FIG #30: Rocky Horror: Monstrous Terrors in Film & Science

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or Rebecca.McLean@wwu.edu.


Cluster Description:
In this FIG we will critically examine the idea of art horror and its many creatures through the lenses of literature, art and film, with our focus each year on a selected theme or set of themes. In addition to a course packet of literature available on Canvas, we will peruse a selection of films. Please note that this seminar is not for the faint of heart, as we will explore content that touches on all the terrifying and disturbing aspects of the horror experience. Students will also spend about one-third of the in-class sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at Western. NOTE: Final registration for this FIG will not be complete until the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) has been passed with a score of 65.

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Geology 211
with Lab
Thor Hansen
MWF
TR
12:00-12:50 pm
12:00-1:50 pm
5
LSCI 
Theatre 201
with Lab
Kamarie Chapman
TR
R
3:00-3:50 pm
4:00-5:50 pm
3
HUM 
Seminar 101
Susanne Seales
WF
1:00-1:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

10
 

Course Descriptions for Rocky Horror: Monstrous Terrors in Film & Science

  • Geology 211 with Lab, Physical Geology, (Thor Hansen) 5cr, LSCI, CRN: 40138
    Course for science and geology majors, in which the origin, composition and structure of earth are explored. Identification of common rocks and minerals; the evolution of the surface features and structures of continents and interpretation of landforms from maps are emphasized. Will include substantial quantitative work. Students intending to major in Geology or affiliated sciences should take GEOL 211 in lieu of GEOL 101.
  • Theatre 201 with Lab, Introduction to the Cinema, (Kamarie Chapman) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 44000
    Training eye and ear to appreciate the work of the filmmaker. Analysis of the basic conventions of technique with an emphasis on critical exposition.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Susanne Seales) 2cr, CRN: 43999
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. This seminar critically examines the idea of art horror and its many creatures through the lenses of literature, art and film, with our focus each year on a selected theme or set of themes. In addition to a course packet of literature available on Canvas, we will peruse a selection of films. Please note that this seminar is not for the faint of heart, as we will explore content that touches on all the terrifying and disturbing aspects of the horror experience. Students will also spend about one-third of the in-class sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at WWU.

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