Communication Arts & Sciences
W10 The Deaf Culture in Peru . This interim provides students with the chance to learn about the Deaf culture in Peru through visiting and working with a school for the Deaf in Lima run by the Union Biblica Peru. Students interact with deaf students and their instructors and learn about how deaf activists are trying to work politically to promote Deaf culture in Peru. Students work with deaf teens at a camp for the first week. The second week they help at the deaf center in various ways. Students also learn about Peruvian and Inca culture in the capital city of Lima, where we explore historical neighborhoods and museums on entering and leaving the country. Priority will be given to students who have good Spanish and who have studied ASL. This course may fulfill an elective in the International Development Studies major or minor. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Course dates: Fee: $3620. P. Goetz. Off campus.
W11 Producing Media for Worship . A study of electronic media worship aids with an emphasis on developing assessment criteria and production skills. Students develop a biblical definition of worship, assess the use of electronic media in worship settings, and work to create worship aids from digital photographs, moving images, and recorded music. Time-intensive group projects – assessed by rubrics which focus on the fit of context, content, and form – constitute the majority of the coursework. Though CAS 190 and 249 are not prerequisites for the course, students who have had either may find the work easier. B. Fuller. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
W80 Different Worlds, Different Stories: Producing the short film in, Perú (MAY). Students in this course will spend one week pre-producing and one week producing a narrative short film of 30-40 minutes in the coastal fishing town of Puerto de Lomas located 340 miles south of Lima, Perú. The travel days will be from May 29th to June 12th. The Interim class will serve as practical examination of small budget international independent filmmaking. Before and during the production times in Peru, the class will be organized as a professional film crew, students will be assigned a specific film crew position and will be trained and evaluated according to their performances. This internship will be organized in coordinating to the School of Communications of the University of Lima (Lima) and the theater group Artescénica (Arequipa). This course may fulfill an elective in the Media Production major. Prerequisite: CAS 190. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Course dates: May 25-June 12. Fee: $3665. D. Garcia. Off campus.
SPAUD 343 Principles of Human Neuroanatomy. This course attempts to engage students in exploring the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord and their link to various neurological and developmental disorders. Topics of study will include microscopic anatomy, blood supply to the brain and spinal cord, sensory systems, the cerebellum, and subcortical and cortical regions. Imaging techniques and discussion of neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, and speech disorders, will also be covered. Students will gain an appreciation of the three dimensional structure of the brain and spinal cord as well as a basic understanding of its functional capacity. The course will consist of morning lectures and discussions. The student will complete an independent project. Field trips will allow exposure to brain imaging techniques and case studies in neuropathology. An assigned text is augmented by prepared handouts. Students will be evaluated by class participation, performance on exams, and an oral presentation. This course may fulfill an elective in the Speech Pathology major. Prerequisites Biology 115 or Psychology 333 and consent of the instructors. E. Helder, P. Tigchelaar. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS W22 Crime & Detective Fiction. G. Pauley.
IDIS W43 Leadership in Africa. B. Arendt, R. Crow, M. Fackler.
IDIS W45 Theatre Old and New in London. D. Leugs.
IDIS W49 Film Noir & American Culture. J. Bratt, B. Romanowski.
IDIS W52 The Wednesday Wars: On Stage! K. Kelly.
IDIS W82 Critical Approaches to Horror. C. Smit, A. Wolpa.