Course for Fall 2015 – PSYC 404: Psychophysiology of Emotion

Dr. Mike Dawson is excited to teach a course this coming Fall 2015 that might be of interest to your undergraduate and/or graduate students:

PSYC 404:  Psychophysiology of Emotion (4 units)

This course will be a small seminar-type class.  PSYC 404 will have a hands-on lab component.  Please see attached course description for more information.

Although, PSYC 404 has PSYC 100, PSYC 274 and PSYC 314 as prerequisites, Dr. Dawson is willing to waive some of the prerequisites, especially if they have comparable preparation.  Students should fill out the attached Prerequisite Waiver form, then contact Dr. Dawson at and the Director or Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Ann Renken [].  To make it easier for students, the filled out form and email approvals sent from both Dr. Dawson and Dr. Renken to will suffice in lieu of signature.

Dr. Dawson is happy to speak with interested students.  For more information on Dr. Dawson’s area of expertise, his profile can be found here:  and information about the Dawson Lab can be found here:  Also students are welcome to work in his lab.

Summer 2015 Course: MDES 122 Arabic I

Why study Arabic?
– Learn the language of over 300 million people- Become acquainted with a rich and diverse cultural heritage
– Gain a competitive edge in the job market

Register for Summer 2015
“My first semester at USC, I decided to enroll in Arabic more or less on a whim. It was a decision that proved to be a life-changing one. I quickly fell in love with the language, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Arabic became my passion, and I threw myself into the study of this fascinating region, ultimately adding a Middle East Studies major.”
– Nora Snyder, International Relations and Middle East Studies, Class of 2014

Enroll in MDES 122: Arabic I
Summer 2015
Sozan Wall
Times: 10:00 – 12:50 pm, MTuWThF
Classroom: THH 115
Units: 4

Contact Instructor Sozan Wali –

Middle East Studies Program
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 449
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0151

Arabic Summer Flyer

Extended Deadline to Participate in USC Summer Excavation

Extended Deadline: Mon, March 23!

Participate in USC Summer Excavation, Ostia/Rome, Italy: June 8 – July 19, 2015
AHIS 325 (4 Units):”Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, USC:

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:

PWP to Dakar, Senegal — deadline Feb 20!

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches… experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499 (4 units), invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.


Please see attached info flyer for more information or email Dr. Julie Van Dam (Nack Ngue):

PWP Medellín Deadline: February 20

The deadline to apply for the Medellín PWP is this Friday, 20 February 2015.  This program will start in Bogotá and go on to Medellín to study at the EAFIT university.  In addition to visits to local sites, monuments, and museums, we will take a several-day trip to Cartagena to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Students take two courses during the seven-week program.  The course taught in Spanish (USC faculty) is based on a Colombian high school civics text and requires a Spanish 220 (or equivalent) level. The second course is taught in English, by Colombian faculty, and focuses on the factors that led to the state of conflict in Medellín and its subsequent resolution.

Applications go directly to Gayle Vierma <>, THH 343D.​