E-Term 2014 Bulletin - page 17

Ceramics for Beginners: Introduction to Throwing Pottery on the Wheel
Emily Klein
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment: 7
Meeting Times:
Tu WTh9:30am-12:30pm
Come spin your thoughts this Exploration Term and try something completely
different. Throwing pottery on the wheel can be both meditative and
frustrating, challenging and addictive. This course is intended for first-time
potters who are ready to dedicate themselves to four intensive weeks of
clay work. Our course will involve some background reading and research,
gallery and studio visits, demos by local artists and most of all, a lot of time
spent throwing pots at Red Dot Gallery in Homewood. Students will learn the
basics of clay preparation and throwing, as well as techniques for trimming
and glazing. Course fees cover clay, glazes, and firing. Grades will be based
on attendance, participation, notebook entries, and a final project that will
include written reflection work and a collection of fired ceramic pieces.
Estimated Student Fees: $280
My thoughts are whirled like a potter’s wheel; I
know not where I am nor what I do.
–William Shakespeare, Henry VI
Classical and Renaissance Italy: The Major Cities and the Places in Between
Michael McInturff, Amy Cottrill
See listing under English.
Anthropology of Hip Hop
Katy E. Leonard
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment: 20
Meeting Times: M Tu WTh 10:00am-12:30pm
This project will take a deeper look at the social patterns, history, and
practices of hip hop culture, with an emphasis on music. We will interrogate
issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, gender, and nationality as they
relate to hip hop. Daily meetings will include a combination of lecture,
discussion, student presentations, music listening, and film viewing. Out-
of-class work will include substantial listening and reading, primarily in the
form of articles and selected book chapters. Students will be expected to do
30 hours of work each week related to the course. Ten of those hours will be
spent in class. The other 20 hours per week will be spent reading assigned
articles/books, completing written assignments, listening to music, preparing
for in-class discussions, and researching and preparing for the presentation
and final paper.
Estimated Student Fees: $30
Bob Dylan: A Complete Unknown?
Leo Pezzementi
Open To:
All Students
Grading System: Option
Max. Enrollment: 16
Meeting Times: M Tu WTh9:00am-12:00pm
We shall consider the life, times, music, and poetry of Bob Dylan, focusing
on the time between his arrival in Greenwich Village and his “motorcycle
accident.” Texts will include the albums
Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin’ Bob
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home
Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
Wesley Harding and The Basement Tapes
; the autobiography
Volume One
; the biography
by Bob Spitz; case studies of Dylan’s songs
of this era in
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
The Early Years
by Andy Gill; commentary and literary interpretation in
Revolution in the
, by Clinton Heylin; the documentary movies
Don’t Look Back
, by D.A. Pennebaker,
No Direction Home
, by Martin Scorsese;
Other Side of the Mirror
, by Murray Lerner, and
Eat the Document
by Dylan;
and the fictional movie account of Dylan,
I’m Not There
, by Todd Haynes.
Requirements: You are required to attend and participate in all classes;
complete all listening, reading, and viewing assignments and daily quizzes;
and either (1) write and read a ten-page, documented research paper; or (2)
make a documented 20-minute oral presentation on some aspect of Bob
Dylan’s life, time, music, or poetry; or (3) present a 20-minute performance,
including documented critical analysis, of Bob Dylan’s music. Students are
expected to spend 30 hours per week on work in and outside class.
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