Chadron State College
Chadron State College

2020 December Session

2020 December Session

Chadron State College is offering three classes during the 2020 December session. For information about how to add, drop and/or withdraw visit the START Office website.

FCS 270-79D1 (Special Topics [in FCS], Fall 2020, Call #4193)
“Self-Construction” (1 credit, online)
Dr. Josh Ellis, instructor

About the class:
The story of your self-construction is often not created of whole-cloth but rather bits and pieces collected from a combination of intentional, unintentional, and sometimes even accidental experiences, events, and interactions. In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore how one can be more intentional about building a “self” that is moving towards a flourishing life of meaning and purpose. You spend a lot of time with yourself; be sure your “self” is someone whose company you enjoy.

MUS 236-79D1 (Special Topics in Music, Fall 2020, Call #4197)
“King of Pop: The Music and Life of Michael Jackson” (3 credits, online)
Dr. Mckay Tebbs, instructor

About the class:
This course will examine the life and music of Michael Jackson from his beginnings as the child star of the Jackson 5 through his international super-hit Thriller and on to his untimely death in 2009. Students will explore Jackson’s sometimes astounding contributions to the R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco, Rock, and Pop music genres as well as his impact as a dancer and choreographer. Within the course, students will also discuss aspects of Jackson’s life that influenced his musical output, including his difficult relationship with his father, his attempts to improve his self-image, and his ever-changing relationship with the public. Ultimately, students will be asked to weigh Jackson’s contributions to musical history and popular culture and to evaluate his legacy. This course will fulfill Essential Studies SLO #7.

PSYC 160-79D1 (Special Topics in Psychology, Fall 2020, Call #4196)
“The Psychology of Pandemics” (3 credits, online)
Dr. Mary Jo Carnot, instructor

About the class:
In this course, students will engage in a comprehensive analysis of the psychology of pandemics, including psychological reactions to pandemics (maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions), and will review the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to the spreading of disease and distress. They will also consider empirically supported methods for addressing these problems and outline the implications for public health planning. This course will fulfill Essential Studies SLO #1 (FYI).