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TIDES 2020 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FALL 2016

TIDES 2020 is a pilot project that is the first phase of a newly designed Tulane TIDES program. In the fall semester of 2016, the Newcomb-Tulane College will pilot 10 new TIDES courses, followed by additional TIDES 2020 courses rolling out in phases through the year 2020. The pilot TIDES 2020 courses will include “course anchors”, key elements of a successful freshmen seminar, as defined by current higher education based research on the first year experience.

Download the 2016-2017 Course Catalogue



CHANGEMAKER RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES TIDES—PATTERSON DORM

TIDE-1015-01 Cultivate Your Inner Changemaker
W 4:00-5:15pm
Rebecca Otten.
Changemakers see the world as it is while also envisioning the world as it should be. We make choices in life that reflect the kind of human beings we want to be and the kind of change in the global human condition in which we want to take part. Changemakers have many different perspectives, bring many different strengths, and are passionate about many different social and environmental issues. This course will help you develop and practice skills necessary to pursue your own unique Changemaker path.
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TIDE-1021-01 Design Thinking & Placemaking
T 9:30-10:45am
Allison Schiller & Marianne Desmarais. This TIDES class gives students the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning in Design Thinking and to see examples of architecture and design that create space to encourage positive public impact. Co-taught by instructors from the architecture school and the Taylor Center for Social Innovation & Design Thinking, the class will take students on site visits and encourage practical application in the field of design thinking and prototyping. People in many fields such as business, international development and education are learning how design can be used to bring about positive change.
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Changemakers in NOLA Education
T 5:00-6:15pm
Shannon Blady.
This one-credit course is designed for those interested in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. In addition to exploring design thinking, social and emotional learning, and health and wellness, students will explore the socially innovative initiatives currently shaping the landscape of education in New Orleans. The course provides opportunities to explore many avenues of work with K-12 students and to meet with local education experts and social entrepreneurs. The course includes field trips to local schools, including a visit to McDonogh 15 Knowledge is Power Program Charter School in the French Quarter and to local socially innovative organizations, such as Big Class, whose mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans' young writers through creative collaborations with schools and communities.
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GET ENGAGED RESIDNETIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES TIDES—GREENBAUM DORM

*TIDE 1010-07 Leadership, Politics, Power and Change
M 5:00-6:15pm
James Porter.
Are leaders born or bred? How do leaders and their leadership styles impact change? How does one develop the courage and wisdom to lead and promote change effectively? This TIDE provides an opportunity to examine the nature of leadership, its impact on the change process, and the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and conflict.

Over the course of the academic year, this TIDE focuses on developing an interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and practices of organizational and community leadership. As a TIDE member, you will actively study the theories that emerge from a variety of fields and reflect on their practical, political, and ethical assumptions as well as on their implications in a variety of settings. Through readings, classroom discussions, interviews with local leaders, and a group initiative, you will gain a greater appreciation for the issues that affect leaders and the components of successful leadership.
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TIDE 1075-01 Celebrate NOLA: The Relationship Between Culture, Festivals, & Identity
R 5:00-6:15pm
Brad Romig & Nicole Ralston.  It’s been said that New Orleans has more festivals than days of the year. But what’s behind these festivals and celebrations and how do they connect to New Orleans’ rich culture and identity? In “Celebrate NOLA: The Relationship between Culture, Festivals, and Identity", students will examine how social identities are interwoven into the fabric and thread of New Orleans celebrations. From second lines to jazz funerals and food festivals to cemetery tours, participants will experience the rich culture of New Orleans while actively reflecting on their own identities and developing a deeper connection with their new home.
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TIDE-1165-01 “In” or “Of” New Orleans: Blurring the Lines Between Tulane & NOLA
T 10:00-11:15am
Lisa Molix. Congratulations - you’re officially a Tulane student! As you join the Green Wave, you’ll be living both on the St. Charles campus and in a city whose future is as exciting and complicated as its past. The In or Of New Orleans TIDES will give you multiple opportunities to blur the lines between Tulane University and New Orleans, Louisiana and construct your identity as a resident of these two communities. Through readings, guest speakers, and explorations of local and national current events, this course will help you see what it means to be “in” and “of” New Orleans.
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BRAIN WAVE RESIDNETIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES TIDES

TIDE-1014-01 & 02 Brain Wave: How To Make Self Care Part of Your College Experience
T 5:00-6:15pm
Scott Tims and Lindsay Greeson. Health in college is so much more than avoiding pizza every night and occasionally going to the gym. Health is multifaceted and is pivotal to your ability to thrive during the next four years. This course will examine the most relevant health topics for college students from a public health perspective, integrating theories and practices relevant to your life, with a focus on self-care. In addition, this course seeks to cultivate leadership skills as an element of being healthy and successful in college.
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TIDE 1275-01 Helluva Hullabaloo: Learning To #BeExcellent At Tulane 
T 6:00-7:15pm
Wendy LeBlanc. This course is designed to help you develop the skills needed to achieve excellence in every facet of your life—both here at Tulane and beyond. From optimizing wellness and nutrition to mastering money management and your academic goals, you’ll learn to balance your priorities and make the most of your personal and professional endeavors. Students will also have an opportunity to interact with campus resources available to assist them attain excellence!
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TIDE-1495-01 Empowering Yourself to Succeed in College
W 12:00-1:15pm
Brooke Grant. Higher education settings typically present students with less structure, more demands, and increased pressure than they may be used to. The purpose of this TIDES course is to help students develop social and emotional skills that will benefit them in academic and work contexts, interpersonal relationships, and in overall well-being.
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NON RESIDNETIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES TIDES

*TIDB-1010-02 & 24 More Than Just Business
M 5:00-6:15pm
Rob Hailey (24) and Brian Johnson (02).The "More Than Just Business" TIDES class will help you explore business structures from dot coms to international finance, and, in the process, will help you figure out why people enjoy and experience success in business. We will introduce you to leaders from a variety of business occupations and professions. Is there a relationship between an individual's personality and success in a particular branch of the business world?

The objective of this TIDE is to enable students to think critically and become more informed both about the business decision making process as well as the factors that lead to success in the contemporary business world. The economic, ethical, political, cultural, and regulatory factors that influence outcomes in business often differ radically in the various international market places. Furthermore, local and global forces are often at odds with one another. Often, the individual business leader is caught in the middle of these conflicting forces.

Because business success requires navigation through these complex waters, this TIDE will explore the key facets of business decision-making that lead to successful outcomes by considering specific examples from the global and local economies. This TIDE offers students with an interest in a degree in business, economics, political economy, or philosophy, a unique opportunity to learn about the processes involved in successful business decision-making.
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*TIDE 1010-02 & 05 Leadership, Politics, Power and Change
M (05) & T (02) 5:00-6:15pm
Ana Lopez.
Are leaders born or bred? How do leaders and their leadership styles impact change? How does one develop the courage and wisdom to lead and promote change effectively? This TIDE provides an opportunity to examine the nature of leadership, its impact on the change process, and the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and conflict.
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TIDES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FALL 2016

TIDES courses marked with an asterisk (*) are Service Learning courses.
Students in these courses must also register for the corresponding Service Learning component.

 

NEW TIDES FOR FALL 2016

Aikido: Self Defense
T 8:00-9:15pm
Kyriakos Papadopoulos & Antony Sandoval. Originating in Japan, Aikido is perhaps the least aggressive of all martial arts. Through Aikido, one learns self-defense skills, with emphasis on safety of both the practitioner and the would-be aggressor. The emphasis is on the harmony of movement of the individual, and the blending of “Ki” or energy of the defender with that of the aggressor.

During class, students will learn how to fall without injuring themselves, and how to control an opponent by throwing him, and will also learn how to use the anatomy of the elbow and wrist joints, to immobilize an aggressor. Besides being a self-defense system, Aikido is also a deeply spiritual, seeking harmony in and through human movement; harmony with the environment and partners who simulate would-be aggressors during training. Aside from physical training, the students will be given reading and video-watching assignments, as well as a writing essay. Totally inexperienced students as well as those who have had aikido expertise will benefit from and will enjoy this class.
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The Architecture of Place
R 11:00am-12:15pm
Laura Blokker. How can architecture define a place? How do buildings support social constructs and cultural patterns? How do spatial relationships, proportions, and forms shape how we move through and experience places? How do the lines, curves, textures, and colors of walls, roofs, railings and other built elements impact our senses, emotions, and memories? All of these questions will be explored as students learn about the particular built environment that makes New Orleans so unmistakably New Orleans. Students will be coached in using photography, drawing, and writing to record their impressions of the built environment.
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Engineering in the Modern World
T 11:00am-12:15pm
Katie Russell & Julie Albert. In its purest form, engineering is the utilization of mathematics and science to develop creative solutions to the everyday challenges faced by society. In the words of the quintessential engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, “knowing is not enough; we must apply.”

This course will celebrate the modern approaches engineers employ to solve real-world problems. In addition to readings, discussions, and guest lectures, students will have the opportunity to conduct a bacterial transformation experiment and take a backstage tour of the Aquarium of the Americans.
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Game of Thrones
M 6:00-7:15pm
Margaret Keenan. Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Do you debate Jon Snows parentage in your spare time? Do you hum the show’s theme song without even realizing it? Do you want to get to know other Game of Thrones fans at Tulane? Then the Game of Thrones TIDES is for you. Topics covered include the role of violence and sexuality in the television series as well as the debate over George RR. Martin’s obligation to his fans to “write like the wind.” Students should be caught up on Seasons 1-5 of the television series before the course begins. Although it is not necessary to have read the novels in order to register for this course, students who are fans of Martin’s Songs of Fire and Ice Series (Game of Thrones and its sequels) are especially welcome.
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Student Leaders Committed to Cultural Diversity at Tulane
W 3:00-4:15pm
Molly Travis & Monique Hodges. In 2016, Tulane University President Mike Fitts established the Race Commission composed of students, staff, faculty, and board members to address issues related to campus diversity. Join this TIDES course as an early step in becoming a student leader committed to this and other diversity initiatives at Tulane. You will learn about the array of programs offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Activities will include academic and social events that bring together TIDES students and members of various student organizations involved in promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. We invite you to become a part of this group of change-makers.
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Understanding the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Ecosystem in New Orleans and the Role of Incubators
T 10:00-11:15am
Elizabeth Townsend Gard & Ron Gard. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans has become of the most thriving cities for social entrepreneurship, innovation and business building. This TIDES course takes us on a journey, looking into the systems around town that have developed to support entrepreneurs. We will also learn from the social and innovation entrepreneurs themselves. There will be field trips to and discussions with Propeller, Idea Village, PowerMoves, NOBIC, 4.0 Schools, Chase Business Incubator, the Landing Zone, and Launch Pad.
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*TIDB 1010 More Than Just Business
M-F: 11:00am-12:15pm; 12:30-1:45pm; 2:00-3:15pm; 3:30-4:45pm; 5:00-6:15pm; 6:00-7:15pm; 6:30-7:45pm
Michael Hogg & Business Faculty.The "More Than Just Business" TIDES class will help you explore business structures from dot coms to international finance, and, in the process, will help you figure out why people enjoy and experience success in business. We will introduce you to leaders from a variety of business occupations and professions.

Is there a relationship between an individual's personality and success in a particular branch of the business world? The objective of this TIDE is to enable students to think critically and become more informed both about the business decision making process as well as the factors that lead to success in the contemporary business world. The economic, ethical, political, cultural, and regulatory factors that influence outcomes in business often differ radically in the various international market places. Furthermore, local and global forces are often at odds with one another. Often, the individual business leader is caught in the middle of these conflicting forces.
Because business success requires navigation through these complex waters, this TIDE will explore the key facets of business decision-making that lead to successful outcomes by considering specific examples from the global and local economies. This TIDE offers students with an interest in a degree in business, economics, political economy, or philosophy, a unique opportunity to learn about the processes involved in successful business decision-making.
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*TIDB 1020-01-06 Law & Order
M 5:00-6:15pm (01 & 06); T 12:30-1:45pm (03) & 5:00-6:15pm (02), R 12:30-1:45pm (04) & 6:30-7:45pm (05)

Sanda Groome, Hans Liljeberg, Chris Otten, and Deborah Love. In Henry VI, Shakespeare wrote, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." However, "all the lawyers" have avoided being killed since that line was written. Why? From the largest corporate mergers to simple adoptions, and from public policy to the enactment of criminal laws, the need for lawyers is increasing because the law is a central part of our daily lives and the bedrock of a free society. Although occasionally the press might indicate otherwise, lawyers are members of a profession and they get respect, but is being a lawyer really like the popular portrayals on television shows such as Law and Order or in a John Grisham novel?
This TIDE class will help you explore how one becomes a lawyer and what is it is like to be a lawyer. For example, what do lawyers do? Why do some lawyers go to court and others do not? Where do they work? What kind of skills do you need to have to be a successful lawyer? Do you want to take some interesting trips, such as sitting in on a trial, meeting a judge, or seeing a jail? If you want to find out answers to these questions and more, take the Law and Order TIDE class.
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TIDE 1000-01 New Orleans Cities of the Dead: Cemetery Architecture & Its Cultural Legacy
R 10:00-11:15am
Heather Knight.  Students will be introduced to the history and cultural folkways of New Orleans through the study of historic figures, cemetery architecture, monument construction and funerary symbolism reflected in stone and iron.  Why are above-ground tombs more prevalent in New Orleans?  What are the different tomb types and their architectural styles?  Why do families in Louisiana visit cemeteries on All Saints Day?  What symbolism does funerary art in stone and iron reveal?  This TIDE will provide five informative field sessions to local cemeteries and five class lectures. 
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TIDE 1003-01 & 02 Happiness & Human Flourishing
W 2:00-3:15pm (01) & 3:30-4:45pm (02)
Hans W. Gruenig.  Would you like to learn ways to increase enjoyment, engagement, and meaning during your college years and beyond? Would you like to learn how you can use personal character strengths to achieve academic success? In this course students will have the opportunity to learn about and experientially
explore life-enhancing practices and perspectives developed over millennia of human inquiry and validated within the exciting new field of positive psychology.
Topics will include positive emotions, character strengths (and their application in academia), meaning and engagement, exercise and meditation, nurturing social relationships, and more. This course will also expose students to local wellness resources at Tulane and New Orleans and will offer opportunities to explore the key areas of enjoyment, engagement, self-care, and meaningful contribution to others by attending a yoga class at a local studio, savoring New Orleans cuisine, exploring New Orleans architecture and history on a walking tour, and meaningfully contributing to the flourishing of New Orleans residents by engaging in service learning.
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TIDE 1008-01 New Orleans: A Spirituality Survey
F 3:00-4:15pm
Rabbi Yonah Schiller.  This fun inviting course will bring us to meet the most colorful personalities that help to create our unique New Orleans landscape. We¹ll read texts and also interact with the people and religious leaders who bring these various spiritual beliefs to life—New Orleans style.  This journey will prove to be a unique glimpse into a side of New Orleans that is often only felt but never known. Through this course we will gain a better insight in to the various spiritual and mystical traditions and have the opportunity to discuss their applicability to our modern times.
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*TIDE 1010-01--06 Leadership, Politics, Power and Change
T 5:00-6:15pm (01-03) & M 5:00-6:15pm (04-07)—(02, 05, & 07—TIDES 2020)
James MacLaren, Ana Lopez, and Dusty Porter.
Are leaders born or bred? How do leaders and their leadership styles impact change? How does one develop the courage and wisdom to lead and promote change effectively? This TIDE provides an opportunity to examine the nature of leadership, its impact on the change process, and the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and conflict.
Over the course of the academic year, this TIDE focuses on developing an interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and practices of organizational and community leadership. As a TIDE member, you will actively study the theories that emerge from a variety of fields and reflect on their practical, political, and ethical assumptions as well as on their implications in a variety of settings. Through readings, classroom discussions, interviews with local leaders, and a group initiative, you will gain a greater appreciation for the issues that affect leaders and the components of successful leadership.
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TIDE 1011-01 Exploring Russia
W 5:15-6:30pm
Lidia Zhigunova.  The seminar will explore a wide range of elements of Russian culture, history and life, including food, music and visual arts. In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, the students will get a “taste” of a little bit of everything that Russia is famous for: from icon paintings and onion domes to borsch, Bellini and caviar; from the times of Ivan the Terrible to Putin’s Russia; from the famous nineteenth-century Russian-Ukrainian writer Nikolai Gogol to the wildly popular American-Ukrainian band Gogol Bordello. The seminar will closely examine the literary manifestations of food culture and the semiotics of eating in the nineteenth-century masterpieces of Russian literature. A variety of readings (mostly short stories and excerpts), a film screening, musical videos, a field trip to a gallery, and guest lectures will be part of the class. No knowledge of Russian is needed or required.
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TIDE 1012-01 Working for Change: New Orleans Schools, Innovation & Public Policy
M 3:00-4:15pm
Vincent Rossmeier. This one-credit course focuses on the structure, functions and processes of developing and advancing public policy in the New Orleans Public & Charter School System. It will delve deeper into how to become a leader in creating innovative policy that positively influences the community and how to successfully partner with the community and advocacy groups to implement solutions.
We will learn from top local leaders who work to transform New Orleans and the entire nation though innovative policies and practices. We will explore how these leaders made it to where they are today, how they developed priorities based on the community’s needs, what important policy changes they have implemented and what changes they would like to make in the future.  The course may include a field trip to an Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) meeting.
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TIDE-1014-01 & 02 Brain Wave: How To Make Self Care Part of Your College Experience (TIDES 2020)
T 5:00-6:15pm
Scott Tims and Lindsay Greeson. Health in college is so much more than avoiding pizza every night and occasionally going to the gym. Health is multifaceted and is pivotal to your ability to thrive during the next four years. This course will examine the most relevant health topics for college students from a public health perspective, integrating theories and practices relevant to your life, with a focus on self-care. In addition, this course seeks to cultivate leadership skills as an element of being healthy and successful in college.
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TIDE-1015-01 Cultivate Your Inner Changemaker (TIDES 2020)
W 4:00-5:15pm
Rebecca Otten. Changemakers see the world as it is while also envisioning the world as it should be. We make choices in life that reflect the kind of human beings we want to be and the kind of change in the global human condition in which we want to take part. Changemakers have many different perspectives, bring many different strengths, and are passionate about many different social and environmental issues. This course will help you develop and practice skills necessary to pursue your own unique Changemaker path.
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TIDE 1020-01 Cities and the Urban Environment
W 5:30-6:45pm
Marilyn Feldmeier. Using the watershed book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs, we will explore and discuss its relevance to the city of New Orleans. We will also look directly at what is currently happening in the city of New Orleans via field studies, guest presentations and movies. Selected neighborhoods of New Orleans will be explored as vehicles for looking at the social, political, and economic life of cities.
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TIDE-1021-01 Design Thinking & Placemaking (TIDES 2020)
T 9:30-10:45am
Allison Schiller & Marianne Desmarais. This TIDES class gives students the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning in Design Thinking and to see examples of architecture and design that create space to encourage positive public impact. Co-taught by instructors from the architecture school and the Taylor Center for Social Innovation & Design Thinking, the class will take students on site visits and encourage practical application in the field of design thinking and prototyping. People in many fields such as business, international development and education are learning how design can be used to bring about positive change.
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TIDE 1024-01 Invisible Cities
M 2:00-3:15pm
John Craun.  “To submit fully to experience is an act of meticulous description.” ~Marcel Proust
In his touchstone fabulist novel, Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino imagines Marco Polo reporting to the mighty Kublai Khan. The Khan wants to know about the people under his rule, their customs, the things they’ve built, the things they dream. No ordinary account will do: the Khan wants a description that excites his imagination, that does not freeze the cities of the empire in time and space, but rather sets them spinning, multiplying, reverberating with strange life.
How do we describe the cities we live in? They're always there –available to our senses, under our feet, within reach of our hands –yet a complete and accurate representation is impossible: there’s too much to a city. We turn to invention, we begin to tell stories. In this course we will wander and wonder in the city at our own doorstep –New Orleans –and the cities of words it activates in our imaginations. We will investigate as well the ways in which those word-cities alter the city we see.
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TIDE 1025-01 Karate: Art & Philosophy
T 6:30-7:45pm
Antony Sandoval & Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Originating in Okinawa, Japan, traditional karate offers its practitioners self-defense skills, while providing them with a balanced fitness system, which includes aerobics, strength, and flexibility training. The concentration required during training, together with the physical exercise, are an excellent way to stress relief and healthy fun. Students will have the opportunity to know people of the New Orleans karate community through guest lectures of high-level, instructors and through their own visits to local karate clubs. Totally inexperienced students as well as those who have karate expertise will benefit from and will enjoy this class.
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TIDE 1030-01-06 The Music and Culture of New Orleans
W 4:30-5:45pm
Jessica Podewell, Joan Jensen, John Dobry, Beverly Trask, and James Markway.
"The Music and Culture of New Orleans" introduces the newcomer to New Orleans to the diversity of culture in the city and region. The 11-week course explores the music, literature, art, dance, architecture, and food that are unique to Southern Louisiana so that during your student years here you can fully enjoy them.
This TIDES course includes general lectures by experts in the various aspects of the culture of New Orleans. Interspersed and alternating are small sections where these experts converse directly with the freshmen, helping each individual explore the city. Students are directed to the most important music venues in the city, as well as to the best Creole and Cajun restaurants. In addition to the class meetings, each student is expected to join in at least two field trips to witness the culture first hand.
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TIDE 1034-01 New Orleans: The Lay of the Land
M 3:00-4:15pm
Corinne Van Dalen.  What does New Orleans have in common with New York, Rotterdam, Shanghai, and Jakarta? They are all coastal cities built on a delta. This course will explore the New Orleans landscape and development before and after levees, threats posed by sea level rise, storms, and coastal erosion, and efforts to address those threats. Students will hear from an archeologist about early settlements in New Orleans, tour a post-Katrina levee project designed to protect the City’s most vulnerable area, speak with a coastal restoration specialist about flood control, and visit a wetland restoration project designed and implements by community groups.
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TIDE 1035-01& 02  Introduction to Yoga
T (01) & R (02) 2:00-3:15pm
Michaela Cannon. Yoga is a practice that offers many tools for living skillfully. This class will arm freshman with tools to help ground, calm, and focus them. The best part is that these lessons come from sweating, moving, going upside down, chanting, breathing, talking, listening, and having fun. The Sanskrit work Kula means a community, and we will create a Kula in our class, as well as connect with the New Orleans yoga community. This course is for anyone who loves yoga, or is just interested in learning more about it.
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TIDE 1040-01  Religion, Media, Politics & Food: A Conversation on Contemporary Life
M 3:30-4:45pm
Brian Horowitz. From the influence of the religious right to the impact of gay marriage on the social fabric, religion is moving front and center in our culture. In fact, religion is playing an increasingly vital role in the electoral politics, in culture wars, and in the media. In this class we will discuss the relationship of religion and politics, looking at the media, popular and high culture. This will be a student-centered class, so come ready to share your thoughts.
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TIDE 1060-01 New Orleans: Global at Local
T 2:00-3:15pm
M. Casey Love & Myke Yest.  Altman TIDES introduces students to the rich cultural fabric of New Orleans by examining past and present contributions made by peoples of different ethnicity and race. French, Spanish, German, Italian, Cajun, Creole, African, Latino, Jewish and Vietnamese cultures have all helped to shape New Orleans into the vibrant city that it is today. Specifically, each culture’s impact on New Orleans’ history, culture, politics, economy and business will be discussed.
These themes are at the core of the Altman Program’s mission to develop truly exceptional global citizens. Along the way, students will be exposed to some of the finest food, music, and attractions that make New Orleans one of the greatest cities in the world. ***FOR ALTMAN SCHOLARS ONLY!!!***
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TIDE 1065-01 Out Loud: Public Speaking In & About New Orleans
M 5:00pm-6:15pm
Gwendolyn Thompkins. There's no getting around public speaking -- whether in the classroom, or at a job interview, or at a podium accepting a major award. Now is the perfect time to learn how best to present your ideas out loud. Grammar and diction are important. But at the heart of all public speaking is storytelling. This class will focus on factual, entertaining and informative speech about New Orleans. Students will learn about and discuss the city's history, politics, environment and culture.
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TIDE 1075-01 Celebrate NOLA: The Relationship Between Culture, Festivals, & Identity (TIDES 2020)
R 5:00-6:15pm
Brad Romig & Nicole Ralston.  It’s been said that New Orleans has more festivals than days of the year. But what’s behind these festivals and celebrations and how do they connect to New Orleans’ rich culture and identity? In “Celebrate NOLA: The Relationship between Culture, Festivals, and Identity", students will examine how social identities are interwoven into the fabric and thread of New Orleans celebrations. From second lines to jazz funerals and food festivals to cemetery tours, participants will experience the rich culture of New Orleans while actively reflecting on their own identities and developing a deeper connection with their new home.
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TIDE 1080-01 Disease & Healing in New Orleans
R 12:30-1:45pm
Christi Sumich.  On May 28, 1853 a New Orleans paper carried the headline “Disease an Obsolete Idea.”  That same day, the first victim of a devastating yellow fever epidemic died.  Have you ever wondered what it was really like to live in nineteenth-century New Orleans, mosquitoes, raw sewerage and all?  Are you interested in learning about how our ancestors responded to epidemics of disease that they could not explain or cure?   This course will answer these questions.  We will visit Lafayette Cemetery’s tombs of yellow fever victims, the old Ursuline convent, and the pharmacy museum to better understand disease and healing in nineteenth-century New Orleans.
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*TIDE 1090-01 Who Dat, Fan Up and Geaux: Sports & New Orleans
R 5:00-6:15pm
Marc Bady. Have you ever thought that you’d be excited to do “homework” if it focused solely on sports?  This course examines hot topics in sports such as expansion teams, drug testing, and stadium financing from an intellectual perspective using the city of New Orleans and its sports teams as a natural backdrop for these topics and others, while also offering students an opportunity to directly contribute to the sports community here in New Orleans. 
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TIDE 1095-01 Globe Trekking for the Common Good: Disaster Resilience & Humanitarian Response
R 12:00-1:15pm
Meredith Feike. Course will provide an introduction to complex emergencies and humanitarian action, with an emphasis on disaster risk reduction, the importance of cultural competence in contemporary operating environments, and the dynamic role of the humanitarian aid worker. Students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of disaster management and global humanitarian assistance will gain an understanding of the changing nature of crises, the philosophy of resilience, and the adaptive capabilities of vulnerable populations.
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TIDE 1110-02 Public Education: The New Orleans Path to Change
M 5:00-6:15pm
Jennifer Francis Cross. This class is centered on the system of public schools in New Orleans, exploring why it is consistently ranked as one of the lowest performing of U.S. urban school systems and what leaders, activists, and other Tulane students are doing to change it. A great education takes many forms and is absolutely fundamental to ensure that all children develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and career—especially in New Orleans.
Why isn’t this just a given for all schools and students in New Orleans? What does a great education look like? What are the challenges of delivering and receiving a world-class education in New Orleans? What styles and practices lead to effective teaching and leadership in schools? This course is ideal for students looking to learn about New Orleans public education first-hand, better understand what it means to work in education, and explore how they might contribute to improving public education in the Crescent City.
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TIDE 1111-01 Legends In Engineering and Science
T 12:30-1:45pm
James MacLaren.  This course will introduce students to some of critical discoveries and inventions that have shaped humanity.  Example will include some of the early astronomers how the inferred distances in the solar system, the industrial revolution founded upon the development of the steam engine, modern days inventions such as the transistor, and the explosion of modern electronic devices that resulted from it, and the remarkable result in math, developed in 1640, that allows one to buy online in safe and secure manner. 
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TIDE 1112-01 Contemporary Dance Appreciation
M 6:00-7:15pm
Michaela Cannon & Jeffrey Gunshol.  At the end of this eleven-week course students will join the small minority of people who can answer the question: What is contemporary dance?  Students will be introduced to the world of contemporary dance and the New Orleans dance community. The course will include a brief history of 20th Century dance, explorations of student’s own creative process through movement exercises, attendance of live performances, and talks by local dance artists. This course is for anyone who loves art and motion.
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TIDE 1113-01 Mindfulness: Understanding Self and Emotions
M 5:00-6:15pm
Ngawang Legshe.  Students will learn different traditional Tibetan mindfulness techniques, application of mindfulness practices in understanding destructive emotions and cultivating positive emotions.  Coping skills for depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia will be described and practiced. Recent research on mindfulness practices in therapy, mental/physical health and spirituality will be studied.  Students will be required to participate in mindfulness practices: self-awareness, identification of destructive emotions, logical and mindful responses and compassionate living. Information will be based on recent scientific research and ancient Tibetan practices.
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TIDE 1114-01 Chinese Cinema
T 3:30-4:45pm
Kathleen Davis Are you beginning to study the Chinese language?  Want to learn more about Chinese culture?  Or do you just want to see some of the world’s great movies and talk about them with friends who share your interests?  See what mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have to offer the film enthusiast.
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TIDE 1117-01 New Orleans Performance Culture
W 3:00-4:15pm
Brittney Kennedy When Mardi Gras is over and the Hand Grenades have been drunk, what is it exactly that makes New Orleans a unique place to live and work? This TIDES course will examine the city of New Orleans as a performance of various histories and cultures over time and space. In other words, we will look at New Orleans texts to show how “culture” and “history” are not static, eternal forms, but moldable ones that change when cultures experience various kinds of political and social “mayhem.” In so doing, we will answers questions like, “Why is French Quarter architecture actually Spanish?”; “Why in the late nineteenth century, did New Orleans boast that largest Italian-American population in the U.S.?; and “Why do people ‘Second Line?’” In short, the idea of what is “French” (or any other cultural community) has changed according to historical circumstance and cultural perspective, and the means by which such cultures change says a lot about who we are as a city and a nation.
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TIDE-1165-01 “In” or “Of” New Orleans: Blurring the Lines Between Tulane & NOLA (TIDES 2020)
T 10:00-11:15am
Lisa Molix. Congratulations - you’re officially a Tulane student! As you join the Green Wave, you’ll be living both on the St. Charles campus and in a city whose future is as exciting and complicated as its past. The In or Of New Orleans TIDES will give you multiple opportunities to blur the lines between Tulane University and New Orleans, Louisiana and construct your identity as a resident of these two communities. Through readings, guest speakers, and explorations of local and national current events, this course will help you see what it means to be “in” and “of” New Orleans.
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TIDE 1210-01 Art Meets Physics
T 5:00-6:15pm
Jerry Shakov.  Art and science: how much do they have in common? Maybe more than most people think. In both the arts and the sciences there’s the need for inspiration and hard work, the willingness to experiment, and the conviction that you are creating work that says something meaningful about the world or nature. In this course we will discuss the mutual influence of arts and sciences, particularly physics, that goes well beyond the use of science as a raw material by artists, using examples from different art forms and historic periods.
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TIDE 1230-01 Latin American Infusion
W 11:00am-12:15pm

James Huck. The Maya, La Raza, Che Guevara, tequila, samba, divas, jungles, narcos, carnival, santos, and much more. Delve deeper into Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino popular culture using the resources and opportunities provided by Tulane and New Orleans! Drawing from literature, local cultural events, faculty, and special guests, we will sample and mix these and other modern themes to gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the cultural stereotypes and expressions of the region within the context of historical, societal, and political frameworks. Students will have the opportunity to attend films, readings, art exhibitions, musical events, and performances by Latin Americans, and then to discuss their meanings with important Latin Americanists at Tulane and in New Orleans.
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TIDE 1240-01 Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll & Disease
M 6:00-7:15pm

Reginald Parquet. Over the course of the next year students will develop an understanding of why young adults engage in high-risk health behaviors. During the first semester attention will focus on the social processes thought to underlie young adults' uptake of behavior patterns which expose them to unnecessary health risks. Among the wide range of high risk behaviors to be covered over the course of the year will be drinking, drugging, smoking, eating, speeding, unsafe sex, and other risky choices.
Participants will develop an understanding of how one's family, friends and peers come to shape high-risk health behavior patterns. New Orleans provides an excellent vantage point from which to scientifically explore a culture in which exhibiting high risk health behavior patterns is almost normative. Students will work up epidemiological comparisons between their hometowns and New Orleans based on a wide range of available Internet databases. Students do no direct observations or participation in any high-risk behavior patterns as part of the course.
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TIDE 1250-01 Visual Arts of New Orleans
T 5:00-6:15pm

Laura Richens. This TIDES class has been put together by a team of university art professionals with the intention of introducing students to the breadth of the visual arts scene in contemporary New Orleans. The course will include field trips to and visits from artists, curators, critics, collectors, private gallery owners, and public museum professionals offering a behind-the-scenes look at the vibrant cultural life of the city. Ideally students will come away from the class with an appreciation of the richness of the visual arts in New Orleans, the ability to discuss and write about the visual arts, and some insights into the nuts-and-bolts activities of the individuals and institutions the define the visual arts in New Orleans.
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TIDE 1255-01 Literature & Philosophy in New Orleans
T 4:00-5:15pm
Lyle Colombo. Explore New Orleans through readings and discussions of literary and philosophical works written in and about the city.  Visit literary sites from Pirate’s Alley to Preservation Hall; we will even have Dinner at Antoine’s (Frances Parkinson Keyes). Short readings, films, and guest lectures will form the basis of our group outings and discussions of how literature illuminates a sense of place, as well as other philosophical themes such as race, gender, and existentialism. Discover the literary imagination of New Orleans, and begin to experience your time at Tulane as, “a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands” (Tennessee Williams).
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*TIDE 1265-01 Indian Tribes Down The Bayou: Native American Communities of Southeastern Louisiana 
W 3:30-4:45pm
Laura Kelley.  The far-reaching impact of Native American tribes of the lower Mississippi Valley on shaping Louisiana history is among the least explored subjects among the otherwise well-documented rich history of Louisiana. Recent and ongoing research shows that without the “Petit Nations’, as some of the tribes were called, the history of this region would have been quite different.  This course offers students the rare opportunity to participate in on-going, important research that entails working directly with Tribal members. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take a trip conducted by Tribal members down the bayous as they give a tour of their ancestral lands. An experience not to be missed! 
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TIDE 1275-01 Helluva Hullabaloo: Learning To #BeExcellent At Tulane (TIDES 2020)
M 6:00-7:15pm
Wendy LeBlanc. This course is designed to help you develop the skills needed to achieve excellence in every facet of your life—both here at Tulane and beyond. From optimizing wellness and nutrition to mastering money management and your academic goals, you’ll learn to balance your priorities and make the most of your personal and professional endeavors. Students will also have an opportunity to interact with campus resources available to assist them attain excellence!
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TIDE 1285-01 Crafting & Community in New Orleans 
T 5:00-6:15pm
Susann Lusnia & Penny Wyatt.  Ever wondered about the distinction between arts and crafts, why crafting is popular, or how many beads are in a Mardi Gras Indian costume? Whether you do crafts, buy them, use needle and thread, hammer and nails, or scissors and glue, you are involved in crafting. We’ll learn about crafting as a hobby and a profession and look at local craft culture in New Orleans. We’ll explore assorted craft practices and communities, through creative workshops, guest speakers, and fieldtrips to local craft centers or markets. No experience necessary – but if you’ve ever wanted to learn a craft, this is your opportunity!
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TIDE 1300-01 The Haunting of Louisiana
R 4:30-5:45pm

Alexandra Reuber.  Interview with the Vampire, The Skeleton Key, and Voodoo Season are all fictional works which lead us into a world of darkness and suspense. The attraction to this world of magic, fear, and death also shows in people’s immense interest in Louisiana’s haunted homes and New Orleans’ voodoo, vampire, ghost, and cemetery tours. It seems as if this state and city will always be surrounded by this disturbing presence of otherness. But why has Louisiana become such a haunted state and New Orleans such a haunted city? Why is the beautiful antebellum home The Myrtles defined as one of America’s most haunted homes? What is the remaining attraction of Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ voodoo queen? How has Anne Rice kept New Orleans’ vampires alive? Are you ready to explore “The Haunting of Louisiana?”
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TIDE 1340-01 Making a Difference with Children and Adolescents
W 5:00-6:15pm
Jerome White.  Do you like working with children and adolescents but are not sure how this might transfer into career opportunities? Are you interested in the arts, science or mathematics? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children? This TIDE class provides opportunities to explore many avenues of work with K-12 students and to meet with experts from a variety of fields including education, social work, and criminal justice.
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*TIDE 1370-01 & 02 Adventure, Discipline, Obsession:  A Running Conversation
T 5:00-6:15pm (01) & F 8:00-9:15am (02)
Samuel Landry.  Like to have class outside? Want to get off campus and see the city? Like to learn in unconventional ways? And, oh yes, do you run?  Then run with us in the early evening or early morning while we discuss a variety of aspects of life in motion, from the mythical (or not) "runner's high" to running as a metaphor for life. (Why did Forrest Gump run? Why did he stop running?) Most run will go off campus, in locations such as Audubon Park, City Park, and the French Quarter, and end with refueling (i.e., a meal, procured from Whole Foods Grocery).
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TIDE 1390-01  Silver Screen Shakespeare
T 9:30-10:45am
Victor Holtcamp. “Like movies? Romance? Adventure? Death? Comedy? True Love? You’ve come to the right place! This course offers an introduction to Shakespeare’s plays as they have been adapted for the screen. Students will learn about Shakespeare’s life and work, as well as watching a selection of film versions of some of his most famous plays. Brush up your Shakespeare! Start quoting him now!”
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*TIDE 1395-01 Catholic New Orleans
W 4:00-5:15pm
James Huck. New Orleans has a rich Catholic tradition that has its own unique flavor among the larger global Catholic community. The purpose of this course is to explore this rich tradition and to delve more deeply into the socio-cultural nuances of Catholic life in this city that was founded largely by Catholic missionaries and Catholic French/Spanish colonial empires. Students should know that the course is not a theology course, and the purpose is neither to proselytize nor to evangelize. It is really a course about the history, society, and culture of New Orleans as viewed through its Catholic foundations, such as they are.
The course will also be a mandatory Service-Learning course with a community partnership collaboration with the Good Shepherd School, founded by the Jesuits and whose mission is “to help low-income, urban youth in order to realize their fullest potential as productive members of society by providing them with an extended-day, year-round, quality education, integrated with personal, moral and spiritual development, and continued guidance during the students’ further education.” (http://www.thegoodshepherdschool.org)
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TIDE 1400-01 Being an Advocate for Women
W 4:00-5:15pm
Catherine Hancock.  The premise of this course is that anyone can "act like a lawyer" – and that no knowledge of law is required to do so. Every day may bring an opportunity to act as an advocate for another person who needs help, and we can think of "lawyering" activities as "actions taken by advocates for others." This course will focus on the needs of women in the legal system, especially abused women, as the subject for class discussions about the ways in which lawyers and non-lawyers alike can become agents of social change while serving as advocates for others.
This TIDES course will be valuable for students who are interested in the interdisciplinary connections among the fields of psychology, sociology, gender studies, civil rights history, social work, feminist theory, law, and the art of advocacy.
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TIDE 1430-01 Writing in New Orleans
W 5:00-6:15pm
Beau Boudreaux.  A student adopts and inhabits a new city, becoming native.  Keep a journal of New Orleans.  Write it down!  Take moments, ideas to reflect the experience among peers living in the Crescent City.  Write letters, poems, and lyrics, discussed during workshops in class and on excursions in the city.  Become thoughtful...listen, read, write, converse through language. A journal may recollect moments in tranquility (Wordsworth) or may take the form of day-to-day experience (Bosworth). 
During particular classes the student will be asked to write while on a streetcar, in Audubon Park, and on the levee by the Mississippi river.  Students will keep a journal, participate in a writer’s workshop, give a class presentation, and write a research paper.  Participation is a must.  There are no examinations. 
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TIDE-1495-01 Empowering Yourself to Succeed in College (TIDES 2020)
W 12:00-1:15pm
Brooke Grant. Higher education settings typically present students with less structure, more demands, and increased pressure than they may be used to. The purpose of this TIDES course is to help students develop social and emotional skills that will benefit them in academic and work contexts, interpersonal relationships, and in overall well-being.
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*TIDE 1500-01 Irish in New Orleans
T 3:30-4:45pm
Laura Kelley.  It has been rumored that New Orleans is as much an Irish city as it is a French, Spanish or Creole one.  The Irish were already here with French, grew in numbers during the Spanish period and by the 1850s controlled vital sections of New Orleans’ lucrative port economy. How did this happen?  How did they come here?  Why?  The story of the Irish in New Orleans is the story of this nation, filled with drama and triumphs and the realization of a better life.  It is also the story of this city, as rich and as exotic as a good gumbo. Field trips will give students the opportunity to venture throughout the city and learn first-hand why this rumor might just be true
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TIDE 1520-01 Medieval New Orleans
M 3:00-4:15pm

Michael Kuczynski. This TIDES Seminar will explore, largely by way of class trips around campus and the city and discussions based on selected readings, the influence and ongoing presence of medieval material culture and medieval ideas and attitudes in New Orleans (and, to some extent, in Southern culture in general). We'll be looking at—and handling—real medieval manuscripts housed in the Rare Books Room, Jones Hall, discussing medieval architectural styles revived in Tulane buildings, experiencing medieval music by New Orleans' Musica de Camera in the setting of faux medieval chapel, pilgrimaging around the city in search of actual relics (the bones of saints), and delving into medieval influences on pre-Lenten festivals such as Mardi Gras and on such distinctively New Orleanian foodstuffs as gumbo and "turduckin."
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TIDE 1530-01 Folk Traditions of New Orleans
T 5:15-6:30pm
Teresa Parker Farris.  The Louisiana Folklife Program defines folk traditions as those behaviors that are “currently practiced and passed along by word of mouth, imitation, and observation over time and space within groups, such as family, ethnic, social class, regional, and others.”  Through this course, students will gain an appreciation for New Orleans’ cultural diversity by examining the aesthetics, meaning and values inherent in folk traditions.  We will discuss the nature of folk traditions and explore the differences between folk, popular, and elite cultural expressions.  As the study of folklife draws from both the humanities and social sciences, students will gain methodologies that may be applied to other fields such as English, anthropology, American studies, art history, and musicology.
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TIDE 1560-01 Nobel Laureates in the Neurosciences
M 12:00-1:15pm

Thomas Hebert.  This course discusses the work and history of selected Nobel laureates in the neurosciences through readings, discussions, student presentations, and empirical demonstrations.  Students will have an opportunity to learn from actual human brain specimens and to observe rats as they are trained in a maze.  The objective is to chronologically review the work and research techniques of these individuals as neuroscience has developed as a field.  The outcome is to understand how the field of neuroscience emerged from historically traditional areas of research. 
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TIDE 1570-01 Going Green in New Orleans
T 11:00am-12:15pm
Linda Baynham.  Why is Brad Pitt on the news in New Orleans so much?  Because he’s “Going Green in New Orleans!”  Find out why solar is sexy, and what other resources are realistically and cost-effectively available in the U.S. and New Orleans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the environment.  This class will cover renewable energy resources for electricity production across the U.S. (wind, solar, hydroelectricity), with special emphasis on New Orleans resources (solar).  Construction of green homes will also be included in the class, with field trips to solar installations and green building resources in New Orleans.  The Brad Pitt “Design Competition” LEED certified home being built in the devastated 9th ward will be included in the tour, so students will have an opportunity to see an area affected by Katrina and the rebuilding efforts that are helping it to “go green.”
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TIDE 1600-01 Introduction to Clinical Medicine
W 6:00-7:15pm
Neel & Jagan Gupta.  Are you interested in the field of medicine? Are you fed up with the post-Katrina healthcare model? Do you want to help save our health care system? Are you interested in having a fun and vibrant seminar under the tutelage of a dynamic group of teachers? Pro-life vs. Pro-choice? – Then this seminar is for you. Be adventurous and sign up. Come voice your opinions and be heard. 
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TIDE 1610-01 Understanding the Persistence of Social Problems in America
M 11:00am-12:15pm
Fred Buttell & Clare Cannon. Why have we spent 3 trillion dollars on poverty programs in the United States and yet we still have poverty? The purpose of this class is to help students understand that social problems like poverty and drug use tend to co-exist in the same families. Consequently, simple solutions like giving money to poor people are inadequate and have failed as social programs because they misunderstand the problem. This course will examine the reality of working with poor people in the United States.
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TIDE 1670-01 Designing & Making
W 5:00-6:15pm
Timothy Schuler.  With the technologies now available for rapid-prototyping, from 3d-printers and CNC cutters to the Arduino electronics systems, it is now possible for everyday people to design and build (almost) anything that can be imagined. These low-cost, fast solutions have a new world of “makers” who produce their own custom designs ranging from light-up clothing and costumes to complicated machinery and sculptures. This course will introduce students to these technologies and show them how to take their best (or silliest) ideas and turn them into an actual, physical reality through the use of modern tools and basic computer modeling.
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TIDE 1680-01 Hot Topics in Sports Law
T 3:30-4:45pm

Gabe Feldman. This course will explore the authority of commissioners in the major professional sports leagues to discipline players, owners, coaches, and others for conduct deemed injurious to the interests of the league or the sport. Students will explore the origin and evolution of the office of the commissioner, tracing the development of the position from Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis to Bud Selig, Paul Tagliabue, and David Stern.
Students will focus on and discuss actions taken by commissioners in specific cases involving gambling, performance enhancing and recreational drug use, brawling during games, mistreating game officials and opposing players, and other types of misconduct both on and off the playing field. Students will be asked to think critically about the scope of the commissioner's power to act in these situations and the propriety of the actions taken by the commissioner. The course will also analyze the commissioner's regulatory authority to take action "in the best interests of the game," and will look at notable cases where this authority was challenged by players and owners.
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TIDE 1690-01 Community Engagement in Urban Design
T 3:30-4:45pm
Grover Mouton & Nick Jenisch.  Do you ever wonder what forces shape the built world around you?  Urban Design is a dynamic field of study that engages a number of subjects, including city & building design, politics, policy, social engagement, and community building.  We will examine local and regional projects such as the Grow Dat Youth Farm, Global Green sustainable housing in the Lower 9th Ward, and others by neighborhood groups and non-profits making an impact on public space and life in New Orleans.  We will engage with the local and international work of the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center to see what it takes to create urban design plans, develop interpretive sites that tell stories from the past, and you’ll use your hometown as a means of comparing and understanding different scales of design and development throughout the country.
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TIDE 1700-01 Cocktails, Cayenne & Creoles: The Myths & Realities of New Orleans Food & Drink
T 3:30-4:45pm
Amy George-Hirons.  New Orleans is a tourist town, and food and drink are two of the ways the city markets itself to the world.  What effect do celebrity and media have on the creation of a local identity?  What does that tell us about how the media creates the reality of a place for outsiders?  Is the early history of sophisticated drinking responsible for the nightly daiquiri-fueled bacchanal on Bourbon Street?  How did the city of New Orleans become synonymous with Cajun food?  How did gumbo earn a place on every table in the city, from the humblest lunch joint to the most elegant restaurant?  In this course, we explore the myths and realities of three iconic elements of the New Orleans marketing machine: cocktails, Cajun cuisine and gumbo.
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TIDE 1720-01 the Military in American Society
W 11:00am-12:15pm
Donald Meyer & Crystal Gonzalez.  We will explore the role of the United States military in the society it serves.  Students will trace the evolution of the military, learn the jobs of each branch in the international strategic picture, and debate the executive use of military power in current and future policy.  We will also discover the life of an individual service member; how we are trained; how we work; how we deploy overseas; and what we think about working for the President.
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*TIDE 1740-01 Citizenship & Healthy Communities
R 5:00-6:15pm
Christopher Lane.  What does active citizenship mean to you?  What has it meant for Americans in the last century in our politics & social struggles?  How can being a good citizen help keep our communities socially & physically healthy? Every community is unique – how can you become a citizen of New Orleans?  And what’s going to happen in the first election you can vote in!?!? We’ll examine these questions while getting to know a local neighborhood, where we’ll be engaged in a service project working with a community group as well as doing a Habitat for Humanity build.  The class is a seminar format and students take turns leading discussion.  Guest speakers from around New Orleans and lots of delicious local food too!
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TIDE-1742-01 Shakespeare in New Orleans
R 6:00-7:15pm
Scott Oldenburg & Michelle Kohler.  Mardi Gras floats, blues songs, Romeo-catchers, Falstaff brewery . . . . In this course we will explore the traces of Shakespeare in New Orleans through reading and performing. Activities include attending the performance of the Shakespeare Festival’s fall remount of one of its plays (this year, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), watching the film Zombie Hamlet (set in Louisiana), and beguiling ourselves into learning something while having a good time.
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*TIDE 1760-01 Narratives of New Orleans: A Storytelling Project
M 3:00-4:15pm
Mike Griffith
.  Participants in this TIDES course will be introduced to the principles of online narrative and storytelling in the context of the exploration of New Orleans culture.  Throughout the course we will be interested in how and why the stories that we hear are preserved and retold and what aspects of narration make for compelling tales. This course will culminate in the creation of an individual digital stories detailing each student’s ideas about his or her relation to the ongoing narrative of New Orleans.
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TIDE 1790-01 An Introduction to Akira Kurosawa Cinema
W 11:00am-12:15pm
Antony Sandoval.  The “An Introduction to Akira Kurosawa Cinema” course will be an investigation of the cinema of fame Japanese Movie Director Akira Kursoawa via research on his work and his life. It will be achieved by watching some of his movies reading about his life and looking at his impact on the world.
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*TIDE 1810-01 Non-Profit Organizations & Community Engagement in New Orleans
W 4:00-5:15pm
Dennis Kehoe.  In this course, we will come to a better understanding of the recovery from Hurricane Katrina by examining the role that non-profit organizations have played in such efforts as building houses, providing health care, and supporting education. We will also examine the interactions of non-profits and state and local governments.
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TIDE 1870-01 World Dance
W 2:00-3:15pm
Diogo De Lima.  This course will expose the student to various folk dance forms throughout the world both in theory and in practice, though mostly in practice. It will be designed to heighten the students’ awareness and appreciation of the many different cultures of the world, through the experience of those cultures’ dances.
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TIDE 1910-01 Soviet Comedy Movies of the 1960s and 1970s
R 5:00-6:15pm
Alexandra Raskina.  Can humor be revolutionary? Can satire bring down a dictatorship? This course looks at the role of satiric films in bringing about the collapse of the Soviet Union. We’ll watch movies, talk big, and have fun. Maybe some food, too.
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TIDE 1950-01 ¡Salsa!
R 2:30-3:45pm
Javier Olondo.  Salsa! is an in depth look at the evolution of Cuban music as it travels between Cuba, Cali, Colombia, Puerto Rico, the United States and Japan. Through readings, discussions, class presentations and short writing assignments, students will have the opportunity to explore the historical development and change that have led to the creation of salsa music.  Students will also focus on some key examples of salsa lyrics in an attempt to look at the thematic breadth of the genre.  Finally, a preeminent dance music, students will have the opportunity to take four dance workshops designed to engage their bodies as well as their minds.
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TIDE 1970-01 Simple, Effective, Clear and Inspired: Songwriting for an Audience
T 5:00-6:15pm
Mark Carson.  Are you a songwriter, or someone who is interested in songwriting?  In this course students will read articles on songwriting by the songwriters themselves, listen to and analyze successful songs, use techniques that the pros use, and collaborate with each other.  By the end of the course students will have written an original song and had it critiqued by the other students.  Musical ability will be welcome, but will not be required.        
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