Fall 2018 Courses

Arts

ARTS 615
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
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
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Pictures from Home: Photographing the Domestic Landscape
Rudensky,Sasha

In order to photograph in a home one must be invited inside. After spending years documenting the public life of the street, photographers stepped over the threshold and turned their attention towards the intimate, the loving, the terrifying, and... more

Humanities

HUMS 608
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Fully Enrolled
Voice to Voice: A Generative Fiction Writing Workshop
Basch,Rachel N.

"Was not writing....a secret transaction, a voice answering a voice?" - Virginia Woolf This writing workshop is based on the belief that close reading can open the doors to meaningful writing. Writing to prompts from literature is a way to break... more

HUMS 633
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Prizing the Book
Karamcheti,Indira

This course examines texts by U.S. winners of major literary prizes, including the Nobel, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer, and the Newbery. What is the relationship of the book to literary prizes? How... more

Sciences

SCIE 612
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Fully Enrolled
The Science of the Brain
Garrett,Noel R

This course is an introduction to mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the... more

SCIE 634
Tuesday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Planets and Exoplanets
Kilgard,Roy E.

Most of us grew up knowing that there were 9 planets, all in our own Solar System. Astronomers have since discovered thousands of planets around alien stars. But what is a planet, and why did Pluto get demoted? In this course, we will discuss our... more

Social Sciences

SOCS 609
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Postwar Culture, 1945-1960: Through the Lens of the Suburban Kitchen
McCombie,Mel

Goal of the course: to investigate postwar American culture through the lens of the suburban kitchen, with all that implies. By examining the material culture of postwar suburbs, we shall investigate how postwar Fordist production methods helped to... more

SOCS 617
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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
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 630
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
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 on the political evolution across differing systems of... more

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Previous Courses - Summer 2018

Upcoming Courses - 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.