College of Arts and Sciences

English Composition I - Online

ENG 105 - 80Y (10394), 80Y1 (10395)
January Intersession
Susan Zabowski, szabowski@miami.edu 
Tentative syllabus

Focus on visual rhetoric as a theme to practice college-level writing

  • Synthesize multiple sources to craft original arguments
  • Engage in close reading of texts
  • Achieve increasingly sophisticated rhetorical skills
  • Cite sources correctly 

Advanced Professional Communication - Online

ENG 230 - 80Y (4029), 80Y1 (4030)
January Intersession
Danielle Houck, dhouck@miami.edu 

Hone skills that are crucial to communication success in the workplace

  • Create effective resumes, cover letters, personal statements, LinkedIn pages, and professional digital portfolios
  • Gain skills for participating effectively in the interview/job-seeking process
  • Analyze elements involved in establishing effective relationships and networking
  • Construct effective, informative, and visually appealing persuasive presentations
  • Craft the components of a strong proposal
  • Become an informed, articulate, and thoughtful member of professional settings

Philosophy of Film

PHI 353/553/653 - U80 (1146), B80 (1173)/U80 (9868), B80 (9869)/G80 (1349)
January Intersession
Otavio Bueno, otaviobueno@me.com 
Tentative syllabus 

Analyze central components of the understanding of film

  • Scrutinize whether film is an art form
  • Discuss what is cinema
  • Analyze philosophically the moving image
  • Examine the interactions between films and literary imagination

Cults & New Religious Movements in America

REL 236/SOC 291 - U80 (3895), B80 (3897) / U80 (3365), B80 (3364) 
January Intersession
David Kling, dkling@miami.edu 
Tentative syllabus

Heighten your understanding of contemporary religious activity in America

  • Participate in lectures, discussion, and screenings of featured documentaries/films
  • Focus on twentieth and twenty-first-century religious groups, so-call "cults" or new religious movements (NRMs)
  • Examine the origins, beliefs, attraction, and interactions of NRMs from a variety of perspectives: historical, sociological, and psychological
  • Scrutinize NRMs from a variety of thematic angles: potential for violence, "brainwashing," the involvement of women, and charismatic leadership
  • Enhance your critical skills by examining cults from both a pop culture and scholarly perspective

Political Ethics: The Dynamic Dilemmas of Contemporary Leadership

POL 556 - U80 LEC (9059)
POL 654 - G80 LEC (9060)
POL 556 - B80 LEC (9196) 
January Intersession
Jonathan West, jwest@miami.edu 
Tentative syllabus

Exam public policy

  • Understand the democratic process
  • Clarify personal and public values
  • Understand the complexities and ambiguities in moral judgment