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Spring Preview Day: Sample lectures

The Human Genome Project and You

One of the greatest scientific events in the history of the world has taken place during our own lifetimes, and it's likely to impact all of us in many important ways. Indeed, it's predicted that all of us will have our genome sequenced at some point during our life. Come learn about what the Human Genome Project is, how it was accomplished, and what it means to you. Even if you're not a scientist, human genetics impacts you almost every day, and this lecture will be appropriate for those considering all majors.   

Literature: New Visions, New Life  (March 27 and April 3 only)

What we experience and read shapes how we think. This brief lecture shows how language (including humor) and literature are about more than history and human nature but are also about perspective and truth.  How does that new perspective impact us, and as the Russian novelist Tolstoy asks, "how, then, do we live?"

Criminal Profiling

An introduction to the psychological profiling of criminal offenders as an aid in their apprehension. This course examines the psychological factors that contribute to criminal behavior, alternative methods of profiling, and the empirical evidence that supports and/or refutes the use of profiling in criminal investigation.

Power of Image in TV Advertising (March 27 and April 17 only)

This class explores the power of image in TV advertising. Students will examine the tools used in developing successful television advertisements by watching and discussing television commercials. The interactive session invites participation.

Gateway to the Beyond: Architecture and Music in Paris

Explore the possibilities of experiential learning in Paris! This course will give you a taste of what Augie students will study during their summer term in Paris, France. In this class students trace the development of music rom the Middle Ages to the 20th century and explore how music interacts with ideas, the other arts, and Paris itself.

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