205. Slavery and the Slave Trade in Muslim Africa: 640 C.E. to 1900 C.E. 3 hours
3SS, CD, WR
First Semester:. The purpose of this course is to explore the impact that the trans-Atlantic, trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean and Nile Valley slave trades had on the African continent. The class primarily focus on the history of slavery on the African continent from the Islamic perspective and juxtapose this history with that of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Enrollment limit: 35.
Sem 1 CRN 5685 AAST-205-01 TTh--9:00-10:15 Mr. Searcy
202. African American History Since 1865 3 hours
First Semester: An analysis of African American history from the Reconstruction Era to the Rise of Black Power. Coverage includes: the Age of Booker T. Washington, Urbanization, Pan-Africanism, Depression and War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Resurgence of Black Nationalism. Enrollment Limit: 50.
Sem 1 CRN 3585 AAST-202-01 MWF--2:30-3:45 Ms.Chernyshev
215. African American Women's History 3 hours
First Semester: A general survey of the history of Black women from colonial times to the present. The course will examine the uniqueness of the Black female experience through the lens of the intersection of race, class and sex in American society. The course studies the lives of Black women from slavery through reconstruction, northern migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and on to the development of a contemporary Black feminism. Primarily an historical treatment. The course includes literature and political commentary from Black women writers and activists. Consent: Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 20. Identical GAWS 215.
Sem 1 CRN 3586 AAST-215-01 TR--9:00-10:15 Ms. Chernyshev
337. Islam in the African American Experience 3 hours
3SS, CD, WR
First Semester: This course traces the development of Islam from the African American perspective from the religion's arrival in West Africa to the contemporary manifestations of African American Islam. We will begin by exploring the dynamics of how Islam entered West Africa and how the religion shaped West African societies prior to the slave trade. We will delve into the question of the maintaining of Islamic identity in the post emancipation period and continue into the 20th century. The course will end with a treatment of the great influence that Islam wields on identity of the greater African American community in the 21st century. Limit 20 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sem 1 CRN 5688 AAST-337-01 W--7:00-9:00 pm Mr. Searcy
210. Indigenous Peoples of Latin America 3
First Semester. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to modern historical, ethnohistorical and anthropological approaches to the indigenous populations of Latin America. The course will focus on the ongoing process of conflict and accommodation that has characterized the relationship between the native peoples of the New World and those of the Old World. These and other themes will be traced historically (from pre-Columbian times to the present) and regionally, focusing on 4 areas - 1) Central Mexico 2) the Caribbean 3) the Andes 4) the Amazon. Students will learn both about the ancient civilizations that inhabited these regions as well as about the modern struggles waged by their descendants in the present. In the modern era we will study indigenous social movements around land claims, natural resources, economic development, cultural recognition and human rights. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 Enrollment Limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5525 ANTH-210-01 TTh--3:00-4:15 Mr. Pineda
400, 401. Senior Honors
- Piano Performance 3 hours
First and Second Semester. Note: Open only to piano performance majors admitted to the Honors Program. For additional information, see Undergraduate Programs, Division of Keyboard Studies.
Consent: Division Director (or Dean)
Sem 1 CRN 5684 APST-400-01
702. Oberlin College Singers 1
A large select ensemble for liberal arts students which performs a broad spectrum of accompanied and a cappella choral repertoire. This course will also be offered in the Spring Semester.
Sem 1 CRN 5704 APST-702-01 TTh--6:30-7:30 pm Mr. Floyd
212. Oikos and Domus 3
Houses and Families in the Ancient World
First semester. Who lived in Greek and Roman houses, how were they organized and decorated, and how did the built environment shape interaction among inhabitants as well as between them and 'outsiders?' In answering these questions and others, this course blends readings of primary sources with analysis of archaeological remains to consider family structure, domestic space, and the relationship between the two. Key themes include issues of gender, status, childhood, slavery, religion, and the law. In addition, other non-ancient houses and households will be considered as comparative material, providing the opportunity for further exploration of modern conceptions of house and family. Lecture and discussion. Identical to Classics 212.
Sem 1 CRN 5511 ACHS-212-01 MWF--2:30-3:20 Mr. Hartnett
043. Mixed Media Drawing/Painting 3
This course will facilitate exploration of materials in both traditional and experimental systems. Emphasis will be placed on large scale drawings, but not limited to this venue. Increased technical proficiency with a variety of media and increased understanding of each student's individual expression will serve as two basic goals for the course. Students will develop both critical thinking and technical drawing skills, and will be given opportunities to explore collage, contemporary concepts, paint, and model building. Enrollment limit: 18
Sem 1 CRN 5664 ARTS-043-01 TTh--9:00-12:00 Ms. Umbenhour
401. Research Methods and Resources in the Visual Arts 1 hour
First semester. Examination of visual arts research and bibliography. Analysis of specific titles, categories of publications, electronic resources will be done within context of actual research practices and specific information needs. Basic steps of research process, database structure and searching, search engines, critical analysis of information, researching artists and artworks will be discussed. Consent of instructor.
Sem 1 CRN 5518 ARTS-401-01 Hours to be arranged Ms. Prior
250. Approaches to Chinese Art
Art and its Contexts This survey of China focuses on artistic production from three perspectives: the artisan, artist, and art market. We will survey major art and architecture across a broad geographic and temporal frame (Neolithic-present), but focus on smaller artistic contexts, e.g. temples, tombs, imperial courts and literati circles. We will consider issues of patronage, originality, mass production, and the impact of technologies on the changing form, production and circulation of images.
260. Understanding Art & Architecture:
The Classical Tradition 3 hours
First semester. Through a focused study of the classical tradition in Western art and architecture, this course introduces students to the goals, methods, and practices of art-historical inquiry. Broadly oriented geographically and chronologically, course readings and meetings will consider definitions of the classical as well as permutations and appropriations of classical forms and ideas. Discussion as well as writing assignments will be organized around frequent class and individual visits to the Allen Memorial Art Museum in this investigation of historical and philosophical ideas of the classical. Enrollment limit: 25. Ms. Hirsh
342. Issues in Modern Art: Italian
Art, 1860-1970 3 hours
First semester. This course provides an overview of modernism and nationalism in Italian visual culture from 1860 to 1970. Movements covered will include Realism, the Macchiaioli, Divisionism, Futurism, Metaphysical Painting, Novecento, and Arte Povera. Readings and lectures will focus on the relationship between art and politics, beginning with Italy�s reunification and continuing through the post-war decades of reconstruction. Through the study of international exhibitions and expositions, we also consider intersections and interactions between Italian artistic practitioners and their foreign counterparts. Prerequisite: At least one 200-numbered course in Art History. Enrollment limit: 40. Ms. Hirsh
350. Themes in Japanese Art: Remembering
the Past? Asian Monuments in a Comparative Perspective
An examination of monuments in Japan and China, this course explores problematic notions of commemoration. Do monuments help us remember the past? Or allow us to generate new memories? We will focus on the overall artistic design, including material, iconography, and space, and on the controversies over and reuses of sites and their features to explore tensions between history and memory. Topics will include the Ise Shrine, Todaiji, Peace Memorial, Nanjing Massacre Museum, and Tian'anmen Square.
063. Problems in Installation.
146. (CRN 1180) Golf Instruction.
152. (CRN 5237) Tennis I.
206. Population Biology.
378. Questions of Italian Cinema 4
A historical approach to the issue of realism in Italian cinema. This course will focus particularly on the rise of Neo-Realism after World War II and the ways in which this theory of filmmaking, so deeply embedded in the cultural moment of the post-war era, informed the later development in Italian Cinema. Limited to 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5682 CINE-378-01 TTh--1:30-2:45 & Sun 7:00-10:00 p.m. Ms. Monti
379. The Construction of Stardom 4 hours
The course will focus on the "star" as a central aspect of cinema. By exploring the ways in which movie stars have been defined and received in different eras and in different countries, this course will develop ways of thinking critically about this important, but poorly understood aspect of cinema. Limited to 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5683 CINE-379-01 TTh--9:35-10:50 & M--7:00-10:00 p.m. Ms. Monti
399. Cinema Studies Practicum 1-2 hours
This course allows qualified students to pursue independent projects in documentary production within the collaborative context of a practicum. In order to be admitted to the practicum, students must demonstrate previous production training and experience (through Oberlin College production courses, Ex-co courses, or independent internships or employment experiences), submit specific and feasible project proposals, and receive permission from the instructor. Students will develop projects in consultation with the instructor and work in small groups to provide each other critical and technical support. Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1 CRN 5195 CINE-399-01 Hours to be arranged Mr. Pingree
241. History of German Cinema (idential to GERM 241).
212. Oikos and Domus 3
Houses and Families in the Ancient World
First semester. Who lived in Greek and Roman houses, how were they organized and decorated, and how did the built environment shape interaction among inhabitants as well as between them and 'outsiders?' In answering these questions and others, this course blends readings of primary sources with analysis of archaeological remains to consider family structure, domestic space, and the relationship between the two. Key themes include issues of gender, status, childhood, slavery, religion, and the law. In addition, other non-ancient houses and households will be considered as comparative material, providing the opportunity for further exploration of modern conceptions of house and family. Lecture and discussion. Identical to ACHS 212.
Sem 1 CRN 5510 ACHS-212-01 MWF--2:30-3:20 Mr. Hartnett
201. Latinas/os in Comparative Perspective 3
First Semester. This course analyzes the varied experiences of Latinas/os in the United States, past and present. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, history, literature, women's studies, media studies, and ethnic studies, the class will examine the historical roots of Latina/o subgroups Chicana/o, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central American and explore a number of thematic issues relevant to Latina/o communities throughout the United States. Using ethnography, literature, film, and history, the course will explore questions of immigration/transnationalism; culture and political economy; racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities among Latinas/os the struggle for place in American cities; as well as the intersections of gender, work and family. While the course assumes a shared ethic identity label, Latina/o, its approach is fundamentally comparative in order to understand both the importance (and salience) of group identity while simultaneously recognizing and stressing the multiplicity of U.S. Latina/o experiences. Enrollment Limit 30.
Sem 1 CRN 5526 CAST-201-01 TTh--11:00-12:15 Ms. Perez
401. Capstone Sem on Identity.
307. Programming Languages.
343. Secure Computing Systems 3
Engineered systems of all kinds (information, industrial control, power/utilities) are increasingly dependent on computing systems. Simultaneously, the interconnectedness of computing systems through global networks makes all of these systems more vulnerable to attack. Knowledge and understanding of security issues related to computing systems is a critical component of successful system design and development. This applies not only to software developers but to the engineers and managers responsible for planning these systems. This course will provide students with an introduction to computer networks and operating systems, and the ways that these systems can be maliciously exploited. Vulnerabilities will be discussed both generally and specifically, demonstrating that all computing platforms are vulnerable to attack but that differences in operating system architectures lead to unique weaknesses. A survey of defensive measures and 'best practices' for computer security will give students a broad knowledge of how systems can be secured.
Prerequisites: An introductory programming course, or permission from the instructor. Students who want to take this course are encouraged to speak to the instructor first.
Sem 1 CRN 5680 CSCI-343-01 MWF--3:30-4:20 Mr. Bilar
110. Technique and Form in Poetry
Sem 1. CRN 1033 CRWR 110-01 TR--3:00-4:15 Ms. Powell
CRN 5055 CRWR 110-02 TR--3:00-4:15 Ms. Young
102. Introduction to Political Economy
211. Money, CRedit & Banking.
342. Monetary Theory & Policy will
be taught spring 2004.
327. International Finance will be taught fall 2003 by Ms. Craig. It will meet TTh--1:30-2:45.
212. London in Eighteenth-Century Literature
First Semester. "Sir," said Samuel Johnson to James Boswell in 1777, "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." London was the first great modern metropolis: a place of infinite variety and possibility, but also a place of temptation, danger, and loneliness. This course examines representations of London life in poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfictional prose of the "long" eighteenth century (roughly 1660-1805) in an effort to understand the citys place both in a changing England and, increasingly, on a global stage. In addition to careful reading and discussion of the texts, students will work in groups to develop an understanding of key eighteenth-century cultural contexts such as crime, chocolate, nightlife, prostitution, coffee, and gin. Prerequisite: see prerequisite for other 200-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 30.
Sem 1 CRN 5660 ENGL-212-01 TTh--1:30-2:45 Mr. Pauley
266. European Modernism and the World 4 hours
4HU, WR, CD
Between 1880 and 1930, Europe was convulsed by wars, technological advances, and societal transformations of all kinds. Writers and other artists responded by creating revolutionary new forms, techniques, and movements, e.g. Post-impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism, Imagism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. These and other strains of Modernism carried philosophical attitudes, political positions, and aesthetic ideas and practices to authors all over the 20th-century world. We will read works by a variety of non-Western writers to see why and how they received, rejected, and/or recombined central aspects of European Modernism. Authors may include Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, Osamu Dazai, Nadine Gordimer, Wole Soyinka, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chu T'ien-Wen, and Jean Rhys. Prerequisite: see prerequisites for other 200-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 30
Sem. 1 CRN 5506 ENGL-266-01 TTh--9:35-10:50 Mr. Deppman
Sem. 1 CRN 5507 ENGL-266-02 TTh--11:00-12:15 Mr. Deppman
302. Religious Violence in Medieval
English Literature 4 hours
Medieval English writers considered the Passion and death of Christ to be one of the central events of Christian history, but one which motivated a wide range of responses. These could include new definitions of heroism, particularly through martyrdom and self-sacrifice; emotional identification with the sufferings of Christ and the Virgin; penitential reflection and penance; or vengeance upon the supposed enemies of Christ, including Jews, Muslims, and heretics. In the course, we will investigate this diversity of responses to the death of Christ in medieval texts from the tenth through the fifteenth centuries. We will focus primarily on English literature in a variety of genres, including meditative poetry, apocryphal texts, hagiography, romance, chronicles, and drama. During the first half of the semester, we will assess the ways in which the violence of the Crucifixion was manifested in English culture, with a particular emphasis on martyrdom, chivalry, anti-Semitism, and Crusade. After the midterm, we will focus on interpretations of the Passion in drama and mystical literature. Course readings may include The Dream of the Rood (in translation); �lfric's Passion of St. Edmund (in translation); Clemence of Barking's Life of St. Catherine (in translation); the Middle English romance Richard Coeur de Lion; The Prioress's Tale, from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; English and Muslim Chronicles of the Third Crusade; Jewish poetry of martyrdom from the Crusade-era (in translation); fifteenth-century dramas of the Crucifixion and the Croxton Play of the Sacrament; and selections from Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love and The Book of Margery Kempe. Course requirements will include thorough preparation and participation in class; two papers, one of 3-4 pages and one of 5-6 pages; a midterm exam; and a final exam. Prerequisite: see prerequisites for other 300-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 25
Sem 1 CRN 5515 ENGL-302-01 TTh--1:30-2:45 Ms. Heckman
314. Atlantic Transactions: Literature and Property in 4 Hours
the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
First Semester. This course explores the centrality of ideas about property to British and American literature and political thought at the beginning of the modern era. By focusing on the 18th-century preoccupation with the theory of property, we will seek to understand how a period that could support a lucrative traffic in African slaves could also produce calls for American liberty. By reading texts explicitly concerned with Atlantic crossings, we will work to situate what may look like quaintly "English" phenomenasuch as consumption of tea and sugar, or financial speculation in government debt and corporate stockin the context of an increasingly global commercial system. In this course, we will read literary texts (by authors such as Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Susannah Centlivre, and Alexander Pope) alongside works of political theory and nonfiction prose (by authors such as John Locke, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Olaudah Equiano, and Benjamin Franklin). Students should be prepared to consider both how works of literature participate in cultural debates, and how political or economic texts use quasi-literary language to achieve their ends. Prerequisite: see prerequisite for other 300-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5658 ENGL-314-01 MWF--3:30-4:20 Mr. Pauley
388. Eliot, Stevens, Hughes: Three Notions of Modernism 3 Hours
First Semester. An examination of twentieth-century poetry, through the work of three dazzling and continually influential modernists. Through intensive engagement with poems and essays by T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Langston Hughes, we'll confront some of the most intractable problems of modern poetryof belief, value, form, and cultural difference--and ponder the various and contradictory solutions great poets find for these problems. Prerequisite: see prerequisite for other 300-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5659 ENGL-388-01 TTh--3:00-4:15 Mr. Lee
201. Textual Violence in Chaucer's
Canterbury Tales 3 hours
The purpose of this course is twofold: to develop a working knowledge of Middle English, and to study the social work performed by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the most famous English literary text before Shakespeare. In particular, we will approach the Tales through the following questions: what is the function of violence in Chaucer's world, both within and outside his text? How does violence function differently in the various literary genres of the Canterbury Tales, which include romance, fabliau, the saint's life, the fable, the treatise, and the sermon? How might Chaucer's text help us to consider the intersection between violence and religious practices, such as martyrdom, the pilgrimage, and the Crusade? Finally, to what extent does the deployment of violence in the Canterbury Tales intersect with issues of gender, class difference, racial difference, and sexuality? All primary course readings will be taken from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Reading assignments will occasionally include brief selections from A Companion to Chaucer, a collection of recent scholarship on Chaucer's writings. Course requirements will include thorough preparation and participation in class; periodic reading quizzes on the language and content of Chaucer's text; two papers, one of 3-4 pages and one of 5-6 pages; a midterm exam; and a final exam. Prerequisite: see prerequisites for other 200-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 30 Sem 1 TTh 9:35-10:50 Ms. Heckman
315. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 4
First Semester. This course examines the eighteenth-century British novel both as a product of and a contribution to the rise of modern individualism. The eighteenth century is widely credited with giving rise to a new form of narrative fiction that responded to dramatic social changes underway at the beginning of the modern period. In turn, the novel helped shape the ways that readers understood their experiences in a changing society; novels taught readers to imagine new possibilities for social mobility, for example, and even offered readers ways to think about falling in love. On the one hand, we will examine the ways that novels represent characters' experience of contemporary society; at the same time, we will consider how these novels seek to guide their readers in their own development into modern subjects. Readings will include texts by authors such as Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney and Jane Austen, as well as selections from eighteenth-century philosophers like John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith. We will also engage with relevant modern criticism of the novels. Prerequisite: see prerequisites for other 300-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5308 ENGL-315-01 CRN 5308 MWF--1:302:20 Mr. Pauley
331. Modern Poetry I 3 Hours
First Semester. This course is designed to help students develop a rich and complicated sense of the poets and poetic approaches that helped constitute what we now call modern poetry. Taking symbolism and imagism as two predominant stylistic and historical points of reference, we'll survey U.S., British and European poetry between roughly 1880 and 1920. While we're thinking broadly about the beginnings of modern poetry, we'll also take time to savor the particular textual personalities of Baudelaire, Yeats, Hardy, Frost, Sandburg, Hughes, Pound, Williams, Mallarme, Rimbaud, and H.D. Prerequisite: see prerequisites for other 300-level courses in English. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5309 ENGL 331-01 TTh--9:35-10:50 Mr. Lee
323. Energy & Society (Lecture/Lab).
163. She Works Hard for the Money: Women, Work & the Persistence of Inequality will be taught spring semester 2004.
450. ?Roman et Histoire: engagements
et détournements du roman français contemporain? 3 hours
This course examines the treatment of memory and history ? personal, familial, cultural ? in the French novel from the late Sixties to the present. In their approaches to history, the primary readings mix various sub-genres: at times politically committed, at others ironic and satirical, these novels present themselves by turns as philosophical, confessional, realist, abstract, and parodic. Background readings will help students understand these twists and turns, and develop a cultural context for them, by suggesting relationships between the primary readings and French cultural history. Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses beyond 301. Enrollment Limit: 12.
FREN-450-01 MWF 1:30-2:20 Mr. Spalding
215. African American Women's History
First Semester: A general survey of the history of Black women from colonial times to the present. The course will examine the uniqueness of the Black female experience through the lens of the intersection of race, class and sex in American society. The course studies the lives of Black women from slavery through reconstruction, northern migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and on to the development of a contemporary Black feminism. Primarily an historical treatment. The course includes literature and political commentary from Black women writers and activists. Consent: Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 20. Identical to AAST 215.
Sem 1 CRN 5687 GAWS-215-01 TR--9:00-10:15 Ms. Chernyshev
339. Berlin in Film and Literature:
A City in Transit - 1890-1989 3 hours
At the end of the 19th century, Berlin becomes a metropolis--and one of the world's great cultural capitals. Gateway between East and West, symbolic site of the Cold War struggle, Berlin is perhaps Europe's only truly modern city. In this course we will explore a topography of the city as seen through film ("Berlin - Symphony of a Big City," "Run, Lola, Run") and literary texts (Brecht, Kafka, post-war literature). Berlin's dramatic transformations--its rise, fall, and resurrection--will be studied as a microcosm of Germany's and Europe's troubled history in the twentieth century. Course conducted in English. Consent of the instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 30
Sem 1 CRN 5512 GERM-339-01 MW 3:00-4:15 & M 7:00-9:00 Ms. Doran
241. History of German Cinema (idential to CINE 241).
225. Twentieth Century Europe II: 1945-Present
270. Latina/Latino Survey
287. Islamic South Asia
319. Women in Transnational Europe
228. Boundaries of the German Nation,
1848-1945 3 Hours
First Semester. This course examines how the German nation and public sphere were constructed during this exciting and often troubling period of German history. We will look at several vectors of inclusion and exclusion�national identity, citizenship, gender, class, race, etc.�in Germany from 1848 to 1945. Throughout the semester, we will also focus on some of the key debates in German historiography�in particular, the debate about the "peculiarity" of Germany�s national development. Enrollment limit 30
Sem 1 CRN 5655 HIST-228-01 MWF--1:30-2:20 Ms. Sammartino
265. History of Sexuality in America
First semester. This course will explore the changing ways that Americans have conceived of sexuality in the last four hundred years, paying particular attention to how gender, race, and class have shaped sexuality. We will historically situate concepts of sexual desire, normative sexual behavior, and sexual identity by connecting the history of sexuality to the broader context of American history, including colonial settlement, slavery, Progressive Era reform, Cold War politics, and the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Enrollment limit: 40
Sem 1 CRN 5654 HIST-265-01 TTh--11:00-12:15 Ms. Gorchov
283. Environmental Histories of South
Asia 3 hours
First Semester. This course explores crucial material, socio-political, and cultural relationships between the diverse peoples of South Asia and their ecosystems, from the pre-colonial period down to the present. We focus on a series of integrated issues including "forest as frontier and/or home," "shaping and using the land," and "meanings and control of water." Students will write four short position papers and a substantial research paper on a relevant topic of her/his individual interest. Enrollment limit 25
Sem 1 CRN 5509 HIST-283-01 TTh--1:00-12:15 Mr. Fisher
314. Existentialism in European History
First semester: This course explores the history of European existentialism. We shall examine the major themes of existentialism (authenticity vs. inauthenticity, meaninglessness, absurdity, freedom and anguish, etc.) through reading philosophers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and de Beauvoir. We will be looking both at the development of existentialism as a philosophical trend and at the ways that existentialist philosophers anticipate, inspire and respond to political events. Consent of instructor. Enrollment limit 15
Sem 1 CRN 5656 HIST-314-01 T--7:00-9:00 p.m. Ms. Sammartino
318. Memory and History 3
First semester: How do societies make sense of their past(s)? This seminar explores the processes by which diverse social groups construct collective memory and asks how and why that memory changes over time or as a result of contestation. In particular, the course focuses on the relationship between memory and national identity as it has arisen in a variety of historical contexts. It begins by introducing some theoretical approaches to the study of memory, then focuses on particular ?eruptions? of collective memory that have occurred around such critical events as the First World War, the Holocaust, and the bombing of Hiroshima. Most examples will be drawn from 20th-century Europe, but we will also consider some American and non-Western cases. Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 15
Sem 1 CRN 4782 HIST-318-01 W--2:30-4:20 Ms. Abend
320. Science in American Culture 3
First Semester. This course will explore the place of science in American culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. We will focus on how the natural and social sciences, including biology, genetics, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, and sociology, have interacted with political, social, and cultural conditions in the U.S. to create constructions of race, gender, sexuality, and normality. We will examine the political and cultural ramifications of the various ways in which human beings have been constituted by the sciences. Consent of the instructor. Enrollment limit: 15
Sem 1 CRN 5657 HIST-320-01 W--7:00-9:00 p.m. Ms. Gorchov
130. Basic Arrang/Comp Techn
Note: JWST 109, listed in the 2003-04 catalog, is NOT cross-listed with Religion 109. Students wishing to register must do so in Religion.
150. Introduction to Judaism 3
3HU, CD, WR
An introduction to the varieties of Judaism that developed from the crystallization of the Israelite religion until the end of the seventeenth century. We will examine ideas and practices through the close reading of primary texts, exploring central themes such as revelation, interpretation, authority, and the significance of ritual observance. Identical to Relg 250.
Sem 1 CRN 3746 JWST-150-01 M-W--3-4:15 Mr. Meir
199. Hasidism: Revolution of the Spirit
This mini-course will explore Hasidism as a revolutionary movement. Hasidism, which began in the late eighteenth century, turned elite Jewish mystical practice into common practice in the every day lives of its adherents. Exploring the "works" of the Baal Shem Tov (the founder of Hasidism) and his early circle (who recorded his thoughts and sayings), we will begin to understand the power and impact of this transformative movement, which quickly gained a mass following in eastern Europe. Special attention will be paid to central concepts like "devekut" (Jewish meditation); serving God with the physical senses and experience; the use of magic and miracles, prayer and spiritual intervention; the key role of the tzaddik, the holy "righteous one[s]" and their spiritual powers, as well as the transformed concept of messianism within Hasidism. Attention will also be paid to women's practices in this movement and Hasidic attitudes toward women.
THIS COURSE IS OPEN ENROLLMENT AND DOES NOT HAVE A LIMIT OR REQUIRE CONSENT. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A MODIFICATION IN THE DAYS & TIMES.
Dates: November 2 & 4-7, 2003.
Times: November 2: 2-6 PM
November 4-7: 7-10PM
Sem 1 CRN 5174 JWST-199-01 Mr. Ginsburg
220. American Jewry, 1880-2003 3
3HU, CD, WR
This course will examine the religious and communal life of American Jews, including religious denominations and institutions, patterns of religious observance, the role of gender, acculturation and assimilation, relations with non-Jews, and the emergence of an American Jewish identity and culture. We will also look at the impact of Zionism, the Holocaust, feminism, and new forms of spirituality. Lecture and discussion with special emphasis on the reading and interpretation of primary sources. Identical to Relg 220.
This course is approved for credit toward the History major under the "10 Hour rule" (cf. Catalog p. 200).
Sem 1 CRN 5678 JWST-220-01 TR--3-4:15 Mr. Meir
310. The Jewish Community in Eastern Europe 3 hours
3HU, CD, WR
This course will explore the history and structure of the organized Jewish community in Eastern Europe from the middle ages to the twentieth century. Topics will include the medieval kahal (autonomous community) and its religious roots, the gendered division of communal and religious life, the role of the rabbinate, the impact of Hasidism, the transformation of the community under Russian rule, new Jewish philanthropic cultures, and the impact of new understandings of Judaism and Jewish identity. Consent of instructor required.
This course is approved for credit toward the History major under the "10 Hour rule" (cf. Catalog p. 200).
Sem 1 CRN 5679 JWST-310-01 T--6:30-8:30 p.m. Mr. Meir
150. Thirty Years Later: The Historical
and Political Significance of the Chilean Coup 1 hour
First Semester. On September 11, 1973, the Chilean military overthrew the democratic socialist experiement headed by Salvador Allende, ushering in a period of 17 years of military dictatorship. This short course will examine the historical significance of the Allende government, the coup, the attempts to bring General Augusto Pinochet to justice, and the search for democracy in a post-Sept. 11 (1973 and 2001) world. Lectures, films, and special presentations by experts and participants in these events.
The course would meet for 6 sessions, ranging between 75 minutes and 2 hrs 30 min. each, each class beginning at 7:30 PM. There is no enrollment limit on the course, and I expect a fairly large turn out.
The sessions on Sept. 17 and 18 would be open to the general campus.
Monday, Sept. 15:
The Historical Significance of Chile: What was the Allende experiment (1970-1973) all about? Why did it seem to capture international attention at the time? How can we think about this 30 years later? (Steve Volk, Dept. of History)
Tuesday, Sept. 16:
Internal Opposition to the Allende Government and the Coming of the Coup d'Etat. What are the lessons we can take from this? (Steve Volk)
Wednesday, Sept. 17:
Showing of Missing (Costa Gavras, 1982). Discussion after screening led by Joyce Horman, the widow of Charles Horman whose disappearance in Chile is narrated in the film.
Thursday, Sept. 18:
The U.S. Role in the Chilean Coup. (Peter Kornbluh, author of The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (A National Security Archive Book) (New Press, 2003). Kornbluh is the director of the "Chile Documentation Project" at the National Security Archive, Washington, DC, and the leading expert in the United States on U.S. relations with Chile from 1970-1973.)
Monday, Sept. 21:
The Chilean Coup and the Search for International Justice. The impact of Pinochet's arrest and trial in London on the pursuit of human rights offenders. Introduction: Kristina Mani (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Politics). The Pinochet Case (Patricio Guzman, 2001). Discussion: Ben Schiff (Professor, Dept. of Politics) [NOTE: Schiff's participation still to be confirmed]
Tuesday, Sept. 22:
Democracy in a Post-Sept. 11 (1973 and 2001) World. Panel discussion. Participants still to be confirmed, but will have Steve Volk (History) and Kristina Mani (Politics) for sure.
All classes to begin at 7:30. Classes will run approximately 75 minutes on Sept. 15 and 16, and between two and 2 hours the others nights. There will be reading assignments for most of the sessions.
Requirements for credit:
Attend all classes, write a 5-7 page paper on topic to be given. CR/NC only.
Sem 1 CRN 5681 LATS-150-01 Mr. Volk
105. Opera in Society 3
First Semester. As a lavish public spectacle, opera has attracted the attention not only of theatergoers but also of social, political and aesthetic theorists for more than 400 years, generating continuous polemical discussion about its social role. Using listening examples, opera librettos, and critical literature about opera, this course will focus on specific operas and the reactions they evoked at various moments in history. We will also examine opera as a "field" for social display and treat some of the ways in which it has recently been portrayed by the popular media. Enrollment Limit: 20
Please note that this course is not a history of operatic musical forms, and no experience with musical notation is required for enrollment. Registration for this course is only available to non-music majors.
Sem 1 CRN 5685 CMUS-105-01 MWF--2:30-3:20 Mr. Gall
355. The Music of Mahler 3
This course focuses upon the first four symphonies and selected Lieder of Gustav Mahler, and subjects them to intense analytical scrutiny. Students will learn how to come to grips with the complex tonal and formal issues underlying these works. Particular attention will be given to Mahler's use of rotational form, teleoloical genesis, fantasy projection, and structural deformations such as the breakthrough and the off-tonic sonata. Class participation and at least two analytical papers are required. Prerequisite: MUTH 232 (Music Theory IV). Enrollment limit: 20.
Sem 1 CRN 5479 MUTH-355-01 MWF--1:30-2:20 Mr. Darcy
150. Color 3
This course focues on the interdisciplinary study of color. Color is a large component of art, but what do other disciplines have to say about color? Neuroscience explains why we see color (photoreceptors through cortical color processing). Genetics has played an increasingly important role in understanding color vision - what exactly does it mean to be colorblind? The history of the chemical dye and pigment industry is also fascinating - from early restrictions on who could use which colors of dye, why some medieval art personifies devils in blue rather than in red, and the invention of synthetic pigments. Nature is filled with color, so we will also explore what makes such things as rainbows and iridescence. Color terminology across languages will be discussed. The amount of time we spend on each viewpoint can vary with the interests of the attending students. Enrollment limit: 18, freshmen and sophomores. No prerequisites.
Sem 1 CRN 5529 NSCI-150-01 MWF-9:00-9:50 Ms. Gunther
230. Philosophy of Art 3 hours
This course is an introduction to some of the main theories in the philosophy of art, which have to do with the nature, function and value of art. The best way to understand these theories is in relation to historical developments in the art world. The aims of the course are to give students an understanding of a number of central issues in the philosophy of art and to encourage them to think philosophically about the arts. Prerequisite: Three hours in Philosophy, or the instructors consent. Enrollment Limit: 30.
Sem 1 CRN 5667 PHIL-230-01 TTh--3:00-4:15 Ms. Thomson
205. Rational Choice Theory and American
Politics 3 hours
Rational choice is a dominant theory in empirical political science that posits that human beings are instrumental in their political behavior. The course explores this theory and what it can contribute to understanding American politics. Using insights from the theory, we will examine the "collective action" problem and the two-party system to consider why people are not more engaged politically and why there are only two politically effective parties in the United States. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN 5665 POLT-205-01 MWF--3:30-4:20 Mr. Kleinerman
306. Seminar: Use and Abuse of Executive Power 3 hours
Examines the relationship between executive power and American constitutional democracy. Common readings will explore the place of executive power in the constitutional system. What should be the role of the executive? What is "executive prerogative?" Why is it necessary? Is it threatening to democracy? Students will explore these questions by pursuing research projects focused on some use of executive power in American history. Enrollment limit: 13.
Sem 1 CRN 5666 POLT-306-01 M--7:00-9:00 p.m. Mr. Kleinerman
424. Fundamentals of International
Law 2 hours
First Semester. This special, one-week short course addresses basic questions and debates about international law in today's interdependent world in the context of important policy issues. What is international law and where is it to be found? Is it a body of rules, or more? To whom does it apply? Who applies international law and why should anyone comply with it?
Many questions regarding power, authority, rules and morality arise in both domestic and international contexts. While domestic law is clearly established within the authority of the state, international law is anomalous. States, organizations and individuals are subject to international law, but enforcement is fragmentary. Issues such as the rules of war, human rights, the environment and trade, to name only a few, require an understanding of international law.
In consultation with the instructor, students will select a question or issue posed by course readings and discussions to pursue for a course project. Prerequisite: One course in international politics. Enrollment limit: 25 with consent from Mr. Schiff, the Polt Dept chairman.
Sem 1 CRN 5669 POLT-424-01 September 22-26, MWTRF 3:00-5:00 Ms. Gruhn
303. Lab in Cognitive Psych
503. Practicum in Ed Psych
420. Sem: Cognitive Neuropsychology
501. Practicum in Autism 1
See course catalog for description.
Sem 1 CRN 5716 PSYC-501-01 Hours to be arranged Ms. Sutton
101. Introduction to Religion: Religion as a World Phenomenon is now a Writing Intensive (WRi) course.
220. American Jewry, 1880-2003 3
3HU, CD, WR
This course will examine the religious and communal life of American Jews, including religious denominations and institutions, patterns of religious observance, the role of gender, acculturation and assimilation, relations with non-Jews, and the emergence of an American Jewish identity and culture. We will also look at the impact of Zionism, the Holocaust, feminism, and new forms of spirituality. Lecture and discussion with special emphasis on the reading and interpretation of primary sources. Identical to JWST 220.
Sem 1 CRN 5690 RELG-220-01 TR--3-4:15 Mr. Meir
275. Imagining Islam: The Beginnings of Islam & Its Modern Interpretations 3 hours
In Muslim narratives, early Islamic history is depicted predominantly as a time of harmony and prosperity. This course will first give an introduction to early Muslim history, and the emergence of Islam as a belief system and a political empire. Then we will change the perspective and look at modern interpretations of early Islam, which range from "fundamentalist" glorifications of the "time of the pure" to feminist and literary renditions of it. Enrollment Limit: 35
Sem 1 CRN 5661 RELG-275-01 TTh--1:30-2:45 Mr. Dressler
277. Course: Islam in North America 3 hours
This course will investigate the diversity of the Muslim experience in North America. The course will be structured around three themes: The heritage of the Muslim slaves brought to the continent, the emergence of an indigenous African-American Islam, and the immigration of Muslims from the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. Studying these diverse Muslim experiences, we will among other things raise the question as to whether there is a distinctively American Islam. Enrollment Limit: 35
Sem 1 CRN 5662 RELG-277-01 TTh--11:00-12:15 Mr. Dressler
289. Festivals of the Americas: Performing Religious Rituals and Cultural Identities 3 hours
This course examines various contemporary religious celebrations such as Brazilian Carnaval, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and New Orleans' Mardi Gras in locations throughout the Caribbean and North, Central and South America. With the aid of ritual theory and performance theory, we will consider the themes of sacred time and ritual space, as well as religious syncretism and cultural hybridity between indigenous, European, and African elements of these festivals. Enrollment Limit: 30
Sem 1 CRN 5517 RELG-289-01 MWF--2:30-3:20 Ms. Schmidt.
377. Seminar: Religion and Nationalism in the Turkish Republic 3 hours
This seminar focuses on religious and nationalist identities in Turkey as they have been formulated, contested, and revised in the course of the 20th century. Investigating conflicts concerning religion in Turkey, students will be introduced to the debates, actors, and main religious and political institutions throughout the history of the republic. This will enable us to better understand the social and religious dynamics behind current debates on Turkeys religious and national identity. Enrollment Limit: 15 with consent.
Sem 1 CRN 5663 RELG-377-01 W--7:00-9:00 p.m. Mr. Dressler
344. Seminar: Contemporary Political
Theologies 3 hours
First Semester. This seminar takes a comparative approach to examining influential and sometimes controversial political theological writings from a range of movements: ecotheology, post-Holocaust/Shoah theology, Latin American liberation theology, black theology, womanist theology, queer theology, minjung theology and postmodern theology. Readings will be drawn from authors such as: Sallie McFague, Daniel Spencer, Marc Ellis, Sharon Welch, Irving Greenberg, Arthur Cohen, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, Deloris Williams, Andrew Park, Daniel Bell, and Mark Wallace. Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1 CRN 5676 RELG-344-01 Th--7:00-9:00 pm Mr. Kamitsuka
109. Introduction to Religion: Jerusalem:
Negotiating Sacred Space 3 hours
First Semester. This course will provide an introduction to the history of Jerusalem and to the many and varied religious groups within Judaism, Christianity and Islam who have laid claim to its sacredness. Jerusalem in progressive historical periods will be the model through which students will explore notions of sacred space, the ideology of cartography, the interplay between architecture and religious meaning and the role of archaeology in ?uncovering? and bolstering religious land claims. At the end of this one-semester introduction, the student will be familiar with the religious history of Jerusalem and will have some of the methodological tools necessary to understand other sacred sites of religious and political contention. Enrollment Limit: 35
258. Introduction to the Talmud will
NOT be offered fall 2003.
271. Islamic Authorities: Law & Society will NOT be offered fall 2003.
272. Introduction to the Qur'an will NOT be offered fall 2003.
202. Advanced Composition will be taught spring semester 2004.
113. Writing for College & Beyond 3
Limited to 15.
Sem 1 CRN 5513 RHET-113-01 TTh--9:35-10:50 Ms. McMillin
433. Russian Practicum 1-2
First semester. This course offers advanced students of Russian opportunities to increase their linguistic and cultural competence. Students will develop new conversational and comprehension strategies through a study of Russian film, everyday speech and independent research. Prerequisites: Russian 305, 306 or consent of instructor. CR/NE only.
Sem 1 CRN 5689 RUSS-422-01 TBA (Evenings) Ms. Forman
215. Contemporary Asian American Experience 3
The goal of the course is to introduce you to a range of contemporary issues dealing with Asian Americans and immigrants generally. The focus is less on each ethnic group's differences and more on the trends that many groups face, with a focus on how they experience challenges and claim accomplishments. The course stresses the light that studying Asian Americans sheds on other groups and for the country as a whole, including immigration, identity, religion, family, gender, race relations, and other topics. We will read from a variety of disciplines, with stress on sociology. Pre-requisites: One course in sociology. Limit 30.
Sem 1 CRN 5519 SOCI-215-01 TTh--3-4:15 Mr. Dhingra
450. Seminar: Race, Gender, Sexuality
and Identity 3 hours
This course challenges how we conceive of some major identities in our culture, namely racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as he intersections between these.. What are the meanings of these identities and how are they created? How do people choose among identities? We will discuss identity in terms of cultural politics, nationalism, class, group competition, and socialization. The subject matter consists of the workplace, global music, individuals' attitudes, social movements, and everyday actions. We will read sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and history, and view film. The course will be mostly discussion, with students taking a leading role. Pre-requisites: Senior sociology majors only. Consent only. Limit: 12 students
Sem 1 CRN 5520 SOCI-450-01 T--7:00-9:00pm Mr. Dhingra
217. Social Dvlpmnt Brazil & Mexico.
306. Colloquium: Literary Commentary
of Hispanic Texts 3 hours
First Semester. Offered exclusively to freshmen and sophomores. This colloquium serves as an introduction to the different literary genres through a study of the most representative fictional and visual texts that have shaped Hispanic Studies through the centuries. The course will include class discussions about modern and contemporary literary currents and theories applied to Hispanic Literature. Special emphasis is given to the mechanisms of literary commentary, library research skills and strategies to create a literature research paper. Offered every year. Taught in Spanish. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Sem 1 CRN 1785 FREN-306-01 MWF--9:00-9:50 Mr. P�rez de Le�n
425. Spanish Novel Since 1975.
218. Stage Combat 2
First Semester. The focus of this course will be on unarmed combat and preparing the actor to execute basic stage violence effectively and safely. Teamwork. concentration, physical control and, most of all, safety will be fostered in this work. Techniques learned will be applied to scene material, freeing the actor to make bold, creative, and challenging choices. The semester will culminate in a public presentation. Consent of instructor required. (Priority given to junior and senior Theater & Dance majors.) Enrollment limit: 16.
Sem 1 CRN 5668 THEA-218-01 TTh-3:00--4:20 Ms. Dane
222. Introduction to Design 3 hours
An introduction to designing for the performing arts. Lectures and readings cover elements of theater design, i.e., scenery, costumes, and lighting, used to express creative ideas. Projects provide a chance to experiment with the building blocks of design. Text analysis and concept also are covered from a visual perspective. A preliminary course to further studies in scene, costume, or lighting design. Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1 CRN 4184 THEA-222-01 TTh--11:00-12:20 Mr. Flaharty
208. Directing I: Rehearsal Skills.
328. Musical Theater