Among topics considered are power and control in the school; classroom interaction and its relation to learning and personality development in students; roles of educators; and reciprocal relations of school and community. Prereqs., SOCY 1001, and SOCY 3001 or 3011. Restricted to junior/senior SOCY majors.

◆fulfills arts and sciences core