Dr. Fredricksmeyer has published on Archaic Greek epic poetry, Archaic Greek lyric poetry, Roman comedy, Greek and Roman mythology and religion, and film. The research behind these publications has typically been course-based, i.e., it has been informed by and contributes to class discussions, especially concerning the influences of classical culture in the modern world.
Classical Philology, Greek philology, Roman philology, Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, Epic poetry, Lyric poetry, Greek and Roman Religion, Ritual, Mythology, Folklore, Classical Reception in the Modern Era, Film Criticism, Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Science and Society, Ethics
ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
ENES 3100 - Seminar in Engineering, Ethics & Society
Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
Introduces students to foundational texts in personal ethics (from philosophy, literature, history, and the arts). Class discussion puts these texts into context for students preparing to enter careers in engineering and applied science.'Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.'Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0. Formerly HUEN 3100.
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.