Summer 2018 Courses

Arts

ARTS 608
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Writing for Television
Cornell,Julian I.

Options: CERT. A successful television series, whether situation comedy or episodic drama, depends upon well-written and finely honed scripts. While there are many similarities between writing for film and writing for television, there are marked... more

ARTS 618
Tuesday & Thursday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Shinohara,Keiji

Japanese woodblock printmaking is a traditional art form, more than 1,000 years old, which relies on hand-pressing techniques, watercolors, and rice paste. Quite distinct from Western printmaking traditions, it uses no oil-based inks or presses. In... more

ARTS 631
Monday & Wednesday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
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 becomes... more

Humanities

HUMS 619
Note: Special Schedule
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Crossing Genres/Hybrid Poetry: An Immersive Poetry Workshop
Bellen,Martine Rose

Options: Special Schedule: Immersion, CERT. In the book-length poem One Big Self, C.D. Wright documents--by incorporating interviews and conversations, tattoos, slogans, tests, overheard talk, signage, and other "stuff"--her visits to the Louisiana... more

HUMS 626
Monday through Friday
10:00AM - 04:00PM
Fully Enrolled
Graphic Narratives: Word, Image, Page
Baraw,Charles

Options: Special Schedule: Immersion. This course is designed to give students a deep immersion in the work of five of the most influential writer/artists in the dynamic field of contemporary graphic narratives. Conceived as both an introduction to... more

HUMS 628
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
American Crazy: Four Myths of Violence and National Identity
McCann,Sean

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT. 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 called on to understand,... more

HUMS 628W
Monday & Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Fully Enrolled
American Crazy: Four Myths of Violence and National Identity
McCann,Sean

Options: FDN, FDN-CERT. 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 called on to understand,... more

HUMS 682
Tuesday & Thursday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
The Short Story: Study Through Imitation
Dunson,Stephanie E.

Options: CERT. 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. Your task will be to read the work... more

Mathematics

MTHS 655
Tuesday & Thursday
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Mathematical Modeling
Brown Jr.,Philip S.

Options: Online. Mathematical models are constructed to solve problems in kinematics, radioactive decay, population growth, epidemiology, hospital planning, and games of chance. The models take a variety of forms, ranging from a set of equations... more

Sciences

SCIE 618
Monday through Friday
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Hammerson,Geoffrey

Options: Special Schedule: Immersion. Amphibians and reptiles are two different groups of vertebrates, as different from each other as birds are from mammals. Nonetheless, for historical and practical reasons they are often studied together. Early... more

SCIE 624
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Developmental Psychology
Shusterman,Anna

Options: Crosslist. This goal of this course is to introduce you to the classic and contemporary theories and research on human development. We will focus on infancy and childhood and explore a variety of topics in physical, cognitive, and... more

SCIE 681
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Creativity and Intelligence
Stemler,Steven E.

Options: Crosslist, Online. This course will introduce students to some of the most vibrant and lively debates in the fields of creativity and intelligence. Each topic addressed in the course can be approached from multiple perspectives and the... more

Social Sciences

SOCS 613
Monday & Wednesday
06:00PM - 09:00PM
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 624
Monday & Wednesday
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Developmental Psychology
Shusterman,Anna

Options: Crosslist. This goal of this course is to introduce you to the classic and contemporary theories and research on human development. We will focus on infancy and childhood and explore a variety of topics in physical, cognitive, and... more

SOCS 639
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Europe, Progress and Violence, 1870-1945
Greene,Nathanael

Options: Online, FDN, FDN-CERT. Prussian victory over France in 1870-71 facilitated the creation of a united Germany with a powerful state, economy, and military, ensuring German hegemony in Europe for generations to come. Consequently, our study... more

SOCS 639W
Monday & Wednesday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Europe, Progress and Violence, 1870-1945
Greene,Nathanael

Options: Online, FDN, FDN-CERT. Prussian victory over France in 1870-71 facilitated the creation of a united Germany with a powerful state, economy, and military, ensuring German hegemony in Europe for generations to come. Consequently, our study... more

SOCS 681
Tuesday & Thursday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Creativity and Intelligence
Stemler,Steven E.

Options: Crosslist, Online. This course will introduce students to some of the most vibrant and lively debates in the fields of creativity and intelligence. Each topic addressed in the course can be approached from multiple perspectives and the... more

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Summer 2018 PDF Class List

Upcoming Courses - Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Course Options

GLS courses have a 
variety of scheduling and
study options. 

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

Here is the Key:

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

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

FDN: This course is offered 
with a Foundational 
Writing Option

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

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

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

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