A&S Undergraduate Advisory Board 2014-15

Congratulations to the College of Arts & Science’s new Undergraduate Advisory Board for the 2014-2015 school year!

Name Major Minor
Pedro Alvarado Theater
Camille Balboa English
William Bald Music
Jalen Ballard Psychology
Kaushayla Charan De Interdisciplinary Studies
Jake de Backer Philosophy
Michelle Eno* English
Brittany Frazier* Chemistry
Shakerra Henry* Psychology
Kenneth Herock Philosophy
Reginald Hill Film and Video Sociology
Nabila Kabir* Biology
Malika Kelly* Biology
Bao Chau Ly* Biology
Mia McDonald English
Samuel Mullman English
Osagie Osamagbe Political Science African-American Studies
Lisa Parker Sociology
Michelle Parkos Art Graphic Design
Shivani Patel Neuroscience
Gabriel Siewe Computer Science

 * denotes returning board member


Maymester Course: HIST 4490 The Civil Rights Movement





Prof. Glenn T. Eskew


Fifty years ago nonviolent protests designed to end racial discrimination racked the nation as demands for civil rights filled the streets and legislative halls.  This Special Topics History Course 4490 on the Civil Rights Movement in America will provide students with an overview of the struggle for race reform.  It will engage the subject of the “long civil rights movement” by analyzing the sweep of the 20th Century.  It will concentrate attention on the modern period between the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.  A primary text will be Howell Raines’ seminal collection of oral interviews, My Soul Is Rested, as well as the documentary series Eyes On The Prize.  This Maymester civil rights crash course taught by Dr. Glenn T. Eskew in the Department of History will visit historic sites in Atlanta related to the movement as a way to make the struggle come alive.


Spotlight on New Courses: Greek and Roman Mythology

Panathenic_AmphoraCLAS 2203

“Greek and Roman Mythology”

Summer TR 1:50-4:20 (CRN 54021)

Dr. Gerard Pendrick


Students can find more information about a BIS in Classical Studies and information about other offerings in MCL at http://www.gsu.edu/languages.

Course Description:

“In this class we will explore some of the best-known myths from ancient Greece. The class will begin with a brief exploration of modern theoretical treatments of myth, including anthropological and psychological approaches to myth. Then we will examine ancient Greek myths about the origin and original condition of human beings, with attention to their Near Eastern antecedents. Thereafter, we will focus our attention on one of the most important categories of Greek myths: hero myths. We will explore heroes like Meleager, Patroclus, and Achilles from the Trojan Cycle of myths as well as the greatest of all Greek heroes, Heracles. Lastly, we will consider myths from the second great cycle of Greek myth: the Theban Cycle, covering Oedipus and his descendants.”

Maymester Course: Black Dance

AAS 4970: Black Dance

Black Dance

From Bahia to Dakar, Cuba to Guinea, New York to Port of Spain, the rhythms of moving bodies signify and identify communities of people.  In dancehalls, sacred spaces, and neighborhood yards people speak to one another through a vocabulary of hips, steps, twists, and breaks.  This course examines the centrality of movements in the social, cultural, and spiritual practices of black populations across the world.

Professor Lia Bascomb

African American Studies


Maymester Course. Meets M-F 11am – 1:20pm, 305 Langdale Hall

English Department Open House, Tuesday 4/22 at 12:30 P.M.

10151853_788441367834017_7842061055168494574_nJones-ing for the end of the semester? 

Come celebrate the final days of spring 2014 at the annual Department of English Open House, Tuesday, 22 April, 12:30 until 2-ish, in the Troy Moore Library, 939 Langdale Hall. 

Enjoy a free lunch and have a piece of cake: it’s Henry Fielding’s birthday.

Faculty will also be on hand to answer questions—about the foreign language requirement, the English honor society, undergraduate research, internships, and more. Here’s an opportunity to meet with English faculty and advisers in a less formal setting, eat some good food, and get some clear answers.