Please choose one Writing Course - AM or PM and one Elective Course. Please note: Writing courses are mandatory credit/non-credit http://www.wellesley.edu/registrar/registration/creditnon).

Summer 2016 Courses

Writing Courses

WRIT 100- A  The Selfie in American Life

Course: WRIT 100 - A 
CRN: 35014
Title: The Selfie in American Life
Credit Hours: Credit/Non
Description: This course will examine how the rapid‐fire pace of technology is changing the way we see ourselves, the way we present ourselves to the world, and our fundamental understanding of our relation to the world around us. Through the use of social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Vine, Pinterest, Yik Yak,Tinder, Hinge, Instagram, and Tumbler, to name just a few, we are all constantly forming and reforming our identities, thereby changing the nature of human experience. By altering the course of our lives, we are reformulating the age‐old questions: How do we discover who we are? How do we show the world who we are? We will read a series of books, traditional and untraditional, by discovered and undiscovered authors, to analyze the way this seismic shift is being documented and portrayed in fiction and non‐fiction.
Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None.
Distribution(s): Writing
Instructors: Heather Bryant
Meeting Time(s): Pendleton Hall East 251 -` Section 1: (MTTh 9:30 - Noon) or Section 2: (1:30 - 4) 

 

 

WRIT 100- B Maligned and Misunderstood: Portrayal of Sharks in the Media 

Course: WRIT 100- B
CRN: 35014
Title: Maligned and Misunderstood: Portrayal of Sharks in the Media
Credit Hours: Credit/Non
Description: Sharks have inhabited the world’s oceans for over 400 million years. While their biology and evolutionary history is a story of triumph, the portrayal of sharks in various forms of media is largely negative, focusing on sharks as monsters and “man-eaters”, and often times, is biologically inaccurate. These representations are one of several factors that has led to the decline of shark populations worldwide. This course will enable students to understand shark biology and evaluate the accuracy of the portrayal of sharks through various forms of writing, including an exploratory essay, an editorial, a popular press article, and a research paper. Students will read and discuss popular and scientific articles on shark biology and literary excerpts to develop ideas for writing assignments, share their writing through peer review, and respond to constructive criticism to develop their writing skills and gain a better understanding of this impressive group of animals.
Max. Enrollment: 15
Instructors: Jocelyne Dolce
Meeting Time(s): M, T, Th (9:30 - Noon)

 

Elective Courses

ARTS 105 01 - Drawing I

Course: ARTS 105 - 01
CRN: 35002
Title: Drawing I
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

A foundational course in observational drawing with attention to the articulation of line, shape, form, gesture, perspective, and value. Studio work introduces a range of traditional drawing tools and observational methods while exploring a variety of approaches to image making and visual expression. In-class drawing exercises and weekly homework assignments address a range of subjects with brief attention given to the human figure. Recommended for all students considering majors in the visual arts and required for those majoring in studio art or architecture. Aimed for first- and second-year students; juniors and seniors should check the Art Department website for override application forms.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None.
Distribution(s): Arts, Music, Theatre, Film and Video
Instructors: Candice Ivy
Meeting Time(s): Jewett Art Center 247 - MTW 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

ARTS 109 2 Dimensional Design

Course: ARTS 109 - 01
CRN: 35003
Title: Two-Dimensional Design
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

This foundational studio course addresses the issue of composition in two-dimensional media. It focuses on the fundamental elements of visual design (e.g., line, shape, value, space, color) and their compositional impact. Studio projects emphasize visual problem-solving skills as a means of achieving more effective communication, with some attention to the issues of typography. Assignments explore a range of media, including digital processes. Aimed for first- and second-year students; juniors and seniors should check the Art Department website for override application forms prior to registration.

Seats Available: 15
Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None. Juniors and seniors must submit an application for an override.
Distribution(s): Arts, Music, Theatre, Film and Video
Instructors: Candice Ivy
Meeting Time(s): - MTW 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

CLCV 104 Classical Mythology

Course: CLCV 104 - 01
CRN: 35005
Title: Classical Mythology
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Achilles' heel, the Trojan Horse, Pandora's Box, an Oedipal complex, a Herculean task—themes and figures from classical mythology continue to play an important role in our everyday life. We will read the original tales of classical heroes and heroines as depicted by Homer, the Greek tragedians, Vergil, Ovid, and others. Why do these stories continue to engage, entertain, and even shock us? What is the nature and power of myth? Readings from ancient sources in English translation.

Seats Available: 15
Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Language and Literature
Religion, Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Instructors: Carol Dougherty
Meeting Time(s): - TWTh 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm

ENG 112 01 Intro to Shakespeare

Course: ENG 112 01
CRN: 35004
Title: Introduction to Shakespeare
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Shakespeare wrote for a popular audience and was immensely successful. Shakespeare is also universally regarded as the greatest playwright in English. In this introduction to his works, we will try to understand both Shakespeare's popularity and greatness. To help us reach this understanding, we will focus especially on the theatrical nature of Shakespeare's writing. The syllabus will likely be as follows: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): None
Instructors: Sarah Wall-Randell
Meeting Time(s): Jewett Art Center 450 - TWTh 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

MATH 115 01 - Calculus I

Course: MATH 115 - 01
CRN: 35005
Title: Calculus I
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable. The heart of calculus is the study of rates of change. Differential calculus concerns the process of finding the rate at which a quantity is changing (the derivative). Integral calculus reverses this process. Information is given about the derivative, and the process of integration finds the "integral," which measures accumulated change. This course aims to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts of differentiation and integration, and covers techniques and applications of differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. MATH 115 is an introductory course designed for students who have not seen calculus before.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Distribution(s): Mathematical Modeling
Instructors: Stephen Simon
Meeting Time(s): Science Center 264 - TWThF 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm

PSYC 101 01 - Intro to Psychology

Course: PSYC 101 01
CRN: 35006
Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

An introduction to some of the major subfields of psychology, such as developmental, personality, abnormal, clinical, physiological, cognitive, cultural, and social psychology. Students will explore various theoretical perspectives and research methods used by psychologists to study the origins and variations in human behavior.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Social and Behavioral Analysis
Instructors: Julie Norem
Meeting Time(s): Pendleton Hall East 139 - TWTh 09:30 am - 12:10 pm

 

SOC 102 01 - Sociological Perspective: Intro to Sociology

Course: SOC 102 - 01
CRN: 35008
Title: The Sociological Perspective: An Introduction to Sociology
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Thinking sociologically enables us to understand the intersection of our individual lives with larger social issues and to grasp how the social world works. Students in this course will become familiar with the background of sociology and the core analytical concepts employed by sociologists. Students will also gain familiarity with the major substantive topics explored by sociology, with focused attention given to the study of cultural formation, social identities, social control, social inequality, and globalization.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Social and Behavioral Analysis
Instructors: Markella Rutherford
Meeting Time(s): Pendleton Hall East 339 - MTWTh 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

THST 101 01 - Can We Have An Argument?

Course: THST 101 - 01
CRN: 35011
Title: Can We Have an Argument? Understanding, Employing, and Delivering Sound Rhetoric
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

This course will apply theatrical performance training to the art of public speaking or rhetoric. One of the three original Liberal Arts, the art of discourse has long been recognized as fundamental to the creation of knowledge, and the development of thought. Employing dramatic and nondramatic texts, original student-written work, and an occasional Saturday Night Live sketch, students will discover the power of words to change hearts and minds, as well as their ability to undercut the speaker who does not know how to use them properly. The course is intended to develop communicative and expressive skills in students who might not be drawn to the fine arts, but who might benefit from theatrical training to become more effective thinkers, writers, and speakers.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Arts, Music, Theatre, Film and Video
Instructors: Diego Arciniegas
Meeting Time(s): Alumnae Hall JONES - MWTh 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm

WGST 120 01 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Course: WGST 121 - 01
CRN: 35016
Title: Introducation to Women's and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women's and gender studies with an emphasis on an understanding of the "common differences" that both unite and divide women. Beginning with an examination of how womanhood has been represented in myths, ads, and popular culture, the course explores how gender inequalities have been both explained and critiqued. The cultural meaning given to gender as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality will be studied. This course also exposes some of the critiques made by women's studies' scholars of the traditional academic disciplines and the new intellectual terrain currently being mapped.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Language and Literature, Social Behavioral Analysis
Instructors: Nancy Marshall
Meeting Time(s): MWTh 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm
 

 

WGST 121 01 - Reading Elvis Presley and 1950s America

Course: WGST 121 - 01
CRN: 35017
Title: Reading Elvis Presley and 1050s America
Credit Hours: 1
Description:

Some have argued that Elvis Presley was the greatest cultural force in twentieth-century America. This course will consider the early career of Elvis Presley as a unique window for the study of race, class, gender, and heteronormative sexuality in postwar popular American culture. Specifically, we will look at the blending of African American and other forms of musical style in Presley's music, the representation of masculinity and sexuality across a sampling of his films and television performances, and key cultural film texts from the 1950s, and we will end by evaluating Presley's lasting impact as a unique icon in American cultural history.

Max. Enrollment: 15
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution(s): Arts, Music, Theatre, Film and Video 
Instructors: Elena Creef
Meeting Time(s): MWTh 06 pm - 08:40 pm