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Summer 2015

ARTS 625
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than to the traditional woodcut or etched print. It is also a process in which the artist encounters fewer technical... more


ARTS 628
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Alfred Hitchcock
Collins,Stephen Edward

Hitchcock is a course long examination of a single filmmakers directorial style and how it evolves across a career. An understanding of Hitchcock's films begin with an understanding of them on... more


ARTS 661
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
27-JUN-2015 to
25-JUL-2015
Music and Culture of Africa and its Diaspora
Charry,Eric S.

Special Schedule: Weekend Immersion - 9:00am- 5:00pm on Saturday, June 27, Sunday, June 28, Saturday, July 11, Sunday July 12, and Saturday July 25 In this course we will immerse ourselves in the... more


HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
New York City in the 1940s
McCann,Sean

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 call 860-685-3345 or email to... more


HUMS 639W
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
New York City in the 1940s - Foundational Course Option
McCann,Sean

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


HUMS 667
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Cancelled
Forms of Poetry
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.

This course will examine the concept of form (and the attendant concepts of structure, ambiguity, and closure) in poetry through a survey of the most important fixed forms of the English poetic... more


HUMS 679
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Luminous Forms: Personal Pieces and Professional Writing
Greene,Anne F.

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... more


HUMS 682
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
The Short Story: Study Through Imitation
Dunson,Stephanie E.

Part literature seminar and part writing workshop, this course borrows a method commonly practiced by developing artists: that is to study form and develop skills by imitating the work of masters.... more


MTHS 630
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Single Variable Calculus
Mulvey,Irene

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 call 860-685-3345 or email to... more


SCIE 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
03-AUG-2015 to
07-AUG-2015
Animal Reproduction
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 defined according to sexual reproduction,... more


SCIE 635
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 04:00PM
21-JUN-2015 to
26-JUN-2015
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, shores, marshes, and waters... more


SCIE 687
Thursday
10:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Conceptual Development
Shusterman,Anna

ONLINE OPTION! This course will be offered with a fully online option. All students will study 60% of the content asynchronously, with a live two-hour meeting each Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm, in... more


SOCS 601
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Anthropology of Sexuality
Weiss,Margot

This course is an introduction to the anthropology of gender and sexuality. Cultural anthropology is centrally focused on how people create and define distinct ways of living in places near and far,... more


SOCS 612
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Cancelled
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 on the expansion... more


SOCS 612W
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Cancelled
Religion, Science, and Empire - 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... more


SOCS 633
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
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... more


SOCS 650
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
The Tudors (and the Making of English History)
Shaw,Gary

The Tudors have for a long time been at the very center of English historical consciousness and their reputation and indeed notoriety have made them the most fascinating and controversial English... more


SOCS 687
Thursday
10:00AM - 12:00PM
29-JUN-2015 to
31-JUL-2015
Conceptual Development
Shusterman,Anna

ONLINE OPTION! This course will be offered with a fully online option. All students will study 60% of the content asynchronously, with a live two-hour meeting each Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm, in... more



Fall 2015

ARTS 614
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Debating Design: Critical Perspectives on Industrial Design
Chenier,Christopher James

Ask a designer "what is design?" and there's a good chance she will answer, "design is everything." Certainly, design seems omnipresent today. Our phones declare our allegiance to "innovative"... more


ARTS 632
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Documenting Reality: The History and Aesthetics of Non-Fiction Film
Cornell,Julian I.

The focus of this course is historical and contemporary film documentary practice, theory and aesthetics. The emphasis of this class will be how cinematic artists working with non-fiction narrative... more


ARTS 640
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
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


HUMS 606
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
The Bridge: A Generative Creative Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

Stanley Kunitz said writing poems "would be easy if our heads weren't so full of the day's clatter. The task is to get through to the other side, where we can hear the deep rhythms that... more


HUMS 622
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
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... more


HUMS 644
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff

This course will study the evolution of the Arthurian legend from its origins in 6th-century Britain to its fullest development in the 13th-century French Lancelot-Grail cycle. We will look at the... more


SCIE 637
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
The Natural History of Autumn
Hammerson,Geoffrey

This field course focuses on ecological interactions and life history events characteristic of autumn. Our study topics include acorn ecology, seed dispersal by fruit-eating birds, fall wildflowers,... more


SCIE 686
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Understanding Adolescent Brain Development
Garrett,Noel R

The fascinating and mysterious human brain - the most complex organ in the human body, an organ that undergoes massive and surprising changes from birth to adulthood, the organ that dictates our... more


SOCS 612
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
The Constitution
Finn,John E.

"Marbury v. Madison. Dred Scott. Saluting the flag. This seminar explores the nature of American constitutionalism starting with these cases, the related scholarly literature, and many more, to... more


SOCS 686
TBA
-
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Understanding Adolescent Brain Development
Garrett,Noel R

The fascinating and mysterious human brain - the most complex organ in the human body, an organ that undergoes massive and surprising changes from birth to adulthood, the organ that dictates our... more



Spring 2016

ARTS 617
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70
Charry,Eric S.

Since the early 20th century, downtown New York has been one of the most artistically vital and creative geographic areas in America, known for its avant-garde, counter, and alternative cultural... more


ARTS 618
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
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... more


ARTS 626
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
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... more


HUMS 602
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Jungle and Desert Adventures
Weisberg,Meg Furniss

This course analyzes the constellation of images and sensations conjured up by the terms "jungle" and "desert," which are opposite but equally extreme. We will explore European adventure tales and... more


HUMS 629
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Voice and Style: Exercises for Writers
Greene,Anne F.

This course offers practice in a range of prose styles, drawn from works of both fiction and nonfiction, and invites students to try short or long pieces that suit their own interests. We focus on... more


HUMS 668
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
New World Poetics
Garrett,Matthew Carl

God and money, love and beauty, slavery and freedom, war and death, nation and empire: the themes of early American poetry will carry us from London coffee-houses to Quaker meetinghouses, from... more


MTHS 686
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Knot Theory
Leidy,Constance

Take a piece of string, jumble it up, then seal the ends together. The result is a knot. Notice that you can't untie the knot because you've permanently sealed the ends together. We call... more


SCIE 655
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
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... more


SCIE 670
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee

Forensic anthropology is the medicolegal application of biological anthropological methods, generally pertaining to the identification of human remains. When badly decomposed, burned, and... more


SOCS 613
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
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... more


SOCS 646
TBA
-
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Race and Formation of the Modern World System
Eudell,Demetrius L.

This course examines the idea of ¿Race¿ as a belief system specific to the epistemological field of Western culture. In this vein, it begins with the emergence of proto-forms of this concept in the... more



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