A Look at Courses Being Offered for the First Time Part Two
Last week I covered some of the new classes being offered for the first time this coming spring semester in hopes of helping students decide what courses to take, and making the master schedule look less overwhelming. Since course registration has yet to happen, I have reached out to a few more professors to see what new courses are being offered in their departments.
In the music department many new courses are being offered. Two of the new music department courses will be taught by music Professor Elizabeth McLean Macy. These courses are MU-205A 002: Treme: Music, Race and Class in Post-Katrina New Orleans, and MU-345N 001: Music and Disaster. “Both classes stem from my own research interests in music and disaster,” said Macy. Macy also said that she “chose to offer Music and Disaster as a course because I fell that this is a particularly poignant topic today, where large-scale natural man-made disaster are catalysts for artistic expression on a regular basis.” Other new courses in the music department include MU 343: Seminar in Avant-Garde Jazz and American Postwar Racial Politics and MU 345B 001: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven.
In the Geoscience department there is only one new course being offered: GE 251C: The Coastal Ocean. Professor Meg Estapa will be teaching this new course, and Geoscience department chair Kyle Nichols says the new course “promises to be a great opportunity.”
There are two new courses being offered in the English department. These courses are EN 229: Literature in the Digital Age and EN 105: Digital Identity. Both of these courses will be taught by English professor, Paul Benzon. EN 229: Literature in the Digital Age is not only labeled as a “Language and Literature in Context” Course for the English Major, but it also counts for Media and Film Studies Minor.
For the upcoming semester, the Sociology department will also be offering some new classes. These classes include SO 251: Immigrations Sociological Perspectives with Professor Amon Emeka and SO 351R: Video Ethnography with Professor Rik Scarce. One other new course is SO 251: China in Transition. Professor Xiaoshou Hou will be teaching this new course. Hou will be joining the faculty in January and her course topic “is really important because it will show how capitalism varies in important ways and demonstrate the historical changes unfolding across the world, especially in China,” said Sociology Department Chair John Brueggemann.
The courses highlighted in this article and last week’s article are only a small selection of all the new courses being offered, but I hope they gave you some insight into classes you might have missed while looking over the master schedule!