Final Selection Weekend: Monday Classes


American History to 1865 (HIST 127)
This course explores American history from initial settlement of the continent thousands of years ago through the conclusion of the Civil War. It will be impossible to cover such a vast and eventful period in detail, but the aim of the class is to give you a general overview of where the United States came from, the major factors shaping its development, and the significance of colonial America and the United States to global history. Along the way, we will consider the major political, social, cultural, economic, and military factors that molded the United States from its colonial origins through the ordeal of civil war.

10:00–11:00 a.m. | Bingham 103
Professor: Dr. Harry Watson |
Scholar: Kayley Carpenter | (704) 421-5300 |
Meet at 9:45 a.m. | Steps of Bingham Hall

Art, Gender, and Power in Early Modern Europe (ARTH 55H)
This first-year seminar introduces students to some of the issues related to representations of western European men and women in the period 1400–1700. Portraits, mythological and biblical imagery, and even architecture will be studied for their attention to gender. 

9:05–9:55 a.m. | Hanes Art Center 117
Professor: Dr. Tania String |
Scholar: Jona Bocari | (984) 484-1795 |
Meet at 8:45 a.m. | Carolina Inn Lobby

*Art and Fashion from Rome to Timbuktu (ARTH/CLAR 200)
In the Roman Empire and in modern and contemporary Africa, people use clothing to express complicated ideas that are based on local symbolic systems and global trade networks. Because Ancient Rome is, in our popular imagination, an idealized, distant source of Western culture, and Africa (past and present) evokes a generalized “exotic,” and distant place, the study of fashion from these two cultures offers an opportunity to complicate and even to contradict such generalized conceptions. This course uses fashion as a window onto the political and economic systems, religious beliefs, hierarchies of status, and creativity of people in these ostensible different worlds. Over the course of this semester we will explore how a seemingly frivolous art form—changing dress styles—actually reveals the complexity and sophistication of both cultural worlds.

2:30–3:20 p.m. | Greenlaw 101
Professor: Dr. Herica Valladares |

Consulting Skills and Frameworks (BUSI 554H)
The course is dedicated to teaching the core skills for success in consulting and business in general: teamwork, analysis, and presentations.  

2:00–3:15 p.m. | McColl 3650
Professor: Mr. Steve Jones |
Scholar: Niman Mann | (615) 582-1244 |
Meet at 1:25 p.m. | Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

*Elements of Politics (HNRS 354.1)
This course deals with the theme of the transition from ancient to modern understanding of the essence of politics and will concentrate on selected plays of Shakespeare that profoundly dramatize that transformation (among them, Henry IV, Part I; Julius Caesar; King Lear; The Tempest). As the primary representatives of ancient thought, we shall read large portions of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics. As the signal work in initiating modern thought, we shall read Machiavelli’s Prince. We shall be discussing a Shakespeare play, probably either Julius Caesar or King Lear.

3:35–4:55 p.m.| Graham Memorial 213
Professor: Dr. Larry Goldberg |

*Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense (PHIL 272)
Is war ever justified? If so, then when are states justified in going to war? Are there moral limits on the actions of states/individuals in battle? Can they be punished and if so, by whom? What is terrorism? Are terrorist attacks ever morally permissible? How has the advent of WMDs changed the ethical landscape of armed conflict? The goal of this course is to examine these and other questions, both in the abstract and as they apply to particular historical moments. Our aim throughout the semester is not to arrive at a particular answer to these difficult issues, but rather to look at them from a number of different philosophical perspectives, discussing and critiquing popular arguments that deal with application of ethical theory to issues of peace, war, and defense. We will be discussing moral justifications for wars based on humanitarian intervention.

9:05–9:55 a.m. | Hamilton 100
Professor: Mr. Douglas MacLean |

General Chemistry I (CHEM 101)
Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes, and conservation of energy.

8:00–8:50 a.m. | Murray Hall G202
Professor: Dr. Joshua Beaver |
Scholar: Leslie Acosta Padilla | (704) 644-9087 |
Meet at 7:45 a.m. | Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

The Global Cold War (HIST 207)
A survey of the Cold War from its origins in the aftermath of the Second World War to its conclusion in the late 1980s. Focuses on the geopolitical, military, ideological, and economic aspects of the global superpower conflict.

1:25–2:15 p.m. | Murphey 116
Professor: Dr. Michael Morgan |
Scholar: Tori Matus | (443) 538-8136 |
Meet at 1:10 p.m. | Steps of the Morehead-Cain Foundation

History of Rome (HIST226)
Origins to the first two centuries CE. Focuses upon Rome’s growth as a world power and the shift from republican government to autocracy.

12:20–1:10 p.m. | Chapman 201
Professor: Dr. Richard Talbert |
Scholar: Olivia Zitkus | (610) 906-2578 |
Meet at 12:00 p.m. | Steps of Wilson Library

Iberian Cultural Topics (SPAN 340)
This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, and social practices in the Iberian context, and includes the study of Spain’s historical nationalities. Topics may include nationalism, ethnicity, race, class, gender, migration, and popular culture. 

1:25–2:15 p.m. | Dey Hall 203
Professor: Dr. Abel Munoz-Hermoso |
Scholar: Devon Hughes | (650) 787-4597 |
Meet at 1:15 p.m. | Steps of Wilson Library

Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice (AMST/ENGL/POLI 248)
The first goal of this super course is to give students real tools for how to address multiple modes of difference and identity formations like race, gender, class, and sexuality.

11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Hamilton Hall 100
Professor: Dr. Jennifer Ho |
Professor: Dr. Frank Baumgartner |
Scholar: Jessica Wang | (630)780-8337 |
Scholar: Katie Brandao | (423) 883-0879 |
Meet at 11:00 a.m. | At the Old Well

Introduction to Biology (BIOL 101)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry, and function; genetics; evolution; adaptation; and ecology.

12:20–1:10 p.m. | Genome Science Building 100
Professor: Dr. Mara Evans |
Scholar: Ashish Khanchandani | (252) 876-7589 |
Meet at 12:00 p.m. | Carolina Inn Lobby

*Introduction to Clinical Psychology (PSYC 242)
Overview of clinical psychology: history, scientific basis, and major activities and concerns, including assessment, psychotherapy and other psychological interventions, community psychology, ethics, and professional practice. This is a 120-person course that is more lecture based.

9:05–9:55 a.m. | Gardner 105
Professor: Dr. Desirée Griffin |

*Introduction to Quantitative Biology (BIOL 226)

Introduction to quantitative biology with emphasis on applications that use mathematical modeling, linear algebra, differential equations, and computer programming. Applications may include neural networks, biomechanics, dispersion, and systems of biochemical reactions. 

10:10–11:00 a.m. | Genome Science Building 1358
Professor: Dr. Laura Miller |

* Space for 3 students, please email the professor directly.

*Life Writing (ENGL 283)
Exploration of different forms of life writing such as autobiography, biography, and autoethnography. Readings will include theories of autobiography and selected literature. This is a memoir-writing class with no lecturing, only discussion and small class activities.  Students are writing stories drawn from their lives. Mostly seniors are taking the class.

3:35–4:50 p.m.| Dey 306
Professor: Dr. Jane Danielewicz |

* Space for 2 students, please email the professor directly.

*Literature and Cultural Diversity (ENGL 129)
Studies in African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American, Anglo-Indian, Caribbean, gay-lesbian, and other literatures written in English. The topic is Lynching in American Literature & Culture. On Monday, March 5, we will be discussing Theodore Dreiser’s short story, “Nigger Jeff.” This is a provocative but rewarding course. 

2:30–3:20 p.m. | Greenlaw 301
Professor: Dr. Danielle Christmas |

* Space for 2 students, please email the professor directly.

*Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences (MATH 529)
Introduction to boundary value problems for the diffusion, Laplace, and wave partial differential equations. Bessel functions and Legendre functions. Introduction to complex variables including the calculus of residues.

2:30–3:20 p.m. | Phillips 332
Professor: Dr. Nancy Rodriguez |

* Space for 10 students, please email the professor directly.

*Myth and History in American Memory (AMST 102)
Examines the role of memory in constructing historical meaning and in imagining the boundaries of American cultural communities. Explores popular rituals, artifacts, monuments, and public performances. The class will be examining the contested place of the Alamo in American cultural memory.

11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Wilson 107
Professor: Dr. Tim Marr |

* Space for 20 students, please email the professor directly.

*Psychology and Law (PSYC 601)
Examines the legal system from the perspective of psychology methods and research, with a focus on criminal law. Discusses dilemmas within the law and between the legal system and psychology. A small upper-level course based largely on class discussion and application of psychological principles to the legal field.

10:10–11:00 a.m. | Phillips 265
Professor: Dr. Desirée Griffin |

*Sustainable Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship (BUSI 507H)
Examines what it means to pursue business success as measured by the triple-bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Focuses on strategies that companies implement to reduce environmental impact internally and through the supply chain. Examines the responsibility of business to employees, consumers, the local community, and society at large. A course that explores how companies can do well by doing good—i.e., be profitable by being socially and environmentally responsible. The topic that Monday will be renewable energy.

11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. | McColl 3000
Professor: Dr. Carol Hee |

*Three Greek and Roman Epics
(CLAS 55H)
This first-year seminar will involve a close reading of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil’s Aeneid, and as a transition from Homer to Vergil, students will also read the tragedies of Sophocles from fifth-century Athens. On that Monday, students will read aloud papers they have written on Homer’s Odyssey, and the class will discuss.

10:10–11:00 a.m. | Murphey 111
Professor: Dr. James O’Hara |

* Space for 5 students, please email the professor directly.

Tissue Engineering (BMME 470)
Lectures address how to quantitatively evaluate functional engineered tissues. The course provides an overview of the field, with emphasis on detailed evaluation of scientific and commercial progress over time, and design principles that must be met to develop a process or fabricate a functional tissue-engineered part.

12:20–1:20 p.m. | Phillips 0247
Professor: Professor Robert Dennis |
Scholar: Jonathan Alvarez | (305) 519-3438 |
Meet at 12:05 p.m. | Front of Phillips Hall

Water Resource Management and Human Rights (ENEC 325H)
This course explores logistical, political, social, and economic challenges in supplying every human with adequate access to clean water, the most basic human right.

11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Phillips 367
Professor: Dr. Amy Cooke |
Scholar: Emily Galvin | (908) 420-6110 |
Scholar: Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld | (919) 360-7270 |
Meet at 10:55 a.m. | In front of the Campus Y