Seminar Descriptions (Fall 2016)

Information about credit to the major is included when available; in other cases, consult the department. This site contains information received by July 15, 2016. Instructors reserve the right to alter the information provided. Course meeting times and locations will be listed on the Yale Online Course Information (OCI) system as they become available.

Berkeley

CSBK 350, SO, Innovation and Sustainability. Cary Krosinsky, Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, adjunct instructor, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Lecturer in Yale College.

Trends in environmental, social, and corporate-governance factors that affect the potential success of global business and investing. The history and ongoing evolution of socially responsible investing, including divestment movements and positive investment options; contemporary positive methodologies such as impact investing. Developing corporate solutions to increasing challenges; building investment scenarios. 

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).
 

Branford

CSBR 350, SO, Hip Hop Music and Culture. Nicholas Conway, adjunct professor, DJ, and private tutor. Lecturer in Yale College.

The evolution of hip hop music and culture from the 1970s through the 1990s, including graffiti art, b-boying (break dancing), DJ-ing, and MC-ing. Examination of the historical and political contexts in which hip hop culture has taken shape. Attention to questions of race, gender, authenticity, consumption, commodification, globalization, and old-fashioned “funkiness.” Includes three evening screenings.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).

Calhoun

CSCC 350, Progressive Art Education. Fritz Horstman, M.F.A. Artist Residency and Education Coordinator, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Lecturer in Yale College.

Progressive art education from the late nineteenth century to the present based on the curriculum developed by Josef and Anni Albers. The course focuses on developing conceptual, pedagogic, and manual skills.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).

Davenport

CSDC 350, The Role of Real Estate in Economy and Society. Richard Powers, private investor. Lecturer in Yale College.

The role of real estate in building the modern economy. The increasing importance of property, from ancient civilizations to the development of western legal structures and into the modern era. Property as connection to individual liberty and social norms; eminent domain; the government’s role in supporting housing; development and investment case studies.

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Timothy Dwight

CSTD 350, HU, Heroes and Villains in Film and Literature. Eddy Friedfeld, attorney, consultant, and entertainment journalist and historian. Lecturer in Yale College.

American archetypes of heroes and villains explored through the genesis and evolution of the detective, gangster, and spy genres in film and novels. Ways in which great directors, actors, and writers influenced these archetypes and were influenced by them.

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Jonathan Edwards

 CSJE 350, HU, Classical Storytelling and Modern Screenwriting. Brian Price, screenwriter, adjunct professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. Lecturer in Yale College.

Fundamentals of screenwriting and the current dominant mode of the craft. Theories of story, structure, and character, including Aristotle’s analysis of classical drama; screenwriting as both a craft and an art; film’s role in the history of storytelling. Students develop an original story idea and write the first act of a feature-length screenplay. Writing sample required. Enrollment limited to 15. Send writing sample to college.seminar@yale.edu.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).

Morse

CSMC 350, Composing and Performing the One-Person Play. Hal Brooks, theater director. Lecturer in Yale College.

Exploration of solo performance in American theater, with a focus on students’ creation of original works in the genre. Acting and writing exercises, discussion of weekly reading and and viewing assignments, and attendance of live performances. Guest artists share their experiences and techniques for developing solo work. Writing sample required. Enrollment limited to 15. Send writing sample to college.seminar@yale.edu.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).
 

Pierson

CSPC 350, The Mystery of Sleep. Meir Kryger, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Clinical Professor of Nursing and Suman K. R. Baddam, M.D. Fellowship in Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Lecturers in Yale College.

The role in which sleep and circadian rhythms affect attention, cognition, and memory through multidisciplinary consideration of neurobiology, epidemiology, and humanities. Psychological aspects of sleep; sleep disorders; sleep deprivation; and the history of sleep in philosophy, literature, and art.

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Saybrook

CSSY 350, House of Lost Worlds at the Peabody Museum. Richard Coniff, author, commentator. Lecturer in Yale College.

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, this course studies the museum’s role in shaping the age of dinosaur discovery, mineralogy, geology, and modern ecology; its role within Yale University; and the value of natural history museums in general.

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Silliman

 CSSM 350, The Screenwriter’s Craft. Camille Thomasson, screenwriter. Lecturer in Yale College.

A rigorous writer’s workshop. Students conjure, write, rewrite, and study films. Read screenplays, view movie clips, parse films, and develop characters and a scenario for a feature length screenplay. By the end of term, each student will have created a story outline and written a minimum of fifteen pages of an original script. All majors welcome. Send writing sample to college.seminar@yale.edu.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).

Ezra Stiles

CSES 350, SO, The Press, Business, and the Economy. Thomas Herman, journalist and teacher. Lecturer in Yale College.

A study of the ways that journalists define and shape economic news. Discussion of the pressures that business journalists face and the process of press coverage for business, economics, financial markets, and personal finance.

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Trumbull

CSTC 350, HU, Postcolonizing Images. Jake Davidson, MFA Contemporary Artist and Post-Graduate Research Associate, Digital Media Center for the Arts, Yale University. Lecturer in Yale College.

Study of contemporary art, films, and essays as a means of connecting past injustices of Imperialism in Northern Africa and the Arab Levant with present day dilemmas of race, gender, and othering.

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Yale College

CSYC 350, Radio Journalism. Chris Arnold,  Lecturer in Yale College.

Study of radio journalism, including hands-on experience reporting and producing actual radio/audio stories. Fundamentals of radio reporting and writing; journalism techniques, practices, and ethics; the use of digital recording equipment and audioediting software. Enrollment limited to 15.

For course time and location, see Online Course Information (OCI).