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Courses of Interest Spring 2014

UPDATE: These courses are STILL open.


Sometimes, in the chaos of planning one’s courses, we can overlook (also source of picture above– shout-out to the amazing Avery Trufleman ’13 who’s killin it in the real world) some incredible WesMaps gems. In an effort to help you out, here are some courses next semester to watch out for as suggested by Wesleying staff:

WRCT260: Advanced Fiction with Amy Bloom ’76 

“It’s a fiction class. With Wesleyan’s award-winning writer-in-residence Amy Bloom. Amy Bloom only teaches courses in the spring, so this is an opportunity you shouldn’t easily pass up. It’s not crosslisted so it’s easy to miss on Wesmaps, folks.”

ENVS361: Living in a Polluted World with Johan Varekamp

 “All that you breathe, drink and eat has been exposed to natural and person-made toxins. For each contaminant, we study where it comes from, how it cycles through the environment, and its pathway of human ingress. Then we discuss what it does to our bodies and souls. Topics range from arsenic and hexachromium exposure to: “Does dandruff shampoo protect against cancer”? “Is ritualistic mercury inhalation a good idea”?, and “Are there really >85,000 poorly characterized organic pollutants”?”  — Johan Varekamp

WRCT268: Topics in Journalism: Writing (and Arguing) About Inequality: How to Make Your Case with Anne Greene and Tracie McMillan

“Journalist Tracie McMillan is looking forward to working with Wesleyan students in this spring’s Koeppel Journalism course (WRCT 268) , Topics in Journalism: Writing (and Arguing) about Inequality: How to Make Your Case. McMillan received the Sidney Hillman Award for Social Justice Journalism and the James Beard Award, among others, for her book about the marketing of food and consumers’ food choices: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table. Applications are dueNov.14; details on WesMaps.” —Anne Greene

More after the jump!