Sneak Peek Week: "Try It Before You Buy It"

Pre-registration for the spring semester is approaching.  Are you looking for a major? A different major? A second major? A minor or second minor? A class to choose for next semester? A research interest? A opportunity to connect with a faculty member outside of the classroom? If yes to any of these questions, check out the programs listed below. You can attend a 30 minute class, visit an existing class, or have lunch with a faculty member and other students who are interested in the same topic(s).

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Business and Economics

“Global MULTILATINAS? Insights from Internationalization & Diversifications patterns” (30 minute discussion)

The term Multilatina designates multinational companies that include ownership acquired or controlled in a Latin American country.  The internationalization patterns of the largest Multilatinas are the focus of the research.

Professor Dina Frutos-Bencze
Monday, October 24th
12:30 – 1:00
Joseph 010

Principles of Marketing (Class Visit)

The class will cover how firms choose which markets to cater to and how they create competitive advantages in their chosen markets.

Professor Srikant Vadali
Tuesday, October 18th  and Thursday, October 20th
10:00 – 11:15
Alumni 5

Communication

“Pretty/Funny: The Body Politics of Women Comics” (30 minute class)

In this partial lecture from my “Women in Stand-Up Comedy” seminar, I will discuss how female comics are often caught in a cultural bind – they can be pretty or funny in order to be successful. We’ll see how contemporary comics Sarah Silverman and Ellen DeGeneres navigate this pretty/funny dynamic.

Professor Jonathan Lupo
Wednesday, October 19th
1:30-2:00
Joseph 005

Computer Science

Steganography: The Art and Science of Hiding Messages

Steganography literally means “secret writing.” Steganography in digital age is associated with embedding data in some form of digital media. It is the practice of concealing a secret message within another file, message, image, or video without the observer even detecting the presence of the hidden messages.

Professor Rajesh Prasad
Tuesday, October 18th
9:00 – 9:30
Poisson Hall, Room 108

Criminal Justice

Victims of Crime CJ 350-A (30 minute class)

The professor will be covering controversy over shared responsibility between victims and the police.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Wednesday, October 19th
12:30-1:00
Joseph 005

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Class Visit)

The professor will be covering the criminal justice pretrial and the trial process. This will include- legal rights, bail, plea bargains, and appeals.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Monday, October 17th
2:30 – 3:45
Alumni, LL4

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Class Visit)

The professor will be covering punishment and sentencing. We will begin with a history of punishment and then cover the goals of modern sentencing.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Wednesday, October 19th
2:30 – 3:45
Alumni, LL4

Victims of Crime (Class Visit)

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Monday, October 17th
5:30 – 8:00
Alumni, LL7

Education

Children’s Literature (Class Visit)

Come join us for Children’s Literature as we discuss modern fantasy and historical fiction in children’s literature. This course is an exploration of the many facets of children’s literature with an emphasis on literary analysis. Topics include influential authors and illustrators and analyzing texts according to sociocultural perspectives presented, instructional purpose, and literary and artistic quality. The course is open to all majors but is specifically geared toward helping students familiarize themselves with quality children’s literature for use in the classroom.

Professor Aubrey Scheopner-Torres
Thursday, October 20th
11:30-12:45
Poisson 106

“Undecid[ED]? Consider Education!” (Lunch Discussion)

Come meet to discuss the secondary and elementary education major and minor. This informal lunch session will focus on your questions about these majors and minors and provide a basic summary of the required courses.

Professor Aubrey Scheopner-Torres
Wednesday, October 19th
12:00-1:00
Coffee Shop

English

“30 Minutes for An Hour: Beginning Literary Analysis” (30 minute class)

This 30 minute class will introduce you to the principles of literary analysis through a reading of Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour."  We'll approach the story by examining the elements of plot, character, setting, and imagery to help us get a flavor for literary study in the English major.

Professor Ann-Maria Contarino
Tuesday, October 25th
1:00-1:30
Joseph 005

History

“Guerrilla Warfare and Terrorism in the Last 100 Years: A Primer” (30 minute class)

This brief class will survey some of the reasons why guerrilla warfare and terrorism have become far more prevalent in the contemporary age. It will also address how these acts of force seek to attain political objectives.

Professor Hugh Dubrulle
Wednesday, October 19th
1:00-1:30 PM
Joseph 010

Physics

Modern Physics (Class Visit)

In class, we’ll be solving problems relating to quantum mechanics, the weird laws of physics that describe the world on some of the tiniest size scales. This class has a mix of physics, chemistry, and math majors.

Professor Nicole Gugliucci
Wednesday, October 19th
10:30-11:20
Goulet 3101

Psychology

Political Psychology (30 minute class)

Professor Elizabeth Ossoff
Wednesday, October 19th
12:30 – 1:00
Joseph 010

"The Power of Play:  From Tag to Touchscreens"   (30 minute class)

Play has always been an essential part of healthy development – from physical exercise to social and emotional development.  Let's look at how playtime has changed, and what the effects on child development might be!

Professor Maria McKenna
Thursday, October 20th
4:00 – 4:30
Goulet 2111

Sociology

“Globalization: Helping or Hurting?” (30 minute class)

In recent years, and especially in this election cycle, we’ve increasingly heard concerns and debates about the impact of “globalization” on our lives.  This brief class will first introduce the ways that sociologist might answer the question, “What is globalization.”  Then, focusing on material wellbeing, we will discuss the debate over whether globalization is generally “helping” or “hurting” the people that comprise our global community.

Professor Kevin Doran
Monday, October 17th
10:00 – 10:30
Joseph 005

Theology

"Pope Francis Thinks You're Too Busy: A Theological Conversation about Life in the Twenty-first Century" (30 minute class)

This session will begin with a brief presentation of Pope Francis' critique of the cult of busyness. Students will be asked whether they think "being busy" is a virtue or a vice.

Professor Dan Daly
Wednesday, October 26th
4:00 – 4:30
Joseph 005

Academic Resource Center

Success in Graduate School: Preparation, Purpose, and Persistence

Are you interested in going to graduate school but unsure of what steps to take as an undergraduate to make it happen?  In this workshop, Ben Horton, Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center, discusses his graduate school experiences at the University of Notre Dame and the University of New Hampshire.  Topics will include: the graduate school application process, preparing for graduate school writing and research, steps to take when choosing a program, and managing life after college.

Benjamin Horton, Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center
Wednesday, October 19th
4:00-5:30
Living Learning Commons (LLC)