Multicultural, International Cultures (IC) courses study world cultures in critical perspective. They either treat an international culture in view of the issues raised in AC and IP courses (i.e., race and ethnicity, pluralism and mono-culturalism, prejudice and tolerance) or they analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.
Examines the research questions and theoretical models used by folklorists and other scholars in the study of vernacular religion and... (read more)
Animation: The Enchanted Life of the Moving Image
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War, Peace, and Hospitality in Ancient Poetry and Prose
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Introduces the study of beliefs about the supernatural by examining diverse approaches to the description and analysis of belief traditions and religious... (read more)
A survey course is, by its very nature, an incomplete project which must be
selective. Instead of worrying about a 'complete picture' of world
literature, let us instead think of ourselves as explorers or 'surveyors,'
using literary texts as fixed points with which we might... (read more)
We will read foundational works from three different ancient cultures: China, Greece, and Israel. We will pay particular attention to the question of the kinds of values that these foundational works were meant to instill in their ancient audiences. What does each culture have to say about... (read more)
English 108 is the second quarter of a year-long survey of World Literature, between antiquity and the modern period. In European literature, this period includes the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Rather than sample a smattering of various texts from this period, we will read a single great... (read more)
This course is an introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with an emphasis on comics and graphic novels. In this course we will learn about the graphic novel as an artistic vehicle for studying the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America (including the Latino US). There... (read more)