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Courses | Maymester: May 13 - May 30, 2014

BIO 260-MAY: Insect Biology

De Roode Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 3 hours GER: SNT
Prerequisites: Biology 142 or 240

This course offers students hands-on experience to develop an understanding of insect biology. Through lectures, labs, experiments and fieldwork, students will develop the skills to distinguish the major groups of insects, to describe the differences and similarities between insect and vertebrate biology and to analyze the importance of insects for ecology and human food production, health and culture.

EAS 216-MAY/ANT 217-MAY/ARTHIST 298WR-MAY: East Asian Calligraphy

Crowley/Li Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 4 hours GER: HAP Writing Requirement
Prerequisites: None

An interdisciplinary study of East Asian calligraphy in its artistic, cultural, and historical contexts. The course combines systematic hands-on practice with guided reading, reflective writing, discussion, and research.

ENG 205-MAY: Poetry

Bauerlein Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 4 hours GER: HAP
Prerequisites: None

Studies in poetry and poetic forms. Readings may vary in individual sections, but all sections emphasize critical reading and writing about poetic art. Required for English majors.

ENG 304W-MAY:  Chaucer: His Poetry and the Manuscripts

Morey Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 4 hours Writing Requirement
Prerequisites: None

This course covers the full range of Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry, including his dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and selected Canterbury Tales. Early in the class we learn to read Chaucer's fourteenth-century London dialect. The rest of the classes consist of discussion interspersed with short lectures and close-readings of the texts Chaucer synthesizes and adapts: classical (e.g. Ovid's Metamorphoses), vernacular (e.g. those by Dante, Boccaccio, and Guillaume de Lorris) and the Bible. He thus redefines the medieval traditions of epic, romance, fabliau, Breton lay, saint's life, and exemplum.  Our goals are to fathom at least three of the great mysteries of Chaucer’s life and work: how such a prolific poet could also be a prominent diplomat and court official; how his poetic persona consistently veils and deprecates his genius; and how his complicated relationships with women find poetic expression. Frequent visits to MARBL in the Woodruff Library will facilitate contact with a range of manuscript facsimiles that contain Chaucer’s work. Texts:  The following Norton Critical Editions: Troilus and Criseyde, ed. Barney; The Canterbury Tales, ed. Kolve and Olson; Dream Visions and Other Poems, ed. Lynch. Requirements: reading quizzes, four five-page papers. Manuscript transcriptions, final examination.

ENG 368W-MAY/FILM 384WR-MAY: International Shakespeare in a New Media World

Cavanagh Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 4 hours GER: HAPW Writing Requirement
Prerequisites: None

This course will combine the study of Shakespearean drama with a range of international and new media connections. Co-taught via videoconferencing, the course also will link electronically with faculty, students, and other visitors from several countries abroad. Participants will also be contacting individuals overseas as part of their course assignments. Students will analyze Shakespeare’s texts from an international perspective, watching productions, for example, with disparate global influences. As part of this study, they will discuss ways that traditions (arts, cultural, historical etc) abroad are being showcased through Shakespearean performances. As the course proceeds, students will concurrently develop their own Shakespearean projects, incorporating a range of interests. These might include current arts trends (music, dance, art), historical material, interdisciplinary perspectives etc. Part of the course goal will be to enable students to craft projects that either fall outside their usual skill set or to bring talents into the classroom that often remain separated from their academic pursuits. By the end of the course, students will have gained significant proficiency in approaching Shakespearean drama as well as acquired facility with new technologies and a diverse group of international cultural forms. The course is designed to fulfill the Writing Requirement.

HLTH 261-MAY: French for Global Health

Priestaf Daily 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.. 3 hours
Prerequisites: None

This course aims to introduce students to issues in Francophone global health and provide them with the necessary vocabulary and concepts to interact in French in a variety of health-related contexts. French is spoken by an estimated 220 million people worldwide and is the official language in 29 countries. French is also one of the United Nation's official and working languages and is spoken by many global health advocacy groups, humanitarian and social development organizations, and governmental agencies. This three-credit course is designed for students at the introductory and intermediate level of French who are seeking to develop vocabulary and cultural knowledge of health practices. By placing a strong emphasis on grammar, oral and written comprehension, reading, and cultural knowledge, this course prepares students for the practicalities of using French within an international setting while introducing them to the issues and initiatives central to health communities in the Francophone world. Authentic materials and examples (learning modules, company profiles, and career resource  sites) will serve as the cornerstone for exploring health practices and challenges in a French-speaking environment, health and career opportunities, understanding how  international agencies,  national governments, and NGOs  work and interact, and surveying  key concepts and vocabulary central  to health.

JRNL 380W-MAY: Health and Science Reporting

Tefft Daily 9:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. 4 hours GER: HAP Writing Requirement
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to help students develop a science writing beat and will teach them how to write the many forms of science writing including a news story, op-ed and feature.

PSYCH 341-MAY: The Psychology of Evil

Brennan Daily 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 3 hours
Prerequisites: None

This course will provide an in-depth presentation of the psychological research relevant to the study of “evil” behavior. Specific topics to be covered are: 1) introduction and overview of psychopathological conditions and diagnoses relevant to evil behavior, including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and delusional disorders; 2) epidemiological and etiological research evidence concerning major categories of psychopathology relevant to evil behavior; 3)a critical analysis of the distinctions between normal human behavior, moral depravity and psychopathology; 4) a description of prevention, treatment and control strategies aimed at reducing evil behavior in society; 5) an overview of relevant cross-cultural, legal and ethical issues related to the psychology of evil, at both an individual and a group level. Course will include case studies and analysis, guest speaker, debate and role playing.

PSYCH 351-MAY: The Nature of Evidence

Waldman Daily 1:00  - 4:30 pm 3 hours
Prerequisites: None

In this class we will focus on how scientists come to know what we know, with a particular emphasis on the nature of evidence used to answer scientific questions and how this is similar to the kinds of evidence used in some other fields and how it differs from what constitutes evidence in many other disciplines. We will have a series of guest speakers throughout the course, comprising Emory scientists from a variety of disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and economics, drawn both from Emory College and the Medical School, as well as from the Centers for Disease Control.

SPAN 217R-MAY: Spanish for Health Professionals

Zaitseva Daily 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3 hours
Prerequisites: Spanish 202 or equivalent 

This intensive and interactive language course is intended for high-intermediate Spanish students who are pursuing degrees in the health professions, plan to become medical interpreters or just want to improve their proficiency in the language. This program not only will provide multiple opportunities for an intensive all four language skills training, but also will foster students' cultural competence and will present opportunities to discuss health-related issues of concern of Hispanic communities in the US and abroad.