Spring 2020 Courses


ARTS 608
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Experiences in Acting

This course is an introduction to the art of performance through the theatrical lenses of Improvisation, Solo-Performance, and Scene Work. Grounded in the classical acting technique of the Stanislavki system, students will experience being both... more

ARTS 613
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Fully Enrolled
Studies in Photographic Portraiture & Self-Portraiture

Photography is a medium perfectly suited to the portrayal of one another and of one's self. We will investigate diverse approaches to the photographic portrait/self-portrait through weekly assignments. Readings will inform our visual... more

ARTS 617
06:30PM - 09:00PM
History of Rock and R&B

In this course we will use the history of rock and R&B (rhythm & blues)--broadly defined as a conglomeration of loosely related American popular music styles--to explore American history of the 1940s through the early 1990s, and vice versa.... more


HUMS 603
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Reading and Writing Memoir
Bonner,Jeanne M.

This course will be part literature course, part writing workshop. We will explore ways to select the most compelling details and scenes from the experiences we wish to share. Good memoir is true but it can read like fiction. Indeed, the memoir, as... more

HUMS 609
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Picture This: Content, Culture, and Social Relationships in Children's Picture Books

The picture book is more than an accessible genre for all ages and abilities. It offers a powerful means to educate, spark discourse, and explore new ideas. The goal of this course is to delve into contemporary themes through the examination of... more


SCIE 605
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Digestive Disease, Nutrition and Culture
Link,Richard J.; Link-Staltaro,Jeannine M.

This course will explore recent advances in digestive disease and health as well as the relationships with nutrition, culture and the impact on our daily lives. Please note that knowledge in basic biology, though helpful, is NOT required. The... more

Social Sciences

SOCS 633
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Peace Versus Power: International Relations in the Modern Age

While globalization and international organizations have currently integrated the world into networks of peace; ethnic, religious and regional conflict have driven nations and groups further apart. This coexistence of conflict and cooperation marks... more

SOCS 643
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Death, Dying and the Dead in Medieval Europe

This course will explore the character, social development and impact of death and commemoration in medieval Europe. Death was, if not ubiquitous, often sudden and sustained. It was dealt out by disease, as well as crime and punishment. Most... more

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Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Summer 2020 Course Listing

GLS courses have a 
variety of scheduling and
study options. 

The options available for
each course are indicated
within 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 

FDN: This course is offered 
with a Foundational 
Writing Option

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 

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 
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.