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Course Listing for FIRST YEAR SEMINAR - Spring 2016
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5204 FYSM-252-01 Hon Sem:Making Hist Come Alive 1.00 SEM Kete,Kathleen MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM LSC - 135 Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  This course is open to first-year students only.
  NOTE: Enrolled students who wish to drop this class should see Ms. Field (ext. 5331) and NOT the faculty member teaching this seminar.
  This course explores how novelists and filmmakers transform events from history into works of art. It begins by asking, when and why did the historical novel become part of our literary culture? What explains the popularity of historical films? The strategies by which historical novels are built will then be examined. Scenes from Tolstoy’s War and Peace and from Hilary Mantel’s recent and acclaimed novels about Thomas Cromwell, among other choices, will be read towards understanding the novelist’s craft. Influential films such as Lawrence of Arabia will be viewed towards understanding how the medium of adapts itself so readily to the narration of history. The course will end with a group project that sketches our own attempts to make history come alive through literary art.
5216 FYSM-255-01 Honors Sem:The Mind as Music 1.00 SEM Lloyd,Dan MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM HL - 123 Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  This course is open to first-year students only.
  NOTE: Enrolled students who wish to drop this class should see Ms. Field (ext. 5331) and NOT the faculty member teaching this seminar.
  What is music? What is thinking? What do music and mind have in common? Music is part of who we are. It is unique to humans, and universal across cultures. Is this just an accident of culture, or does it reflect some deep connection between music and the human mind? This course will examine the philosophical concept of music along with some ideas from cognitive musicology, exploring whether these ideas can apply to consciousness in general and whether a form of “mind music” can be empirically discovered in the dynamics of the brain. The course is offered without prerequisites, nor is prior training in music (or musicology) required.
5215 FYSM-257-01 Hon SemShakespeare:Inro Drama 1.00 SEM Wheatley,Chloe T: 6:30PM-9:10PM LIB - 103 Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  This course is open to first-year students only.
  NOTE: Enrolled students who wish to drop this class should see Ms. Field (ext. 5331) and NOT the faculty member teaching this seminar.
  In this seminar, we will study eight diverse plays that range chronologically from the classical period to the first decades of the twentieth-first century, with particular attention to plays that will be in production on campus as well as at the renowned professional theaters of Hartford and New Haven.This writing-intensive course will combine thematic analysis with the study of staging, genre, and form, as well as the changing social and cultural places and functions of the theatre. We’ll engage in informal reading and acting tutorials, watch clips of film versions of the plays, and attend productions.