Discovery @ UCSB Seminars List

Note: The INT 94AA-ZZ seminars have been renamed from Freshman Seminars to First Year Exploration Seminars starting in Fall 2017.  Some seminars may still appear listed as "Freshman Seminars" in GOLD during the transition.  For full details on these seminars and the new Discovery @ Linked seminar formats, see the information page.

Consult the lists below for information on past seminars, including Freshman/Exploration and other new Discovery @ UCSB seminars. 

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Please note that if a listed seminar does not last the full 10 weeks, the drop deadline may be sooner.

Winter 2018 - First Year Discovery & Linked Seminars

INT 89AC: Love and Desire from the Middle Ages to the Present in Iberian and  Latin American Literatures and Cultures
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish & Portuguese
Professor Silvia Bermudez, Spanish & Portuguese

Tuesdays
0200-0350
GIRV 2119

Enrollment Code:   54593

This seminar offers an overview of the way our conceptualization of Love and Desire has shaped Western thought from its inception to the present. Love lies at the intersection of sexual passion, religious mysticism, and social utopia. Conceptualized as a human need for creating a relationship with the other we will begin by examining how the Greeks believed "love" encompassed the notions of eros, fili­a, agape and Charistia/Love/Charity. From the most natural and simple sexual desire (eros), love moved to embrace the need to establish a connection with others through friendship (fili­a) or with the societal group atlarge (agape). A human mystical longing to transcend the sphere of the merely human was also recognized through the concept of Charistia/Love/Charity.To explore how Love and Desire have been conceptualized and explored throughout the centuries  in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, we will pay attention to literature, painting, and music.

Professor Antonio Cortijo analyzes in his research the ideological structures and tensions that have forged the Modern Period across the Atlantic and across the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. He deals with issues such as nation building, power and ideology, religion and economy in the late medieval through 18th  centuries, as well as with the larger topic of the relevance of Humanism in the creation of the modern nations. mHe is the autor of over monographs and editions.His work has been recognized with awards from the National Endowment for  the Humanities (NEH), the American Philosophical Society, the Del Amo Foundation, the Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, etc. He is a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Good Letters (Barcelona).

Professor Silvia Bermudez teaches and researches on Iberian and Latin American Studies. Her current courses and research projects focus on Iberian/Galician Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and Cultural Studies, particularly popular music. She has published extensively in all of  these areas/topics.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 89AD: Exciting Developments in Biology Research
Professor Stephen Poole, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Professor Craig Carlson, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Fridays
0200-0350
387-103

Enrollment Code:  54601

This seminar will explore topics related to current ongoing research within the departments of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Students will learn about the latest developments from a variety of experts in fields ranging from molecular mechanisms of animal development to evolutionary studies of genomes to ecological effects of climate change.

Professor Poole is Chair of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He earned his B.A. at Trinity College, and his Ph.D. at UCSD. His research areas are the molecular genetics of animal development, focusing on genes involved in development of external sense organs in Drosophila, and also contact-dependent growth inhibition in bacteria.

Dr. Carlson earned his BA degree at Colby College and his PhD in marine science at the University of Maryland where he investigated the role that marine microbes play in governing the carbon cycle of open ocean ecosystems. As a Postdoctoral scholar at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS) he focused on the biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter in ocean systems. He joined BIOS faculty in 1996 and remained there until joining EEMB in 2001. Dr. Carlson is a former Chair of EEMB and is a member of UCSB's Marine Science Institute. He is lead PI or Co-PI on several federally sponsored projects in Microbial Oceanography.

poole@lifesci.ucsb.edu

Winter 2018 - First Year Exploration Seminars

INT 94FH: Disability in the Movies: Creating and Breaking Stereotypes
Professor George Singer, Education

Thursdays
1200-1250
GIRV 1115

Enrollment Code:   27680

In this seminar students will gain a historical overview of the way that negative attitudes about people with disabilities have been perpetuated in film and how cinema has also been a powerful vehicle for breaking down these prejudicial and limiting stereotypes. In the first five class meetings students will watch key excerpts from films that transmitted societal fears and prejudices about people with physical and cognitive differences. In the second half of the quarter students will become familiar with films that have broken down these stereotypical constructions of disability and offered more liberating alternatives. The impact of war and attitudes toward disabled veterans as well as the historical impact of modern medicine and eugenics will be illustrated with award winning films. Students will watch and review a movie as their major assignment in the seminar. Small group discussions are emphasized as well as brief lectures and guided presentations of film vignettes. The instructor emphasizes the way the tools of film making are used to powerfully convey attitudes about people with disabilities. The power of cinema to bring an audience close to and understanding of people who are otherwise socially distant is emphasized, the power to create empathy and understanding or its opposite.

I teach doctoral students and students preparing to be special educators in the Graduate School of Education. My research interests center on families of children with disabilities, on education of children with severe disabilities, and on topics in disability studies including social policy, law, and the impact of the mass media on attitudes toward people with disabilities. Prior to becoming a professor I was a Buddhist monk, a vocational trainer, special education teacher, and a director of a group home. Teaching an Exploration Seminar on the way people with disabilities have been portrayed in the movies and TV is one of the favorite parts of my job at UCSB.

singer@ucsb.edu

INT 94HZ: Collectors and Collecting
Professor William Davies King, Theater and Dance

Tuesdays
0500-0550
TD-W 2517

Enrollment Code:   54627

Millions of people collect everything from fine art to Beanie Babies, from butterflies to limericks, from classic cars to old newspapers. This seminar will examine the history and practice of collecting, as well as some of the theory. Why do people collect? What does collecting say about a society? What distinguishes collecting from hoarding? How can collecting be creative, even artistic? And you, do you collect? How does collecting fit into a life story?

Professor William Davies King, Theater & Dance, specializes in dramatic literature and theater history, but is also an unusual collector and author of Collections of Nothing (Chicago, 2008). He has also published articles about collecting and collage and has given talks about collecting around the country. For more information about what he does, see his website: www.williamdaviesking.com.

king@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK: Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 4 Mondays
0100-0320
HSSB 1211

Enrollment Code:  54643

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duigan's Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JV:  The Beauty of Mathematics
Professor Daryl Cooper, Mathematics

Tuesdays
0100-0150
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code:  27714

In 1610 Galileo said that "The language of nature is mathematics." By this he meant the world, and indeed the universe we live in, can only be understood with the aid of mathematics.  Just as one can appreciate music without being able to read a note of it, and a painting without being able to hold a brush, so one can appreciate the beauty of mathematics without the formulae. We will travel from the mathematically inspired art of M.C. Escher and the infinite complexity of Mandelbrotâ’s fractals to the transcendence of music as epitomized by Bach. We will discover why mirrors reverse left to right but not up and down. We will contemplate the sublime: what is infinity? And imagine the seemingly unimaginable: what shape is our universe? Want to win the lottery? We will explore every day uses of logic such as chance and probability. The only prerequisite for this class is a willingness to suspend disbelief. The course will be heavy on ideas and light on numbers. There is no need for a calculator.

cooper@math.ucsb.edu

INT 94NU: Chicano/Latino Film Documentaries in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano/a Studies

1st 5 Tuesdays
0200-0350
HSSB 4202

Enrollment Code:  27748

This seminar will focus on film documentaries on the Chicano/Latino experiences in the United States.  These films will cover various historical and contemporary issues which will also be discussed in historical context.

Professor Mario T. Garcia is Distinguished Professor of Chicano Studies and History.  He is the author of numerous books on Chicano history.  He has written on immigration, civil rights, political leadership, labor movements, and religion.  He teaches courses on Chicano history and Chicano Studies.

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94OU: LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process
Professor Risa Brainin, Theater and Dance

Tuesdays
0400-0450
HSSB 1237

Enrollment Code:             67561

LAUNCH PAD is the new play development program at UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance (http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/launchpad/). With the playwright in residence, we produce a "preview production" of a new play each year. Through this seminar, learn the unique process of new play development. Interact with the director, playwright, actors and designers in class and observe rehearsals and performance to get the inside scoop on how new plays go from page to stage.

Risa Brainin is a freelance theater director and Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance. Directorial credits include plays at Guthrie Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage and more. Professor Brainin is the Artistic Director of UCSB's LAUNCH PAD. www.risabrainin.com

risa.brainin@gmail.com

INT 94QX: What White People Need to Know
Professor Paul Spickard, History

Thursdays
0400-0450
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:   27813

We live in a racialized society.  Every social encounter is tinged by race.  Some (mainly White) people experience privilege and others (mostly not White) are penalized on account of race.  Many people don't feel comfortable talking about these issues.  In this seminar we will talk about our experiences of race and seek ways to make things better.

Paul Spickard teaches history, Black studies, Asian American studies, and related subjects.  He has published 19 books and won 21 teaching awards, and he is a little bit crazy.

spickard@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH: Freshman Health and Wellness
Professor Amy Jamiesion, Exercise Sport Studies

Wednesdays
0100-0150
RECEN 2103

Enrollment Code:  27847

This seminar provides an overview of information related to basic health and wellness topics.  Reveal and explore wellbeing within the context of college life and beyond.  Topics include, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, mental health.  Students will be introduced to resources on campus with focus on recognizing strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle.

Amy Jamieson is a senior faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the department of Exercise and Sports Studies. Amy’s education and experience is in Exercise and Health Science. She is a certified Nutritionist and serves as the MyPlate Ambassador at UCSB. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee and the Academic Advisor for the ESS Certificate Programs.  As the faculty coordinator for the ESS Independent Study program, she provides students with numerous internships in the field of health, wellness and fitness.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94TF: Dedicated to Serve: Local Law Enforcement Uncensored
Professor Gina Genova, Writing Program

1st 6 Wednesdays
0400-0550
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code:  54619

With media, politicians, athletes and quasi-celebrities provoking anti-law enforcement sentiment, it's easy to second-guess policies and practices from the comfort of your own home. Intelligent citizens know that they should inform themselves with accurate facts from the source before reaching a conclusion on such issues. This seminar will facilitate that process through a series of talks from five local law enforcement agencies. Members from each branch of law enforcement will explain their function and fit within Santa Barbara County and what life is like for them as members of this community on and off duty. Direct interaction between students and speakers will follow as students ask class-created questions with time for general discussion in a mutually respectful, safe, and candid atmosphere. Safety tips and career insights are also highlighted.

Gina L. Genova, Esq. is a Continuing Lecturer with the Writing Program, teaching Writing for Public Speaking (105PS),  Business Writing (107B), Legal Writing (107L), and Advanced Legal Writing (110L). Additionally, she hosts two freshman seminar speaker series, one on law enforcement and one on the legal profession. Ms. Genova has been a member of the California State and Federal Bars since 1992 and retired in 2015 from her local litigation practice specializing in contract, small business and personal injury law.

genova@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TG: Critical Thinking: the Most Important You Learn as a University Student
Professor Norbert Reich, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mondays
0600-0650
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  54668

Critical thinking forms the core of diverse human activities, including but not limited to science. Arguing from evidence is a skill that can be developed and this course seeks to improve your understanding and practice of this essential practice. We will read papers on diverse topics ranging from science and medicine, to law. Students engage in in class discussions and submit short, weekly summaries of the material.

Professor of Biochemistry with a focus on epigenetics, drug discovery, enzymes, drug delivery. I also have an interest in improving the public's understanding of how science works through the SciTrek outreach program which I started to help K-12 students and teachers.

reich@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94TI: Department of Music – Live!
Professor Jill Felber, Music

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and Thursday, March 15, 2018
4:00-4:50 PM
MUSIC 2224
~and~
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: Wind Ensemble)
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.  (Trinity Episcopal Church: Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.  (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: Jazz Ensemble)
*all free to UCSB students

Enrollment Code:        27870

Department of Music-Live is a freshman seminar that allows students to attend student or faculty chamber and ensemble concerts hosted by the Department of Music. Attendance at three Department of Music concerts in the term and two classes are required.

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute, has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

felber@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94UK: The Fantastic Short-Story: Theory and Practice
Professor Jorge Castillo, Spanish and Portuguese

Mondays
0900-0950
HSSB 1206

This course will study the Fantastic Short Story in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries with a particular focus in Latin America.  The seminar will offer a survey of the historical development of the genre in the last two centuries but also of the particular narrative techniques of fantastic short fiction.  The course could also be a workshop in which the participants will experiment with the genre and its conventions by employing these techniques to write fantastic short fiction.

castillo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94UN: Arts and Politics of Puppetry:  Creativity and the Santa Barbara Puppet Festival
Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music

Thursdays - January 18, February 1st and 15th, March 15th, 2018
0500-0550
Excursion - Thursday, March 1, 2018
0500-0950
TD-W 1703

Enrollment Code:  54700

Moveable models known as puppets have long been used in multiple world contexts to entertain, to teach, to satirize leaders, and to inspire. Through creative workshops, with historiographical contextualization, this course engages with the first puppet festival in Santa Barbara (March 2018), to include hands-on events-based sessions with professional companies.

As a creative artist and scholar, Professor Hellier-Tinoco combines interests in performing arts, politics, Mexican studies, identity and environmental issues. Dr. Hellier-Tinoco teaches in the departments of music and theater/dance, with affiliations in feminist studies and Latin American and Iberian Studies, with expertise in experimental performance-making and contemporary politics.

rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94UO: The Future of Global Justice
Professor Robert Samuels, Writing

Tuesdays
1200-1250
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code:  61093

This seminar will examine what kind of government and politics we need in order to deal with the problems of climate change, global trade, poverty, genetic experimentation, artificial intelligence, crime, pandemics, and terrorism.  We will explore together the issue of global governance.

Professor Samuels has been teaching for 20 years, is the author of 11 published books and earned his PhDs in English and Psychoanalysis. He is currently writing a book on Global Justice.

bobsamuels_us@yahoo.com

INT 94UP: "We Are Gauchos": Collective Memory and Community Identity
Professor Kathy Patterson, Writing Program

Wednesdays
0100-0150
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  61358

This seminar explores local sites, artifacts, and practices that illustrate how what we remember and forget about our shared past shapes who we are in the present. Memory studies and local history will inform field observation and archival research aimed at understanding who we are as"Gauchos."

Kathy Patterson is a Continuing Lecturer in the Writing Program. Her interest in memory studies stems from her doctoral work in Southern Studies and Disability Studies. She teaches a memory themed entry-level writing course and an upper division Humanities writing course focused on collective memory, commemoration, and memorialization.

kpatterson@ucsb.edu

INT 94UQ: Math, Meet Ecology!
Professor Holly Moeller, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology

Fridays
1200-1250
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  61481

The ecosystems that support and sustain us are full of diverse living organisms that interact with one another in complex ways. Biologists often use mathematical models to make sense of this complexity. This seminar develops the intuition behind these approaches, and uses models to address diverse problems in environmental science and conservation.

Dr. Holly Moeller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. She studies the ecology and evolution of metabolic interactions among species using a combination of mathematical models, field work, and laboratory experiments. Her study systems range widely from tree-fungal mutualisms, to coral reefs, to chloroplast-stealing microbes.

holly.moeller@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94US: The Trojan War: an Historical Event or Fiction?
Professor Ralph Gallucci, Classics

Wednesdays
0200-0250
HSSB 1232

Enrollment Code: 66688

Perhaps the most famous story in Greek mythology is the tale of the Trojan War. Until the 1960's most classical scholars believed that the Trojan War was an historical event.  Today the majority of scholars deny any reality behind the legend. We will examine why this change has occurred.

Ralph Gallucci received his Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History at UCLA in 1986 and teaches in the Classics Department and Honors Program. Ralph has mentored numerous undergraduate research projects. His publications are in the areas of Athenian democracy and Homeric studies, especially the interconnections of memory, legend, and history.

gallucci@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94UT: Oral Interpreting: Hands on!
Professor Aline Alves Ferreira, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 5 Fridays
0900-1050
ARTS 1349

Enrollment Code:  67116

This course comprises topics that are necessary to develop skills necessary for interpreting and to carry out interpretation into and from Spanish and/or Portuguese.

Aline Ferreira is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Linguistics (Department of Spanish and Portuguese). Her main topics of interests are: Written Translation, Oral Interpreting, Bilingualism, Heritage Languages, and Second Language Acquisition. Her main topics of interests are: Written Translation, Oral Interpreting, Bilingualism, Heritage Languages, and Second Language Acquisition.

aferreira@spanport.ucsb.edu

Winter 2018 - Transfer Exploration Seminars

INT 186AB: Race, Gender, and Political Representation in America
Professor Pei-te Lien, Political Science

1st 7 Wednesdays
0200-0315
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  54486

This course introduces concepts of political representation and explores how identity labels such as race or gender as well as the intersection of the two may create both obstacles and opportunities for individuals of African/Black, American Indian, Asian/Pacific, Latina/Hispanic, and White/Anglo background to attain public office.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Pei-te Lien is a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who also holds professorship in Asian American, Feminist, and Black Studies.  She is the author of numerous publications on the political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans.

plien@polsci.ucsb.edu

INT 186AC: On the Derivation of Music from Other Sources
Professor Clarence Barlow, Music

1st 6 Tuesdays
0300-0450
MUSIC 1145

Enrollment Code:  54569

On the Derivation of Music from Other Sources: six illustrated lectures (100 minutes each plus a short break, 10 hours in all) in which Prof. Barlow demonstrates how music can be derived from language, other musics and algorithms. He will profusely illustrate his lectures with examples of his own music, occasionally referring to music by contemporary colleagues.

After teaching composition in the Netherlands and Germany for 22 years, Professor Clarence Barlow took up the position of Corwin Chair and Composition Program Head at UCSB\'s Music Department in 2006. His main interest is computer-aided composition for acoustic and electronic instruments, often derived from musical and extramusical sources.

barlow@music.ucsb.edu

INT 186AD: The Case Against Science
Professor Mattanjah deVries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

1st 5 Fridays
1200-0150
PSBN 4606

Enrollment Code:   61507

Gallup Polls show that two thirds of Americans do not think global warming is a threat and almost half of all Americans think the theory of evolution is false. Should we really worry about climate change or is that a hoax? Is alternative medicine really quackery or is it systematically suppressed by the mainstream medical establishment? Is intelligent design covered up by biologists? Should there be stickers on biology books, warning that evolution is only a theory? Science appears to be doubted and beleaguered from many sides. What do the courts have to say?  Should schools and universities teach all sides of these controversies? Explore the history, politics, and philosophy of science. Be skeptical and decide whether science can be trusted.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, and special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as applications in analysis of meteorites, art, and archaeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 186AG: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Professor Elizabeth Wilbanks, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

Thursdays
1000-1050
Bldg 387, Room 103 (located next to PSYCH building)

Enrollment Code:  67108

Do you consider yourself an individual, a single organism?  Have you ever thought about how your symbiotic microbes make your body its own ecosystem?  In this seminar, we will explore the microbial world around and within us using Ed Yong’s recent pop-science book “I Contain Multitudes.”  Whatever your background, this seminar will shift your perspective on biology and maybe even your sense of self.  Weekly meetings will be discussion based, and will emphasize both critical analysis of the data behind the story and the art of conversation.  We'll try to take class outside to explore different microbial habitats on campus while we discuss the reading.

Lizzy Wilbanks is a microbiologist and an assistant professor, new to UCSB in Fall 2017.  Her research maps how marine microbes interact with one another and shape global nutrient cycles, using methods like DNA sequencing, stable isotope analysis, and microscopy.

elizabeth.wilbanks@lifesci.ucsb.edu

Winter 2018 - Transfer Discovery & Linked Seminars

INT 187AA: Child's Play? Learning the Science Behind Child Development
Professor Zoe Liberman Psychological & Brain Sciences
Professor Tamsin German, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Tuesdays
0400-0550
GIRV 2119

Enrollment Code:  59238

How should we raise our children? How do children learn most effectively? What are the implications of new media on learning and development? We will explore these questions (any many more!) through reading and discussing "The Gardner & The Carpenter," by renowned psychologist (and UC Berkeley professor) Allison Gopnik.

Zoe Liberman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her research focus in on the development of human social cognition. She is most interested in questions about whether infants divide the world into social groups, and how these social groups may impact subsequent thinking and learning.

Tamsin German is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her work concerns the foundations of human ability to understand the actions and interactions of other people, and its relationship to other domains of human thought, such as moral reasoning, scientific thinking and belief in the supernatural.

liberman@psych.ucsb.edu

Fall 2017 - Discovery & Linked Seminars

INT 89AA: Latin America: History and Culture
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Wednesdays
1000-1150
PHELP 1425

Enrollment Code:  64857

Co-taught Course (Professors Cortijo and Castillo)

This seminar will provide insight into the history and culture of Latin America by focusing on the conflictive interplay between autonomous populations (Native Americans, Africans and Creoles) and their European counterparts. Divided into two sections, the seminar will focus on the most representative texts (historical and literary) that have shaped the cultures of the New World across Colonial, Independence and Contemporary times. The seminar is interdisciplinary and will combine and analysis of history, ideology, and literature of the Americas

Professor Cortijo analyzes in his research the ideological structures and tensions that have forged the Modern Period across the Atlantic and across the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. He deals with issues such as nation building, power and ideology, religion and economy in the late medieval through 18th  centuries, as well as with the larger topic of the relevance of Humanism in the creation of the modern nations. He is the author of over 40 monographs and editions.

Professor Castillo’s areas of instruction and research include: Nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish-American literature, from the Romantics to the Avant-Garde, with a special focus on Hispanic Modernismo and Posmodernismo. Additional areas of interest: poetry and poetics; modern philosophy and history of ideas; contemporary literary theory; Cuban and Puerto Rican literature; nineteenth century Peninsular, and contemporary Spanish-American literature.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

castillo@spanport.ucsb.edu

Fall 2017 - Exploration Seminars

INT 94FH: Moving Forward: Disability in Film and Television-- History of Stereotyping and Change
Professor George Singer, Education

Fridays
1200-1250
HSSB 1236

Enrollment Code:  26641

In this seminar students will watch and discuss parts of classic films in the history of the portrayal of people with disabilities. It will begin with early depictions of freak shows and monsters and move through time to South Park and Game of Thrones. The way that changing attitudes about human differences are reflected in these cultural artifacts will be examined. The seminar will meet weekly for 10 weeks. Reading assignments will complement the films and lectures. Students will be encouraged to examine their own attitudes about physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. Contemporary ideas about how disability is defined and situated in a social power structure will be discussed. If you have given little thought to this topic the seminar is an enjoyable way to look into a new area through great films and television.

Professor Singer works in the Graduate School of Education in the field of Special Education and grew up in a family where close relatives experienced disabilities and so the areas of disability studies and special education have been life long interests.  Prior to becoming an academic he had several jobs and roles including that of a Zen Buddhist monk, a carpenter, goat herd, special education teacher, director of a non profit group home agency, and vocational trainer.  Professor Singer worked as a special education teacher and then as a behavior specialist. After earning a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Oregon he became a Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute where he developed his long term focus on families of individuals with severe disabilities. Professor Singer is a published poet and aspiring novelist.  This seminar comes out of a  fascination with movies and their power to bring us close to people who at first seem very different than oneself.  Professor Singer is a grandfather of six and father of three and have a terrific goldendoodle.

singer@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94GG: The Exploration of Identity & Art: Personal, Cultural, Familial & Sexual
Professor Kip Fulbeck, Department of Art

1ST 5 Tuesdays
0100-0250
ARTS 1344

Enrollment Code:  26658

The exploration of identity continues to be a focus of contemporary artists. Examining how we create and recreate our internal and external selves allows us to better understand our interactions in personal, social and political arenas. In this interactive workshop, students will view work by various filmmakers, artists and performers, and engage in lively discussions pertinent to their phase in life.

Artist & Spoken Word Performer Kip Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show and PBS, and has exhibited and performed in over 20 countries.  He is the author several books and the recipient of many awards including the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award.

seaweed@arts.ucsb.edu

INT 94GQ: Contemporary Political Issues in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano Studies

1st 5 Wednesdays
0100-0250 pm
PHELP 2532

Enrollment Code: 26666

This seminar focuses on contemporary political issues including both domestic and international ones.  Issues can range from presidential politics to the threat of terrorism around the world.  Each week students will report on a contemporary issue with a related question for the class to discuss.

Prof. Mario T. Garcia is Professor of Chicano Studies and History.  He has published widely on Chicano/Latino immigration, civil rights, leadership, and religion.  He teaches courses on Introduction to Chicano Studies, Chicano History of the 20th century, the Chicano Movement, Latino Autobiography and History, and Chicano/Latino Religions.

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK: Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 4 Tuesdays
0200-0420 PM
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code: 26708

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duiganâ’s Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JM: Debates about Evolution
Professor Stanley Awramik, Earth Science

Wednesdays
0100-0150
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  52613

A great public debate exists on the teaching of evolution in our schools. What are the issues involved? What are the merits of evolution, creationism, and intelligent design?  What are the distinguishing characteristics of science and how well does each of these qualify to be taught in a science course? We will discuss the issues surrounding this important contemporary debate.

Professor Stanley Awramik is a paleobiologist who studies the early history of life on Earth. His interests include the teaching of science, scientific controversies, as well as collecting fossils. He teaches History of Life, Historical Geology, and advanced courses in the Earth sciences.

awramik@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94OS:Women and Representation
Professor Maurizia Boscagli, Department of English

Tuesdays
0100-0150
SH 2617

Enrollment Code:  52639

In this seminar we will concentrate on the way women have reclaimed the power to represent themselves, to tell their own stories, in literature.  We will discuss issues of domesticity, sexuality, money and independence, women and professions, female anger, women and writing. The texts ill include Charlotte Bronte' s 'Jane Eyre', Jean Rhys' 'Wide sargasso Sea', Jeannette Winterson's 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit', Edwige Danticat's 'Breath, Eyes, Memory'.

Maurizia Boscagli is Professor of English, affiliated with the Department of Feminist Studies and with the Program of Comparative Literature. She specializes in Twentieth and Twentieth Century literature and culture, gender studies, and critical theory. Professor Boscagli teaches classes on women and literature, women and film, modern masculinities, as well as on the city and urban space, work and not doing, and the everyday. She is the author of 'Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century' (1996), and 'Stuff Theory: Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism' (2014)

boscagli@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94PO: From The Page To The Stage
Professor Vickie Scott, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
0400-0450 PM
TD-W 1530

Enrollment Code: 26765

This course is an insider’s view into the creative and collaborative processes of live performance.  It focuses on the analysis, research, selection, implementation and critical evaluation processes as part of design for theatrical performance.

Vickie J. Scott teaches lighting and scenic design for theater and dance, designs productions in the Department of Theater and Dance, and mentors students.  She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction.  Her recent work at UCSB includes: VENUS and THE DEATH OF KINGS.

scott@theaterdadnce.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH: Freshman Health and Wellness
Professor Amy Jamieson, Exercise Sport Studies

Wednesdays
0100-0150
RECEC 2103

Enrollment Code: 26807

This seminar provides an overview of information related to basic health and wellness topics.  Reveal and explore wellbeing within the context of college life and beyond.  Topics include, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, mental health.  Students will be introduced to resources on campus with focus on recognizing strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle.

Amy Jamieson is a senior faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the department of Exercise and Sports Studies. Amy's education and experience is in Exercise and Health Science. She is a certified Nutritionist and serves as the MyPlate Ambassador at UCSB. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee and the Academic Advisor for the ESS Certificate Programs.  As the faculty coordinator for the ESS Independent Study program, she provides students with numerous internships in the field of health, wellness and fitness.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94SY: Psychology of Dudes: Boys, Men, and Masculinity
Professor Steve Smith, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Wednesdays
0900-0950
GIRV 2110

Enrollment Code:  26856

In this seminar, we will discuss the psychology of masculinity from childhood through adulthood. We will read about masculine stereotypes, destructive/aggressive images, relationships, and sports.  We will take field trips to sporting events and other settings to observe and discuss images of masculinity, manhood, and boyhood.  Finally, we will discuss how both good and bad aspects of men and masculinity are impacting the UCSB community.

Dr. Steve Smith is an associate professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.  His work (both clinical and research) involves diversity issues in psychological assessment, psychological needs of athletes, and psychotherapy with men and boys.  He is an avid trail runner and frequenter of coffee shops.

ssmith@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94TG: Critical thinking: the Most Important Thing You Will Likely Learn as a University Student
Professor Norbert Reich, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Wednesdays
0600-0650 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  26914

We will read and discuss papers on critical thinking covering broad disciplines, including but not limited to science.

Science research on epigenetics, enzyme mechanisms, drug design, drug delivery.Science education research on how to improve large lecture format courses to engage students in critical thinking, in teaching K-12 students how science works.

reich@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94TI: Department of Music-Live!
Professor Jill Felber, Music

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4:00-5:50 PM
MUSIC 2224
~and~
ON SITE/OFF SITE EXCURSIONS
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:00-8:00 pm (Karl Geiringer Hall: Flute Ensemble Concert)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30-9:30 pm  (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: Wind Ensemble Concert)
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30-9:30 pm (Trinity Episcopal Church at 1500 State St: Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus)
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:30-9:30 pm (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players Concert)

Enrollment Code: 26930

Department of Music-Live is a freshman seminar that allows students to attend a student or faculty chamber and ensemble concerts hosted by the Department of Music. Enrolled students gather before each concert for a 15-minute lecture and discussion about the music to be performed that evening. The mini-lecture highlights specific points about the composer's lives, the cultures they lived in that gave rise to the music, and so forth.  The lecture may also address specific aspects of the music, though in a non-technical (music appreciation) manner. Attendance at all Department of Music concerts in the term and mini-lecture, is required.

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute, has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

felber@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94TJ: Revolutionary Energy: Modernist British Culture
Professor Enda Duffy, English

3 consecutive Fridays:
Friday, September 29
Friday, October 6
Friday, October 13
at 10:00-11:50 am
GIRV 1106
~and~
Excursion as follows:
Saturday, October 21
10:00-2:00 pm

Enrollment Code:  26948

A hundred years ago, a revolution swept over the art scene, and all culture was transformed.  This course surveys these changes with a focus on London, from Virginia Woolf's daring feminist body-writing to Wyndham Lewis's dreams of technology in his magazine 'Blast.' This course checks out these changes in art, poetry literature: we then spend a half day interacting with the art at the Santa Barbara Art Museum Fall exhibition, 'British Modernism.'  

Enda Duffy is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature.  He is the author of 'The Subaltern Ulysses' and 'The Speed Handbook' and many articles, co-editor of 'Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism, ' and other books.  His newest work is on energy in twentieth-century culture.

duffy@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94TK: Experimenting with the Fundamental Building Blocks of the Universe
Professor David Stuart, Physics

Fridays
0300-0350
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  26955

This seminar will discuss the physics experiments that revealed the fundamental building blocks of the universe over the course of the last century. We'll look at the questions that drove the experiments, the techniques that they used, and the impact that they had. We'll conclude by discussing the ways that undergraduate science majors can make their own contributions to modern experiments through undergraduate research projects.

David Stuart is a professor of physics. He does particle physics experiments with the Large Hadron Collider which involve colliding protons at high energies to create new particles, and their anti-matter partners, to study the fundamental constituents and interactions of the universe.

stuart@physics.ucsb.edu

INT 94TW: Food Writing: The Good, the Bad, and the Distasteful
Professor Katie Baillargeon, Writing Program

Wednesdays
0900-0950
HSSB 2202

Enrollment Code:  68577       

Tasty videos by Buzzfeed, food blogs, #Instafood, Yelp: all demonstrate how food writing has grown beyond its traditional cookbook and review genres. This seminar explores various visual and textual genres of food writing and, via select readings, emphasizes how to write about food and understand the issues most current in the field.

Katie Baillargeon has a PhD in Musicology from UCSB and has taught in the Writing Program since 2008. Personally, she is fascinated by our cultural focus on food and has themed several research writing courses around food. She also used to sell her homemade cheesecakes in high school.

baillargeon@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94UH: Theatre Design and the WWE Smackdown: How We're Taking Chad Diety to Juneau and Anchorage
Professor Greg Mitchell, Theatre and Dance

Wednesdays
1000-1050
TD-W 2517 (new location)

Enrollment Code: 66381

We'll do a blow by blow breakdown of the lighting and set design process of a play about the commercialization of race and terrorism as it collides with the world of Pro Wrestling.  The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety is currently being designed by Professor Mitchell for Alaska's Perseverance Theatre Company.  In September the production will open in Juneau, but will later transfer to an fundamentally different theatre space in Anchorage in November during the fall quarter.  The practical and aesthetic complexities of this project will (pile)drive course.

Greg Mitchell is a designer of scenery, lighting, projections and costumes for theatre, dance, opera, festivals, and interactive installations around the globe.  His current work often involves site-specific designs in challenging locations and the interaction of media and technology with performance and installations.

gmitchell@ucsb.edu

INT 94UI: When Paintings Talk: Poetry About Visual Art
Professor James Donelan, Writing Program

Mondays
0100-0150
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code:  64485

We will read poems that engage is ekphrasis, descriptions of works of art, and discuss what happens when art finds its voice. Poems by Keats, Auden, Ashbery, Willams, and Hollander, and visual art works by Breughel, Turner, and Parmigianino, among others, will deepen our perspective on how visual art interacts with its viewers, the world, and other art forms. Students will be expected to read two or three poems in relation to several visual images each week while briefly recording their responses in a reading journal.

James H. Donelan is the Associate Director of the UCSB Writing Program. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and is the author of Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He received the 2015-16 UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.

donelan@ucsb.edu
 

INT 94UJ: Observing Behavior
Professor Michelle Brown, Anthropology

Fridays
0900-0950
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  70334

Observational methods are the cornerstone of behavioral studies on vertebrate and invertebrate species and are utilized by both anthropologists and ecologists. Students will learn a variety of techniques for documenting behavior by observing other UCSB students, dogs, and local wildlife in the Isla Vista environs (which are considered local excursions).

Professor Brown studies the behavioral ecology of non-human primates to understand the evolution of social systems, the interplay of cooperative and competitive actions, and the effects of environmental change on the behavior of individuals, groups, and populations.

mbrown@anth.ucsb.edu

INT 94UL: Designing for Learning
Professor Danielle Harlow, Education

Thursdays
0900-0950
ED 4219

Enrollment Code: 66373

We will consider how children learn by making things and how to design activities that encourage tinkering, exploration, and innovation. As part of this class, we will visit MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and design our own interactive activities.

Danielle Harlow researches how children and their teachers learn science and engineering through making things. She has also been a content advisor to the exhibits team at MOXI. Prior to UCSB, she earned a PhD in Education and taught physics in Tanzania as a Peace Corps volunteer.

dharlow@education.ucsb.edu

Fall 2017 - Transfer Exploration Seminars

INT 186AA – Babies for Sale: Biological Commodities in the 21rst Century
Professor France Winddance Twine, Sociology

Wednesdays
0100-0150
HSSB 1233

Enrollment Code: 64493

This interdisciplinary seminar will introduce students to debates and dilemmas in the global market in biological commodities. The topics covered will include the sale and rental of wombs, blood, organs, semen, ovum and other genetic material.  (blood, organs, semen, ovum and other genetical material). Students will learn about this issue across several national contexts including China, India, Egypt, Israel, the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.

France Winddance Twine is a Black and Native American Professor of Sociology whose research focuses upon the intersections of racial, gender and class inequality across several national contexts. Her current research focuses upon assisted reproductive technologies, inequality in the tech industry, and Black Europe. She is the author and/ or editor of 10 books. Her recent publications include Outsourcing the Womb: race, class and gestational surrogacy in a global market (2015), Geographies of Privilege (2013) and A White Side of Black Britain: interracial intimacy and racial literacy (2010).

winddance@soc.ucsb.edu

INT 186AB - Race, Gender, and Political Representation in America
Professor Pei-te Lien, Political Science

1st 7 Mondays
0200-0315
HSSB 1233 (note new location!)

Enrollment Code: 70326

This course introduces concepts of political representation and explores how identity labels such as race or gender as well as the intersection of the two may create both obstacles and opportunities for individuals of African/Black, American Indian, Asian/Pacific, Latina/Hispanic, and White/Anglo background to attain public office.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Pei-te Lien is a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who also holds professorship in Asian American, Feminist, and Black Studies.  She is the author of numerous publications on the political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans.

plien@polsci.ucsb.edu

Fall 2016

INT 94BJ: Eye on the Prize: Nobel Prizes 2016
Professor Mattanjah de Vries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Friday, September 30
Monday, October 3
Tuesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 5
Friday, October 7
Monday, October 10

1030-1150 AM
PSBN 4606

Enrollment Code: 26062

In the first week of October the 2016 Nobel prizes will be announced: Medicine on Monday, Physics on Tuesday, Chemistry on Wednesday, Peace on Friday. We will follow the announcements on each of those days, press conferences, worldwide reactions and background. We will find out how one gets nominated and we will learn about the people and the science in over a century of Alfred Nobel's legacy, involving both life changing discoveries and human drama.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, and special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as applications in analysis of meteorites, art, and archaeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94FH: Moving Forward: Disability In Film And Television-- History Of Stereotyping And Change
Professor George Singer, Education

Fridays
1200-1250 PM
HSSB 1236

Enrollment Code: 58214

In this seminar students will watch and discuss parts of classic films in the history of the portrayal of people with disabilities. It will begin with early depictions of freak shows and monsters and move through time to South Park and Game of Thrones. The way that changing attitudes about human differences are reflected in these cultural artifacts will be examined. The seminar will meet weekly for 10 weeks. Reading assignments will complement the films and lectures. Students will be encouraged to examine their own attitudes about physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. Contemporary ideas about how disability is defined and situated in a social power structure will be discussed. If you have given little thought to this topic the seminar is an enjoyable way to look into a new area through great films and television. 

I work as a  Professor in the Graduate School of Education in the field of Special Education. I grew up in a family where close relatives experienced disabilities and so the areas of disability studies and special education have been life long interests.  Prior to becoming an academic I had several jobs and roles including that of a Zen Buddhist monk, a carpenter, goat herd, special education teacher, director of a non profit group home agency, and vocational trainer.  I worked as a special education teacher and then as a behavior specialist. After earning a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Oregon I became a Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute where I developed my long term focus on families of individuals with severe disabilities. I am a published poet and aspiring novelist.  This seminar comes out of a  fascination with movies and their power to bring us close to people who at first seem very different than oneself.  I'm a grandfather of six and father of three and have a terrific goldendoodle.

singer@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94GG: The Exploration of Identity & Art: Personal, Cultural, Familial & Sexual
Professor Kip Fulbeck, Art

1st 5 Tuesdays
0100-0250 PM
ARTS 1344

Enrollment Code: 58222

The exploration of identity continues to be a focus of contemporary artists. Examining how we create and recreate our internal and external selves allows us to better understand our interactions in personal, social and political arenas. In this interactive workshop, students will view work by various filmmakers, artists and performers, and engage in lively discussions pertinent to their phase in life.

Artist & Spoken Word Performer Kip Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show and PBS, and has exhibited and performed in over 20 countries.  He is the author several books and the recipient of many awards including the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award.

INT 94GQ: Contemporary Political Issues in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano Studies

1st 5 Wednesdays
0200-0350 pm
HSSB 1236

Enrollment Code: 58230

This seminar focuses on contemporary political issues including both domestic and international ones.  Issues can range from presidential politics to the threat of terrorism around the world.  Each week students will report on a contemporary issue with a related question for the class to discuss.

Prof. Mario T. Garcia is Professor of Chicano Studies and History.  He has published widely on Chicano/Latino immigration, civil rights, leadership, and religion.  He teaches courses on Introduction to Chicano Studies, Chicano History of the 20th century, the Chicano Movement, Latino Autobiography and History, and Chicano/Latino Religions.

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94HG: Close Looking: Examining Works of Art
Professor Ann Jensen Adams, History of Art and Architecture

Saturday, October 15
1000 - 12:00 pm,
ARTS 2622
~and~
Saturday, October 22
0830 - 0530 pm
field trip

Enrollment Code: 26088

Direct examination of works of art within a museum setting afford an unsurpassed opportunity to consider how a work was created, what has happened to its appearance over the course of time, and how installation within the museum setting may alter or contribute to the artist and/or patron’s original conception. This course will take place over two days: on the first day we begin in a classroom for a discussion with slides that provides background information necessary to close looking. We will then move on to the University Art Museum where students will be divided into small groups and given a series of looking assignments designed to teach close looking of both art and installation. Members of each group will wrap-up the day with reports on what they have discovered. The second day will be devoted to a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, where we will examine art in all media-paintings prints, sculpture, and decorative art!

Professor Ann Jensen Adams is a specialist in 17th-century Netherlandish painting, particularly portraiture. Her extensive museum experience included work in the curatorial offices of the Yale University Art Museum, a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Painting from New York Private Collections at the National Academy of Design, New York.

ajadams@arthistory.ucsb.edu

INT 94HI:  Know Your Brain!
Professor Benjamin Reese, Psychological & Brain Sciences

1st 3 Saturdays
September 24, October 1 and 8th
0900-1220pm
PSY-E 3834

Enrollment Code:  49031

This combined lecture/laboratory/discussion class will meet on three sequential Saturday mornings, addressing the neural substrates underlying perception, memory and motor control.  The first hour of each class will introduce brain structures underlying these behaviors and how they function, while the second hour will take place in the laboratory, with students conducting sheep brain dissections of these structures.  The third hour will be a discussion section in which we consider the neurological consequences of damage to these structures.   

Benjamin Reese is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, studying the development and plasticity of the nervous system.  He received his B.A. degree in Experimental Psychology from UCSB in 1980, and completed his post-graduate and post-doctoral training at Oxford University before joining the faculty at UCSB in 1989.

breese@psych.ucsb.edu

INT 94HZ: Collectors and Collecting
Professor William Davies King, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
0500-0550 PM
TD-W 2517

Enrollment Code:  26096

Millions of people collect everything from fine art to Beanie Babies, from butterflies to limericks, from classic cars to old newspapers. This seminar will examine the history and practice of collecting, as well as some of the theory. Why do people collect? What does collecting say about a society? What distinguishes collecting from hoarding? How can collecting be creative, even artistic? And you, do you collect?

Professor William Davies King, Theater & Dance, specializes in dramatic literature and theater history, but is also an unusual collector and author of Collections of Nothing (Chicago, 2008). For more information about what he does, see his website: www.williamdaviesking.com.

king@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK: Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 4 Tuesdays
0200-0420 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code: 58248

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duiganâ’s Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JV: The Beauty of Mathematics
Professor Daryl Cooper, Mathematics

Tuesdays
0200-0250 PM
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 58255

In 1610 Galileo said that "The language of nature is mathematics." By this he meant the world, and indeed the universe we live in, can only be understood with the aid of mathematics.  Just as one can appreciate music without being able to read a note of it, and a painting without being able to hold a brush, so one can appreciate the beauty of mathematics without the formulae. We will travel from the mathematically inspired art of M.C. Escher and the infinite complexity of Mandelbrotâ’s fractals to the transcendence of music as epitomized by Bach. We will discover why mirrors reverse left to right but not up and down. We will contemplate the sublime: what is infinity? And imagine the seemingly unimaginable: what shape is our universe? Want to win the lottery? We will explore every day uses of logic such as chance and probability. The only prerequisite for this class is a willingness to suspend disbelief. The course will be heavy on ideas and light on numbers. There is no need for a calculator.

Professor Cooper’s main research is in topology which can be used to describe the shape of all possible universes. He is also an expert on the geometry of the infinitely large and infinitesimally small.

cooper@math.ucsb.edu

INT 94LQ: On the Derivation of Music from Other Sources
Professor Clarence Barlow, Music

1st 6 Tuesdays
0300-0450 PM
MUSIC 1145

Enrollment Code: 26138

On the Derivation of Music from Other Sources: six illustrated lectures (100 minutes each plus a short break) in which Prof. Barlow demonstrates how music can be derived from language, other musics and algorithms. He will profusely illustrate his lectures with examples of his own music, occasionally referring to music by contemporary colleagues.

After teaching composition in the Netherlands and Germany for 22 years, Prof.  Clarence Barlow took up the position of Corwin Chair and Composition Program Head at UCSB's Music Department in 2006. His main interest is computer-aided composition for acoustic and electronic instruments, often derived from musical and extramusical sources.

barlow@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94ME: Moral Paradoxes
Professor Matthew Hanser, Philosophy

Fridays
1100-1150 AM
HSSB 1210

Enrollment Code:  68361

An introduction to problems in moral philosophy via discussion of a number of "moral paradoxes."

Professor Matthew Hanser works primarily on problems in moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action.

hanser@philosophy.ucsb.edu

INT 94NF: Greek Archaeology in Action
Professor Brice Erickson, Classics

1st 6 Wednesdays
0100-0150
PHELP 1160
~including~
Field trip to Malibu Getty
Saturday, October 29, 2016
0900-0400 pm

Enrollment Code:  65466

Archaeology is a discipline best described as the study of past cultures though their tangible remains.  This seminar will provide the rare experience of direct exposure to the study of Greek artifacts in museum settings.  We will come face to face with Greek pots and other artifacts in the UCSB Art Museum collection and on a field trip to the Malibu Getty Museum.   Introductory sessions will prepare students for understanding the cultural contexts of this material.

Professor Erickson is a Greek archaeologist with a specialization in pottery studies, the ancient economy, and cultural interaction.

berickson@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94OT: Democratizing Gender: Reimagining Gender Roles and Relations Today
Professor Edwina Barvosa, Feminist Studies

1st 5 Wednesdays
0300-0450 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 53751

This seminar explores the interconnection between two key elements that shape our lives: democracy & gender. The possibilities raised by these two factors remain hotly debated today. Here we will explore whether gender practices, including old and new gender inequities, might be usefully transformed by democratizing the social practices through which gender relations are made and remade.

Professor Edwina Barvosa is a political scientist specializing in social and political theory, and racial, ethnic and gender studies. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University and her M.A. from Cambridge University. Her gender related research focuses on how gender inequities that affect both men and woman can be transformed through social reconstructions in which anyone can take part.

barvosa@femst.ucsb.edu

INT 94PO: From The Page To The Stage
Professor Vickie Scott, Theater and Dance

Mondays
0400-0450 PM
TD-W 1530

Enrollment Code: 58313

This course is an insider’s view into the creative and collaborative processes of live performance.  It focuses on the analysis, research, selection, implementation and critical evaluation processes as part of design for theatrical performance.

Vickie J. Scott teaches lighting and scenic design for theater and dance, designs productions in the Department of Theater and Dance, and mentors students.  She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction.  Her recent work at UCSB includes: VENUS and THE DEATH OF KINGS.

scott@theaterdadnce.ucsb.edu

INT 94QJ: The Problem with Work
Professor Maurizia Boscagli, English

Tuesdays
1230-0120 PM
SH 2617

Enrollment Code: 56267

Why do we want to work and why is work so important in defining who we are? Could a world without work be possible? What are the values attached to the work ethic? The seminar approaches these questions through the fiction of Herman Melville, Jumpha Lahiri, and Raymond Carver and others.

Maurizia Boscagli is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Feminist Studies. She teaches classes on women's cultural production, twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture, space and urban studies. Her books include _Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century_, and, more recently, _Stuff Theory. Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism. She is now working on a new book length project on work and the politics of not doing.

boscagli@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94QV: History of War
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Tuesdays
1100-1150 AM
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code: 26203

Analysis of the history of war from an ideological point of view (origin, causes, ideologies involved, empires, weapons, etc.)

Antonio Cortijo analyzes in his research the ideological structures and tensions that have forged the Modern Period across the Atlantic and across the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. He deals with issues such as nation building, power and ideology, religion and economy in the late medieval through 18th centuries, as well as with the larger topic of the relevance of Humanism in the creation of the modern nations. He is the author of 30 books and 160 articles.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94RK: What is Life?
Professor Luc Jaeger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tuesdays
0500-0550 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code: 58321

This seminar series is essentially intended to provide a deeper understanding of Life and its origin from scientific, philosophical and religious perspectives. Rather than opposing science and religion, this class aims at reconciling these two visions of the world, which both originate from a common quest for truth. Implications for the future of science and civilization will be discussed.

Dr. Jaeger joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2002. He has been full professor since 2012. His highly interdisciplinary research encompasses fields as diverse as RNA biochemistry and biophysics, nucleic acid nanotechnology, material sciences, synthetic biology and nanomedicine. He is also interested in the dialogue between science and religion.

jaeger@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH: Freshman Health and Wellness
Amy Jamieson, Exercise and Sports Studies

Wednesdays
0100-0150 PM
RECEN 2103

Enrollment Code: 53272

This seminar provides an overview of information related to basic health and wellness topics.  Reveal and explore wellbeing within the context of college life and beyond.  Topics include, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, mental health.  Students will be introduced to resources on campus with focus on recognizing strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle.

Amy Jamieson is a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the department of Exercise and Sports Studies.  She has over 18 years experience in the wellness and fitness industry and spends most of her time working as a lecturer and educator. Amy holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Health Science with an emphasis in performance enhancement and injury prevention.   In addition, she is a certified Nutritionist through the AASDN and serves as the MyPlate Ambassador at UC Santa Barbara. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee, responsible for creating and implementing student wellness based programs and resources including the upgraded Wellness and Fitness Institute designed to provide a platform for academic learning and student wellness education.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94SP: The U-See Project
Professor Norman Bradley, Writing Program

1st 5 Monday & Wednesdays
0400-0450 PM
GIRV 2127

Enrollment Code:  63768

In this seminar students will help build the U*See project--a program to locate QR codes within Santa Barbara County that link to content authored by UCSB students and faculty, including local history, walking tours, photos, and multimedia. Seminar students will work together to turn UCSB inside-out by changing local public spaces into living classrooms and build a template for other campuses to follow.  Help support this innovative and far-ranging educational outreach effort!

Norman Douglas "Doug" Bradley is in his 16th year teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) writing and science communication within the UCSB Writing Program; he is also a UCSB alum (B.A., 1985).  Prior to teaching at UCSB, Doug worked as a project engineer and technical writer at several California high-tech firms.

bradley@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94SR: Film Noir
Professor Andrew Norris, Political Science

Tuesdays
1200-1250 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code: 58347

In this course we shall discuss ten classic instances of film noir, or black film.  As our class time is very limited, students will watch these films each week at home.  Student evaluation will be based upon quizzes, viewer response essays, and class participation. 

Andrew Norris is an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Affiliated Professor of Philosophy at UCSB.  He works primarily on modern and contemporary political philosophy, though he has also written on film, contemporary American politics, and Heidegger.

anorris@polsci.ucsb.edu

INT 94SW: Terrifying Beauty: Aesthetics and the Sublime in Romantic Poetry, Music, and Art
Professor James Donelan, Writing Program

Wednesdays
0100-0150 PM
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code: 58354

The sound of a Beethoven symphony, the sight of waves breaking on the shore, and the suggestive rhythms of a Romantic poem all move us deeply, but we hardly know why. Together, we will see, hear, and contemplate theory and the practice of sublime and the beautiful in Romanticism.

James H. Donelan is the Associate Director of the UCSB Writing Program. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and is the author of Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He received the 2015-16 UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.

donelan@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94SX: How Children Make War and Peace
Professor Sabine Fruhstuck, East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies

Mondays
0200-0250 PM
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 49023

This seminar is about childhood, war, and play in Japan and elsewhere. It is designed to show and critically analyze how children and childhood have been used as technologies to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century.

Sabine Fruhstuck is interested in the study of modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world. She writes mostly about mass violence, the military, sexuality, gender, power, and knowledge systems.

fruhstuck@eastasian.ucsb.edu

INT 94SY: Psychology of Dudes: Boys, Men, and Masculinity
Professor Steve Smith, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Wednesdays
0900-0950 AM
GIRV 2110

Enrollment Code: 49049

In this seminar, we will discuss the psychology of masculinity from childhood through adulthood. We will read about masculine stereotypes, destructive/aggressive images, relationships, and sports.  We will take field trips to sporting events and other settings to observe and discuss images of masculinity, manhood, and boyhood.  Finally, we will discuss how both good and bad aspects of men and masculinity are impacting the UCSB community. 

Dr. Steve Smith is an associate professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.  His work (both clinical and research) involves diversity issues in psychological assessment, psychological needs of athletes, and psychotherapy with men and boys.  He is an avid trail runner and frequenter of coffee shops.

ssmith@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94TB:  Ancient Ideas for Modern Times
Professor Helen Morales, Classics

Fridays
1000-1050
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  67694

Where do our ideals about beautiful bodies come from? Why do newspapers compare America's 'immigration crisis' with the fall of ancient Rome? How would psychoanalysis have been different had Freud been influenced by the myth of Antigone, not the myth of Oedipus? What has Kanye West to do with Cicero?   Greek and Roman antiquity is a common vehicle for thinking about our world today. This course will explore some of these interactions and introduce students to key classical authors and ideas along the way.

Helen Morales is the Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic Studies. She has written books on the ancient Greek novel, Greek mythology, and Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood.

hmorales@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94TC: Self-Driving Cars and Green Futures
Professor Konstadinos Goulias, Geography

Wednesday, October 12 – PSY-E 1806
Wednesday, October 19 – HSSB 3202
Wednesday, October 26 – HSSB 3202
Wednesday, November 2 – HSSB 3202
Wednesday, November 9 – PSY-E 1806

Enrollment Code: 53280

Self-driving cars can help us save lives, decrease emissions, and use resources in a sustainable way. Can they really do that?  This course will answer this question by exploring experiments, current technology, and future developments using scientific papers, popular press, and online media.  GeoTrans graduate students and the instructor will lead structured brainstorming sessions about designing the future.  

Konstadinos G. Goulias is a professor of transportation at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Geography and director of the GeoTrans laboratory. He is an expert of Travel Behavior and Transportation Systems Analysis with experience in Australia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States.

goulias@geog.ucsb.edu

INT 94TD: Got Mindfulness?  Learn How Kobe Bryant, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Eva Mendes, and Emma Watson Manage Their Stress!
Professor Heidi Zetzer, Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Last 7 Wednesdays
0300-0415 PM
ED 1205

Enrollment Code:  53744

It's not easy being a celebrity.  It's almost as hard as being a first year student!  That's  why these celebrities practice mindfulness-based stress reduction. In this seminar you will learn helpful mindfulness practices as well as how to understand, interpret, and critique research on its scientific foundations and effectiveness.

Dr. Heidi A. Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic and a Lecturer in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology. Dr. Zetzer teaches helping skills courses, supervises graduate student therapists and teaches about mindfulness, stress reduction, and helping people change.

hzetzer@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94TE: Contemporary Cuban/ Puerto Rican Short Stories
Professor Jorge Luis Castillo, Spanish & Portuguese

Mondays
0100-0150 PM
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code:  58362

A survey course focused on a variety of short stories that have emerged in Cuba and Puerto Rico since 1970.

Professor Castillo was born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico. He has published two books and a variety of scholarly articles on Spanish American Modernismo and Posmodernismo. He is also a novelist and short story writer interested in Cuban and Puerto Rican narrative.

castillo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94TF: Dedicated to Serve: Local Law Enforcement Uncensored
Professor Gina Genova, Writing Program

Wednesdays: September 28, October 5 and 26, November 9 and 16, 2016
0600-0750P
ARTS 1356

Enrollment Code:  66407

Candid and uncensored, learn what it's really like straight from insiders at five local law enforcement agencies: SBPD, IVFP, CSI, DA, County Jail.  We will curate questions for speakers to address after they explain their function and fit within our community. A course blog will be created after each visit.

Gina L. Genova, Esq. is a Continuing Lecturer with UCSB's Writing Program, teaching writing for business, law and public speaking. A member of the California State and Federal Bars since 1992, Ms. Genova recently retired from her civil litigation practice specializing in business disputes and torts.

genova@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TG: Critical thinking: the Most Important Thing You Will Likely Learn as a University Student
Professor Norbert Reich, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tuesdays
0600-0650 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  58370

We will read and discuss papers on critical thinking covering broad disciplines, including but not limited to science.

Science research on epigenetics, enzyme mechanisms, drug design, drug delivery.Science education research on how to improve large lecture format courses to engage students in critical thinking, in teaching K-12 students how science works.

reich@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94TH: What is Computing?
Professor Omer Egecioglu, Computer Science

Tuesdays
0100-0150 PM
HSSB 4202

Enrollment Code:  58388

With the belief that the fundamental concepts in computing can be explained without getting lost in the details and mathematical symbols, this course aims at a discussion of the essence of what computing is to a general audience. The students will gain some insight into the foundations of this fascinating human endeavor. No experience necessary.

Omer Egecioglu received the PhD degree in Mathematics from the UC San Diego, in 1984. At present, he is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the UC Santa Barbara, where he has been on the faculty since 1985.His principal areas of research are algorithms,  bijective and enumerative combinatorics, and combinatorial algorithms. His current interest in parallel algorithms involves approximation and numerical techniques on distributed memory systems while his combinatorial interests center around computational geometry, algorithms on strings, bijective methods, and ranking algorithms for combinatorial structures.

omer@cs.ucsb.edu

INT 94TI: Department of Music-Live
Professor Jill Felber, Music

Thursday, October 13 and Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:00-4:50pm
2224 Music
~and~
following excursions:
Sunday, October 16, 2016 (Trinity Episcopal Church)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 (University Wind Ensemble at Lotte Lehmann Concert hall)
Monday, November 28, 2016 (Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Players at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall)
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Enrollment Code:  72009

Department of Music-Live is a freshman seminar that allows students to attend a student or faculty chamber and ensemble concerts hosted by the Department of Music. Enrolled students gather before each concert for a 15-minute lecture and discussion about the music to be performed that evening. The mini-lecture highlights specific points about the composer’s lives, the cultures they lived in that gave rise to the music, and so forth.  The lecture may also address specific aspects of the music, though in a non-technical (music appreciation) manner. Attendance at five Department of Music concerts in the term, preceded by the mini-lecture, is required.

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute, has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

felber@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94TJ: Revolutionary Energy: Modernist British Culture
Professor Enda Duffy, English

Fridays - September 30, October 7 and 14
1000-1150 am
GIRV 1106
~and~
Friday - October 21
0930-0120 pm
Santa Barbara Art Museum downtown

Enrollment Code:  58396

A hundred years ago, a revolution swept over the art scene, and all culture was transformed.  This course surveys these changes with a focus on London, from Virginia Woolf's daring feminist body-writing to Wyndham Lewis's dreams of technology in his magazine Blast. This course checks out these changes in art, poetry literature: we then spend a half day interacting with the art at the Santa Barbara Art Museum Fall exhibition, 'British Modernism.'  This course meets 3 Friday mornings, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 10-12am, and then for 4 hours on Fri. Oct. 21 at the Santa Barbara Art Museum downtown, 9.30-1.30, with lunch.

Enda Duffy is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature.  He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses and The Speed Handbook and many articles, co-editor of Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism, and other books.  His newest work is on energy in twentieth-century culture.

duffy@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94TK: Experimenting With The Fundamental Building Blocks Of The Universe
Professor David Stuart, Physics

Fridays
0300-0350 PM
GIRV 2108

Enrollment Code:  58404

This seminar will discuss the physics experiments that revealed the fundamental building blocks of the universe over the course of the last century. We'll look at the questions that drove the experiments, the techniques that they used, and the impact that they had. We'll conclude by discussing the ways that undergraduate science majors can make their own contributions to modern experiments through undergraduate research projects.

David Stuart is a professor of physics. He does particle physics experiments with the Large Hadron Collider which involve colliding protons at high energies to create new particles, and their anti-matter partners, to study the fundamental constituents and interactions of the universe.

stuart@physics.ucsb.edu

INT 94TL: Physics of the Large Hadron Collider: A Guide for the Perplexed
Professor Jeffrey Richman, Physics

Wednesdays
0100-0150 PM
PHELP 1448

Enrollment Code:  58412

This seminar will explore the physics of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), including the discovery of the Higgs boson and the properties and interactions of elementary particles such as quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons. We will discuss the evidence for dark matter and the role of particles in cosmology and astrophysics. Finally, we will investigate the technologies used in the LHC and the impact of the LHC program on science and society.

Professor Jeffrey Richman is an experimental high energy physicist who currently works on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. He has led one of the major CMS physics groups and has worked on the construction of the experiment. Professor Richman has taught elementary particle physics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at UCSB, as well as at advanced schools around the world.

richman@hep.ucsb.edu

INT 94TM: HBO's Rome and the Fall of the Roman Republic
Professor Robert Morstein-Marx, Classics

Tuesdays
0900-0950 AM
PHELP 1440

Enrollment Code:  58420

Season 1 of HBO's Rome offered a compelling popularization of the dramatic story of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Learn about the history -- no less tumultuous than its cinematic re-creation -- and the larger-than-life, yet (mostly) historical characters on which it was based. Ponder the challenging choices made by its historical expert, its scriptwriters, and creators in bringing this complex alive on the screen: can popular entertainment be historically respectable?

Professor and former Chair of Classics specializing in Roman history, especially the last decades of the Roman Republic. Author or editor of three books in Roman Republican history, currently working on a book which takes a new perspective on Julius Caesar. A fan of responsible popularization of history in film, TV, print and digital media.

morstein@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94TN: Puzzling Problems in Science and Technology
Professor Behrooz Parhami, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wednesdays
0330-0420 PM
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code:   58446

Scientific research and technological development problems are puzzle-like in the sense of requiring insight and out-of-the-box thinking for their solution. Many of these problems are actually related to popular math/logic puzzles in terms of the pertinent insights and solution methods. In this 1-unit freshman seminar, 10 such problems are identified and linked to a number of puzzles, such as Sudoku (job-shop scheduling), word-search (search engines), and decoding of secret messages (cryptography).

Behrooz Parhami (PhD, UCLA 1973) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and does research in computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing. A Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and British Computer Society, and recipient of several other awards (including a most-cited paper award from J. Parallel & Distributed Computing), he has written six textbooks and more than 280 peer-reviewed technical papers. Professionally, he serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees and is also active in technical consulting.

parhami@ece.ucsb.edu

INT 94TO:  Nature Journaling: A Way to Connect to Your (New) Place
Professor LeeAnne Kryder, Writing Program

1st 5 Wednesdays
4:00-5:50 pm
HSSB 2202

Enrollment Code: 61648

Many great American "nature writers" --like Henry Thoreau, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, and Mary Oliver--connected with the natural world through their nature journal.  We will explore one of UCSB's Nature Reserves and get to know the natural world of your new place through keeping a nature journal.

Dr. LeeAnne Kryder is based in the Writing Program and teaches for the Professional Writing Minor and other professional writing courses, including Writing for Environmental Professions. Within the Environmental Studies Department, she teaches American Environmental Literature. She works closely with campus sustainability efforts and believes in the power of place.

kryder@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TP: The Cultural Significance of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Professor Dolores Ines Casillas, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Three Fridays (October 14, 21, and 28)
0100-0250
SH 1623
~and~
Field Trip
Sunday, November 6

Enrollment Code:  65524

This course is divided into three meeting dates and offers students both a seminar style as well as a participatory element to studying the Day of the Dead. The first three meeting dates (two hours in length) are dedicated to reading about the history of Day of the Dead usually celebrated in the United States on November 1 or 2. Our last class meeting takes place, on Sunday, November 6, at a community Day of the Dead event (four to five hours) hosted by a local dual-immersion (Spanish-English) elementary school. Participants are required to take part in volunteer activities such as skull decorating, face painting, or baking traditional breads. (Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not at all required.)

Dolores Ines Casillas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and a Faculty Affiliate of Film & Media Studies and Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).Her book, Sounds of Belonging: Public Advocacy on U.S. Spanish-language Radio examines how immigration politics throughout the twentieth century have shaped the character and growth of U.S. Spanish-language radio.  Sounds of Belonging has been cited in different media venues, such as, the Associated Press, Pacifica Radio, ABCNEWS.COM, BuzzFeed and National Public Radio (NPR).  Professor Casillas teaches an introductory course on Chicana/o Culture as well as upper division courses on Mexican/Chicano Oral Traditions, Barrio Popular Culture, Listening to Race, and Language, Power & Learning.

casillas@chicst.ucsb.edu

Winter 2017

INT 94ES: Exciting Developments in Biology Research
Professor Craig Carlson, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Fridays
2:00-2:50 pm
NH 1111

Enrollment Code: 27631

This seminar will explore topics related to current ongoing research within the departments of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Students will learn about the latest developments from a variety of experts in fields ranging from molecular mechanisms of animal development to evolutionary studies of genomes to ecological effects of climate change.

Dr. Carlson earned his BA degree at Colby College and his PhD in marine science at the University of Maryland where he investigated the role that marine microbes play in governing the carbon cycle of open ocean ecosystems. As a Postdoctoral scholar at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS) he focused on the biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter in ocean systems. He joined BIOS faculty in 1996 and remained there until joining EEMB in 2001. Dr. Carlson currently serves as Chair of EEMB and is a member of UCSB’s Marine Science Institute. He is lead PI or Co-PI on several federally sponsored projects in Microbial Oceanography.

Co-teaching with Stephen Poole, MCDB

carlson@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94ES: Exciting Developments in Biology Research
Professor Stephen Poole, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Fridays
2:00-2:50 pm
NH 1111

Enrollment Code: 27623

This seminar will explore topics related to current ongoing research within the departments of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Students will learn about the latest developments from a variety of experts in fields ranging from molecular mechanisms of animal development to evolutionary studies of genomes to ecological effects of climate change.

Professor Poole is Chair of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He earned his B.A. at Trinity College, and his Ph.D. at UCSD. His research areas are the molecular genetics of animal development, focusing on genes involved in development of external sense organs in Drosophila, and also contact-dependent growth inhibition in bacteria.

Co-teaching with Craig Carlson, EEMB.

poole@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94FH: Moving Forward: Disability in Film and Television-- History of Stereotyping and Change
Professor George Singer, Education

Wednesdays
12:00-12:50 pm
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code:  55913

In this seminar students will watch and discuss parts of classic films in the history of the portrayal of people with disabilities. It will begin with early depictions of freak shows and monsters and move through time to South Park and Game of Thrones. The way that changing attitudes about human differences are reflected in these cultural artifacts will be examined. The seminar will meet weekly for 10 weeks. Reading assignments will complement the films and lectures. Students will be encouraged to examine their own attitudes about physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. Contemporary ideas about how disability is defined and situated in a social power structure will be discussed. If you have given little thought to this topic the seminar is an enjoyable way to look into a new area through great films and television.

Professor Singer is in the Graduate School of Education and works in the field of Special Education. He grew up in a family where close relatives experienced disabilities and so the areas of disability studies and special education have been life long interests.  Prior to becoming an academic Professor Singer had several jobs and roles including that of a Zen Buddhist monk, a carpenter, goat herder, special education teacher, director of a non profit group home agency, and vocational trainer.  He also worked as a special education teacher and then as a behavior specialist. After earning a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Oregon he became a Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute where he developed his long term focus on families of individuals with severe disabilities. Professor Singer is a published poet and aspiring novelist.  This seminar comes out of a  fascination with movies and their power to bring people close who at first seem very different than oneself.  Professor Singer is a grandfather of six and father of three and has a terrific goldendoodle.

singer@education.ucsb.edu

***FIELD TRIP INCLUDED***
INT 94HG: Close Looking: Examining Works of Art
Professor Ann Jensen Adams, History of Art and Architecture

January 21, 2017
10:00-11:50 am
ARTS 2622
      `and`
January 28, 2017
8:30-5:20 pm
fieldtrip

Enrollment Code:  27656

Direct examination of works of art within a museum setting afford an unsurpassed opportunity to consider how a work was created, what has happened to its appearance over the course of time, and how installation within the museum setting may alter or contribute to the artist and/or patron’s original conception. This course will take place over two days: on the first day we begin in a classroom for a discussion with slides that provides background information necessary to close looking. We will then move on to the University Art Museum where students will be divided into small groups and given a series of looking assignments designed to teach close looking of both art and installation. Members of each group will wrap-up the day with reports on what they have discovered. The second day will be devoted to a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, where we will examine art in all media-paintings prints, sculpture, and decorative art!

Professor Ann Jensen Adams is a specialist in 17th-century Netherlandish painting, particularly portraiture. Her extensive museum experience included work in the curatorial offices of the Yale University Art Museum, a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Painting from New York Private Collections at the National Academy of Design, New York.

ajadams@arthistory.ucsb.edu

INT 94JM: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution
Professor Stanley Awramik, Earth Science

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 pm
GIRV 2115

Enrollment Code:  55921

A great public debate exists on the teaching of evolution in our schools. What are the issues involved? What are the merits of evolution, creationism, and intelligent design?  What are the distinguishing characteristics of science and how well does each of these qualify to be taught in a science course? We will discuss the issues surrounding this important contemporary debate.

Professor Stanley Awramik is a paleobiologist who studies the early history of life on Earth. His interests include the teaching of science, scientific controversies, as well as collecting fossils. He teaches History of Life, Historical Geology, and advanced courses in the Earth sciences.

awramik@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94JV: The Beauty of Mathematics
Professor Daryl Cooper, Mathematics

Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 27680

In 1610 Galileo said that "The language of nature is mathematics." By this he meant the world, and indeed the universe we live in, can only be understood with the aid of mathematics.  Just as one can appreciate music without being able to read a note of it, and a painting without being able to hold a brush, so one can appreciate the beauty of mathematics without the formulae. We will travel from the mathematically inspired art of M.C. Escher and the infinite complexity of Mandelbrotâ’s fractals to the transcendence of music as epitomized by Bach. We will discover why mirrors reverse left to right but not up and down. We will contemplate the sublime: what is infinity? And imagine the seemingly unimaginable: what shape is our universe? Want to win the lottery? We will explore every day uses of logic such as chance and probability. The only prerequisite for this class is a willingness to suspend disbelief. The course will be heavy on ideas and light on numbers. There is no need for a calculator.

Professor Cooper's main research is in topology which can be used to describe the shape of all possible universes. He is also an expert on the geometry of the infinitely large and infinitesimally small.

cooper@math.ucsb.edu

INT 94LV: Biotechnology and Society
Professor Douglas Thrower, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Fridays
12:00-12:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 27698

We will learn about and discuss effects on society of new technologies developed as part of the molecular biology revolution that has taken place since the 1980s including new approaches to treating cancer, genetically modified foods, genetic profiling, cloning, gene therapy, and the application of "DNA fingerprinting" in solving crimes. 

I am a Senior Lecturer in the MCDB Department.  I primarily teach 3rd and 4th year classes in genetics, pharmacology, and physiology.  Students who take my courses are typically planning careers in medicine, pharmacy, or biomedical research. I also carry out research on anti-cancer drugs through the efforts of a small but dedicated group of undergraduate and graduate students.

thrower@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94MW: The Case Against Science
Professor Mattanjah de Vries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

1st 5 Fridays
12:00-1:50 pm
PSB-N 4606

Enrollment Code: 27706

Gallup Polls show that two thirds of Americans do not think global warming is a threat and almost half of all Americans think the theory of evolution is false. Should we really worry about climate change or is that a hoax? Is alternate medicine really quackery or is it systematically suppressed by the mainstream medical establishment? Is intelligent design covered up by biologists? Should there be stickers on biology books, warning that evolution is only a theory? Science appears to be doubted and beleaguered from many sides. What do the courts have to say?  Should schools and universities teach all sides of these controversies? Explore the history, politics, and philosophy of science. Be skeptical and decide whether science can be trusted.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, and special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as applications in analysis of meteorites, art, and archaeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94NU: Chicano/Latino Film Documentaries in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano Studies

1st 5 Mondays
1:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 1227

Enrollment Code: 55939

This seminar will involve screening film documentaries on the Chicano/Latino historical experiences and discussing them.  Each week for five weeks a documentary will be shown in the first half of the class and then students will discuss the film in the second half of the class.  The films witl deal with issues such as immigration, education, civil rights, politics, among other issues.

Mario T. Garcia is Professor of Chicano Studies and History.  He has written widely on Chicano/Latino immigration; politics; civil rights; leadership; autobiography; and religion.  He teaches classes on Introduction to Chicano Studies; 20th Century Chicano History; the Chicano Movement; Chicano/Latino Autobiography

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94OS: Women and Representation
Professor Maurizia Boscagli, English

Thursdays
3:00-3:50 pm
SH 2617

Enrollment Code: 55947

Representation and self-representation has always been a very important issue for women, who have only recently been able to tell their own story. How is female agency reclaimed through representation? What aspects of female experience emerge in literature written by women? In the seminar we will discuss these questions through the work of Charlotte Bronte, Edwige Danticat, Jeannette Winterson and others.

Maurizia Boscagli is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Feminist Studies. She teaches classes on women's cultural production, twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture, space and urban studies. Her books include, 'Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century,' and, more recently, 'Stuff Theory. Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism.'  She is now working on a new book length project on work and the politics of not doing.

boscagli@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94PN: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences
Professor Werner Kuhn, Geography & Center for Spatial Studies

Wednesdays
3:00-3:50 pm
PHELP 3512

Enrollment Code: 55962

Explore spatial thinking and computing for problem solving (sciences), creative expression (arts), and interpretation (humanities). Learn how maps, graphs, and virtual reality aid in learning, analysis, discovery and solving socio-environmental problems. Readings, presentations, and discussions with professors from the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering.

Werner Kuhn holds the Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography at UCSB, where he is professor of Geographic Information Science. He is also the director of the Center for Spatial Studies. His main research and teaching goal is to make spatial information and computing accessible across domains and disciplines. Professor Mary Hegarty of Psychology and Dr. Andrea Ballatore of Center for Spatial Studies will be co-teaching.

kuhn@geog.ucsb.edu

INT 94PO: From The Page To The Stage
Professor Vickie Scott, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
4:00-4:50 pm
TD-W 1530

Enrollment Code: 27722

This course is an inside's view into the creative and collaborative processes of live performance.  It focuses on the analysis, research, selection, implementation and critical evaluation processes as part of design for theatrical performance.

Vickie J. Scott teaches lighting and scenic design for theater and dance, designs productions in the Department of Theater and Dance, and mentors students.  She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction.  Her recent work at UCSB includes: VENUS and THE DEATH OF KINGS.

scott@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94QI: Existentialism
Professor Andrew Norris, Political Science

Wednesdays
9:00-9:50 am (note new time and location)
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 27730

Existentialism is one of the most important and influential philosophical movements of the 19th and 20th centuries.  It is centrally concerned with the meaning of life in a world in which there are no fixed and authoritative guidelines for human action.  In this course we shall read selections from the most prominent authors associated with this movement, including Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus.  Student evaluation will be based upon daily reader response writings and class participation.

Andrew Norris is an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Affiliated Professor of Philosophy at UCSB.  He works primarily on modern and contemporary political philosophy, though he has also written on film, contemporary American politics, and Heidegger.

anorris@polsci.ucsb.edu

INT 94QR: Why Do We Believe In The Supernatural?
Professor Tamsin German, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Thursdays
5:00-5:50 pm
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 27748

Humans across cultures believe in various phenomena for which no established scientific evidence exists (e.g. Gods, ghosts, spirits, superstition, fate, ESP, the afterlife). This seminar examines the universal and culturally specific reasons why belief in such phenomena is so widespread, and why some people believe more strongly than do others.

Tamsin German is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her work concerns the foundations of human ability to understand the actions and interactions of other people, and its relationship to other domains of human thought, such as moral reasoning, scientific thinking and belief in the supernatural.

tamsin.german@psych.ucsb.edu

INT 94QV: History of War
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Thursdays
11:00-11:50 am
HSSB 3202

Enrollment Code: 55988

Analysis of the history of war from an ideological point of view (origin, causes, ideologies involved, empires, weapons, etc.)

Antonio Cortijo Ocaña analyzes in his research the ideological structures and tensions that have forged the Modern Period across the Atlantic and across the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. He deals with issues such as nation building, power and ideology, religion and economy in the late medieval through 18th  centuries, as well as with the larger topic of the relevance of Humanism in the creation of the modern nations. He is the author of 30 books and 160 articles.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94QX: What White People Need to Know
Professor Paul Spickard, History

Thursdays
2:00-2:50 pm
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 55996

We live in a racialized society.  Every social encounter is tinged by race.  Some (mainly White) people experience privilege and others (mostly not White) are penalized on account of race.  Many people don't feel comfortable talking about these issues.  In this seminar we will talk about our experiences of race and seek ways to make things better.

Paul Spickard teaches courses and writes books about racial issues.  He has won nineteen teaching awards and is a little bit crazy.

spickard@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94RK: What is Life?
Professor Luc Jaeger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tuesdays
5:00-5:50PM
HSSB 4201

Enrollment Code: 62786

This seminar series is essentially intended to provide a deeper understanding of Life and its origin from scientific, philosophical and religious perspectives. Rather than opposing science and religion, this class aims at reconciling these two visions of the world, which both originate from a common quest for truth. Implications for the future of science and civilization will be discussed.

Dr. Jaeger joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2002. He has been full professor since 2012. His highly interdisciplinary research encompasses fields as diverse as RNA biochemistry and biophysics, nucleic acid nanotechnology, material sciences, synthetic biology and nanomedicine. He is also interested in the dialogue between science and religion.

jaeger@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94SB: Computing, Knowledge, and Artificial Intelligence
Professor Jianwen Su, Computer Science

1st 5 Fridays
2:00-3:50 pm
HSSB 1224

Enrollment Code: 27854

IBM Watson beat the best human players on Jeopardy games.  Deep Blue won chess matches over the world champion.  Alpha-Go topped one of the best human go players in the world.  These are examples of computers equipped with artificial intelligence that can do some of the tasks traditionally done by human, only better!  This seminar will discuss the three key capabilities, i.e., computing, knowledge, and artificial intelligence, that are essential for the successes of IBM Watson, Deep Blue, Alpha-Go, and other intelligent robots.  Through gaining a conceptual understanding of the underlying technologies, namely computers, data organization, and search, the seminar intends to provoke thoughts on what computing-centered technology could possibly bring to the economy and social life, what Watson-like robots could do in the foreseeable and even distant future.

Professor Jianwen Su teaches a wide range of Computer Science courses including logic, theory of computation, data and knowledge bases, programming and software systems, and machine learning.  His current research interest is on software systems for enterprise applications.

su@cs.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH: Freshman Health and Wellness
Professor Amy Jamieson, Exercise and Sports Studies

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 pm
RECEN 2103

Enrollment Code: 27912

This seminar provides an overview of information related to basic health and wellness topics.  Reveal and explore wellbeing within the context of college life and beyond.  Topics include, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, mental health.  Students will be introduced to resources on campus with focus on recognizing strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle.

Amy Jamieson is a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the department of Exercise and Sports Studies.  She has over 18 years experience in the wellness and fitness industry and spends most of her time working as a lecturer and educator. Amy holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Health Science with an emphasis in performance enhancement and injury prevention.   In addition, she is a certified Nutritionist through the AASDN and serves as the MyPlate Ambassador at UC Santa Barbara. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee, responsible for creating and implementing student wellness based programs and resources including the upgraded Wellness and Fitness Institute designed to provide a platform for academic learning and student wellness education.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94SP: The U-See Project
Professor Norman Bradley, Writing Program

1st 5 Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:00-12:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 27920

In this seminar students will help build the U*See project--a program to locate QR codes within Santa Barbara County that link to content authored by UCSB students and faculty, including local history, walking tours, photos, and multimedia. Seminar students will work together to turn UCSB inside-out by changing local public spaces into living classrooms and build a template for other campuses to follow.  Help support this innovative and far-ranging educational outreach effort!

Norman Douglas "Doug" Bradley is in his 16th year teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) writing and science communication within the UCSB Writing Program; he is also a UCSB alum (B.A., 1985).  Prior to teaching at UCSB, Doug worked as a project engineer and technical writer at several California high-tech firms.

bradley@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TD: Got Mindfulness?  Learn How Kobe Bryant, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Eva Mendes, and Emma Watson Manage Their Stress!
Professor Heidi Zetzer, Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Last 7 Wednesdays
3:00-4:20 pm
ED 1207 (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

Enrollment Code; 56002

It's not easy being a celebrity.  It's almost as hard as being a first year student!  That's why these celebrities practice mindfulness-based stress reduction. In this seminar you will learn helpful mindfulness practices as well as how to understand, interpret, and critique research on its scientific foundations and effectiveness.

Dr. Heidi A. Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic and a Lecturer in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology. Dr. Zetzer teaches helping skills courses, supervises graduate student therapists and teaches about mindfulness, stress reduction, and helping people change.

hzetzer@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94TI: Department of Music-Live
Professor Jill Felber, Music

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:00-4:50pm
Music Building, Room 2230

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Lotte Lehmann Concert hall (University Wind Ensemble)

Monday, March 13, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Players)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Karl Geiringer Hall (Jazz Ensemble)

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:00-4:50pm
Music Building, Room 2230

Enrollment Code: 62570

Department of Music-Live is a freshman seminar that allows students to attend a student or faculty chamber and ensemble concerts hosted by the Department of Music. Enrolled students gather before each concert for a 15-minute lecture and discussion about the music to be performed that evening. The mini-lecture highlights specific points about the composers' lives, the cultures they lived in that gave rise to the music, and so forth.  The lecture may also address specific aspects of the music, though in a non-technical (music appreciation) manner. Attendance at five Department of Music concerts in the term, preceded by the mini-lecture, is required.  There is no cost for UCSB students to any of these events.

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute, has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

felber@music.ucsb.edu

***FIELD TRIP INCLUDED***
INT 94TJ: Revolutionary Energy: Modernist British Culture
Professor Enda Duffy, English

January 13, 20 & 27, 2017
10:00-11:50 am
GIRV 1106
     ~and~
February 3, 2017
9:30-1:20 pm
Santa Barbara Art Museum downtown

Enrollment Code:  56051

A hundred years ago, a revolution swept over the art scene, and all culture was transformed.  This course surveys these changes with a focus on London, from Virginia Woolf's daring feminist body-writing to Wyndham Lewis's dreams of technology in his magazine 'Blast.' This course checks out these changes in art, poetry literature: we then spend a half day interacting with the art at the Santa Barbara Art Museum  exhibition, 'British Modernism.' 

Enda Duffy is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature.  He is the author of 'The Subaltern Ulysses' and 'The Speed Handbook' and many articles, co-editor of 'Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism,' and other books.  His newest work is on energy in twentieth-century culture.

duffy@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94TQ: Why You Don't Fall Through The Floor?
Professor Matthew Begley, Materials

Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code: 59261

Some things seem to break frequently (can openers, bike chains) while other things do not -- we hardly ever fall through the floor.  This seminar will explain why things break, and how scientists, engineers, and MBAs decide how to build things that last, or make money, or both.

Matthew Begley is a Professor of Materials and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and specializes in research and teaching that explains why things break, and how to make new materials that will last longer.  Specifically, Professor Begley has worked on microelectronics, solar power, aircraft engines, biochemical diagnostics, and three dimensional printing.

begley@engr.ucsb.edu

INT 94TR: Smart Green Cities
Professor Konstadinos Goulias, Geography

February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 2017
4:00-5:50 pm
ELLISON 2616 (new location)

Enrollment Code: 60962

Smart cities promote social and human capital, support a more competitive economy, expand participation in government, increase accessibility, and protect natural resources. The instructor and graduate students from GeoTrans will present examples of smart cities from around the world and lead discussions of future smart cities.

Konstadinos G. Goulias is a professor of transportation at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Geography and director of the GeoTrans laboratory. He is an expert of Travel Behavior and Transportation Systems Analysis with experience in Australia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States.

goulias@geog.ucsb.edu

INT 94TS: "Serial": The Podcast
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 5 Tuesdays
0200-0350
HSSB 4201

Enrollment Code: 56028

Going viral in Fall 2014, the podcast "Serial was downloaded weekly by five million listeners who experienced drug-like withdrawal when the creators took a break for Thanksgiving week. Unlike traditional mass culture, the new digital medium spawned massive listener participation through Web 2.0 feedback loops on Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. Online, listeners participated in the narrative themselves by engaging in unconcluded “jury” deliberations about the protagonist's guilt or innocence. Some of this commentary helped to shape the ongoing episodes as they were created each week. Many were frustrated when the compelling narrative ended without the expected closure: on the surface it appeared that new media star Sarah Koenig did not reach a verdict in this 21st century whodunit.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has edited a volume of essays on the podcast "Serial."

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94TU: Causes and Consequences of Sea-Level Rise: A Geologic Perspective
Professor Alex Simms, Department of Earth Science

Thursdays
4:00-4:50 pm
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 56036

During this course we will discuss the causes of sea-level rise at several different time scales and its influence on the natural and geologic systems. 

Dr. Simms is a coastal geologist whose research focuses on using sedimentary deposits to understand Earth's recent past.  He has worked on the coastlines of Texas, Antarctica, and California.

asimms@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94TV: Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove and the Subversion of the West
Professor Richard Hecht, Religious Studies

Mondays
10:00-10:50 am
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 59246

The western novel is arguably a unique American genre of literature and film.  Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove has become one of the great classic epics of the American west.  The novel follows the Hat Creek Cattle Company, its two owners Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call, both ex-Texas Ranger, and a rag-tag collection of cowboys as they move a small herd of cattle from the Texas-Mexico border to Montana.  McMurtry's novel which more than one critic has describe as the "romantic west" subverts and challenges the west as constructed by other great novels, including Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage, Charles Portis' True Grit or Owen Wister's The Virginian.

Richard Hecht is Professor of Religious Studies who teaches courses in Judaism, religion and culture, and comparative literature.  His research includes the politics of sacred space, especially with regard to Jerusalem, and religion and contemporary art.

ariel@religion.ucsb.edu

INT 94TW: Food Writing: The Good, the Bad, and the Distasteful
Professor Katie Baillargeon, Writing

Wednesdays
4:00-4:50 pm
PHELP 1445

Enrollment Code: 56044

Tasty videos by Buzzfeed, food blogs, #Instafood, Yelp: all demonstrate how food writing has grown beyond its traditional cookbook and review genres. This seminar explores various visual and textual genres of food writing and, via select readings, emphasizes how to write about food and the issues most current in the field.

Katie Baillargeon has a PhD in Musicology from UCSB and has taught in the Writing Program since 2008. Personally, she is fascinated by our cultural focus on food and has themed several research writing courses around food. She also used to sell her homemade cheesecakes in high school.

baillargeon@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TY: Think and Talk Like A Physicist
Professor Tengiz Bibilashvili, Physics

Wednesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code: 56069

The best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things. Students will solve advanced general physics problems, present and debate their ideas with the class and the instructor.  This course is for physics major freshmen who have taken Physics 20 and enrolled in Physics 21.

Dr. B aka Tengiz Bibilashvili earned his Ph. D. at Tbilisi State University. His Ph. D. thesis was about Non-equilibrium Quantum Filed Diagrammatic. Later he focused on teaching physics and he prepared several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners at the International Physics Olympiads based on physics problem solving.

tbib@physics.ucsb.edu

INT 94TZ: Ruben Dario and Latin American Modernity
Professor Jorge Luis Castillo, Spanish & Portuguese

Mondays
9:00-9:50 am
PHELP 1444

Enrollment Code: 59253

Unquestionable the most important poet at the turn of the XIX Century throughout the Hispanic World, the Nicaraguan Ruben Dario  (1867-1916) is an obligatory point of reference in the history of Spanish Literature, and of poetry in particular. Ruben Dario  is the most influential figure in the advent of Latin American Modernity. Although Ruben Dario is first and foremost a poet, the class will mainly focus on his short stories and essays.

Professor Castillo was born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. on Romance Languages and Literatures. He has published two books and a variety of scholarly articles on Spanish American Modernismo and Posmodernismo, including a study of Rubén Darío poetical treatment of spleen, the modern malaise par excellence. He is also a novelist and an award winning short story writer.

castillo@spanport.ucsb.edu

Spring 2017

INT 94FH: Moving Forward: Disability in Film and Television-- History of Stereotyping and Change
Professor George Singer, Education

Fridays
2:00-2:50 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  55889

In this seminar students will watch and discuss parts of classic films in the history of the portrayal of people with disabilities. It will begin with early depictions of freak shows and monsters and move through time to South Park and Game of Thrones. The way that changing attitudes about human differences are reflected in these cultural artifacts will be examined. The seminar will meet weekly for 10 weeks. Reading assignments will complement the films and lectures. Students will be encouraged to examine their own attitudes about physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. Contemporary ideas about how disability is defined and situated in a social power structure will be discussed. If you have given little thought to this topic the seminar is an enjoyable way to look into a new area through great films and television.

Professor in the Graduate School of Education in the field of Special Education, Dr. Singer grew up in a family where close relatives experienced disabilities and so the areas of disability studies and special education have been life long interests.  Prior to becoming an academic, Professor Singer had several jobs and roles including that of a Zen Buddhist monk, a carpenter, goat herd, special education teacher, director of a non profit group home agency, and vocational trainer.  He worked as a special education teacher and then as a behavior specialist. After earning a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Oregon he became a Research Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute where he developed my long term focus on families of individuals with severe disabilities. Dr. Singer is a published poet and aspiring novelist.  This seminar comes out of a  fascination with movies and their power to bring us close to people who at first seem very different than oneself.  He is a grandfather of six and father of three and has a terrific goldendoodle.

singer@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94GG: The Exploration of Identity & Art: Personal, Cultural, Familial & Sexual
Professor Kip Fulbeck, Art

1ST 5 Tuesdays
10:00-11:50 AM
ARTS 1344

Enrollment Code:  26039

The exploration of identity continues to be a focus of contemporary artists. Examining how we create and recreate our internal and external selves allows us to better understand our interactions in personal, social and political arenas. In this interactive workshop, students will view work by various filmmakers, artists and performers, and engage in lively discussions pertinent to their phase in life.

Artist & Spoken Word Performer Kip Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show and PBS, and has exhibited and performed in over 20 countries.  He is the author several books and the recipient of many awards including the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award.

seaweed@arts.ucsb.edu

COURSE CANCELLED
INT 94HG:  Close Looking: Examining Works of Art
Professor Ann Jensen Adams, History of Art and Architecture

Saturday, April 15
10:00 am - 11:50 AM
ARTS 2622
~and~
Saturday, April 22
8:30 am - 5:20 PM
FIELD TRIP

Enrollment Code:  26054

Direct examination of works of art within a museum setting afford an unsurpassed opportunity to consider how a work was created, what has happened to its appearance over the course of time, and how installation within the museum setting may alter or contribute to the artist and/or patron’s original conception. This course will take place over two days: on the first day we begin in a classroom for a discussion with slides that provides background information necessary to close looking. We will then move on to the University Art Museum where students will be divided into small groups and given a series of looking assignments designed to teach close looking of both art and installation. Members of each group will wrap-up the day with reports on what they have discovered. The second day will be devoted to a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, where we will examine art in all media-paintings prints, sculpture, and decorative art!

Professor Ann Jensen Adams is a specialist in 17th-century Netherlandish painting, particularly portraiture. Her extensive museum experience included work in the curatorial offices of the Yale University Art Museum, a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Painting from New York Private Collections at the National Academy of Design, New York.

ajadams@arthistory.ucsb.edu

INT 94HZ:  Collectors and Collecting
Professor William Davies King, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
5:00-5:50 PM
TD-W 2517

Enrollment Code: 26062

Millions of people collect everything from fine art to Beanie Babies, from butterflies to limericks, from classic cars to old newspapers. This seminar will examine the history and practice of collecting, as well as some of the theory. Why do people collect? What does collecting say about a society? What distinguishes collecting from hoarding? How can collecting be creative, even artistic? And you, do you collect?

Professor William Davies King, Theater & Dance, specializes in dramatic literature and theater history, but is also an unusual collector and author of Collections of Nothing (Chicago, 2008). For more information about what he does, see his website: www.williamdaviesking.com.

king@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94IT: The Origins of Life: Are We Alone?
Professor Stanley Awramik, Earth Science

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 PM
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code: 55897

Is Earth the only place in the universe where life appeared? Does or did life exist on Mars? Does intelligent life exist elsewhere? This seminar will explore the question of whether we're alone in the Universe.  Topics will include the origins of life, the search for life (past and present) in the universe, the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life, the future of life on Earth, and the impact of any such discoveries on science and society.

Professor Stanley Awramik is a paleobiologist who studies the early history of life on Earth. His interests include the teaching of science, scientific controversies, as well as collecting fossils. He teaches History of Life, Historical Geology, and advanced courses in the Earth sciences.

awramik@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK: Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1ST 4 Tuesdays
2:00-4:20 PM
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code: 26088

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duigan's Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94KC: The Murderous Mother: Medea on Stage and Screen
Professor Francis Dunn, Classics

Tuesdays
4:00-4:50 PM
GIRV 2124

Enrollment Code: 26096

Study and discussion of eight different versions of the Medea story, from ancient Greece to the present day.

Professor Dunn's research specialty is Greek literature, especially tragedy, and his courses include Classics 40, Greek Mythology. He was born in Scotland, went to college on the East coast, and has taught at UCSB for 20 years.

fdunn@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94LR: Detecting Climate Change: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change on the Seasonal Cycles of Wild Plants
Professor Susan Mazer, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology

1ST 3 Fridays
2:00-5:20 PM
GIRV 1106

Enrollment Code: 55905

How do plants respond to climate change? How can we detect and measure the effects of climate change by observing local plant species? This seminar will introduce students to the study of phenology: the timing of seasonal, biological events (such as flowering in the spring) and their sensitivity to environmental change.  This seminar will cover a few of the methods used to detect the effects of climate change on local wild plant species and communities.  Students will record and contribute phenological data to the National Phenology Network's on-line database by participating in the California Phenology Project (usanpn.org/cpp) and they'll learn about local plant life in a series of three field trips.

Professor Susan Mazer is a professor of Ecology and Evolution.  Her research examines the processes contributing to the evolution of reproductive and life history traits in wild plant species.  In California, her research focuses on the ecological causes and consequences of mating system and life history evolution in a group of California wildflowers (in the genus Clarkia). Currently, she teaches the Plant Diversity section of the Introductory Biology series (EEMB 3C); an upper division course in Plant Biology and Biodiversity (EEMB127 and 127L, its lab course); and an upper division seminar in Plant Reproductive Ecology and Evolution (EEMB 194M).  In addition, there are usually 6-10 undergraduates working in her lab per quarter who earn research units as EEMB 199 or EEMB 99 Students and who conduct both field and greenhouse-based experiments.

mazer@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94LT: The Elegant Universe
Professor David Morrison, Mathematics and Physics

Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 55988

The early twentieth century saw two major advances in theoretical physics: Einstein's theory of general relativity, which gives a framework for understanding the universe on the scale of stars, galaxies, and beyond, and quantum mechanics, which gives a framework for understanding the universe on the scale of molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles.  Both theories are extremely well tested under ordinary physical conditions, but when they are extrapolated to extreme physical conditions (such as near a black hole), they are incompatible.  We will explore these two important aspects of theoretical physics, as well as a possible resolution to the incompatibility known as superstring theory. Our discussions will emphasize metaphor rather than equations; there are no mathematics or physics prerequisites, only a willingness to engage difficult intellectual material.

David Morrison, Professor of Mathematics and Physics, is an expert on the mathematical aspects of string theory. His recent courses include: Modern Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, General Relativity, and Linear Algebra with Applications.

drm@math.ucsb.edu

INT 94LV: Biotechnology and Society
Professor Douglas Thrower, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Fridays
12:00-12:50 PM
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 55996

n this class we will discuss topics such as why drugs are so expensive, genetically modified foods: good or bad?, the age of personalized genetics, gene therapy, cloning, and forensic biotechnology.  We will also examine the potential benefits and ethical issues associated with genome editing using the recently developed CRISPR-CAS9 technique.

Professor Thrower is a lecturer in the MCDB department and teaches courses in molecular genetics, pharmacology, and physiology.  His research interest is in microtubule-targeted anticancer drugs.

thrower@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94MD: Palestine-Israel: A multi-perspective introduction
Professor Walid Afifi, Communication

1ST 5 Tuesdays
3:00-4:50 PM
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code: 56002

The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is a central one for both peace in the Middle East and is one that has been tied to our own national security. The United States has been a central player in the conflict and a strong ally to Israel since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.  The conflict plays an important role in our domestic politics and increasingly is tied to questions of rights and academic freedoms on university campuses and elsewhere. This 1-credit course aims to provide multiple perspectives on both the history of the land and on some of the primary issues over which the Palestinians and Israelis struggle. To do so, Prof. Walid Afifi has consistently invited Hillel Rabbi Goodman to join the course as a co-leader.  Their stark differences in viewpoints are matched by their belief that a wide-ranging understanding of the conflict is an essential starting point for all students of the region.  

Prof. Walid Afifi is a Professor in the Department of Communication, and previous Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Middle East Studies. He co-taught this introductory freshman seminar on Palestine-Israel for 6 years at UCSB with three different Hillel Rabbis before leaving to Chair the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa for three years. He is now back at UCSB and is continuing the tradition of this popular co-taught introductory course.

w-afifi@comm.ucsb.edu

INT 94NU: Chicano/Latino Film Documentaries in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano Studies

1ST 5 Mondays
1:00-2:50 PM
HSSB 4202

Enrollment Code: 55913

This seminar will involve screening film documentaries on the Chicano/Latino historical experiences and discussing them.  Each week for five weeks a documentary will be shown in the first half of the class and then students will discuss the film in the second half of the class.  The films witl deal with issues such as immigration, education, civil rights, politics, among other issues.

Mario T. Garcia is Professor of Chicano Studies and History.  He has written widely on Chicano/Latino immigration; politics; civil rights; leadership; autobiography; and religion.  He teaches classes on Introduction to Chicano Studies; 20th Century Chicano History; the Chicano Movement; Chicano/Latino Autobiography

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94OZ: Memory
Professor Stan Klein, Psychology and Brain Sciences

Mondays
1:00-1:50 PM
HSSB 2251

Enrollment Code: 57869

What is memory.  The common use of this term in everyday life masks the deeply puzzling nature of the phenomenon.  In this course we explore what psychology and neuroscience have to say about memory and then examine with some care what we actually can say with authority.  In the process, some rather unusual properties of this too-commonly used term come to light.

Dr. Klein earned his PHd at Harvard, 1985; and his BA at Stanford and is a world expert on nature of memory and self.  Serves on the editorial board (including associate editorships) for more than 7 psychology journals.

klein@psych.ucsb.edu

INT 94PO:  From The Page To The Stage
Professor Vickie Scott, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
4:00-4:50 PM
TD-W 1530

Enrollment Code: 55939

This course is an insider's view into the creative and collaborative processes of live performance.  It focuses on the analysis, research, selection, implementation and critical evaluation processes as part of design for theatrical performance.

Vickie J. Scott teaches lighting and scenic design for theater and dance, designs productions in the Department of Theater and Dance, and mentors students.  She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction.  Her recent work at UCSB includes: VENUS and THE DEATH OF KINGS.

scott@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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INT 94QE: Owens Valley, Mono Lake, and the LA Aqueduct
Professor Jordan Clark, Earth Science & Environmental Studies

Friday May 19, 26 & June 9
1:00-1:50
1030A WEBB
Including weekend field trip on Friday June 2nd to Sunday June 4, 2017

Enrollment Code:  69765

This class focuses on a three-day field trip that will leave on Friday morning and return on Sunday (TBD). During the trip we will stop at a number of important sites related to the LA Aqueduct. Finally the class will meet 2 times prior to our departure to discuss relevant topics related to the field trip and 1 time after we return from the field trip so that we can reflect on what we experienced.

Dr. Clark is an environmental scientist who works in geochemistry and hydrology.  Much of his current research relates to water supply problems in California.  In particular, he investigates groundwater flow near Managed Aquifer Recharge sites.  He has taught a version of this class numerous times.

jfclark@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94QH: Global Warming, Hoax or Disaster?
Professor Mattanjah de Vries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

1ST 5 Fridays
12:00-1:50 PM
PSB-N 4606

Enrollment Code: 26138

The number of Americans who worry about global warming has gone down in the last ten years from 75% to about 50%. Is there less to worry about? What really is the science of climate change? Are the skeptics right? We will explore both the science and the politics of what may (or may not be) either the greatest hoax or the greatest crisis facing planet earth.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, and special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as applications in analysis of meteorites, art, and archaeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94QR: Why Do We Believe in the Supernatural?
Professor Tamsin German, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Thursdays
5:00-5:50 PM
BUCHN 1934 (GAC)

Enrollment Code:  26161

Humans across cultures believe in various phenomena for which no established scientific evidence exists (e.g. Gods, ghosts, spirits, superstition, fate, ESP, the afterlife). This seminar examines the universal and culturally specific reasons why belief in such phenomena is so widespread, and why some people believe more strongly than do others.

Tamsin German is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her work concerns the foundations of human ability to understand the actions and interactions of other people, and its relationship to other domains of human thought, such as moral reasoning, scientific thinking and belief in the supernatural.

tamsin.german@psych.ucsb.edu

INT 94QV: History of War
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Tuesdays
11:00-11:50 AM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  26179

Analysis of the history of war from an ideological point of view (origin, causes, ideologies involved, empires, weapons, etc.)

Antonio Cortijo analyzes in his research the ideological structures and tensions that have forged the Modern Period across the Atlantic and across the languages and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula. He deals with issues such as nation building, power and ideology, religion and economy in the late medieval through 18th  centuries, as well as with the larger topic of the relevance of Humanism in the creation of the modern nations. He is the author of 30 books and 160 articles.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94RK: What is Life?
Professor Luc Jaeger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tuesdays
5:00-5:50 PM
HSSB 2251

Enrollment Code:  58057

This seminar series is essentially intended to provide a deeper understanding of Life and its origin from scientific, philosophical and religious perspectives. Rather than opposing science and religion, this class aims at reconciling these two visions of the world, which both originate from a common quest for truth. Implications for the future of science and civilization will be discussed.

Dr. Jaeger joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2002. He has been full professor since 2012. His highly interdisciplinary research encompasses fields as diverse as RNA biochemistry, astrobiology, biophysics, nucleic acid nanotechnology, material sciences, synthetic biology and nanomedicine. He is also interested in the dialogue between science and religion.

jaeger@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH: Freshman Health and Wellness
Professor Amy Jamieson, Exercise and Sports Studies

Fridays
10:00-10:50 AM
RECEN 2103

Enrollment Code:  26229

This seminar provides an overview of information related to basic health and wellness topics.  Reveal and explore wellbeing within the context of college life and beyond.  Topics include, fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, mental health.  Students will be introduced to resources on campus with focus on recognizing strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle.

Amy Jamieson is a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the department of Exercise and Sports Studies.  She has over 18 years experience in the wellness and fitness industry and spends most of her time working as a lecturer and educator. Amy holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Health Science with an emphasis in performance enhancement and injury prevention.   In addition, she is a certified Nutritionist through the AASDN and serves as the MyPlate Ambassador at UC Santa Barbara. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee, responsible for creating and implementing student wellness based programs and resources including the upgraded Wellness and Fitness Institute designed to provide a platform for academic learning and student wellness education.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94SO: Writing Picture Books for Children
Professor Christina McMahon, Theater and Dance

1ST 5 Mondays
2:00-3:50 PM
HSSB 4201

Enrollment Code: 26294

Remember your favorite picture book? How much you loved the main character? How the exotic places and adventures seemed to jump off the page? You too can write those stories! We will cover the basics (setting, viewpoint, plotting), as well as what makes great fiction great (conflict, character, & contrast). The class is run like a workshop, giving students ample opportunities to share their work and get peer feedback. No drawing skills needed! We will just be drafting the stories.

Christina McMahon is a tenured professor in the Theater and Dance department. She is the author of a new play called STANDBY, an academic book, and several scholarly articles. An active member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator), Dr. McMahon is working on two picture book manuscripts and a middle-grade novel inspired by her fieldwork on the Cape Verde Islands in West Africa.

mcmahon@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94SP: The U-See Project
Professor Norman Bradley, Writing Program

Thursdays
4:00-4:50 PM
GIRV 2135

Enrollment Code: 26302

In this seminar students will help build the U*See project--a program to locate QR codes within Santa Barbara County that link to content authored by UCSB students and faculty, including local history, walking tours, photos, and multimedia. Seminar students will work together to turn UCSB inside-out by changing local public spaces into living classrooms and build a template for other campuses to follow.  Help support this innovative and far-ranging educational outreach effort!

Norman Douglas "Doug" Bradley is in his 16th year teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) writing and science communication within the UCSB Writing Program; he is also a UCSB alum (B.A., 1985).  Prior to teaching at UCSB, Doug worked as a project engineer and technical writer at several California high-tech firms.

bradley@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94ST: Writing Change - Changing Writing
Professor Ljiljana Coklin, Writing Program

1st 7 Tuesdays
3:00-3:50 PM
GIRV 1106
~and~
April 29, 2017
10:00-12:50 PM
FIELD TRIP

Enrollment Code:  57984

The communities in which we live are increasingly facing a complex web of social, economic, environmental, and political crises. As we are forced to look for creative and effective solutions, we resort to new modes of writing that can play a central role in imagining and communicating social change. By visiting Direct Relief, a local non-profit organization, and meeting with socially engaged community members, we will examine the role that writing plays in engaging the public, moving the audience to action, and defining us as active citizens.

Ljiljana Coklin teaches academic, professional, and creative writing in the Writing Program. Her teaching and research interests focus on issues related to contemporary global society and culture, with a particular focus on the rhetoric of border crossings, migrations, gender, and constructions of national and global citizenship.

lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94SW: Terrifying Beauty: Aesthetics and the Sublime in Romantic Poetry, Music, and Art
Professor James Donelan, Writing Program

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 PM
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 26351

The sound of a Beethoven symphony, the sight of waves breaking on the shore, and the suggestive rhythms of a Romantic poem  all move us deeply, but we hardly know why. Together, we will see, hear, and contemplate theory and the practice of sublime and the beautiful in Romanticism.

James H. Donelan is the Associate Director of the UCSB Writing Program. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and is the author of Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He received the 2015-16 UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.

donelan@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94TI: Department of Music-Live
Professor Jill Felber, Music

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and Friday, June 2, 2017
4:00-4:50 PM
MUSIC 2224
~and~
ON SITE EXCURSIONS
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (Karl Geiringer Hall: ;Percussion Ensemble)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: University Wind Ensemble)
Monday, June 5, 2017 (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall: Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players)
7:30-9:30 p.m

Enrollment Code: 56093

Department of Music-Live is a freshman seminar that allows students to attend a student or faculty chamber and ensemble concerts hosted by the Department of Music. Enrolled students gather before each concert for a 15-minute lecture and discussion about the music to be performed that evening. The mini-lecture highlights specific points about the composer's lives, the cultures they lived in that gave rise to the music, and so forth.  The lecture may also address specific aspects of the music, though in a non-technical (music appreciation) manner. Attendance at five Department of Music concerts in the term and mini-lecture, is required.

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute, has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over four hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

felber@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94TY: Think and Talk Like a Physicist
Professor Tengiz Bibilashvili, Physics

Wednesdays
3:00-3:50 PM
HSSB 1231

Enrollment Code: 55947

The best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things.” – Feynman. Students will solve advanced general physics problems, present and debate their ideas with the class and the instructor.

Dr. B aka Tengiz Bibilashvili earned his Ph. D. at Tbilisi State University. His Ph. D. thesis was about Non-equilibrium Quantum Filed Diagrammatic. Later he focused on teaching physics and he prepared several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners at the International Physics Olympiads based on physics problem solving.

tbib@physics.ucsb.edu

INT 94UA: 20 Questions, Lawyer’s Edition
Professor Gina Genova, Writing Program

Wednesdays April *5, 12, 19, 26 and May 10, 17 and *24
6:00-7:50 PM
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  56101

Ever wondered what it was like to be a lawyer? What do personal injury lawyers do that is different from criminal defense practitioners? Now is your chance to find out as we pose student-generated and class curated questions to five different types of lawyers, each exploring a different legal practice area. The class will begin with an overview of the profession and a discussion of the LSAT and Law School from UCSB pre-law advisors. Then the class will pose questions for each speaker based on short bios posted to GauchoSpace. The lawyers will then speak for about an hour, answering our questions and generating interactive discussions along the way. Each student will then post a response to the night’s discussion on our GauchoSpace forum for further discussion.

Gina L. Genova, Esq. is a Continuing Lecturer with UCSB's Writing Program, teaching writing for business, law and public speaking. A member of the California State and Federal Bars since 1992, Ms. Genova recently retired from her civil litigation practice specializing in business disputes and torts.

genova@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94UB: Who Will We Be? The Future of National Identity in an Era of Globalization
Professor Fernando Lopez-Alves, Sociology

Thursdays
6:00-6:50 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  55954

Globalization has, one way or the other, affected national identities, local cultures, and governments around the world.  Our sense of “where” and to “what’ we belong is drastically changing.We will study the sociological and political consequences of this identity revolution.Nationalism has been seen as the source of all evils (world wars, religious conflict, civil wars, racism, fanaticism, etc).  Others, however, have viewed it as a positive force that keeps societies together and creates a needed sense of belonging, contributing to peace and democracy. We will cover the evolution of national identity and nationalism in several regions of the world, with a particular focus on Latin America and Southern Europe.

Professor Lopez-Alves' current research is on the nation, national identity, and nationalism in the context of  Globalization and International Relations. He regularly teaches Soc. 185N, 134F, and 134LA, all of them very popular classes. He has written not only on nationalism and the nation but also on  Latin American politics, issues of  Economic Development, Globalization, and U.S. politics.  He is a regular correspondent for a number of European and Latin American media outlets, and has worked as an advisor to several political parties.  He has  been a visiting professor in more than 20 major universities around the world.

lopez-al@soc.ucsb.edu

INT 94UC: Beyond Slumdog Millionaire: Understanding Informal Urbanism through Literature and Film
Professor Eric Prieto, French and Italian

1st 5 Mondays
5:00-6:50 PM
LSB 1101

Enrollment Code:  58040

This course will use literary texts and films as a way to understanding the explosive growth of informal urbanism (shanty towns, squatter cities, favelas, etc.) in the developing world. We will supplement our literary readings and films with analyses by social scientists and urban planners in order to better understand the dynamics that have contributed to this phenomenon and to think about ways to alleviate the problems often associated with such places.

Eric Prieto is a Professor of French who works on the literary representation of place (among other things). Among his current passions are postcolonial literature in French from Africa and the Caribbean and new or emergent (and often hard-to-understand) kinds of places.

prieto@frit.ucsb.edu

INT 94UD:  Keeping Up in the Era of Peak TV
Professor Kara Mae Brown, College of Creative Studies/Writing Program

Wednesdays
6:00-6:50 PM
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code: 55962

In 2015, FX Network CEO John Landgraf declared that we had left the Golden Age of Television and entered "Peak TV"--the point at which too many scripted programs were released for any critic or savvy viewer to possibly keep up with. Though many believe this points to the inevitable decline of quality in TV programming, television continues to be a poignant and important medium in our culture. While many literature classes incorporate film, comics, and other pop culture mediums, TV is still frequently ignored. In this seminar, we will critically examine ten important pilots from the era of Peak TV.

Kara Mae Brown is the Program Coordinator for the Writing & Literature major in the College of Creative Studies, as well as a Lecturer in the Writing Program. She writes short stories and personal essays and researches comics and the role of technology in teaching writing. She watches what most would probably consider "too much TV."

kmbrown@ucsb.edu

INT 94UE: What's in Your Garbage?
Professor Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, Sociology

Fridays April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 and June 2
1:00-2:50 PM
GIRV 2110

Enrollment Code: 57877

"Out of sight, out of mind" generally defines our attitude towards garbage. This course aims at familiarizing us with the consequences of our spending habits. What happens to the stuff we consume and toss? Through field trips to multiple sites, we will be following the trail of waste.

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi is a cultural sociologist who does historical research on the relationship between politics and culture. She teaches classes on social theory, as well as consumption and waste, and has written several books and articles on these topics.

falasca@soc.ucsb.edu

INT 94UF: Hamilton--The Musical as History
Professor John Majewski, History

Thursdays
4:00-4:50 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 55970

This seminar explores how the musical Hamilton interprets the politics and culture of the American Revolution and the Early Republic.  The seminar will also investigate how popular culture becomes a way in which we connect our interpretation of history to the needs of the present.

John Majewski is the Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and professor in the history department.  His scholarship and teaching focuses on nineteenth-century America.  One of his favorite topics is discussing how history is presented in novels, films, and other forms of popular culture.

majewski@history.ucsb.edu

Fall 2015

INT 94BJ: Eye on the Prize: Nobel Prizes in the Sciences
Professor Mattanjah de Vries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Friday, October 2nd,
Monday, October 5th
Tuesday, October 6th
Wednesday, October 7th
Friday, October 9th
Monday, October 12th
9:30-11:00 am
CHEM 1005D

Enrollment code: 64758

In the first week of October the 2015 Nobel prizes will be announced: Medicine on Monday, Physics on Tuesday, Chemistry on Wednesday, Peace on Friday. We will follow the announcements on each of those days, press conferences, worldwide reactions and background. We will find out how one gets nominated and we will learn about the people and the science in over a century of Alfred Nobel's legacy, involving both life changing discoveries and human drama.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, and special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as applications in analysis of meteorites, art, and archeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94GG: The Exploration of Identity & Art: Personal, Cultural, Familial & Sexual
Professor Kip Fulbeck, Art

1st 5 Tuesdays
1:00-2:50 PM
ARTS 1344

Enrollment code: 27037

The exploration of identity continues to be a focus of contemporary artists. Examining how we create and recreate our internal and external selves allows us to better understand our interactions in personal, social and political arenas. In this interactive workshop, students will view work by various filmmakers, artists and performers, and engage in lively discussions pertinent to their phase in life.

Artist & Spoken Word Performer Kip Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show and PBS, and has exhibited and performed in over 20 countries.  He is the author several books and the recipient of many awards including the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award.

INT 94HG: Close Looking: Examining Works of Art
Professor Ann Jensen Adams, History of Art and Architecture

Saturday, October 17, 2015
12:00-1:50 PM
ARTS 2622

Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:30-5:30 PM
Field Trip

Enrollment code: 27052

Direct examination of works of art within a museum setting afford an unsurpassed opportunity to consider how a work was created, what has happened to its appearance over the course of time, and how installation within the museum setting may alter or contribute to the artist and/or patron’s original conception. This course will take place over two days: on the first day we begin in a classroom for a discussion with slides that provides background information necessary to close looking. We will then move on to the University Art Museum where students will be divided into small groups and given a series of looking assignments designed to teach close looking of both art and installation. Members of each group will wrap-up the day with reports on what they have discovered. The second day will be devoted to a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, where we will examine art in all media-paintings prints, sculpture, and decorative art!

Professor Ann Jensen Adams is a specialist in 17th-century Netherlandish painting, particularly portraiture. Her extensive museum experience included work in the curatorial offices of the Yale University Art Museum, a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Painting from New York Private Collections at the National Academy of Design, New York.

ajadams@arthistory.ucsb.edu

INT 94HZ: Collectors and Collecting
Professor William Davies King, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
5:00-5:50 PM
TD-W 2517

Enrollment code: 67819

Millions of people collect everything from fine art to Beanie Babies, from butterflies to limericks, from classic cars to old newspapers. This seminar will examine the history and practice of collecting, as well as some of the theory. Why do people collect? What does collecting say about a society? What distinguishes collecting from hoarding? How can collecting be creative? And you, do you collect?

Professor William Davies King, Theater & Dance, specializes in  dramatic literature and theater history, but is also an unusual collector and author of Collections of Nothing (Chicago, 2008). For more information about what he does, see his website: www.williamdaviesking.com.

king@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94JG: Death, Revenge and Madness in Icelandic Literature and Culture
Professor Viola Miglio, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 5 Mondays
2:00-3:50 PM
HSSB 1237

Enrollment code: 57422

Tragic events are the pivots around which the fascinating and little known Icelandic literary tradition weaves its masterpieces. This course intends to show how these themes evolve from the Middle Ages to about the year 2010 and how they relate to the culture of one of Europe's peripheries, by analyzing Iceland's most significant prose, poetry, music and film production.

Viola G. Miglio is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics and Barandiaran Endowed Chair of Basque Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB. She has M.A.s in Germanic Philology from the University of Edinburgh and Bologna, and an M.A. & Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland (1999). She taught English and Romance linguistics at the University of Iceland (1997-2002), before coming to UCSB. She has published a number of articles on Germanic philology, linguistics, a book on vowel systems (Routledge 2005, reprinted in 2012), one on The Protection of Cultural Diversity (with co-editor X. Irujo, University of Nevada Press, 2014), and Basque Whalers in the North Atlantic (2015). Since 2014, she is also affiliated faculty at the University of Iceland.

miglio@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK: Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 4 Tuesdays
1:00-3:20 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment code: 27060

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duigan’s Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JM: The Creationism, Intelligent Design, Evolution Controversy
Professor Stanley Awramik, Earth Science

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 PM
PHELP 1440

Enrollment code: 57430

Forty-two percent of respondents in a 2014 Gallup Poll agreed with the statement that God created humans pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. What are the arguments for and against creationism, intelligent design, and evolution?  We will discuss the issues surrounding this important contemporary debate.

Professor Stanley Awramik is a paleobiologist who studies the early history of life on Earth. His interests include the teaching of science, scientific controversies, as well as collecting fossils. He teaches History of Life, Historical Geology, and advanced courses in the Earth sciences.

awramik@geol.ucsb.edu

INT94LQ: On the Derivation of Music from Other Sources
Professor Clarence Barlow, Music

1st 6 Tuesdays
3:00-4:50 pm
MUSIC 1145

Enrollment Code: 67827

Six illustrated lectures in which Professor Barlow demonstrates how music can be derived from language, other music and algorithms. He will profusely illustrate his lectures with examples of his own music, occasionally referring to music by contemporary colleagues.

After teaching composition in the Netherlands and Germany for 22 years, Professor Clarence Barlow took up the position of Corwin Chair and Composition Program Head at UCSB's Music Department in 2006. His main interest is computer-aided composition for acoustic and electronic instruments, often derived from musical and extramusical sources.

barlow@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94NU: Chicano/Latino Film Documentaries and History
Professor Mario Garica, Chicana & Chicano Studies

1st 5 Mondays
1:00-2:50 PM
HSSB 4202

Enrollment code: 57448

This seminar will include the showing of five documentary films on different aspects of Chicano/Latino history.  Topics to be covered include immigration, race, class, and gender, education, and civil rights.  Students will watch the films and discuss them in class.

Professor Mario T. Garcia is Distinguished Professor of Chicano St. and History.  As a historian, he specializes in Chicano history.  He has written numerous books on Mexican immigration, Mexican America civil rights and labor movements, on ethnic leadership, Chicano/Latino religions and oral history.

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94OS: Women's Writing on the Edge
Professor Maurizia Boscagli, English

Tuesdays
12:30-1:20 PM
SH 2635

Enrollment code: 57455

Self-representation, the capability to define oneself and tell one's own story, has been and is one of the most important conquests for women and feminists. This seminar focuses on the issue of self-representation and on the contestation of what femininity means in patriarchy in four novels by women writers: Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, Edwige Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory, and Angela carter's Nights at the Circus.

Professor Maurizia Boscagli teaches in the English Department and is affiliated with the Department of Feminist Studies and with the Program of Comparative Literature. She has written a book on modern masculinity and the male body (Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century, 1996) and another on materialism nd everyday materiality (Stuff Theory: Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism, 2014). She specializes in 20th and 21st century literature and culture, film and photography. In the English department she teaches classes on modernity, international modernism, femininity and transgression, urban culture and space, work and precocity and their representation in literature and film.

boscagli@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94PN: Thinking Spatially in the Arts and Sciences
Professor Werner Kuhn, Geography

Wednesdays
3:00-3:50 PM
PHELP 3512

Enrollment code: 27110

Explore spatial thinking and computing for problem solving (sciences), creative expression (arts), and interpretation (humanities). Learn how maps, graphs, and virtual reality aid in learning, analysis, discovery and solving socio-environmental problems. Readings, presentations, and discussions with professors from the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering.

Werner Kuhn holds the Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Geography at UCSB, where he is professor of Geographic Information Science. He is also the director of the Center for Spatial Studies. His main research and teaching goal is to make spatial information and computing accessible across domains and disciplines. Professor Mary Hegarty of Psychology and Dr. Andrea Ballatore of Center for Spatial Studies will be co-teaching.

kuhn@geog.ucsb.edu

INT 94PO: From the Page to the Stage
Professor Vickie Scott, Theater and Dance

Mondays
4:00-4:50 P
TD-W 1530

Enrollment Code: 67835

This course is an insider’s view into the creative and collaborative processes of live performance. It focuses on the analysis, research, selection, implementation and critical evaluation processes of design and production for theater and dance.

Professor Vickie J. Scott teaches lighting and scenic design for theater and dance, designs productions in the Department of Theater and Dance, and mentors students.  She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction.

scott@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94PX: Preparation for Admission to Schools of the Health Professions
Dr. Stephen Blain, College of Letters and Science

Tuesdays
3:00-3:50 PM
NH 1115
 

Enrollment code: 27151

This series of seminars is designed to expose incoming students to the academic and non-academic prerequisites necessary for admission to schools of the various health professions to enable the student to complete all of the requirements in a timely manner.  In addition to course requirements and academic performance, additional topics will include research, internships, admissions testing, letters of recommendation and interviews.

Dr. Blain is a clinical Professor Emeritus from UCLA and Professor Emeritus on recall at UCSB. He is a pediatric dentist and former Associate Dean of Admission, Student Affairs and Financial Aid at the UCLA School of Dentistry and chair of the admissions committee and counsels students in the L&S Advising Office.

sblain@ltsc.ucsb.edu

INT 94QO: In Search of the Truth: Science versus Religion
Professor John Lew, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Tuesdays
6:00-6:50 PM
GIRV 1108

Enrollment code: 27185

Among the most highly charged controversies and deepest divides in Western culture are the seemingly incompatible views of the academic left versus the religious right.  Both proclaim a strong and unrelenting passion in search of the truth, yet rarely can either side come to appreciate, let alone discuss, the others’ views without falling into vitriol and rancor.  We will discuss the root issues that lead to the overwhelming divisiveness of the world, and how we may come to be the agents of unity and reconciliation.

Dr. Lew is Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at UCSB.  His field of research is Alzheimer's disease, biochemistry, and drug discovery. His passion is graduate and undergraduate mentorship.  He has a personal interest in the spiritual realm and controversies surrounding science and religion.

john.lew@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94QV: History of War
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Tuesdays
11:00-11:50 AM
LSB 1101

Enrollment code: 57463

Overview and analysis of theories and strategies of war from Classical Antiquity to the Modern Period

Antonio Cortijo is professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Author of over 20 books dealing with the use of ideology and propaganda in the Modern Period, the creation of the modern state, and history of religion.

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94QX: What White People Need to Know
Professor Paul Spickard, History

Tuesdays
4:00-4:50 PM
GIRV 2120

Enrollment code: 57471

We live in a racialized society.  Every social encounter is tinged by race.  Some (mainly White) people experience privilege and others (mostly not White) are penalized on account of race.  Many people don't feel comfortable talking about these issues.  In this seminar we will talk about our experiences of race and seek ways to make things better.

Paul Spickard teaches courses and writes books about racial issues.  He has won eighteen teaching awards and is a little bit crazy.

spickard@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94RK: What is Life?
Professor Luc Jaeger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tuesdays
5:00-5:50pm
HSSB 1210

Enrollment code: 67843

This seminar series is essentially intended to provide a deeper understanding of Life and its origin from scientific, philosophical and religious perspectives. Rather than opposing science and religion, this class aims at reconciling these two visions of the world, which both originate from a common quest for truth. Implications for the future of science and civilization will be discussed.

Dr. Jaeger joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2002. He has been full professor since 2012. His highly interdisciplinary research encompasses fields as diverse as RNA biochemistry and biophysics, nucleic acid nanotechnology, material sciences, synthetic biology and nanomedicine. He is also interested in the dialogue between science and religion.

jaeger@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94RQ: Earthquakes in Santa Barbara, California and the World
Professor Toshiro Tanimoto, Earth Science

Mondays
10:00-10:50 AM
WEBB 1025

Enrollment code: 57489

This course is on earthquakes from all over the world, with emphasis on California and Japan, where the instructor had first-hand experiences. Basic mechanism of earthquakes and various associated phenomena will be discussed but no prior knowledge is required.

Professor Tanimoto is a seismologist, trained in Japan and California, and has taught seismology/geophysics at UCSB since 1992.

toshiro@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94GG:  The Exploration of Identity & Art: Personal, Cultural, Familial & Sexual
Professor Kip Fulbeck, Art

1st 5 Tuesdays
1:00-2:50 pm
ARTS 1344

Enrollment Code:    26013

The exploration of identity continues to be a focus of contemporary artists. Examining how we create and recreate our internal and external selves allows us to better understand our interactions in personal, social and political arenas. In this interactive workshop, students will view work by various filmmakers, artists and performers, and engage in lively discussions pertinent to their phase in life.

Artist & Spoken Word Performer Kip Fulbeck has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show and PBS, and has exhibited and performed in over 20 countries.  He is the author several books and the recipient of many awards including the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award.

INT 94GQ: Contemporary Political Issues in Historical Perspective
Professor Mario Garcia, Chicano Studies

1st 5 Mondays
1:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  54106

This seminar will focus on contemporary political issues both domestically and in international relations.  Topics will include the 2016 Presidential campaigns, race, civil rights, issues related to gender and sexuality, immigration, the Middle East and other key foreign policy areas. Students each week will come prepared to introduce and discuss a particular issue

Professor Mario T. Garcia is Distinguished Professor of Chicano St. and History.  As a historian, he specializes in Chicano history.  He has written numerous books on Mexican immigration, Mexican America civil rights and labor movements, on ethnic leadership, Chicano/Latino religions and oral history.

garcia@history.ucsb.edu

INT 94HG: Close Looking: Examining Works of Art
Professor Ann Jensen Adams, History of Art and Architecture

Saturday, April 16, 2016
12:00-1:50 pm
ARTS 2622
~and~
Saturday, April 23, 2016
8:30-5:30 pm
field trip

Enrollment Code:  26021

Direct examination of works of art within a museum setting afford an unsurpassed opportunity to consider how a work was created, what has happened to its appearance over the course of time, and how installation within the museum setting may alter or contribute to the artist and/or patron’s original conception. This course will take place over two days: on the first day we begin in a classroom for a discussion with slides that provides background information necessary to close looking. We will then move on to the University Art Museum where students will be divided into small groups and given a series of looking assignments designed to teach close looking of both art and installation. Members of each group will wrap-up the day with reports on what they have discovered. The second day will be devoted to a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, where we will examine art in all media-paintings prints, sculpture, and decorative art!

Professor Ann Jensen Adams is a specialist in 17th-century Netherlandish painting, particularly portraiture. Her extensive museum experience included work in the curatorial offices of the Yale University Art Museum, a research fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Painting from New York Private Collections at the National Academy of Design, New York.

ajadams@arthistory.ucsb.edu

INT 94HZ:  Collectors and Collecting
Professor William Davies King, Theater and Dance

Wednesdays
5:00-5:50pm
TD-W 2517

Enrollment Code:  26039

Millions of people collect everything from fine art to Beanie Babies, from butterflies to limericks, from classic cars to old newspapers. This seminar will examine the history and practice of collecting, as well as some of the theory. Why do people collect? What does collecting say about a society? What distinguishes collecting from hoarding? How can collecting be creative? And you, do you collect?

Professor William Davies King, Theater & Dance, specializes in  dramatic literature and theater history, but is also an unusual collector and author of Collections of Nothing (Chicago, 2008). For more information about what he does, see his website: www.williamdaviesking.com.

king@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94JG:  Death, Revenge and Madness in Icelandic Literature and Culture
Professor Viola Miglio, Spanish and Portuguese

1st 5 Mondays
3:00-4:50pm
PHELP 1445

Enrollment Code:  50419

Tragic events are the pivots around which the fascinating and little known Icelandic literary tradition weaves its masterpieces. This course intends to show how these themes evolve from the Middle Ages to about the year 2010 and how they relate to the culture of one of Europe's peripheries, by analyzing Iceland's most significant prose, poetry, music and film production.

Viola G. Miglio is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics and Barandiaran Endowed Chair of Basque Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB. She has M.A.s in Germanic Philology from the University of Edinburgh and Bologna, and an M.A. & Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland (1999). She taught English and Romance linguistics at the University of Iceland (1997-2002), before coming to UCSB. She has published a number of articles on Germanic philology, linguistics, a book on vowel systems (Routledge 2005, reprinted in 2012), one on The Protection of Cultural Diversity (with co-editor X. Irujo, University of Nevada Press, 2014), and Basque Whalers in the North Atlantic (2015). Since 2014, she is also affiliated faculty at the University of Iceland.

miglio@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94JK:  Latin America in Film
Professor Ellen McCracken, Spanish & Portuguese

1st 4 Tuesdays
1:00-3:20 pm
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  26054

This seminar is an introduction to new Latin American film focusing on such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. We will study key films as a means of understanding contemporary social and cultural issues that preoccupy Latin America, including the origins of revolutionary struggles in the 1960s, the dictatorships of the 1970s-80s, and contemporary political struggles. How do feature and documentary films rearticulate these and other issues for contemporary audiences?   Additionally, how do these films relate to contemporary U.S. films that portray Latin America? What defines a Latin American film in the age of globalization? How does Latin America portray itself cinematically in contrast to U.S. films such as Julie Taymor's Frida or John Duigan’s Romero? We will combine close readings of select films and excerpts with a general introduction to Latin American studies through film.

Ellen McCracken teaches U.S. Latino Literature and contemporary Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

emccr@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94KC:  The Murderous Mother: Medea on Stage and Screen
Professor Francis Dunn, Classics

Tuesdays
4:00-4:50 pm
PHELP 1440

The myth of Medea is a powerful and enduring story of infidelity, revenge and murder. The seminar looks at ancient and modern versions of her story in drama and cinema, and explores how the myth has been made new for new audiences.

Professor Dunn teaches Greek Mythology at UCSB and does research on Greek literature, especially Tragedy.

fdunn@classics.ucsb.edu

INT 94OU:  LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process
Professor Risa Brainin, Theater and Dance

Tuesdays
4:00-4:50 pm
TD-E 1115

LAUNCH PAD is the UCSB Dept. of Theater and Dance new play development program.  With the playwright in residence, we produce a "Preview Production" of a brand new play each year.  Through this seminar, learn the unique process of new play development.  Interact with the director, playwright, actors and designers in class and behind the scenes, and observe rehearsals to get the inside scoop on how new plays go from page to stage.   http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/launchpad/

Risa Brainin is a professional theater director and the Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance. She has directed at major theaters across the country including the Guthrie Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Company and many more. She is the Artistic Director of UCSB's LAUNCH PAD. www.risabrainin.com

rbrainin@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94OZ: The Self
Professor Stan Klein, Psychology

Mondays
1:00-1:50 pm
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  50435

This seminar is a careful and nuanced look at both the empirical evidence for and the conceptual issues with the self. Professor Klein will discuss experimental work with normal folk and patients (amnesia, dementia, autism, etc) as well as conceptual considerations to make the case that (a) the self can be known and (b) there is no unitary self.  Rather, the term "self" refers to a multiplicity of "parts", some of which can be undone by neurological disease.

Harvard 1985 Phd.  Professor Klein is a world expert on self and on memory and holds Professor Rank 9 in Psychology with affiliation in Philosophy

klein@psych.ucsb.ed

INT 94QD:  Studying Abroad
Professor Juan Campo, Religious Studies

Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 4201

Enrollment Code: 26096

This course is concerned with a variety of topics related to undergraduate studying abroad:  program opportunities, choosing where to go, when and how to apply, overcoming challenges, earning GE and major credits, internships and career opportunities.  Students will meet with study abroad returnees and advisors, plus drafting application essays.

Juan Campo is an Associate Professor of Religious studies and Faculty Director of the UCSB Education Abroad Program.  He teaches courses on contemporary Islamic topics and comparative religions.  As an undergraduate and graduate student he studied in Israel and Egypt.  As a professor, Dr. Campo served as an EAP study center director in Egypt and India.  His research interests include modern pilgrimage, Islam and Modernity, and modern Islamic movements.  Among his most recent publications is the Encyclopedia of Islam (Facts on File, 2009), which is now going into a second expanded edition.  His current research includes field research in the Middle East, India, and Mexico.

jcampo@religion.ucsb.edu

INT 94QH: Global Warming, Hoax or Disaster?
Professor Mattanjah de Vries, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fridays
12:00-12:50 pm
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code: 54114

The number of Americans who worry about global warming has gone down in the last ten years from 75% to about 50%. Is there less to worry about? What really is the science of climate change? Are the skeptics right? We will explore both the science and the politics of what may (or may not be) either the greatest hoax or the greatest crisis facing planet earth.

Professor Mattanjah de Vries teaches Environmental, Analytical, and Freshman Chemistry as well as special topics graduate courses. His research interests include studying the molecular origin of life with novel laser-based techniques, as well as analysis of artifacts in art and archeology.

devries@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94QJ: Work and The Politics of Not Doing
Professor Maurizia Boscagli, English

Wednesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
SH 2617

Enrollment Code:  50443

What values are attached to the work ethic, and how does work contribute to define our identity? What happens to this identity when work becomes scarce or precarious? Can laziness, the refusal to work, be an act of dissent and even resistance? The seminar addresses these questions by turning to texts by Herman Melville ("Bartleby the Scrivener"), Franz Kafka, ("The Metamorphosis"), Oscar Wilde (_The Picture of Dorian Gray_), Raymond Carver, ("A Small Good Thing"), Jumpa Lahiri, ("Interpreter of Maladies"), and Roddy Doyle, (_Paula Spenser_).

Maurizia Boscagli is professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Feminist Studies at UCSB. She teaches courses on the literature and culture of the 20th and 21st century, film, materialism, urban culture, genders and sexualities.   She has written a book on modern masculinity and the male body (_Eye on the Flesh. fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century_, 1996), and more recently, a book on materiality and the way we relate to objects in contemporary culture (_Stuff Theory. Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism_, 2014).

boscagli@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94QQ:  Russian Animated Films
Professor Sara Pankenier Weld, Germanic and Slavic Studies

Thursdays
2:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 2251

Enrollment Code: 50450

Characterized by their craftsmanship and allegorical significance, Russian animated films elevate animation to its highest levels. In this seminar, we screen and discuss varied short films by significant Russian directors, including legendary Yuri Norstein. We also place them in cultural and political context and pinpoint unique aspects of Russian animation.

Sara Pankenier Weld is an assistant professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at UCSB. She teaches and researches Russian literature, comparative literature, and children’s literature. She has traveled extensively in Russia, including across this fascinating and vast country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and as far north as the Arctic Ocean.

sweld@gss.ucsb.edu

INT 94QR:  Why Do We Believe in the Supernatural?
Professor Tamsin German, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Thursdays
5:00-5:50 pm
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code: 26112

Humans across cultures believe in a variety of phenomena for which no established scientific evidence exists (e.g. ghosts, superstitions, ESP, UFOs, spirits, ghosts, superstitions, ESP, UFOs, spirits, the afterlife). This seminar examines reasons why belief in such phenomena is so widespread, and why some people believe more strongly than others.

Tamsin German is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her work is concerned with the foundation of the human ability to understand the actions and interactions of other people, and its relationship to other domains of human thought, such as morality and belief in the supernatural.

tamsin.german@psych.ucsb.edu

INT 94QV:  History of War
Professor Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese

Tuesdays
11:00-11:50 am
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  26120

Overview and analysis of theories and strategies of war from Classical Antiquity to the Modern Period.

Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Author of over 20 books dealing with the use of ideology and propaganda in the Modern Period, the creation of the modern state, and history of religion

cortijo@spanport.ucsb.edu

INT 94RK:  What is Life?
Professor Luc Jaeger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

1st 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays (new days)
5:00-5:50 pm
HSSB 4202

Enrollment Code:  55277

This seminar series is essentially intended to provide a deeper understanding of Life and its origin from scientific, philosophical and religious perspectives. Rather than opposing science and religion, this class aims at reconciling these two visions of the world, which both originate from a common quest for truth. Implications for the future of science and civilization will be discussed.

Dr. Jaeger joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2002. He has been full professor since 2012. His highly interdisciplinary research encompasses fields as diverse as RNA biochemistry and biophysics, nucleic acid nanotechnology, material sciences, synthetic biology and nanomedicine. He is also interested in the dialogue between science and religion.

jaeger@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94RT:  Beach Literature
Professor Enda Duffy, English

Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
BUCHN 1934

Enrollment Code:  50468

From Shakespere's 'The Tempest' to Alex Garland's backpacker novel 'The Beach,' some of the most exciting moments in literature have happened on beaches.  The poet Shelley discovered how to be lonely on a beach near Naples; Matthew Arnold had an existential crisis on his honeymoon on Dover beach. In this seminar we will look at what happens when writers write beach scenes, and explore the deepest meaning of the beach.

Enda Duffy is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCSB.  He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses and The Speed Handbook, and is writing two books, one on Irish literature from an emigrant's perspective, the other on energy, stress and adrenaline in modern culture.

duffy@english.ucsb.edu

INT 94RV:  PLAYWRITING BOOTCAMP
Professor Frances Cowhig, Theater & Dance

Tuesday, May 10 -Friday, May 13, 2016
6:00-8:15 pm
HSSB 1135

Enrollment Code:  50476

A four session evening playwriting intensive that meets Tuesday, May 10 through Friday, May 13, 2016 . Participants will explore the nuts and bolts of writing for the stage through investigations into plot, character, object, language, tone and point of view. Come ready to write and dressed to move.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's plays have been produced at venues such as the National Theatre of Great Britain, Manhattan Theater Club, the Goodman Theatre,  Trafalgar Studios 2 [West End], Crowded Fire, Page 73 Productions, Interact Theatre, Borderlands Theatre and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Her plays have been awarded the Wasserstein Prize, the Yale Drama Series Award, an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the David A. Callichio Award and the Keene Prize for Literature.

fcowhig@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94SG:  The Diverse World of Fungi Living in Plants
Professor Ryoko Oono, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Tuesdays, March 29, April 5, and May 31, 2016
1100-1150AM
GIRV 2110
~and~
Saturday, April 9 and May 21, 2016
lab work

Enrollment Code:  50484

Hundreds of different species of fungi are endophytic, living inside plant tissues without causing apparent signs of disease. Many of these fungal endophytes are often previously unidentified new species. This course starts and ends in the classroom but consist of two 3-hour lab sessions where students will gain valuable skills in how to explore the diverse world of fungal endophytes.

Dr. Oono is Assistant Professor joining the Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department in 2014. Dr. Oono studies evolution of cooperation and symbiosis using legume-rhizobia mutualism and foliar fungal endophytes as model systems. The Oono lab is interested in community and phylogenetic structure of fungal species inside various plant hosts across wide geographic and climatic ranges.

ryoko.oono@lifesci.ucsb.edu

INT 94SH:  Freshman Health and Wellness
Professor Amy Jamieson, Exercise Sports Studies

Fridays
10:00-10:50 am
RECEN 2103

Enrollment Code:  54023

This seminar is designed provide an introduction into personal health and wellness.  Information will serve to help Freshman take charge of their personal health and guide them toward making healthy life choices.  Topics will include proper nutrition, mental health & well-being, sleep hygiene, fitness & exercise, dealing with stress, developing healthy relationships and alcohol abuse. 

Amy has been a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara in the ESSR department since 2004. She has over 16 years of experience in the wellness and fitness industry and holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Health Science with an emphasis in performance enchantment and injury prevention. In addition, she is a certified Nutritionist through the AASDN; a member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and IDEA; and serves as the My Plate Ambassador at UC Santa Barbara. Amy is the chair of the ESS Wellness Committee which recently upgraded to provide a platform for academic learning and student wellness education. Her broad education and experience in the field provides students with numerous fieldwork and hands-on internships in the field of health, wellness and fitness.

amy.jamieson@essr.ucsb.edu

INT 94SI:  Modification of Microbial Communities for Power Generation and Wastewater Remediation
Professor Guillermo Bazan, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Wednesdays
3:00-3:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  54031

This sequence of seminars will describe how microbial communities can be used and modified for generating electricity in fuel cell devices.  Understanding these functions requires understanding of microbiology, electrochemistry and of how to interface living microorganisms with external circuit elements.  We will also discuss how specific microbial communities can generate electricity from wastewater while at the same time removing contaminants.

Professor Bazan obtained his PhD from MIT and did his postdoctoral research at Caltech.  He joined UCSB in 1998 and holds appointments in the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials.  His interests are in the areas of organic semiconductors and microbial communities for power generation and waste water remediation.

bazan@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94SJ:  Are we Alone? Solutions to the Fermi Paradox
Professor Frank Spera, Earth Science

Fridays
9:00-9:50 am
GIRV 1108

Enrollment Code:  54049

In a 1950 conversation at Los Alamos, four world-class scientists generally agreed, given the size of the Universe, that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations must be present. But one of the four, Enrico Fermi, asked, "If these civilizations do exist, where is everybody?" Given the fact that there are perhaps 400 million stars in our Galaxy alone, and perhaps 400 million galaxies in the Universe, it stands to reason that somewhere out there, in the 14 billion-year-old cosmos, there is or once was a civilization at least as advanced as our own. We will  discuss in detail the  most cogent and intriguing solutions to Fermi's famous paradox informed by current developments in astrobiology and the taxonomy of exoplanets recently discovered.

Professor Frank J. Spera has been teaching at the University level since 1977. His interests are in volcanology, geochemistry and the origin and evolution of the Earth throughout geologic time. He Has done research in planetary science, physical chemistry and field volcanology in the past 40 years. He teaches thermodynamics of geological systems, Solar System origin and evolution as well as igneous petrology.

spera@geol.ucsb.edu

INT 94SK:  Music at Disneyland
Professor Tim Cooley, Music

Tuesday May 17 and Thursday May 19
2:30 - 1:45
Ellison 2816
~and~
Friday May 20
6:00 am to 8:00pm
Field Trip

Enrollment Code:  63859

Students are invited to think critically about the tourism and entertainment industry. We begin with a modest reading list and one session about tourism and the Disney Corporation. We then take a daylong field trip to Disneyland for a seminar and guided tour led by Disney music executives.

Professor Cooley specializes in the study of folk and popular musics of North America and Eastern Europe. He is especially interested in how music is used by groups and individuals to define identities. His most recent book, Surfing about Music, shows how musicking and surfing can work together to create community.

cooley@music.ucsb.edu

INT 94SL:  A Brave New World: Digging Beyond the Headlines on Climate Change, Energy, and the Economy in the 21st Century
Professor Gabriel Menard, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Last 5 Tuesdays
10:00-11:50 am
HSSB 3201

Enrollment Code:  54056

Climate change, the economy, and energy frequently dominate the headlines; however, the dichotomy between the environment and the economy, or cheap fuels and renewable energy, is often presented as a zero-sum game or a complex scientific problem with no clear solution.  Here, you will learn the science, impacts, and debates underlying these topics, and refine your ability to decipher these headlines and make your own choices about whether, and how, to adapt to this brave new world of the 21st century. No science background required, and skepticism is welcomed.

Professor Menard is a chemist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His work focuses on clean energy and sustainable chemistry (labs.chem.ucsb.edu/menard). While his background is mostly in chemistry working on greenhouse gas conversion and clean energy applications (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), he also pursued a Master’s in Environmental Studies (M.E.S.) studying climate change and its impacts on the developing world.

menard@chem.ucsb.edu

INT 94SM:  Bisexuality: Identity, Psychology, and Community
Professor Tania Israel, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

1st 7 Tuesdays
11:00-12:15 pm
ED 1201

Enrollment Code:  54064

Bisexuality is largely misunderstood and invisible within both LGBTQ and heterosexual communities. This course will delve into research, theory, and culture related to bisexuality. Topics include definitions, history, attitudes, identity development, relationships, mental health, communities, and activism. Students will complete weekly reading reactions and participate in class activities and discussion.

Professor Israel holds advanced degrees in Counseling Psychology and Human Sexuality Education. Her expertise on LGBTQ mental health is evident in her TED talk, “Bisexuality and Beyond;” her attendance at Congressional and White House briefings; and the honors she has received for her research and advocacy.

tisrael@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94SN:  Lessons from Indigenous Languages
Professor Carol Genetti, Linguistics

Friday, April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6
1:00-1:50pm
~and~
Saturday, April 30
1200-0500 pm
field trip

Enrollment Code:  54072

This seminar explores the rich views of the world reflected in indigenous languages. Their endangerment could lead to tremendous intellectual loss, but is also an opportunity for community action and solidarity. The course will involve readings, discussion, conversations with indigenous language activists, and a fieldtrip to a Mixtec community project.

Carol Genetti is a Professor of Linguistics whose specializes in the documentation of undescribed languages of the Himalayas. She is author of an award-winning book, a new introductory textbook, and numerous articles. She was founding director of an institute on language conservation that brings together students, linguists, and speakers of endangered languages.

cgenetti@linguistics.ucsb.edu

INT 94SO:  Writing Picture Books for Children
Professor Christina McMahon, Theater & Dance

1st 5 Tuesdays
1:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  54080

Remember your favorite picture book? How much you loved the main character? How the exotic places and adventures seemed to jump off the page? You too can write those stories! After covering the basics (setting, viewpoint, plotting, & characterization), we will study what makes great fiction great (conflict, character, & contrast). The class is run like a workshop, giving students ample opportunities to share their work and get peer feedback. No drawing skills needed! We will just be drafting the stories.

Christina S. McMahon, PhD, is a professor in the Theater & Dance department. Her previous research and writing has focused on African Theatre. Her first play, STANDBY, received a reading in the LaunchPad program for new play development at UCSB in Spring 2014. She is currently writing children's books, and is an active member of SCBWI (Society for Children's Books Writers & Illustrators).

mcmahon@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

INT 94SP:  The U*See Project
Professor Norman Bradley, Writing Program

Tuesday and Thursdays - 1st 5 weeks
4:00-4:50 pm
HSSB 2202

Enrollment Code:  54098

In this seminar students will help design and launch the U*See project--a program to locate ceramic tiles with QR codes throughout Santa Barbara County that link to content authored by UCSB students and faculty, including local history, walking tours, photos, and multimedia. Seminar students will work together to turn UCSB inside-out by changing local public spaces into living classrooms and build a template for other campuses to follow.  
Help pioneer this innovative and far-ranging educational outreach effort!

Norman Douglas "Doug" Bradley is in his 16th year teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) writing and science communication within the UCSB Writing Program; he is also a UCSB alum (B.A., 1985).  Prior to teaching at UCSB, Doug worked as a project engineer and technical writer at several California high-tech firms.

bradley@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94SR:  Film Noir
Professor Andrew Norris, Political Science

Wednesdays
12:00-12:50 pm
HSSB 4201

Enrollment Code:  46235

In this course we shall discuss ten classic instances of film noir, or black film.  As our class time is very limited, students will watch these films each week at home.  Accordingly, each student must provide evidence at the beginning of the class of having a Netflix account or otherwise having access to the films.  Student evaluation will be based upon quizzes and class participation.

Andrew Norris is an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Affiliated Professor of Philosophy at UCSB.  He works primarily on modern and contemporary political philosophy, though he has also written on film, contemporary American politics, and Heidegger.

anorris@polsci.ucsb.edu

INT 94ST:  Writing Change - Changing Writing
Professor Ljiljana Coklin, Writing Program

1st 7 Tuesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
GIRV 2110
~and~
Saturday, April 23, 2016
10:00-12:50 pm
field trip

Enrollment Code:  54122

The communities in which we live are increasingly facing a complex web of social, economic, environmental, and political crises. As we are forced to look for creative and effective solutions, we resort to new modes of writing that can play a central role in imagining and communicating social change. By visiting a local non-profit organization and meeting with socially engaged community members, we will examine the role that writing plays in engaging the public, moving the audience to action, and defining us as active citizens.

Ljiljana Coklin teaches academic, professional, and creative writing in the Writing Program. Her teaching and research interests focus on issues related to contemporary global society and culture, with a particular focus on the rhetoric of border crossings, migrations, gender, and constructions of national and global citizenship.

lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

INT 94SU:  Climate Futures
Professor Ken Hiltner, English

Wednesdays
2:00-2:50 pm
HSSB 1227

Enrollment Code:  46243

This course considers the rhetoric and literature of climate change by way of what is arguably the most significant book so far on the subject, Naomi Klein's, This Changes Everything, which will be the textbook for the course.

Ken Hiltner is a professor of the environmental humanities. The Director of both the Environmental Humanities Initiative and the Literature and Environment Center, Hiltner has appointments in the English and Environmental Studies Departments. More at kenhiltner.com.

kenhiltner@yahoo.com

INT 94SV:  Research as a Personal & Political Act
Professor Maryam Kia-Keating, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Fridays
10:00-10:50 am
Ellison 2816
~and~
Thursday, May 5
10:00-1:00 pm
Field Trip

Enrollment Code:  64329

Research as a Personal & Political Act: Participatory Research with the Latino Community in Santa Barbara, is a seminar that questions traditional paradigms of health and mental health research, which treat people as subjects who are being observed, measured, and recorded for the advancement of science. An alternative lens of research as a personal and political act is considered. The seminar will specifically introduce students to community-based participatory research methods, an approach that engages community members in the work as equal partners, with the goal of moving towards social action. Specialized strategies, such as the use of photovoice, and human centered design will be discussed. Students will engage with questions related specifically to the Latino community in Santa Barbara, and will be expected to explore disparities among a subpopulation of their choosing, with the goal of developing their ideas into a participatory research proposal.

Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the UCSB Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She uses community-based participatory research methods to examine coping and resilience after trauma, stress, and adversity, particularly for vulnerable and ethnic minority populations.

mkiakeating@education.ucsb.edu

INT 94SW:  Terrifying Beauty: Aesthetics and the Sublime in Romantic Poetry, Music, and Art
Professor James Donelan, Writing Program

Wednesdays
1:00-1:50 pm
HSSB 2201

Enrollment Code:  55160

The sound of a Beethoven symphony, the sight of waves breaking on the shore, the suggestive rhythms of a Romantic poem's.  These experiences move us deeply, but we hardly know why. We will see, hear, and contemplate the sublime and the beautiful in nineteenth-century works and in nature.

James H. Donelan is the Associate Director of the UCSB Writing Program. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University and is the author of Poetry and the Romantic Musical Aesthetic (Cambridge University Press, 2008), the winner of the Jean-Pierre Baricelli Prize of the International Conference on Romanticism.

donelan@writing.ucsb.edu