SCHEDULE OF ADP CLASSES
SUMMER & FALL 2013
SUMMER SEMESTER 2013
Session I June 3 – July 3
The Language of Love: The Poetry of Longing & Desire - 3Cr.
IBA 151.81A / Code Mondays & Wednesdays
6PM – 10:35PM George Green
Students will read and analyze the most beautiful love poems ever written and poems that speak to every aspect of desire and aspiration. We will cover the “greatest hits” of the English language tradition as well as poems in translation and the most exciting and compelling contemporary poems. The class will take a “nuts and bolts” approach to poetic technique and learn the methods that poets employ to enchant and delight us.
Words That Matter: A Writing Workshop to Strengthen Skills & Inspire the Creative Soul - 3 Cr.
IBA 152.81A / Code Tuesdays & Thursdays
6PM – 10:35PM Susannah Thompson
Sharpen your writing skills, while developing your own style. This course will follow a workshop model to include drafting and revision, collaborative writing groups, frequent student-teacher conferencing, and lessons to support students as they work to produce polished writing in a variety of genres. Because reading and writing are so powerfully interconnected, we will read a mixture of essays, articles, sort fiction and poetry to serve as both models and inspiration. As we develop the skills that promote self-confidence in how we present ourselves on paper, we will develop portfolios of writing that reflect who we are and who we dream of being. Join us as we nourish and celebrate our words—the words that matter!
Session II July 8 – August 7
Is Good Parenting Enough - 3Cr.
IBA 150.81B/ Code Tuesdays & Thursdays
6PM – 10:35PM Ray Grizzel
This course will use selected readings, written assignments, and discussion to consider the psychosocial changes that have impacted parenting during the past 400 years. Different schools of thought regarding parenting will be examined as well as historical differences, cultures, and consideration of today’s challenges. Traditional and non-traditional family structures (two parents, single parent, and extended family) will also be discussed. No previous coursework is necessary.
Mad Love: Sexuality, Gender, Politics & Cultural Turmoil in the Obsessional Relationship in Films - 3 Cr.
IBA 159.81B / Code Mondays & Wednesday
6PM – 10:35PM John Gaffney
Obsession in film has always concerned itself with those who flee and those who pursue, within a narrative replete with figures who are haunted. This class will examine those figures for what they reveal about dominance and consent in a relationship; how society condemns those involved even while providing structures that condone obsessive behavior; and how gender politics uncovers the contours of desire and consciousness.
FALL SEMESTER 2013
August 28 - December 23
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON HAPPINESS – 3 Credits
IBA 150.ONH81 – 12198 Thursday 6PM – 8:40PM R. Grizzel
This course will explore psychological principles and how they can be used to understand the complex world we live in. the course involves reading and discussion of topics to include time management, drugs and the mind, motivation, learning, habit formation, goal setting, getting things done, and other subjects relevant to the class. No previous knowledge of psychology is required. Please note this is an online class that will meet on the following Thursdays: 8/29, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
FOOD, HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT: What’s the Connection – 3 Credits
IBA 151.ZP01 – 12160 Sunday 12Noon – 2:40PM L. Judd
This class will explore the ways that food, health and the environment are inter-connected. We will look at the way food is produced and consumed in this country and how food affects our personal health as well as the health of the planet. We will look at ways that our personal health is affected by exposure to environmental factors such as water and air pollution, indoor air pollution, toxic contamination, etc. Additionally, we will explore ways in which health care that emphasizes environmental responsibility and protecting the health of patients in a holistic manner is beneficial for everyone. We will show that when people and institutions are environmentally responsible and eat healthy food, our personal health as well as the health of the planet can be improved. Throughout the semester, guest speakers, films and field trips will be featured to provide students with a diverse overview of these issues.
THE POETRY OF THE AMERICAN LYRICS – 3Credits
IBA152.XW811 – 12170 Thursday 6PM – 8:40PM G. Green
This course will study a wide spectrum of hit lyrics and determine the elements that combine to make the poetry of song. We will consider how lyrics are composed and performed, and we will listen to and compare alternate arrangements and recordings. Folk, blues, pop, R&B, country, disco, punk, rap, and metal lyrics will all be analyzed and evaluated. Wewill remember the words!
CULTURAL VALUES & MORES DEPICTED THROUGH DANCE & MUSIC – 3 Credits
IBA 153.XT81 – 12201 Tuesday 6PM – 8:40PM R. Heydarbeygi
The values of a society are often described by the music and dance movements performed by its people, this course will develop awareness and understanding of the role of music, movement, and the symbolism performed by world cultures through their creative expression.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY & MEMOIRS – 3 Credits
IBA 154.XH81 – 12206 Saturday 1PM – 3:40PM S. Thompson
“Stories have formed us all,” write Carolyn Heilbrun. We are stories, tell stories, and shape our memories into stories. We live our lives through stories. Often these stories are spoken; sometimes--and increasingly in recent years--they are recorded on paper or screen. In this course, we will read memoirs (or excerpts from memoirs). And as we read other people’s stories, we will also write some of our own. Through exercises in class, we will choose memories to explore, draft memoirs and help each other revise them. Topics and styles may vary widely, but, as Natalie Goldberg puts it, “Whatever your life, it is urging you to record it.”
COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE II (Choose one only) – 3 Credits
IBA 156.XT81 – 12175 Tuesday 6PM – 8:40PM R. Joyce
IBA 156.01 – 12172 Saturday 9:15A - 12:55PM S. Thompson
Students will read and discuss short fiction and/or poetry, and then write papers on themes that emerge from class discussion. The purpose is to practice reading and responding to a variety of texts and to learn the essentials of writing: thesis development, topic sentences and paragraphing.
MEDIA, POLITICS, AND PROPAGANDA – 3 Credits
IBA 157.XW81 – 12210 Wednesday 6PM – 8:40PM J. Ferris
Introduction to the concept of media and how public opinion and politics can be shaped by propaganda. Analysis of the theories behind propaganda and media influence, the effects of political advertising, campaign rhetoric, and information control. Traditional modes of media including broadcasting, print and film, as well as Social Media’s potential impact.
DEATH & DYING THROUGH FILM & LITERATURE – 3 Credits
IBA 158.XT81 – 12183 Thursday 6PM – 8:40PM N. Hannon
Using such books as The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy and A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis, and films such as “Long Term Companion”, and “Charlotte’s Web”, we will analyze the complex set of human behaviors and feelings when confronting death and dying, and grieving in American society. The books and films will help us understand the social, emotional and practical aspect of death, including the treatment of AIDS, the hospice movement, and the role of funerals. We will also examine current thinking on ethical issues surrounding death and dying by using documentaries about living wills and health care.
CAPITAL & CONSEQUENCE: Business & Its Effect on Race, Gender and Family in Film – 3Credits
IBA 159.XT811 – 12190 Tuesday 6P – 8:40P J. Gaffney
Playwright Ben Johnson give his character, Volpone, a greedy nobleman from Venice, this line of dialogue, “Yet I glory more in the cunning purchase of my wealth, than in the glad possession…” We will examine films where a family in the America of 1900 is possessed by the spirit of coldblooded Capitalism and expanding Big Business; and how limitless energy and brutal piracy is embodied in a German war widow’s economic rise in post – WWII Berlin; and how a 19th century Caribbean revolution for social responsibility and justice is directed by European commercial concerns. This course will examine how film represents the effectiveness of business in how it maneuvers its players in the pursuit of wealth and its attendant consequences upon the society, politics, and morals of those who attain it.
LIFE EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT – 3 Credits
IBA 160.XM811 – 12194 Monday 6PM – 8:40PM J. Gaffney
This course is designed to teach students the organization and structure needed to develop a formal portfolio of their alternative learning experiences in the workforce. Many adult students have done substantial learning through work experience. The ability to write a comprehensive and convincing documentation of these experiences is critical for positive evaluation and accreditation. This is a three-credit course, in addition to the 1 – 15 credits, which may be awarded for the Life Experience.
IBA 481 INDEPENDENT STUDY/FIELDWORK (Open to ADP Students Only)
Adult Degree Program students who wish to enroll for independent research or fieldwork projects must pick up a proposal form at the ADP office, Carman Hall 128. Completed proposals signed by the full-time faculty supervisor and the department chair, must be submitted to the ADP office prior to registration; permission from ADP is required to register for the course. Be sure, when you set up the project with your supervisor that you arrange to meet on a regular basis to discuss your progress. You may register for up to nine (9) fieldwork credits in the Spring semester.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU TOOK ANY OF THESE COURSES IN A PREVIOUS SEMESTER, YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR THEM AGAIN.
HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER
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