Upcoming Courses Listed by Term

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Fall 2018

ARTS 615
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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

HUMS 608
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
Prizing the Book
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

SCIE 612
Thursday
07:00PM - 09:30PM
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
Topics in Neuroscience
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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

SOCS 609
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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
10-SEP-2018 to
14-DEC-2018
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


Spring 2019

ARTS 611
Wednesday
06:30PM - 09:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
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 670
Tuesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
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 629
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
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. No... more

HUMS 634
Wednesday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
Italian Women Writers
Bonner,Jeanne M.

From Grazia Deledda in the early part of the 20th century (the only Italian woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature), Elsa Morante and Natalia Ginzburg of the wartime era to Anna Maria Ortese in the postwar period, and Margaret Mazzantini and... more

HUMS 646
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
The Arthurian Legend on Film
Rider,Jeff

This course will serve both as an introduction to the Arthurian legend and to its cinematographic representation since the 1940s. Medieval texts will be paired with films that are "based"--more or less closely--on them. We will consider the ways in... more

HUMS 646W
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
The Arthurian Legend on Film
Rider,Jeff

This course will serve both as an introduction to the Arthurian legend and to its cinematographic representation since the 1940s. Medieval texts will be paired with films that are "based"--more or less closely--on them. We will consider the ways in... more

SCIE 614
Tuesday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
Classic Studies in Animal Behavior
Powzyk,Joyce Ann

Our focus is on the major contributors to the field of animal behavior. We will discuss the selection pressures that shape animal behavior and whether the study of primate social and mating systems can provide insight into human behavior. Other... more

SCIE 655
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
Life-Span Development
Arsenio,William

This class will provide an overview of developmental issues across the life span. One theme involves how we are all similar at a particular age - what does it mean to be a 1-year-old, a 7-year-old, or a 42-year-old? And how do we change over time,... more

SOCS 634
Thursday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
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 642
Monday
06:00PM - 08:30PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
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 655
Monday
06:30PM - 09:00PM
28-JAN-2019 to
10-MAY-2019
Life-Span Development
Arsenio,William

This class will provide an overview of developmental issues across the life span. One theme involves how we are all similar at a particular age - what does it mean to be a 1-year-old, a 7-year-old, or a 42-year-old? And how do we change over time,... more


Current Term: Summer 2018

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All courses subject to change

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.