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General Education

Previous Courses: Spring 2016

Spring 2016: First Year Seminar Available Courses

Course Title Course Number Professor

Addiction in Popular Movies

FY-101-HE01 L. Jannone
Day and Time: MTH 2:50-4:10


This First Year Seminar introduces students to the history of addiction as portrayed in popular movies. Movies will be watched that portray different types of addiction starting with the Days of Wine and Roses made in 1962 and ending with Requiem for a Dream (2000) . Some documentaries will also be examined. Students will write papers and discuss the various types of addictions seen in the various movies. Also the personality of the addict will be explored in each movie. These movies will be used to help understand the theory of addiction. Legal and ethical concerns, as well as historical issues are examined. Treatment modalities will be explored.

Ethics in College and Beyond

FY-101-PL01 G. Gonzalez
Day and Time: TF 2:50 4:10


This class will be an introduction to ethics with a particular focus on some of the most interesting and challenging ethical issues that confront a first year college student. We will use a case study approach to make abstract ethical theories more meaningful. The study of ethics that you do in this class will make you a more thoughtful and capable college student, and it will also prepare you for a more fulfilling life after you graduate.

Playing in the Dirt

FY-101-SW01 R. Mama
Day and Time: MW 11:40-1:00


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.

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