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SPANISH

SPA 109-1. Topic: The Galaxy Next Door: The Global South in Literature and
Film (FYS)
This class will explore the concept of the “Global South” through literature, film, and
political and economic analysis. After the Cold War, scholars began referring to a
distinction between the Global North and the Global South in order to replace the
outdated categories of First, Second, and Third World countries. While being an
improvement upon the previous categories, this division tends to overlook the existence
of vast pockets of underdevelopment in the North (the US and Europe), as well as
concentrations of wealth in the South in our current era of globalization. We will focus
our discussions mainly on connections between the US and Latin America while
concentrating on the intersections of immigration, poverty, and constructions of race
and gender. Some of the authors we will read are William Faulkner, Ta-Nehisi Coates,
Junot Diaz, Jamaica Kincaid, and Juan Rulfo. Students will be expected to enroll in an
online learning community and will receive ¼ additional adjunct course credit for their

participation during the fall semester. (FYS) MOSIER

SPA 365-3. Advanced Topic: The Boom and Post-Boom in Latin America
This class analyzes the explosive literary phenomenon of the 60s and 70s known as the
“Boom.” Students will read a selection of works by authors such as Gabriel García
Márquez, Julio Cortázar, and Carlos Fuentes with an emphasis on magic realism.
Furthermore, we will explore literary trends that follow the Boom generation.

Prerequisite: SPA 311. Offered every third year. (Humanities) MOSIER

COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSC 131-1. The Beauty & Joy of Computing (FYS)
Computing has changed the world in profound ways. It has opened up wonderful new
ways for people to connect, design, research, play, create, and express themselves. This
course will focus on some of the "Big Ideas" of computing that have changed the world
and consider where it will go in the future. We will discuss the challenges and
implications of computer technology, including the responsibilities of those who design
and use computer systems. Students will learn a bit about computer programming and a
lot about writing at the college level. The lab portion of the course will introduce students
to computer programming using App Inventor, a friendly programming language for
building Android applications. Students will engage in several different types of
academic writing and will conduct their own research projects. Students will be expected
to enroll in an online learning community and will receive ¼ additional adjunct course
credit for their participation during the fall semester. (FYS) SOWELL

CSC 255-5. Topic: Dealing with Data: Data Management, Data Visualization,
and Big Data
Managing and interpreting an overwhelming amount of raw data is part of the
foundation of our information society and economy. People use computers and statistics
to translate, process, and visualize raw data, enabling new understandings that in turn
contribute new knowledge to the world. This course will look at these topics from both a
statistical and a computer science perspective. Statistics will inform the discussion about
what appropriate goals are for learning from the data and how the data will answer the

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