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GENERAL EDUCATION

GNED-140
General Education Area 4 Topic (1-3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Special topics offered periodically for General Education credit in Foundational Area 4.

GNED-140
001
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 4 Topic (1-3)

U.S. Law and Legal Systems

This course provides students with a general introduction to the study of the U.S. legal system and the practice of law. Students learn how the U.S. legal system operates, explore various areas of civil and criminal substantive law, and debate the pressing legal issues of our time. Additionally, the course offers the unique opportunity to explore the foundations of U.S. law by using Washington, D.C. as a laboratory; students engage in experiential learning activities by attending lectures and events at D.C. courts, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Open only to students in the AU Scholars Program.

GNED-140
N01
GENERAL EDUCATION
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 4 Topic (1-3)

Cuba: Serving Social Justice

Focusing Cuban society, this course provides both intellectual engagement and hands-on practice of the social service priorities of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program. The course introduces students to the interrelation between Cuban conceptions of race and racial justice on one hand, to how similar issues play out in U.S. culture on the other. The course emphasizes the role of cultural identity and activism in defining ideas of nation, citizenship, social justice, and service to others. Prerequisite: admission to the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program. Meets with GNED-120 N01 GNED-130 N01.

GNED-140
002
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 4 Topic (1-3)

Sociology of the First Year College Student: Self and Societ

College is a microcosm of social structures, and a unique institution with its own rules to understand and skills to master. Most of the process of the first year students' socialization experience does not come from any written documents, but instead, from interacting with peers, faculty and staff. This introductory Sociology course recognizes college as a social process and subsequently examines student's identity formation from a sociological perspective. Topics in the course includes cross-cultural communication; conflict resolution; organization and planning; relationships and their complications; and methodological research skills. Contrary to popular opinion, the first year college experience is not about conformity. Instead, it is a process of learning what it means to be a member of a group and navigating one's sense of self as part of that process.