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Here you will find a comprehensive list of first-year seminars offered at UMW since fall 2006. The courses are organized by those most recently offered to those least recently offered, but you are free to arrange them in any other way using the navigation arrows at the head of each column. In the future, the proposals and syllabi for these courses will be available for your perusal.

COURSEINSTRUCTOR(S)DEPTTITLEPROPOSALSYLLABUSLAST
FSEM
100A3
Larochelle (SPAN)MLLWriting for a Wounded Planet: Literature and Environment in the US and Latin AmericaN/AFall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100A4
Foss (ENGL)ELCAutism in Contemporary Literature and FilmJan. 2008Spring 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100B7
Mathur (ENGL)ELCCinderella/Harry Potter: Fairy Tales and Fantasy LiteratureJan. 2008Fall 2012Aug-15
FSEM
100C5
Goehring (RELG)CPRLost and Forgotten Manuscripts of Early ChristianityYesFall 2013Aug-15
FSEM
100D6
Powers (FREN)MLLGender and Sexuality in Francophone LiteratureDec. 2007ProposedAug-15
FSEM
100E4
Mellinger (MATH), Helmstutler (MATH)MATHCryptologyJan. 2009Spring 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100F7
Martin (SOCG)SANo Place Like Home: Housing and SocietyJan. 2010Spring 2013Aug-15
FSEM
100G2
Tomba (BIOL)BIOLParasites: Monsters WithinSept. 2010Spring 2013Aug-15
FSEM
100G4
VARIOUSCPRJames Farmer and the Struggle for Civil Rights / Race and RevolutionFeb. 2011Spring 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100G8
Gately (MUSC)MUSCBitches Brew: The Evolution and Development of JazzFeb. 2011Spring 2013Aug-15
FSEM
100H3
Glucklich (GERM), Rotter (GERM)MLLRepresenting the Holocaust in German&US CultureN/AFall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100H4
Liss (PSYC), Erchull (PSYC)PSYCFeminism from the Second Wave until the PresentN/AFall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100H8
Kim (SOCG)SAEveryone's a Little Bit RacistOct.2012Spring 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100J2
Urbanski (ARTS)ARTCreating Arts and IdeasJan. 2014Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100J6
Dabb (ARTH)ARTAlfred Hitchcock: The Master of SuspenseApr. 2013Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100J9
Al-Tikriti (HIST)HISTHistory of GenocidesSept. 2013Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100JJ
Houghtalin (CLAS)CPRDaily Life in Ancient RomeN/AFall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100K3
Lewis (MLL)MLLDigital Don QuijoteSept. 2013Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100K4
Stebbins (PSYC)PSYCSleep Deprivation & College LifeSept. 2013Aug-15
FSEM
100K9
Gentry (COB)COBPast, Present, and Future Trends in CommerceSept. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100KK
Mikhalevsky (PHIL)CPRBanned & Dangerous ArtN/AFall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L
Housley (THEA)THEACold Case: Mystery and History in TheatreJan. 2008Spring 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L3
McAllister (ENGL)ELCJane Austen: Film/Web/TextSept. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L4
Walker (EDUC)EDUCSo You Think You Want to be a TeacherAug-15
FSEM
100L5
Russell (EDUC)EDUCSuperman on the Wire: Perspectives on American Urban SchoolsAug-15
FSEM
100L6
Tenner (THEA)THEAIt's Alive! Horror on the StageNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L7
Brewer (THEA)THEASolo Mio: Solo Performance and YouNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L8
Snyder (MUSC)MUSCBallades, Beats, & Band CampNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100L9
Finlayson (GEOG)GEOGGeography of ReligionSept. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M1
Anewalt (CPSC), Hydorn (MATH)MATHNumbers Rule Your WorldNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M2
Clayton (EDUC)EDUCDo You Speak American?Nov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M3
Cox (ADMIN), Wilson (PSYC)PSYCComparing Reel to Real: The Portrayal of Diversity in TV and FilmNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M4
Rycroft (ECON), Esunge (MATH)MATHGame TheorySept. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M5
Gentry R (EDUC)EDUCSeeing Different: Disability in Media and SocietyNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M6
Kennedy (ENGL)ELDThe Grail LegendSept. 2012Aug-15
FSEM
100M7
McClurken (HIST), Burtis (ADMIN), Whalen (ENGL), Rao (COMM), Kayler (COB), Majid, DavisHISTBeyond the Selfie: Exploring Digital IdentityNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M8
Eggenberger, Sanford, Eldridge (ADMIN)PSYCMaking a DifferenceSept. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100M9
Scanlon (ENGL)ELCDown the Rabbit HoleNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100N1
Smith (HISP)HISPLearning with LEGOOct. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100N2
Singh (PSCI)PSCIPolitics, Doublespeak, and Building a BS DetectorOct. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100N3
Whipkey (ESGE)EESCClimate Change and Energy ResourcesNov. 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100N4
Kagan (THEA)THEATheatre and Social JusticeFeb. 2015Aug-15
FSEM
100N5
Greenlaw & Rycroft (ECON)ECONInequality and the American DreamJan. 2014Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100N6
Kayler (ADMIN)COBParticipatory PlaySept. 2012Fall 2014Aug-15
FSEM
100Q
Dolby (BIOL)BIOLThe Human AnimalJan. 2008Fall 2008Aug-15
FSEM
100X
Barrenechea (ENGL)ELCCelluloid Vampire: Dracula from Page to ScreenJan. 2008Spring 2013Aug-15
HIST
201
Varies (HIST)HISTFirst-year Seminar: European HistoryJan. 2008Aug-15
FSEM
100D
Sumner (MATH), Edmunds (MATH)MATHMathematics of ChaosJan. 2008Spring 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100F
Koos (FREN)MLLFrench New Wave: Cinema & SocietyJan. 2008Spring 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100G5
Hydorn (MATH)MATHInfographicsJan. 2011Spring 2013Jan-15
FSEM
100H6
Meadows (EDUC)EDUCMashups & Makerbots: Building in the Virtual and Physical WorldsN/AFall 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100J7
Tweedy (ENGL)ELCOctavia Butler: Science FictionSept. 2013Spring 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100L1
Rafferty (ENGL)ELCBeatles in the 21st CenturySept. 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100L2
Martin (MLL)MLLHeroes & Lovers on the World StageSept. 2014Jan-15
FSEM
100Z
Smith (ENGL)ELCInternational Short Fiction by WomenJan. 2008Spring 2014Jan-15
HIST
202
Varies (HIST)HISTFirst-year Seminar: American HistoryJan. 2008Jan-15
FSEM
100C6
Fernsebner (HIST)HISTToys as HistorySept. 2008Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100D3
Hydorn (MATH)MATHEscher Math: The Mathematics of Pattern and Design / Art of MathematicsSept. 2008Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100E1
McClurken (HIST), O'Donnell (COMM), Rao (COMM)ELCTED.com - An Exploration of Ideas Worth SharingJan. 2009Spring 2014,
Fall 2014
Aug-14
FSEM
100F4
Stanton (HISP)HISPVirtual Vernacular: Recording Community MusicSept. 2009Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100H2
Rafferty (ENGL)ELCThe Idea of CoolN/ASpring 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100H5
Mackintosh (PSYC)PSYCThe Bad Seed? Exploring the Roots of EvilN/AFall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100J4
Phillips (BUAD)COBThe Art of Life's WarJan. 2013Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100K5
Rao (COMM)ELCDocumentary FilmmakingN/AFall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100K6
O'Donnell (COMM)ELCIs College Worth It?Jan. 2014Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100K7
Davies (CPSC)CPSCInventions that Rocked the WorldJan. 2014Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100K8
Davis (EDUC)EDUCWho Am I This Time? The Presentation of SelfJan. 2014Fall 2014Aug-14
FSEM
100M
Rochelle (ENGL)ELCThe Good Society: Exploring UtopiaJan. 2008Fall 2014Aug-14
HONR
100D
Szulczewski, Tibert & Whipkey (ESGE)EESCScientific Controversies in the MediaN/AFall 2013Aug-14
FSEM
100B9
Gallagher (GEOG)GEOGWater ResourcesJan. 2008Spring 2014Jan-14
FSEM
100F2
Asper (CHEM)CHEMChemistry and WarSept. 2009Spring 2014Jan-14
FSEM
100J8
Stahlman (PSYC)PSYCFreedom and DeterminismJan. 2013Spring 2014Jan-14
FSEM
100K1
Nguyen (PHYS)PHYSPhysics for Future Presidents and World LeadersJan. 2011Spring 2014Jan-14
HONR
100H
Murphy (PSCI)PSCICreating the Political MindSept. 2012Spring 2014Jan-14
HONR
100L
Gable (ANTH)SAEquality in AmericaN/ASpring 2014Jan-14
FSEM
100B8
Scanlon (ENGL)ELCEthics and LiteratureJan. 2008Spring 2012Aug-13
FSEM
100C4
Fickett (MUSC)MUSCMozart and AmadeusFeb. 2008Fall 2013Aug-13
FSEM
100E7
McCluskey (THEA)THEAFinding FashionJan. 2009Fall 2012Aug-13
FSEM
100F9
Gaines (FREN)MLLMajor Germanic MythsJan. 2010Spring 2011Aug-13
FSEM
100G
McAllister (ENGL)ELCTravel WritingJan. 2008Fall 2007Aug-13
FSEM
100J3
Groom (ADMIN)ELCTrue Crime :America's Most WantedN/AFall 2013Aug-13
HONR
100J
Mathur (ENGL)ELCShakespeare and Popular CultureOct. 2012ProposedAug-13
FSEM
100F3
Tweedy (ENGL)ELCCulture Works and the Graphic NovelSept. 2009Spring 2013Jan-13
FSEM
100H9
Turdean (HISP)HISPCars, Roads, & CitiesSept. 2012Spring 2013Jan-13
FSEM
100J1
Humphrey (ECON)ECONDo's & Don'ts for Do-GoodersOct. 2012Spring 2013Jan-13
FSEM
100MM
Helmstutler (MATH), Mellinger (MATH)MATHPirates, Liars, and Pigeons: Not Your Typical Math CourseJan. 2008Spring 2013Jan-13
HONR
100A
Schiffrin (PSYC)PSYCIs Trying to be Happier as Futile as Trying to be Taller?N/ASpring 2013Jan-13
HONR
100B
Giancarlo (CHEM)CHEMMad Scientists, Bad Scientists, and Evil GeniusesN/ASpring 2013Jan-13
HONR
100F
Harris (HIST)HISTThe Russian NovelN/AProposedJan-13
FSEM
100A5
Rouhani (GEOG)GEOGPolitics, Culture, & the Global MediaJan. 2008Fall 2012Aug-12
FSEM
100DD
Whipkey (ESGE)EESCEnergy Resources in 21st CenturyJan. 2008Fall 2012Aug-12
FSEM
100E3
Whalen (ENGL)ELCA Video Game Canon: The Most Important Video Games Ever MadeJan. 2009Spring 2012Aug-12
FSEM
100F1
Reddy (ENGL), Groom (ADMIN)ELCAmerican Detective FictionSept. 2009Spring 2012Aug-12
FSEM
100RR
McClurken (HIST)HISTWhen Americans Came Marching HomeJan. 2008Fall 2012Aug-12
HONR
100C
Richards (ENGL)ELCSexuality in Southern LiteratureN/AFall 2012Aug-12
FSEM
100C9
Ekey (PHYS), Wessels (PHYS)PHYSScience, Sound, and MusicSept. 2008Spring 2012Jan-12
FSEM
100D8
Matzke (PHIL)CPRRadical EnvironmentalismJan. 2008Spring 2012Jan-12
FSEM
100G6
Rettinger (PSYC)PSYCIntuitionJan. 2011Spring 2012Jan-12
FSEM
100G9
Schleef (SOCG)SAMedia Images of MothersN/ASpring 2012Jan-12
FSEM
100PP
Locke (SPAN)MLLOur Lady of GaudelupeFeb. 2008Spring 2012Jan-12
FSEM
100BB
Meadows (EDUC)EDUCReading and Writing About Weird Things: Critical Thinking and the InternetJan. 2010Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100D4
Aminrazavi (RELG)CPRRevolution and Cinema in IranSept. 2008Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100F8
Zaidman (CPSC)CPSCBeauty and Brains: Women in the SciencesJan. 2010Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100G7
Schiffrin (PSYC)PSYCIs Trying to be Happier as Futile as Trying to be Taller?Jan. 2011Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100J
Greenlaw (ECON)ECONGlobalization: Panacaea or Deal with Devil?Jan. 2008Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100V
Romero (CLAS)CPRSex and the Ancient CityN/AFall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100W
Harding (ENGL)ELCStages & Context of 9/11Jan. 2011Fall 2011Aug-11
FSEM
100AA
O'Donnell (COMM), Rafferty (ELC)ELCJames Farmer Civil RightsJan. 2007; Sept. 2010Spring 2011Jan-11
FSEM
100B4
Pitts (CLAS)CPRJourney to the UnderworldJan. 2008Spring 2011Jan-11
FSEM
100G1
Crowder (CHEM)CHEMConsumer ChemistrySept. 2010Spring 2011Jan-11
FSEM
100G3
Richards (ENGL)ELCBroadway Babies: Stephen Sondheim and the American MusicalSept. 2010Spring 2011Jan-11
FSEM
100C3
Rallis (GEOG)GEOGImagining AfricaJan. 2008YesAug-10
FSEM
100C7
Richards (ENGL)ELCSexuality in Southern LiteratureSept. 2008YesAug-10
FSEM
100D5
Szulczewski (ESGE)EESCScientific Controversies in the MediaSept. 2008Spring 2009Aug-10
FSEM
100D7
Smith (HISP)HISPCities of NightmareSept. 2008Spring 2009Aug-10
FSEM
100E5
Marsh (SOCG)SAI'm Not a Feminist But...Jan. 2009ProposedAug-10
FSEM
100F5
Harris (HIST)HISTThe Russian NovelJan. 2010YesAug-10
FSEM
100LL
Hanna (GEOG)GEOGMaps and PoliticsJan. 2008YesAug-10
FSEM
100A2
Riegger (SPAN), ChichesterMLLLatin American Science Fiction / Strange Sightings: Fantastic FictionSept. 2008ProposedJan-10
FSEM
100B3
Slunt (CHEM)CHEMFood ChemistryJan. 2008ProposedJan-10
FSEM
100C2
Martin (SOCG)SABorders, Barrios, & BiasesFeb. 2008ProposedJan-10
FSEM
100E8
Harding (ENGL)ELCLies and SpiesJan. 2009ProposedJan-10
FSEM
100NN
Martiez-Mira (SPAN)MLLLanguage in GlobalizationJan. 2009ProposedJan-10
FSEM
100R
Smith (PSYC)PSYCA Question of MindSept. 2008YesJan-10
FSEM
100ZZ
Giancarlo (CHEM)CHEMMad Scientists, Bad Scientists, and Evil GeniusesJan. 2008Spring 2009Jan-10
FSEM
100B6
Zacharski (CPSC)CPSCMash-up & Remix: The Future of Creativity in CyberspaceJan. 2008ProposedAug-09
FSEM
100E6
Rycroft (ECON)ECONEconomics of Everyday LifeOct. 2008ProposedAug-09
FSEM
100E9
Citeroni (SOCG)SAEnvironmental JusticeSept. 2008ProposedAug-09
FSEM
100D1
Rettinger (PSYC)PSYCSight & Sound: Experiencing the Physical WorldSept. 2008ProposedJan-09
FSEM
100EE
Zies (BIOL), McGhee (BIOL)BIOLFamous Scientific Discoveries / Biology and CultureJan. 2008ProposedJan-09
FSEM
100FF
Huber (ANTH)SAThe Other Side of JamestownSept. 2008ProposedJan-09
FSEM
100GG
Citeroni (SOCG)SASociety & EnvironmentN/AN/AJan-09
FSEM
100P
Gaines (FREN)MLLIdea of Wealth in Western CultureSept. 2008ProposedJan-09
FSEM
100VV
Anewalt (CPSC)CPSCThe Science of a Connected AgeJan. 2008Spring 2008Jan-09
FSEM
100YY
Rao (COMM)ELCRhetoric: Documentary FilmmakingSept. 2008Spring 2008Jan-09
FSEM
100B5
Vasey (PHIL)CPRFreud: Texts and RepresentationsJan. 2008ProposedAug-08
FSEM
100C1
Hubbard (COB)COBProfit & AccountabilityFeb. 2008ProposedAug-08
FSEM
100A1
GableSAAmerican Idea of EqualityN/AN/AJan-08
FSEM
100A7
Davies (CPSC)CPSCI, Robot: The Pursuit of the Synthetic MindJan. 2008ProposedJan-08
FSEM
100SS
Allen (ELC)ELCReading and Writing Adolescent LiteratureJan. 2008ProposedJan-08
FSEM
100WW
Lewis (BIOL)BIOLBiological TerrorismJan. 2007ProposedJan-08
FSEM
100Y
Campbell (ELC)ELCRock/Soul/Progressive:1955 PRSN/AN/AJan-08
FSEM
100CC
Polack-Wahl (CPSC)CPSCGames that People PlayJan. 2008Fall 2007Aug-07
FSEM
100HH
Goehring (RELG)CPRLost Manuscripts of ChristianityJan. 2008Fall 2007Aug-07
FSEM
100QQ
Norwood (MUSC)MUSCMusic in the MoviesDec. 2007ProposedAug-07
FSEM
100A
Hubbard (COB)COBProfit Acct:Iss Corp CitiznshpN/AN/AJan-07
FSEM
100N
Fallon (LING)ELCMinds, Brains, MachinesN/AN/AJan-07
FSEM
100S
Mathews (CPR)CPRBreaking the Davinci CodeN/AN/AJan-07
FSEM
100T
Vasey (PHIL)CPRMetaphor Politics TruthinessN/AN/AJan-07
FSEM
100B
Schleef (SOCG)SAMeasuring AmericaN/AN/AAug-06
FSEM
100H
Scott (CHEM)CHEMScience Behind CSIN/AN/AAug-06
FSEM
100I
Powers (FREN)MLLRepresenting Extreme: French LiteratureN/AN/AAug-06