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General Education

Previous Course Offerings: Spring 2019

Course Title Course Number Day and Time

Addiction in Popular Movies

MON/WED 8:30-9:50
Course Description: 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.

Professor: L. Jannone


Peace Corps: Experience and Serve the World

WED/FRI 1:15-2:35
Course Description: Learn about the history and goals of the Peace Corps, the work of its volunteers around the world, and how to prepare yourself for global service. Taught by a former Peace Corps Volunteer, the course will focus on the historical, cultural, economic and political landscape of the Peace Corp. Students will explore their career goals and their understanding of culture, work on a semester-long community development project, research countries served by the Peace Corps, and interview a Peace Corps Volunteer. Students will also learn about the rich resources offered through Monmouth University’s comprehensive academic, social, and professional opportunities.

Professor: F. Cipriani


Playing in the Dirt

WED/FRI 10:05-11:25
Course 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.

Professors: R. Mama and G. Bonadonna

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