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are actually feasible computationally, and how to achieve them. Same course as CSC 255.
         Prerequisite: STA 201 or CSC 140. SOWELL AND CANNON

MUSIC

         MUS 109-1. First Year Seminar in Music (FYS)
         The topic of "Opera and Film" has become one of the “hot” areas of scholarship in the
         past fifteen or so years. Both opera and film use a conglomeration of other constituent
         arts to create what Richard Wagner called a Gesamtkunstwerk or total artwork. (In fact,
         many of the first efforts in film were derived from opera and more specifically, Wagner.)
         My intention with this course is to explore the intersections between opera and film,
         using theories and practices of both genres, as well as numerous specific examples of the
         interplay between them. (FYS) MARTIN

PHILOSOPHY

         PHI 105-1. Topic: The Morals of Our Stories (FYS)
         This course will examine ethical theories and notions embedded in the discourse of
         storytelling. Moral lessons and norms are conveyed in the pages as the tale unfolds and
         the characters develop. Through the use of fable, fiction and film, the ethical principles of
         major philosophical systems will be discerned and analyzed. As a first year seminar,
         emphasis will be placed on academic expectations, coursework integrity, and vital critical
         reasoning skills in writing and discussion. (FYS) MIGELY

         PHI 109-1. Topic: Ethics and Climate Change (FYS)
         The threat of climate change raises urgent questions about what we ought to do—i.e.,
         questions about morality. We will spend some time considering climate science and
         questions raised by controversy about that science. What should we believe about the
         claim that human activity is threatening the climatic stability of our planet given
         apparent disagreement about the truth of that hypothesis? We will also spend time
         considering the moral challenges the risk of climate change generates: what is the nature
         of our obligations to prevent harm to people distant in space and in time; what
         responsibilities do nations of the industrialized world have to respond to threats
         generated by climate change; what does it make sense for such nations to do given the
         uncertainty of some outcomes of climate change; what should we, as individual citizens
         of such nations, be doing? We will read material of all sorts about these questions—we’ll
         look at scientific reports, economic analyses, and philosophical/ethical arguments, for
         example—and talk and write about what we make of the issues. 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) WHITE

POLITICS

         POL 251-4. Topic: Research Methods in Politics
         Methods and research design in political science to address the causal processes that
         produce outcomes in politics. Course covers quantitative, experimental, qualitative, and
         field research methods, research design, and inference. Prerequisite: STA 201. (Social
         Science) HASSELL

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