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Learning Networks: Themed Classes

Are you brave enough to enroll in a fearfully enlightening class this fall at Lone Star College-Montgomery? If so, the college has an entire lineup of themed classes sure to keep you on pins and needles throughout the sinister semester.

Choose from a variety of classes in anthropology, biology, criminal justice, English, information technology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology—almost no subject has been left unscathed.

This fall classes will be offered in the following themes: Fear & Horror, Pop Culture, Futuristic, Heroes & Villains, and The Classics.

“These themed courses offer a unique approach to building a learning community,” explained Jared Cootz, professor of sociology and psychology at LSC-Montgomery. “For example, Fear & Horror works well as a theme right now because of the condition of the economy. War, political strife, natural disasters, famine, drought, and epidemics all play roles in the popularity of horror films. It’s a method of social commentary, as well as a method of catharsis.”

In each course, the instructor will shine a light on the subject from a horror or fear point of view, focusing on elements such as monsters, urban legends, cyber-terrorism, folklore, alternate realities, ethics, the zombie apocalypse, and more. Additionally, both required and volunteer-based activities will take place outside of the classroom during the semester, like food drives, guest speakers, blood drives, movies, panel discussions, and more.

“Really, at the end of the semester, we want the students to feel a stronger tie to the college and to each other,” said Cootz. “It’s a way to build a sense of community for the students without requiring them to enroll in classes that don’t fit their schedule.”

While all the classes share a similar theme, they are not linked, and enrollment in one or more courses is not required. Furthermore, no common books are required.

 

Fall 2015 Fear & Horror Classes:

Instructor Class   Section Reg. Title

Andrade
ENGL
1302
#4011
5972
Visual Rhetoric and Fear
Andrade
ENGL
1302
#4012 5975 Visual Rhetoric and Fear
Cootz
SOCI 1301 #4006 9388 Sociology and The Walking Dead
Cootz SOCI 1301 #4007 9392 Sociology and The Walking Dead
Cootz SOCI 1301 #4008
9393 Sociology and The Walking Dead
Cootz
SOCI 1301 #4024 9521 Sociology and The Walking Dead
Cootz SOCI 1301 #4025
9525 Sociology and The Walking Dead
Cootz
SOCI 1301 #4026
9531 Sociology and The Walking Dead
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Jackson BIOL 2420 #4201
1637 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Jackson BIOL 2420
#4203 1639 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Rickey SOCI 1301 #4002 9363 Sociology & the Culture of Fear
Zimmermann ENGL 1302 #4037 9907 Writing about Fear and Horror
Zimmermann ENGL 1302 #4038 9908 Writing about Fear and Horror
Zimmermann
ENGL
2332
#4004
9909
The Hero in the Face of Fear
Lasco
ENGL
2328
#4001
6085
American Literature 1865-Present
McDowell BIOL 1406 #4201 1356 DNA Mutations
McDowell BIOL 1406 #4205 1360 DNA Mutations

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Fall 2015 Heroes & Villains Classes:

Young
DRAM 2366 #4501 14231 Heroes and Villains Heroes and villains learning networks icon
Johnson BIOL 1409 #4401 1469 The Biology of Super Powers

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Fall 2015 Pop Culture Classes:

Iyer
BIOL 1408 #4201 1384
Fact or Fiction?
Iyer BIOL 1408 #4207 1450 Fact or Fiction?
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Iyer BIOL 1409
#4101 1462 Fact or Fiction?
Richey SOCI 1301 #4022 9510
Sociology, Pop Culture, & the Media
Richey SOCI 1301 #4027 9541
Sociology, Pop Culture, & the Media
Richey SOCI 1301 #4001 9362 Sociology, Pop Culture, & the Media
Richey SOCI 1301 #4004 9377 Sociology in Film
Turner BIOL 1408 #4203 1386 Is it real Biology?
Lasco ENGL 1301 #4025 5632 Writing about Football in Popular Culture!
Kreps DRAM 2366 #4001 14255 Movies and Popular Culture
Andrade ENGL 1301 #4027 5641 Writing about Popular Culture
Andrade ENGL 1301 #4030 5650 Writing about Popular Culture

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Fall 2015 The Classics Classes:

Curry
HIST 2311 #4001 9494 Western Civilization
 

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