Previous Courses Listed by term

Summer 2016

ARTS 624
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
(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? This course will pose and explore these questions through three bodies of texts: literary narratives... more

ARTS 624W
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
(Re-) Telling Stories: Studying Narrative in Fiction and Film - Foundational Course Option
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

ARTS 632
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
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 forms have constructed and depicted reality,... more

ARTS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the city of Rome in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and... more

ARTS 634W
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Rome - Foundational Course Option
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

ARTS 670
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
The Photographic Book
Belanger,Marion

This class is both an introductory survey of the photographic book and a hands on studio course where students will make simple book sequences. Along with the readings, the photographic book will be studied while visiting collections in the... more

HUMS 606
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.

This course offers a rich and varied reading list and a chance to write and experiment, with careful editing of one's work. We welcome a diverse group of participants: people who have professional or personal goals or projects, aspiring... more

HUMS 624
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
(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? This course will pose and explore these questions through three bodies of texts: literary narratives... more

HUMS 624W
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
(Re-) Telling Stories: Studying Narrative in Fiction and Film - Foundational Course Option
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 633
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
World Literature
Karamcheti,Indira

ONLINE OPTION: A limited number of synchronous online seats will be available for this course. Interested students should email masters@wesleyan.edu. The last half of the 20th century has seen the establishment of a literary canon of classics... more

HUMS 633W
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Fully Enrolled
World Literature - 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 with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 663
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Auto/biography: Writing and the Self
Burger,Pamela

This course will explore a broad range of texts that can fall into the category of "autobiography," including memoir, poetry, essays, graphic novels, and digital media. Questions of interest will include: How can the self be reconstructed through... more

MTHS 638
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Multivariable Mathematics
Mulvey,Irene

ONLINE OPTION: A limited number of synchronous online seats will be available for this course. Interested students should email masters@wesleyan.edu. This is a course in the calculus for functions of several variables; but the material will be... more

SCIE 613
Monday through Friday
07:00AM - 03:00PM
01-AUG-2016 to
05-AUG-2016
Biology of Birds
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 1-5, 2016 (Monday-Friday), Time - TBA Why study birds? Part of the appeal of birds lies in their color and beauty, interesting behavior, and impressive flight abilities. Bird study can provide an... more

SCIE 677
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
20-JUN-2016 to
24-JUN-2016
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SCIE 684
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Cross-Cultural Childhoods
Schug,Mariah Gabrielle

ONLINE COURSE: The course will meet synchronously online at a scheduled time (TBA). The first meeting of the course will invite those students who live within driving distance to attend in person while all other students attend virtually. For more... more

SOCS 630
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
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 be oriented around the main factors that account for the rise... more

SOCS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the city of Rome in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and... more

SOCS 634W
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Rome - Foundational Course Option
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
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 extraordinary political leaders,... more

SOCS 651
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Sectarianism and Modernity
Masters,Bruce A.

Beirut, Belfast, and Sarajevo all witnessed scenes of devastating sectarian conflict in the late 20th century. Sectarian conflicts wrack Syria, Iraq and Yemen today. In each of these conflicts, "talking-heads" in the media and politicians in the... more

SOCS 677
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
20-JUN-2016 to
24-JUN-2016
Abnormal Psychology and Society
Garrett,Noel R

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mental disorders in adult humans. We will discuss diagnostic issues and methods used to study psychopathology. We will also examine a variety of mental disorders from several different... more

SOCS 684
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
27-JUN-2016 to
29-JUL-2016
Cross-Cultural Childhoods
Schug,Mariah Gabrielle

ONLINE COURSE: The course will meet synchronously online at a scheduled time (TBA). The first meeting of the course will invite those students who live within driving distance to attend in person while all other students attend virtually. For more... more


Spring 2016

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
09-JAN-2016 to
06-FEB-2016
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70 - Foundational Course Option
Charry,Eric

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

ARTS 617W
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
09-JAN-2016 to
06-FEB-2016
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70 - Foundational Course Option
Charry,Eric

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
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 or presses. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 626
Note: Special Schedule
10:00AM - 04:00PM
02-APR-2016 to
30-APR-2016
Landscape Photography/Cultural Geography
Belanger,Marion

Special Schedule: April 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 30 from 10:00am-4:00pm 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,... more

HUMS 629
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
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 helping each writer develop a distinctive voice.... more

HUMS 668
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
New World Poetics
Garrett,Matthew Carl

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

HUMS 668W
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
New World Poetics
Garrett,Matthew Carl

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

SCIE 655
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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 psychopathology; distinctions between individual... more

SCIE 670
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

SCIE 670W
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

SOCS 613
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Fully Enrolled
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 investment, resource cartels, development,... more

SOCS 646
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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 Middle Ages and in its embryonic and partly... more

SOCS 655
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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 psychopathology; distinctions between individual... more

SOCS 670
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more

SOCS 670W
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-JAN-2016 to
06-MAY-2016
Fully Enrolled
Forensic Anthropology: Human Remains and the Law
West,Jolee

Foundational course option: There are two different ways to register for this course - traditional and foundational. Students taking the course with the Foundational option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through... more


Fall 2015

ARTS 614
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Debating Design: Critical Perspectives on Industrial Design
Chenier,Christopher James

Our homes are hoards of beautiful, useful, and sometimes pointless things. From the paint on the wall to the toaster on the counter, the objects around us are symbols of who we are, our desires, and even our failures. Whether exploring the history... more

ARTS 615
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus: The Cutting Edge of Jazz
Baerman,Noah

Monk and Mingus are two of the most cutting edge musicians in jazz history. They're both fascinating because their music is edgy and experimental, and at the same time unusually accessible. By giving their music and their lives an in-depth... more

ARTS 640
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Cancelled
Sumi-e Painting
Shinohara,Keiji

Sumi-e is a style of black and white calligraphic ink painting that originated in China and was slowly introduced in Japan during the Heian period, then started to flourish with the practice of Zen monks in the Kamakura period. Students will... more

HUMS 606
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
The Bridge: A Generative Creative Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

"The universe is made of stories,/not of atoms." Muriel Rukeyser 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... more

HUMS 622
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
New Trends in Fiction and Nonfiction: Exercises for Writers
Greene,Anne F.

Writers often say they wish they had more time to read. The syllabus for this writing course includes works of fiction and nonfiction by Chekhov, Virginia Woolf, and other well-known writers, alongside recent pieces that are also inventive in... more

HUMS 644
Note: Special Schedule
-
12-SEP-2015 to
18-OCT-2015
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff

"If the chronicle does not lie, Arthur was mortally wounded in his body. He had himself carried to Avalon to heal his wounds. He is still there, and the Britons are still awaiting him. . . . Master Wace, who made this book, does not wish to discuss... more

SCIE 637
Thursday
06:30PM - 08:30PM
24-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
The Natural History of Autumn
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: Three synchronous online meetings - Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, 9/24, 11/5, 12/3. Three in-person Field immersion Saturdays, 9:00am - 5:00pm Our goal in this course is to examine the dramatic changes that occur in the natural world... more

SCIE 686
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Understanding Adolescent Brain Development
Garrett,Noel R

ONLINE OPTION. A limited number of students will be able to take this course online. For more information, please email masters@wesleyan.edu. "What excites me about this topic - the development of the adolescent brain - is that these brains are... more

SCIE 686W
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Fully Enrolled
Adolescent Brain Development - Foundational Course Option
Garrett,Noel R

ONLINE OPTION. A limited number of students will be able to take this course online. For more information, please email masters@wesleyan.edu. "What excites me about this topic - the development of the adolescent brain - is that these brains are... more

SOCS 612
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Fully Enrolled
The Constitution
Finn,John E.

ONLINE OPTION. A limited number of students will be able to take this course online. Meetings are synchronous only, during listed class times. For more information, please email masters@wesleyan.edu. Alexander Hamilton, responding to fears of... more

SOCS 612W
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Fully Enrolled
The Constitution - Foundational Course Option
Finn,John E.

Alexander Hamilton, responding to fears of judicial tyranny, wrote in Federalist 78 that "the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a... more

SOCS 686
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Understanding Adolescent Brain Development
Garrett,Noel R

ONLINE OPTION. A limited number of students will be able to take this course online. For more information, please email masters@wesleyan.edu. "What excites me about this topic - the development of the adolescent brain - is that these brains are... more

SOCS 686W
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-SEP-2015 to
18-DEC-2015
Fully Enrolled
Adolescent Brain Development - Foundational Course Option
Garrett,Noel R

ONLINE OPTION. A limited number of students will be able to take this course online. For more information, please email masters@wesleyan.edu. "What excites me about this topic - the development of the adolescent brain - is that these brains are... more


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 difficulties than in other traditional printmaking methods.... 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 the entertainment level, then as artful... 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 breadth and depth of musical expression in Africa... 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 sripa@wesleyan.edu. This course will consider the... 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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... 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 tradition. Our emphasis will be on the close reading... 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 encouraged, to help you expand your range and find your... 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. Our task will be to read the work of master writers... 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 sripa@wesleyan.edu. We will cover in detail all the... 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, whereby two individuals that are male and female... 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 of southern New England. In addition, we discuss... 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 the classroom with Professor Shusterman. At time... 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, Western and non-Western. This course will explore... 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 of Western political and economic control across... 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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... 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 coexistence of conflict and cooperation marks the evolution... 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 family and dynasty. There are good historical... 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 the classroom with Professor Shusterman. At time... more


Spring 2015

ARTS 617
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.

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 1940s and 50s through the early... more

ARTS 617W
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
History of Rock and R&B - Foundational Course Option
Charry,Eric 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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 631
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
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 mind... more

HUMS 609
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Fully Enrolled
Childhood in America
Karamcheti,Indira

Probably the first literature we fall in love with, children's literature, shapes individuals and cultures. This course will examine the construction of childhood, and the ways children have been taught and amused, through an examination of... more

HUMS 609W
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Childhood in America - 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 with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 619
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
28-MAR-2015 to
18-APR-2015
Crossing Genres/Hybrid Poetry: An Immersive Poetry Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Special Schedule: 9:00am-5:00pm on 3/28, 3/29, 4/11, 4/12, and 4/18 with a makeup date of 4/19 In the book-length poem One with Others, C.D. Wright investigates - by incorporating historical transcriptions, weather reports, newspaper headlines,... more

HUMS 623
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Distinguished Writers/New Voices: Models for Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.

This writing course will study--for technique and inspiration--the work of contemporary writers. Readings include pieces by a range of authors. Course readings may include works by such writers as W.G. Sebald, Robert Stone, Edward P. Jones,... more

MTHS 683W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more

SCIE 614
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Fully Enrolled
Emotions: Motivation and Development
Arsenio,William

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. Emotions have been described as reflecting the... more

SCIE 620
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
13-FEB-2015 to
17-FEB-2015
Life Among Snow and Ice
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: This class will meet in Allbritton 004 on 2/13, 2/14 and 2/15. The class will meet in Exley Science Center 216 on 2/16 and 2/17. This one-week immersion course focuses on how plants and animals deal with snow, ice, and freezing... more

SCIE 683W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more

SOCS 614
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Emotions: Motivation and Development
Arsenio,William

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. Emotions have been described as reflecting the... more

SOCS 617
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
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 violence in... more

SOCS 617W
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Fully Enrolled
War and Society - Foundational Course Option
Rutland,Peter

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 653
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
The Crusades and the Crusading Ideal in Medieval Europe and After
Shaw,Gary

No medieval events or ideas are better famous and more intriguing than the Crusades. Part piety, part warfare, this series of expeditions has a fascinating and conflicted history, growing out of concerns for pilgrimage, penance, and lawless... more

SOCS 683W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-JAN-2015 to
08-MAY-2015
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more


Fall 2014

ARTS 615
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
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 over time? Why is Louis Armstrong so important? If you have ever wondered about questions... more

ARTS 624
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
13-SEP-2014 to
01-NOV-2014
Connecticut State Parks: A Collaborative Photographic Project
Belanger,Marion

Special Schedule: Weekend Immersion - 9/13*, 9/27, 9/28, 10/18, 10/19, 11/1* (*=1/2 day) Using film or digital still cameras, students will spend the semester making pictures at Connecticut State Parks. Students should come to class with a... more

ARTS 640
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

HUMS 620
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
Let Your Voice Resound: A Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

"If a voice speaks within you, you can live." James Baldwin This is a course for students interested in tapping into "the voice that's great within" them. Students will explore the sub-genres of creative nonfiction, especially memoir and... more

HUMS 624
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.

This course offers a rich and varied reading list and a chance to write and experiment, with careful editing of one's work. We welcome a diverse group of participants: people who have professional or personal goals or projects, aspiring... more

HUMS 654
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
The Armchair Adventurer: Popular and Literary Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
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. At the turn of the twentieth century, stories of... more

HUMS 654W
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
Fully Enrolled
The Armchair Adventurer: Popular and Literary Fiction - Foundational Course Option
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk

At the turn of the twentieth century, stories of travel, action, and adventure enjoyed enormous market success and cultural prominence. This course examines the interaction between the adventure stories told in popular genre fiction--science... more

SCIE 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
20-SEP-2014 to
08-NOV-2014
The Dynamics of Character: 1800's to Present
Garrett,Noel R

Special Schedule: Weekend Immersion - 9/20, 9/21, 10/11, 10/12, 11/8 Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations, and behaviors in... more

SCIE 636
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
The Dark Side of the Universe
Moran,Edward C.

The physical world we experience is one of normal matter, energy, and - if one looks up at night - stars. But on larger scales, the universe has an exotic and much less-well-understood side dominated by things we call dark matter, dark energy, and... more

SOCS 607
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
Culture and Learning: Applying Social Sciences within Education
Simms,Jason

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. In recent years, education at all levels globally... more

SOCS 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
20-SEP-2014 to
08-NOV-2014
The Dynamics of Character: 1800's to Present
Garrett,Noel R

Special Schedule: Weekend Immersion - 9/20, 9/21, 10/11, 10/12, 11/8 Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations, and behaviors in... more

SOCS 625
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
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 the planet a very intimate place indeed. In such an environment,... more

SOCS 649
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-SEP-2014 to
12-DEC-2014
Farming in America
Williams,Amrys O.

From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Farm Bill, populism to contemporary food politics, farming and rural life have figured prominently in U.S. cultural, political, and economic discourse. However, despite the centrality accorded the yeoman farmer in... more


Summer 2014

ARTS 646
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 America, traditional music in Ireland, and folk and... more

ARTS 654
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 Thoreau's Walden, from architectural designs like... more

ARTS 682
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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, physical awareness, concentration, objectives and... more

HUMS 623
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 change, continuity or discontinuity; define... more

HUMS 628
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
04-AUG-2014 to
08-AUG-2014
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 storytelling traditions that Americans have... more

HUMS 667
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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. This course provides an introduction to the major... more

HUMS 667W
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 655
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 forms from a set of equations that represent a... more

SCIE 607
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 fiction in popular culture, especially TV and... more

SCIE 608
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
04-AUG-2014 to
08-AUG-2014
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, August 4 - Friday, August 8. To a large extent,... more

SCIE 608
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
25-JUN-2014 to
29-JUN-2014
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, August 4 - Friday, August 8. To a large extent,... more

SCIE 646
Monday & Wednesday
-
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 by: o examining the material and energetic inputs... more

SOCS 633
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 issues and problems. Important... more

SOCS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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, colonized bodies, and killed people. Between one... more

SOCS 643W
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 648
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
30-JUN-2014 to
01-AUG-2014
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 central themes. Attention will be devoted to... more

SOCS 676
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
11-AUG-2014 to
15-AUG-2014
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 dynamics of interaction between cultures, particularly... more


Spring 2014

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
11-JAN-2014 to
08-FEB-2014
Music and Downtown New York, 1950-70
Charry,Eric S.

Special Schedule: 1/11, 1/12, 1/25, 1/26, 2/8, (Makeup Dates, if necessary: 1/18, 2/1, 2/15) 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... more

ARTS 618
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 665
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
Photographic Portfolio
Belanger,Marion

This class is for students who wish to work on independent projects with the goal of creating a cohesive and technically strong body of work. The course will address one's understanding of photography's unique visual vocabulary and will... more

HUMS 605
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
Fiction Matters: A Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

"we are only alive to the degree we can let ourselves be moved." Lewis Hyde In this course we will steep ourselves in the craft and art of the short story. More specifically we will be focusing on reading and writing fiction that possesses what... more

HUMS 609
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
Fully Enrolled
Narrative Trends and New Audiences: Writing Nonfiction and Fiction Today
Greene,Anne F.

This writing course considers traditional fiction and creative nonfiction as well as newly popular genres such as writing about science and medicine, writing about food and travel, young adult novels, and mixed media forms. The expanding online... more

HUMS 622
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
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 the Orientalized woman, the exoticized/eroticized woman, the... more

MTHS 616
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 02:30PM
01-FEB-2014 to
29-MAR-2014
History and Practice of Complex Numbers
Bonfert-Taylor,Petra

Special Schedule: 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, (Makeup Date, if necessary: 4/5) This course is an introduction to the beautiful field of complex analysis along with a portion of its history. We'll begin by studying complex numbers, along... more

SCIE 636
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
14-APR-2014 to
18-APR-2014
The Natural History of Spring
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: One week immersion - April 14-18) In this field course, we focus on ecological relationships and life history events characteristic of early spring, a time when winter quiescence gives way to a period of intense growth and... more

SCIE 639
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
The Evolution of the Human Female
West,Jolee

The evolution of humankind is distinguished by a number of unique traits - bipedal locomotion, the highest brain to body size ratio of all mammals, complex and open-ended communication and symbolizing behavior, the developmental stage of... more

SOCS 626
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
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 policies. In the last section of the course, a special... more

SOCS 630
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
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 be oriented around the main factors that account for the rise... more

SOCS 642
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
27-JAN-2014 to
09-MAY-2014
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 have a universal appeal. Are films from distant lands... more


Fall 2013

ARTS 615
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
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 aesthetic. Brazilian and African music became increasingly... more

ARTS 619
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Portraiture
Romano,Juliana Forbes

This studio class will focus on the practice of drawing portraits. Portraiture is about relationships: artist to sitter, sitter to viewer, and in the case of self-portraiture, artist to him/herself. A portrait can also be an expression of design,... more

ARTS 662
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Fully Enrolled
The Photographic Series
Grubb,Matthew S

The photographic series is a course designed to forego assignments or adherence to genre in favor of developing a body of work over the course of a semester exploring the student's individual interest. From the beginning of the course we will... more

HUMS 610
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Editing and Invention: Developing your work in Fiction and Nonfiction
Greene,Anne F.

Both new writers and experienced writers are welcome in this class. The course begins with relatively playful writing exercises that help you generate new material, along with strategies for shaping, re-shaping, and editing your work. The course... more

HUMS 614
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Personalizing History
Karamcheti,Indira

How much are we shaped by our historical times and places? How much power do we have to make our historical conditions respond to our needs and desires? These are the questions at the foundation of this course. We will examine these questions and... more

HUMS 646
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
21-SEP-2013 to
05-OCT-2013
The Arthurian Legend on Film
Rider,Jeff

Special Weekend Immersion Schedule: Class will meet September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5. This course will serve both as an introduction to the Arthurian legend and to its cinematographic representation since the 1940s. Medieval texts will be... more

HUMS 651
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
The Novel as Epic: Tolstoy and Joyce
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.

From its earliest exemplars to its most recent reinventions, the novel has always been a variegated literary form, its boundaries under constant revision by way of constant encroachments from and onto other genres and other modes of representation.... more

SCIE 634
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Strange New Worlds: Planets, Exoplanets & Stars that Host Them
Herbst,William

The course begins with an overview of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids that comprise our Solar System. Modern issues such as why Pluto is no longer designated as a planet will be discussed. The regularities of this system will be... more

SCIE 685
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Testing and Educational Policy: Psychological Measurement
Stemler,Steven E.

This course will focus on the intersecting fields of psychology, education, and assessment. In particular, the course will focus on best practices and innovations in the design and implementation of standardized tests that can be used to assess... more

SOCS 622
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
A Citizen's Guide to the First Amendment
Finn,John E.

This course examines the historical origins, philosophical foundations, and case law of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. As the text of the Constitution states, freedom of expression includes the rights to freedom of speech,... more

SOCS 647
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World
Rutland,Peter

This course is an introduction to debates about the state of political life around the world in the post-cold war era. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, capitalism and democracy seem to have triumphed over their main rival, communism. Yet... more

SOCS 647W
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World - Foundational Course Option
Rutland,Peter

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 685
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
09-SEP-2013 to
13-DEC-2013
Testing and Educational Policy: Psychological Measurement
Stemler,Steven E.

This course will focus on the intersecting fields of psychology, education, and assessment. In particular, the course will focus on best practices and innovations in the design and implementation of standardized tests that can be used to assess... more


Summer 2013

ARTS 616
Note: Special Schedule
06:00PM - 09:30PM
01-JUL-2013 to
18-JUL-2013
Color Drawing
Romano,Juliana Forbes

Special Schedule: 3-Week Course: July 1- July 18 - Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:00-9:30pm, Saturday July 6, 9:00am-4:30pm, and Saturday July 20, 9:00am-4:30pm. Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class will... more

ARTS 625
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class will be scheduled via class consensus. The monotype print is a free form of printmaking more akin to painting than to the traditional woodcut or etched print. It is also... more

ARTS 628
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
12-AUG-2013 to
16-AUG-2013
Fully Enrolled
The Documentary Film
Molomot,Lisa

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 12-16 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm This course explores the history, theory, and the aesthetics of non-fiction filmmaking from the origins of cinema to the present day. We will trace the... more

ARTS 663
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Cancelled
The Photograph: Reading, Looking, and Making
Belanger,Marion

Special Schedule: Wednesday nights, 6:00-9:00pm, Saturdays (7/6, 7/20 and 7/27) from 9:00am-12:30pm, and Saturday, 7/13 is an all-day field trip to NYC This class is structured around a series of essays on individual photographs, which are... more

HUMS 621
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
The New York Intellectuals
McCann,Sean

This research seminar will consider the lives and work of the small group of mainly Jewish, left-wing intellectuals who reshaped American culture in the two decades after World War II. With the possible exception of their friends and allies among... more

HUMS 621W
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Fully Enrolled
The New York Intellectuals - 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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Story and Structure
Greene,Anne F.

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class, tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 2:00 to 5:00, will be confirmed via class consensus. This is a course for those who want to write with greater facility... more

HUMS 639
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
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 work, as well as the context of the Nobel Prize... more

HUMS 647
Monday through Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
18-JUL-2013
Cancelled
"Crane Music:" Chinese Culture, Poetry, and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Schwarcz,Vera

Special Schedule: 3-Week Course: July 1- July 18, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:00-5:00pm Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class will be scheduled via class consensus. This seminar is for poets and... more

MTHS 654
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Mathematical Modeling
Brown Jr.,Philip S.

A mathematical model is a representation, in mathematical terms, of a concept, object, system or process. Solutions to the model equations are used for the purpose of solving real-world problems. The model may take a variety of forms from a set... more

SCIE 618
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
12-AUG-2013 to
16-AUG-2013
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 12-16 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Amphibians and reptiles are two different groups of vertebrates, as different from each other as birds are from mammals. Nevertheless, for historical and... more

SCIE 642
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Mapping by Design: GIS in the Liberal Arts
Diver,Kim

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class, tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 5 from 1:00 to 4:00, will be confirmed via class consensus. The public is more in touch with geographic information than ever... more

SCIE 680
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
05-AUG-2013 to
09-AUG-2013
Molecular Biology Laboratory
McAlear,Michael A.

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 5-9 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The fields of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology are constantly in the news in articles ranging from transgenic plants to forensic sciences. This course is... more

SCIE 684
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
24-JUN-2013 to
28-JUN-2013
Cross-Cultural Childhoods
Schug,Mariah Gabrielle

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 24-28(Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The goal of this course is introduce students to the wide variety of developmental experiences of children around the world and to help students to develop a sense... more

SOCS 617
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
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 possible but puzzlingly, He often operated... more

SOCS 617W
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Magic, Miracle, and Witchcraft in Europe before 1700 - 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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 629
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Fully Enrolled
Nationalism
Rutland,Peter

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class, tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 9:00 to 12:00, will be confirmed via class consensus. Nationalism is the desire of an ethnic group, a nation, to have a... more

SOCS 629W
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Nationalism - Foundation Course Option
Rutland,Peter

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class, tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 9:00 to 12:00, will be confirmed via class consensus. Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this... more

SOCS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
Fully Enrolled
The Advent of the Global Village: Globalization in the Modern World System
Gallarotti,Giulio

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class will be scheduled via class consensus. Globalization is considered by many to be the most powerful transformative force in the modern world system. Modernization and... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
01-JUL-2013 to
01-AUG-2013
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 recovery, Europe's challenges also included construction of... more

SOCS 684
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
24-JUN-2013 to
28-JUN-2013
Cross-Cultural Childhoods
Schug,Mariah Gabrielle

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 24-28(Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The goal of this course is introduce students to the wide variety of developmental experiences of children around the world and to help students to develop a sense... more


Spring 2013

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
19-JAN-2013 to
24-FEB-2013
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.

Special Weekend Immersion Schedule: Class will meet January 19, and February 9, 10, and 23. (Makeup classes in case of snow are scheduled in advance for January 20 and/or February 24.) In this course we will study the history and culture of rock... more

ARTS 629
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Cancelled
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. We will take a professional approach to... more

ARTS 633
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Introduction to Philosophy through Art, Design, and Film
Stuker,Jeffrey

Key concepts in modern philosophy introduced through the analysis of creative work in the visual arts, film, and design. Psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, structuralism, and poststructuralism will be examined in relation to modern and... more

ARTS 640
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

HUMS 604
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Unspooling the Dream: A Novel Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

"Tonight I finished scribbling the first draft of my young girl's dreams. I'll spend another fortnight sailing on these blue lakes, after which I'll go to a ball and then spend a rainy winter, which I'll end with a pregnancy.... more

HUMS 629
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Fully Enrolled
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 helping each writer develop a distinctive voice.... more

HUMS 644
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
02-MAR-2013 to
24-MAR-2013
Fully Enrolled
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages
Rider,Jeff

Special Weekend Immersion Schedule: Class will meet March 2, 9, 10, 23, and 24 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... more

HUMS 650
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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 the empire, the seat of crown and Parliament, and a place of... more

HUMS 650W
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 683W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more

SCIE 616
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Cancelled
Stem Cell Biology and Ethics
Hartman,Nathaniel William

Stem cells have an enormous potential to shape the future of medical research and treatment. Recent advancements in clinical trials and reprogramming raise many concerns over the ethical implications of using source material that concerns the... more

SCIE 642
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Rocks in Space: An Introduction to Planetary Geology
Gilmore,Martha S.

Why are we here (and not on Mars)? This course will examine the workings of the Earth in the context of the solar system and how this has led to a home for humanity. Comparisons between the planets will be utilized to explore such topics as the... more

SCIE 655
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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... more

SCIE 683W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more

SOCS 612
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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 to modernity, and religion has been playing... more

SOCS 612W
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Fully Enrolled
Religions Resist Modernity - 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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 615
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Cancelled
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 China's economy--perhaps the most sophisticated in the world before 1600--fall into... more

SOCS 633
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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

SOCS 644
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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 the written word. As some critics have said, the... more

SOCS 655
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
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... more

SOCS 683W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2013 to
10-MAY-2013
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Applied Data Analysis offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to manage and analyze data. Students who work in data-driven fields such as education, health care, nonprofits, or many other areas, are welcome to analyze their own... more


Fall 2012

ARTS 626
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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. We will consider the medium of photography... more

ARTS 627
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Lives and Music of Two Jazz Giants
Baerman,Noah

Miles Davis (1926-1991) 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 of the music and each has become an enduring cultural icon at a... more

ARTS 631
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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 mind... more

HUMS 633
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Cancelled
Poetry and Insight
Hughes,Gertrude Reif

"Poems are the precious portents of our powers," said Hartford's great 20th century poet, Wallace Stevens. He meant that human beings in general have the same powers of creativity and intuitive thinking that poets, painters and other artists... more

HUMS 649
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
The 1790s: Poetry, Painting, and the Novel after the French Revolution
Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk

The course is an introduction to British literature and art of the 1790s. Our narrow time frame will allow us to build a rich understanding of conversations carried out among artists and between artists and their historical moment. We will address... more

HUMS 649W
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Fully Enrolled
1790's: Poetry, Painting, and the Novel after the French Revolution: 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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 652
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
The European Novel from Cervantes to Calvino
Fitzpatrick,Joseph J.

This course presents a survey of the modern European novel from its origins in Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605) to its postmodern unraveling in Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). Our focus along the way will be on... more

HUMS 679
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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 encouraged, to help you expand your range and find your... more

SCIE 636
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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 the universe? This course focuses on the largest sphere... more

SCIE 638
Note: Special Schedule
-
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Cancelled
Geology of Connecticut: Stories in Stone
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle

Special Schedule: Friday, September 21, 8:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday, September 22, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, October 6, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, October 20, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, November 3, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, November 17, 9:00am... more

SCIE 667
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Cancelled
Neuroethics
Brunquell,Philip

This course provides a broad overview of the major theories and practice of neuroethics. Topics that will be covered in class include: Ethics of Health Care Reform; How to Create a Living Will; and Traumatic Brain Injury: Is it Ethical to Watch... more

SOCS 613
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
Fully Enrolled
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 investment, resource cartels, development,... more

SOCS 617
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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 violence in... more

SOCS 617W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
War and Society - Foundational Course Option
Rutland,Peter

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 641
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
10-SEP-2012 to
07-DEC-2012
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 been attacked for paving the way for... more


Summer 2012

ARTS 613
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
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 to the more experimental methods.... more

ARTS 625
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

ARTS 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
25-JUN-2012 to
29-JUN-2012
Fully Enrolled
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the... more

ARTS 642
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Music, Identity and Politics in the Irish Tradition
Scott,Stanley A.

Please note: Class will meet on July 4. Traditional Irish music and dance are important symbols of Irish cultural and national identity. The contemporary performance of the traditional arts is linked to Ireland's sense of history: long years... more

ARTS 650
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Contemporary Art
Stuker,Jeffrey

This course is designed to help artists develop a conceptual understanding of the strategies at work in contemporary painting, photography, sculpture and design. To accomplish this, the class will look at key confrontations, experiments, and... more

HUMS 619
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
06-AUG-2012 to
10-AUG-2012
Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry: An Immersive Reading and Writing Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (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 one attempts to define flash fiction (short shorts) and prose... more

HUMS 624
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 2:00-5:00pm. This course offers a rich and varied reading list and a chance to write and experiment, with careful editing of one's work. We welcome a diverse... more

HUMS 635
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
New England and Empire
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 an erstwhile colony to a dominant world power. Major forces effecting this... more

HUMS 635W
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Fully Enrolled
New England and Empire - 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 with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 639
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Fully Enrolled
American Literature and Culture, 1865-1919
McCann,Sean

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

HUMS 639W
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Fully Enrolled
American Literature and Culture, 1865-1919 - Foundational Course Option
McCann,Sean

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more... more

MTHS 625
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Paradigms in Computing
Danner,Norman

The first part of this course will focus on the fundamental paradigms of computing. We will take a somewhat historical approach, starting with Turing's (and others') mathematical formulation of the concept of what it means to be... more

SCIE 612
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-JUN-2012 to
30-JUL-2012
Neuroscience and Behavior
Naegele,Janice R

Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing from diverse disciplines. This course introduces key concepts for understanding the functional organization of the brain and how it develops in embryonic and postnatal life. Lectures... more

SCIE 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
06-AUG-2012 to
10-AUG-2012
Male & Female Tactics in Animal Reproduction
Powzyk,Joyce Ann

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 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... more

SCIE 635
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
25-JUN-2012 to
29-JUN-2012
Fully Enrolled
The Connecticut River: Natural History and Human Imprints
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 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... more

SCIE 682
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
23-JUN-2012 to
28-JUL-2012
Fully Enrolled
Adolescent Psychology
Garrett,Noel

Special Schedule: Weekend immersion, June 23, 24, July 14,15, 28 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Adolescent Psychology examines the physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents in the contexts of family, peers, school, work, and the... more

SOCS 612
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
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 and their assumptions. Through a historical and thematic... more

SOCS 612W
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 625
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
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 the planet a very intimate place indeed. In such an environment,... more

SOCS 627
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
06-AUG-2012 to
10-AUG-2012
"Ten Photographs that Shook the World": Technologies of Historical Memory
Tucker,Jennifer

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm What makes a photograph iconic? What photographs have been successful in influencing social and political change, and why? What impact have television, magazines,... more

SOCS 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
25-JUN-2012 to
29-JUN-2012
Fully Enrolled
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
02-JUL-2012 to
03-AUG-2012
Fully Enrolled
Europe In the Age Of Violence, 1914-1945
Greene,Nathanael

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 9:00-12:00. We will study the history of Europe during a period of unprecedented conflict and nearly uninterrupted turmoil. Two world wars, revolutions, social and... more

SOCS 682
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
23-JUN-2012 to
28-JUL-2018
Fully Enrolled
Adolescent Psychology
Garrett,Noel

Special Schedule: Weekend immersion, June 23, 24, July 14,15, 28 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Adolescent Psychology examines the physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents in the contexts of family, peers, school, work, and the... more


Spring 2012

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
14-Jan-2012 to
18-Feb-2012
Fully Enrolled
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 18 Since the early 20th century, downtown New York has been one of the most artistically vital and creative... more

ARTS 618
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 643
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 evolved into a powerful means of storytelling. This course... more

ARTS 661
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
The Photographic Genre and the Personal
Grubb,Matthew S

This class will explore historical and contemporary photography through the lens of the photographic genre, both through the practice of photographing and through lectures on artists practicing in each genre. The students will work in each genre... more

HUMS 608
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
Voice and Story: Shaping a Narrative
Greene,Anne F.

This writing course will be useful to writers of fiction or literary nonfiction, and also to people who may be interested in writing personal projects, professional reports, or articles for general readers. We will read a wide range of pieces--... more

HUMS 619
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
10-Mar-2012 to
01-Apr-2012
Crossing Genres/Hybrid Poetry: An Immersive Poetry Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, March 10-11; Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18; Sunday, April 1 In the book-length poem One with Others, C.D. Wright investigates - by incorporating historical transcriptions, weather reports, newspaper... more

HUMS 633
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 Caribbean. Some authors have become not only recognizable to, but indispensable... more

HUMS 633W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
World Literature - 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 with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 634
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 begin with the emergence in the late 18th century of two new... more

HUMS 634W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
Enlightenment to Modernism - British Literature, 1780-1914 - 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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 622
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 can be used to model many real life situations. For instance, given a local... more

SCIE 614
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 to run away, stay and attack, or... more

SCIE 619
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Mar-2012 to
20-Mar-2012
Fully Enrolled
Biology of Mammals
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Special Schedule: Friday to Tuesday, March 16-20 This course investigates the biology of non-marine mammals and focuses on those inhabiting northeastern North America. We examine the lives of familiar mammals such as bears, coyotes, and moose, as... more

SCIE 681
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
Cancelled
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 will consider a dozen or so examples of specific biotechnologies... more

SOCS 612
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
Cancelled
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 to modernity, and religion has been playing... more

SOCS 614
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
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 to run away, stay and attack, or... more

SOCS 624
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
11-Feb-2012 to
14-Apr-2012
Fully Enrolled
Lives in School
Barnes,Nancy

Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12; Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25; and Saturday, April 14. What can we learn about education in the contemporary U.S. by looking closely at the stories people tell about their schooling?... more

SOCS 667
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
American Political Development
Lim,Elvin

This course introduces students to a scholarship and a method of analysis that melds the historical with the institutional, applied to understanding the evolving state/society relationship in American political life. In the first eight weeks, we... more

SOCS 667W
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
30-Jan-2012 to
04-May-2012
Fully Enrolled
American Political Development - Foundational Course Option
Lim,Elvin

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more


Fall 2011

ARTS 611
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 think they never could, never will draw. The course will cover such... more

ARTS 624
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Fully Enrolled
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

ARTS 681
Tuesday
-
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Cancelled
Shakespeare's Couples: Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Smith,Gay

"To bed, to bed, to bed . . . ," Lady Macbeth whispers and later cries as she exhorts her husband to come to bed. The bed on stage, in several of Shakespeare's plays, serves as a central image for the raveling and unraveling of these three... more

HUMS 609
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Fully Enrolled
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 give moral guidance. By the 1700s, children's... more

HUMS 622
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 discussed. Invited guests will include newly... more

HUMS 638
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 and social and economic change. Focusing on... more

HUMS 638W
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Romantic Poetry - 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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 639
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 of American life and the aesthetic forms suitable to it. This course... more

HUMS 639W
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Great American Novel - 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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 683W
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Foundational Course: This course is considered a foundational course for students concentrating in mathematics and sciences. It is designed to help students hone the quantitative analysis and scientific thinking skills that are necessary for... more

SCIE 634
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Fully Enrolled
Strange New Worlds: Planets, Exoplanets & Stars that Host Them
Herbst,William

The course begins with an overview of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids that comprise our Solar System. Modern issues such as why Pluto is no longer designated as a planet will be discussed. The regularities of this system will be... more

SCIE 683W
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Applied Data Analysis - Foundational Course
Dierker,Lisa C.

Foundational Course: This course is considered a foundational course for students concentrating in mathematics and sciences. It is designed to help students hone the quantitative analysis and scientific thinking skills that are necessary for... more

SOCS 612
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Constitution
Finn,John E.

This course introduces students to the Constitution of the United States, as interpreted and understood by the Supreme Court of the United States. It begins with a simple premise: Understanding the Constitution is an integral part of a liberal arts... more

SOCS 635
Thursday
-
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Cancelled
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 to address key social problems. It then explores the introduction of... more

SOCS 635W
Thursday
-
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
Cancelled
Problems and Prospects of Social Engineering - Foundational Course Option
Eisner,Marc A.

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 639
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 genocide. The basic premise of this course is that... more

SOCS 642
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
12-Sep-2011 to
09-Dec-2011
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 have a universal appeal. Are films from distant lands... more


Summer 2011

ARTS 615
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 over time? Why is Louis Armstrong so important? If you have ever wondered about questions... more

ARTS 626
Monday through Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
21-Jul-2011
Fully Enrolled
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 life, photographers were invited into the home and turned their attention... more

ARTS 644
Saturday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
02-Jul-2011 to
06-Aug-2011
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 the ephemeral and gestural--fleeting movements captured. Paper--the ever present... more

ARTS 652
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:20PM
06-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
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 technologies offer artists new tools for artistic expression and provide new spaces in... more

HUMS 614
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
08-Aug-2011 to
12-Aug-2011
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 we have to make our historical conditions respond to our needs and desires? These... more

HUMS 623
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
The Experience of Time
Greene,Anne F.

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 2:00-5:00 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... more

HUMS 626
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Graphic Novel: Story, Word, and Picture in Contemporary Graphic Narrative
Baraw,Charles

Since the ground breaking publication of Art Spiegelman's Maus in 1993, "graphic novels" have entered the global cultural mainstream. A truly multi-cultural genre, comics created by men and women around the world now appear in U. S. high... more

HUMS 626W
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Graphic Novel: Story, Word, and Picture - Foundational Course Option
Baraw,Charles

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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 633
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 the poet - and to understand the relationship between them. The poems we will study were... more

HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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, poetry, and drama that contributed to the decade's literary renaissance. But... more

HUMS 639W
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 meetings with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 632
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 are both algebraic and geometric. While the power of the subject comes from the algebra,... more

SCIE 613
Note: Special Schedule
07:00AM - 03:00PM
08-Aug-2011 to
12-Aug-2011
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, interesting behavior, and impressive flight abilities. Bird study can provide an... more

SCIE 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
15-Aug-2011 to
19-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Dynamics of Character: 1800's to Present
Garrett,Noel

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations,... more

SCIE 628
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
Living in a Polluted World
Varekamp,Johan C.

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 1:00-4:00 The modern natural world has become polluted with uncountable numbers of organic and inorganic compounds, some with unspeakable names, others simple toxic... more

SCIE 631
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 the participants the opportunity to become criminologists by introducing concepts as... more

SCIE 638
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
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 records. How we define our species, how we ask that important question,... more

SOCS 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
15-Aug-2011 to
19-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
The Dynamics of Character: 1800's to Present
Garrett,Noel

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Personality can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations,... more

SOCS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
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 in 1789 to the eve of World War I, is divided into two segments. The first of... more

SOCS 647
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
15-Aug-2011 to
19-Aug-2011
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 world in the post-cold war era. With the collapse of the Soviet Union,... more

SOCS 647W
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
15-Aug-2011 to
19-Aug-2011
Fully Enrolled
Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World - Foundational Course Option
Rutland,Peter

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more frequent... more

SOCS 653
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
The Crusades and the Crusading Ideal in Medieval Europe and After
Shaw,Gary

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 6:30pm-9:30pm No medieval events or ideas are better famous and more intriguing than the Crusades. Part piety, part warfare, this series of expeditions has a... more

SOCS 653W
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
04-Jul-2011 to
05-Aug-2011
The Crusades and the Crusading Ideal in Medieval Europe and After - Foundational Course Option
Shaw,Gary

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 6:30pm-9:30pm Foundational course option: Students taking the course with this option will receive more extensive and detailed feedback on their work through more... more


Spring 2011

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
05-Feb-2011 to
05-Mar-2011
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.

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 1940s and 50s through the early 1990s.... more

ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
24-Jan-2011 to
06-May-2011
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? This course will pose and explore these questions through three bodies of texts: literary narratives... more

ARTS 630
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 issues, seeking to engage the audience... more

ARTS 631
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 mind... more

ARTS 640
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

HUMS 611
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
09-Mar-2011 to
13-Mar-2011
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, we sometimes even fill out forms to make restaurant reservations! We are... more

HUMS 620
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
08-Jan-2011 to
29-Jan-2011
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 Bishop), memoirs (Lucille Clifton,... more

HUMS 624
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
(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? This course will pose and explore these questions through three bodies of texts: literary narratives... more

HUMS 627
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 (or the failed couple or the double) as a key dramatic element of... more

HUMS 650
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 the empire, the seat of crown and Parliament, and a place of... more

HUMS 650W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

MTHS 641
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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, basic set theory, combinatorics, probability... more

SCIE 616
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
18-Apr-2011 to
22-Apr-2011
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 otters, and polar bears. Topics include evolution, feeding... more

SCIE 680
Tuesday
06:00PM - 07:00PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 emergence, and reemergence of a host of deadly, infectious pathogens.... more

SOCS 616
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 dining, the development of home economics and culinary... more

SOCS 619
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 (such as largely entertainment oriented television... more

SOCS 619W
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 621
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
24-Jan-2011 to
29-Apr-2011
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 the American presidency. After... more

SOCS 623
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
05-Mar-2011 to
02-Apr-2011
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 and around the globe. We use ethnography and education studies to... more


Fall 2010

ARTS 618
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 626
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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. We will consider the medium of photography... more

ARTS 639
Saturday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Oct-2010 to
20-Nov-2010
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, with these objectives: To consider one's field of vision when making large pictures; how it... more

ARTS 661
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 choral singing, Cuban son, Jamaican reggae, Trinidadian... more

HUMS 619
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 of view, voice and plot. Each student will be responsible for... more

HUMS 622
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 discussed. Invited guests will include newly... more

HUMS 639
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 work, as well as the context of the Nobel Prize... more

HUMS 639W
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 with the instructor. Foundational courses are... more

HUMS 644
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
02-Oct-2010 to
11-Oct-2010
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 way the various developments of the legend were... more

MTHS 635
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 these statements as a basis for calculation and... more

SCIE 636
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 the universe? This course focuses on the largest sphere... more

SCIE 637
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Oct-2010 to
20-Oct-2010
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 by fruit-eating birds, fall... more

SOCS 612
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 and their assumptions. Through a historical and thematic... more

SOCS 612W
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 instructor. Foundational courses are... more

SOCS 626
Wednesday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 policies. In the last section of the course, a special... more

SOCS 630
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2010 to
10-Dec-2010
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 be oriented around the main factors that account for the rise... more


Summer 2010

ARTS 615
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 as players and both eventually became even better known for... more

ARTS 624
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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

ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
15-Jul-2010
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

ARTS 629
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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. We will take a professional approach to... more

ARTS 643
Note: Special Schedule
-
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 a feature film script. It is different form than the feature and many beginners make... more

HUMS 619
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
09-Aug-2010 to
13-Aug-2010
Fully Enrolled
Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry: An Immersive Reading and Writing Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (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 one attempts to define flash fiction (short shorts) and prose... more

HUMS 625
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 a range of voices. Students interested in... more

HUMS 633
Monday through Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
15-Jul-2010
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 Caribbean. Some authors have become not only recognizable to, but indispensable... more

HUMS 634
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 to be found in Icelandic works such as "Hrafnkel's saga" and... more

HUMS 653
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
21-Jun-2010 to
25-Jun-2010
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 ideas, but who were not necessarily French or literature majors... more

MTHS 662
TBA
-
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 will introduce students to some of the basic... more

MTHS 664
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 and is a fascinating subject in its... more

SCIE 608
Monday through Friday
08:00AM - 04:00PM
02-Aug-2010 to
06-Aug-2010
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 nonmarine ecosystems. They dominate landscapes ranging from low-elevation wetlands to high mountains. The... more

SCIE 612
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
21-Jun-2010 to
23-Jul-2010
Neuroscience and Behavior
Naegele,Janice R; Lombroso,Paul

Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing from diverse disciplines. This course introduces key concepts for understanding the functional organization of the brain and how it develops in embryonic and postnatal life. Lectures... more

SCIE 635
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 illustrate important environmental issues related to our... more

SCIE 655
Monday through Thursday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
15-Jul-2010
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... more

SOCS 611
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
09-Aug-2010 to
13-Aug-2010
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 challenge for the nation is to construct an effective... more

SOCS 618
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
14-Jun-2010 to
18-Jun-2010
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 Times, when a Messiah will appear to cleanse the earth of all... more

SOCS 634
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
28-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
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 we examine the origins of two world wars and the... more


Spring 2010

ARTS 611
Saturday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
20-Feb-2010 to
27-Mar-2010
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 think they never could, never will draw. The course will cover such... more

ARTS 613
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 to the more experimental methods.... more

ARTS 622
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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, and printmaking—to... more

ARTS 643
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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, lighting, sound, and editing to tell stories about... more

ARTS 652
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 with an understanding of the historical, sociological, and... more

HUMS 621
Saturday
10:00AM - 01:30PM
20-Feb-2010 to
01-May-2010
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 cannibals, to his major works, Moby-Dick and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville drew... more

HUMS 622
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 the Orientalized woman, the exoticized/eroticized woman, the... more

HUMS 625
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 previous writing experience is required. Readings are drawn from writers... more

HUMS 632
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
23-Jan-2010 to
13-Feb-2010
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 and who want to give both analytic and creative attention to this area of... more

HUMS 634
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 begin with the emergence in the late 18th century of two new... more

MTHS 620
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 several well-known books on the subject. His most famous is... more

MTHS 622
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 can be used to model many real life situations. For instance, given a local... more

SCIE 624
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Jan-2010 to
31-Jan-2010
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 that arises in adolescence, causes hallucinations and... more

SCIE 636
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
19-Apr-2010 to
23-Apr-2010
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 spring, a time when winter quiescence gives way to a period... more

SCIE 637
Wednesday
-
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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, rivers, lakes, and groundwater), and the... more

SOCS 633
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 cooperation marks the evolution... more

SOCS 640
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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, race, manifest... more

SOCS 642
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 have a universal appeal. Are films from distant lands... more

SOCS 644
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jan-2010 to
07-May-2010
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 the written word. As some critics have said, the... more


Fall 2009

ARTS 617
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
03-Oct-2009 to
24-Oct-2009
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 18 Since the early 20th century, downtown New York has been one of the most artistically vital and creative... more

ARTS 624
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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—a flat, two dimensional, black... more

ARTS 640
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

ARTS 643
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 evolved into a powerful means of storytelling. This course... more

ARTS 645
TBA
-
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 the visual arts interested in making their work... more

HUMS 609
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
26-Sep-2009 to
12-Oct-2009
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 give moral guidance. By the 1700s, children's... more

HUMS 620
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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, but rather, in art the self becomes self-forgetful..." Flannery O'Connor This is... more

HUMS 627
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 essays, memoir, or fiction. Exercises will focus on the organizational strategies... more

HUMS 635
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 of intellectual history, with some attention to music and politics, as... more

HUMS 639
TBA
-
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 them. Active interpretation of texts allows the reader... more

HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Social life, social... more

MTHS 659
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 describe how a cannon ball falls to the ground or to describe... more

SCIE 630
TBA
-
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 and ecological... more

SCIE 634
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 and orbiting telescopes,... more

SCIE 641
TBA
-
02-Nov-2009 to
10-Dec-2009
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. A simple map of the world shows clearly that most ancient... more

SOCS 638
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
05-Sep-2009 to
20-Sep-2009
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 express cultural mythologies. It... more

SOCS 643
TBA
-
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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 anthropological perspective. Its aim is to provide... more

SOCS 645
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
14-Sep-2009 to
18-Dec-2009
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, along with a host... more


Summer 2009

ARTS 610
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 - an important task to be sure - we will be looking at these... more

ARTS 616
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 10:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 essential to the American spirit.... more

ARTS 626
Monday through Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
16-Jul-2009
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 life, photographers were invited into the home and turned their attention... more

ARTS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
Fully Enrolled
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Lives and Music of Two Jazz Giants
Baerman,Noah

Miles Davis (1926-1991) 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 of the music and each has become an enduring cultural icon at a... more

ARTS 631
Monday through Thursday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
29-Jun-2009 to
16-Jul-2009
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 mind... more

ARTS 643
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 a feature film script. It is different form than the feature and many beginners make... more

HUMS 616
Monday through Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
16-Jul-2009
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 of as screen extravaganzas filled with songs, dances, and costume... more

HUMS 618
Monday & Wednesday
05:30PM - 08:30PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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
05:30PM - 08:30PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 novel and other fictions that do history... more

HUMS 642
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
03-Aug-2009 to
07-Aug-2009
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 the development of Paris from the mesolithic period through late antiquity, but will... more

HUMS 647
Monday through Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
16-Jul-2009
"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 Chinese aesthetics and how we can make them come alive through translations... more

MTHS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 these two subjects. Each topic in the calculus will... more

MTHS 645
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 the distances between them are unchanged. Move the points of a... more

SCIE 634
Monday through Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
16-Jul-2009
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 minds change" (from Medline, Seniors' Health). This course will... more

SCIE 635
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
03-Aug-2009 to
07-Aug-2009
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 shad and Atlantic salmon; hundreds of species of aquatic insects,... more

SCIE 635
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
27-Jul-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 shad and Atlantic salmon; hundreds of species of aquatic insects,... more

SCIE 646
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 12:00PM
22-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 is the fundamental currency in which all human transactions are ultimately... more

SCIE 680
Note: Special Schedule
-
10-Aug-2009 to
15-Aug-2009
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 that continues to... more

SOCS 611
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
10-Aug-2009 to
14-Aug-2009
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 others. Although the central threat of global nuclear war that infused the Cold... more

SOCS 627
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
22-Jun-2009 to
26-Jun-2009
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, the subjective again trumps the objective... We are now in the middle of a... more

SOCS 628
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
30-Jul-2009
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 1980s, the reflexive turn that followed raised crucial... more

SOCS 632
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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, especially those of marginalized ethnic groups, do... more

SOCS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 to the interdependence and interpenetration among... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
29-Jun-2009 to
31-Jul-2009
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 recovery, Europe's challenges also included construction of... more


Spring 2009

ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
29-Jan-2009 to
07-May-2009
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 626
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2009 to
06-May-2009
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. We will consider the medium of photography... more

ARTS 627
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
26-Jan-2009 to
04-May-2009
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 building a portfolio of personal images.... more

ARTS 635
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
28-Jan-2009 to
06-May-2009
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. Traditional wet and dry techniques as well as the... more

ARTS 637
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
26-Jan-2009 to
04-May-2009
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 in... more

HUMS 624
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
26-Jan-2009 to
04-May-2009
Fully Enrolled
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 2:00-5:00pm. This course offers a rich and varied reading list and a chance to write and experiment, with careful editing of one's work. We welcome a diverse... more

HUMS 630
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-Jan-2009 to
08-May-2009
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 that preceded and informed the written literature... more

HUMS 633
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
17-Jan-2009 to
01-Feb-2009
Fully Enrolled
Poetry and Insight
Hughes,Gertrude Reif

"Poems are the precious portents of our powers," said Hartford's great 20th century poet, Wallace Stevens. He meant that human beings in general have the same powers of creativity and intuitive thinking that poets, painters and other artists... more

HUMS 639
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
29-Jan-2009 to
07-May-2009
American Literature and Culture, 1865-1919
McCann,Sean

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

HUMS 641
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
17-Jan-2009 to
02-Feb-2009
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 to consider some of the most volatile of... more

HUMS 648
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
27-Jan-2009 to
05-May-2009
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 shocking to the system." Whether one is in possession of a completed... more

MTHS 638
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
29-Jan-2009 to
07-May-2009
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 non-Euclidean geometries are essential to understanding the... more

MTHS 657
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2009 to
06-May-2009
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) begins with some undefined terms... more

SCIE 609
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
29-Jan-2009 to
07-May-2009
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 population has little knowledge of what invasive... more

SCIE 614
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
27-Jan-2009 to
05-May-2009
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 up to the lesser and great apes, of which humans are a... more

SCIE 620
Monday through Friday
08:00AM - 04:00PM
09-Mar-2009 to
13-Mar-2009
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 examples from arctic, antarctic, alpine, and winter temperate-zone... more

SCIE 633
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
12-Jan-2009 to
16-Jan-2009
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 will focus on the tools that astronomers use -- telescopes, spectrographs and... more

SOCS 613
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
29-Jan-2009 to
07-May-2009
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 investment, resource cartels, development,... more

SOCS 617
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-Jan-2009 to
04-May-2009
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 possible but puzzlingly, He often operated... more

SOCS 624
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2009 to
06-May-2009
Fully Enrolled
Lives in School
Barnes,Nancy

Special Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12; Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25; and Saturday, April 14. What can we learn about education in the contemporary U.S. by looking closely at the stories people tell about their schooling?... more

SOCS 635
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
27-Jan-2009 to
05-May-2009
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 throughout U.S. history. There has been an... more

SOCS 645
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
26-Jan-2009 to
04-May-2009
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, contract, tort and crime, the thousand-year-old... more

SOCS 647
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
27-Jan-2009 to
05-May-2009
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 world in the post-cold war era. With the collapse of the Soviet Union,... more


Fall 2008

ARTS 617
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
Fully Enrolled
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.

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 1940s and 50s through the early 1990s.... more

ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 places to find subjects worthy of documentation. The... more

ARTS 643
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 or narrative film? The course will begin with discussions of the... more

ARTS 644
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 the ephemeral and gestural--fleeting movements captured. Paper--the ever present... more

ARTS 646
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 significance in modern European identities. Art... more

ARTS 652
Thursday
05:30PM - 08:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 with an understanding of the historical, sociological, and... more

HUMS 614
Thursday
05:30PM - 08:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 we have to make our historical conditions respond to our needs and desires? These... more

HUMS 622
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 discussed. Invited guests will include newly... more

HUMS 637
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 of the important figures of the era, including Djuna Barnes, Willa... more

HUMS 640
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 Gerard Manley Hopkins--with additional... more

HUMS 651
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 States. Recently, a good deal of writing has... more

HUMS 653
Thursday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 national literature are self-consciously transformed by another, as we learn to... more

MTHS 636
Monday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 well as some mis-applications of those... more

SCIE 608
Thursday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
11-Sep-2008 to
06-Nov-2008
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 through the lens of forest... more

SCIE 636
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 imagine a fish with elbows, a 50 foot aquatic lizard, or a... more

SCIE 639
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 could explain the fact of evolution. For from this simple idea... more

SOCS 615
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 China's economy--perhaps the most sophisticated in the world before 1600--fall into... more

SOCS 621
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 the the nature of public attitudes, the... more

SOCS 635
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 to address key social problems. It then explores the introduction of... more

SOCS 637
Note: Special Schedule
-
24-Oct-2008 to
28-Oct-2008
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 Western culture. It begins with the emergence of the concept in the... more

SOCS 644
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
08-Sep-2008 to
12-Dec-2008
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 process, both in federal and in state courts. We shall... more


Summer 2008

ARTS 618
Note: Special Schedule
01:00PM - 05:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
10-Jul-2008
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 and publish their own artist's books.] We will use... more

ARTS 621
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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... more

ARTS 624
Monday through Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
10-Jul-2008
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 develop their artistic voice while... more

ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
-
23-Jun-2008 to
10-Jul-2008
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

ARTS 641
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 how to transform written words into images is a central... more

ARTS 643
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 a feature film script. It is different form than the feature and many beginners make... more

HUMS 618
Monday & Wednesday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 memoirs, mainly to see how the narrators become trustworthy or (deliberately)... more

HUMS 620
Monday through Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
10-Jul-2008
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 working with poems as a reader and a writer. The aim is to enter... more

HUMS 639
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30AM - 12:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 work, as well as the context of the Nobel Prize... more

HUMS 640
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Jun-2008 to
20-Jun-2008
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 the year 1915 and proceed to the 1970s. We will examine films... more

HUMS 646
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Jun-2008 to
20-Jun-2008
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 forms. Death, which is ultimately unknowable,... more

HUMS 651
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 the day. Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar, two of Latin... more

MTHS 630
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30AM - 12:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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, all... more

MTHS 640
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 03:30PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 to be discussed are: the decomposition of integers into... more

SCIE 612
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
Fully Enrolled
Neuroscience and Behavior
Naegele,Janice R; Lombroso,Paul

Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing from diverse disciplines. This course introduces key concepts for understanding the functional organization of the brain and how it develops in embryonic and postnatal life. Lectures... more

SCIE 618
Monday through Friday
08:00AM - 04:00PM
04-Aug-2008 to
08-Aug-2008
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. Early naturalists did not see the... more

SCIE 637
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
11-Aug-2008 to
15-Aug-2008
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 will explore how changes in these components create... more

SCIE 638
Monday & Wednesday
12:00PM - 04:30PM
30-Jun-2008 to
31-Jul-2008
Fully Enrolled
Geology of Connecticut: Stories in Stone
Zeilinga de Boer,Jelle

Special Schedule: Friday, September 21, 8:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday, September 22, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, October 6, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, October 20, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, November 3, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, November 17, 9:00am... more

SOCS 612
Monday & Wednesday
09:30AM - 12:00PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 of Western political and... more

SOCS 627
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
Fully Enrolled
"Ten Photographs that Shook the World": Technologies of Historical Memory
Tucker,Jennifer

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm What makes a photograph iconic? What photographs have been successful in influencing social and political change, and why? What impact have television, magazines,... more

SOCS 634
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
16-Jun-2008 to
20-Jun-2008
Fully Enrolled
Rome
Nussdorfer,Laurie; Adams,Nicholas

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 11:30AM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
Europe In the Age Of Violence, 1914-1945
Greene,Nathanael

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 9:00-12:00. We will study the history of Europe during a period of unprecedented conflict and nearly uninterrupted turmoil. Two world wars, revolutions, social and... more

SOCS 641
Tuesday & Thursday
05:30PM - 08:30PM
23-Jun-2008 to
01-Aug-2008
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 find answers to the following questions: What... more


Spring 2008

ARTS 617
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 18 Since the early 20th century, downtown New York has been one of the most artistically vital and creative... more

ARTS 624
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 strategies for sequencing, and investigate how... more

ARTS 639
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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, with these objectives: To consider one's field of vision when making large pictures; how it... more

ARTS 640
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

ARTS 649
Monday
-
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 its citizens have... more

HUMS 618
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 are not always hard and fast. One of the most... more

HUMS 623
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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. Readings include pieces by these... more

HUMS 630
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 important literary genre before the novel. We will be reading those... more

HUMS 634
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
22-Feb-2008 to
30-Mar-2008
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 and knowledge. In the Third, or Postcolonial, World, writers have a much more... more

HUMS 635
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 1848 and active in London until... more

HUMS 640
Wednesday
-
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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, we will study eight contemporary... more

HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 church, particularly a political figure such as a bishop or a count,... more

MTHS 632
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 are both algebraic and geometric. While the power of the subject comes from the algebra,... more

MTHS 644
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 as the art of symbolic manipulations and Geometry... more

SCIE 622
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 confession, DNA exoneration, profiling, interrogation... more

SCIE 634
Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
Male & Female Tactics in Animal Reproduction
Powzyk,Joyce Ann

Special Schedule: One-week immersion, August 6-10 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 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... more

SCIE 636
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 the universe? This course focuses on the largest sphere... more

SCIE 681
Tuesday
-
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 of the human genome, combined... more

SOCS 618
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
12-Jan-2008 to
21-Jan-2008
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 Times, when a Messiah will appear to cleanse the earth of all... more

SOCS 621
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 for the first time in four decades. Despite the... more

SOCS 628
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 rights that citizens possess and can... more

SOCS 636
Note: Special Schedule
09:00AM - 05:00PM
10-Mar-2008 to
15-Mar-2008
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 come to be identified as but a stage of the modern struggle for... more

SOCS 639
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 genocide. The basic premise of this course is that... more

SOCS 641
Tuesday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
28-Jan-2008 to
10-May-2008
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 practices of Islam while exploring the diversity of religious... more


Fall 2007

ARTS 613
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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 to the more experimental methods.... more

ARTS 615
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
20-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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 aesthetic. Brazilian and African music became increasingly... more

ARTS 618
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
13-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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. In this course, we will learn the core... more

ARTS 634
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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, to automobiles, Barbie dolls, and household... more

ARTS 644
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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. Through a series of exercises and in-class critique... more

ARTS 645
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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 the visual arts interested in making their work... more

HUMS 602
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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, to automobiles, Barbie dolls, and household... more

HUMS 618
Tuesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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. The course is designed to lead students to their own myriad sources for stories.... more

HUMS 624
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
10-Sep-2007 to
10-Dec-2007
Fully Enrolled
Place, Character, and Design
Greene,Anne F.

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 2:00-5:00pm. This course offers a rich and varied reading list and a chance to write and experiment, with careful editing of one's work. We welcome a diverse... more

HUMS 630
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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 campaigns of such dynamic military figures as Alexander the Great, Hannibal... more

HUMS 638
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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 and social and economic change. Focusing on... more

HUMS 639
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
20-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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 the late 19th-century. We will consider the way the new theories... more

HUMS 644
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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 way the various developments of the legend were... more

MTHS 641
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-Sep-2007 to
10-Dec-2007
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, basic set theory, combinatorics, probability... more

SCIE 634
Wednesday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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 requisite skills to identify emerging... more

SCIE 681
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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 will consider a dozen or so examples of specific biotechnologies... more

SCIE 688
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-Sep-2007 to
10-Dec-2007
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 physics of light, biology of vision and... more

SOCS 604
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
12-Sep-2007 to
12-Dec-2007
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 thinkers of all time. His ideas continue to influence the... more

SOCS 611
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
20-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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 challenge for the nation is to construct an effective... more

SOCS 633
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-Sep-2007 to
10-Dec-2007
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 issues and problems. Important... more

SOCS 636
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
11-Sep-2007 to
11-Dec-2007
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 of the population expressing belief has ranged between 94 and 99... more

SOCS 641
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-Sep-2007 to
14-Dec-2007
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 been attacked for paving the way for... more

SOCS 648
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
13-Sep-2007 to
13-Dec-2007
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 international relations of Eurasia, as well as its... more


Summer 2007

ARTS 610
Monday & Wednesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, and Theresa... more

ARTS 615
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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, and many types of ethnic music have all left their... more

ARTS 623
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 vernacular architecture throughout... more

ARTS 624
Monday through Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
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 of compelling images. Students will hone... more

ARTS 625
Note: Special Schedule
-
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
Monotype Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00-9:00pm. 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... more

ARTS 652
Saturday
10:00AM - 05:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 technologies offer artists new tools for artistic expression and provide new spaces in... more

HUMS 614
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 we have to make our historical conditions respond to our needs and desires? These... more

HUMS 629
Monday & Wednesday
05:30PM - 08:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 previous writing experience is required. Readings are drawn from writers... more

HUMS 634
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 in history. Such narratives presuppose a certain alignment between politics and... more

HUMS 643
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 and writers have continued to produce art, literature, and even... more

HUMS 644
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
11-Jun-2007 to
15-Jun-2007
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 or literature majors in college. The broad goal will be... more

HUMS 651
Monday through Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
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 traditions. In this course... more

MTHS 620
Tuesday & Thursday
01:30PM - 04:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 several well-known books on the subject. His most famous is... more

MTHS 658
Tuesday & Thursday
09:30AM - 12:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 complex numbers. This indicates a fundamental algebraic difference between the set... more

SCIE 613
Note: Special Schedule
07:00AM - 03:00PM
09-Aug-2007 to
13-Aug-2007
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, interesting behavior, and impressive flight abilities. Bird study can provide an... more

SCIE 622
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 confession, DNA exoneration, profiling, interrogation... more

SCIE 624
Monday through Thursday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
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 functioning. The origins of this field date back... more

SCIE 639
Tuesday & Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 veganism are regularly endorsed as the... more

SCIE 641
Monday & Wednesday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 impact of... more

SCIE 680
Note: Special Schedule
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18-Jun-2007 to
23-Jun-2007
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 that continues to... more

SOCS 612
Monday through Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
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 to modernity, and religion has been playing... more

SOCS 617
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
18-Jun-2007 to
22-Jun-2007
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 violence in... more

SOCS 618
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 course is to expose students to politics that often falls just... more

SOCS 638
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 11:30AM
25-Jun-2007 to
03-Aug-2007
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 in 1789 to the eve of World War I, is divided into two segments. The first of... more

SOCS 644
Monday through Thursday
01:30PM - 04:30PM
25-Jun-2007 to
12-Jul-2007
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 of its way of life and its conception of what... more


Spring 2007

ARTS 610
Monday
07:00PM - 10:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 as well as contemporary writers... more

ARTS 617
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
Fully Enrolled
History of Rock and R&B
Charry,Eric S.

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 1940s and 50s through the early 1990s.... more

ARTS 620
Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 drawings are the freehand studies of... more

ARTS 631
Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 mind... more

ARTS 640
Monday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 four basic compositions of sumi-e-- we will... more

ARTS 643
Wednesday
06:00PM - 10:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 emerged from a rich set of aesthetic traditions; as well, it responded... more

CRTS 1835
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
16-Apr-2007 to
14-May-2007
Photoshop & Digital Printmaking
Dean,Phil B.

Photoshop CS2 is a very powerful and expansive application. This course will introduce students to the application and provide a comprehensive working knowledge of it. The course will allow students to become comfortable with Photoshop CS2 from... more

CSOC 1471
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:00PM
19-Apr-2007 to
17-May-2007
Cancelled
Changing Nature of the Documentary Film
Molomot,Lisa

Since the very first films--of workers walking out of a factory--the documentary film has continually changed in response to the times. What began as an experiment with technology has evolved into a powerful means of storytelling. This seminar... more

CSOC 2501
Note: Special Schedule
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28-Apr-2007 to
19-May-2007
The Inner Workings of Jazz: Three Jazz Giants in Performance
Baerman,Noah

In three concerts and discussions, we will explore how three contrasting jazz groups operate. Our class sessions are organized around live concerts with three giants of jazz--Cedar Walton, John Scofield, and Jim Hall. Pianist Cedar Walton is an... more

CSOC 2600
Saturday & Sunday
10:00AM - 05:00PM
28-Apr-2007 to
29-Apr-2007
Cancelled
Philosophy of Hinduism and Buddhism
Anderson,Karen

Release from suffering: this is the goal of early Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. According to both, the cause of suffering is the endless cycle of rebirth. The process of achieving release is different for each, as is the ultimate nature of release... more

HUMS 619
Saturday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
17-Feb-2007 to
17-Mar-2007
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, theme, dialogue, and plot.... more

HUMS 623
Monday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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. Readings include pieces by these... more

HUMS 633
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 Caribbean. Some authors have become not only recognizable to, but indispensable... more

HUMS 636
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 his techniques from various perspectives, beginning with his... more

HUMS 639
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
19-Mar-2007 to
23-Mar-2007
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 twentieth century's greatest poet. James Joyce... more

HUMS 650
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 career in relation to the... more

HUMS 656
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
12-Mar-2007 to
16-Mar-2007
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 novel, Cervantes re-imagined virtually every fashionable genre... more

MTHS 635
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 these statements as a basis for calculation and... more

MTHS 637
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 factorization into primes, etc. We will then see how... more

SCIE 634
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 orbiting telescopes,... more

SCIE 644
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 fills those basins originated. Students will discover... more

SCIE 680
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 emergence, and reemergence of a host of deadly, infectious pathogens.... more

SOCS 630
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 details of our everyday lives to the great trends and processes of our times?... more

SOCS 632
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 the Congress and most of the statehouses. Moreover, a... more

SOCS 633
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 cooperation marks the evolution... more

SOCS 636
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 will familiarize ourselves with the history of political... more

SOCS 638
Monday through Friday
09:00AM - 05:00PM
19-Mar-2007 to
23-Mar-2007
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 express cultural mythologies. It... more

SOCS 649
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 investigate the rich potential... more

SOCS 658
Thursday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
22-Jan-2007 to
05-May-2007
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 connection between spirituality and creation. Our goal in this course is to explore how the... more

WRIT 1501
Saturday & Sunday
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19-May-2007 to
20-May-2007
Cancelled
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. The workshop explores a number of approaches and practices for working with poems as a reader and a writer. The aim is to... more

WRIT 1801
Monday
07:00PM - 09:00PM
16-Apr-2007 to
14-May-2007
Creative Fiction and Non-fiction: A Writers' Workshop
Valerio,Anthony

This workshop's focus is on the devices writers use to carry through their vision, and on developing and finalizing new work or work-in-progress. Participants are invited to bring new fiction or non-fiction work and/or work in progress to the... more

WRIT 1804
Saturday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
14-Apr-2007 to
05-May-2007
Cancelled
The Same Story, Twice: A Writer's Workshop
Rosenblatt,Sari Paula

Is there a story you keep returning to, or a story you'd like to explore? Writers often re-visit the same subjects and themes again and again: murders of the rich and famous; fathers and daughters; the family farm; women's friendships;... more