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Fall FIGs

 

The following FIGs, grouped according to theme (Human Society, Natural Sciences, and The Arts) will be offered for Fall 2014. Listed below each FIG title are the three courses that all students in the FIG take together. The letters in parentheses indicate which general-education group the class satisfies: Arts and Letters (AL), Science (SC), Social Science (SSC), and Multicultural (IC, AP, or AC)

Some FIGs are also denoted as “Residential” or “Challenge”. These distinctions are explained at the following links: Residential FIGs and Challenge FIGs.

Once you have selected FIGs that interest you, indicate your preferences online at DuckWeb.

 
 
 
 
Arts
Art of Expression
 
AAD 251 The Arts and Visual Literacy (AL, IP)
TA 250 Acting 1 (AXE1) 
TA 250 Acting 1 (AXE 2) 
AAD 199 College Connections 
 
Art, Culture, and Comics
 
ENG 280 Introduction to Comics Studies 
AAD 252 Art and Gender (AL, IP)
ENG 199 College Connections 
 
Culture at the Crossroads
 
MUS 270 History of the Blues (AL, AC)
HIST 250 African American History (SSC, AC)
MUS 199 College Connections 
 
Hip Hop & Politics of Race
RESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE
MUS 360 Hip-Hop: History, Culture, Aesthetics (AL, AC)
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (SSC, AC)
MUS 199 College Connections 
 
Moving to MTV
RESIDENTIAL 
MUS 125 Understanding Music (AL)
DAN 251 Looking at Dance (AL)
MUS 199 College Connections 
 
Portable Life Museum
 
AAD 252 Art and Gender (AL, IP)
FLR 250 Introduction to Folklore (AL, IP)
AAD 199 College Connections 
 
Shakespeare's Stage
 CHALLENGE
TA 367 History of the Theater I (AL)
ENG 208 Shakespeare (AL)
TA 199 College Connections 
 
Urban Garden
 
LA 260 Understanding Landscapes (AL)
GEOG 141 The Natural Environment (SC)
LA 199 College Connections 
 
Visualize a Better World
 
AAD 250 Art and Human Values (AL, IP)
ART 101 Understanding Contemporary Media (AL)
AAD 199 College Connections 
 
What's Art?
 
ARH 209 History of Japanese Art (AL, IC)
REL 101 World Religions: Asian Traditions (AL, IC)
ARH 199 College Connections 
 
 
 
Human Society
Ancient Stories
 
REL 211 Early Judaism (SSC, IP)
ENG 107 World Literature 
REL 199 College Connections 
 
Bella Italia!
 
ITAL 101 First Year Italian 
ITAL 150 Cultural Legacies of Italy (AL, IC)
ITAL 199 College Connections 
 
Breaking the Wall
 
GER 221 Postwar Germany: Nation Divided (AL, IC)
PSY 202 Mind and Society (SSC)
GER 199 College Connections 
 
Carnegie Global Oregon
RESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE
GEOG 209 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa (SSC, IC)
ANTH 161 World Cultures (SSC, IC)
GEOG 199 College Connections 
 
COLLEGE: A Screwball Comedy
 
TA 271 Introduction to Theater Arts (AL)
J 201 Media and Society (SSC)
J 199 College Connections 
 
Connected Characters
RESIDENTIAL 
HIST 190 Foundations of East Asian Civilizations (SSC, IC)
EALL 209 Languages and Societies in East Asia (AL, IC)
HIST 199 College Connections 
 
Cultural Encounters
RESIDENTIAL 
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology (SSC)
INTL 240 Perspectives on International Development (SSC, IC)
SOC 199 College Connections 
 
Digging Up History
 
ANTH 150 World Archaeology (SSC, IC)
ENVS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences (SSC)
ANTH 199 College Connections 
 
Digital Humanitarians
RESIDENTIAL 
INTL 101 Introduction to International Issues (SSC, IC)
GEOG 181 Our Digital Earth (SSC)
INTL 199 College Connections 
 
Face to Face
 
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology (SSC)
J 201 Media and Society (SSC)
J 199 College Connections 
 
Got Opinions?
 
WGS 101 Women, Difference, and Power (SSC, IP)
J 201 Media and Society 
J 199 College Connections 
 
Hidden History
 
HIST 201 History of the United States (SSC)
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (SSC, AC)
HIST 199 College Connections 
 
Human Hierarchies
 
WGS 101 Women, Difference, and Power (SSC, IP)
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology (SSC)
WGS 199 College Connections 
 
International Outlook
RESIDENTIAL 
PS 205 Introduction to International Relations (SSC)
J 201 Media and Society 
PS 199 College Connections 
 
Justice Matters
 CHALLENGE
PHIL 307 Social and Political Philosophy (SSC)
PS 201 US Politics (SSC)
PHIL 199 College Connections 
 
Justice, Beauty and Nature
RESIDENTIAL 
ENVS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences (SSC)
PHIL 101 Philosophical Problems (AL)
ENVS 199 College Connections 
 
Maps & Apps
 
GEOG 181 Our Digital Earth (SSC)
CIS 110 Fluency with Information Technology (SC)
GEOG 199 College Connections 
 
Modern Families
 
INTL 250 Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective (SSC, IC)
FHS 213 Issues for Children and Families (SSC)
INTL 199 College Connections 
 
No Impact Experiment
 
ENVS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences (SSC)
J 201 Media and Society (SSC)
J 199 College Connections 
 
Papas o Patatas?
 
SPAN 298 Spanish around the World (AL, IC)
LING 201 Language and Power (SSC, IP)
SPAN 199 College Connections 
 
Roots of Civilization
 
HIST 104 World History (SSC, IC)
REL 233 Introduction to Islam (AL, IP)
HIST 199 College Connections 
 
Silk Road
 
REL 101 World Religions: Asian Traditions (AL, IC)
HIST 190 Foundations of East Asian Civilizations (SSC, IC)
REL 199 College Connections 
 
Social Progress, Social Change
 
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (SSC, AC)
WGS 101 Women, Difference, and Power (SSC, IP)
ES 199 College Connections 
 
Social Services
 
FHS 213 Issues for Children and Families (SSC)
PSY 202 Mind and Society (SSC)
FHS 199 College Connections 
 
Sorting Hat
 
EDST 111 Educational Issues and Problems (SSC)
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology (SSC)
EDST 199 College Connections 
 
Speaking in Time
 
LING 296 Language and Society in the United States (SSC, AC)
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities I (AL)
LING 199 College Connections 
 
Stories We Tell
 
SCAN 251 Text and Interpretation (AL, IC)
PHIL 110 Human Nature (AL, IP)
SCAN 199 College Connections 
 
Students without Borders
 
ANTH 175 Evolutionary Medicine (SC)
PSY 202 Mind and Society (SSC)
PSY 199 College Connections 
 
Thinking about Teaching?
RESIDENTIAL 
EDST 111 Educational Issues and Problems (SSC)
ENVS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences (SSC)
EDST 199 College Connections 
 
Tomato, Tomäto
 
LING 201 Language and Power (SSC, IP)
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology (SSC)
LING 199 College Connections 
 
Value and Values
 
INTL 240 Perspectives on International Development (SSC, IC)
BA 101 Introduction to Business (SSC)
BA 199 College Connections 
 
Vamos lá Brasil!
 
PORT 101 1st Year Portuguese 
PORT 150 Lusofonia: The Portuguese-Speaking World (AL, IC)
PORT 199 College Connections 
 
Vamps and Vampires
 
GER 259 German Culture and Thought (AL, IC)
ENG 265 History of the Motion Picture (AL)
GER 199 College Connections 
 
Vive la France!
 
FR 150 Cultural Legacies of France (AL, IC)
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities I (AL)
FR 199 College Connections 
 
War and Peace
RESIDENTIAL 
RUSS 204 Introduction to Russian Literature (AL, IC)
HIST 240 War in the Modern World I (SSC)
RUSS 199 College Connections 
 
World within Us
 
ANTH 161 World Cultures (SSC, IC)
PSY 202 Mind and Society (SSC)
ANTH 199 College Connections 
 
 
 
Natural Sciences
Animal Behavior
 
ANTH 171 Introduction to Monkeys and Apes (SC)
BI 132 Introduction to Animal Behavior (SC)
ANTH 199 College Connections 
 
Chemistry of Sustainability
RESIDENTIAL 
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
CH 227 General Chemistry Lab 
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Electronic Nose
 
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
PSY 201 Mind and Brain (SC)
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Forensic Science
 
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
CH 227 General Chemistry Lab 
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Human Genome
RESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE
CH 224H Honors General Chemistry (SC)
CH 237 Advanced General Chemistry Lab 
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Modeling Life
RESIDENTIAL 
PHYS 171 The Physics of Life (SC)
CIS 122 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving 
PHYS 199 College Connections 
 
Oregon Outside
 
GEOL 101 Earth's Dynamic Interior (SC)
GEOG 141 The Natural Environment (SC)
GEOL 199 College Connections 
 
Paging Dr. Darwin
 
ANTH 175 Evolutionary Medicine (SC)
BI 121 Introduction to Human Physiology (SC)
ANTH 199 College Connections 
 
Rock 'n' Physics
RESIDENTIAL 
PHYS 152 Physics of Sound and Music (SC)
MUS 264 Rock History, 1950-1970 (AC)
PHYS 199 College Connections 
 
Science in the News
 
CH 227 Gen Chemistry Lab 
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Science of Learning
RESIDENTIAL 
CH 227 Gen Chemistry Lab 
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
CH 199 College Connections 
 
Startup from the Ground Up
 
CIS 111 Introduction to Web Programming 
BA 101 Introduction to Business (SSC)
CIS 199 College Connections 
 
The Far Side
 
BI 132 Introduction to Animal Behavior (SC)
PSY 201 Mind and Brain (SC)
PSY 199 College Connections 
 
Volcanoes in Your Backyard
RESIDENTIAL 
GEOL 101 Earth's Dynamic Interior (SC)
CH 221 General Chemistry (SC)
GEOL 199 College Connections