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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

 

Tell me again how there is nothing left to learn.

Paradox - FULL
PHIL 87 A00 
Section ID:   606452
Wuthrich, Christian  (Email: wuthrich@ucsd.edu) 
Location: HSS 7077
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22.

Apart from presenting intriguing puzzles, paradoxes often offer direct routes to deep insights into logic, mathematics, philosophy, and science. This course shall explore paradoxes both for the fun of it and for the more serious purpose of discovering the foundational lessons they teach us.


Neural Networks as Models of the Mind - FULL
CSE 87 B00 
Section ID:   602103
Cottrell, Gary  (Email: cottrell@cs.ucsd.edu) 
Location: EBU3B B270
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet October 10, 24, 31: November 7, 14.

Discuss models of reading, memory, face recognition, acessing word meanings and learning. Use existing computer programs to run the models & experience how they work. Last day, a tour of professor lab & have a demonstration of facial expression recognition, using the class as subjects.

How People Learn: Getting the Most from your UCSD Experience - CANCELLED
CSE 87 A00 
Section ID:   602102
Simon, Beth  (Email: bsimon@cs.ucsd.edu) 
Location: TBA
Date and Time: TBA
Meeting Dates: TBA

School – it’s been a central part of your life to date. But have you ever taken a class on “how to learn”? What does the scientific research say about how people learn? Can you use their findings to make for a better learning experience for you?

How to Take Risks - FULL
ECON 87 A00 
Section ID:   605106
Machina, Mark  (Email: mmachina@ucsd.edu) 
Location: SEQ 244
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 29; November 1.

How to formulate risky choices, make intelligent decisions, and avoid common pitfalls. Economic versus psychological theories of risky choice.

War in the Theatre: From the Greeks to the Present
HITO 87 A00 
Section ID:   605107
Parrish, Michael  (Email: mparrish@ucsd.edu) 
Location: HSS 5086
Mondays, 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26; December 3.

How dramatists over the centuries have explored the impact of war on societies. Among the plays to be read are The Trojan Women, Mother Courage, and Henry V.

A People's History of UC San Diego - FULL
LTAM 87 A00 
Section ID:   606448
Mariscal, Jorge  (Email: gmariscal@ucsd.edu) 
Location: CCC Conference Room
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25.

An introduction to the unofficial history of UCSD. We will study the establishment of institutional features that allowed UCSD to become a privileged enclave. We will also explore campus social movements that worked to democratize the university and hold it accountable to non-elite communities.

Math in the Movies - FULL
MATH 87 A00 
Section ID:   605111
Bunch, James  (Email: jbunch@ucsd.edu) 
Location: APM 6402
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24.

Does studying math lead to mental instability and madness, or to social awkwardness and nerdiness? We will view four films and discuss the portrayal of math and mathematicians in them.

Teaching Math: The Challenge - FULL
MATH 87 B00 
Section ID:   609939
Stevens, Laura  (Email: l2stevens@ucsd.edu) 
Location: APM 7421
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26; December 3.

Why do so many students seem unable or unwilling to learn mathematics? Which of the difficulties students have in mathematics are due to ineffective instruction and which are inevitable? How can teaching make mathematics stimulating for all students? How can a teaching career be fulfilling?

New Cosmology - FULL
MAE 87 A00 
Section ID:   607304
Gibson, Carl  (Email: cgibson@ucsd.edu) 
Location: EBU II 479
Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet October 10, 24; November 7, 21.

New observations from a variety of space and earth telescopes require new ideas about how the universe appeared in the first place and how structures like galaxies, stars and planets formed.

Climate Change, Global Warming - FULL
SIO 87 A00 
Section ID:   603394
Wahlen, Martin  (Email: mwahlen@ucsd.edu) 
Location: York 3030
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Seminar will meet October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4.

Elements of physics of climate and principles of the green house effect will be introduced. The basics of the global cycles of radiatively important atmospheric trace gases will be discussed. Data and evidence for global warming will be presented.

Music and Emotion
PSYC 87 C00 
Section ID:   
Konecni, Vladimir  (Email: vkonecni@ucsd.edu) 
Location: MNDLER 1507
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Novmber 7, 14, 21.

This seminar will explore the psychological effects that music (from Baroque to rock & rap) has on listeners. For example, does music produce emotional states that are qualitatively different from those that occur in social interactions?


Individuality and Conformity: The Social Bases of Personal Preferences - FULL
SOCL 87 C00 
Section ID:   599133
Skrentny, John  (Email: skrentny@ucsd.edu) 
Location: SSB 414
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24.

We all have personal preferences regarding beauty, happiness, fairness, or what is "cool," yet social forces powerfully shape these supposedly individual choices. In this seminar we will explore how factors such as marketing and power relations shape our tastes.

Student Activism - CANCELLED
SOCL 87 B00 
Section ID:   599132
Haydu, Jeffrey  (Email: jhaydu@ucsd.edu) 
Location: SSB 101
Mondays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 1, 8, 15, 22.

University students are often in the front ranks of protest movements. We will compare student activism in the 1960s with today's, asking why students are so often involved and how activism has changed in its prevalence, style, and goals.

Smart Structures: Reality, Potential and Challenges
SE 87 A00 
Section ID:   606931
Lanza Di Scalea, Francesco  (Email: flanza@ucsd.edu) 
Location: SERF 232
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 1, 8, 15, 22.

Overview of "nerves" (sensors), "muscles" (actuators), and "brain" (processing) that make a structure actively respond to the outside world.

Theatre and Dance in Performance - FULL
TDGE 87 B00 
Section ID:   602966
Rouse, John  (Email: jrouse@ucsd.edu) 
Location: GH 170
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21.

Discussion of the role of theatre and dance in American culture with UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance productions as the point of reference. Students will see productions and have open forums with actors, directors and designers. Tickets will be $5.00 each for non-majors, free for majors.

Intolerance - FULL
POLI 87 B00 
Section ID:   605118
Forman-Barzilai, Fonna  (Email: ffb@ucsd.edu) 
Location: SSB 353
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet October 3, 10, 17, 24.

What is tolerance? What is intolerance? Is one more "natural" than the other? In this seminar we will draw on literature, film and case studies to reflect on why groups are so often intolerant toward others, how intolerance is learned and perpetuated, and how it might be overcome.

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