Spring 2010 Courses

The simultaneous development of various painters associated with Impressionism (e.g., Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Cassatt) is presented. This radical new art movement is traced from the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874 to the last exhibition of 1886 and the appearance of the post-Impressionists. Students explore the shared relationships of the Impressionist artists.
AAR3400.20 / 4 credits
Beth Gersh-Nesic
Mon., 6:30–10:00 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 10 (no classes Feb. 15 & Mar. 29)
» Core curriculum/general education requirement: The Arts
» Upper-level humanities credit or upper-level arts credit

The Politics of Green
Political ecology is an interdisciplinary discipline that connects politics and economy to problems of environmental control and ecological change. This course examine the essentials of political ecology: its history and emergence, its conceptual and methodological challenges, major questions that it has answered to varying degrees, and major challenges that face the field now and in the future.
BEN3383.45 / 4 credits
CSS3383.45 / 4 credits
Owen Borda
Mon., 6:30–10:00 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 10 (no class Feb. 15 & Mar. 29)
» BEN3383.45: Upper-level natural science credit
» CSS3383.45: Upper-level social science credit

Advanced Psychology of Communication
This course focuses on understanding communication in relationships (interpersonal) and within the mind (intrapsychic: thinking, alone time, analyzing, understanding the external world and how one communicates internally). Topics include communication styles and communication in the intimate relationship, within the family, and at the workplace.
BPS3369.45 / 4 credits
CSS3369.45 / 4 credits
Donna Hart
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11 (no class Mar. 30)
» BPS3369.45: Upper-level natural science credit
» CSS3369.45: Upper-level social science credit
» Communications/media studies requirement

Middle Eastern Cultures: Texts and Films
Explores the various cultures, geography, and history of the Middle East, including Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Some time is also devoted to minorities within a larger context. The selected texts and films raise awareness of human rights issues as well as the political, ethnic, and national complexities of the region. Both fiction and nonfiction works are used.
AHU3020.20 / 4 credits
Michael Taub
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12 (no class Mar. 31)
» Core curriculum/general education requirement:
   Other World Civilizations
» Upper-level humanities credit; Communications/media studies elective

American History and Society Through Music
A narrative survey of U.S. history from the colonial period to the present through an exploration of its musical history. The course investigates America’s fundamental principles of politics, its primary social issues, and its wealth of aesthetic musical initiatives. Students examine the unity, diversity, originality, and adaptability of significant political, social, and musical institutions.
AHI3115.46 / 4 credits
EMT3115.46 / 4 credits
James Koeppel
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 28–May 13 (no class April 1)
» Core curriculum/general education requirement: American History
» AHI3115.46: Upper-level humanities credit
» EMT3115.46: Upper-level arts credit

Updated Oct. 27, 2009

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