Summer 2014 Courses

Arts

ARTS 646
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Song and Society: A Global Perspective
Scott,Stanley A.

In this course, we will examine relationships between singing and social identity from a crosscultural perspective, focusing on three vibrant musical traditions: blues and folk music in North... more


ARTS 654
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Nature Inspired Images
Shinohara,Keiji

Nature has long served as an inspiration for works of art - from prehistoric cave paintings to traditional landscapes, from songs like "America the Beautiful" to works of literature like... more


ARTS 682
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Fully Enrolled
Introduction to Acting
Kordonsky,Yuri

This course is an intensive introduction to the art of acting through practical studio work. Topics will include the basic elements of the Stanislavski system, such as relaxation, imaginary objects,... more


Humanities

HUMS 623
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
The Experience of Time
Greene,Anne F.

This writing course focuses on the way writers can represent complex experiences of time. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction need to be able to set up a chronology of events; suggest duration or... more


HUMS 628
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
American Crazy: Four Myths of Violence and National Identity
McCann,Sean

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 4-8. By comparison to the developed nations of the world, the United States has long had high rates of violent crime and incarceration. It also has deep... more


HUMS 667
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Poets, Radicals, and Reactionaries: Romantic Poetry in Conversation
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk

ONLINE OPTION! A limited number of students will be able to take this course online! (Synchronous only, during listed class times). For more information, please send email to masters@wesleyan.edu.... more


HUMS 667W
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Poets, Radicals and Reactionaries: Romantic Poetry in Conversation - 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... more


Mathematics

MTHS 655
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Mathematical Modeling in the Social and Life Sciences
Brown Jr.,Philip S.

Models from various fields of mathematics are introduced to solve problems in business, public health, political science, population growth, ecology, and other areas. The models take a variety of... more


Sciences

SCIE 607
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Exploring Astronomy through Science Fiction
Kilgard,Roy E.

Our conceptual understanding of the world around us is shaped by our experiences, often in subtle ways. In this media-dominated world, the public¿s predominant exposure to science comes from science... more


SCIE 608
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Ecology of Northeastern Trees
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: We will be running TWO one-week immersion sections of this course. The first section will run from Wednesday, June 25 - Sunday, June 29. The second section will run from Monday,... more


SCIE 608
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Fully Enrolled
Ecology of Northeastern Trees
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: We will be running TWO one-week immersion sections of this course. The first section will run from Wednesday, June 25 - Sunday, June 29. The second section will run from Monday,... more


SCIE 646
Monday & Wednesday
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Cancelled
Science of Sustainability
Stewart,Brian A.

This course is an attempt to understand the physical underpinnings of industrial society with the ultimate goal of answering the question "What is sustainability?". We will approach the subject... more


Social Sciences

SOCS 633
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
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... more


SOCS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
The Black Death: How it Changed Europe
Shaw,Gary

So far as records can tell, there's never been anything like it. In a few weeks, in virtually every community, in almost every European country, the Black Death of the fourteenth century, came,... more


SOCS 643W
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Fully Enrolled
The Black Death: How it Changed Europe - Foundational Course Option
Shaw,Gary

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... more


SOCS 648
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Europe from the French Revolution to the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Greene,Nathanael

This course surveys the history of Europe beginning with the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era, 1789-1815, and is intended primarily as an introduction to decisive events and interpretation of... more


SOCS 676
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Cinematic Cultural Encounters: Religion on the Flat Screen
Gottschalk,Peter S.

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 11-15. How do films portray cultural encounters? How well do they depict historical events? What do both films and history have to say about the... more


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