Spring 2020 Topic Courses

LENG-223: Literature Topics

This course reinforces the principles and practices of LENG-111: Writing and Communication, emphasizing critical and creative thinking through literary analysis and creative writing projects. Students will apply the skills of synthesis, interpretation, and evaluation in writing and speaking about fiction, drama, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Basic concepts of literary analysis will be introduced (e.g., plot, point of view, character, tone, and style). Students will demonstrate an understanding of these concepts in frequent and substantial writing assignments.

 

LHIS-223: History Topics

The various sections of History Topics focus on different and more narrowly defined themes, rather than a broad historical survey. Topics may include History and Film, World Religions, Mythology and Folklore, and others. Periodically, if the opportunity arises, a visiting scholar may teach a section on the history of culture, such as that of Central and South America, the indigenous peoples of North America, and the societies of Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. The focus of these special sections would include the historical documentation, interpretations, debates, and methodological approaches to these cultures and societies.

 

LHUM-223: Humanities Topics

Humanities Topics courses enable students to choose from a variety of course themes that change each semester. Courses may explore a topic or a discipline within the humanities that is not currently covered in other Liberal Arts courses.

 

LMAS-223: Music and Society Topics

Music and Society Topics courses allow students to choose from a variety of themes that change each semester. In these courses, students explore racial, ethnic, or collective identities, narratives, history, and/or cultural expression as expressed by artists and society. Students are presented with key terminology in the disciplines represented in music and society, such as gender and global studies.

 

LMSC-223: Math and Science Topics

Math and Science Topics courses enable students to choose from a variety of course themes that change each semester. Courses may explore a topic or a discipline within math or science that is not currently covered in Liberal Arts courses.

 

LSOC-223: Social Science Topics

Social Science Topics courses enable students to choose from a variety of themes that change each semester. Courses may explore a topic or a discipline within social science that is not currently covered in Liberal Arts courses.

 

LVIS-223: Visual Studies Topics

The various sections of Visual Studies Topics focus on different and more narrowly defined themes, rather than a broad historical survey. Topics may include the art of Egypt, the meeting of Eastern and Western art, 20th-century American and European art, and others. Periodically, if the opportunity arises, a visiting scholar may teach a section on the art, architecture, and archeology of cultures such as those of pre-Columbian Central and South America, the indigenous peoples of North America, and the various societies of Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. The focus of these special sections would include material artifacts and the interpretations, debates, and methodological approaches to these objects within the literature of the field.

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