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College of Arts & Sciences

Summer 2018 Courses

All of the following course have a Parsons program and housing fee of $200.00 per student.  The Parsons program fee pays for the use of the studio / lab / dining hall at Parsons and the student housing on-site at Parsons.  Course may have additional course fees.  Students also pay EMU tuition and will need to pay for meals and travel to Parsons.  Most courses work collaboratively to travel together and share meals.

  • ARTS 379 / 592  Natural Dyeing & Shibori Techniques.        May 4-13, 2018
    • Associate Professor  Brooks Stevens

              Experiment with natural dyeing processes plant and insect base dyes in combination with Shibori resist                      techniques.  In addition to dyeing fabrics, students will learn simple and complex Shibori resist techniques to              create pattern, line, and other design possibilities on fabric.

  • PSYCH 362 Honors  Psychology of Stress and Relaxation        June 1 -3 OR June 8 - 10
    • Dr. Michelle Byrd and additional instruction form a regional lecturer: Heather Hennick.   Two separate groups of the same class over two different weekends: June 1-3 AND June 8 - 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course will introduce students to the basic theory, principles and intervention techniques in the psychology of stress and relaxation.  Students will learn about the role of stress on illness and disease and the social, biological and psychological factors influencing individuals' experiences of stress.  Students will learn relaxation strategies for their daily lives. 
  • ARTS 379 / 479 / 579  Sculpting Time /controlled evolution and decomposition       July 9 - July 18
    • Professor Brian Nelson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Using natural materials from the environment and a variety of processes, the students will explore the possibilities inherent in creating sculptural site-specific installations in the beautiful habitat surrounding the center. 
  • PSYCH 479 / 592  Sex, Food and Creativity: Pleasures of Life.      June 21 - 24, 2018
    • Dr. Ken Rusiniak and Dr. Pamela Landau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This course focuses on motivation theory and creativity, through their connections to food and human sexuality.
  • ARTS 379 / 479 / 592   Modern Topography: Explore Place Through Drawing and Design    July 27 - August 5, 2018 
    • Professor Ryan Molloy and Professor Michael Reedy 

              Discover the connections between drawing, graphic design and the physical environment. Explore concepts                of plein air observation, mapping, wayfinding and storytelling.

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