Each of the following courses will include some material that is relevant to the On the Same Page theme for 2012, Fiat Lux.

African American Studies R1B, section 2: Freshman Composition

Ron Williams, II

African American Studies 197/ American Studies H110: Historian's Eye at Cal,

Professors Leigh Raiford and Michael Cohen

American Studies 181B: Visual Culture in American Society: Photography and Art

Professor Leigh Raiford (SUMMER 2012) | Schedule →

Art Practice 102: Approaches to Painting

Katherine Sherwood (restricted to Art Practice majors and minors)

Adams was always very attentive to a full range of tonal values in each of his photographs. We will divide the Berkeley Graduation photo among the students. Each will work on a 16" x 20" canvas carefully reproducing their segment to the predominant values. Then we will join them together and summit it as a whole to the contest.

Art Practice 142: Fiat Lunch: Curatorial and Social Practices ad the University of California Ansel Adams Archive

Amanda Eicher | Schedule →

This class will track and initiate new works in performance, social practice, and curatorial/installation practice by students, faculty, staff, and community members working with material from the Fiat Lux archive.

Chemistry 1A, General Chemistry

Marcin Majda

Professor Majda will screen the amazing On the Same Page video, created by two Berkeley undergraduates, at all three lecture sections of Chemistry 1A this fall.

City Planning 140: Urban Design: City Building and Place-Making

Elizabeth Macdonald | Schedule →

City Planning C240/Landscape Architecture C250: Theories of Urban Form and Design

Elizabeth Macdonald | Schedule →

College Writing R1A, sections 2 and 7: Accelerated Reading and Composition

Donnett Flash

College Writing R1A, sections 901 and 904 (for FPF students): Players, Spectators, and Fanatics: Sports as a Culture

Ryan Sloan | Schedule →

College Writing 1A, section 8: American Identities

Patricia Steenland

College Writing Writing R1A, section 15: Food for Thought

Gail Offen-Brown | Schedule →

College Writing Writing R1A, section 19: Landscapes of the Imagination

Jane Hammons | Schedule →

We'll begin the semester with Derek Owens's essay "Where I'm Writing From," an essay that demonstrates the value of discovering connections between writing and the environments we live, work and study in. Using his essay as one possible model for our own essays, we will begin reading Fiat Lux, while taking and remixing photographs. We will present photographs and writing in digital as well as print formats, we will participate in the #FiatLux tweeting of the photos and remixes and also use a number of the prompts provided by On the Same Page to inspire reading, writing, photographing and creating our visions of UC Berkeley.

French 3 and 4, all sections

Students will engage in a variety of activities, both in and out of class, to distinguish between first impressions and objective analysis, building skills in speaking and writing in French. This process will strengthen students’ critical thinking and oral and written expression in French.

French 102, section 2: Writing in French, Desiree Pries

Desiree Pries

Gender and Women’s Studies 10: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

Barbara Barnes | Schedule →

Landscape Architecture 171/American Studies 171: The American Designed Landscape since 1850

Louise Mozingo | Schedule →

Landscape Architecture 12:Environmental Science for Sustainability

G. Mathias Kondolf | Schedule →

Legal Studies R1B, section 1: Racial Identity and Law

Emily Bruce

In Legal Studies R1B (Race and the Law), students will research topics related to race-based affirmative action in the University of California. We will will use Fiat Lux as a starting point for our research.

Letters and Science 1: Exploring the Liberal Arts

Alix Schwartz | Schedule →

All students in L&S 1 will read and discuss an excerpt of Fiat Lux, and 15% of the course grade will be based on an assignment to either attend an On the Same Page event and write it up or enter the Remix contest.

Letters and Science C30T/MCB C62: Drugs and the Brain

David Presti | Schedule →

Appreciation of our University's history of impact on the world is among the wonderful aspects of being a student here. Whenever possible in teaching, I draw attention to relevant aspects of this history, connecting the here-and-now of today's classroom discussion with a great lineage of discovery and its implications. Fiat Lux artistically offers numerous examples upon which to draw.

MBA 290: Managing Innovation and Change

Henry Chesbrough

New Media 201: Questioning New Media

Ken Goldberg | Schedule →

Students will learn the mathematics behind the collective discovery engine, in particular how we use dimensionality reduction to transform data about the original photos to position each image on the visual plane.

Sociology 130AC: Social Inequalities—American Cultures

Joanna Reed

One aspect of Social Inequalities, American Cultures is to explore the relationships between economic and other inequalities and our higher education system. We will use Fiat Lux as a starting point for students to envision different futures for the UC system and how those might relate to social inequality in our state.

Sociology 190, section 6: Politics of the American University

Elif Kale-Lostuvali

In this course, we examine the ongoing changes and debates in American universities from a socio-historical perspective. We will use Fiat Lux to visualize 1960s and to reflect on the transformation and the future of the UC system.

Theater, Dance and Performance Studies 26: Introduction to Performance Studies

We will explore Adams's notion of "performing the score" of his negatives. What does it mean to perform a score? How does performing the score of a photographic negative relate to the performance of scores in dance contact improvisation? What scores do we perform every day in our lives?

Theater, Dance and Performance Studies 141A: Intermediate Dance Technique

Amara Tabor-Smith

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies 140: The Hand-Printed Book in its Historical Context

Les Ferris

In the fall semester 2012 we will be examining the early career of Adrian Wilson, the designer, with Nancy Newhall, of the book Fiat Lux.

Spring 2013

Sociology 190, section 5: Visualizing the City

Siri Colom

In this class we begin to analyze the ways in which urban spaces have been visualized. We address this through the way the city is understood by social theorists, urban planners, and politicians, through the use of maps, photography and film, and other forms of representing the city. Grounded in the urban sociological literature, this class addresses the ways in which, how we visualize the city is fundamental to how we understand the city: its social “problems” and the corresponding ‘solutions’, its relationship viz a viz the rural as well as the suburbs, how we picture and incorporate newcomers, the way we visualize the ‘others’ translates into residential patterns (gated communities and ghettos), and how politics around these ideas occurs at the street level. Our visions of the city are not merely reflections of a material reality, but are also productive, that is the spaces we see and the corresponding images we create continue to produce (ideas, solutions, etc) long after they’ve been made.

Instructors: If you will be incorporating images or issues related to this year’s theme into any of your fall courses, please email alix@berkeley.edu so we can include your class(es) on this list. Thanks!