Council Programs Offer Spring 2023 Undergraduate Courses

November 12, 2022
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The Humanities Council will offer 30 courses in Spring 2023 to undergraduate students, including 15 new offerings. The Council is the academic home to several undergraduate certificate programs, including European Cultural Studies, Humanistic Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, and Medieval Studies.

European Cultural Studies

Courses in the Program in European Cultural Studies are open to students from all majors, with no pre-requisites.

For more information and cross-listed courses, visit the course offerings website.

Humanistic Studies

The Program in Humanistic Studies offers courses that are broad based, interdisciplinary, and often team-taught. They have no prerequisites and fulfill requirements toward the interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies certificate. 

  • HUM 218HUM 219 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture II: Literature and the Arts, History, Philosophy and Religion
    Yair Mintzker (coordinator); Katie Chenoweth;  Joel Lande; Sarah McGrath; Simon Morrison; Bailey Sincox; Lecture M, T, W 10:00-10:50 am; Precept T, Th 1:30-2:50 or 3:00-4:20 pm
  • HUM 248 / NES 248 Near Eastern Humanities II: Medieval to Modern Thought and Culture
    Lara Harb; T, Th 11:00 am – 12:20 pm
  • HUM 307 / ENG 277: Literature as Data
    Brian Kernighan, Meredith Martin; W 1:30-4:20 pm
  • NEW! HUM 402 / MED 403 / HIS 457 Making the Viking Age
    Matthew Delvaux; T 1:30-4:20 pm
  • HUM 412 / CLA 417 / HIS 475 Digging for the Past: Archaeology from Ancient Greece to Modern America
    Anthony Grafton, Suzanne Marchand; W 1:30-4:20 pm
  • NEW! HUM 470 / CLA 470 / REL 470 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Justice then and now
    Joshua Billings, Moulie Vidas; T 1:30-4:20 pm

For more information and cross-listed courses, visit the course offerings website.

Journalism

The Program in Journalism offers popular seminars that draw on the world’s most distinguished journalists as faculty. Courses are open to students of all concentrations, have no prerequisites, and fulfill requirements toward the undergraduate certificate in journalism.

  • NEW! JRN 240 / CWR 240 Creative Non-Fiction: The Act of Immersion: Reporting Deeply on the Lives of Others
    Andrea Elliot; Th 1:20 – 4:20 pm
  • NEW! JRN 441 The McGraw Seminar in Writing: Writing about the Pandemic Economic Upheaval that Upended Our Lives
    Pallavi Gogoi; W 1:30 – 4:20 pm
  • NEW! JRN 445 Investigative Journalism: Data-driven Reporting
    Neil Bedi; T 1:30 – 4:20 pm
  • NEW! JRN 448 / AAS 448 The Media and Social Issues: From Black Lives Matter to #StopAsianHate, Writing about Racial Justice in the United States
    Channing Joseph; Th 1:30 – 4:20 pm
  • NEW! JRN 449 / LAS 439 International News: Covering Conflict, Human Rights and Displacement Beyond the Front Lines
    Nadja Drost; T 1:30 – 4:20 pm

For more information and cross-listed courses, visit the course offerings website.

Linguistics

Undergraduate students are invited to pursue a certificate or an independent concentration in the Program in Linguistics.

  • LIN 201 /CGS 205 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
    Byron Ahn; M, W 10:00-10:50 am
  • LIN 205 /TRA 205 A Survey of American Sign Language
    Noah Buchholz; M, W11:00-11:50 am
  • NEW! LIN 219 Writing Systems and Orthographic Processing
    Nikita Bezrukov; M, W 11:00 am-12:20 pm
  • LIN 250 Language in Its Contexts
    Laura Kalin; T, Th 11:00 am-12:20 pm
  • LIN 302 Syntax
    Byron Ahn; M, W 3:00 pm-4:20 pm
  • LIN 303 Linguistic Semantics
    Alexander Göbel; T, Th 11:00 am-12:20 pm
  • NEW! LIN 318 Structure of Lithuanian
    Milena Šereikaitė; T, Th 1:30 pm-2:50 pm
  • LIN 355 Field Methods in Linguistics
    Florian Lionnet; M, W, F 1:30 pm-2:20 pm
  • NEW! LIN 406 Advanced Morphology
    Laura Kalin; T, Th 3:00 pm-4:20 pm

ASL courses

  • ASL 102 Beginner’s American Sign Language II
    Daniel Maier; C01 M, T, W, Th, F 9:00 am-9:50 am, C02 M, T, W, Th, F 12:30 pm-1:20 pm
  • NEW! ASL 107: Advanced American Sign Language
    Noah Buchholz; C01 M, W, F 9:00 am- 9:50 am; C02 M, W, F 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

For more information and cross-listed courses, visit the course offerings website.

Medieval Studies

The Program in Medieval Studies allows students to pursue concentrated interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages to earn an undergraduate certificate.

In spring 2023, students can enroll in several cross-listed courses, which fulfill requirements for the certificate program. For a full listing of cross-listed courses, visit the course offerings website.

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