FSEM Courses

Welcome! Here you'll find a full list of all Fall 2017 First-Year Seminar (FSEM) offerings. Browse through the pages of classes, select a course from the first dropdown menu, or browse by subject area. Please note that this site shows the FSEMs regardless of whether or not they are full, so there is no guarantee that a course will still be open at the time of your registration.

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    FSEM 100E7 | Finding Fashion
    Slava Zaitsev Fashion Show

    Don’t think fashion is that important, or that you do not pay attention to fashion? Think again–fashion theory deeply affects how we portray ourselves to others and craft our personal images.

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    FSEM 100F | The French New Wave: Cinema and Society
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    In this FSEM, we will examine the major directors and films of this movement, as well as the the themes and social issues that animate these works. We will explore how these films revolutionized film production, form, and the portrayal of political and social changes.

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    FSEM 100KK | Banned and Dangerous Art
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    Can a work of art really be dangerous? Why do we ban some art? This course will consider these and other philosophical questions about art, particularly art that has been judged dangerous or has been censored or banned.

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    FSEM 100L | Cold Case: Theatre Mysteries
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    Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Do unsolved mysteries intrigue you? Then ‘Cold Case: Theatre Mysteries’ is the course for you! This first-year seminar delves into theatrical mysteries ranging from the ancient Greeks to the Elizabethans.

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    FSEM 100L6 | It’s Alive! Horror on the Stage
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    Haunted houses, dismemberment on stage, audience “splash zones” for blood…. Live performers have been terrifying audiences long before the advent of the horror film, and they continue to explore new ways to pull the audience into their horror fantasies. This seminar will explore horror in live performance, which includes traditional theatre (Shakespeare), interactive performances (haunted houses), and popular culture events (historical freak shows).

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    FSEM 100L7 | Solo Mio: Solo Performance and You
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    Solo Mio: Solo Performance and You is a course that explores the tradition of solo performance as an art form. In addition to examining specific performers who have made significant contributions to the art form, we will look at how solo performance tells a personal story—specifically yours.

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