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other chemicals play in brain function and how they impact learning and development.
         Students will practice skills and habits associated with successful college students. This
         course will also explore the importance of a scientific foundation in preparing for lifelong
         learning and civic engagement. Students will develop goals for their college and post-
         college careers and explore chemical and psychological aspects of their behavior and
         personal identities. Students will then develop an individual plan for studying, making
         effective use of class time, utilizing faculty office hours, and maximizing their
         relationship with their academic advisor. Additionally, students will explore campus
         resources and opportunities enabling them to achieve their goals. Intended for non-
         science majors; no previous chemistry course required. (FYS) SHANATA



         GER 115-6. Topic: Magic, Myths, and Legends (in English)
         The popularity of magic has ebbed and flowed over time, but its persistent cultural
         valence in almost all cultures and contexts suggests that magic and magicians—alongside
         ever-evolving myths and legends—are irresistible tools in our effort to make sense of our
         lives and times. Indeed, even as the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, and
         modernization each proclaimed at one point the death of magic, myths, and legends
         (think of Max Weber's famous theory of the "de-magification of the world"), these
         fantastical stories, images, and cultural products (e.g. Magic: The Gathering) have
         endured as treasured visions of the world around us. This course will examine magic,
         myths, and legends from Germany, whose famously enchanted forests and castles speak
         to a culture that is especially imbued with magic. Students will consume magic and tales
         in their raw (and multimedia) forms; study scholarly work on their history, meanings,
         and inter-workings; and craft their own creative adaptations of magic, myths, and
         legends both young and old based on their individual interests and skills. Students will
         emerge from this course with a rich understanding of German history, music, literature,
         art, and magic culture from the early-modern period to the 21st century. Taught in
         English. (Humanities) CARRINGTON

         GER 116-3. Topic: Holocaust (in English)
          This course will examine the Holocaust from the perspective of social, cultural, and
         emotional history. We will seek to understand this genocide—its perpetrators and
         victims—in the context of modern German and European history, specifically interwar
         Germany and the rise of the Nazis, WWII, and long-standing anti-semitism throughout
         Europe. Students will also interpret the eyewitness accounts and survivor memoirs that
         were produced in the wake of such evil and wrestle with some of the Holocaust's most
         central and vexing questions: why did the Jews stay? Who was complicit? What did it
         mean to be a bystander? Where was God? This course will be taught in English and is
         designed for students of all backgrounds. (Humanities) CARRINGTON

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