Between A Rock And An Art Place

14 credits for 15 students.  Coordinator: Lisa Amati

What do the meteorite ALH84001 and the Treaty of Westphalia have in common?This FIG!Draw (literally) conclusions about interactions between nation states and states of matter by exploring topics in Planetary Geology, International Relations, and Drawing I.This FIG is especially useful for students who are undecided because it explores topics in natural science, social science and art, and fulfills four General Education requirements (SP, LB, XC, AE).

95023 GEOL 195 Planetary Geology LEC3 Cr. MWF Noon-12:50 pm Amati, L.
95024 GEOL 195 Planetary Geology LAB1 Cr. F 1-2:50 pm Amati, L.
This is an introductory level geology course that covers all of the basics of Earth Science including minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes and weather.We then use this information to study the make-up of other bodies in the solar system and the processes that act on them.Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.

95025 POLS 140 Intro to International Relations4 Cr.TuTh 2-3:40 pm Popovic, M.
Introduces students to fundamental issues in the study of global politics. We look at today's international politics in a historical perspective by reading different theoretical approaches within the discipline of International Relations and discussing their main arguments and "world views." The course covers important topics such as the role of international organizations, war and peace, globalization and environmental cooperation.

95026 ARTS 110 Foundations of Drawing I4 Cr.MW 9:00-11:50am Yeomans, M.
Introduces both art majors and non-art majors to the concepts and processes of the medium of drawing. Theoretical, critical and historical issues of art making addressed through regular group critiques and slide presentations of both historical and contemporary art work. Emphasizes perceptual drawing with still life and figure work. Satisfies General Education AE requirements.

95142 FY 100 F30 First Year Success Seminar 2Cr. Tu 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Popovic, M.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.