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Academic Life at SF State

Below is a tentative list of the Academic Life at Welcome Days sessions from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) on Friday, August 24th.


(Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative) AMED

Location: HUM 119
Description: AMED is an academic program, research center and community connected initiative in the Historic College of Ethnic Studies. A sample classroom will be provided during which a film will be screened followed by post screening roundtable of specialists in the field
Presenters: Rabab Abdulhadi (Associate Profesor of Ethnic Studies/Race & Resistance Studies; Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED)) & Loubna Qutami(Executive Director, Arab Cultural and Community Center and Graduate students in Ethnic Studies with AMED focus)


Are You Ready to (i)learn?

Location: BH 237
Description: Discover how iLearn, an online academic tool, serves as an important resource for students.
Presenter: Cristian Alvarado (Academic Technology HelpDesk)


Art - It's Not Just an Easy A

Location: BH 408
Description: An introduction to the complete Art program for entering freshmen including graduation expectations, opportunities, scholarships, exhibitions and events.
Presenter: Gail Dawson (Chair/Associate Professor, Art Department)


Business Students Travel the World

Location: BH 226
Description: Business students have more study aboard options than any other major. Find out more about this great opportunity to gain a global perspective of the world of business.
Presenter: David Wick (Coordinator, Study Abroad Services, Office of International Programs)


Ethics in Medicine

Location: BH 256
Description: New Challenges for Families and Health Care Professionals previews a popular general education course meant for people interested in health care. Cases of cutting edge medical technology will be discussed, enriched by participants' own experiences.
Presenter: Anita Silvers (Professor, Philosophy)


History Department

Location: SCI 270
Description: Learn about the department, the major and minor, and extracurricular activities.
Presenter: Barbara Loomis (Chair, History Department)


How Many Languages Would You Like to Learn?

Location: BH 352
Description: An overview and introduction of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at SF State featuring European, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
Presenter: Elisabetta Nelsen (Professor of Italian, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures)


Introduction to Political Philosophy

Location: BH 247
Description: An introduction to basic ideas in political philosophy, beginning with Socrates and ending with the fundamentals of the political theory that informs the U.S. Constitution.
Presenter: Martin Carcieri (Associate Professor, Political Science Department)


Introduction to the Child and Adolescent Development Major

Location: HUM 580
Description: Find out about the major in Child and Adolescent Development and the four different concentrations available to students. For students admitted to the major for Fall 2012.
Presenter: Rene F. Dahl (Professor and Department Chair)


Kinesiology Department

Location: GYM 115, Gym Courtyard
Description: Learn about the Kinesiology department followed by lab tours.
Presenter: Allen Abraham (Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Advisor, Kinesiology Department)


Leisure and Education: A Paradox

Location: BH 28
Description: Balancing work and school is difficult enough, but what about leisure? This session will explore the concept of leisure, its connection to higher education and its benefits to your personal life.
Presenter: Erik Rosegard (Associate Professor, Recreation, Parks & Tourism)


Major in English

Location: BH 249
Description: Interested in novels, poetry, Shakespeare; or in global literature in English; or in linguistics? Come learn about the English major, meet faculty, and get advice about your classes.
Presenter: Beverly Voloshin (Chair/Professor - English Language & Literature )


Mathematics and Careers

Location: TH 935
Description: Find out how degree programs in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics can serve as a stepping stones for a research oriented vocation, a teaching career or other jobs in industry.
Presenter: David Bao (Chair/Professor, Department of Mathematics)


Meeting General Education Requirements in the College of Ethnic Studies

Location: BH 338
Description: Come learn about General Education (G.E.), the mission of our University in G.E. and how the College meets this mission, as well as introducing our various majors. There will be a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to SFSU Bookstore during the session.
Presenters: Faculty of Ethnic Studies - Dorothy Tsuruta (Africana Studies), Andrew Jolivette (American Indian Studies), Lorraine Dong (Asian American Studies), Teresa Carrillo (Latina/Latino Studies), Amy Sueyoshi (Race and Resistance Studies)


Music Ensemble Information Table

Location: HUM 477
Description: The School of Music at SF State offers a variety of Ensembles, all of which are open to the general student body, staff and community members.
Presenters: Martin Seggelke (Director of Wind Ensembles/Orchestra Conductor) & Cyrus Ginwala (Associate Professor of Music, School of Music and Dance)


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