For Majors Only

These sections of BGSU 1910 are reserved for students in specific majors and programs

Game Plans For the Future

Section: 1029-73886
Thursdays, 8:00-9:50AM


Section: 1069-73898
Thursdays, 6:00-7:50PM

STUDENT ATHLETES ONLY: Techniques and skills will be taught to assist first year student-athletes to be successful in the classroom and on campus while managing a tight schedule due to their involvement in athletics. Class participants will be prepared for life after sport developing a “game plan for the future”.  Students will participate in individual and group projects throughout the semester in which they present in front of the class on topics relating to career developmental skills, social justice through sport, reflection on current social “hot topics” in intercollegiate athletics, and more. 

Students will be expected to attend multiple events, such as a diversity panel discussion, that will allow them to gain knowledge of the diverse cultures and ideas that are the foundation of the University community. Student will learn to identify areas for improvement in writing, communication, interpersonal, and intellectual skills such as financial literacy workshops and career development activities. This class would participate in an immersion trip to allow the students to get a firsthand experience of the internal processes and affairs of a successful business.

Formal research assignment includes: Addressing the topic of Transitioning to College. As a researcher you will address each of the capstone topics (academics, personal values, goals, relationships, and self-awareness and identity) and respond to the prompts. Students will refer to at least three previous assignments to show reflection and critical thinking skills to illustrate how their depth and growth as a learned college student has occurred over the course of the semester.

Yannick Klutch

Yannick Kluch

Position: Graduate Assistant - Teaching Associate
Address: 306 Kuhlin Center

Yannick Kluch is a doctoral candidate and teaching associate in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. He earned a master’s degree in Popular Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2014. His research interests include critical and cultural studies of communication, men and masculinities, athlete activism, and identity construction in and through sport. Yannick is also interested in examining the potential of sport to be used as a vehicle for social change. His research has been published in Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, Learning Landscapes, and International Review of Qualitative Research. He has presented his research at various national and international conferences. Yannick is the founding president of We Are One Team (WA1T), a university-wide initiative that utilizes sport to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice at BGSU. For his work with We Are One Team (WA1T), Yannick was honored with the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Peace Award by the Bowling Green City Human Relations Commission. Under Yannick’s leadership, We Are One Team (WA1T) was also selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2017 NCAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Exploring Career Opportunities With A Chemistry Degree

Section: 1011-77585
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:50PM 
Section: 1077-74063
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:50PM

CHEMISTRY MAJORS ONLY: First-year students will learn about career opportunities in chemical related fields, such as chemical industry research & development, forensic science and health professions. It is expected that the course will have several speakers in these fields to participate in presentations and panel discussions.

Students will also be required to research career opportunities and conduct at least one interview for a final paper. Other speakers will discuss research opportunities available for undergraduates. These will include current faculty members at BGSU as well as chemical industry employees who will discuss internship opportunities. Other activities will include developing four-year planners and e-portfolios.


Dr. Steven Chung

Position: Lecturer - Department of Chemistry
Address: 141 Overman Hall

Dr. Chung has served as an Instructor/Lecturer in the chemistry department for the past 10 years at BGSU, including 7 years as an academic advisor and 10 years as a member of the department’s undergraduate curriculum committee. He has given numerous presentations to freshmen and prospective students about chemistry careers.


Dr. Siobhan Shay

Position: Instructor - Department of Chemistry
Address: 138B Overman Hall




Is Your Water Safe To Drink? How Do You Know?


Section: 1028-73885
Thursdays, 4:00-4:50PM

AIMS STUDENTS ONLY: This course will consider how you can use science to determine whether your drinking water is safe and will go on to examine how you can use science to determine the risks of consuming or being exposed to other substances such as the food that we eat and the air that we breathe. This will include learning how to conduct some scientific tests for water quality, examining costs versus benefit, and how to decide the confidence in your conclusions about safety.

This will be an opportunity to gain insights into the nature of science and the information it provides that is very useful for making many types of decisions regarding our exposure to and use of various materials and many of the decisions that we make as consumers. It will also provide insight into the limitations as well as the capabilities of the scientific process and how you can use science to realize the best benefit as a consumer.

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Dr. Robert Midden

Position: Associate VP for Experiential and Innovative Learning
Address: 241A Math Science Building

Dr. Midden started his academic career in the Division of Environmental Chemistry, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 1980 where he helped create a new PhD program in Environmental Chemistry. Dr. Midden has drawn on that experience since 2002 in designing learning experiences for students, including a general education science course for non-science majors, in which students are able to engage in water quality research during their first two years of college as an innovative way to learn science.

Wearable History


Section: 1072-74709
Fridays, 9:00-10:50AM

APPAREL MERCHANDISE AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MAJORS ONLY: Do you love vintage clothing? Are you drawn to contemporary fashion with retro styling? This course identifies vintage clothing by era, why it belongs to that era, and how it influences modern fashion styles.

You’ve never learned history like this. Wear your history on your sleeve! Students will study and analyze clothing samples from the university’s historic costume collection. Students are then encouraged to seek out vintage styles in multiple retail settings, research styles, and report their findings. A digital camera is required (cell phone camera is adequate).

Student Feedback: "I took the fashion course because of my major and absolutely loved that class and the teacher I had! Even though the class was 2 hours long, I never didn't want to go! Marian made this class very fun and enjoyable, thanks to her I'm looking forward to the rest of my fashion classes in the future!"  


Marian Zengel

Position: Instructor
Address: 212 Eppler North

Marian Zengel has taught many courses in the Apparel Merchandising & Product Development program in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences since 2007. She currently teaches Textiles for Apparel, Fundamentals of Apparel, Twentieth Century Fashion, and Textile Product Analysis. She has also worked as curator of the school’s historic costume collection. Her research interests include historic textiles and collecting vintage clothing.

You Are What You Post: They Psychology of Social Media


Section: 1002-73866
Mondays, 2:30-3:20PM

PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS ONLY: Many of our lives are increasingly being defined by our online behavior.  People are spending more of their time online, using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram to connect with friends, to network for job opportunities, and to express their individual personalities in ways that may be difficult in face-to-face interactions.  Given that the rise of social media is relatively new, the psychology of social media is just being developed. In this course, we will be exploring some of the new research on the psychology of social media.

The specific theme that we will be exploring is how someone’s personality is related to their online behavior.  A few specific questions that we will explore are social media addiction, online relationships, and how the interpretation of online behavior differs across individuals.  In addition, we will be working on research that Dr. Zickar is conducting on using social media to judge the employability of individuals.

Student Feedback: "I [felt] comfortable in that class, and I have gotten to know a lot of people. It is a great way to be welcomed, the Professor (Mark Zickar) made it clear about what psychology is, the difference between psychologist and psychiatrist, and branch of psychology's goals. He also recommend us to join Psi Chi."


Dr. Michael Zickar

Position: Chair/Professor - Department of Psychology
Address: 233 Psychology Building

 Michael Zickar is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department.  He received his PhD from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in industrial-organizational psychology.  He has served on the Executive Board of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from statistical theory, history of psychology, personality theory, and Hollywood film directors.  He is a recovering social media addict.