The list includes contemporary films, World War II documentaries, ‘90s realist films, ‘60s political cinema, and even some silent film. Professor Pavle Levi said that he tries to pick films which will expose students to the richness of global cinema through their diversity.
In GEOPHYS 90: “Earthquakes and Volcanoes,” students learn about the fundamentals of natural disasters, their effects on human society and the application of the scientific method to arrive at new understandings.
In Music 1A: “Music, Mind, and Human Behavior,” students have the opportunity to explore music as a core aspect of human existence through the lenses of cognitive science, culture and anthropology.
The three-unit course will focus on three issues — marine pollution, overfishing and climate change — and will be offered in winter to between 20 and 25 students chosen from an applicant pool.
COMM 281/CS 206: “Exploring Computational Journalism” is a project-based class that examines ways that artificial intelligence, data science and data visualization can be applied to journalism.
In CS 274: “Representations and Algorithms for Computational Molecular Biology,” bioengineering professor
MUSIC 25: “Decoding Anime” explores the eponymous Japanese animation style through a multimedia
In POLISCI 150A: “Data Science for Politics,” political science associate professor Adam Bonica uses a project-based curriculum to allow students to explore data-driven predictions in modern politics.