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Signature Course Descriptions

  • An Easy A

    Laurence Musgrove (Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages)
    Section DF1

    This course is designed to introduce incoming freshmen to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university and the impact it will have on their lives as students. Freshman Seminars incorporate various integral elements in order to facilitate first-year students’ transition from high-school to college-level learning. Emphasis will be on communication, critical thinking, and information literacy. Open to all majors: restricted to and required of first-time-in-college students.

  • Personal and Family History

    TR 11:00 am-11:50 am
    David Faught (English Modern Languages )
    Section F06

    This course will focus on four things:

    1. Personal history (narrative as well as visual)
    2. Family history (helping a parent or grandparent record their personal history)
    3. Genealogy
    4. The resources at ASU that will help you research and write effectively and efficiently.

    By the time you finish the course, you will have completed video presentations that incorporate pics, videos and audio narration from you and a loved one as well as a 4 generation genealogy chart. As we learn how to organize and present personal and family histories, we will explore the resources that ASU has to offer to help you succeed as a student.

  • Gymology: A Gym-goers guide to the galaxy

    MW 12-12:50 p.m.
    Jordan Daniel (Kinesiology)
    Section F07

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the field of Kinesiology.  An emphasis will be placed on the application of psychological theories and training techniques specifically for improved human performance.

  • A Look at “Crazy”: Myths, Misconceptions, and Movies

    MW 12-12:50 p.m.
    Drew Curtis (Psychology)
    Section F08

    Movies and Media have promoted numerous myths of psychopathology. Films may inaccurately portray people with psychological disorders as “crazy” violent killers, scary people in need of isolation, or entertaining. The goals of this class are to examine the foundations for understanding abnormal psychology and to provide a myth-busting tool kit for approaching films that portray psychopathology.