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Course Listing for FIRST YEAR SEMINAR - Fall 2014
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3415 FYSM-185-01 Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction 1.00 SEM Butos,Cynthia L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y FYR  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Has a waitlist: N
  Only first-year students are eligible to enroll in this class.
  Participants will study novels, such as Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Chester Himes’ A Rage in Harlem, Sara Paretsky’s Bitter Medicine, and Sue Grafton’s A Is for Alibi. We will consider how these texts reflect and question the social values and cultural conflicts of their times, especially the complexities of race, class, and gender. We will also view several film adaptations to see how a different medium transforms these texts. Writing requirements include informal reflection papers for each reading, three short papers and a longer researched argument.
3432 FYSM-242-01 Youth & the Am Civil Rgts Mvmt 1.00 SEM Spurlock-Evans,Karla J. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y FYR  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Has a waitlist: N
  Only first-year students are eligible to enroll in this class.
  The seminar will explore the role played by young people in the struggle for racial equality and social justice in America waged during the middle decades of the 20th century. Through contemporaneous and retrospective narratives, documentary footage, and music, we will seek to recover the lesser known and more personal dimensions of history as we examine how social change was made. The seminar will examine collaborations and conflicts that arose among participants in the Movement across lines of race, class, gender, and generation – and the resulting rise of new organizations and new movements: the Black Power Movement, the contemporary Women’s Movement, and movements for economic and social justice arising among previously marginalized groups such as American Indians and Mexican American farmworkers.