Course TitleDescription



Teaching Beyond Regurgitation
Cross-listed with 56:645:507
MTH 5/29-7/05
6:00-9:40 PM 
Professor Josephine Johansen

Discusses traditional as well as comtemporary approaches to teaching mathematics. Comparisons within these contexts are investigated. The intricate connections between geometry and algebra serve as a segue to a deeper analysis of calculus and linear and abstract algebra. Selected readings from NCTM publications are a course requirement.



Special Topics in British Literature: Romanticism and the Invention of Childhood 
Cross-listed: 50:350:393:B6
TuTh 5/29/12-7/3/12
6:00 – 9:40 PM 
Professor Joseph Barbarese

When Children’s Literature emerges as a literary genre in the 19th century, it dies so as a sub-genre of English and American Romanticism and their shared belief in childhood as a source of visionary power and essential originality. With readings spanning the canon of the genre, from Good TwoShoes to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone–and beyond–the course examines influential Romantic sources, Anglo-American and Continental, and traces the elaboration of these influences in the children’s books that begin to appear in the late 18th century, through the 19th, and into the late 20th.
Special Topic: 20th Century American and British Literature
MTuTH 6/25/12-7/17/12
6:00-9:40 PM
Professor Carol Singley
Major works of American and British fiction, poetry, and drama, with a focus on modernism, postmodernism, and the technological, social, and political changes that helped to shape literary culture. Likely writers include Edith Wharton, Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Samuel Beckett. Assignments include a short paper, anoral presentation, and a longer critical essay. Works will be drawn from the M.A. Comprehensive Exam reading list.



Politics and Culture
Satisfies the Diversity General Requirement 
Cross-listed: 50:790:304
MTuWTh 6/25-7/19
10:30 – 1:40 PM 
Professor Kim Shienbaum

Note: Web-enhanced course (Platform is SAKAI) with limited in-class session.
As America makes the transition to a nation with no single ethnic group in majority, Americans, like citizens of any other nations, are locked in a debate about what it means to be an “American”. This course begins by examining the differences and similarities between American political culture and the political culture of other nations. Is American political culture unique? Can we identify a traditional set of common political values and attitudes that have bound our nation together to create E. Pluribus Unum? Should these values, which underlie our political culture, change as our population becomes more diverse? Will our commitment to diversity undermine, or enhance, our cohesion as one nation? The course will also analyze and examine how America changed, why America changed, identify the forces changing America, and assess the various conceptions of the America of Tomorrow.

Forensic Psychology
56:606:621:H7 JBMDL
Lecture/50% on-line
M 7/5-8/17
6:00-8:50 PM 
Professor Jill Adamucci 

This course focuses upon the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of both criminal offenders and their victims. Students will explore the role of psychology in the legal system, in criminal behavior, in the treatment of substance and alcohol abuse, and in terrorism. Through the curriculum, students are provided with an advanced understanding of psychological development and psychopathology, personality assessment, psychotherapeutic techniques, and research methods. At the completion of this course, students should: 1) Understand the influence that clinical psychology has on the legal system; 2) Understand the influence that experimental psychology has on the legal system; 3) Understand the roles played by members of the psychology community within the legal system; 4) Recognize ethical and occupational concerns involved in the intersection of psychology and the law.

9/11 and 9/11 Revisionism 
Advanced Undergraduate Course 
Cross-listed: 50:790:490:J2
MTuWTh 7/25-8/17
10:50 AM – 1:30 PM 
Professor Kim Shienbaum

Note: Web-enhanced course (Platform is SAKAI) with limited in-class sessions. 
Course counts towards the National Security minor and Certificate in National Security. The 9/11 Commission of 2004 confirmed initial government assessments that the 2001 attacks were carried out by Al Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group. Soon after the attacks, however, and ever since, revisionists have challenged the official findings.



Philosophy and Human Existance
56:606:641:B7 JBMDL/Hybrid
Tu 5/14-6/29
6:00-8:50 PM 
Professor Lior Levy 

Off-campus course at JBMDL. Note special schedule. Hybrid course with limited in-class meetings. This course investigates several aspects of being a human person. Students in this course will read and analyze seminal philosophical texts that examine questions about what humans are and what constitutes personhood and identity, as well as more specific questions about human freedom and morality, the relationship between the mind and the body, and knowledge and self-knowledge.