CENTRETERM 2006-2007


NOTE: The following courses are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors unless otherwise stated and provided other prerequisites have been met. All meeting times are approximate , adjustments to meeting times and special meeting times will be announced by the instructor on the first day of class. NOTE: Many CentreTerm courses include short field trips where students are expected to be responsible for their personal meal costs. Course descriptions are in the on-line catalog or printed below.


INT 400 Internships (Prerequisite: JR or SR standing)

Credit for academic Internships is available during CentreTerm. Students must work closely with a faculty member and the Career Services Office in developing an approved academic internship. A completed Internship contract must be approved no later than December 10 to receive internship credit. The Internship Plus program provides financial support for selected internships. Go to http://web.centre.edu/careerd/internships.htm for complete details

400, 401, 402 Independent Study, Directed Study, Research Participation

Qualified students may receive credit for approved independent work during CentreTerm. Students with well-conceived proposals for independent work should approach an appropriate faculty member. Credit for independent work requires the approval of the instructor, program chair, and Associate Dean.



ANT 321 Anthropology of Development
Profs. Barkin and Passariello (off campus)
An introduction to the concept, practice, and discourse of ‘development.' Using the perspective of anthropology, the course critiques the ‘development' ideology of the Western powers and examines its role in institutionalizing the so-called Third World . Several cross-cultural situations are compared, exemplifying a continuum of the successes and failures of various development projects. Alternative, indigenous versions of development possibilities are highlighted as offering potential paths for sustainable development, cultural survival, and human dignity. Conducted in South East Asia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

ANT 360 GIS and the Environment
Prof. Nyerges 1:00-4:00 CRNS 415

ARS 220/320/321/420 Drawing & Painting-II,III,IV,V
Prof. Tapley 9:00-12:00 JVAC 205
There is a $175 field trip fee for this course. Includes a three-day trip to Chicago to visit museums.

ARS 252/452 Venetian Glass Techniques
Prof. Powell 9:00-12:00 JVAC 108
There is a $175 materials fee for this course.
Prerequisite: One ARS or ARH course for ARS 252; ARS 240 or 252 required for 452. NOTE: There is limited space in this course with very few openings for non-majors or minors.

ARS 251/455 The Art of Porcelain
Prof. Jia 9:00-12:00 JVAC 104
There is a $210 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare). Includes a four-day field trip to Washington , D.C. to visit museums. Prerequisite: ARS 230, 251 or FRS 160 for ARS 455. NOTE: There is limited space in this course with very few openings for non-majors or minors.

BIO 252 Sustainability
Prof. MacNabb (off campus)
A hands-on immersion into the practices of sustainable architecture, permanent agriculture, alternative energy, urban environmental strategies, river restoration, and the design of ecological communities. Conducted in Australia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program. (Also listed as ENS 252.)

BIO 245 Freshwater Biology
Prof. C. Barton 10:30 -12 & 12:30-3:30 YOUN 252

BIO 375 Conservation Biology
Prof. Ziemba 8:50-10:20 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 230/202

BIO 455 The Biology of Viruses
Prof. Richey 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 206

BMB 316 Biochemistry Lab Techniques
Prof. Dew 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 YOUN 207/227

CHE 250 Intro Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Miles 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 YOUN 256/OLIN 128

CLA 322 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
Prof. Joyce 1:00-4:00 CRNS 316
Readings in Greek and Roman short verse form (Archilochos, Sappho, Alkaios, Catullus, Horace, Martial, etc.); an examination of the subject matter of short poems (lamentation, longing, passion, and dead parrot) as well as some occasions for song (lullabies, harvest, drinking, weddings); a look at parallels in 20th-century American song and verse. Readings all in English. (Also listed as ENG 235.)

CRW 280 Creative Writing: Poetry
Prof. Rosal 1:00-4:00 CRNS 401

CSC 111 Principles of Computer Animation
Prof. M. Bradshaw 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 OLIN 107
In this class students will learn the principles of computer animation developed by traditional animators. These principles involve a study of motion and the mind's ability to perceive motion. Principles include the notion of timing, squish and squash, arcs of motion, follow through and secondary action. The principles of animation may be applied to all forms of animation: traditional, stop-motion and computer assisted. Students will apply the principles of animation with the aid of 3D animation software. At the end of the course each student will develop a short animation clip. There are no prerequisites for this class.

DRA 324 Shakespeare in Performance: Approaching Classical Texts
Prof. Wortham 1:00-4:00 GRNT 502
Performing classical work demands both an athletic and academic approach in order to communicate a full performance to the audience. The course covers language, verse and text analysis for clues to performance, as well as vocal and physical training. Coursework includes vocal exercises and yoga, as well as monologue and scene work from Shakespeare, culminating in a scene showing at the end of the term. The goal of the class is for students to come away with an understanding of how to approach performing classical work with confidence (and a set of monologues for audition purposes!). Prerequisite: DRA 117 or permission of the instructor.

ECO 455 Experimental Economics
Prof. Johnson 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 101

EDU 227 Practicum & Introduction to Education
Prof. Atkins 8:00-3:00 YOUN 154

ENG 235 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
See CLA 322.

ENG 372 Literature of the Great Depression
Prof. Manheim 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 OLIN 129
This course addresses a variety of literary responses to the suddenly altered social reality brought on by economic collapse: How does social change affect literary subject matter and literary form? What happens to literary work when authors feel suddenly that political impact is of paramount importance? What happens to literary values? What authors or subjects rise? What forms fall out of favor? And perhaps most important, can literature be a form of social action?

ENG 379 Literary New Orleans
Prof. Lucas 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 CRNS 302
There is a $580 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare).
A study of the literary heritage of New Orleans , with a focus on fiction, poetry, and sketches inspired by this "least American of all American cities." Readings from Whitman, Twain, Cable, Chopin, Faulkner, Hurston, Bontemps , Tennessee Williams, Hellman, Capote, Percy, Toole, and others. The course includes an eight-day trip to New Orleans .

ENG 385 Ulysses
Prof. Emmitt 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 SUTC 331
A close reading of what is widely considered the greatest novel of the 20 th century, James Joyce's Ulysses .

ENS 252 Sustainability
See BIO 252.

FRE 255/455 Vive la Bretagne!
Prof. Mothion 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 106
Long live Brittany ! In this course, students learn everything there is to know on this Celtic region of western France . Was Conan really a Barbarian? (answer: no, Conan was one of the Dukes of independent Brittany ). Where did Merlin live? (answer: in the "forêt de Brocéliande" in central Brittany ). Who is Alan Stivell? (answer: the singer/modern bard at the origin of the Celtic cultural revival of the past 40 years). Brittany has lots to offer: from Celtic mythology and history to gastronomy (crêpes!), art (the school of Pont-Aven ), literature (Chateaubriand, Verne), pottery ( Quimper ), architecture (those famous lighthouses), music (Breton rock? Breton rap?), dance (Fesnoz), sports (cycling and sailing) and of course the Breton language (Degemer mat! Bevet Breizh!), this course deals with all the cultural aspects that make Breton people proud. Prerequisite: FRE 210 for 255 and FRE 260 for 455.

GNS 210 Introduction to Gender Studies
Prof. Goodrum 9:00-12:00 CRNS 313
An exploration of the social and cultural construction of gender differences, focusing on contemporary issues; the course also considers biological differences. Some of the reading and lecture materials will concentrate on sex and gender internationally. We will examine ways that boys/men and girls/women are socialized differently by parents, friends, co-workers, and the media. Next we will explore gender differences in social institutions, including education, family, workplace, and the criminal justice system. We will conclude by examining different types of feminism and contemporary men's social movements.

GOV 315 Understanding Democracy
Prof. Agresto 9:20-12:20 BOLS 04
Today, much of the talk in government is about spreading democracy everywhere. But how much do we know about exactly what makes democracies work? Why, in years past, did the smartest political thinkers often reject democracy as a good way of life? What problems and what benefits might be inherent in democracy? Can democracies be established anywhere, or does democracy need people of a certain character or a certain history to make it work? What structures and institutions might be necessary for democracy to work smoothly? How do we get democracy and ind ividual liberty to support each other? In examining these questions we look not only at contemporary speeches and writings but also reflect back on what such thoughtful people as Aristotle, de Tocqueville, Lincoln, Mill, and especially the American Founders had to teach us on the subject.


GOV 365 Russian Foreign Policy
Prof. Maximenko (off campus)
A study of the influence of political issues, actors, and processes on contemporary Russian foreign policy.  The course begins with a brief historical overview followed by an assessment of the current international environment and Russia 's responses to its demands. Economic, political and cultural factors are explained—as is the contention that such factors do not directly translate into state policy. An important transition is then made to a discussion of the role, organization and decision-making routines of principal political institutions (presidency, national legislature) and key foreign policy agencies (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Security Council, Ministry of Defense, Foreign Intelligence Service, Ministry of Foreign Trade, etc.). Finally, the course examines the way different political and social groups (political parties, policy research, business and civic organizations) attempt to influence Russia 's foreign policy. In this context, the role of mass media and public opinion is explored. Conducted in Russia . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

GOV 445 The French Regime in Comparative Perspective
Prof. Nuss 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 GRNT 401
A study of the notions of law, punishment and above all the concept of power within the political systems of the USA and France . Through these three axes and especially the latest the course shows how two close democracies have nev ertheless found specific answers to build their political system. A comparative approach attempts to favor a better understanding of the basic principles of the regimes of the USA and France by a study focussed on power and countervailing powers, and to improve knowledge about the history of France and French society, as well as the French legal, political and judicial system in relation with European and international law.

HIS 317 The Crusades
Prof. Tubb 1:00-4:00 CRNS 301

HIS 353 African Lives
Prof. Nystrom 1:00-4:00 CRNS 313
A survey of 20th-century African history through the lives of men and women of very different backgrounds and experience. The study of these lives is linked to an examination of major themes in modern African history and to a critical evaluation of popular perceptions about Africa .

HUM 261 Rainmaking: Study of and Preparation for Leadership
President Roush 1:00-4:00 OLIN 124
This course will acquaint the student with the literature associated with leadership studies. Students are exposed to a variety of authors, and have the opportunity to study and report on a 20th-century leader of his or her choice. The class will feature guest speakers (leaders in practice) from several fields, and will include at least one field trip to explore the work of a leader in his or her workplace. (Not open to students with credit for FRS 118.)

HUM 274 Mystical Turkey : A Cultural Adventure to the Cradle of Civilization
Prof. Bitensky (off campus)
Through an intense 16-day musical and cultural study tour guided by two of the most prominent Turkish dancers and musicians as well as local experts, in which students explore the music, art, architecture, craft, dance and performance and religious traditions of this region, this course will examine the ways in which a culture's artistic traditions are a reflection of societal values. Emphasis will be placed on the Greek heritage, Biblical history, contemporary forms of expression as they relate to Islamic culture, practice, and theology, and folklore. Emphasis will also be placed on getting hands-on experience in various artistic traditions, with lessons in dancing, Turkish singing, Turkish percussion, creating pottery, Romany music and dance, etc. (Also listed as MUS 206.) Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

HUM 275 Paris & Nice: Russian Arts Connection
Prof. K. Martin (off campus) An examination of the lives and work of the Russian artists, musicians, graphic designers and writers emigrating from their native lands and converging in France at a time of artistic experimentation and political upheaval. Five genres are explored: film, dance, sculpture, painting and literature. Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

INT 400 Internship

MUS 206 Mystical Turkey
See HUM 274. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

PHI 452 Environmental Ethics
Prof. Colter 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 206
This course focuses on the question of the ethics of our relationship with the non-human world, including animals, plants, even whole ecosystems, or the whole planet. To explore this question, we consider what sort(s) of entities have moral status and why. Related questions include the nature and source of moral and other sorts of value, whether animals have moral status or rights, whether we have obligations to future generations, among others. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy.

PHY 220 General Physics-II
Prof. Crummett 9:00-12:00 OLIN 128

PSY 325 Child Abnormal Psychology
Prof. Gulley 1:00-4:00 OLIN 123

REL 457 Civil Society & Sustainable Development
Prof. Axtell (off campus) A study of alternative theories of social and economic development in the current Latin American context (e.g., Nicaragua , Mexico , Cuba ). Briefings with officials, interviews with religious and social activists, and visits to rural and urban civil society groups engaged in creative community development alternatives provide concrete case studies for understanding the interrelationship between social, political, economic, environmental, religious, and ethical aspects of a country's development process. Conducted in Nicaragua . Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off campus program.

SOC 250 Defining the South
Prof. Reed 9:00-12:00 OLIN 124
Led by Humana Visiting Professor John Shelton Reed, this course examines persistent cultural differences between Southerners and other Americans. Reed, Kenan Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and best-selling author of over a dozen books about the South, is noted both for his humor and his insights about southern institutions. His course will explore questions of regional identity and consciousness, regional stereotypes, representations of Southerners in the mass media, localism, attitudes toward violence, and religious behavior and belief. Finally, the course will look briefly at two areas of dramatic cultural convergence during the past half century: black-white relations and voting behavior.

SPA 270 Spanish American Culture
Prof. Daniels (off campus)
Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

SPA 457 Nicaragua After the Revolution
Prof. Daniels (off campus)
Students conduct an in-depth study of Nicaraguan culture with special emphasis on arts and literature (particularly the works of Ruben Dario, Ernesto Cardenal, and Giaconda Belli). Includes a study of the intersection of the arts and political movements within Nicaraguan history, and within the current context of its economic development. In this sense, Nicaragua provides a case study for insight into Latin American civilization. Prerequisite: SPA 230 and one of SPA 250, 260, 270 or permission of the instructor. Open to students who have paid the deposit for this off-campus program.

SPA 458 Lorca and His World
Prof. Finch 9:20-12:20 CRNS 316
A study of Federico Garcia Lorca's life, beloved Andalucía, his poetry and major theatrical works. Includes an overview of the art and music of his time and the film versions of the three plays studied. Prerequisite: One of SPA 230, 260 or 270.





NOTE: The following courses are open only to first-time freshmen (classification FF). All meeting times are approximate. There are no prerequisites for any freshman studies courses. Adjustments to meeting times and special meeting times will be announced by the instructor on the first day of class. NOTE: Many CentreTerm courses include short field trips where students are expected to be responsible for their personal meal costs.

FRS 104 The French Revolution and Napoleon
Prof. Beaudoin 9:20-12:20 OLIN 109
This course examines the French Revolution from various perspectives, culminating in a mock trial of Napoleon. France 's first emperor will stand accused of subverting everything the Revolution stood for. Based on a careful study of the memoirs of various participants in the Revolution, each student will portray a character during the trial. As we prepare for the trial, we will study not only the content of the Revolution, but also the various ways that historians approach their subjects and the possible products that result from their research, from academic monographs to historical theatre.

FRS 114 Art of Walking
Prof. Keffer 9:00-12:00 Warehouse classroom
A study of writings on art and beauty by the German Idealist philosophers Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer. Focus on the relationship between descriptions of the sublime and the ancient habit of walking, hiking and pilgrimage. Morning meetings for discussion and afternoon sessions for hikes and walks. Long walks in central Kentucky nature preserves, on battlefields and on farms; visits to art museums planned.

FRS 128 Media Images of Teachers and Schools
Prof. Plummer 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 YOUN 102
Students examine media representations of teachers and schools including television and film. We will read excerpts from a variety of books (both fiction and nonfiction) as well as view and analyze visual depictions of schoolteachers and students in school.

FRS 132 Your Automobile, Our Environment
Prof. M. Barton 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 202
No other invention has had such a dramatic impact on human lifestyles and the environment as the automobile. The course explores the social and environmental impact that our perceived need for personal transportation has had. Environmental impact is explored from a number of perspectives including: origins of the automobile and its evolution; impact of manufacturing technology; automobile utilization impacts on natural resources, climate, and the atmosphere; the impact of the automobile on urban design and potential alternatives to personal transportation.

FRS 141 Developing Websites as Though Users Mattered!
Prof. Shannon 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 OLIN 123/23
The goal of this course is to design and implement websites that are “useable” in the sense that they permit visitors to find what they want and carry out their interactions efficiently and easily. We will learn about human perception, task analysis, content and visual organization, prototyping and evaluation. Students use Dreamweaver to design and implement a website for an actual client.

FRS 150 Computing and Society: Multimedia Bit by Bit
Prof. Oldham 10:30-12:00 & 12:50-2:20 OLIN 123/OLIN 107
The class will examine digital media, especially images, but perhaps sounds or movies, through computation. Why and how are various digital media encoded? How can the encodings be manipulated? Our study will help us learn about computation: How does computation work? What kinds of choices are made? Digitization of media is a computational process. Can some technical understanding give us better insight into issues surrounding digital media? Students will learn some programming, often by example.

FRS 154 The Café and Public Life
Prof. Weston 9:00-12:00 CRNS 468
The café has long been a storied place for creating public life, from convivial social groups to intellectual salons to revolutionary cells. We will study how the café is a “third place” – not home, not work – where people from different social groups can meet and mix. Caffeine, especially in coffee, tea, and chocolate, has fueled a modern public sphere that promotes hard work and clear thinking. We will make several field trips to different kinds of cafés to see for ourselves how they can be incubators of public life, and to actively create critical discourse ourselves by talking to café regulars.

FRS 162 Globalization and Its Discontents
Prof. Lim 9:20-12:20 CRNS 301
There is a $295 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare).
The protests in Seattle , Prague , Genoa , and Hong Kong are dramatic examples of the strong opposition to the process of globalization in our present age. In this course, we will try to understand the economics and politics that undergird both sides of the debate. We seek to explore the answers to: Is free trade good for the poor? Why do some countries experience painful financial crises? Are McDonald's, The Gap, and Nike evil corporations? What is the future of democratic freedom? Does globalization threaten to forever change our way of life? This course includes a 4-day field trip to Washington , DC , to encounter some of these international institutions firsthand.

FRS 163 Hamlet
Prof. Rasmussen 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 GRNT 401
Shakespeare's Hamlet is perhaps “the” central literary work of Western culture. Why? In attempting to answer this question, we will read the play carefully and talk about it; we will perform scenes and think about how they work; we will consider the play's sources and its historical background; and, perhaps above all, we will ponder the many things that Hamlet the play and Hamlet the character have meant over the years, to writers as diverse as Goethe, Freud, and Tom Stoppard, in literary works, theatrical productions, films, and popular culture.

FRS 164 American Crime Fiction
Prof. Kinkade 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 CRNS 302
An introduction to American crime fiction of the twentieth-century including works by Cain, Thompson, Highsmith, and Himes. We will examine the crime fiction as a genre separate from detective or mystery fiction through analysis of literary technique and historical and philosophical contexts. Additionally, we will examine film noir and discuss the translation of crime fiction into film.

FRS 165 World Labor Markets
Prof. M. Fabritius 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 CRNS 405
This course is intended to help students understand labor markets throughout the world. The first section of the course will concentrate on learning about labor markets in the United States , particularly about unemployment in our labor markets. The course will continue to look at labor markets in other countries, again concentrating on unemployment in these countries. We will look at how political and social programs in various countries affect the unemployment rates in these countries.



FRS 166 Religion on Wheels: A Journey Through Sacred India
Prof. Gupta 9:20-12:20 GRNT 409
There is a $70 field trip fee for this course.
A train journey across India is a memorable experience. Nearly every stop brings the traveler into new worlds of culture, cuisine, language, and religion. Utterly chaotic and blissfully unstoppable, India 's wheels--trains, "tempos," rickshaws, and bicycles--provide transport for millions of devout pilgrims each year. In this course, we will explore pilgrimage practices across the country, paying special attention to temple architecture, ritual, festival, and sacred images. We will travel to Pittsburgh , PA for 3 days to visit one of the first Hindu temples built in America .

FRS 167 Folk Music in Kentucky
Prof. Link 1:00-4:00 GRNT 403
This class will examine the rich traditions of folk music in Kentucky , focusing especially on Appalachian fiddle-tunes, early folk songs, and Bluegrass . We will also investigate those musical genres which exerted the most influence on these traditions, including the music of the British Isles and early American blues. The course will combine readings from a number of sources, listening assignments, and visits by local musicians.

FRS 168 Theories and Practices of Career Development
Prof. Murray 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 YOUN 102
In this course, we will examine and reflect on the research, theories and practices of career development. We will consider how this multidisciplinary study has evolved and examine its appeal to a variety of social science disciplines. Class discussions and lectures will focus on the effects that race, gender, religion, culture, and family have on career development In addition, students will analyze the decision-making process as it relates to career choice. Using both campus and community resources, students have the opportunity to research how occupation/career choices are made. As part of this research, students will determine how and in what way social roles impact occupational choice.

FRS 169 US Politics in the 1960s
Prof. McIntyre 9:20-12:20 YOUN 152
There is a $70 field trip fee for this course.
This course will provide an overview of the broad range of political and social events and issues that occurred in the United States in the 1960s. Topics include the civil rights movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the rise of the counter-culture and anti-war movement, and the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. We will examine these topics historically, attempting to understand them by placing them into their appropriate historical context, and we will also examine the lingering practical consequences of these topics, asking questions about their relevance to political life in the 21st century. Includes a three-day field trip to an important civil rights site.

FRS 170 Scandals and Blunders in Science
Prof. Muzyka 8:50-10:20 & 12:50-2:20 OLIN 122
This course will explore how science works and what can happen when things go wrong. Sometimes individuals falsify data or artifacts. Sometimes individuals overinterpret patterns at the limit of detection. Through the process of science, both kinds of problems can be discovered and the record set straight. Cases to be examined include Cold Fusion, Piltdown Man, and Polywater.

FRS 171 Natural History of the Eastern Caribbean
Prof. Sikkel 1:00-4:00 YOUN 152
There is a $500 field trip fee for this course (includes airfare).
This course will broadly focus on the ecology of the Eastern Caribbean , with an emphasis on the Lesser Antilles . Students will gain an understanding of the geological origin of the islands, the regional weather patterns (especially the importance of hurricanes), terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and associated flora and fauna. We will also discuss the cultural history of the islands. A week-long field trip is planned to Puerto Rico where students will gain an appreciation for the environmental and conservation challenges faced by the region. Students must be in good physical condition and be competent swimmers. Use of snorkeling gear will be required. The course instructor will instruct students in the proper use of equipment before the trip.

FRS 172 Memory and Narrative
Prof. I. Wilson 10:30-12:00 & 2:30-4:00 CRNS 405
Telling stories about the past is one of the most basic activities of humanity. This course examines the ways our memories of the past shape our stories, and at the same time, how these stories help to form our sense of the past. Whether in an effort to remember the life of someone who has died, to justify past or present actions, or even to "erase" an event or person from stories of the past, memory lies at the core of narrative, and narrative at the core of memory. We will carefully examine predominately literary and cinematic narratives that engage these issues, though we will also delve into folkloristic and photographic means of remembering, as well as the ways monuments, memorials, and museums can contribute to the development of cultural and national narratives.

FRS 173 Health and Culture
Prof. J. Johnson 9:00-12:00 CRNS 315
An interactive exploration of cultural influences in contemporary health care. A special emphasis is placed on understanding the role of culture in influencing the adaptation of health attitudes, practices, and behaviors. Guest seminar leaders, literture reviews and movies serve as in-class discussion starters and highlight major course themes.

FRS 174 The Singer and the Song
Prof. B. Hall 9:20-12:20 GRNT 403
Looking at singers from the medieval nuns singing the songs of their abbess Hildegard and the monks at Gethsemane (KY) Monastery chanting their services, to the cross fertilization of African music and white traditions that produced the American spiritual, to the protest songs of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and the so-called art song (in connection with the Norton Center performance by Thomas Hampson), this course will explore traditions of singing and social contexts of text and song.

FRS 175 Nineteenth-Century French Art
Prof. Levin 9:00-12:00 JVAC 201
The course will focus on the art of painting in France during the 1800s, with an occasional glance at parallel developments in French sculpture and architecture, all considered within an historical context. Major artistic movements addressed include Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Time-permitting, the course will conclude with an overview of early-twentieth-century Fauvism and Cubism.

FRS 176 Introduction to Fiction Writing
Prof. Cummins 9:00-12:00 OLIN 108
This is an introductory workshop in fiction writing. Students will learn basic fiction writing techniques, read short stories by diverse writers, and develop analytical skills for critiquing short fiction. Student writing will serve as the basis for the workshop discussions in class.