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Summer 2011

Arts - Summer 2011

ARTS 615
Tuesday & Thursday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Survey of Jazz Styles
Baerman, Noah
What is the difference between "cool jazz" and "hot jazz" or "bebop" and "hard bop?"  What does the bass player do in a jazz group ... ... more
ARTS 626
Note: Special Schedule
Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Pictures from Home: Photographing the Domestic Landscape
Rudensky, Sasha
Special Schedule: Three Week Course - July 4 - July 21
July 4 holiday makeup on Friday, July 8, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
After spending years documenting public ... more
ARTS 644
Note: Special Schedue
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Water-based: Color through Water
Waite, Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays: July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

Watercolor and related water-based media have long been associated in art with ... more
ARTS 652
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 PM - 09:20 PM
Fully Enrolled
Digital Media
Jokl, Todd
Note: Class will not meet on July 4.  Rather than holding a makeup class, 20 minutes have been added to each class meeting.

Digital technologies offer artists new tools for artistic expression ... more

Humanities - Summer 2011

HUMS 614
Note: Special Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 8-12
Fully Enrolled
Personalizing History
Karamchetti, Indira
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much are we shaped by our historical times and places?  How much power do  ... more
HUMS 623
Monday & Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The Experience of Time
Greene, Anne F.
Note: July 4 holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This writing course focuses on the way writers can represent complex experiences ... more
HUMS 626
Tuesday & Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fully Enrolled

The Graphic Novel: Story, Word, and Picture in Contemporary Graphic Narrative
Baraw, Charles
Since the ground-breaking publication of Art Speigelman's Maus in 1993, "graphic novels" have entered the global cultural mainstream.  A truly multi-cultural genre, comics created by men and women around ... more
HUMS 626W
Tuesday & Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fully Enrolled


The Graphic Novel: Story, Word, and Picture in Contemporary Graphic Narrative - Foundational Course Option
Baraw, Charles
Since the ground-breaking publication of Art Speigelman's Maus in 1993, "graphic novels" have entered the global cultural mainstream.  A truly multi-cultural genre, comics created by men and women around ... more  
HUMS 633
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Poem, the Poet, and the World: Documenting Nature and Selfhood in 19th Century English Poetry
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
This course traces a tradition of English poetry that strove to capture the vitality and particularity of the natural world and the complex inner life of of the poet  ... more
HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
New York City in the 1940s
McCann, Sean
This course will consider the cultural and intellectual life of the Big Apple in the years during and after World War II.  Our main focus will be on the fiction ... more
HUMS 639W
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
New York City in the 1940s - Foundational Course Option
McCann, Sean
This course will consider the cultural and intellectual life of the Big Apple in the years during and after World War II.  Our main focus will be on the fiction ... more

Mathematics - summer 2011

MTHS 632
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Linear Algebra through Geometry
Fieldsteel,Adam
Note: July 4 makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Linear algebra is a subject with a dual nature; the central ideas ... more

Sciences - summer 2011

SCIE 613
Note: Special Schedule
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Birds
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Why study birds?  Part of the appeal of birds lies in their color and beauty ... more
SCIE 623
Note: Special Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Dynamics of Character: 1800s to Present
Garrett, Noel
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15 - 19, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set ot characteristics possessed by  ... more
SCIE 628
Monday & Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Living in a Polluted World
Varekamp, Johan C.
The modern natural world has become polluted with un-countable numbers of organic  ... more
SCIE 631
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Forensic Science and Crime
Roberts, Andrea
Think crimes are really solved in an hour with time for commercial breaks?  Did you ever wonder what really happens at a crime scene?  This course will give participants...more

Social Sciences - summer 2011

SOCS 623
Note: Special Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Dynamics of Character: 1800s to Present
Garrett, Noel
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15 - 19, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set ot characteristics possessed by  ... more
SOCS 638
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Europe's Long 19th Century: From the French Revolution to World War I
Greene, Nathanael
Note: July 4 holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 This study of European history from the outbreak of the French Revolution  ... more
SOCS 647
Special Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World
Rutland, Peter
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This course is an introduction to debates about the state of political life around the ... more
SOCS 647W
Special Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World - Foundational Course Option
Rutland, Peter
 This course is an introduction to debates about the state of political life around the ... more
SOCS 653
Monday & Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Crusades and the Crusading Ideal in Medieval Europe and After
Shaw, Gary
Note: July 4 holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
No medieval events or ideas are better famous and more intriguing than ... more
SOCS 653W
Monday & Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Crusades and the Crusading Ideal in Medieval Europe and After - Foundational Course Option
Shaw, Gary
Note: July 4 holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
No medieval events or ideas are better famous or more intriguing than ... more



 


 

Spring 2011

Arts - Spring 2011

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
History of Rock and R&B Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, February 5-6; Saturday & Sunday, February 19-20; Saturday, March 55
In this course we will study the history and culture of rock and ... more
ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
(Re-)Telling Stories: Studying Narrative in Fiction and Film Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.
What do we do when we tell stories? How do we make sense of the stories we hear? How do the stories we have heard determine the stories we tell? ... more
ARTS 630
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Cancelled
Provocative Plays and the Theatrical Imagination
Jaffe,David B.

This course introduces students to a spectrum of plays that use heightened language, form, or setting to approach characters, issues, and relationships. These playwrights take on deeply personal or political ... more
ARTS 631
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Strictly Abstract Drawing
Waite,Peter

We will explore various notions of non-representational—or abstract—imagery through the inventive use of both traditional and non-traditional drawing media. Through abstraction, one can experience a withdrawal from worldly objects, the ... more
ARTS 640
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom — the ... more

Humanities - spring 2011

HUMS 611
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
New Forms/Old Forms: An Immersive Fiction and Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop Bellen,Martine Rose
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, March 9-13 (Wednesday-Sunday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Forms abound in our lives - from census forms to tax returns to report cards; today, ... more
HUMS 620
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Prose by Poets: A Comparative Approach Hughes,Gertrude Reif
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, January 8-9; Saturday & Sunday, January 22-23; Saturday, January 29
A number of well-known poets have also written important prose: autobiographical fiction (Elizabeth ... more
HUMS 624
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
(Re-)Telling Stories: Studying Narrative in Fiction and Film
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.
What do we do when we tell stories? How do we make sense of the stories we hear? How do the stories we have heard determine the stories we tell? ... more
HUMS 627
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Couples: Features of Plot, Place and Family
Greene,Anne F.
Would you like practice in developing a plot or story line? in sketching character relationships or family history? This writing course invites you to explore the role of the couple ... more
HUMS 650
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Literature of London
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
We will examine the role of London in the literary imagination of 19th-century Britain. A vibrant multi-class and multi-ethnic jigsaw puzzle, London was a "world city" at the center of ... more
HUMS 650W
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Literature of London - Foundational Course Option
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent writing assignments and individual meetings with the ... more

Mathematics - spring 2011

MTHS 641
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Thinking and Proving: Topics in Discrete Mathematics
Fieldsteel,Adam
This course uses topics from discrete mathematics to illustrate general methods of approaching and solving mathematical problems. We will develop core ideas of discrete mathematics from areas like logic,... more

Sciences  spring 2011

SCIE 616
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Marine Mammals
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, April 18-22 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
We will examine the lives of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, sea ... more
SCIE 680
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cancelled
The Molecular Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
McAlear,Michael A.
A few decades ago it seemed that modern medicine was winning the battle against many of the bacterial and viral diseases that afflicted mankind. But, recently we have seen the ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2011

SOCS 616
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Culture and Cuisine
Finn,John E.
We will study cuisine as a way of understanding American popular culture. The culture of food includes such things as the social institution of the restaurant and social practices of ... more
SOCS 619
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Foreign Policy at the Movies
Foyle,Douglas C.
Does the public "learn" about foreign policy by watching movies? If it does, what does it learn? Research suggests that public attitudes about foreign affairs are informed by "non-news" sources ... more
SOCS 619W
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Foreign Policy at the Movies - Foundational Course Option
Foyle,Douglas C.
Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent writing assignments and individual meetings with the ... more
SOCS 621
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
The American Presidency
Lim,Elvin
This course begins with an examination of the foundations of presidential power, tracing the historical development of the institution. We will then apply and evaluate various scholarly approaches to understanding ... more
SOCS 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Learning in Cultural Perspectives
Barnes,Nancy
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, March 5-6; Saturday & Sunday, March 26-27; Saturday, April 2
This seminar explores how people learn, in and out of school, at home ... more



 


Fall 2010

Arts - fall 2010

ARTS 618
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
This traditional art form, more than 1,000 years old, relies on hand-pressing techniques, watercolors, and rice paste. Quite distinct from Western printmaking traditions, it uses no oil-based inks or presses. ... more
ARTS 626
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion
We will explore the definition of landscape photography as it relates to the realities of the 21st century where wildness is contained within boundaries or otherwise controlled, developed, or contaminated. ... more
ARTS 639
Saturday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Monster Drawings: Large Scale Rendering
Waite,Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays - October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
We will make drawings on a large scale, typically in the four by six foot range, ... more
ARTS 661
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Music and Culture of Africa and its Diaspora
Charry,Eric S.
There is a wealth of musical expression in Africa and its diaspora, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Students will study West African griots, mbira music from Zimbabwe, South African ... more

Humanities - fall 2010

HUMS 619
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Elements of Craft: A Fiction Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
We will steep ourselves in the craft and the art of fiction. To understand the technical underpinnings of powerful narrative fiction, we will read with a focus on characterization, point ... more
HUMS 622
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
New Trends in Fiction and Nonfiction: Exercises for Writers
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course considers traditional fiction and creative nonfiction as well as new elements such as graphics and mixed media forms. The expanding publishing world, including blogs, will also be ... more
HUMS 639
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Nobel Writers
Karamcheti,Indira
This class will analyze selected texts from each of the ten most recent winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, examining the internal cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic dynamic of each ... more
HUMS 639W
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Nobel Writers - Foundational Course Option
Karamcheti,Indira
Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent writing assignments and individual meetings  ... more
HUMS 644
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, October 2-3; Saturday - Monday, October 9-11
This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in 6th-century Britain ... more

Mathematics - fall 2010

MTHS 635
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Elements Of Probability
Fieldsteel,Adam
In this introduction to the basic ideas of probability theory, our objective is to learn how to convert informal descriptions about probabilities into mathematical statements. We then learn to use ... more

Sciences - fall 2010

SCIE 636
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Universe
Herbst,William
What is the Big Bang Theory? What evidence supports it? What are its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations? How do current observations help us to understand the structure and evolution of ... more
SCIE 637
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Natural History of Autumn
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: Saturday - Wednesday, October 16-20
This field course focuses on ecological interactions and life history events characteristic of autumn. Our study topics include acorn ecology, seed dispersal ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2010

SOCS 612
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Islam and/in the West
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Is there a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West? What distinguishes the two and why the conflict? This course, which assumes no familiarity with Islam, explores these questions ... more
SOCS 612W
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Islam and/in the West - Foundational Course Option
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent writing assignments and individual meetings with the ... more
SOCS 626
Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Economic Policy in the United States
Eisner,Marc A.
We will chart the changes in the U.S. economic policy and state-economy relations over the course of the past century, providing a broad overview of fiscal, monetary, regulatory and trade ... more
SOCS 630
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Evolution of Government: The Rise of the Modern Nation-State
Gallarotti,Giulio
Using both a theoretical and a historical focus, we will analyze the principal movements and processes that have led to the rise of the modern nation-state. The theoretical focus will ... more



 


Summer 2010

Arts - summer 2010

ARTS 615
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus: The Cutting Edge of Jazz
Baerman,Noah
Pianist Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) and bassist Charles Mingus (1922-1979) defined the cutting edge in jazz in the aftermath of the bebop movement in the 1940s. Both men had unique styles ... more
ARTS 624
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connecticut State Parks: A Collaborative Photographic Project
Belanger,Marion
Using film or digital still cameras, students will spend the semester making pictures at Connecticut State Parks. Students should come to class with a specific park or group of parks ... more
ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
Special Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than ... more
ARTS 629
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Acting Shakespeare
Resnikoff,Robert
This scene study course allows literature students to gain a deeper insight into Shakespeare through the actor's perspective, and students with acting experience to hone their Shakespearian technique.... more
ARTS 643
Note: Special Schedule
-
Cancelled
Writing the Short Screenplay
Collins,Stephen Edward
The short is a way for a beginning screenwriter to examine all the issues of film storytelling on a small scale before they get lost in the narrative complexity of ... more

Humanities - summer 2010

HUMS 619
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry: An Immersive Reading and Writing Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 9-13 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Definitions for types of literature tend to fall short. And extremely short they do fall when ... more
HUMS 625
Monday & Wednesday
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Narrative Voices: Exercises for Writers of Nonfiction and Fiction
Greene,Anne F.
In both fiction and nonfiction, the sounds of voices--talking or thinking--gives dramatic life to the work. This writing course offers students the chance to experiment with story-telling and commentary in ... more
HUMS 633
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
World Literature
Karamcheti,Indira
The last half of the 20th century has seen the establishment of a literary canon of classics from many places in the Third World: India, Africa, South America, and the ... more
HUMS 634
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Medieval Legend and Myth in the British Isles
Eggers,Will
This course will explore myths and legends - such as Robin Hood and King Arthur - originating in the British Isles and closely related surrounding cultures. From the dry wit ... more
HUMS 653
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Literature of Letters: The French Epistolary Novel
Curran,Andrew
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 21-25 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This immersion course is designed for students who are interested in France or French literature or ... more

Mathematics - summer 2010

MTHS 662
To be announced
-
Cancelled
Introduction to Number Theory
Fieldsteel,Adam
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, ... are the starting point of mathematics. They form a deceptively simple structure whose investigation has occupied mathematicians for thousands of years. This course ... more
MTHS 664
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Topology
Mulvey,Irene
Topology, the branch of mathematics that makes possible a rigorous study of continuity and continuous distortion, is a core mathematical discipline that provides the foundation for much of advanced mathematics ... more

Sciences - summer 2010

SCIE 608
Monday-Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Ecology of Northeastern Trees
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 2-6 (Monday-Friday) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
To a large extent, trees define many of Earth's non-marine ecosystems. They dominate landscapes ranging from ... more
SCIE 612
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Topics in Neuroscience and Behavior
Naegele,Janice R; Lombroso,Paul
Special Schedule: Beginning and Ending ONE WEEK EARLY - June 21- July 23
Neuroscience is a discipline that seeks to understand how the brain and nervous system ... more
SCIE 635
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Water Resources and the Environment
Patton,Peter C.
This course will be an overview of the hydrologic cycle and will cover the basic principles of groundwater and surface water hydrology. The course will focus on case histories that ... more
SCIE 655
Monday-Thursday
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Life-Span Development
Arsenio,William
In this psychology course, we will study social and cognitive development across the life span. Topics include life-span attachment issues (e.g., early parent-child relationships); developmental psychopathology; distinctions between individual difference ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2010

SOCS 611
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
American Foreign Policy at the Crossroads: The Challenge of the Post-9/11 Era
Foyle,Douglas C.
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 9-13 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
As the United States faces an ever-widening array of international problems in the post-9/11 world, the ... more
SOCS 618
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The End of the World: End Times in American Religious Thought
McAlister,Elizabeth
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 14-18 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This course examines how some religious groups in the U.S. herald the hastening of the End ... more
SOCS 634
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Social and Political Transformation: A History of Europe Since 1900
Greene,Nathanael
This course is an interpretive survey of major political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Our analysis will be chronological as ... more



 


Spring 2010

Arts - spring 2010

ARTS 611
Saturday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Basic Drawing: The Still Life
Waite,Peter
This basic foundation drawing course will focus on the still life as subject matter. All are welcome, from the most experienced; those who love to draw; to the beginners who ... more
ARTS 613
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Studies in Photographic Portraiture & Self-Portraiture
Belanger,Marion
Photography is a medium perfectly suited to the portrayal of one another and of one's self. We will investigate the many approaches to the photographic portrait/self-portrait ranging from the traditional ... more
ARTS 622
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Mixed Media/Mixed Ideas
Shinohara,Keiji
In this advanced studio arts course, students will explore the use and combination of materials from various media in which they already have training—such as drawing, painting, photography, digital imaging, ... more
ARTS 643
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Cancelled
Making the Short Documentary: Production Course on Mechanics & Aesthetics of Documentary Filmmaking
Bricca,Jacob Paul
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how documentary films are made. Through a series of exercises and in-class critique sessions, students will practice using composition,  ... more
ARTS 652
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Digital Media
Jokl,Todd
Digital Media acts as an introduction to Digital Imaging, Flash Animation, Digital Audio, and Website Design basics. Overall, this course has three goals.  The first is to provide students ... more

Humanities - spring 2010

HUMS 621
Saturday
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Cancelled
Melville's Major Works: Fact, Fiction, and Metafiction
Baraw,Charles
Special Schedule: Saturdays, February 20 - May 1 (excluding March 27 & April 3)

From his first book, Typee, a travelogue based on his own captivity by Polynesian ... more

HUMS 622
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Third Woman
Karamcheti,Indira
How are "Third World" women, both in the First World and in the Third, represented and understood by others? How do they represent and understand themselves? Analyzing images such as ... more
HUMS 625
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Elements of Design in Fiction and Nonfiction: A Writing Course
Greene,Anne F.
This course offers discussion of a range of prose styles, from fiction and nonfiction works, and invites students to try short or long pieces that suit their own interests. No ... more
HUMS 632
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Reading and Writing Poetry
Hughes,Gertrude Reif
Special Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, January 23, 24, and February 6, 7, and 13

This immersion course is designed for students who enjoy reading poetry and/or writing it ... more

HUMS 634
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Enlightenment to Modernism: British Literature, 1780-1914
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
This course offers an introduction to modern British literature and culture, with an emphasis on the ways in which literary form responds to and shapes the movements of history. We ... more

Mathematics - spring 2010

MTHS 620
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Mathematical Problem Solving
Fieldsteel,Adam
The notion of "problem solving" as a subject in and of itself is not new. It has attracted attention from various points of view. The distinguished mathematician George Polya wrote ... more
MTHS 622
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Cancelled
Graph Theory with Applications
Collins,Karen L.
A graph is a set, called a vertex set, along with a collection of unordered pairs of vertices, called edges. Because the definition of a graph is so simple, graphs ... more

Sciences - spring 2010

SCIE 624
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Psychology of Psychosis
Garrett,Noel
Special Schedule: Saturday - Monday, January 16-18; Saturday & Sunday, January 30-31
Is "madness" as old as humankind? In ancient writings, we find no descriptions of an insanity ... more
SCIE 636
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Natural History of Spring
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, April 19-23 (Monday-Friday) 9 am to 5 pm
In this field course, we focus on ecological relationships and life history events characteristic of early ... more
SCIE 637
Wednesday
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Cancelled
Global Change Biology
Poulos,Helen Mills
Earth is a system, composed of multiple components and inter-connected processes. The major components of the Earth are the geosphere (the solid earth), the hydrosphere (oceans, glaciers & ice sheets, ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2010

SOCS 633
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Peace versus Power: International Relations in the Modern Age
Gallarotti,Giulio
While globalization and international organizations have currently integrated the world into networks of peace, ethnic and regional wars have driven nations and groups further apart. This coexistence of conflict and ... more
SOCS 640
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Topics in U.S. Intellectual History
Eudell,Demetrius L.
Using a history-of-ideas approach, this course examines the major intellectual formulations defining the United States from the colonial to the progressive era. These include such ideas as exceptionalism, Puritanism, republicanism, ... more
SOCS 642
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Cinema and Society across Cultures
Ostor,Akos A.
Films from around the globe have captured our attention as compelling glimpses of other worlds. Masterworks of cinema, they are firmly anchored in their own societies and histories, yet they ... more
SOCS 644
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Constitutional Law
Finn,John E.
This course introduces students to a uniquely American, and to some ways of thinking, an especially naive, contribution to politics: The idea that we can make political practice conform to ... more



 


Fall 2009

Arts - fall 2009

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70
Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15; class trip to NY on Sunday, January 22; Saturday, January 28; Saturday, February 11

Since the early 20th century, downtown New ... more

ARTS 624
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
A Photograph: Between Fiction and Fact
Rudensky,Sasha
From its earliest days, photography was mistakenly perceived as a fundamentally objective, scientific medium concerned with truth and fact. Quite the opposite, by its very definition, the photographic image ... more
ARTS 640
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom ... more
ARTS 643
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Changing Character of the Documentary Film
Molomot,Lisa
Since the very first films, of workers walking out of factories, the documentary film has continually changed in response to the time. What began as an experiment with technology has ... more
ARTS 645
To be announced
-
Cancelled
The Feedback Salon
Waite,Peter
Art is often a lonely enterprise and sometimes one needs feedback. This advanced, tutorial-like course is a weekly critique session designed for serious students or artists of all disciplines in ... more

Humanities - fall 2009

HUMS 609
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Children's Literature
Karamcheti,Indira
Stories told to children have an ancient history, dating back to orally transmitted folktales, myths, and legends. They have many different aims: they are variously intended to teach, amuse, and ... more
HUMS 620
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Prophet and the Freak: A Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
"The writer has to judge himself with a stranger's eye and a stranger's severity. The prophet in him has to see the freak. No art is sunk in the self, ... more
HUMS 627
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Story and Structure
Greene,Anne F.
This is a course for those who want to write with greater facility and with increased attention to the design of each piece. Students may choose to focus on narrative ... more
HUMS 635
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
American Literature and Culture in the 1930s
McCann,Sean
This course will look at the literature and culture of the United States during the Great Depression. The emphasis will be on literature and film placed in the broader context ... more
HUMS 639
To be announced
-
Cancelled
Constructing Identity in Literature, From Sophocles to Stoppard
Meyer,Priscilla
We are what we read; the critical reader has the ability to form his/her identity consciously, while literary characters are destroyed by failing to recognize the forces and assumptions shaping ... more
HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Chivalry, Courtliness, and Courtly Love in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff
The roots of most modern Western ideas about courtesy, politeness, love, and good behavior are to be found in the Middle Ages and more specifically in French-speaking northern Europe in ... more

Mathematics - fall 2009

MTHS 659
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Mathematical Modeling: Exploring and Predicting Phenomena with Mathematics
Taylor,Edward
Mathematics can be viewed as a language for describing the world around us. Indeed, this is largely how mathematics developed. For instance, Calculus was invented by Newton in order to ... more

Sciences - fall 2009

SCIE 630
To be announced
-
Cancelled
Landscape Ecology
Poulos,Helen Mills
Scientists have been interested in understanding the mechanisms that underscore species distribution patterns across landscapes since the days of Darwin and Wallace. Landscape ecology examines the relationship between spatial pattern ... more
SCIE 634
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The New Solar System
Herbst,William; Gilmore,Martha S.
Our knowledge of the solar system—the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids that orbit the Sun—has vastly increased during the space age. NASA planetary probes as well as ground-based ... more
SCIE 641
To be announced
-
Cancelled
Where Earth's Plates Meet: Role of Seismicity & Volcanism in the Development of Early Civilizations
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle
This course will meet during a condensed 6-week schedule, November 2-December 10, including afternoon field trips on November 7, 14, and 21. See description for full course schedule. . more

Social Sciences - fall 2009

SOCS 638
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Religion in Film
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Special Schedule: Saturday-Monday, September 5-7; Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20
This course examines how films, like religious texts and practices, carry and shape political ideologies and forge and ... more
SOCS 643
To be announced
-
Cancelled
The Anthropology of the Afghan War: Power, Authority, and Charisma Along the Afghan Frontier
Keiser,R. Lincoln
This course examines how anthropology helps in understanding the war along the Afghan/Pakistan border. It begins by surveying the recent history of the war. Next, the course identifies the basic ... more
SOCS 645
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Leading Issues in Bioethics, Public Policy, and the Law
Schaller,Barry
Developments in biotechnology and the life sciences have called into question existing legal and policy approaches with respect to reproduction, health care, informed consent, privacy, medical futility and end-of-life decisions, ... more



 


Summer 2009

Arts - summer 2009

ARTS 610
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Plays for Performance
Jaffe,David B.
This course is designed to introduce students to a spectrum of plays that are representative of different theatrical genres and styles. Rather than examining these texts as literature ... more
ARTS 616
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Frank Capra's Films and Archive
Longenecker,Marc Robert
Frank Capra directed, produced, and wrote some of Hollywood's most celebrated and enduring films of the twentieth century. Amidst Depression, war, and corruption he triumphed the optimism, faith, and humor ... more
ARTS 626
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pictures from Home: Photographing the Domestic Landscape
Rudensky,Sasha
Special Schedule: Three Week Course - July 4-July 21 - July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 2:00-5:00
After spending years documenting public ... more
ARTS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Lives and Music of Two Jazz Giants
Baerman,Noah
Miles Davis (1926-1967) and John Coltrane (1926-1967) stand out as the most influential jazz musicians of the last fifty years. Each of them had a profound influence on the evolution ... more
ARTS 631
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Strictly Abstract Drawing
Waite,Peter
We will explore various notions of non-representational—or abstract—imagery through the inventive use of both traditional and non-traditional drawing media. Through abstraction, one can experience a withdrawal from worldly objects, the ... more
ARTS 643
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing the Short Screenplay
Collins,Stephen Edward
The short is a way for a beginning screenwriter to examine all the issues of film storytelling on a small scale before they get lost in the narrative complexity of ... more

Humanities - summer 2009

HUMS 616
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Bollywood and Beyond
Karamcheti,Indira
India has long had a love affair with the movies--it produces the largest number of movies in the world, and Indians of all classes are passionate devotees. Indian movies, conceived ... more
HUMS 618
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writers at Work: Exploring and Editing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course features a number of relatively playful writing exercises that help you generate new material, along with strategies for shaping, re-shaping, and editing your work. ... more
HUMS 630
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Contemporary Historical Fiction
Baraw,Charles
This course looks at a number of ambitious historical fictions published in the United States since the appearance of Toni Morrison's now-canonical novel, Beloved. We will consider why the historical ... more
HUMS 642
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Cancelled
Medieval Paris
Rider,Jeff
Travel course to Paris.
This travel course held in Paris will introduce students to life in Paris during the Middle Ages. It will begin with a rapid overview of ... more
HUMS 647
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
"Crane Music:" Chinese Poetry and the Art of Writing
Schwarcz,Vera
This seminar is for poets and writers, as well as non-poets who seek a creative path to understanding other cultures. The focus will be on the buried treasures of classical ... more

Mathematics - summer 2009

MTHS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Multivariable Mathematics
Mulvey,Irene
This is a course in the calculus of functions of several variables; but the material will be taught by combining linear algebra with multivariable calculus to emphasize the interconnectedness of ... more
MTHS 645
Monday & Wednesday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Groups and Their Actions
Fieldsteel,Adam
The concept of a group and its actions is fundamental in mathematics, and examples are found throughout the subject. Consider these examples: rearrange the vertices of a cube so that ... more

Sciences - summer 2009

SCIE 634
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Biology of Aging
Wolfe,Jason S.
"People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and ... more
SCIE 635
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Connecticut River: Natural History and Human Imprints
Hammerson,Geoffrey
The Connecticut River harbors a great diversity of plants and animals: bald eagles, herons, and other waterbirds; dozens of fish species, ranging from darters and killifishes to American shad and ... more
SCIE 635
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Connecticut River: Natural History and Human Imprints
Hammerson,Geoffrey
The Connecticut River harbors a great diversity of plants and animals: bald eagles, herons, and other waterbirds; dozens of fish species, ranging from darters and killifishes to American shad and ... more
SCIE 646
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Energy, Sustainability, and the Future of Society
Stewart,Brian A.
Special Schedule: See Course Description
Follow the money. That is what we are told to do if we want to understand the dynamics of economic transactions. Since energy ... more
SCIE 680
Note: Special Schedule
-
Molecular Biology Laboratory
McAlear,Michael A.
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 10 - 15
9 am-5 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri); 9 am-1 pm (Wed & Sat)

Molecular biology is a fast-moving, experimentally-driven discipline ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2009

SOCS 611
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
An Age of Danger?: International Security in the Post-September 11 World
Foyle,Douglas C.
Are you safer today than you have ever been? The post-Cold War and post-September 11 era has seen the end of some threats to international security and the rise of ... more
SOCS 627
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Science and the Moving Image
Tucker,Jennifer
"We are becoming people of the screen. The fluid and fleeting symbols on a screen pull us away from the classical notions of monumental authors and authority. On the screen, ... more
SOCS 628
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Doing Auto-Ethnography: Writing From the Personal to the Social
Ulysse,Gina Athena
IIn the aftermath of the interpretive turn speared by Clifford Geertz in the 1970s, the blurring of different genres of writing became a feature of cultural anthropology. During the late ... more
SOCS 632
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Theories of Education, Models of Practice: Latino Students
Melendez,Marina Juliana
Which educational practices succeed, and why? Contemporary educational theories analyze the roles of culture and power in order to explore why some students stay in school and college but others, ... more
SOCS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Advent of the Global Village: Globalization in the Modern World System
Gallarotti,Giulio
Globalization is considered by many to be the most powerful transformative force in the modern world system. Modernization and technology have effectively made the world a smaller place with respect ... more
SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
A History of Europe Since 1945
Greene,Nathanael
Europe in 1945 was a scene of human and material devastation, after six years of relentless and merciless combat. Demoted in world affairs and faced with staggering economic costs of ... more



 


Spring 2009

Arts - spring 2009

ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
This traditional art form, more than 1,000 years old, relies on hand-pressing techniques, watercolors, and rice paste. Quite distinct from Western printmaking traditions, it uses no oil-based inks or presses. ... more
ARTS 626
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion
We will explore the definition of landscape photography as it relates to the realities of the 21st century where wildness is contained within boundaries or otherwise controlled, developed, or contaminated. ... more
ARTS 627
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Digital Darkroom: Technique and Image
Rudensky,Sasha
This course will explore the transition of traditional photographic processes into digital formats. The students will be introduced to a variety of Photoshop techniques, while developing their own vision and ... more
ARTS 635
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
The Rogue's Gallery: Historical Portrait Drawing
Waite,Peter
For this drawing course participants will depict a well-known historical figure of their own choosing. Heroes and villains, saints and sinners, creative geniuses and scallywags, are all fair game.... more
ARTS 637
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
History of Domestic Architecture
Kourelis,Kostis
Domestic form has always captured the cultural imagination. From Adam's house in paradise to Mohammed's house in Medina, from modernism's "machines for living" to postmodernism's "McMansions," houses offer unique evidence ... more

Humanities - spring 2009

HUMS 624
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.
We begin this writing course with questions central to your work in either nonfiction or fiction: how to make distinct your narrator's voice and characters' presence, how to locate the ... more
HUMS 630
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Cancelled
The Traditions of African American Literature
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
This course undertakes to look at the history and traditions of African American literature from its folk origins to its contemporary manifestations. We will examine the forms of folk production ... more
HUMS 633
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Poetry and Insight
Hughes,Gertrude Reif
Special Schedule: Saturday-Monday, January 17-19; Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1
"Poems are the precious portents of our powers," said Hartford's great 20th century poet, Wallace Stevens. ... more
HUMS 639
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
American Literature and Culture, 1865-1919
McCann,Sean
This course is a survey of the major developments in American literature in one of its most vibrant and tumultuous periods--the years from the Gilded Age through World War I. ... more
HUMS 641
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: Saturday-Monday, January 17-19; Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1
Literatures produced by the many ethnic and racial minorities of the United States ask their readers ... more
HUMS 648
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Taking the Plunge: A Novel Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
Flannery O'Connor said, "Writing a novel is a terrible experience during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. It is a plunge into reality and it's very ... more

Mathematics - spring 2009

MTHS 638
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries
Fieldsteel,Adam
In the 19th century, it was discovered that the classical geometry of Euclid does not preclude other geometries of very different character. In the 20th century, it was realized that ... more
MTHS 657
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
Mulvey,Irene
In 1931, 25-year-old Kurt Gödel published the first of his remarkable theorems attacking one of the central problems in the foundations of mathematics. Typically, a branch of mathematics, (e.g., geometry) ... more

Sciences - spring 2009

SCIE 609
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Invasive Species Biology and Management
Poulos,Helen Mills
Invasive species account for 39 percent of the known species extinctions on Earth, and they are responsible for environmental damages totaling greater than $138 billion per year. However, the general ... more
SCIE 614
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Primate Behavior
Powzyk,Joyce Ann
The world of primates provides us with a fascinating array of primate forms ranging from the prosimians with their retention of numerous traits that are deemed, "primitive," monkeys, and on ... more
SCIE 620
Monday-Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Life Among Snow and Ice
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion March 9 - March 13
This one-week immersion course focuses on how plants and animals deal with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, including ... more
SCIE 633
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Observational Astronomy
Herbst,William
Travel course to Hawaii
This travel course will focus on the observational aspects of the science of astronomy including its history, current state and future. We ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2009

SOCS 613
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Politics of the Modern Global Economy
Gallarotti,Giulio
This course is an introduction to major issues in the politics of today's global economy. We will cover such broad topics as globalization, trade, monetary relations, imperialism, debt, foreign direct ... more
SOCS 617
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Magic, Miracle, and Witchcraft in Europe before 1700
Shaw,Gary
Until the 'disenchantment of the world' in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Europeans lived in a universe shot through with hidden and awesome power. God's action in the world was ... more
SOCS 624
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Lives in School
Barnes,Nancy
What can we learn about education in the contemporary U.S. by looking closely at the stories people tell about their schooling? Do you believe that most people have had generally ... more
SOCS 635
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Self-Reliance, Community, and the State
Eisner,Marc A.
What is distinctive about the position of the individual, community and state in American political thought? To be certain, there are distinctive features of American political thought that have persisted ... more
SOCS 645
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Law and Economics
Adelstein,Richard P.
One of the most interesting and important developments in social science since 1970 has been the "discovery" of a consistent economic logic underlying the great common law subjects of property, ... more
SOCS 647
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World
Rutland,Peter
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This course is an introduction to debates about the state of political life around the ... more



 


Fall 2008

Arts - fall 2008

ARTS 617
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, February 5-6; Saturday & Sunday, February 19-20; Saturday, March 5

In this course we will study the history and culture of rock and ... more

ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Documentary Tradition: Photographing Daily Life
Rudensky,Sasha
The legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson claimed, "in photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject." In other words, it is not necessary to travel to exotic and far away ... more
ARTS 643
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
An Introduction to the Art of Film Editing
Molomot,Lisa
Film editing is perhaps the most mysterious part of the filmmaking process. What exactly does a film editor do? What are the creative decisions that go into editing a documentary ... more
ARTS 644
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Water-based: Color through Water
Waite,Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

Watercolor and related water-based media have long been associated in art with ... more

ARTS 646
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Multiculturalism in the Art and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean
Kourelis,Kostis
Modern history has framed the Middle Ages as the gap between Classical Antiquity and the Renaissance. This "time between" has unclear chronological and geographical limits, as well as a contested ... more
ARTS 652
Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Digital Media
Jokl,Todd
Digital Media acts as an introduction to Digital Imaging, Flash Animation, Digital Audio, and Website Design basics. Overall, this course has three goals.

The first is to provide students ... more

Humanities - fall 2008

HUMS 614
Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Personalizing History
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much are we shaped by our historical times and places? How much power do ... more
HUMS 622
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
New Trends in Fiction and Nonfiction: Exercises for Writers
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course considers traditional fiction and creative nonfiction as well as new elements such as graphics and mixed media forms. The expanding publishing world, including blogs, will also be ... more
HUMS 637
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
American Modernisms
McCann,Sean
In the early decades of the 20th century, a remarkable generation of writers gave birth to a major renaissance in American literature. This course will consider the work of some ... more
HUMS 640
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Major English Poets: The Victorian Period
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
This course provides an introduction to major poets and themes in English poetry of the Victorian period (1830s-1890s). We will focus on four writers--Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, and ... more
HUMS 651
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Exile and Immigration in Latino and Hispanic Literatures
Conn,Robert T.
During the past two centuries, Latin American writers and intellectuals have produced important works while living outside their countries of birth, whether in Latin America, Europe, or in the United ... more
HUMS 653
Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Murder and Adultery: The French and Russian Novel
Meyer,Priscilla
What did the Russians learn from reading French novels? How did they respond to them in writing their own? In this course, we will examine how themes taken from one ... more

Mathematics - fall 2008

MTHS 636
Monday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Statistics with Applications in the Natural and Social Sciences
Frugale,James V.
This course will provide an overview of elementary statistical methods and models currently used to help answer questions in the natural and social sciences. Proper applications of statistical techniques, as ... more

Sciences - fall 2008

SCIE 608
Thursday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Forest Ecology
Poulos,Helen Mills
Ecology, the study of the interactions of organisms and their environment, forms the essential foundation of the management and conservation of the world's ecosystems. This course examines basic ecological principles ... more
SCIE 636
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Cancelled
Vertebrate Paleontology: You Wouldn't Make it in the Paleozoic
Shearman,Rebecca
Over 99 percent of all diversity that has ever lived is extinct. The variety of vertebrates living today is mind-boggling, but the fossil record further expands this diversity. Can you ... more
SCIE 639
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: The Science of Natural Selection
Kirby,Michael Xavier
The theory of natural selection is one of the most elegantly simple, yet most profound, ideas ever conceived. With it, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace found a mechanism that ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2008

SOCS 615
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Origins of Global Capitalism
Grimmer-Solem,Erik
How did the modern market economy come into being in Europe and why did this system expand outward to bring the rest of the world into its orbit? Why did ... more
SOCS 621
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Public Opinion on the Brink of Election: The Formation and Influence of Public Opinion
Foyle,Douglas C.
The relationship between leaders and the public remains a core concern of democratic theorists and political observers. This course examines a range of issues associated with public opinion such as ... more
SOCS 635
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Problems and Prospects of Social Engineering
Eisner,Marc A.
This is a course on public policy covering a host of substantive policy areas. The course begins with an examination of Progressivism and the initial efforts to use public policy ... more
SOCS 637
Note: Special Schedule
-
Cancelled
Race and Modernity
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This course will run as a one-week immersion course from October 24-28.
This course examines the idea of "Race" as a belief system specific to the epistemological field of ... more
SOCS 644
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Law and Society
Finn,John E.
This course explores the judicial process in the United States. It focuses upon the nature of legal reasoning--or what I shall typically call "legal logic"--and the structure of the legal ... more



 


Summer 2008

Arts - summer 2008

ARTS 618
Note: Special Schedule
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Typography and Printmaking for Artist's Books, via Chance Operations
Price,Robin R.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 1-5 PM
Robin Price, well-known Middletown book artist and publisher, returns to the GLSP this summer to offer this exceptional course in which students create ... more
ARTS 621
Monday & Wednesday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Drawing from Middletown: The Moral Landscape
Waite,Peter
Middletown—with its riverfront setting, bridges, rail tracks, churches, cemeteries, industrial and historic buildings, campus architecture, classic main street, mini-malls, and gas stations—serves as a rich source of inspiration. Students will ... more
ARTS 624
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visualization in Black and White: Building a Photographic Portfolio
Rudensky,Sasha; Seeley,J.
In this three-week intensive course students will refine their professional black and white darkroom techniques, while developing a personal aesthetic. Students will be asked to test their technical skills and ... more
ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
-
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
Special Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than ... more
ARTS 641
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Cancelled
Transforming Text: Constructing Visual Literacy for Contemporary Performance
Oteiza,Marcela
The discipline of performance is essentially a collaborative one, where the intersection between text, actor, and visual setting creates a different world. How to bring this world to life and ... more
ARTS 643
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing the Short Screenplay
Collins,Stephen Edward
The short is a way for a beginning screenwriter to examine all the issues of film storytelling on a small scale before they get lost in the narrative complexity of ... more

Humanities - summer 2008

HUMS 618
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing Memoir/Telling Tales: The Personal Voice in Essays and Fiction
Greene,Anne F.
In this course we will experiment with voice and tone, helping you find a range of ways to become a lively, engaging presence on the page. We begin by examining ... more
HUMS 620
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Entering the Territory of the Poem: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Jarnot,Lisa
This workshop examines a selection of poems from the ancient to the contemporary, noticing differences in the way they work. We will explore a number of approaches and practices for ... more
HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Nobel Writers
Karamcheti,Indira
This class will analyze selected texts from each of the ten most recent winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, examining the internal cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic dynamic of each ... more
HUMS 640
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Cancelled
Race and Film
Pemberton,Gayle
This course examines in depth the ways in which notions of race have been created, made standard, and expanded in mainstream pre-Hollywood and Hollywood movies. Our quest will begin with ... more
HUMS 646
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Death and the Limits of Representation
Kleinberg,Ethan
Using death as the subject of study, this course will explore the limits or representation, that is, the practice of communicating abstract ideas, visions, or arguments through concrete or recognizable ... more
HUMS 651
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Tales of Resistance: Modernity and the Latin American Short Story
Conn,Robert T.
Latin American writers from the early twentieth century forward have regarded the short story as a vehicle through which to make their mark and engage the great cultural issues of ... more

Mathematics - summer 2008

MTHS 630
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Single Variable Calculus
Mulvey,Irene
This course will cover all the topics in Differential Calculus in all their detail: limit, continuity, derivative, differentiation rules, implicit differentiation, extreme values, Mean Value Theorem, curve-sketching, and optimization. Also, ... more
MTHS 640
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
A Mathematical Sampler
Fieldsteel,Adam
We will present a wide variety of topics from elementary mathematics, chosen for their striking beauty, but also for their bearing on issues of considerable importance. Some of the topics ... more

Sciences - summer 2008

SCIE 612
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Topics in Neuroscience and Behavior
Naegele,Janice R; Lombroso,Paul
Special Schedule: Beginning and Ending ONE WEEK EARLY - June 21- July 23
Neuroscience is a discipline that seeks to understand how the brain and nervous system ... more
SCIE 618
Monday-Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Amphibians and reptiles are two different groups of vertebrates, as different from each other as birds are from mammals. Nevertheless, for historical and practical reasons they are often studied together. ... more
SCIE 637
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Climate Change
O'Connell,Suzanne B.
Earth's climate is not static. Even without human intervention, the climate has changed. In this course we will study the components and interactions of the climate system today. Then we ... more
SCIE 638
Monday & Wednesday
12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Geology of Connecticut: Stories in Stone
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle
Connecticut's growth from a few clustered colonies to a vibrant state in the Union was triggered and facilitated by its geologic resources. Soils in the Central Valley attracted early settlers ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2008

SOCS 612
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Religion, Science, and Empire
Gottschalk,Peter S.
The Age of Discovery not only coincided with the rise of European imperialism, it was abetted by it. The development of modern science —and of modernity itself —depended in part ... more
SOCS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
"Ten Photographs that Shook the World": Technologies of Historical Memory
Tucker,Jennifer
This seminar examines the process by which photographs become icons, revealing that once a photo is published, social forces are at work beyond the photographer's control. The course focuses on ... more
SOCS 634
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Robert
The Eternal City has had many images and has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history ... more
SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Europe In the Age Of Violence, 1914-1945
Greene,Nathanael
We will study the history of Europe during a period of unprecedented conflict and nearly uninterrupted turmoil. Two world wars, revolutions, social and national antagonisms, ideological combat, racial hatreds, and ... more
SOCS 641
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Jews under Christian and Muslim Rule
Teter,Magda
This course will focus on mutual attitudes and interaction between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the premodern period. We will examine how each religious tradition constructed "the Other," trying to ... more



 


Spring 2008

Arts - spring 2008

ARTS 617
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70
Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15; class trip to NY on Sunday, January 22; Saturday, January 28; Saturday, February 11
Since the early 20th century, downtown New ... more
ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Photographic Vision: A Workshop
Plageman,Laura
This studio course is designed to help students advance their personal photographic vision and develop a focused body of work. Students will look at new techniques for making photographs, explore ... more
ARTS 639
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Monster Drawings: Large Scale Rendering
Waite,Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays - October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
We will make drawings on a large scale, typically in the four by six foot range, ... more
ARTS 640
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom — the ... more
ARTS 649
Monday
-
Cancelled
Performing Latin America(s): Politics, Culture and Society Onstage
Nascimento,Claudia Tatinge
As Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez remarked in his Nobel Prize acceptance lecture, Latin America's violent history includes colonization and seventeen military coups. For economic and political reasons, many of ... more

Humanities - spring 2008

HUMS 618
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Craft of Writing the Personal Essay
Bobrick,Elizabeth A.
In this course, we will focus on short narrative nonfiction, or the personal essay. Although such essays are often categorized by theme or genre--as memoir, say, or cultural criticism--those boundaries ... more
HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Distinguished Writers/New Voices: Models for Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.
Offered in conjunction with the spring 2008 Distinguished Writers series, this writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers whom the program brings to speak on campus. ... more
HUMS 630
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Epic Tradition from Homer to Milton
Friedberg,Harris A.
This course will study how our ideas of human nature--categories like life and death, body and soul, shame and guilt, love and sex, honor and glory--evolve while exploring the most ... more
HUMS 634
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Major Authors of the Postcolonial World
Karamcheti,Indira
This course will meet over two weekends: February 22-24 and March 29-30.
Literature is often seen, in the First World, as separate from the public sphere of politics ... more
HUMS 635
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Art for Art's Sake in Victorian Britain
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
This course focuses on two groups of artists and intellectuals whose ideas about art and society were deliberately and self-consciously dissident and experimental: the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, formed at Oxford in ... more
HUMS 640
Wednesday
-
Cancelled
Contemporary African American Narratives of Slavery
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
This course will primarily be concerned with examining in some detail the recent proliferation of African American fiction about slavery. After a preliminary discussion of some notable antebellum slave narratives, ... more
HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Murder in the Cathedral: The Assassinations of Bishop Gaudry, Charles of Flanders, & Thomas Becket
Rider,Jeff
In the Middle Ages, a church was a particularly effective venue for murder. Once inside a church, a victim would find escape difficult. In addition, by killing somebody in a ... more

Mathematics - spring 2008

MTHS 632
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Linear Algebra through Geometry
Fieldsteel,Adam
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00-12:00
Linear algebra is a subject with a dual nature; the central ideas ... more
MTHS 644
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Foundations of Analysis
Reid,James D.
A classical trichotomy splits mathematics into three parts -- Algebra, Analysis, and Geometry -- and this classical view still has a certain validity. Broadly speaking most people might view Algebra ... more

Sciences - spring 2008

SCIE 622
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Psychology and the Law
Carney,Sarah Kristin
As we enter the 21st century, topics that fall under the heading of "forensic psychology" have attracted a great deal of popular attention. Issues such as eye witness testimony, false ... more
SCIE 634
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
The Biology of Sex
Powzyk,Joyce Ann
As we study the biology of sex in the animal world, it is apparent that there is a multitude of ways in which organisms mate and reproduce. Sex is often ... more
SCIE 636
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Universe
Herbst,William
What is the Big Bang Theory? What evidence supports it? What are its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations? How do current observations help us to understand the structure and evolution of ... more
SCIE 681
Tuesday
-
Cancelled
The Genetic Basis of Inherited Disorders
McAlear,Michael A.
Over the last two decades, advances in modern molecular genetics have provided insights into the underlying genetic basis for many of humankind's inherited disorders. The information associated with the sequencing ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2008

SOCS 618
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The End of the World: End Times in American Religious Thought
McAlister,Elizabeth
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 14-18 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This course examines how some religious groups in the U.S. herald the hastening of the End ... more
SOCS 621
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Prelude to Political Choice: American Politics & the 2008 Elections
Eisner,Marc A.
How does one make sense of contemporary American politics? The past fifteen years have witnessed an historic shift in the control of Congress, with Republicans claiming majorities in both chambers ... more
SOCS 628
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Civil Liberties
Finn,John E.
Civil Liberties is designed to introduce students to a uniquely American, and to some ways of thinking, a wonderfully naive contribution to politics: The written specification of individual liberties and ... more
SOCS 636
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Marching in the Steps of the Civil Rights Movement
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This course meets Monday-Saturday.
For this course, students will travel to Alabama to retrace the unfolding of the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, which has increasingly...more
SOCS 639
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Inside Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
Grimmer-Solem,Erik
This course analyzes the processes that led to Hitler's rise to power, the nature of the National Socialist regime, and the origins and implementation of its policies of aggression and ... more
SOCS 641
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Islam and Muslim Cultures
Gottschalk,Peter S.
This course introduces students to the empirical study of Islam and some of the religious perspectives of Muslims. It seeks to provide familiarity with some of the basic teachings and ... more



 


Fall 2007

Arts - fall 2007

ARTS 613
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Studies in Photographic Portraiture & Self-Portraiture
Belanger,Marion
Photography is a medium perfectly suited to the portrayal of one another and of one's self. We will investigate the many approaches to the photographic portrait/self-portrait ranging from the traditional ... more
ARTS 615
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jazz in the Sixties
Baerman,Noah
The 1960s were a turbulent but stimulating time for the world of jazz. The R&B-based soul jazz movement was at its peak and often at odds with the still-developing avant-garde ... more
ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
This traditional art form, more than 1,000 years old, relies on hand-pressing techniques, watercolors, and rice paste. Quite distinct from Western printmaking traditions, it uses no oil-based inks or presses. ... more
ARTS 634
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Postwar/Postmodern: American Design from Retro to Neo-Retro
McCombie,Mel
This course explores industrial and household design in post-war America from a variety of perspectives to frame postwar culture and examine its icons--from Tupperware to tiki bars and bachelor pads, ... more
ARTS 644
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Documentary Filmmaking
Molomot,Lisa
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how documentary films are made, through technical training and practical experience in shooting and editing digital video.  ... more
ARTS 645
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Feedback Salon
Waite,Peter
Art is often a lonely enterprise and sometimes one needs feedback. This advanced, tutorial-like course is a weekly critique session designed for serious students or artists of all disciplines in ... more

Humanities - fall 2007

HUMS 602
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Postwar/Postmodern: American Design from Retro to Neo-Retro
McCombie,Mel
This course explores industrial and household design in post-war America from a variety of perspectives to frame postwar culture and examine its icons--from Tupperware to tiki bars and bachelor pads, ... more
HUMS 618
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Big Truth in Short Fiction: A Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
Picasso stated that "art is a lie that makes us realize truth." During the course of the semester, we will explore this idea as both writers and readers of fiction. ... more
HUMS 624
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.
We begin this writing course with questions central to your work in either nonfiction or fiction: how to make distinct your narrator's voice and characters' presence, how to locate the ... more
HUMS 630
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Ancient Warfare and Society
Caldwell III,Robert C.
This course examines the nature of Greek and Roman warfare and its impact on ancient societies from the Homeric age to Late Antiquity. In addition to studying the lives and ... more
HUMS 638
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Romantic Poetry
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
This course explores major poets and themes of the Romantic period in English poetry: nature; memory, imagination, and creativity; the poetic "I"; form and prosody; responses to the French Revolution ... more
HUMS 639
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
American Realism
McCann,Sean
A seminar on some of the major developments in American literature from 1865-1910, this course will focus on the movement for a new realist novel that transformed American fiction in ... more
HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, October 2-3; Saturday - Monday, October 9-11
This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in 6th-century Britain ... more

Mathematics - fall 2007

MTHS 641
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Thinking and Proving: Topics in Discrete Mathematics
Fieldsteel,Adam
This course uses topics from discrete mathematics to illustrate general methods of approaching and solving mathematical problems. We will develop core ideas of discrete mathematics from areas like logic... more

Sciences

SCIE 634
Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Health and Aging
Barry,Lisa C.
This course is designed as a multidisciplinary course that introduces students to the major concepts and principles of gerontology, particularly those applicable to health and older persons. Students will learn ... more
SCIE 681
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Recent Advances in Biotechnology
McAlear,Michael A.
Progress in the molecular biosciences continues to accelerate at an ever-increasing pace at the same time that it touches more and more aspects of everyday life. In this course we ... more
SCIE 688
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Science and Art
Beveridge,David L.; Klaneski Reisner,Mariah Elizabeth
This is an interdisciplinary course dealing critically with intersections of the fields of science and the visual arts including intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives. Part I will be focused on ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2007

SOCS 604
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Cancelled
Zen in Japan: Dōgen and the History of Zen Buddhism
Johnston,William D.
Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of the Japanese Sōtō sect of Zen Buddhism, has been recognized not only as a key figure in Japanese Zen, but as one of the greatest ... more
SOCS 611
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
American Foreign Policy at the Crossroads: The Challenge of the Post-9/11 Era
Foyle,Douglas C.
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 9-13 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
As the United States faces an ever-widening array of international problems in the post-9/11 world, the ... more
SOCS 633
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Solving the World's Problems: Diplomacy and Decision-making in International Politics
Gallarotti,Giulio
This course represents a hands-on approach to decision-making and diplomacy. It is designed to allow students to take part in diplomatic and decision-making exercises in the context of international political ... more
SOCS 636
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Religion and Politics in the United States
Eisner,Marc A.
The United States is, by all measures, a highly religious nation. Since 1944, the Gallup organization has asked: "Do you believe in God?" For more than sixty years, the percentage ... more
SOCS 641
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
The Enlightenment and the Birth of the Modern World
Printy,Michael O.
The Enlightenment is said to have given birth to democracy, human rights, feminism, emancipation, and secularism--in short, to the characteristic strivings of Western modernity. Yet it has also at times ... more
SOCS 648
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Cancelled
Territory and Politics of Eurasia
Medvedev,Sergei
The course deals with its history, structure and topology, current transformation and the future of Eurasian space. It problematizes the idea of space as a key to understanding politics and ... more



 


Summer 2007

Arts - summer 2007

ARTS 610
Monday & Wednesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Contemporary Playwrights: Text and Performance
Jaffe,David B.
Through text analysis, monologue work, and scene study, this course will examine the works of contemporary American playwrights. Scenes drawn from the works of David Mamet, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, ... more
ARTS 615
Monday & Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Jazz Cross-Pollination: The Impact of Jazz on other Styles of Music and Vice Versa
Baerman,Noah
Throughout its history, jazz has evolved, not just through the work of innovative artists but also through the influence of other styles of music. Western classical music, R&B, blues, rock, ... more
ARTS 623
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Architecture
Pestel,Michael
This course explores the development of green architecture at the intersection of three areas of study: the social reforms and utopian schemes of 20th-century modernist architecture, the eco-design solutions of ... more
ARTS 624
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Black and White Photography: Art and Technique
Rudensky,Sasha; Seeley,J.
This three-week intensive course teaches photography from the inside out, beginning with professional black and white darkroom techniques, in order to develop the vision and artistry to build a portfolio ... more
ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
-
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
Special Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than ... more
ARTS 652
Saturday
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Digital Media
Jokl,Todd
Special Schedule: Class will not meet on July 4th Holiday. Rather than holding a makeup, 20 minutes have been added to each additional class meeting.
Digital ... more

Humanities - summer 2007

HUMS 614
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Personalizing History
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much are we shaped by our historical times and places? How much power do ... more
HUMS 629
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Voice and Style: Exercises for Writers
Greene,Anne F.
This course offers discussion of a range of prose styles, from fiction and nonfiction works, and invites students to try short or long pieces that suit their own interests. No ... more
HUMS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Cancelled
Contemporary Israeli Fiction: Writing the Nation
Katz,Adam
Israeli fiction can be taken as a test case for the possibility of a national narrative in which the actions of individuals enact and allegorize the people as an actor ... more
HUMS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Art After Auschwitz? Literature, Painting, and Film in Postwar Germany
Gates,Lisa M.
In 1947, the German philosopher Theodor Adorno wrote that after Auschwitz, writing poetry was an act of barbarism. But in the decades since the defeat of the Nazis, German artists ... more
HUMS 644
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Exoticism: Imaginary Geographies in 18th- and 19th-Century French Literature
Curran,Andrew
This travel course held in Paris is designed for students who are interested in French literature, ideas, culture, and perhaps even French travel writing, but who were not necessarily French ... more
HUMS 651
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Classic Spanish Plays
Armstrong Roche,Michael
From 1580 to about 1700 Spanish-language playwrights created one of the great dramatic repertories of world literature, comparable for inventiveness, variety, and influence to the Classical Greek and Elizabethan English ... more

Mathematics - summer 2007

MTHS 620
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Mathematical Problem Solving
Fieldsteel,Adam
The notion of "problem solving" as a subject in and of itself is not new. It has attracted attention from various points of view. The distinguished mathematician George Polya wrote ... more
MTHS 658
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Algebra and Geometry of Complex Numbers
Mulvey,Irene
Not every polynomial has a root in the real numbers; for example, the equation (x^2+1=0) has no solution in the real numbers. But, every polynomial has a root in the ... more

Sciences - summer 2007

SCIE 613
Note: Special Schedule
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Birds
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Why study birds? Part of the appeal of birds lies in their color and beauty, ... more
SCIE 622
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Psychology and the Law
Carney,Sarah Kristin
As we enter the 21st century, topics that fall under the heading of "forensic psychology" have attracted a great deal of popular attention. Issues such as eye witness testimony, false ... more
SCIE 624
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Emotions, Motivation, and Positive Psychology
Arsenio,William
The past decade has seen an explosive growth of interest in what has been called positive psychology: the study of emotions, traits, and institutions that promote adaptive and healthy psychological ... more
SCIE 639
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Evolutionary Perspectives on the Human Diet
West,Jolee
Diet and nutrition are favorite subjects of the news media and popular literature. Both new "dietary lifestyles" such as Atkins, Pritkin, South Beach, and well-established lifestyles such as vegetarianism and ... more
SCIE 641
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Earth Resources
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle
We will study the occurrences, origins, and usages of Earth's principal mineral and energy resources to understand the political and socio-economic consequences of resource discovery, resource depletion, and the environmental ... more
SCIE 680
Note: Special Schedule
-
Molecular Biology Laboratory
McAlear,Michael A.
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 10 - 15
9 am-5 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri); 9 am-1 pm (Wed & Sat)

Molecular biology is a fast-moving, experimentally-driven discipline ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2007

SOCS 612
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Religions Resist Modernity
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Why did the Taliban forbid television? Why do Creationists reject evolution? Why did Gandhi insist that Indian nationalists spin their own thread? Throughout the last century, resistance has been rising ... more
SOCS 617
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
War and Society
Rutland,Peter
Social existence involves both cooperation and conflict, and social conflict often spills over into physical violence. While most societies condemn physical violence between individuals, they condone and encourage collectively organized ... more
SOCS 618
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Everyday Forms of Resistance
Price,Melanye
Much of the attention in contemporary American politics is given to mainstream forms of political behavior like voting or to elite institutions such as the legislature. The goal of this ... more
SOCS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Europe's Long 19th Century: From the French Revolution to World War I
Greene,Nathanael
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00-12:00
This study of European history from the outbreak of the French Revolution ... more
SOCS 644
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Toward an Archeology of the U.S. Prison System
Eudell,Demetrius L.
Although the breach of social norms, to which we give the name crime, exists in all societies, the responses to committing crimes are always generated from each society's particular understanding ... more



 


Spring 2007

Arts - spring 2007

ARTS 610
Monday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Acting the Realists: Text and Performance
Jaffe,David B.
Through text analysis, monologue work, and scene study, this course will examine the major works of modern and contemporary realistic playwrights. Scenes drawn from Ibsen, Chekhov, O'Neill, Williams, and Miller ... more
ARTS 617
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, February 5-6; Saturday & Sunday, February 19-20; Saturday, March 5
In this course we will study the history and culture of rock and ... more
ARTS 620
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Learning Architectural Language through Free Hand Drawing
Ackerman,Marilyn J.
Students will learn in the field the basics of both architecture and drawing by exploring various early Connecticut structures including architecture on the Wesleyan campus. Some of the most beautiful ... more
ARTS 631
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Strictly Abstract Drawing
Waite,Peter
We will explore various notions of non-representational—or abstract—imagery through the inventive use of both traditional and non-traditional drawing media. Through abstraction, one can experience a withdrawal from worldly objects, the ... more
ARTS 640
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom — the ... more
ARTS 643
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Japanese Cinema from the Silent Era to the Present Day
De Seife,Ethan R.
In terms of influence and creativity, Japanese cinema is generally regarded as second only to American, though it may in fact be the other way around. The Japanese film industry ... more

Humanities - spring 2007

HUMS 619
Saturday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Short Fiction Workshop
Callan,Jamie
This course is designed for students interested in creating strong fiction with well-structured narratives and dynamic characters. It stresses the fundamentals of a well-crafted story, including use of voice, viewpoint, ... more
HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Distinguished Writers/New Voices: Models for Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.
Offered in conjunction with the spring 2008 Distinguished Writers series, this writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers whom the program brings to speak on campus. ... more
HUMS 633
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
World Literature
Karamcheti,Indira
The last half of the 20th century has seen the establishment of a literary canon of classics from many places in the Third World: India, Africa, South America, and the ... more
HUMS 636
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Invention of Mark Twain: Reading the Major Works
Baraw,Charles
This course will explore the ways in which Samuel Clemens invented and constructed "Mark Twain," his authorial persona, as both a literary master and a popular celebrity. We will examine ... more
HUMS 639
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
A Terrible Beauty:How Irish Writers Transformed Modern Literature & Changed the Way We See the World
Burt,Daniel S.
This immersion course will attempt to demonstrate how modern literature has been profoundly shaped by Irish writers. William Butler Yeats, according to T.S. Eliot and many others, is as the ... more
HUMS 650
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Faulkner and the Thirties
McCann,Sean
Faulkner is often described as a great modernist novelist and sometimes as the prototypical southern writer. In this course, we'll take a slightly different approach, considering Faulkner's major works and ... more
HUMS 656
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Don Quixote
Armstrong Roche,Michael
Cervantes is known chiefly for Don Quixote, often described as the first modern novel and fountainhead of one of the great modern myths of individualism. In fact, besides the chivalric ... more

Mathematics - spring 2007

MTHS 635
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Elements Of Probability
Fieldsteel,Adam
In this introduction to the basic ideas of probability theory, our objective is to learn how to convert informal descriptions about probabilities into mathematical statements. We then learn to use ... more
MTHS 637
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Topics in Algebra
Reid,James D.
We will begin with a review of such properties of the integers (the whole numbers, positive, negative and zero) as the division algorithm, Euclid's theory of greatest common divisors, unique ... more

Sciences - spring 2007

SCIE 634
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The New Solar System
Herbst,William
Our knowledge of the solar system—the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids that orbit the Sun—has vastly increased during the space age. NASA planetary probes as well as ground-based and ... more
SCIE 644
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Oceanography: The Ocean System
O'Connell,Suzanne B.
We will explore the world ocean system by studying its geology, ecosystem, and circulation patterns; by investigating how plate tectonics shape the ocean basin and where the saline water that ... more
SCIE 680
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Molecular Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
McAlear,Michael A.
A few decades ago it seemed that modern medicine was winning the battle against many of the bacterial and viral diseases that afflicted mankind. But, recently we have seen the ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2007

SOCS 630
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Critical Issues in Sociology
Rosenthal,Rob
Sociologists speak of looking at the world with a "sociological imagination"; what does this mean, and how might it change the way we look at our world, from the mundane ... more
SOCS 632
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Conservative Revolution in American Politics and Policy
Eisner,Marc A.
The past decades have witnessed a conservative revolution in American politics. Republicans have gained control of the presidency for most of this period and, in the past decade, have controlled ... more
SOCS 633
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Peace versus Power: International Relations in the Modern Age
Gallarotti,Giulio
While globalization and international organizations have currently integrated the world into networks of peace, ethnic and regional wars have driven nations and groups further apart. This coexistence of conflict and ... more
SOCS 636
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Black Sixties: From Civil Rights to Black Power
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
In this course, we will explore the development of African American political activism and political theory from 1960 to 1972, with particular focus on student movements in these years. We ... more
SOCS 638
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Religion in Film
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Special Schedule: Saturday-Monday, September 5-7; Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20
This course examines how films, like religious texts and practices, carry and shape political ideologies and forge and ... more
SOCS 649
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
American Material Culture and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Wajda,Shirley Teresa
Material culture is defined as "the study through artifacts of the beliefs—values, ideas, attitudes, and assumptions—of a particular community or society at a given time." In this course we will ... more
SOCS 658
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Nature and Spirituality
Ritchey,Sara Margaret
In the Middle Ages, the Book of Nature was understood to be a text authored by God as a supplement to the scriptures, and it's purpose was to make the ... more



 


Fall 2006

Arts - fall 2006

ARTS 616
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Film Comedy
De Seife,Ethan R.
This course will focus on the historical and aesthetic development of comedy across multiple national cinema traditions. We start by acquiring a grounding in comedy theory and then embark on ... more
ARTS 622
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Mixed Media and the Unique Artists' Book
Nowak,Rhea M.
Working with mixed media and predominantly, though not exclusively, on paper, we will create unique artist's books in which a series of visual and tactile expressions unfold. The book format ... more
ARTS 626
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion
We will explore the definition of landscape photography as it relates to the realities of the 21st century where wildness is contained within boundaries or otherwise controlled, developed, or contaminated. ... more
ARTS 627
Tuesday
-
Cancelled
The Songs of Charles Ives and American Culture
Bruce,Neely; Harger,Gary
Charles Ives (1874-1954) is perhaps the finest composer of concert music yet produced in the United States. He received an excellent education in the fundamentals of music beginning in his ... more
ARTS 639
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Monster Drawings: Large Scale Rendering
Waite,Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays - October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
We will make drawings on a large scale, typically in the four by six foot range, ... more
ARTS 647
Monday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Acting: The Stanislavski Method
Jaffe,David B.
PLEASE NOTE: Instructor teaching this course is now different than originally posted in GLSP catalog
Through exercises, games, monologues, and scene work, we will investigate the basic ... more

Humanities - fall 2006

HUMS 621
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Melville's Major Works: Fact, Fiction, and Metafiction
Baraw,Charles
Special Schedule: Saturdays, February 20 - May 1 (excluding March 27 & April 3)

From his first book, Typee, a travelogue based on his own captivity by Polynesian ... more
HUMS 622
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Third Woman
Karamcheti,Indira
How are "Third World" women, both in the First World and in the Third, represented and understood by others? How do they represent and understand themselves? Analyzing images such as ... more
HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Braiding Past and Present, a Writing Course
Greene,Anne F.
This course explores ways of representing on the page our experiences of past and present, and particularly the ways that different time periods are braided together in our thinking. Readings ... more
HUMS 624
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Literary Journalism
Hofstadter,Dan
The difference between hard journalism and literary journalism is largely a matter of texture. Straight reporters work against deadlines, offering information of public importance that must appear in concise ... more
HUMS 633
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Shakespeare: The Major Plays
Friedberg,Harris A.
Shakespeare wrote during a troubled age in which many inherited beliefs-in the divinity of the monarch, in the purpose of marriage, in the nature of heaven and hell, and in ... more
HUMS 638
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Great American Novel
McCann,Sean
In this survey of classic works of American fiction, we will focus on texts celebrated not just for their literary achievement but also for their aspiration to define the nature ... more
HUMS 656
Wednesday
-
Cancelled
Chivalric Romances and Renaissance Readership: Amadis of Gaul and Orlando furioso
Fiumara,Francesco
We will read and discuss Amadis of Gaul and Orlando furioso in relation to the growing and changing influence of the chivalric tradition on both the Spanish and Italian literatures ... more

Mathematics - fall 2006

MTHS 645
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Groups and Their Actions
Fieldsteel,Adam
The concept of a group and its actions is fundamental in mathematics, and examples are found throughout the subject. Consider these examples: rearrange the vertices of a cube so that ... more

Sciences - fall 2006

SCIE 614
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Classic Studies in Animal Behavior
Powzyk,Joyce Ann
Our focus is on the major contributors to the field of animal behavior. We will discuss the selection ... more
SCIE 637
Note: Special Schedule
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Natural History of Autumn
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: Saturday - Wednesday, October 16-20
This field course focuses on ecological interactions and life history events characteristic of autumn. Our study topics include acorn ecology, seed dispersal ... more
SCIE 641
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Volcanoes and Earthquakes in Human History
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle
Volcanic eruptions and seismic disturbances often have far reaching and long lasting consequences. Major volcanic eruptions have changed weather patterns globally resulting in famine, epidemics, social unrest, and diaspora ... more
SCIE 681
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Genetic Basis of Inherited Disorders
McAlear,Michael A.
Over the last two decades, advances in modern molecular genetics have provided insights into the underlying genetic basis for many of humankind's inherited disorders. The information associated with the sequencing ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2006

SOCS 630
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Evolution of Government: The Rise of the Modern Nation-State
Gallarotti,Giulio
Using both a theoretical and a historical focus, we will analyze the principal movements and processes that have led to the rise of the modern nation-state. The theoretical focus will ... more
SOCS 636
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Study of Black Folks: African American Studies Then and Now
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
In this course, we will look at a series of texts that help us define the origins of and the most recent developments in African American Studies. In the first ... more
SOCS 637
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Music in Social Movements
Rosenthal,Rob
It has long been noted that social movements typically create movement cultures, but the actual use of music, as one cultural form, is only beginning to receive attention. Is it ... more
SOCS 641
Monday
-
Cancelled
Biculturalism, Border-Crossing, and Non-Conformism in the Age of Conquest
Armstrong Roche,Michael
This course examines the diversity within Spanish (European, Christian) as well as Amerindian cultures at the time of the Conquest of America. Many Old and New World texts of the ... more
SOCS 653
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Problem of Love in the Twelfth Century
Ritchey,Sara Margaret
In medieval European historiography, the twelfth century has been isolated as a historical problem because it appears to mark a number of "discoveries" of concepts we currently identify as modern. ... more



 


Summer 2006

Arts - summer 2006

ARTS 615
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cinema of Passion and Laughter: Film from 1895 to 1928
Ross,Sara A.; Higgins,Scott
The period before 1928 was an incredibly rich time of cinematic development. This course explores the exciting array of film made before the conversion to synchronous sound. We will consider ... more
ARTS 617
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70
Charry,Eric S.
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15; class trip to NY on Sunday, January 22; Saturday, January 28; Saturday, February 11
Since the early 20th century, downtown New ... more
ARTS 624
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Black and White Photography: Art and Technique
Rudensky,Sasha; Seeley,J.
This three-week intensive course teaches photography from the inside out, beginning with professional black and white darkroom techniques, in order to develop the vision and artistry to build a portfolio ... more
ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
-
Fully Enrolled
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
Special Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than ... more
ARTS 631
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Strictly Abstract Drawing
Waite,Peter
We will explore various notions of non-representational—or abstract—imagery through the inventive use of both traditional and non-traditional drawing media. Through abstraction, one can experience a withdrawal from worldly objects, the ... more
ARTS 636
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Art and Culture in America's Gilded Age
Noble,Nancy J.
We will explore American painting, sculpture, and material culture within the complex historical and cultural context of the Gilded Age. Late 19th century America was a period of unfettered capitalism, ... more
ARTS 643
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
Ballesteros,Isolina
Pedro Almodovar is the enfant terrible of Spanish cinema and one of the most original and daring European film-makers working today. Almodovar's cinema mixes the traditional and the transgressive, depicting ... more

Humanities - summer 2006

HUMS 620
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Non-fiction Narratives: Research, Field Work, and Writing
Jarnot,Lisa
A course for teachers and writers, this course focuses on variations of research projects from the genre of true crime novels to case studies to memoirs to documentary projects to ... more
HUMS 626
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Voice in Fiction and Nonfiction: A Writing Course
Greene,Anne F.
Both fiction and nonfiction, the sounds of voices-talking or thinking-gives dramatic life to the work. This writing course offers students the chance to experiment with story-telling and commentary in a ... more
HUMS 630
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Tragic Moment: Democracy and Myth in Fifth-Century Athens
Szegedy-Maszak,Andrew
The great French scholar Jean-Pierre Vernant has written about what he terms "the tragic moment." By this he means the convergence in fifth-century Athens of full democracy and traditional myth, ... more
HUMS 638
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Modern Drama
Burt,Daniel S.
It can be argued that the exact moment that modern drama was born was on December 4, 1879 when Nora Helmer in Ibsen's A Doll's House was first heard slamming ... more
HUMS 647
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
"Crane Music:" Chinese Culture, Poetry, and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Schwarcz,Vera
This seminar is for poets and writers, as well as non-poets who seek a creative path to understanding other cultures. The focus will be on the buried treasures of classical ... more
HUMS 651
Monday-Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Irish Plays and Politics
Smith,Gay
The tumultuous relations between the Irish and the British, through colonialism to the establishment of an independent Irish Republic, are reflected in Irish plays and politics of the last three ... more

Mathematics - summer 2006

MTHS 638
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries
Fieldsteel,Adam
In the 19th century, it was discovered that the classical geometry of Euclid does not preclude other geometries of very different character. In the 20th century, it was realized that ... more
MTHS 664
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Topology
Mulvey,Irene
Topology, the branch of mathematics that makes possible a rigorous study of continuity and continuous distortion, is a core mathematical discipline that provides the foundation for much of advanced mathematics ... more

Sciences - summer 2006

SCIE 634
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Biology of Nutrition
Wolfe,Jason S.
This course studies how food substances affect the biological function, health, and well-being of human organisms. We will consider "average" nutrition, malnutrition, excessive or mal-adaptive nutrition, and supplemental nutrition for ... more
SCIE 640
Note: Special Schedule
-
Coastal Environments of Vieques, Puerto Rico
O'Connell,Suzanne B.
In this class, we will learn about the tectonic history and examine the ecology of the coastal habitats of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. We will also learn about ... more
SCIE 655
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Life-Span Development
Arsenio,William
In this psychology course, we will study social and cognitive development across the life span. Topics include life-span attachment issues (e.g., early parent-child relationships); developmental psychopathology; distinctions between individual difference ... more
SCIE 670
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee
Forensic anthropology is the medico-legal application of biological anthropological methods, generally pertaining to the identification of human remains. When badly decomposed, burned, and skeletonized remains are discovered, a forensic anthropologist ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2006

SOCS 612
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Islam and/in the West
Gottschalk,Peter S.
Is there a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West? What distinguishes the two and why the conflict? This course, which assumes no familiarity with Islam, explores these questions ... more
SOCS 628
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Women Writing Culture
Ulysse,Gina Athena
This course considers the persistent impact of the interpretive turn in anthropology, which began with Clifford Geertz's claim, in The Interpretation of Culture, that culture is but a "web of ... more
SOCS 634
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Social and Political Transformation: A History of Europe Since 1900
Greene,Nathanael
This course is an interpretive survey of major political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Our analysis will be chronological as ... more
SOCS 635
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New England and Empire: The Roots of U.S. Imperialism
Karamcheti,Indira
In our study of New England, we will study works of history and literature to focus on the role this region played in the transformation of the United States from ... more
SOCS 637
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Race and Modernity
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This one-week immersion course examines the idea of "Race" as a belief system specific to the epistemological field of Western culture. It begins with the emergence of the concept in ... more
SOCS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
-
Cancelled
American Indian Sovereignty Issues
Kauanui,J. Kehaulani
This course will survey selected historical moments, geographical and institutional sites, cases, and periods in order to explore the complexities of American Indian sovereignty politics. We will examine legal issues ... more
SOCS 644
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Law and Society
Finn,John E.
This course explores the judicial process in the United States. It focuses upon the nature of legal reasoning--or what I shall typically call "legal logic"--and the structure of the legal ... more



 


Spring 2006

Arts - spring 2006

ARTS 613
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Studies in Photographic Portraiture & Self-Portraiture
Belanger,Marion
Photography is a medium perfectly suited to the portrayal of one another and of one's self. We will investigate the many approaches to the photographic portrait/self-portrait ranging from the traditional ... more
ARTS 615
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Survey of Jazz Styles
Baerman,Noah
What is the difference between "cool jazz" and "hot jazz" or "bebop" and "hard bop?" What does the bass player do in a jazz group and how has that changed ... more
ARTS 623
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Earthworks, Environmental Sculpture, and Eco-Art, 1965-Present
Pestel,Michael
This course studies environmental art since 1965, from the early large-scale land art projects in the American West to the current proliferation of ecologically motivated art works throughout the world. ... more
ARTS 640
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom — the ... more
ARTS 643
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Changing Character of the Documentary Film
Molomot,Lisa
Since the very first films, of workers walking out of factories, the documentary film has continually changed in response to the time. What began as an experiment with technology has ... more
ARTS 648
Monday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Inside-out to Outside-in: Approaches to Acting
Cantor,Daniel A.
Through the performance of exercises, scenes, and monologues, and through various readings, this course will examine a variety of approaches to acting, and will consider what each says about our ... more
ARTS 669
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Writing on Dance
Buckwalter,Melinda
Martha Graham said, "The body never lies." In this class, we will focus on writing as a tool to examine how we see dance. What catches our attention as a ... more

Humanities - spring 2006

HUMS 614
Thursday
06:15 PM - 08:45 PM
Fully Enrolled
Personalizing History
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much are we shaped by our historical times and places? How much power do ... more
HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Distinguished Writers/New Voices: Models for Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.
Offered in conjunction with the spring 2008 Distinguished Writers series, this writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers whom the program brings to speak on . ... more
HUMS 634
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Literature of Tudor England: Drama and Poetry
Friedberg,Harris A.
This course attempts to put Shakespeare back into his own, Elizabethan age, by studying his plays and poems alongside those of his contemporaries. Shakespeare's literary career spans an increasingly troubled ... more
HUMS 639
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rome through the Ages
Nussdorfer,Laurie
Using literature and monuments we survey the history of Rome, Europe's oldest capital city and most significant urban symbol, from antiquity to the age of the Baroque (17th century). We ... more
HUMS 644
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Murder in the 12th Century: Assassinations of Bishop Gaudry, Charles of Flanders, & Thomas Becket
Rider,Jeff
This course will study three assassinations of the 12th century: that of Bishop Gaudry of Laon in 1112, that of Count Charles of Flanders in 1127, and that of Archbishop ... more
HUMS 652
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ulysses: James Joyce and the Art of the Novel
Burt,Daniel S.
No other modern novel has been as controversial or as influential as Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses. Regarded by many as the greatest novel of the 20th-century, Ulysses fundamentally changed the novel ... more

Mathematics - spring 2006

MTHS 641
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Thinking and Proving: Topics in Discrete Mathematics
Fieldsteel,Adam
This course uses topics from discrete mathematics to illustrate general methods of approaching and solving mathematical problems. We will develop core ideas of discrete mathematics from areas like logic,... more
MTHS 662
Tuesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Number Theory
Reid,James D.
People have been fascinated by numbers and their properties for thousands of years. Following earlier work of the Greeks, notably Eudoxus and Euclid, the work of Fermat (1601--1665), Euler  ... more

Sciences - spring 2006

SCIE 616
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Marine Mammals
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, April 18-22 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
We will examine the lives of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, sea ... more
SCIE 636
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Universe
Herbst,William
What is the Big Bang Theory? What evidence supports it? What are its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations? How do current observations help us to understand the structure and evolution of ... more
SCIE 682
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Drug Discovery
DeSimone Jr,Robert W.
With the advent progress in molecular biology techniques for isolation and identification of receptors--the molecular target where drugs induce a biological function--a vast array of new molecular targets have been ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2006

SOCS 628
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Civil Liberties
Finn,John E.
Civil Liberties is designed to introduce students to a uniquely American, and to some ways of thinking, a wonderfully naive contribution to politics: The written specification of individual liberties and ... more
SOCS 629
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Environmental Policy and Politics
Eisner,Marc A.
This course will provide an overview of environmental politics and policy. In the first part of the course, we will explore competing philosophical positions on environmentalism (e.g., deep ecology vs. ... more
SOCS 634
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Advent of the Global Village: Globalization in the Modern World System
Gallarotti,Giulio
Globalization is considered by many to be the most powerful transformative force in the modern world system. Modernization and technology have effectively made the world a smaller place with ... more
SOCS 637
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Music in Social Movements
Rosenthal,Rob
It has long been noted that social movements typically create movement cultures, but the actual use of music, as one cultural form, is only beginning to receive attention. Is it ... more
SOCS 638
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Religion and Civic Life in America from the Puritans to the Present
McAlister,Elizabeth
This course is an introduction to religion in the United States, and asks "how can we make sense of the present moment by better understanding religious themes in U.S. history?" ... more
SOCS 641
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
History of the Papacy, 1500-Present
Printy,Michael O.
This course looks at the issues and problems facing the papacy in "modern times" broadly construed, namely the period from about 1500 to the present. Abortion and euthanasia; homosexuality and ... more



 


Fall 2005

Arts - fall 2005

ARTS 615
Thursday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Gangster and Crime Films
Ross,Sara A.
The crime film has been a center of social contention and stylistic experimentation both in Hollywood and internationally throughout film history. This course will explore the gangster and crime film ... more
ARTS 618
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
This traditional art form, more than 1,000 years old, relies on hand-pressing techniques, watercolors, and rice paste. Quite distinct from Western printmaking traditions, it uses no oil-based inks or presses. ... more
ARTS 624
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Documentary Tradition: Photographing Daily Life
Rudensky,Sasha
The legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson claimed, "in photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject." In other words, it is not necessary to travel to exotic and far away ... more
ARTS 635
Saturday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Drawing the Human Figure
Frazer,John T.
This studio course is dedicated exclusively to the effective articulation of the nude human form, with particular attention given to the various ways in which three-dimensional structures are developed on ... more
ARTS 636
Monday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Spectacle, Social Control, and the Spaces of Display
McCombie,Mel
This course will interrogate a range of built spaces, elite ones like museums and vernacular ones like shopping malls and casinos, to see how they reflect and shape our changing ... more
ARTS 641
Monday
-
Cancelled
Documentary Theatre and Acting
Cantor,Daniel A.
In this class, we will explore "documentary" or "journalistic" performance techniques, to create and perform works of documentary theater. In the 1990s, a new and powerful form of theater emerged ... more
ARTS 655
Thursday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Measured Drawing
Feldman,Barrett
This course has two interrelated goals: to make accurate measured drawings of artifacts ranging from small objects to buildings, while simultaneously conveying analytical observations. Drawing will begin as a search ... more

Humanities - fall 2005

HUMS 607
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing Desire: A Fiction Workshop
Callan,Jamie
Desire drives narrative tension in fiction. This course will explore how to use the spine of desire to build a narrative structure, and how to infuse language with the subtle ... more
HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Experience of Time
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course focuses on the way writers can represent complex experiences ... more
HUMS 634
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Major Authors of the Postcolonial World
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: February 22-24 and March 29-30.
Literature is often seen, in the First World, as separate from the public sphere of politics ... more
HUMS 636
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
American Fiction and the Cold War
McCann,Sean
In this course, we consider some of the ways that major American novelists responded to the four-decade long period of global conflict and competition between the United States and the ... more
HUMS 638
Tuesday
-
Cancelled
Don Juan and Faust: Paradigms of Modern European Culture
Arnold,Herbert A.
This course follows Don Juan and Faust--those two paradigmatic figures of Western intellectual history and art from their beginnings in the 15th to their changed forms in the 20th century--using ... more
HUMS 642
Thursday
-
Cancelled
Love, Rivalry, and Transgression in Sanskrit Literature
Anderson,Karen
Sanskrit literature offers a stunningly rich body of stories. Love, rivalry, family conflict, vengeance, cataclysm, and redemption are brought to life by charismatic kings, enigmatic queens, volatile priests, lovesick princes, ... more
HUMS 644
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Dickens and London
Burt,Daniel S.
Charles Dickens has been called "the greatest dramatic writer that the English had had since Shakespeare." He is also one of the first great "urban" novelists who dramatized the impact ... more

Mathematics - fall 2005

MTHS 632
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Linear Algebra through Geometry
Fieldsteel,Adam
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00-12:00
Linear algebra is a subject with a dual nature; the central ideas ... more

Sciences - fall 2005

SCIE 638
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Conservation Biology
Hammerson,Geoffrey
This course focuses on the biological, ecological, and administrative aspects of the conservation of species and communities, integrating concepts from ecology, evolution, population biology, genetics, biogeography, and systematics. The course ... more
SCIE 639
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Evolution of the Human Female
West,Jolee
The evolution of humankind is marked by the appearance of a number of traits that are unique--bipedal locomotion, the largest brain to body size ratio, language and symbolizing behavior, the ... more
SCIE 681
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Recent Advances in Biotechnology
McAlear,Michael A.
Progress in the molecular biosciences continues to accelerate at an ever-increasing pace at the same time that it touches more and more aspects of everyday life. In this course we ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2005

SOCS 613
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Politics of the Modern Global Economy
Gallarotti,Giulio
This course is an introduction to major issues in the politics of today's global economy. We will cover such broad topics as globalization, trade, monetary relations, imperialism, debt, foreign direct ... more
SOCS 630
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Critical Issues in Sociology
Rosenthal,Rob
Sociologists speak of looking at the world with a "sociological imagination"; what does this mean, and how might it change the way we look at our world, from the mundane ... more
SOCS 634
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
European Imperialism 1500-1900
Paquette,Gabriel
Here we examine the role of empires in the making of the modern world since 1500. We focus on the origin and development of the European imperial systems that served ... more
SOCS 636
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Religion and Politics in the United States
Eisner,Marc A.
Despite the supposed wall of separation between the church and state, religion has always been of central importance in U. S. politics. This course begins with broad analyses of the ... more
SOCS 639
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Holocaust: Perpetrators, Bystanders, Victims
Kassow,Samuel
This course will discuss the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives: historical, literary, and contemporary accounts. The first segment of the course will examine how and why a modern state--Germany--adopted ... more
SOCS 645
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Leading Issues in Bioethics, Public Policy, and the Law
Schaller,Barry
Developments in biotechnology and the life sciences have called into question existing legal and policy approaches with respect to reproduction, health care, informed consent, privacy, medical futility and end-of-life decisions, ... more



 


Summer 2005

Arts - summer 2005

ARTS 616
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Fully Enrolled
Screwballs and Heroes: Romantic Comedies and Action Films in Hollywood
Ross,Sara A.; Higgins,Scott
At first glance, the action film and the romantic comedy appear to be at two ends of the spectrum of Hollywood genre pictures. The action film seems to be all ... more
ARTS 622
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Mixed Media and the Unique Artists' Book
Nowak,Rhea M.
Working with mixed media and predominantly, though not exclusively, on paper, we will create unique artist's books in which a series of visual and tactile expressions unfold. The book format ... more
ARTS 624
Monday-Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Seeing Photos Past, Making Photos Present
Johnston,William D.
The goal of this course is to engage the student, as an active photographer today with the historical legacy of this art form, for the purpose of stretching the creative ... more
ARTS 628
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
ONE: The Creation and Performance of the Solo Play
Francisco,William H.
Creating a monodrama involves engaging the full life-cycle of a solo play: writing, acting, and directing/designing the performance. In this course, each student will create a monologue performance that speaks ... more
ARTS 640
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Painting the Narrative
Lewis,Nathan
In this painting course, we will create narrative paintings in oil, acrylic, or other media according to students' abilities. We will create story-based representational paintings to construct images in (or ... more
ARTS 642
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Music, Nature, and Silence
Pestel,Michael
This course explores music and sound found in nature (bioacoustics), inspired by nature (scored and improvised works), and performed with nature (direct, live interaction). We will listen both to the ... more
ARTS 665
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Dance Deep: An Intensive for Dancers, Writers, and Theatre Artists
Lerman,Liz
This five-day session focuses on dance-making by immersing participants in the sometimes radical approach to making art for which the Dance Exchange has become known. Designed for the advanced practitioner/performer, ... more

Humanities - summer 2005

HUMS 603
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing, Memory, and the Power of Place
Trentham,Edwina A.
For many writers, early memories are firmly rooted in a sense of place, and the imagery associated with this passionate involvement plays a powerful role in their work. For example, ... more
HUMS 620
Note: Special Schedule
-
Fully Enrolled
Intensive Poetry Writing Workshop
Jarnot,Lisa
This class will immerse students in poetry reading and writing throughout a period of three weeks. During our sessions, we will undertake a wide variety of in-class writing experiments; read ... more
HUMS 622
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
The Third Woman
Karamcheti,Indira
How are "Third World" women, both in the First World and in the Third, represented and understood by others? How do they represent and understand themselves? Analyzing images such as ... more
HUMS 626
Monday & Wednesday
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing Contemporary Narratives
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course invites students to examine assorted pieces of contemporary fiction and non-fiction on thematic, stylistic and organizational features that make this recent work distinctive. We will consider the ... more
HUMS 633
Monday-Friday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
The Harlem Renaissance
Pemberton,Gayle
The course will study the literature, politics, and art of the Harlem Renaissance-roughly a period from 1915-1940. This was a time when African American writers, artists, philosophers, activists, ... more
HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
A Terrible Beauty:How Irish Writers Transformed Modern Literature & Changed the Way We See the World
Burt,Daniel S.
This immersion course will attempt to demonstrate how modern literature has been profoundly shaped by Irish writers. William Butler Yeats, according to T.S. Eliot and many others, is as the ... more
HUMS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Memory and Science, Poetry and Genocide: Primo Levi and the Legacy of the Holocaust
Nerenberg,Ellen
Detained for his activities in the Italian Resistance in 1943, Primo Levi, a young chemist, was transported to Auschwitz. Following his safe return to his native Italy, he wrote what ... more

Mathematics - summer 2005

MTHS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Multivariable Mathematics
Mulvey,Irene
This is a course in the calculus of functions of several variables; but the material will be taught by combining linear algebra with multivariable calculus to emphasize the interconnectedness of ... more
MTHS 640
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
A Mathematical Sampler
Fieldsteel,Adam
We will present a wide variety of topics from elementary mathematics, chosen for their striking beauty, but also for their bearing on issues of considerable importance. Some of the topics ... more

Sciences - summer 2005

SCIE 614
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Emotions: Motivation and Development
Arsenio,William
Emotions have been described as reflecting the "wisdom of the ages" because of their biologically-rooted communicative and motivational importance. Emotions help prepare us for different courses of action - whether ... more
SCIE 634
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Biology of Aging
Wolfe,Jason S.
Research on the biology of aging has advanced considerably in the past few decades, at the same time as the population of the United States has aged. This new research ... more
SCIE 635
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Connecticut River: Natural History and Human Imprints
Hammerson,Geoffrey
The Connecticut River harbors a great diversity of plants and animals: bald eagles, herons, and other waterbirds; dozens of fish species, ranging from darters and killifishes to American shad and ... more
SCIE 638
Monday & Wednesday
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Geology of Connecticut: Stories in Stone
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle
Connecticut's growth from a few clustered colonies to a vibrant state in the Union was triggered and facilitated by its geologic resources. Soils in the Central Valley attracted early settlers ... more
SCIE 680
Note: Special Schedule
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Genetics Laboratory
McAlear,Michael A.
While the science of genetics has been practiced for thousands of years (animal breeding, crop selection), it is only in the last 60 years or so that we have begun ... more
SCIE 682
Tuesday-Thursday
-
Cancelled
Microscopic Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Marcucci,Melissa Jean
This course is designed for students interested in gaining an understanding of how cellular structure contributes to function in mammalian organ systems. The model for this course is the human ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2005

SOCS 608
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
History of Women, Health, and Medicine
Tucker,Jennifer
Women are, and always have been, givers of health care as well as its recipients. Nevertheless, with the exception of "great ladies" such as Elizabeth Blackwell, women have been largely ... more
SOCS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Europe's Long 19th Century: From the French Revolution to World War I
Greene,Nathanael
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00-12:00
This study of European history from the outbreak of the French Revolution ... more
SOCS 641
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Before the Americas: Africa, Iberia, and the Mediterranean
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This course examines the interactions of the societies and cultures before the rise of the Americas that would be set in motion by the 1492 voyages of Columbus. Thus, for ... more
SOCS 642
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
"Undesirable Otherness:" Cinematic Representations of Immigration in the European Union
Ballesteros,Isolina
The course examines cinematic representations of immigration, xenophobia, and racism towards ethnic and racial minorities in the social context of the European Union, exploring topics such as social policies towards ... more
SOCS 647
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World
Rutland,Peter
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This course is an introduction to debates about the state of political life around the ... more
SOCS 652
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Witness to History: Modern China through the Eyes of Survivors and Writers
Schwarcz,Vera
How do we bridge the gulf between past and present? How do we come close to the epicenter of historical events? These are challenging questions, especially if our subjects are ... more



 


Spring 2005

Arts - spring 2005

ARTS 615
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Jazz in the Sixties
Baerman,Noah
The 1960s were a turbulent but stimulating time for the world of jazz. The R&B-based soul jazz movement was at its peak and often at odds with the still-developing avant-garde ... more
ARTS 626
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion
We will explore the definition of landscape photography as it relates to the realities of the 21st century where wildness is contained within boundaries or otherwise controlled, developed, or contaminated. ... more
ARTS 634
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Post-War/Postmodern: American Design from Retro to Neo-Retro
McCombie,Mel
Exploring design in postwar America, we examine how the templates for design developed during that period echo today in postmodern design and in contemporary culture. Drawing on sociology, material  ... more
ARTS 640
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji
This style of black-and-white calligraphic ink painting originated in China and was introduced into Japan by Zen monks around 1333. Concentrating on bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, and plum blossom — the ... more
ARTS 641
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Acting and Movement in Time and Space: The Viewpoints
Rubinstein,Kim S
The Viewpoints is a system of movement and action, training actors and performers to be alive in the moment by increasing awareness of time, space, and the gestures of the ... more
ARTS 643
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
Ballesteros,Isolina
Pedro Almodovar is the enfant terrible of Spanish cinema and one of the most original and daring European film-makers working today. Almodovar's cinema mixes the traditional and the transgressive, depicting ... more
ARTS 644
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Water-based: Color through Water
Waite,Peter
Special Schedule: Saturdays - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
Watercolor and related water-based media have long been associated in art with ... more

General Studies - spring 2005

GNEL 616
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Culture and Cuisine: Food in Society and Popular Culture
Finn,John E.
In this course, we will use cuisine as a way of understanding American popular culture. In a broad sense, the culture of food includes such things as the social institution ... more

Humanities - spring 2005

HUMS 623
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Distinguished Writers/New Voices: Models for Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.
Offered in conjunction with the spring 2008 Distinguished Writers series, this writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers whom the program brings to speak on campus. ... more
HUMS 633
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Shakespeare and the Death of Kings
Friedberg,Harris A.
In 1649, in an act that terrified and outraged the monarchies of Europe and beyond, the English people executed their king, Charles I. Yet the deaths of kings had been ... more
HUMS 635
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Tradition of the African American Novel, 1853-1953
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
Discussing novels written between 1853 and 1953, we will study each of them as works of art and as political/historical/cultural products. That is, we will attend to the formal and ... more
HUMS 639
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
American Literature and Culture, 1865-1919
McCann,Sean
This course is a survey of the major developments in American literature in one of its most vibrant and tumultuous periods--the years from the Gilded Age through World War I. ... more
HUMS 645
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and the Making of the Modern
Burt,Daniel S.
There is perhaps no better pairing of English novelists to demonstrate the opposite approaches that define key boundaries of modern fiction than George Eliot and Thomas Hardy. Despite similar backgrounds ... more
HUMS 646
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Poetry Writing Workshop: Experiments in Autobiography
Nelson,Maggie
For centuries, readers and writers of lyric poetry have considered it a somehow privileged medium for "personal" expression. But sometimes when we set out to write "from our lives," whatever ... more

Mathematics - spring 2005

MTHS 632
Wednesday
-
Cancelled
Linear Algebra through Geometry
Fieldsteel,Adam
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 9:00-12:00
Linear algebra is a subject with a dual nature; the central ideas ... more
MTHS 638
Tuesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Numbers: Their Origins and Modern Development
Reid,James D.
This course will consist of parallel discussion--of the historical genesis of our number systems on the one hand, and a careful development of the modern view of these numbers on ... more

Sciences - spring 2005

SCIE 619
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Mammals
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Studying the biology of non-marine mammals, we will focus on those inhabiting northeastern North America. We examine the lives of familiar mammals such as bears, coyotes, and moose, as well ... more
SCIE 634
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The New Solar System
Herbst,William
Our knowledge of the solar system—the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids that orbit the Sun—has vastly increased during the space age. NASA planetary probes as well as ground-based ... more
SCIE 639
Saturday - Saturday
-
Fully Enrolled
Coastal and Forest Ecology and Geology of Puerto Rico: A Travel Field Course in Puerto Rico
O'Connell,Suzanne B.
This is a one-week immersion course on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Vieques has undergone relatively little development and is an ideal place to study tropical island habitats such ... more
SCIE 657
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Physics of Light
Shapiro,Mark
Light is one of the two basic entities in the universe. Matter is one, while pure energy, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, or light, is the other. Light can ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2005

SOCS 618
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Anthropology of Death and the Afterlife
Anderson,Karen
How a culture imagines death and the afterlife reveals fundamental principles by which social lives in this world are organized: power, morality, and what counts as health and happiness are ... more
SOCS 625
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
International Organization in the Modern Age: Managing International Relations in a Complex World
Gallarotti,Giulio
In the modern world of the global village, nations can no longer use their boundaries to isolate themselves from problems in the world at large. Technology and globalization have made ... more
SOCS 626
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Economic Policy in the United States
Eisner,Marc A.
We will chart the changes in the U.S. economic policy and state-economy relations over the course of the past century, providing a broad overview of fiscal, monetary, regulatory and trade ... more
SOCS 627
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Texts in Context: The Book as Cultural Artifact
Taraba,Suzy
Meeting in the Davison Rare Book Room at Wesleyan's Olin Library, this course explores various approaches to the history of the printed book using examples from Wesleyan's rich collections. Beginning ... more
SOCS 635
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
New England and Empire: The Roots of U.S. Imperialism
Karamcheti,Indira
In our study of New England, we will study works of history and literature to focus on the role this region played in the transformation of the United States from ... more
SOCS 637
Monday-Friday
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Race and Modernity
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This one-week immersion course examines the idea of "Race" as a belief system specific to the epistemological field of Western culture. It begins with the emergence of the concept in ... more



 


Fall 2004

Arts - fall 2004

ARTS 623
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Eco-Art, Environmental Sculpture, and Earthworks
Pestel,Michael
Early land art pioneers, environmental artists, and conceptualists such as Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, and James Turrell, emerged in the context of Minimalism and began to manipulate ... more
ARTS 624
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connecticut State Parks: A Collaborative Photographic Project
Belanger,Marion
Using film or digital still cameras, students will spend the semester making pictures at Connecticut State Parks. Students should come to class with a specific park or group of parks ... more
ARTS 629
Monday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Music in Social Movements
Rosenthal,Rob
It has long been noted that social movements typically create movement cultures, but the actual use of music, as one cultural form, is only beginning to receive attention. Is it ... more
ARTS 635
Saturday
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drawing the Human Figure
Frazer,John T.
This studio course is dedicated exclusively to the effective articulation of the nude human form, with particular attention given to the various ways in which three-dimensional structures are developed on ... more
ARTS 636
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Constructing National Identity: Landscape and Genre Painting in America, 1820-1860
Noble,Nancy J.
This course investigates the major painters and movements in the United States in the Jacksonian and antebellum periods, with a particular focus on the dominant painting types of the period, ... more
ARTS 639
Monday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Expressive Drawing
Zinser,Jerry T.
Drawing, as a primary means of both expression and communication for the artist, can take on many distinctive shapes and forms. The aim of this course is to legitimize and ... more
ARTS 641
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Screenwriting
Callan,Jamie
How do screenwriters create a great cinematic story? To explore this question, we will study visual scenes and will write for the screen, creating dynamic action and strong dialogue that ... more

Humanities - fall 2004

HUMS 619
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Jealous Reader/Apprentice Writer: A Fiction Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
T.S. Eliot said "bad poets imitate; good poets steal." This course is designed for those making early forays into fiction writing. The emphasis will be on reading as a writer, ... more
HUMS 627
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Story and Structure
Greene,Anne F.
This is a course for those who want to write with greater facility and with increased attention to the design of each piece. Students may choose to focus on narrative ... more
HUMS 631
Tuesday
-
Cancelled
Reformation to Postmodernism: Cosmic Dissolution/Evolution?
Arnold,Herbert A.
This course examines the movement of central concepts, values, images, and institutions from the late Middle Ages to modern times. This succession may be viewed as progress, or as a ... more
HUMS 633
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
World Literature
Karamcheti,Indira
The last half of the 20th century has seen the establishment of a literary canon of classics from many places in the Third World: India, Africa, South America, and the ... more
HUMS 637
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
American Modernisms
McCann,Sean
In the early decades of the 20th century, a remarkable generation of writers gave birth to a major renaissance in American literature. This course will consider the work of some ... more
HUMS 643
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Forms of Modern Fiction
Burt,Daniel S.
What makes modern fiction so challenging, daring, and stimulating? How did the modern novel evolve and what are its connections with and differences from the novel that originated in the ... more
HUMS 644
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff
Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, October 2-3; Saturday - Monday, October 9-11
This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in 6th-century Britain ... more
HUMS 656
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Culture of the Quixote
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
This course undertakes to explore the ideas that enter into literary discourse with the publication of DON QUIXOTE in 1605. The major ideas we will discuss at length concern three ... more
HUMS 660
Monday
-
Cancelled
Naked Masks: Folly and Autobiography in Luigi Pirandello's Plays and Novels
Giannini,Stefano
The works of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936, Nobel Prize 1934) have changed the structure of modern theater as we now recognize it. They influenced movements such as expressionism and surrealism at ... more

Mathematics - fall 2004

MTHS 635
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Elements Of Probability
Fieldsteel,Adam
In this introduction to the basic ideas of probability theory, our objective is to learn how to convert informal descriptions about probabilities into mathematical statements. We then learn to use ... more

Sciences - fall 2004

SCIE 625
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Animal Communication
Pytte,Carolyn
What are animals saying to one another? The animal world is brimming with hoots, growls, chirps, and clicks, as well as flashes of colors, blinking lights, and elaborate scents. What ... more
SCIE 637
Thursday & Sunday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Natural History of Autumn
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: Saturday - Wednesday, October 16-20
This field course focuses on ecological interactions and life history events characteristic of autumn. Our study topics include acorn ecology, seed dispersal ... more
SCIE 680
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Molecular Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
McAlear,Michael A.
A few decades ago it seemed that modern medicine was winning the battle against many of the bacterial and viral diseases that afflicted mankind. But, recently we have seen the ... more

Social Sciences - fall 2004

SOCS 628
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Women Writing Culture
Ulysse,Gina Athena
This course considers the impact of the interpretive turn in anthropology, which begain with Clifford Geertz's claim, in The Interpretation of Culture, that culture is but a "web of meaning" ... more
SOCS 630
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Evolution of Government: The Rise of the Modern Nation-State
Gallarotti,Giulio
Using both a theoretical and a historical focus, we will analyze the principal movements and processes that have led to the rise of the modern nation-state. The theoretical focus will ... more
SOCS 633
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Conservative Revolution in American Politics and Policy
Eisner,Marc A.
The past decades have witnessed a conservative revolution in American politics. Republicans have gained control of the presidency for most of this period and, in the past decade, have controlled ... more
SOCS 641
Wednesday
-
Cancelled
Christianity and Globalization: Liberation Theology and Pentecostalism in the Americas and Africa
McAlister,Elizabeth
Liberation theology, with its advocacy of a "preferential option for the poor," offers those concerned with human rights a moral compass for future action. For liberation theology, "the poverty of ... more
SOCS 646
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Bioterrorism, Public Health Emergencies, and the Law
Schaller,Barry
This course examines issues raised by bioterrorism and public health emergencies in the context of American culture, bioethical principles, public policy, and law. In particular, we will consider how bioterrorism ... more



 


Summer 2004

Arts - summer 2004

ARTS 621
Monday & Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Drawing from Middletown: The Moral Landscape
Waite,Peter
Middletown—with its riverfront setting, bridges, rail tracks, churches, cemeteries, industrial and historic buildings, campus architecture, classic main street, mini-malls, and gas stations—serves as a rich source of inspiration. Students will ... more
ARTS 623
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Beyond Style: From Abstraction to Realism, a Painting Intensive
Sklar,Keith M.
This is an intensive, hands-on course in which students will explore painting as a visual language, emphasizing its conceptual and technical underpinnings. Central to this class will be each student's ... more
ARTS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Digital Photography
Giammatteo,John A.
Digital photography offers an ever-growing range of techniques and new aesthetic possibilities to the visual artist. Many of the traditional elements of film-photography are important to digital photography: use of ... more
ARTS 640
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Cast Sculpture, Single and Editions
Zinser,Jerry T.
The process of casting sculpture--from the creation of the original art, to the formation of a mold, and then to the pouring, casting and finishing of the final art--is an ... more
ARTS 644
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Documentary Filmmaking
Bricca,Jacob Paul; Molomot,Lisa
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how documentary films are made, through technical training and practical experience in shooting and editing digital video. Through a  ... more
ARTS 662
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Laban Movement Analysis: Observation, Description, and Embodiment
Berson,Jessica
Laban Movement Analysis is a broad and comprehensive system for observing, describing, and notating movement that was devised by Rudolf Laban in the early part of the 20th century and ... more
ARTS 665
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancelled
Dance, Creative Process, and Culture
Nelson,Catherine
This course will combine the work of composing contemporary dance/performance art with the work of analyzing its cultural context and long-term social effects. By dancing, choreographing, and discussing culture, we ... more

Humanities - summer 2004

HUMS 614
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Personalizing History
Karamcheti,Indira
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much are we shaped by our historical times and places? How much power do ... more
HUMS 620
Note: Special Schedule
-
Fully Enrolled
Poetry Workshop: Fun with the Sonnet
Nelson,Marilyn R.
In this course, we will study some of the great sonnets written in English, examining how each transforms the inherited form into an individual and individualist poem. We will observe ... more
HUMS 624
Monday & Wednesday
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.
We begin this writing course with questions central to your work in either nonfiction or fiction: how to make distinct your narrator's voice and characters' presence, how to locate the ... more
HUMS 626
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Love, Death, and Politics: Where Poets Find Their Inspiration
Trentham,Edwina A.
Even the most cursory look at poetry over the centuries reveals that love and death are major sources of poetic inspiration, but what about politics? In PRAISES AND DISPRAISES: POETRY ... more
HUMS 630
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Creation Narratives
Anderson,Karen
Stories about the beginning have a powerful way of shaping our understanding of the middle and the end. Human beginnings, in religious narratives, constitute a map of what is possible ... more
HUMS 639
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Great American Play: Literature Revealed Through Performance
Rubinstein,Kim S
Some of the greatest American literature of the 20th century was written for the theater by playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Tony Kushner, Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Lorraine ... more
HUMS 640
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Ethics and Aesthetics of the Spanish Civil War
Ballesteros,Isolina
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was an ideological battleground for all of western Europe, fought not only in military battle but in the public sphere through propaganda and the arts. ... more
HUMS 650
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
War and Peace: Tolstoy and the Art of the Novel
Burt,Daniel S.
War and Peace has been described as "a dictionary of life, where one may look up any passion, any ambition, and find its meaning" (William Lyon Phelps), in which there ... more

Mathematics - summer 2004

MTHS 645
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Groups and Their Actions
Fieldsteel,Adam
The concept of a group and its actions is fundamental in mathematics, and examples are found throughout the subject. Consider these examples: rearrange the vertices of a cube so that ... more
MTHS 658
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Algebra and Geometry of Complex Numbers
Mulvey,Irene
Not every polynomial has a root in the real numbers; for example, the equation (x^2+1=0) has no solution in the real numbers. But, every polynomial has a root in the ... more

Sciences - summer 2004

SCIE 605
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Scientific Study of the Psychology of Gender
Morawski,Jill G.
Over the course of the 20th century, the question of the differences between the sexes became predominantly one of psychology. Scientific studies of the psychological differences between men and women ... more
SCIE 624
Monday-Friday
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
The Psychology of Death and Dying
Anthony,Kelly A.
This course will examine the final stage of life in terms of its psychological, biological/physiological, cognitive, emotional, legal, religious, and intellectual effects for both those dying and their loved ones. ... more
SCIE 627
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Scientific Integrity and Research Methods
Stickley,Sharon H.
Through close reading and discussion of scientific case studies, students will learn to understand the design and implementation scientific experiments and to analyze the ethical implications of scientific research. Looking ... more
SCIE 635
Note: Special Schedule
-
Coastal Ecology
Hammerson,Geoffrey
This field course focuses on life at the edge of the sea. Our primary focus is on the life histories and ecological relationships of plants and animals of coastal dunes, ... more
SCIE 651
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Mechanics: The Physics of Motion
Shapiro,Mark
Mechanics is the study of kinematics and dynamics: motion and its causes. In this course, we will analyze how bodies move, and why. We will explore the apparently simple movement ... more
SCIE 680
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Molecular Biology Laboratory
McAlear,Michael A.
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 10 - 15
9 am-5 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri); 9 am-1 pm (Wed & Sat)

Molecular biology is a fast-moving, experimentally-driven discipline ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2004

SOCS 618
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Everyday Forms of Resistance
Price,Melanye
Much of the attention in contemporary American politics is given to mainstream forms of political behavior like voting or to elite institutions such as the legislature. The goal of this ... more
SOCS 624
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Education and Identity Formation
Wright,Carol
Why are we interested in identity in education and the social sciences? This class explores identity--personal, social, cultural, and academic--through contemporary debates within the sociology of education. We will review ... more
SOCS 635
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
New World(s) Encounters: Rethinking "Culture," Rethinking Modernity
Eudell,Demetrius L.
This course will explore the encounter of 1492 as the moment in which modernity, as our global civilization has come to experience it, would be set in motion by the ... more
SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fully Enrolled
Europe In the Age Of Violence, 1914-1945
Greene,Nathanael
We will study the history of Europe during a period of unprecedented conflict and nearly uninterrupted turmoil. Two world wars, revolutions, social and national antagonisms, ideological combat, racial hatreds, and ... more
SOCS 655
Monday-Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Philosophy of Law
Gruen,Lori
Historically there have been two dominant yet conflicting traditions regarding the appropriate role of the law in protecting liberty and privacy and promoting equality. One tradition maintains that the state ... more



 


Spring 2004

Arts - spring 2004

ARTS 613
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Studies in Photographic Portraiture & Self-Portraiture
Belanger,Marion
Photography is a medium perfectly suited to the portrayal of one another and of one's self. We will investigate the many approaches to the photographic portrait/self-portrait ranging from the traditional ... more
ARTS 622
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Drawing, Dry and Wet
Waite,Peter
Drawing has always been considered the backbone of art. When done successfully, it is a direct line to creative expression, observation, and poetic visual communication. True drawing functions as a ... more
ARTS 634
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Toca Brasil! (Play Brazil!): An Interactive Survey of Brazilian Music
Galm,Eric Andrew
A comprehensive exploration of Brazilian music, this course will present an integrated approach through hands-on performance of Brazilian music, percussion, and dance and academic study of Afro-Brazilian culture, religion, and ... more
ARTS 643
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Italian Cinema: History, Context, and Analysis
Nerenberg,Ellen
Italian cinema, from the "golden" era of silent films to contemporary examples of auteur expression, will be examined both for its cinematic particularity as well as for the historical, social, ... more
ARTS 646
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Architectural Traditions of Mesoamerica
Carrasco,Michael David
This course explores the symbolism, iconography, and social significance of Mesoamerica's varied architectural traditions, in order to understand how the built world was a reflection of complex cultural narratives such ... more
ARTS 648
Saturday
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cancelled
Music and Theater of Indonesia

Indonesian people have, since their early history, been in continual contact with foreign cultures. Hinduism, Islam, and Western Europe have made significant contributions to the development of Indonesia's ... more
ARTS 655
Monday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Studio Seminar: Advanced Drawing
Zinser,Jerry T.
In this course, advanced studio art students will focus on creating, defining, and refining their own independent art projects within the structure of the seminar format. Each student will pursue, ... more

General Studies - spring 2004

GNEL 628
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Culture Industry
Phillips,David
Mass culture is the culture of the industrial revolution. Unlike popular culture, which is the culture that people have been producing for themselves for thousands of years, mass culture is ... more

Humanities - spring 2004

HUMS 608
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Architecture of Fiction
Callan,Jamie
This course is designed for students who are interested in developing and furthering their craft, and constructing strong, well-plotted stories that satisfy on emotional as well as intellectual levels. Students ... more
HUMS 616
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jane Austen & the Art of the Novel
Burt,Daniel S.
Jane Austen is, arguably, England's first great novelist. Such a valuation is remarkable when applied to a writer whose range was consciously limited to what she knew best--two or three ... more
HUMS 624
Note: Special Schedule
-
Fully Enrolled
Telling Life Stories: Distinguished Writers 2004
Greene,Anne F.
Offered in conjunction with the spring 2004 Distinguished Writers series, this writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers whom the program brings to speak on  ... more
HUMS 630
Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Epic Tradition from Homer to Milton
Friedberg,Harris A.
This course will study how our ideas of human nature--categories like life and death, body and soul, shame and guilt, love and sex, honor and glory--evolve while exploring the most ... more
HUMS 635
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
American Literature and Culture in the 1950s
McCann,Sean
Like the 1920s, the 1950s was a period of now legendary ferment in American literature. Many of the most important writers of the late 20th century first began their careers ... more
HUMS 637
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Cancelled
From Tribal Hordes to Lords of Europe: Mediaeval Foundations of Modern Europe
Arnold,Herbert A.
One of the most fascinating and consequential transformations in world history is that of the Germanic tribes of conquerors into the aristocratic ruling class of Europe. During the course of ... more
HUMS 642
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cancelled
Moral Agency and Survival: The Black Women Writer's Renaissance
Rushin,Kate
This course will analyze and interpret writing by Black women in the United States from the 1920s through the 1980s, and especially the Black Women Writers' Renaissance of the '70s ... more
HUMS 648
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Playwriting: A Workshop for Theater Writing
Rubinstein,Kim S
How can we as playwrights write characters and conflicts that express the personal and global terror and grief of our current times? How can we write plays that not only ... more

Mathematics - spring 2004

MTHS 630
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Topics in Calculus and Analysis
Fieldsteel,Adam
In this course, we will develop the basic ideas of calculus: limits, the integral and the derivative. As time permits, we will discuss such more advanced topics as Taylor series ... more
MTHS 634
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Discrete Mathematics
Reid,James D.
Discrete Mathematics, broadly defined, refers to those topics in classical and modern mathematics that do not depend on limiting processes. Some of these topics date from 2200 B.C., while others ... more

Sciences - spring 2004

SCIE 624
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Science and Modernism
Beveridge,David L.
This seminar is concerned with early modernism and the specific set of imaginative scientific and artistic achievements that took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that significantly ... more
SCIE 636
Note: Special Schedule
-
Fully Enrolled
The Natural History of Spring
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, April 19-23 (Monday-Friday) 9 am to 5 pm

In this field course, we focus on ecological relationships and life history events characteristic of early ... more
SCIE 680
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Science of Human Health: Microbiology and Immunology
Oliver,Donald B.
Studying the molecular and cellular biology of disease-causing and bacteria, we will survey the basic mechanisms that they deploy to colonize and harm our bodies. We will also learn about ... more

Social Sciences - spring 2004

SOCS 621
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Prelude to Political Choice: American Politics and the 2004 Elections
Eisner,Marc A.
How does one make sense of contemporary American politics? The past decade has witnessed unified Republican control of the Congress, the Contract with America, historic reforms in the welfare system, ... more
SOCS 628
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Civil Liberties
Finn,John E.
Civil liberties are a uniquely American contribution (one that other western democracies have freely emulated) to the practice of politics: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens ... more
SOCS 632
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Issues in the History of American Higher Education
Hunter,Lori
This course explores the development of American higher education from the colonial period to the present, focusing on issues of who had access to higher education and how and why ... more
SOCS 633
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Peace versus Power: International Relations in the Modern Age
Gallarotti,Giulio
While globalization and international organizations have currently integrated the world into networks of peace, ethnic and regional wars have driven nations and groups further apart. This coexistence of ... more
SOCS 637
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Cancelled
The Emergence of Modern Europe, 1789-1960
Grimmer-Solem,Erik
This seminar analyzes the formation of modern European society from the late 18th to the middle of the 20th century. We will focus on Britain, France, Germany, and Russia as ... more
SOCS 639
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Early Modern Europe, 1350-1750: From Christian Commonwealth to Sovereign States
Printy,Michael O.
This course is a historical investigation into the emergence of the idea and reality of the modern sovereign state. It will be argued that although the "state" has come to ... more
SOCS 647
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Anthropology of Haiti
Ulysse,Gina Athena
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to deconstruct the myths and realities in popular representations of Haiti. January 2004 will mark the bicentennial of the Haitian Revolution, the only successful ... more



 


Fall 2003

Arts - fall 2003

ARTS 611
Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Drawing in Homage to, and Learning from, the Masters
Zinser,Jerry T.
... more
ARTS 615
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Survey of Jazz Styles
Baerman,Noah
What is the difference between "cool jazz" and "hot jazz" or "bebop" and "hard bop?" What does the bass player do in a jazz group? How has that changed over ... more
ARTS 616
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Food in Film: The Body Politic
Finn,John E.
... more
ARTS 637
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
American Architectural Spaces and Social Control
McCombie,Mel
... more
ARTS 643
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Changing Character of the Documentary Film
Molomot,Lisa
Since the very first films, of workers walking out of factories, the documentary film has continually changed in response to the time. What began as an experiment with technology has ... more
ARTS 651
Saturday
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Digital Imaging, Painting, and Collage
Harper,Steve
Photoshop, a pixel-based photo editing and painting program, is taking its place alongside more traditional studio media. Photoshop images are both discernable and inconspicuous, an ambiguity that mirrors its ... more

General Studies - fall 2003

GNEL 616
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
What Does the Future Hold for the Book?
Radko,Thomas Raymond
... more
GNEL 640
Saturday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ethnographic Memoir and Fiction
Anderson,Karen
... more

Humanities - fall 2003

HUMS 620
Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Poetry Workshop: Approaching Freedom through African American Poetic Traditions
Rushin,Kate
... more
HUMS 627
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Family Stories: A Writing Course
Greene,Anne F.
... more
HUMS 630
Tuesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
The Cradle of Western Civilization
Arnold,Herbert A.
... more
HUMS 632
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Modern Short Story
Burt,Daniel S.
... more
HUMS 638
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Great American Novel
McCann,Sean
In this survey of classic works of American fiction, we will focus on texts celebrated not just for their literary achievement but also for their aspiration to define the nature ... more
HUMS 640
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Contemporary African American Narratives of Slavery
Rushdy,Ashraf H.A.
This course will primarily be concerned with examining in some detail the recent proliferation of African American fiction about slavery. After a preliminary discussion of some notable antebellum slave ... more
HUMS 648
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
"The Big Breath:" A Novel-Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.
William Gass called the novelist ?a big-breath writer.? This workshop is a conditioning course for anyone game enough to sign on for the marathon that is the writing of a ... more
HUMS 661
Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Boccaccio's Decameron
Giannini,Stefano
... more

Mathematics - fall 2003

MTHS 662
Monday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Introduction to Number Theory
Fieldsteel,Adam
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, ... are the starting point of mathematics. They form a deceptively simple structure whose investigation has occupied mathematicians for thousands of years. This course ... more

Sciences - fall 2003

SCIE 613
Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Biology of Birds
Hammerson,Geoffrey
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Why study birds? Part of the appeal of birds lies in their color and ... more
SCIE 638
Tuesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Origins of Modern Humans
West,Jolee
What does it mean to be human? This is a question critical to the study of modern human origins - the answer influences our interpretations of the fossil and archaeological ... more
SCIE 645
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oceanography of Georges Bank
McKenna,James H.
... more

Social Sciences - fall 2003

SOCS 613
Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Politics of the Modern Global Economy
Gallarotti,Giulio
This course is an introduction to major issues in the politics of today's global economy. We will cover such broad topics as globalization, trade, monetary relations, imperialism, debt, foreign direct ... more
SOCS 629
Monday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Environmental Policy and Politics
Eisner,Marc A.
... more
SOCS 633
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Rethinking America's Progressive Watershed
Rogers,Donald W.
During the Progressive era, 1890-1920, stunning industrial growth inspired a "Progressive reform movement" to make industrial America more orderly and just society. Historians used to explain this by focusing on ... more
SOCS 637
Wednesday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Classic Christian Texts
Miller,Cecilia
... more
SOCS 639
Thursday
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Nation, State, and Empire in Modern Germany 1800-1950
Grimmer-Solem,Erik
... more
SOCS 645
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Leading Issues in Bioethics, Public Policy, and the Law
Schaller,Barry
Developments in biotechnology and the life sciences have called into question existing legal and policy approaches with respect to reproduction, health care, informed consent, privacy, medical futility and end-of-life decisions, ... more



 


Summer 2003

Arts - summer 2003

ARTS 622
Monday-Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Painting Intensive: An exploration of form, space, and light
Barnes,Mary B.
Nothing is more invigorating than painting everyday - the smell of the paint, the full immersion into the idea, the working of the plastic medium. This three week intensive course ... more
ARTS 625
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji
Special Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than ... more
ARTS 636
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sculpture: Mixed Media Constructions and Assemblage
Zinser,Jerry T.
Artists taking diverse objects from their own environment, adding them together, altering some parts, painting or otherwise enhancing the parts, led the way to the development of Constructivism, Surrealist sculpture, ... more
ARTS 641
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Elements of Acting: On & Off Stage
Francisco,William H.
The phrase "being in the moment" and the concept of "action" have long been major components of most approaches to dramaturgy and to the process of acting. More recently, they ... more
ARTS 653
Monday-Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Composite Video Self-Portrait Project
Harper,Steve
Using digital video compositing software and techniques, students will learn how to integrate video with still images, text, and sound to produce a short self-portrait. The individual self-portraits will be ... more
ARTS 660
Monday-Thursday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fundamentals of Indian Classical Dance: Bharatanatyam
Krishnan,Hari
Indian classical dance is a complex and dynamic art form with many major styles and a rich aesthetic history. In this course students will explore the fundamental aesthetic and social ... more
ARTS 664
Monday-Friday
09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
The Creative Process: Improvisation/Choreography/Performance
Widrig,Patrik; Pearson,Sara
By exploring numerous approaches to the creative process, students will create dance compositions and perform them informally in this week-long immersion course. This course will study how to begin and ... more
ARTS 665
Monday-Friday
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Topics and Techniques in Postmodern Dance
Nelson,Catherine
Postmodern dance is a hybrid mix of ballet, modern, pedestrian movement, non-concert dance styles and world dance. Each choreographer or company has a different balance of these ingredients that determines ... more
ARTS 668
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Choreographic Improvisation
Russell III,George S.
Choreographic improvisation, a technique developed by Richard Bull, Cynthia Novack, and Peentz Dubble, allows dancers to improvise dances according to the principles of set choreography. With this technique, the dancer/choreographer ... more

Humanities - summer 2003

HUMS 626
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Writing Contemporary Narratives
Greene,Anne F.
This writing course invites students to examine assorted pieces of contemporary fiction and non-fiction on thematic, stylistic and organizational features that make this recent work distinctive. We will consider the ... more
HUMS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lives in America: A Writing Course
Valerio,Anthony
Through the medium of creative autobiography, this course explores the varied voices of the "American" heritage in contemporary society. Which of our family's (and nations') traditions have helped shape us ... more
HUMS 634
Monday & Wednesday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Autobiographies and Childhood Narratives
Anderson,Connie
Examining the fine line between fiction and autobiography and exploring the significance of (auto)biographical information (childhood experiences in particular) to literary analysis of a writer's fiction will be two important ... more
HUMS 637
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
American Modernisms
Tischler,Alyson Helene
In the early decades of the 20th century, a remarkable generation of writers gave birth to a major renaissance in American literature. This course will consider the work of some ... more
HUMS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Mahabharata: India's Classical Epic
Anderson,Karen
The Mahabharata is a stunningly rich body of literature. With its collections of epic narratives, legends, romances, cosmologies, battles, religious doctrines, and theories of social order, it is the foundation ... more
HUMS 646
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Death and the Limits of Representation
Kleinberg,Ethan
Using death as the subject of study, this course will explore the limits or representation, that is, the practice of communicating abstract ideas, visions, or arguments through concrete or recognizable ... more
HUMS 648
Monday & Wednesday
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fully Enrolled
Written Words, Spoken Words: The Art of Writing and Performing Poetry
Trentham,Edwina A.
As a literary genre, poetry is first and essentially an oral art form. From the Greek epics-composed as oral poetry and tansmitted from generation to generation through song, to Robert ... more
HUMS 651
Monday-Sunday
01:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Fully Enrolled
Literary Ireland
Burt,Daniel S.
What better way to experience Irish literature, history, and culture than in Ireland? In the summer of 2003, Daniel Burt-one of GLSP's very popular professors-will lead a study trip to ... more

Mathematics - summer 2003

MTHS 638
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries
Fieldsteel,Adam
In the 19th century, it was discovered that the classical geometry of Euclid does not preclude other geometries of very different character. In the 20th century, it was realized that ... more
MTHS 639
Monday & Wednesday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Statistics for Social Sciences
Porter,Stephen Robert
Statistical analyses of social data are the basis of much public policy debate, from welfare reform to school vouchers to the use of standardized testing, and the tools for producing ... more
MTHS 664
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Topology
Mulvey,Irene
Topology, the branch of mathematics that makes posible a rigorous study of continuity and continuous distortion, is a core mathematical discipline that provides the foundation for much of advanced mathematics ... more

Sciences - summer 2003

SCIE 624
Monday-Friday
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
The Psychology of Death and Dying
Anthony,Kelly A.
This course will examine the final stage of life in terms of its psychological, biological/physiological, cognitive, emotional, legal, religious, and intellectual effects for both those dying and their loved ones. ... more
SCIE 650
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Physics of Electricity and Magnetism
Shapiro,Mark
One of the major branches of physics, electricity and magnetism is the study of charged particles, their motions, forces, and fields. Studying this field is crucial to a technically and ... more
SCIE 686
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Neuroscience and the Philosophy of Consciousness
DiGiorgianni,Jess
In many respects the history of western thought can be understood as an elaboration of the ways in which the mind might be critically different from the body. With the ... more

Social Sciences - summer 2003

SOCS 617
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
War and Society
Rutland,Peter
Social existence involves both cooperation and conflict, and social conflict often spills over into physical violence. While most societies condemn physical violence between individuals, they condone and encourage collectively organized ... more
SOCS 634
Monday & Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Social and Political Transformation: A History of Europe Since 1900
Greene,Nathanael
This course is an interpretive survey of major political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Our analysis will be chronological as ... more
SOCS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Episodes in US Constitutional History
Rogers,Donald W.
In his mid-nineteenth-century classic Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that "scarcely any political question arises in the United States that it is not resolved, sooner or later, into ... more
SOCS 655
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Fully Enrolled
Tolerance, Intolerance and the Intolerable
Vogel,Lawrence
Tolerance is not only the bedrock of America's "Civic Religion" but also a central virtue of all liberal, pluralistic societies. Yet the nature of tolerance is elusive. Whereas respect expresses ... more
SOCS 658
Monday & Wednesday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
David Hume on Religion, Miracles, and the Existence of God
Schliesser,Eric S.
David Hume, an 18th century Scottish historian and philosopher, published widely and to much controversy on many topics. His methods of inquiry, inspired by the then-recent successes of Newtonian  ... more