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The Bicentennial LSA Theme Semesters offer a wide range of courses special courses that critically address the past and future of U-M and its place in the development of public higher education, in American life and culture, and in world affairs.

Browse a list of current theme semester courses in the LSA Course Guide, or explore the courses below.

Fall 2017

American Culture: AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture 

  • Section: 005 Women and Michigan: 147 Years of the "Dangerous Experiment"
  • Instructor: Gayle S. Rubin

Anthropology, Archaeological: ANTHRARC 296 - Topics in Archaeology

  • Section: 001 The Future of Food at the University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Lisa C. Young

Biophysics: BIOPHYS 120 - The Discovery of the DNA Double Helix and Its Hidden Mysteries

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Jens-Christian D. Meiners

Biophysics: BIOPHYS 130 - DNA Origami

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Sarah Veatch

History: HIST 399 - Topics in History

  • Section: 003 Women and Michigan: 147 Years of the "Dangerous Experiment"
  • Instructor: Gayle S. Rubin

Pubic Policy: PUBPOL 475 - The University of Michigan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Section: 304
  • Instructor: James J. Duderstadt
  • Note: Upper-division LSA students may enroll in this course, which is offered by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Pubic Policy: PUBPOL 750 - The University of Michigan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Section: 304
  • Instructor: James J. Duderstadt
  • Note: Graduate students may enroll in this course, which is offered by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Women's Studies: WOMENSTD 344 - Special Topics in Gender, Culture, and Representation

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Gayle S. Rubin

Winter 2017

Afroamerican & African Studies: AAS 495 - Senior Seminar

  • Section: 002 Exploring the History and Future of Black Student Activism and U-M
  • Instructor: Stephen Ward

Applied Liberal Arts: ALA 222 - Twenty Two Ways

  • Section: 001 22 Ways to Think about the History of The University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Terrence J. McDonald

Applied Liberal Arts: ALA 264 - Interdisciplinary Topics in ALA

  • Section: 001 22 Ways to Do Diversity Plans in Higher Ed: A Multidisciplinary Examination
  • Instructor: Angela Denise Dillard

American Culture: AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities

  • Section: 003 Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at the University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Amy K. Stillman

American Culture: AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities

  • Section: 004 The Greek Life
  • Vassilios Lambropoulos

American Culture: AMCULT 405 - Topics in American Culture

  • Section: 003 Jews at the University of Michigan: Exclusion and Inclusion in American Higher Education
  • Instructor: Karla Goldman

American Culture: AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture

  • Section: 003 University of Michigan Time Capsule
  • Instructor: Kristin Ann Hass

Architecture: ARCH 603 - Sem Arch History

  • Section: 002 The Curated University: Exhibiting UM’s Neotechnical Past
  • Instructor: Sarah Katherine Rovang

Asian Studies: ASIAN 397 - Mini Course in Asian Studies

  • Section: 001 History of Asian Studies
  • Instructor: Youngju Ryu

Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std: ASIANPAM 311 - Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies and the Humanities

  • Section: 002 Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at the University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Amy K. Stillman

Comparative Literature: COMPLIT 372 - Literature and Identity

  • Section: 002 Greek Life
  • Instructor: Vassilios Lambropoulos

Earth and Environmental Sciences : EARTH 417 - Geology of the Great Lakes

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Michela Arnaboldi

English Language and Literature: ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry

  • Section: 002 Michigan Poets, Then and Now
  • Instructor: James Cody Walker

Program in the Environment: ENVIRON 391 - Sustainability and the Campus

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Sara Soderstrom

Modern Greek: GREEKMOD 350 - Topics in Modern Greek

  • Section: 001 The Greek Life
  • Modern Greek
  • Instructor: Vassilios Lambropoulos

History: HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History

  • Section: 006 22 Ways to Think about the University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Terrence J. McDonald

History: HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History

  • Section: 003 Public History Laboratory-The UM Bicentennial
  • Instructor: Michelle Lee McClellan

History: HISTORY 344 - The History of Detroit in the 20th Century

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Heather Ann Thompson

History: HISTORY 399 - Topics in History

  • Section: 002 The Spanish Civil War and Student Activism at UM
  • Instructor: Juli A. Highfill

History: HISTORY 411 - The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Pamela Brandwein

History: HISTORY 468 - Topics in U.S. History

  • Section: 002 Jews at the University of Michigan: Exclusion and Inclusion in American Higher Education
  • Instructor: Karla Goldman

History: HISTORY 496 - History Colloquium

  • Section: 001 Michigan in the Era of Industrialization
  • Instructor: Francis X. Blouin, Jr.

History: HISTORY 497 - History Colloquium

  • Section: 001 Racial Justice and Black Action from UM to Detroit
  • History
  • Instructor: Matthew D. Lassiter

Judaic Studies: JUDAIC 441 - The History of Jews at the University of Michigan: Exclusion and Inclusion in American Higher Education

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Karla Goldman

Philosophy: PHIL 162 - The University of Michigan: A Moral Institution?

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Gary D. Krenz

Political Science: POLSCI 319 - The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Pamela Brandwein

Psychology: PSYCH 413 - A History of Modern Psychology

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Robert G. Pachella

RC Social Sciences: RCSSCI 344 - The History of Detroit in the 20th Century

  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: Heather Ann Thompson

RC Social Sciences: RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar

  • Section: 002 History of the Residential College
  • Instructor: Michelle Lee McClellan

RC Social Sciences: RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar

  • Section: 003 The Vietnam War and Campus Activism at The University of Michigan Told Through Literature, Music, and Film
  • Instructor: Virginia E. Murphy 

Screen Arts and Cultures: SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I

  • Section: 002 Experimental Media Production: The Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • Instructor: Terri L. Sarris

Sociology: SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology

  • Section: 002 The Experience of Social Class in College and the Community
  • Instructor: Dwight Lang

Sociology: SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology

  • Section: 004 Silences in UM History: From Native American Lands to Campus Sexual Assault
  • Instructor: Fatma Muge Gocek

Spanish: SPANISH 447 - The Archive

  • Section: 003 The Spanish Civil War and Student Activism at the University of Michigan
  • Instructor: Juli A. Highfill

Social Work: SW 513 - Topics in Social Work

  • Section: 001 Jews at the University of Michigan: Exclusion and Inclusion in American Higher Education
  • Instructor: Karla Goldman