Interesting Classes this Spring 2008

2 Mar

If I had a few credits to spare and more hours in the day, I would definitely be checking out these courses. If you have the chance to play around with credits, then I would suggest looking at some of these unique, thought-provoking courses taught by our all-star staff. By dabbling into different fields, even for a quarter, it shows your breadth as a student when graduate schools or employers are looking at your academic record.


SCAND 482/EURO482–Knut Hamsun and Early European Modernism:
Reading and discussion of significant novels by Knut Hamsun, whose oeuvre is considered in the context of works by other European modernist writers. -Professor Jan Sjavik

MUSIC 185 The Concert Season (2) VLPA
Performances from the School of Music concert season, supplemented by lecture topics related to concert repertoire. Analysis of applicable musical topics appropriate for enhanced appreciation of historical and cultural contexts of works performed. Attendance at ten concerts required.
-Professor Michaelian

Important to our modern international society:
RELIG 307 Religion and World Politics (5)
Explores the intersection of religion and politics in various regions of the world, including the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and other regions. Presents a historical perspective on religion alongside contemporary issues in religion, politics, and church-state relations
-Professor Gill

ENGL 320 English Literature: The Middle Ages (5)
Literary culture of Middle Ages in England, as seen in selected works from earlier and later periods, ages of Beowulf and of Geoffrey Chaucer. Read in translation, except for a few later works, which are read in Middle English.
-Ast.Professor Sucich (she can translate Old English perfectly– you don’t see that too often anymore!!)

DRAMA 201 Play Analysis (5)

Play structure through analysis of one-act plays in all genres, with special attention to plotting and the various means used to achieve a unity of action as the basis of all drama.
-Professor Marsh

The films of Hitchcock! Rear Window is my favorite!
C LIT 271 Perspectives on Film: Great Directors (5) VLPA
Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. 270, 271, 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
-Professor Tweedie

Also… check out the awesome 2-credit CHID seminar/discussion groups. Topics range from Battlestar Gallatica to Social Commentary in South Park!
“OMG, they killed Kenny- those bastards!”

CLAS 430 Greek and Roman Mythology (3/5) VLPA
Principal myths found in classical and later literature.
-Professor Levaniouk

ASIAN 206 Literature and Culture of South Asia from Tradition to Modernity (5) I&S/VLPA

Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.
-Professor Dubrow

So go out and live my dream! I’ll enjoy these classes precariously through you (except finals week, that’s all you).


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