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Course Descriptions January 2018

CS 080AJ  (CRN 10006)
CS 180AJ
 (CRN 10013)
Python For All
Instructor: Almudena Konrad
Limit: 20
Classroom: Stern 14
Credit: 4 semester course credits

Schedule:
January 2-5, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-1:30
January 8-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00-1:30

Description: Python, a popular general purpose computer programming language, can solve a wide variety of interdisciplinary problems from big data and text processing to bioinformatics, web technologies, finances, math, education, security, computer games and many more. This course focuses mainly on applications of data exploration, and it will cover topics such as strings, files, lists, dictionaries, text parsing, regular expressions and computer games using the computer language Python. Students will learn and practice many computers programming fundamentals such as user input, loops, functions, Boolean logic, and conditional statements.

Core Curriculum: Quantitative Literacy

EDUC 180AJ  (CRN 10004)
EDUC 280AJ  (CRN 10011)

Becoming a Bad Student: Identity, Inequity, and Intersectionality in Schooling
Instructor: Esther Ohito
Limit: 15
Classroom: ED 207
Credit: 3 semester course credits

Schedule:
Th Jan 4, 5:30-8:30 (online);
Fri Jan 5, 5:30-8:30 (online);
Sat Jan 6, 9 am - 5:30 pm (classroom);
Tues Jan 9, 5:30-8:30 (online);
Wed Jan 10, 5:30-8:30 pm (online);
Thurs Jan 11 (classroom), 5:30-8:30 pm,
Fri Jan 12, 5:30-8:30 pm (classroom),
Sat Jan 13, 9 am - 5:30 pm (classroom)

On Campus class meetings January 6, 11, 12, 13.
Online Class meetings January 4, 5, 9, 10.

Description: This blended course focuses on the critical study of social differences with an emphasis on race and gender, and in the context of education. We will use texts with diverse modes of argumentation to analyze how social differences are fundamentally entangled, and enmeshed with the making of identities.

Core Curriculum: Community Engagement; Create, Innovate & Experiment; Race, Gender & Power

ENG 180J  (CRN 10005)
ENG 280J  (CRN 10012)

Jane Austen: The Critical Legacy and the Popular Imagination
Instructor: Kirsten Saxton
Limit: 15
No classroom
Credit: 3 semester course credits

Schedule:
Note: This course is online, with an introductory meeting on December 12, 5:00-7:00 pm and a final Salon and High Tea on January 19, 2:00-5:00 pm. Contact the instructor for more information.

Description: Jane Austen enjoys popularity virtually unmatched among English literary authors; perhaps only Shakespeare can boast a wider readership. Indeed, much like the Bard himself, Austen is widely read by academics as well as by a vast popular audience. At a time when her novels are generating countless fictional and filmic adaptations, Austen is also the subject of exciting revisionist criticism that provides new insights into the author and her work. The time is clearly right to assess the relevance of Austen in her time and our own.

Core: Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis

MGMT 127  (CRN 10009)
MGMT 227
 (CRN 10010)
Negotiations
Instructor: Jessica Notini
Limit: 20
Classroom: GSB 109
Credit: 3 semester course credits

Schedule:
Tuesday, January 2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday, January 4, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday, January 11, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, January 13, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Description: The course examines the dynamics that occur before, during, and after negotiations and the theory behind various negotiation approaches. Topics to be addressed will include: claiming versus creating value (also known as distributive and integrative bargaining); preparation strategies; the nature of power; psychological aspects of negotiation; experience and expertise; multi-party/group negotiations; culture and gender; communications and perception; mediation and other alternative dispute resolution systems; working with lawyers; and organizational change and salary negotiations.

PHE 180J  (CRN 10002)
ETHS 180J  (CRN 10003)

Achieving Health Equity
Instructor: Mi-Kyung Hong
Limit: 20
Classroom: NSB 213
Credit: 3 semester course credits

Schedule:
January 2-5, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-2:00
January 8-12, Monday-Friday, 10:00-2:00

Description: This course is an introduction to public health principles inherent in framing refugee health and tobacco control to engender health equity. Students will understand critical themes of journal articles presenting policy and scientific context to health equity and explore factors that lead to health inequity.

Core Curriculum: Race, Gender, and Power


PPOL 180JA   (CRN N/A)
PLEN: DC Seminar on Women in STEM Policy
Instructor: Lori Bamberger
Limit: 15
Credit: 2 semester course credits
Schedule: January 2-6 in Washington, DC

This one week seminar in Washington, DC will offer students a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation's STEM agenda. Students will visit organizations where policy research takes place and will meet leaders in STEM policy, January 2-6 in Washington, DC. Students will submit a reflection paper upon their return, which is required for academic credit.

Schedule Note: Students are responsible for their own airfare and hotel. PLEN has scholarships to support student travel, and more detail is available at www.plen.org


PPOL 180JB  (CRN 10008)
PLEN: DC Seminar on Women in Public Policy
Instructor: Lori Bamberger
Limit: 15
Credit: 2 semester course credits
Schedule: January 9-13 in Washington, DC

This one week seminar in Washington, DC will offer students a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women activists and advocates. The public policy arena offers endless opportunities, from government service to issue-based advocacy. Students will learn from leaders on Capitol Hill, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private corporations, January 9-13 in Washington, DC. Students will submit a reflection paper upon their return, which is required for academic credit.

Schedule Note: Students are responsible for their own airfare and hotel. PLEN has scholarships to support student travel, and more detail is available at www.plen.org.


 

Last Updated: 12/4/17