WINTER 2008 FRESHMAN SEMINARS
The School of Biological Sciences also offers freshman seminars during spring quarter. For more information, please visit http://freshmanseminars.bio.uci.edu/.
Please note that students may take a maximum of three University Studies freshman seminars so long as subjects vary.
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
CENSORED! (What and Why . . . )
Stephen Barker, Drama
W 11:00-11:50am, Mesa Court Housing Complex, Community Center Classroom
Course Code 87552
NOTE: Professor Barker's seminar will be held in the Mesa Court Housing. Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Central Campus. For a map of Mesa Court, please go to http://www.housing.uci.edu/mc/map.asp.
You may not have any idea how much censorship surrounds you and your First Amendment rights. Censorship, of course, has a long, usually dark history; the course will examine some roots and reasons (social, psychological, political, ideological, etc.) for its use and (often) abuse, up to and including web censorship--and the censorship you confront each time you access your UCI email or go online from campus. . .
Stephen Barker, Ph.D., teaches theory and criticism, among numerous other things, in the Drama department, the School of the Arts, and the Humanities. He has published widely on literary and aesthetic theory and philosophy, as well as on figures including Nietzsche, Freud, Beckett, Joyce, and Derrida.
1966: Rock Comes Of Age
David Brodbeck, Music
Th 2:00-2:50pm, Mesa Court Housing Complex, Community Center Classroom
Course Code 87578
NOTE: Professor Brodbeck's seminar will be held in the Mesa Court Housing. Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Central Campus. For a map of Mesa Court, please go to http://www.housing.uci.edu/mc/map.asp.
It can be argued that 1966 is the year in which rock and roll became Rock. With that in mind, this course explores several watershed recordings of the time--including albums by the Beatles (Revolver), the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), the Byrds (Fifth Dimension), and Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde)--in terms of the turbulent social and historical context in which they were produced.
David Brodbeck is Chair and Professor of Music. He holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has previously taught at the University of Southern California and the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests and publications center on Central European music of the 18th through early 20h centuries and Anglo-American popular music since the end of the Second World War. He recently taught a course in the history of rock and roll at UCI's summer program in Glion, Switzerland.
So, You Want To Be A STAR?
Donald Hill, Drama
Th 4:00-4:50pm, Mesa Court Housing Complex, Community Center Classroom
Course Code 87559
NOTE: Professor Hill's seminar will be held in the Mesa Court Housing. Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Central Campus. For a map of Mesa Court, please go to http://www.housing.uci.edu/mc/map.asp.
Explore what kind of STAR you want to be in your life. Learn the art of goal setting, creating affirmations and finding a mentor. Discover how powerful you can become one you move beyond self-doubt.
Don Hill is the director of production and head of stage management for the Drama Department in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In a 33 year career that spans both coasts, Mr. Hill has worked professionally as an actor, director, producer and union negotiator. He brings to his class room real life experience and understanding of how the entertainment industry works.
History of Media Broadcasting
Ulysses Jenkins, Studio Art
Tu 3:30-4:50pm, Art 160
Course Code 87574
This course will be a survey of the history of broadcasting media. Starting with radio to the internet, which currently encompasses both audio and video. This seminar will provide the basic understandings for entering the digital and cyberspace age of broadcasting media in todays society.
Ulysses Jenkins has been teaching video production at UCI for 15 years. And he has been involved with independent video production (as a video artist) since the first portable video equipment was available in the United States since the 1970's.
Art of Collaboration and Consensus Decision Making
Lisa Naugle, Dance
Tu 2:00-2:50pm MAB 317
Course Code 87566
Successful collaboration requires artistic communication as individuals work on steps and procedures that are small portions of a larger accomplishment. Brainstorming, creative thinking, problem solving and consensus decion making are processes that foster skills in making significant contributions to teamwork.
Lisa Naugle is Professor in the Department of Dance. She holds a Ph.D and MFA from New York University, Music and Performaning Arts Professions. Her research explores the convergence of contemporary performance, improvisation and new media technologies. Her choreography has been performed in London, Amsterdam, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Budapest,Prague, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Korea, China and Canada, as well as throughout the USA. In the Dance Department, she is the Artistic Director for the Improvisation Performance Ensemble
PAUL MERAGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Entrepreneurship: from Google to Heelys to Netflix
C. Kaye Schoonhoven, Management
Tu 4:00-5:50pm, SB 111
Course Code 87569
NOTE: Professor Schoonhoven's seminar will meet Weeks 1-5 ONLY.
The process of starting a new venture vividly conveys the complexities of creating and organizing a new work setting. A “new venture” is defined as a relatively recently founded firm which is both young and small, but not by design and not for long. Entrepreneurs of these new firms seek high growth and expect them to develop into complex enterprises. The fastest growing new businesses in America are entrepreneurial ventures, and these typically account for up to 80% of sales of new innovative products in their first years after launch. New organizations are faster at new product development and more prolific in creating technological innovations. These organizational characteristics offer wealth creation opportunities for individuals, and they are an important component of the U.S. economy.
Claudia Bird (Kaye) Schoonhoven graduated from Stanford University (Ph.D., M.A.) and University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (B.A.). Joining the UCI faculty fall of 1998; her previous positions were at the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Stanford University Dept of Sociology, San Jose State and Santa Clara University Business Schools. She specializes in teaching courses on entrepreneurship and improving top management team decision-making.
Doing More with Less: An Introduction to Process Management
Rick So, Management
Every other Friday 12:00-1:50pm, SB 116
Course Code 87571
NOTE: Professor So's seminar will meet Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 ONLY.
This seminar covers the fundamental concepts of process management by which firms can add value through designing and managing their business processes effectively. With effective business processes, a firm can achieve higher productivity in order to compete successfully in the marketplace. This seminar also introduces students to some useful methodologies and tools in process analysis. Through the use of case examples and a class project, the students can apply the concepts learned in class to improve the performance of business processes.
Rick So earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His key research areas include Operations management, design of production and service systems, just-in-time production systems, supply chain management, time-based management.
Margarethe Wiersema, Management
Every other Friday 1:00-2:50pm, SB 116
Course Code 87581
NOTE: Professor Wiersema's seminar will meet Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 ONLY.
The objectives of this course are to provide an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to analyze industries and companies from a strategic perspective. The approach of this course is practical and problem-oriented. The course will focus on applying concepts, frameworks, and analytical techniques to issues that companies face in the marketplace. The goal of the course is for every student to improve their analytical ability and thus become a better strategic thinker.
Dr. Wiersema is a Full Professor of Strategic Management at the Paul Merage School of Business and an International Fellow for the Advanced Institute of Management Research in the United Kingdom. She is internationally recognized for her research on the subject of CEOs, top management, and corporate strategy. Prof. Wiersema’s research underscores the importance of senior management and especially the CEO in influencing the strategic direction of an organization. In addition, her recent work examines the impact of foreign competition and industry globalization on corporate strategy. Her research is widely acknowledged by numerous citations in the business press and by presentations nationally and internationally on the topics of executives and their influence on organizations as well as the impact of industry globalization and foreign competition on corporate strategy.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Practical Nutrition for College Students
Frances Jurnak, Physiology & Biophysics
Tu 1:00-1:50pm, Middle Earth Housing Complex, Gandalf’s Classroom B
Course Code 87562
NOTE: Professor Jurnak's seminar will be held in Middle Earth Housing. Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Mesa Court or the School of the Arts. For a map of Middle Earth, please go to http://www.housing.uci.edu/me/map.asp.
Course will focus on the scientific basis for genetic individuality, metabolic role of vitamins and minerals, diet fads, exercise and muscle building fads, improvement in mental acuity, methods to mitigate the negative effects of alcohol on the body, staying younger longer, and lowering the risk for cancer.
Frances Jurnak is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics in the College of Medicine. Her research specialty is structural and functional biochemistry, with strong personal interest in nutritional biochemistry. Dr. Jurnak has taught nutrition for one year and has given numerous seminars on the topics presented in class.
Educating Instead of Medicating in Public Health
Zuzana Bic, Public Health
F 10:00-10:50am, DBH 1427
Course Code 87554
Description: The goal of the seminar is to learn how to think healthy and increase the level of health literacy. Students will enjoy reading and discussing health topics that address many issues in which they are interested in or are involved with. This seminar will transition students from passive, memorization-type learning, to an active, analytical and critical learning style with practical application for personal and public health.
Zuzana Bic is a Lecturer for the Public Health Program in the College of Health Sciences at UC Irvine., Dr.P.H. She earned her MUDr. Doctor of Medicine, from King Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Republic and her Dr.P.H., Doctor of Public Health, from Loma Linda University. She is the author of the book: “No More Headaches, No More Migraines”, Penguin Putnam, Inc, ISBN: 0-89529-924-0. She studies the impact and application of LIFESTYLE MEDICINE (nutrition, physical activity, stress management) on slowing the process of aging and developing of other chronic diseases (headaches, diabetes II, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia /chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, cancer, depression, drug abuse, and others.). She developed health literacy programs for the K-12 curriculum and for the general public. She is the Advisor for the Students’ Public Health Association at UCI, http://ucipublichealth.googlepages.com. You can read more about her at the following websites:
The Religion versus Science Controversy over Biological Evolution
Cal McLaughlin, Biochemistry
Tu 2:00-2:50pm, Medical Science 1 (Cheney Hall) Room D240
Course Code 87565
The publication of Charles Darwin's seminal book The Origin of Species in 1859 ignited an important religion versus science controversy that has persisted to this day. We will take both a historical and a conceptual point of view to try to understand why this controversy has been so durable, especially in America. We will start by reading portions of Darwin's book so that we can understand what biologists and other scientists mean by evolution. We will then examine the point of view of religious figures who oppose the theory of evolution so we can understand their objections to the theory or evolution. We will also examine the ideas of religious figures who do not oppose evolution. We will focus on objections to evolution from within the Christian tradition which center on the creation accounts in the book of Genesis. We will also examine the objections to evolution from other great religions. This will involve an examination of the creation accounts at the heart of the major religions. Many Native American Tribes have their own distinctive creation stories that we will discuss. It may surprise many to learn that most of the major religions have branches of thought that oppose the theory of evolution. Since neither the theory of evolution nor the objections to it have remained static, we will document how both sides of the argument have evolved since 1859. Science and non-science majors are welcome. The course is designed for students who are religious and want to understand the meaning of evolution and for students who are interested in the nature of conflict and conflict resolution that involve faith based knowledge systems. We will strive for a free and respectful exchange of views during extensive classroom discussions. This year we will focus on the heart of the issue – the nature and destiny of man.
Calvin S. McLaughlin is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Health Sciences. He has published extensively on the genetic code, protein synthesis and the molecular biology and genetics of yeast. He is currently involved in genomic research involving evolution in yeast and humans.
The Changing Face of Beauty in the Age of Extreme Makeovers
Brian Wong, Surgery
Tu 4:00pm-4:50pm, Beckman Laser Institute A120
Course Code 87580
NOTE: Dr. Wong's seminar will be held at the Beckman Laser Institute, Library (A120). Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Central Campus. The Beckman Laser Institute is Building 817 on a campus map. http://www.uci.edu/campusmaps.shtml.
Marketing, multiculturalism, and the explosion of reality TV programming have expanded the definitions of facial beauty and eroded traditional biases toward cosmetic facial surgery. The focus of this course will to discuss facial beauty from both contemporary and classical sources and examine how some standards have changed while others have remained constant. Discussions will be from the perspective of art, science, and surgery.
Dr. Wong is a facial platic surgeon in the Department of Otolarngology-Head and Neck Surgery and also a Biomedical Engineer based at the Beckman Laser Institute. His research is focused thermoviscoelasticity in tissue, optical imaging, shape change technologies, and wound healing, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the State of California. His practice is focused on corrective and aesthetic nasal surgery.
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Cinema and the City
Edward Dimendberg, Film & Media Studies
Tu 3:00-3:50pm, HH 231
Course Code 87577
Through readings and viewings of films from the invention of cinema at the end of the nineteenth century to the present day, this seminar will explore the relation of the motion picture to the emergence of the modern metropolis. Representations of technology, gender, race, public space, and everyday life will be considered in a wide range of short films produced in cities such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Los Angeles, Bejing, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. Texts in film and urban history, sociology, and cultural studies will be read and discussed to cast light upon the screenings. Our goal will be to understand the emergence of modern urban societies as reflected in the film medium in genres such as the documentary, the industrial, the narrative, and experimental film.
Edward Dimendberg is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Visual Studies. He is author of "Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity" (Harvard University Press, 2004)
The Gift and the Art of Giving
Anna Gonosova, Art History
W 12:00-12:50pm, HIB 90
Course Code 87556
Why do we give gifts and what kind of gifts do we give? Gift giving is actually a complex, important, and very ancient form of exchange between individuals and social groups. This seminar will examine the phenomenon of gift giving in weekly discussions of historical and symbolic instances, as presented in written sources, art, literature, and as practiced today.
Anna Gonosova is Associate Professor of Late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval art in the Department of Art History. She has been studying the impact of art, especially floor mosaics and textiles, on the meaning of Late Roman and Early Byzantine built environment.
How to Read a Picture
James D. Herbert, Art History
M 11:00-11:50am, HIB 90
Course Code 87558
In our age when digital media have increased the amount of information conveyed by images, visual literacy has become as necessary as the textual sort. This seminar will sharpen visual skills by looking attentively at a set of pictures from the history of art--only one or two a week--that present especially rich examples of visual complexity. The meaning of images are almost always not as straightforward as they initially might seem.
James D. Herbert is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Art. He is the author of two books on art and visual culture in France in the early twentieth century. He also writes on music. He currently is working on a book entitled "The Distance of Gods: The Divine and the Mundane in Western Art and Music from the 17th to the 21st Centuries.
Study Abroad, Your Education, Career and Life
Glenn Levine, German
Tu 2:00-2:50pm, KH 400D
Course Code 87563
Why study abroad? Where should I go? How long should I study abroad? How can I plan study abroad to fit with my major? Do I have to master a foreign language before I go? What should I expect when abroad? How much will it cost? How does UCI help me to go abroad? How will study abroad affect me, my education, my career? These are some of the practical questions we’ll explore in depth in this seminar. On the more scholarly side, we’ll also consider how the study abroad experience involves acculturating to a new country and people, and the ways you can act as an "ethnographer" of a new country and culture while abroad and do your bit as a "global citizen" (we'll also discuss what this term means).
Glenn Levine is an Associate Professor of German and the Faculty Director of the Center for International Education (study abroad). He is a linguist with publications and research projects in bilingualism, adult second-language acquisition, critical pedagogy, and Yiddish.
Hugh Roberts, English
F 11:00-11:50am, DBH 1429
Course Code 87576
The central text for this course will be Mary Shelley's _Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus_. We will read the text, and some related works, and discuss both what it meant in its original historical context, and what meanings we might look for in it today.
Hugh Roberts is an Associate Professor of English. His speciality is Romantic Period Literature (especially poetry).He earned his Ph.D from McGill University. His research interests include Romantic Literature; Shelley; Literature and Science; Chaos Theory and Literature; Politics and Literature
The Spanish Language Worldwide
Armin Schwegler, Spanish
W 3:00-3:50pm, DBH 1427
Course Code 87570
This course studies the history and contemporary usage of Spanish worldwide. Special emphasis is placed on Latin American dialect varieties (including Mexican, Cuban, Argentinean, Colombian, and USA Spanish). By taking this course students will gain a better appreciation for (1) how and why a once very marginal tongue has become one of the world's major languages, (2) the extent to which Spanish dialects differ today, and (3) how Spanish evolved from Roman times into what it is today. No prior knowledge of spoken or written Spanish required.
Born in Switzerland and resident of the USA since 1975, Professor Schwegler has learned Spanish and about 10 other languages. His research on the Spanish language and its dialects have taken him to virtually every corner of Latin America (he often does field work in remote jungles in South America). The author of over 40 scholarly articles and several books, he is currently writing a monograph about PALO MONTE, an Afro-Cuban ritual language used in voodoo-like ceremonies. Prof. Schwegler has been a guest professor at several universities in Europe and the United States, and recently spent 2 years in Costa Rica as Director of UC's Education Abroad Program. In the fall of 2002, he taught at the University of Havana and did field work in Cuba for his new book.
Jewish Writers in Latin America
Jacobo Sefami, Spanish
Th 12:00-12:50pm, ICS 209
Course Code 87579
This course presents a different view of Latin America, challenging stereotypes, and offering different forms of hybridity, adding Jewish motifs to the representations of multicultural societies.
Professor Jacobo Sefamí, from Mexico, is Associate Editor of Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, and contributing editor on Mexican poetry to the Handbook of Latin American Studies. He has published articles, interviews, notes, and book reviews for various literary journals in Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Chile, and the U.S. He has published several books on Latin American poetry. He is also the author of a novel about Jewish rituals of mourning in the context of the Syrian Jewish community in Mexico City.
Execution by Laughter: The Satirical Tradition
James Steintrager, English
Tu 2:00-2:50pm, HIB 411
Course Code 87575
One of the best ways to express moral outrage is not with a stern lecture but by ridicule. Such, at least, is the view of those authors from antiquity onward who have practiced the literary genre of satire. Most identified with Rome--where Horace gently chastised and Juvenal crafted outrageous and often obscene barbs--satire enjoyed a particularly strong resurgence in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, where the infamous Earl of Rochester played on his own debauchery to make social and political critiques and Jonathan Swift in an ironic attack on English colonial policies recommended that perhaps the best way to deal with Irish overpopulation and poverty was cannibalism. Satire lives on today in television programs such as "The Family Guy" and "The Colbert Report." Why not learn a little bit more about this often hilarious, frequently offensive, and yet surreptitiously serious tradition?
James Steintrager is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and specializes in the Enlightenment period. He has written much--and continues to do so--on the Marquis de Sade, whom he insists is a satirist (among other things). He is also interested in the connections between writings from ancient Rome and later periods of Western literature.
China Beyond the Headlines
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, History
W 10:00-10:50am, Middle Earth Housing Complex, Gandalf’s Classroom B
Course Code 87572
NOTE: Professor Wasserstrom's seminar will be held in Middle Earth Housing. Please be aware that your travel time will be greater than 10 minutes if you are coming from Mesa Court or the School of the Arts. For a map of Middle Earth, please go to http://www.housing.uci.edu/me/map.asp.
China is changing in dramatic and often confusing ways. This seminar will explore the nature of the transformations taking place in China, while also looking critically at how news about that country is treated (and sometimes distorted) by the media. If you have been to China, think you might someday go there, or simply are curious about it, this class may be for you. And even if you have no special interest in China, the skills in critical reading of the new can be useful in simply making you a more informed consumer of mass media.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom is a professor of history who is primarily interested in China, a country he has visited 10 times. He has written or edited several books, including China's Brave New World--And Other Tales for Global Times (2007), contributes short essays and reviews to many newspapers and magazines, and has worked as a consultant for two historical documentary films.
DONALD BREN SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
Puzzlers for Computer Scientists
Dan Hirschberg, Computer Science
M 11:00-11:50am, DBH 1429
Course Code 87560
This seminar will explore problem solving and critical thinking through the study of puzzlers and brain teasers, focusing on problems related to computer science. Problem solutions will need only high school mathematics and logic.
Dan Hirschberg received his PhD from Princeton University. He was a member of the faculty at Rice University before coming to UC Irvine. He holds a joint faculty appointment in the departments of Computer Science and EECS. His research expertise is in the area of design and analysis of efficient algorithms.
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
The Magic of Proof
Zhiqin Lu, Mathematics
W 6:00-7:50pm, DBH 1427
Course Code 87564
Note: Professor Lu’s seminar will meet Weeks 2-6 ONLY.
I will show you that by only using high school math, one can do a lot -- more than you ever believed!
Zhiqin Lu is a professor of mathematics. His field is differential geometry (pure math). He got Zhong Jiaqing math prize, the Sloan research fellowship, and the NSF Career award.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY
Understanding Cities: Learning from Popular Film, Television, Song, and Print
Victoria Basolo, Planning, Policy & Design
Tu 11:00-11:50am , SE 200
Course Code 87573
Images of cities are developed through experience, mostly second-hand through film, television, song, and print. This seminar explores the images of cities offered through these sources and challenges course participants to analyze the presentation of cities and city life as depicted through the mass media.
Victoria Basolo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design. Her research interests focus on urban planning and policy issues including housing, economic development, disaster preparedness, intergovernmental relations, and politics.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Infinity and Paradox
Aldo Antonelli, Logic & Philosophy of Science
M 11:00-11:50am, SST 777
Course Code 87551
In this seminar we will review a number of paradoxes, as they arise in logic, mathematics, probability, rational decision, and the theory of games -- and explore heir connection to the notion of Infinity, which has been controversial ever since ancient times.
Aldo Antonelli teaches in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and his field of expertise is symbolic logic. He has worked in applications of logic to artificial intelligence and game theory, non-standard set theories, modal logic, and the philosophy of language and mathematics.http://orion.uci.edu/~aldo/vita.html
Women in American Politics and Culture: What Counts More, Beauty or Brains?
Susan Greenhalgh, Anthropology
M 3:00-3:50pm, DBH 1429
Course Code 87557
This seminar provides an opportunity for students who are enrolled in The Woman and the Body (Anthropology 136K, winter 2008) to explore issues of American women's place in society, culture, and politics in greater depth with the instructor.
Susan Greenhalgh is an anthropologist whose specialties include gender studies, politics/policy, and population/ reproduction, especially in China. She has taught The Woman and the Body for over ten years.
Sociology of Cartoons
Belinda Robnett-Olsen, Sociology
Every other Tuesday 4:00-6:50pm, DBH 1429
Course Code 87567
NOTE: Professor Robnett’s seminar will meet weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 ONLY.
Cartoons provide powerful messages to viewers about race/ethnicity, class gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, and violence. Millions of children and adults view these seemingly innocuous messages on a daily basis. In this course, we will examine and critique cartoons, including Disney features, Anime, and current popular shows.
Belinda Robnett is a Professor of Sociology and former Director of African-American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1991. Professor Robnett is the author of How Long? How Long? African-American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights, Oxford University Press, and the co-author of a recent book, Social Movements: Identity, Culture, and the State, Oxford University Press. She is currently working on a new book project, Our Struggle for Unity: African Americans in the Age of Identity Politics and has published numerous articles on race, gender, and social movements.Belinda Robnett-Olsen is a professor in the Department of Sociology. Her work focuses on race, class, gender, and social movements.
Peace is Every Step
Barbara Sarnecka, Cognitive Science
Tu 10:00-10:50am, SSPA 3182
Course Code 87568
This course is an introduction to mindfulness meditation, drawing on the Zen style of meditation. Each week, we will practice sitting meditation, and then discuss a short reading, which is taken from the book "Peace is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hanh.
In her academic life, Barbara Sarnecka studies cognitive development. But she also has a personal meditation practice. This seminar draws on both, as students are taught zen meditation and also read neuropsychological articles about the effects of meditation on mental and physical health.