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General Education

Previous Courses: Spring 2014

Spring 2014: First Year Seminar Available Courses

Course Title Course Number Professor

Bueller? … Bueller? … Bueller? John Hughes and Your First Year

FY-101-CO01 A. Furgason
Description:To give students a deeper appreciation of how and why the medium of film influences modern man along with the technical elements of the craft of filmmaking…specifically in the films of John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink). The class examines how Hughes childhood and cultural influences impacted his filmmaking. Students will become familiar with the major theories of the screen arts. An introductory understanding of semiotics will be achieved, which will allow the student to read individual artifacts of the screen as text. Skills in critique and analysis will be emphasized. The student who successfully completes this course will have begun to develop a ‘critical eye’ for the interpretation and analysis of the screen arts, as well as the language for critical discussion thereof.

Playing in the Dirt

FY-101-SW01 R. Mama
Description:This spring semester First Year Seminar course teaches gardening and food sustainability and how these are linked to communities worldwide. The seminar style course will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the School of Social Work and the School of Science and includes a lecture/activity component in the School of Science greenhouse and the Monmouth University Community Garden. The course will expose students to all aspects of community gardening, from understanding soil preparation to harvesting vegetables. The course will also introduce the student to the University Community with special emphasis on resources, responsibilities and ethics. Lab Fee: The lab fee will be used to support the expenses in the greenhouse for the purchase of seeds and plants that the students will use in the garden.

Lab Fee: The lab fee will be used to support the expenses in the greenhouse for the purchase of seeds and plants that the students will use in the garden.