Students will share ideas concerning what school teachers and Bible class teachers can
learn from each other and what new technologies are available to assist teachers and
preachers in the classroom. Students will also wrestle with whether this new technology is
good or bad (or a little of both).
Tuesday, March 12
Anderson Science Center Room 133
Wildlife Ecology (Brian Butterfield)
Public Relations Case Studies (Janine Dunlap)
“Ecology: When Progress Collides with Nature.”
This collision will examine the way that many times progress does not benefit nature.
Specifically the collision will examine the BP oil spill and its effect on the Gulf Coast, and
the vanishing habitat for pythons in the Everglades. A short presentation on both of these
case studies will guide students in a discussion of how much progress can be allowed at the
expense of wildlife.
Bulliner-Clayton Art Room
Art Appreciation (Barbara England)
Diversity in America (Jenny Johnson)
“Visual Progress: The Role of Art in Contemporary Social Movements”
Students will be exposed to the work and expression of the street artist Banksy.
Students will then meet briefly in small groups and will be assigned a blank canvas and a
contemporary social movement. Students will work together outside of class to visually
express a negative or positive consequence that has resulted from the social movement.
Completed canvases will be displayed in the BK Lobby on Thursday, April 4.
Wednesday, March 13
Christian Evidences (Ralph Gilmore)
Genetics (Caleb Kersey)
“Science and Ethics of Designer Genes”
Advancements in biotechnology have made possible the manipulation of genetic
information. Scientists contend that specific traits can be engineered into an embryo’s
genetic blueprint to create a designer human. The issues surrounding designer genes will
be analyzed from both scientific and ethical perspectives.
Embryology (Rachel Stevens-Salmon)
Genesis (Justin Rogers)
"Beginnings: Science, Scripture, and Stem Cells"
In a preliminary class session, students in Dr. Stevens-Salmons' embryology class will
discuss scientific views on why embryonic stem cell research is a medically necessary
and morally responsible next step in developing treatments for disease. Students in Dr.
Rogers' Genesis course will be exploring arguments commonly made from scripture to
argue embryonic stem cell research is morally reprehensible and beyond the scope of
man's jurisdiction. In a subsequent class session, small groups comprised of students from
both classes will be presented a case study and each group will be charged with answering
questions pertaining to the case study. The students will be instructed to articulate
answers based on the preliminary information they received in their respective classes and
not necessarily based on personal views.
Critical Introduction to the NT (Doug Burleson)
Research and Writing of History II (Greg Massey)
"The Value of Apocryphal Gospel Accounts in Research"
Students will be reading one of three apocryphal gospel accounts (including "The Coptic
Gospel of Thomas", "The Protoevangelium of James", and "The Gospel of Nicodemus/Acts
of Pilate") to evaluate their value for biblical and historical research. These works have
gained much popularity in recent years and present challenges for historians and biblical
scholars to consider their contributions to the world of Jesus in a non-canonical context.
Thursday, March 14
Persuasion (Steve Johnson)
Educational Psychology (Carol Waymire)
“The Unintended Effects of Digital Technology”
Students will review pre-selected links before the classes meet together. In class the
students will be put in small groups to develop lines of discussion concerning the good
and/or bad effects of the new digital technology. The students will then discuss these in
an opposing viewpoints framework. At the close of class, a full class discussion will be
conducted summarizing the effects of newer technology.
Entrepreneurship (Jason Brashier)
Interpersonal Communication (Garvis Semore)
“Communication Seals the Deal”
We hope to show communication and child and family studies majors the need to dream
and prepare to share their dreams with others. Business majors will benefit from being
reminded of the importance of interpersonal communication skills as they share their
business proposals. We plan to show a series of excerpts from current television shows
highlighting both positive and negative aspects of communication. After viewing each clip
learners will be asked to discuss the communication processes they have seen and then tell
whether those processes were helpful or harmful to those seeking employment.
Friday, March 15
Foundations of Faith (Jim Gardner)
Fundamentals of Political Geography (Stephen Morris)
“Progress, Tradition & Christianity in Africa”
The class will consider the questions raised by the introduction of Christianity into
traditional African culture, especially against the background of tension between the
Western culture of progress and traditional social structures undermined by the change
inherent in progress.
Computer Lab, 2nd floor BK
Criminal Behavior and Profiling (Jason Shockley)
Computer Networks (Kenan Casey)
“Computers & Criminals: Dark Side vs. Light Side”
While computers can be used by criminals for harm, we will discuss how law enforcement
agencies can use technology to solve and prevent crimes. This collision course will
highlight the use of software designed to geographically plot a series of crimes in order
to assist law enforcement in narrowing down the suspect lists and helping to find the
hotspots of crime. Students will engage in this process, known as geographical profiling,
during this collision course by using crime data from Chester County to predict the likely
home location of a serial burglar.
Monday, March 18
Anderson Science Center Room 136
Environmental Pollution (LeAnn Davis)
Marketing Strategy (Lee Hibbett)
"The FHU Shark Tank”
Three environmentally friendly FHU campus initiatives will be presented to the
class. Students will be divided into groups and must research either the positive or
negative consequences of implementing the initiatives. At the end of class, students will
present their findings to the instructors for consideration. Students with the strongest
presentation will survive the Shark Tank.
Computer Mediated Communication (Forrest Doddington)
English Composition II (Derrick Spradlin)
"Impact of New Media on Societal Value Judgements and Debate"
Societal discussions of our values, what is right and wrong, have moved from
the courthouse square to the online chat room. New forms of computer-mediated
communication have created opportunities for citizens to discuss these topics across
time and geographic boundaries. But how effective are these discussions at the transfer
of information and at changing or solidifying the opinions of the individuals involved?
The students in our courses will participate in a week-long online debate concerning the
legality and impact of steroids in sports. At the conclusion, each course will debrief to gain
insight into narrative discourse and computer-mediated communication.
Our courses will participate in a week-long "virtual" collaboration via an online