Innovate, Create, Elevate

Flex Your Creative Muscles

Test boundaries, push conventions, and devise new ways of thinking about and living in this rapidly changing world. Watch preview video to learn more about this neighborhood.

FALL 2018

FALL 2018

Innovate, Create, Elevate

The future. What does it hold for us? The Innovate, Create, Elevate neighborhood invites you to develop your creative skills and build the world of tomorrow. Our courses investigate innovation and creativity across the centuries in all their forms, including science, philosophy, art, and entrepreneurship. Students in our neighborhood live and work as creative citizens, bringing positive changes to their global and local communities. Join us as we test boundaries, push conventions, and devise new ways of living in a rapidly changing world.
FALL 2018 COURSES
EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Dawn Roe

Memory and the Photograph
CRN: 90925
Transcript Title: Memory and the Photograph
Course Number: ICE200A.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course; CE course; Course fee $25; Counts as SI ELECTIVES SKILLS COURSE.

This service-learning class will focus on the medium of photography, and its relationship to memory. Working with members of The Mayflower Retirement community, we will engage in explorations of identity, history, collective memory, and memorializing via intergenerational discussions of the photographic image. Participation in this course offers students an opportunity to meaningfully interact with a senior generation of community members through the sharing of experiences that will inform the production of collaboratively and individually created photo-based projects.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Susan Lackman

The Role of the Artist in Society
CRN: 90296
Transcript Title: Artist in Society
Course Number: ICE200A.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

Artists are unconventional outliers, passionate, inspired, and imaginative, yet they uncover the truth and speak in ways communities may find uncomfortable to the extent that some are arrested for their art. Films, concerts, plays, visits to museums, and research combine to help us discover how artists’ creativity challenges society, and how their sometime-coded messages allow them to thrive while critiquing society and leading the way to the future.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Nadia Garzon

Community Arts and Activism_CE
CRN 90297
Transcript Title: Community Arts and Activism_CE
Course Number: ICE200A
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course; CE course; coure fee of $25

This CE course actively explores the use of performing and visual arts in activism and social change. Students will develop and execute a Community Arts project with a community organization. Students will do on-site work (this means students will work outside of class hours) and will prepare in class by doing research and activities related to their chosen project. No books-$25 fee

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Julia Maskivker

Ethical Controversies and Policy Solutions
CRN: 90298
Transcript Title: Ethical Controversies
Course Number: ICE200C.1
Prerequistite: One 100-level rFLA course; ECMP course

This course will examine some of the most heated and controversial ethical dilemmas in modern day society, including issues such as abortion, the death penalty, and immigration. The course will also explore policy and institutional responses usually related to these contended topics.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

David Painter

Fake News and Critical Thinking
CRN: 90299
Transcript Title: Fake News and Critical Thinking_CE
Course Number: ICE200C.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course; CE course

This course explores fake news through an analysis of its definition, practice, content, and effects. Additionally, we will discuss the nature of objective reporting and analyze biased and inaccurate news stories to put these practices into historical perspective. Finally, we will develop our critical thinking skills for evaluating evidence, arguments, fake, and legitimate news stories.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Scott Hewit

Exceptional People, Remarkable Technology
CRN 90300
Transcript Title: People w/Exceptional Global Soc_CE
Course Number: ICE200C.3
Prerequisite: The Patient Experience; CE course; ECMP course

Children and adults with exceptionalities comprise 15% of the population around the world, but are often excluded or treated as a group apart from the rest of society. A collaborative effort of creative minds and human rights activists throughout history has led to innovative technology that has given children and adults with exceptionalities opportunities to participate fully in their schools and communities. Students will learn about these innovations in history and other more recent technological developments that hold promise for the future engagement of these citizens. Major federal action, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), will reveal significant changes in technology that has and will continue to elevate the full participation of people with exceptionalities in our country. We will discover many of the technological advances that have had significant social and economic ramifications around the world.

HUMANITIES

Debra Wellman

Innovative Thinking & Creative Pondering; Learning About Philosophy Through Literature
Transcript Title: Innovative Thinking & Creative Pondering; Learning About Philosophy Through Literature
Course Number: ICE100H

This course will offer a glimpse of the major fields of philosophy through literature. Students will participate in discussions based on book club format. A variety of adolescent and picture books will be read and discussed throughout the semester. This will be a Community Engagement (CE) designed cours
HUMANITIES

Ruth Edwards

Lessons from Beyond the Galaxy
CRN 90301
Transcript Title: Lessons from Beyond the Galaxy
Course Number: ICE200H.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course will explore cultural lessons depicted in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Examines cultures and explores multiple layers of intersectionality (racism, sexism, classism, etc.)

HUMANITIES

David DiQuattro

Labor Leisure and Culture
90302
Transcript Title: Labor Leisure and Culture
Course Number: ICE200H.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

This course will examine the ways technology shapes and transforms human cultures and relationships. It will examine classic texts analyzing technology and modernity. The second half of the class will examine recent texts that address specific social and cultural ramifications of technology and a technological society.

HUMANITIES

Ryan Musgrave

Art Gone Bad
CRN: 90741
Transcript Title: Ethics, Politics, and Art
Course Number: ICE200H.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course

2,500 years ago, Plato wanted to kick flute-players out from his ideal Republic, labeling them a dangerous threat to the state (flute-players: who knew!!) Germany’s Third Reich explicitly politicized art when it ran dueling exhibits of “Good German Art” (führer- approved) vs “Degenerate Art” (UNapproved: guess which show had massive attendance). In the 1990’s, the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court debated what sorts of art could be permissible, good for, or funded by the U.S. government within a democracy. The 21st century has seen increased discussions of artists ‘selling out’ for money, fame, political power, or something other than a drive to create ‘art for art’s sake:’ and to this day, cultures continue to hotly debate ways art goes ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ ethically or politically. This class examines many such culture-clash debates that have erupted over works of fine art, popular art, experimental and classic art, examining works and cases over a wide range of artistic genres. Students trace competing interpretations swirling around any such artwork; the ethical codes, political policies, curatorial and exhibition protocols, and legal norms that make up the background context in which each artwork is experienced; and the range of impact/effects such artworks have in the culture at large.

SCIENCES

Kassandra Riley

The Science of Sustenance
CRN: 90303
Transcript Title: The Science of Sustenance
Course Number: ICE200S.1
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA

Why does an egg turn white when you cook it or an avocado turn brown when you cut it? Why are some chocolate chip cookies soft and others crispy? Where do recipes come from? In this course we will discover the inextricable relationship between science and our everyday experiences as humans sustained by food. The class will focus on an understanding of how individual food components, as well as physical and chemical changes, contribute to the overall quality of a food. We will explore innovations in food science (e.g. molecular gastronomy) and how new foods are created as we conduct edible experiments to illustrate the scientific method and physical, chemical, biochemical, and microbiological principles in cooking. Science is always involved in the foods we eat, and an act of creative cooking is truly the same as conducting a science experiment.A course

SCIENCES

Thomas Moore

The Science of Musical Instruments
CRN: 90304
Transcript Title: The Science of Musical Instruments
Course Number: ICE200S.2
Prerequisite: One 100-level rFLA course; Math Competency (MCMP) requirement complete.

This course traces the development of musical instruments from prehistory to modern day. The content emphasizes the creativity of successive generations of instrument makers, focusing on the scientific aspects of each new innovation. The result of each innovation is put into the context of how it affected the development of music.

300 LEVEL

David DiQuattro

Tech and Human Flourishing
Transcript Title: Tech and Human Flourishing
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.
This course will examine the ways technology shapes and transforms human cultures and relationships.  It will examine classic texts analyzing technology and modernity.  The second half of the class will examine recent texts that address specific social and cultural ramifications of technology and a technological society.
300 LEVEL

Bruce Stephenson

American Renaissance
Transcript Title: American Renaissance
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.
300 LEVEL

Pedro Bernal

History of Medicine
Transcript Title: History of Medicine
Course Number: ICE300
Prerequisites: One 100-level and at least two 200-level Neighborhood courses, MCMP and WCMP competencies. FCMP and third 200-level neighborhood course may be taken concurrently.

A survey of the History of Medicine from Greek Antiquity to the present. This course pays particular attention to the Philosophical and Cultural presuppositions that undelay the practice of medicine. In addition to the historical narrative, will cover biographical details of historical figures such as Galen and William Harvey.