2022 Courses: Hidden Gems

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CAP 494: Understanding Neurodivergent Women
Class #36918
T, Th 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (Zoom) Spring B 03/14-04/29

Professor Zhara Astra

This course will help students gain a deeper understanding of neurodivergent women and their unique brains and experiences. We will go through the different types of neurodivergences with a strong emphasis on autism. Neurodivergent students will engage in self-reflection to enhance their authentic selves and neurotypical students will learn how to communicate, cohabitate, and work with neurodivergent individuals throughout their lives. 

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PHI 120: Introduction to Medical and Bioethics

Class #48022
iCourse Summer C 05/16-07/08

Professor Peter Lupu

General Studies: HU

Medical professionals at all levels hold in their hands the well-being of their patients. Often they face difficult challenges, among them moral dilemmas. In Biomedical Ethics you’ll be introduced to ways of negotiating these moral challenges that value patients’ autonomy, dignity, and well-being. The topics we’ll cover include: paternalism and patient autonomy; truth-telling and confidentiality; informed consent; human research; genetic choices; justice and healthcare.  

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ENG 394/ HST 394/ VT S394: War and Popular Culture

Class: ENG 394 (45158), HST 394 (45157), or VTS 394 (46590 / 47094)

iCourse/ oCourse Summer A 05/16-06/24

Professor Tony Clark

This 3-credit hour online course explores the many ways in which war and the experiences of warfighters find expression in the history and popular memory of the twentieth and twenty-first century United States through blockbuster motion pictures, television comedy and drama, music and poetry, dramatic reenactments, toys, adult video games, professional sports, and social media.

The course is also open to students who wish to audit it.

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HST 304: Totalitarianism: Hitler and Stalin

Class: #86713

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m.


Professor Debra Neill

With the upsurge in authoritarianism across the globe, the concept of “totalitarianism” has become relevant once again. However, the meaning and usefulness of the concept remains contested. An overview of the two totalitarian exemplar states — Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union — we’ll compare and contrast the two dictatorships and assess the usefulness of the concept then and now.  

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HST 456: Vietnam War

Class: #93620

Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Peralta Hall 207, ASU Polytechnic campus

Internet Hybrid Fall C 08/18-12/02

Professor Valerie Adams

How did the U.S. become involved politically and militarily in Southeast Asia during the Cold War? We’ll take a deep dive. Looking at perspectives from U.S. soldiers to Vietnamese insurgents, we’ll try to understand the hows and whys and the legacy of the war on U.S. foreign policy since 1975. A class rooted in the Socratic method, come ready to contemplate and discuss! 

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HST 382: History of the Automobile

Class: #84854 


David Burel

David Burel, clinical assistant professor, takes students on a journey through the origins of automotive technology, the development of mass automobility, technological developments within automobile manufacturing, and the evolution of American car culture. The course examines related technologies and trends such as road and highway systems, speed equipment, leisure travel, and recreational vehicles.

Whether you love cars, hate cars, or just want to learn more, this course offers something for everyone! Find out how automotive enthusiasts shaped the diversity of modern automotive cultures. Learn about the origins of today’s debates about the automobile. Discover more about a time when consumers could choose between steam, electric, or internal combustion cars. Endeavor to find the origins of the American road trip. Or, simply find out more about how the highway systems you took to campus came to be!

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