Registration Guide

To Myslice and beyond: Registration guide

Illustrations by Tony Chao | Art director

Class registration starts Nov. 12, and if you don’t know which classes to pick, Pulp has you covered with our Spring 2015 class registration guide. While deciding which classes to add to your shopping cart, draw on these Pixar characters for inspiration. Choose which character you most identify with and get ready to start picking classes that they would be interested in.


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Mr. Incredible


HTW 121: “Personal and Social Health”

Mr. Incredible has all the strength and physical agility in the world, but he wouldn’t be the hero he is without strong mental health.  Superpowers can’t explain how students feel, but this course explores the social factors influencing the health of young adults. By taking this class, students can learn how to be heroes by empowering others and themselves.


PED 264: “Beginning Karate”

Anyone can be as fit as Mr. Incredible, and karate is the best way to start getting in shape. Charles Keller III, the instructor of the class, said students can expect to train in a traditional martial arts class that is not readily available outside of SU. Students of all fitness levels are encouraged to join the class, and Keller said almost all students leave feeling accomplished and enjoying the class. “I actually prefer people who have little or no experience in martial arts because they tend to get more out of the class,” Keller said.


PED 226: “Bootcamp Fitness”

Mr. Incredible was born with super strength, but you will have to work for it. Bootcamp Fitness is the perfect class if you are looking for a great overall workout that will balance both cardio and strength exercises. You won’t end up being able to hurl boulders like Mr. Incredible, but you will most likely get in shape by the time Spring Break rolls around.

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GEO 358: “Animals and Society”

Fish are friends, not food. In “Animals and Society,” students discuss the development of pets in America, the development of the modern zoo and hunting in America. “The class works better when there’s a diverse group of people,” professor Robert Wilson said. Wilson said students take quizzes on readings, have a midterm and final and will have a 10-page research paper at the end of the semester about an animal-related topic they are passionate about.


PED 200: “Zumba Aquatics”

Dory should have just said, “Just keep dancing, just keep dancing.” Zumba aquatics takes the popular dance-based form of exercising and puts it in a pool. Zumba enthusiasts and beginners alike will be able to benefit from the mix of high-energy movement and water resistance. The water will make sure there is less stress on your body and that the workout is more challenging.


PED 214: “Snorkeling”

Help Dory and Marlin find Nemo in Skaneateles Lake. This class is an introduction to snorkeling, and teaches students how to use masks, snorkels and fins as well as other skills in the water. All students should have intermediate swimming skills before entering the class, but after completing the course, your lucky fin will be in top shape. By taking the class at SU, students would pay half the cost of off-campus snorkeling classes at the National Aquatic Service, but will still learn from an NAS professional.

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Little Green Men


IST 486: “Social Media in the Enterprise”

Since there are so many of these green guys, they have to stick to social media to stay organized. Students can expect to learn how big business uses social media to their advantage. They will complete blog posts and be actively engaged with the class on social media, said Maren Guse, the professor of the course next semester. “My goal is for the students to think beyond how they use social media as consumers and to think about why and how enterprise organizations use social media,” Guse said.
“Doctor Who in the Digital Age”

The aliens squeak for excitement for their favorite show, “Doctor Who.” S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications professor Anthony Rotolo is offering a class discussing the history and cultural impact of the popular BBC series. During this class, students will not only be only watching clips of the show, but also participating in trivia. “It’s a very interactive experience and a very dynamic type of class because it’s based around this idea that we always consume content,” Rotolo said. It’s not an official SU course, but students can petition to receive independent study credit for it and register on Rotolo’s website.


REL 300: “Religion & Community”

“The claw is our master, the claw chooses who will go and who will stay.” The little green men are very devoted in their worship of their claw. Religion is an influential societal factor and has the power to bring together or break apart communities. By taking this class, students will gain a deeper understanding of why and how religion can affect a large number of people.

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NSD 115: “Food Science I”

Remy knows there’s more to cooking than what’s on the surface. In the Food Science class, students learn the scientific attributes of food and apply them to labs. Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., instructor of food studies, said the class is more than just eating what they make. “It’s pretty serious things, and although we don’t require you to take chemistry before this class, we do talk about it,” Johnson said.


FST 222: “Introduction to Culinary Arts”

As they say in “Ratatouille,” anyone can cook, and this class helps you get there. Students attend a three and one-half hour class that teaches them the fundamentals of cooking and culinary theory — it’s not just following a recipe. The best part? At the end of each class, students get to eat what they make. Bill Collins, a culinary specialist in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, said a typical class involves a short lecture, making the dish and eating it. “This class teaches a life skill,” Collins said. “It teaches them the ability to properly function in a kitchen and cook for themselves.”


FST 203: “Fine Pastries and Desserts”

There’s nothing like a French dessert, and in this class, students can learn how to make crème brûlée, cream puffs, danishes and cakes. But students won’t be making just any desserts. “Everything would be plated, so as if you would be in a fine dining restaurant,” said Chris Uyehara, a culinary specialist in Falk. Uyehara said students will make a different dessert each week, present them to the class and take pictures for portfolios.

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PTG 204: “Painting and Drawing for Non-Art Majors”

Match Boo’s drawing skills by taking an art class for non-majors. The class involves frequent projects in the form of paintings and illustrations. Kevin Larmon, assistant professor and program coordinator of the painting program, said having non-art majors in a class results in different perspectives. “I do try to push them toward painting at some point because it’s more exciting,” Larmon said. “It becomes a little out of control and the medium starts speaking to them, so they get excited about it.”


TXT 313: “Dyework Design”

Take it back to those crafty summer camp days by taking Dyework Design, a class that explores dye applications. This weekly class in the Comstock Art Facility emphasizes integrated cloth design through techniques such as folding, stitching and discharge. Another technique is batik, a “resist” process in which the artist uses wax to prevent dye from going through the cloth, leaving blank areas in the fabric. It’s simple, easy and lets you channel your childhood creativity.


PED 263: “Self Defense for Women”

Learn from Boo and protect yourself from monsters through this self-defense class. In this weekly physical education class, women will learn physical techniques that will help them in the case of an attack. Learning strategies and knowing what to do can make you feel more empowered and safe, regardless of whether or not you actually ever need to use them. Besides, you never know what’s hiding in your closet.


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