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Spring 2013 Courses

Health Psychology
An introduction to the theoretical and clinical foundations of the emerging field of health psychology. Explores contemporary approaches to the promotion of health and well-being from a multidisciplinary framework and sociocultural perspectives. Topics include co-morbidity factors (depression, anxiety) as they affect health outcomes; obstacles to health promotion, such as nonadherence; and quality of life with respect to chronic medical and mental health problems.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
BPS3300.20 / 4 credits
Laura Moore
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 28–May 13
Academic II, Room 2113
» Upper-level natural sciences credit

Anatomy of a Trial and the Jury Process
Topics include the mechanism of the U.S. jury system; the truth-seeking process of juries; the concepts of mistrials, jury nullification, and hung juries; and a consideration of whether trial by jury is the best method for attaining justice. Students participate in a week-by-week mock trial, permitting hands-on experience in jury selection, opening statements, cross- examination, and summation.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
CSO3210.20 / 4 credits
Linda Gironda
Tues., 6:30– 9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Academic I, Room 1310
» Upper-level social sciences credit
» Legal studies elective

African American Cinema
This focus on African American cinema includes the work of major African American directors and performers and the films that reflect the complex issues attending the relationship between race and film in the United States.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
CSS3090.45 / 4 credits
FTF3090.45 / 4 credits
Lindy Leong
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 23–May 8
Academic I, Room 1106
» CSS3090.45: Upper-level social sciences credit
» FTF3090.45: Upper-level arts credit

The Mediterranean Origins of Western Culture
Examines the main historical events in the Mediterranean area from late antiquity through the Renaissance. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were born here, and the diverse peoples and cultures around its shores competed for intellectual and political dominance. These interactions resulted in the legacy of beliefs and institutions at the core of Western culture, including some issues still unresolved today.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
AHU3025.20 / 4 credits
Joseph Verdicchio
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 24–May 9
Academic I, Room 1230
» Upper-level humanities credit

Updated Jan. 16, 2013

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