Fall 2017 Courses

Arts

ARTS 617
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT, Online. In this course we will study the history and culture of rock and R&B (rhythm & blues) -- broadly defined as a conglomeration of loosely related American popular musical styles -- from their origins in the... more

ARTS 617W
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT, Online. In this course we will study the history and culture of rock and R&B (rhythm & blues) -- broadly defined as a conglomeration of loosely related American popular musical styles -- from their origins in the... more

ARTS 624
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
The 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 in mind, and should have a sense of their interest around the... more

Humanities

HUMS 609
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Children's Literature
Karamcheti,Indira

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT, Online. 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 give moral guidance.... more

HUMS 609W
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Fully Enrolled
Children's Literature
Karamcheti,Indira

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT, Online. 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 give moral guidance.... more

HUMS 626
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Telling the Tale: A Creative Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

Options: CERT. "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser We're fond of describing creative writing as a mysterious summoning, a conjuring of something from nothing. But really, we tell stories because we've... more

HUMS 679
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Luminous Forms: Personal Pieces and Professional Writing
Greene,Anne F.

Options: CERT. This course invites you to write personal essays, short stories, journalistic pieces, local history, or even professional reports: whatever reflects your interests. Practice and experiment are encouraged, to help you expand your... more

Sciences

SCIE 620
Note: Special Schedule
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Life Among Snow and Ice
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Options: Special Schedule: Immersion/Online Hybrid. This four-day immersion course focuses on how plants and animals deal with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, including examples from arctic, Antarctic, alpine, and winter temperature-zone... more

SCIE 624
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Positive Psychology
Arsenio,William

Options: Crosslist. This seminar takes an in-depth look at the field of positive psychology: the study of emotions, traits, and institutions that have been identified as promoting adaptive and/or positive psychological functioning. We explore some... more

SCIE 632
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
History of Astronomy
Kilgard,Roy E.

Options: Crosslist. Since the dawn of the human consciousness, we have gazed at the sky with wonder and pondered our place amongst the heavens. In this class, we will discuss the key discoveries of astronomy and the people who made them, placing... more

Social Sciences

SOCS 623
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Global and Intercultural Learning in Education
Gorlewski,Emily

Options: Online.The words "In today's increasingly interconnected world..." are found in many school and university web pages, course descriptions, and program descriptions. "Global leaders," "global society," and "global citizens" appear as... more

SOCS 624
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Positive Psychology
Arsenio,William

Options: Crosslist. This seminar takes an in-depth look at the field of positive psychology: the study of emotions, traits, and institutions that have been identified as promoting adaptive and/or positive psychological functioning. We explore some... more

SOCS 632
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
History of Astronomy
Kilgard,Roy E.

Options: Crosslist. Since the dawn of the human consciousness, we have gazed at the sky with wonder and pondered our place amongst the heavens. In this class, we will discuss the key discoveries of astronomy and the people who made them, placing... more

SOCS 633
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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 cooperation marks the evolution... more

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Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Course Options

GLS courses have a 
variety of scheduling and
study options. 

The options available for
each course are indicated
in the first line of the 
course's description.

Here is the Key:

CERT: This course will 
count toward the req-
uirements for the 
Graduate Certificate 
in Writing.

Crosslisted: Students may 
enroll in the concentration 
option that best 
meets their academic 
needs.

FDN: This course is offered 
with a Foundational 
Writing Option

FDN-CERT: The 
Foundational Writing 
Option of this course 
will count toward the 
Graduate Certificate 
in Writing.

Hybrid: This course 
includes online class
meetings with other 
special scheduling 
features.

Immersion: This course 
will have fewer class 
meetings that will meet 
for longer periods of 
time (e.g., weekends-only,
five-day immersion, etc.).

Online: A limited number 
of seats will be offered 
for students to attend the 
course online, from 
off-campus. 
Online meetings 
are synchronous, 
meaning that students 
must be available at the 
time that class sessions 
are held so that they 
can fully participate 
in discussions.