REL 360/ History of Modern India through the Novel: W 1:15-4:15
Prof. Karen Pechilis
The course traces India’s modern history from colonialism to postcolonialism to globalization through bestselling novels. Readings and discussion focus on modern Indian perspectives in fiction that define people and their relationships to one another in society. Often these stories transform tradition, in the interest of highlighting and challenging traditional aspects of Indian culture. In particular, the course explores times of transition and changes and continuity in the social fabric at those moments, including colonialism/British Raj, Independence and Partition in 1947, Postcolonial India, and Globalized India. The majority of the course readings were originally written in English; a running theme through the course is the significance of English in India from colonial times to the present day, and how Indian authors have distinctively used and created ‘English.’ Prior knowledge of Indian culture is desirable, but not required for this course.
Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Baldwin Honors

PSCI 229/ Middle East Politics: M 1:15-4:15
Prof. Carlos Yordan
A comparative study of the political process in the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the political foundations of the traditional societies, the political bases of social change, and political development.
Attributes: CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Baldwin Honors

PHIL 318/ Theory of Knowledge: TR 10:50-12:05
Prof. Seung-Kee Lee
A critical examination of the following topics: the problems of perception, of memory, and of necessary truth; the justification of empirical knowledge; and the issue between rationalism and empiricism. The readings are taken from primary sources, both classical and contemporary.
Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Baldwin Honors, CLA-Writing Intensive

HUM 232/ Translating Blackness: the Humanities and African America: TR:10:50-12:05
Prof. Erik Anderson
Prof. Lillie Edwards
We consider the topic “blackness”: What is it? Or, in a historical context, what are its different historical configurations? In addressing these questions, we will address some fundamental issues about racial identity, identity formation, and identity transformation. We will aim to put ourselves in a position to address pressing contemporary questions about, for example, Barack Obama’s identity, how the human genome project may alter how we define race (except for those pesky and enduring historical and socio-political racial categories), and whether race would still be a useful concept in a post-racial world.

HUM 215/ Forms of Humanism: Renaissance and Enlightenment: TR 1:40-2:55
Prof. Erik Anderson
Prof. Darrell Cole
The Renaissance and Enlightenment, the fascinating period in European history spanning roughly the 15th through the 18th centuries, comprises an unparalleled convergence of the arts, sciences, and philosophy. With a truly interdisciplinary emphasis on this cultural convergence, the course will focus on key events, texts and artworks representative of the period. We will study works of Machiavelli, Moore, Galileo, Luther, Shakespeare, Bach, Milton, David, and others.
Lectures by Professors Anderson, Cole, Hamilton, Morsink, Occhiogrosso, Rhodes, Samuels, Sprout
Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Baldwin Honors

HIST 244/ Modern French History: TR 10:50-12:05
Prof. Edward Baring
Major themes and events in French history, starting with the “Age of Absolutism” and the reign of the Bourbons and ending with contemporary French society. The French revolution and its enduring impact on French politics and culture will have a central place in the course, as will France’s status as a world power in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Attributes: CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Baldwin Honors, CLA-Writing Intensive

ENGL 353/ Cyberpunk: Past, Present and Future: TR 4:30-5:45
Prof. Edmond Chang
Attributes: CLA-Baldwin Honors, CLA-Writing Intensive