Courses for Spring 2016

APL 090 H: IDEAS: As If! Gender in the 90s

Facilitators: Courtney Grey and Adrianna Rosadio , Time: Tues. 6:00-8:00, Location:  Stanger 213

Focusing on the decade close to our generation's heart, this course encourages critical thinking about the ways in which we were socialized to understand gender, race, and other identities through the TV shows, movies, music, and other cultural media that we all love(d). Critical thought and discussion about this decade and introductory gender theory will challenge our own ideas and perceptions about the society we grew up in and the one we live in today.

APL 090 D: IDEAS: Beyond the Brain

Facilitators: Nathan Strozewski and Christina Ronson, Time: Tues. 7:00-9:00, Location: Duffy 214

 Have you ever wondered what a phantom limb is or why some people’s perception is different from others?  This class will explore such topics by drawing on a mix of science and philosophy. Through active group discussion, debate, and self-driven learning, students will investigate such topics from new perspectives. The course will conclude with students having a chance to develop their own theory on a relevant topic of their choice.

APL 090 C: IDEAS: Breathe Easy & Let It Be 

Facilitator: Candace Crocker, Time: Mon. 7:00-9:00, Location:  Old Student Union 124

Have you ever felt stressed? Do you feel like your mind is never where your feet are? This course provides students with an opportunity to explore and understand real and perceived stress, including triggers, responses, and personal coping mechanisms. It will also introduce students to various experiential exercises and practices in order to investigate the role that mindfulness andyoga can play in combating stress. Throughout the course of the class students will, ideally, develop a deeper mind-body connection and the ability to bring their awareness to the present moment in order to effectively cope with stress in their everyday lives..

APL 090 A: IDEAS: Cultures away from Home

Facilitators: Nathaly Lopera and Jennifer Pham , Time: Sun. 1:00-3:00, Location:  Duffy 214

Finding HOPE at Home will focus on Stonehill’s service immersion program, H.O.P.E, but more broadly, domestic and international service as a whole. We seek to explore the theoretical and conceptual framework behind service, its necessity or lack thereof, and its impacts personally and globally. Students will HOPEfully learn to establish their personal call to service and to understand the institutional or systemic constructs that create an environment conducive to social change or “helping” discourse.

APL 090 I: IDEAS: Finding HOPE at Home

Facilitators: Tori Ferland and Sara Morris, Time: Thurs. 2:30-4:30, Location: Duffy 214

Finding HOPE at Home will focus on Stonehill’s service immersion program, H.O.P.E, but more broadly, domestic and international service as a whole. We seek to explore the theoretical and conceptual framework behind service, its necessity or lack thereof, and its impacts personally and globally. Students will HOPEfully learn to establish their personal call to service and to understand the institutional or systemic constructs that create an environment conducive to social change or “helping” discourse.

 

APL 090 F: IDEAS: Humanizing Disabilities

Facilitators: Allison Faraclas and Daryl Denelle, Time: Tues. 6:00-8:00, Location:  Duffy 114

Are you passionate about issues surrounding disabilities or interested in learning more about them? In this course, students will learn about all types of disabilities, both visible and invisible. Examining society's biases, we will explore how we can make Stonehill and the world an inclusive and accessible place for those with all abilities.  

APL 090 J: Is That Constitutional?

Facilitator: Michael Needle, Time: Mon. 7:00-9:00, Location:  Duffy 214

Liberty finds no greater refuge than in the impartiality of the law; in the United States, that refuge is found in the fortress of our Constitution. One question stems from this observation: does the Constitution evolve and adapt with us, or does it have a fixed, enduring meaning? Is our Constitution dead or alive? From John Marshal and Joseph Story to Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Antonin Scalia, the arguments that define our freedom are played out in the Supreme Court's debates about the Constitution. This course looks to examine these debates while learning about the arguments that shape our society.

APL 090 G: IDEAS: Safe and Scrumptious

Facilitators: Joy Harrington and Marina Goding, Time: Tues. 7:00-9:00, Location: Stanger 213

Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food. How frustrating would that be? Up to 15 million people in the United States alone live with food allergies. This course focuses on the different dietary needs of others. Students will explore the similarities and differences between food allergies, dietary restrictions, and food sensitivities while learning how recipes can be adapted to accommodate people who have these restrictions. In the end, students will realize the ease of accommodating special diets, gain awareness of the existence of food restrictions in people’s everyday lives, and learn how to be advocates for those around them.

APL 090 B: IDEAS: Science and Faith

Facilitator: Katherine Morelli, Time: Tues. 5:00-7:00, Location:Shields Science Center 140

This class will examine the interaction of science and spirituality or religious belief in everyday situations on our campus and in the outside world, both today and historically. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from famous scientists and religious figures who are from varying backgrounds and experiences and who have differing opinions as to the extent to which scientific thought and faith intersect in everyday life. Students of all majors and of all faith traditions and level of conviction are welcome to take part in this class because everyone may have something to learn from both disciplines and may be able to contribute to them.