Reed College Catalog


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) is an interdisciplinary graduate program in the liberal arts and sciences. An alternative to the highly specialized course of study characteristic of more traditional programs, MALS is intended for those students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary graduate work in a flexible, individually designed program. While the MALS degree does not focus on a specific vocational or professional direction, it can prepare students for a range of career options and further study. The program therefore attracts a diverse group of bright and intellectually curious students of varied interests, ages, and backgrounds who are motivated to learn and who wish to pursue learning with similarly motivated students and faculty members. In short, the program advocates a lifelong commitment to learning. Detailed information on the program may be found at http://www.reed.edu/MALS.

Curriculum

The MALS curriculum incorporates a broad spectrum of courses in liberal studies: humanities, history and the social sciences, the arts, mathematics, and the sciences. Graduate courses are offered in the evenings and summers. These courses frequently are interdisciplinary in nature and are taught by Reed faculty members from various departments. Normally there are three half-unit evening courses each fall and spring semester, and one full-unit course, along with an additional half-unit evening course, in the summer term. With the exception of the accelerated summer term, graduate courses meet one and one-half hours once a week for the duration of the semester. MALS students also may select from 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses, with consent of the instructor, for their degree program, or from 100- and 200-level courses for undergraduate background credit and prerequisites, and thus are eligible to take courses in any of the 24 academic departments at Reed.

On an exceptional basis, a student may undertake an independent study class. The course must be approved in advance by the Committee on Graduate Studies, which will take into consideration the individual student’s personal and educational circumstances. A proposal for the course, signed by the instructor, must be submitted to the committee no later than the last day of classes of the preceding term.

MALS courses are conducted as discussion groups and generally enroll between 7 and 12 students, with a maximum enrollment of 15 and a minimum of 5. At least one MALS course each term is designated as liberal studies core. These courses are explicitly interdisciplinary and writing-intensive. We strongly encourage new students to take at least one liberal studies core course within the first year of the MALS program, preferably before applying for formal candidacy (see “MALS Student Admission”). Liberal studies core courses scheduled for the 2013–14 academic year are “Race and the Immigrant Experience” in fall, “Horror and the Sublime in Russian Culture” in spring, and “Women in the Ancient World” in summer 2014.

Course Load and Progression

The program does not specify a minimum number of courses required in a field of principal interest. The student’s total program, however, should lead to a clearly defined objective and provide the theoretical basis for the final degree paper project. After completing two provisional Reed courses, all students must make application for formal candidacy to the program (see “Admission” below). Upon candidacy approval, a faculty adviser and the director of the MALS program will assist students in designing a course of study that meets their particular intellectual interests while providing a broad academic base.

Almost all MALS students attend part-time; full-time status requires concurrent enrollment in both undergraduate courses and graduate courses, and can be difficult to sustain for every semester of the program. Full-time enrollment in a regular semester is three units; half-time enrollment is one and one-half units. In the accelerated summer term, one unit is considered half-time enrollment; one and one-half units is full-time. While most students take three to six years to graduate, it is possible to complete the program in two years. The yearly course load for graduate students generally ranges from one to five academic units. There is no specified minimum or maximum course load, however, and students are not required to enroll each consecutive term. Complementing this flexibility in progression, however, is the expectation that all MALS students meet the following completion time frames:

  1. If a student does not complete a course within three consecutive semesters, the student must submit a petition to continue in the program to the Committee on Graduate Studies by the last day of classes of the third term of nonenrollment. The petition for continuation must include enrollment in at least one of the next two semesters, a statement of continued interest, and a proposed time frame for completing the program. A student who does not meet these criteria and who wishes to continue study at a later date must reapply for admission to the program.
  2. Students are expected to complete the MALS degree within six years of candidacy acceptance. Petitions to extend the time for degree completion must be approved in advance by the Committee on Graduate Studies.

Admission

Reed welcomes applications from individuals who wish to pursue interdisciplinary graduate work in a program that is both flexible and rigorous. Those applicants are accepted who, in the view of the Committee on Graduate Studies, are most likely to become successful members of and contribute positively to the MALS community. Admission decisions are based on many integrated factors. We recognize that qualities of character—in particular, motivation, intellectual curiosity, and openness to constructive criticism—are important considerations in the selection process, beyond a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.

Students may apply to enter in the fall, spring, or summer term. Online application forms are available at http://www.reed.edu/MALS/graduate_admission/application_forms. Initial, provisional admission to the MALS program requires submission of the following items:

  1. Completed application form with personal statements
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and postbaccalaureate schools, with evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree
  3. Two letters of recommendation: either a faculty member who recently taught the applicant in an academic subject, or an individual who is familiar with the applicant's intellectual and personal abilities, motivation, and accomplishments
  4. $75 nonrefundable application fee
  5. Interview with the MALS director and a faculty member of the Committee on Graduate Studies upon completion of the above materials.

In addition, students are invited to submit a writing sample from a recent academic, personal, or business-related endeavor. Please note that GRE scores are not required.

Applicants must submit all required materials by the following deadlines:

  • no later than July 1 for fall entrance;
  • no later than December 1 for spring entrance;
  • no later than April 1 for summer entrance.

Because of space limitations, we encourage applicants to begin the process earlier by requesting transcripts and recommendations several months in advance. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and applicants are notified of the admission decision accordingly.

Students accepted for admission may request a deferral of entrance for up to two terms, and should attach a letter of intention to the enrollment form, explaining their reasons for the deferral. If students wish to enroll in courses elsewhere during the deferral term, they must notify the MALS office of their intention and submit an official transcript of the completed work to the MALS office for additional review.

All students are admitted to the program on a provisional basis. In order to be admitted formally as a candidate to the MALS program, the applicant must successfully complete two successive or concurrent Reed courses, at least one of which must be at the graduate level. If the student’s candidacy is approved, credit for these courses will be applied to the MALS degree. Within one term of completing the second course, the student must submit to the Committee on Graduate Studies a candidacy application that includes a self-evaluation, an outline of course progression and completion, and a class paper. The program director will solicit evaluations from the student’s instructors, including an assessment of the applicant’s potential to write a final degree paper. Once accepted as a candidate, the student should consult with the faculty adviser and program director to plan a program of study consistent with the goals of the program, leading to the completion of all requirements for the MALS degree.

Special Students

Those individuals with an undergraduate degree who wish to sample a graduate course one time only may initiate a special student application to take one MALS course. Credit for the course may be applied to the MALS degree requirements if the student enters the degree-seeking program within five years of taking the course.

Auditors

Graduate courses are open only to students who have been admitted to the MALS program. They are not open to general auditors or to undergraduate Reed students. Students currently enrolled in the MALS program are eligible to audit undergraduate courses and should follow the guidelines outlined in the section on auditors in the admission section of this catalog (under “Special Admission Groups”).

MALS graduates may apply to audit one MALS course per academic year. Graduates should submit an audit application to the MALS director no later than 30 days before the start of the desired semester. The director will consider the auditor’s statement of interest, instructor approval, and space availability in granting admission to the course. 

Transfer Credit

A maximum of two of the nine units required for the degree may be satisfied by transfer credit. Transfer credit may not be used to meet the minimum requirement of four units of Reed coursework at the graduate level. The registrar and the Committee on Graduate Studies must approve all work submitted for transfer, preferably before enrollment in the transfer course. The coursework must be from a regionally accredited college or university, may not be applied to another degree, and should represent B or better work. Courses completed as a postbaccalaureate student should be comparable to upper-level undergraduate or graduate coursework offered at Reed. Normally, all courses approved for transfer must have been completed within the past five years.

Costs and Financial Assistance

Tuition is calculated on a per-unit basis at a rate reduced from that of the undergraduate program. For the 2013–14 academic year, the semester MALS tuition rates are as follows:

1/2 unit

$2,075

  2 units

$8,300

1 unit

$4,150

  2 1/2 units

$10,375

1 1/2 units

$6,225

  3 or more units

$12,450

Students enrolled at least half time (1.5 units in the fall or spring terms; 1 unit in the summer term) are eligible to participate in the Direct Loan program. Students wishing to borrow under the Direct Loan program must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, for each semester that a graduate student is interested in borrowing a federal loan, the student should provide the financial aid office with a letter stating the semester of attendance (fall, spring, or summer), the course titles, and the number of units per course. New borrowers at Reed must also complete a loan entrance session.

The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov. The Reed College code for the FAFSA is 003217. The maximum unsubsidized Direct Loan available to a graduate student is $20,500 per academic year. The exact amount of unsubsidized loan eligibility is based upon the number of units enrolled in at Reed each semester. Graduate students may, in some circumstances, borrow under the Graduate PLUS loan program to cover educational expenses. Eligibility for the Graduate PLUS program is credit-based and students wishing to borrow under this federal program must file a FAFSA. Generally, a student may borrow sufficient amounts to cover educational expenses under the Direct Loan program; therefore, it is unlikely that a MALS student will qualify for additional funding through the Graduate PLUS loan. Loan terms for the Direct Loan are more favorable than terms for the Graduate PLUS loan, and students should always borrow under the Direct Loan before considering the Graduate PLUS loan.

For financial aid purposes, the academic year at Reed College begins in summer, continuing through fall and spring.

A Reed College monthly payment option, administered by Tuition Management Systems, offers a flexible alternative to semester payments to the college. Participants make 10 equal monthly payments, beginning July 15, for the academic year. (A five-month payment option also is available for one-semester participation.) Please call TMS at 800/722-4867 or visit www.reed.afford.com for information about this program. Families can also use TMS to make payments using a credit card or with a direct deduction from a checking or savings account. A 2.99 percent convenience fee is charged for using a credit card and there is no fee for a direct deduction.

The MALS program also sponsors a small scholarship each year to help defray tuition costs for two or three students. Recipients are chosen by the Committee on Graduate Studies based on an application process that takes into account primarily financial need (as calculated from the FAFSA form), but also academic and personal merit. Generally, the committee will call for scholarship applications in the spring and make a final decision on awards no later than fall of the new academic year.

Degree Requirements

The MALS degree requires the completion of nine units of coursework. Each student designs an individual program, incorporating the following degree requirements:

    1. Eight units of courses. 

        a. A minimum of four of the eight units must be in Reed courses at the graduate level (numbered 500 or higher).

        b. No more than four units from 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses may be applied to the eight required units.

    2. A one-unit degree paper.

    3. No more than five units (including the degree paper) in any one department or division, or in liberal studies core courses, may be applied to the total nine units required for graduation.

Exceptions to the above requirements must be approved in advance by the Committee on Graduate Studies. Petitions should be addressed to the committee no later than the first day of classes of the term before the degree paper.

Degree Paper

A required final project, the degree paper is a one-unit, one-semester study of a specific topic that should emerge out of the student’s courses and critical studies. The experience of writing the degree paper allows the student to investigate a particular topic in depth and to present a conclusion in the scholarly manner appropriate to the field(s) of inquiry. A description of the degree paper topic with an outline and a bibliography must be approved in advance by the Committee on Graduate Studies. Candidates should submit the degree paper proposal to the MALS office according to the following schedule:

  • proposals for fall papers are due the last day of classes of the preceding spring term;
  • proposals for spring papers are due the last day of classes of the preceding fall term;
  • proposals for summer papers are due the first Monday in April of the preceding spring term.

The committee is cautious about approving creative degree paper proposals and considers carefully the nature of the project, the educational benefit of the project for the student, and the availability of an appropriate adviser. It is imperative that the project arise out of prior coursework at Reed. Since creative projects also include a critical component, they generally require substantial work on the part of the student. Students may contact the MALS office for additional information on the creative degree paper requirements and guidelines.

On an exceptional basis, students may petition to write a two-unit, two-term degree paper, leading to a 10-unit degree program. This opportunity is for the student who wishes to research and write a longer, more ambitious paper. The student must explain in the degree paper proposal the reasons for extending the project to two terms, and obtain explicit permission from the paper adviser.

The degree paper is due on the date specified in the academic calendar for senior thesis submission. The schedule and deadlines for summer degree papers are determined by the registrar and the MALS program director. The degree paper requirement is completed with a two-hour oral defense of the project. The committee of examiners typically includes the student’s paper adviser, one member of the Committee on Graduate Studies, and at least one but occasionally two additional faculty members. The committee should represent at least two different academic divisions of the college. The Reed library houses copies of all degree papers and undergraduate senior theses, easily accessible for both reference and borrowing.

When necessary, MALS students may take a three-day extension for submitting the paper, provided a $50 late fee is paid and the bound copies are submitted to the library by the regular deadline.

If a student does not earn a passing grade in the degree paper, the student must submit a new proposal on a different topic to the committee, following the normal deadlines, and register again for the paper. A student who fails the degree paper a second time is ineligible for graduation.

Grading

MALS students are expected to perform at the graduate level and to earn grades of B– or better in all their courses. The grade of C is allowed for students who complete a course with credit, but whose work was unsatisfactory. The grade of F designates failure. Students are eligible for an incomplete grade with the same constraints applicable to undergraduate students, with the exception of the degree paper. For the degree paper, B– is the lowest passing grade. The Committee on Graduate Studies conducts a grade review at the end of each semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory academic progress refers to a minimum grade point average (GPA) expectation, the number of units completed during the academic year, and the time it normally would take to complete the MALS degree. For federal financial aid purposes, a student is expected to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Full-time status at Reed is 3 units in a regular semester (fall or spring) and 1.5 units in summer. Based on the degree requirement of 9 units, a student attending full time would take a year and a half to complete the program. Students are eligible for federal financial aid for up to 150 percent of the regular time frame to complete a degree; therefore, MALS students may be eligible for federal aid for up to two years of full-time study. A student who enrolls part-time during any semester may be eligible for additional semesters of federal aid.

Reed’s institutional definition of satisfactory academic progress for the number of completed units is the same as noted above in the federal definition. It differs, however, from the federal definition in minimum GPA and time frame. MALS students generally are expected to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. They must apply for formal candidacy in the program after completing their first two courses, take at least one course every three semesters, and complete the degree within six years of acceptance as a degree candidate.

Dropping Courses, Refunds, and Withdrawal from the Program

MALS students who drop courses during a semester must complete an add/drop form, available from the registrar’s office. The signatures of the instructor, adviser, and student are required for acceptance of the form. Deadlines for registration changes are published in the academic calendar. The date that the completed form is submitted to the registrar’s office is the effective date for determining any refund.

The refund of tuition is based on the percentage of the payment period completed by the student. The effective drop date determines the period of completion. The method of determining the refund percentage pertains to nonfederal Title IV financial aid (e.g., alternative loans or the Menashe scholarship). The business office has detailed information on the refund policy.

No deviations from the refund schedule will be made except in cases of extreme hardship, of which the college shall be the sole judge. The Administration Committee may, with the recommendation of the MALS program director, approve petitions for such exceptions. Reed College’s refund policy is based in part on the fact that it is an institution with a semester-based program and instructors are not required to take attendance. The refund policy applies to all graduate students who drop or withdraw from courses during a semester, whether or not they have federal Title IV financial aid, except as noted in the section below.

Any student who wishes to withdraw formally from the MALS program must provide written notification to the MALS office. If the student is enrolled at the time of withdrawal, the student must complete the add/drop form.

Credit balances under $10 will not be refunded.

Tuition Refund for Federal Title IV Financial Aid Recipients

Federal Title IV financial aid includes the subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan. For students who are recipients of federal Title IV financial aid, additional calculations must be made for tuition refunds.

First, the college calculates the amount of Title IV aid earned by the student for the percentage of payment period completed. If the percentage of payment period completed is greater than 60 percent, the student is considered to have earned 100 percent of his or her Title IV aid; otherwise, the student has earned the actual percentage calculated.

Second, the college compares the amount earned with the amount disbursed to determine the amount that must be returned to the Title IV programs. The amount disbursed is that aid awarded and disbursed to the student’s account, plus the Title IV aid awarded that could have been disbursed to the student’s account (such as memo balances).

Third, the college determines the amount of Title IV aid that must be returned to the Title IV programs by the college and by the student. Aid is returned to the Title IV programs in the following order: unsubsidized Direct (Stafford) Loans, subsidized Direct (Stafford) Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.

Health Insurance

All degree-seeking MALS students taking a half unit or more of Reed classes continuously each term, including summers, are eligible to enroll in the Reed College health plan. Students are allowed one term of nonenrollment in their progression to the MALS degree; a second term of nonenrollment would result in termination of coverage. A student who is unable to return to classes because of extenuating circumstances may qualify to purchase coverage for an additional period of time.

The rates for graduate students are somewhat higher than for undergraduates. However, MALS students may choose their own primary care providers off campus. In addition, MALS students who join the Reed health plan may seek medical attention from the Reed health center, preferably by appointment but also by drop-in. The health center requires students seeking their services to complete a confidential health history form. The plan offers access to the Aetna national network of preferred providers. Detailed information on the plan benefits and costs is available at www.aetnastudenthealth.com or by calling Aetna Student Health at 866/574-8289.

Course Offerings - The following courses are scheduled for the 2013–14 academic year:

Biology 505 - The Biological Legacy of Lewis and Clark

One-half course for one semester. This course is an examination of the natural history of the Lewis and Clark expedition with an emphasis on the new species of plants and animals and their communities that were first described on the expedition. The scientific discoveries will be placed into a modern context by using these species to illustrate underlying biological principles such as community structure and ecological interactions. Consideration will be given to changes that have occurred since 1800 as well as changes that might be expected in the future. Additional attention will be devoted to the historical intrigue that relates to Jefferson and the intelligentsia in Philadelphia both before and after the expedition. Two field trips (one day in length each) will be taken to nearby sites such as Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to see wintering/migrating birds on the Columbia River and various sites in the Columbia River Gorge that demonstrate the diversity of plant communities that Lewis and Clark encountered. Conference. Offered spring 2014.

Dance 560 - Gender, Form, and Identity in Contemporary Dance

One-half course for one semester. What is the relationship between choreographic form and the content of a dance work? How does the structure of a dance, and what we know about the process(es) behind it, influence our understanding and reception of it? This course examines choreographic form and composition, gender and identity politics, the use of digital technology, and corporeality in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century contemporary dance. Many of the choreographers we will consider apply theoretical constructs from other visual or performing arts or philosophical disciplines to their work. Our discussions will contextualize both choreography and related modes of thought within the broader context of the time period. No previous dance experience is necessary. Conference. Offered fall 2013.

Liberal Studies 511 - Horror and the Sublime in Russian Culture

One-half course for one semester. This course will examine a range of meanings and functions of the concept of “horror” and of the aesthetic category of the sublime in selected Russian works (literary and visual). We proceed from the premise that these categories enter Russian discourse as a consequence and symptom of Westernization and, as elements of “high” culture, are constitutive of a secular morality, i.e., a set of rules that form the background of individual activity by defining what is and is not acceptable. We will read key Western philosophical treatments of these categories, and consider their adoption in Russia to map and remap the realms of the unacceptable and the acceptable in Russian reality, framing the former as the “horrible” (tyranny, slavery, war) and the latter as the “sublime” (nature, art, Eros). Primary texts include relevant works of Western theory, various Russian writers, and representative works of Western and Russian art. Readings are in English translation. Conference. Offered spring 2014.

Liberal Studies 537 - Women in the Ancient World

Full course for one semester. This course examines the female experience in ancient Greece and Rome from 3500 BCE to 300 CE. We will begin by briefly considering main themes in women's history and the applicability of gender as a category of historical analysis to the study of the ancient world. We then will turn to a close analysis of the available literary, documentary, and archaeological evidence that illuminates ancient attitudes toward women, women’s daily lives, the female life cycle, and the various practical and symbolic roles that women played in both Greece and Rome. Topics include the portrayal of women in ancient myth, literature, and art; the political, legal, economic, and social status of women; women’s roles in state and private religious activities; women in the family and household organization; women’s education and female literacy; philosophical treatments of gender; scientific knowledge and folklore concerning gender and sexuality; and the function of gender in ancient ideologies. Conference. Offered summer 2014.

Liberal Studies 556 - Race and the Immigrant Experience

One-half course for one semester. Using the lens of critical race studies, this course explores the major ways in which historians and social scientists and critics have approached the immigrant experience. Readings are taken from anthropology, sociology, history, and cultural studies. Comparing the immigrant contexts of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Australia, the course considers both the politico-economic effects of and ideological contests over immigration. The course focuses on issues of identity formation, and particularly on the ways in which immigrants are incorporated into and/or excluded from processes of nation formation and the national imagination. In this respect, the course uses the immigrant experience to explore broader issues surrounding racial boundaries of contemporary citizenship and contemporary debates over multiculturalism in immigrant societies. Conference. Offered fall 2013.

Literature 510 - Modern Turkish Literature: East-West Trajectories

One-half course for one semester. This course examines the contested notion of “Turkish identity” in the literary imagination and social theory. Having begun with the mid-nineteenth-century Ottoman era, Turkey’s modernization reached its transformative moment with the foundation of the republic in 1923. With the import of Western political and social structures as well as cultural values, Turkey’s turn to the West was officially declared. The abrupt break with the Ottoman culture and the formation of a westward-oriented civic identity occasioned numerous literary reflections. We will explore negotiations of cultural identity in representative novels and short stories. The diverse thematic and formal traits of the selected works illustrate how the authors complicate reductive binarisms, such as tradition/modernity or East/West. The course incorporates readings drawn from new directions in social and cultural theory on Turkish modernization. Conference. Offered fall 2013.

Literature 547 - The Literature of Love

One-half course for one semester. The course will explore how literature not merely reflects but actively promotes shifting trends in the theory and practice of love. With the rise of the Romantic love ideal around 1800, literary love stories became a privileged medium to formulate ideas about individual uniqueness and negotiate clashes between individual and society. At the same time, Romantic love tests the limits of literary representation and presents authors with a new question: Can love be written about at all? How can we communicate feelings that in their intensity and specificity seem to elude verbalization? In the first half of the course, we will read a number of (primarily German) Romantic poems, plays, and prose texts that confront this question. In the second half of the course, we will examine the creation of a new semantics of love in literary modernism. Throughout the course, we will be reading philosophical and sociopolitical analyses alongside the literary texts. Conference. Offered spring 2014.

Theatre 521 - "The Mirror Up to Nature": Reading Theatre History

Full course for one semester. Shakespeare writes that theatre is a “mirror up to nature.” Bertolt Brecht writes, “Theatre is not a mirror held up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” In the field of theatre history, both of these assertions are true. This course is an investigation into the study and practice of theatre history, and how theatre reflects—and shapes—what happens beyond the stage. Through a deep reading of plays alongside primary documents, notably manifestos and theoretical essays, we will examine several key moments in theatre history including ancient Greece, medieval Europe, neoclassical France, naturalism in Scandinavia, and several key moments in the twentieth century. This study of theatre history provides a window into political, social, cultural, religious, and art histories, as well as an investigation into the many roles that go into making theatre: from playwright to performer to dramaturg to designer. Conference. Offered summer 2014.

MALS 670 - Degree Paper

Full course for one semester or one year.

Recent Courses - The following graduate courses have been offered in the past five years:

Art 530 Art and Life in Renaissance Florence
Biology 520 Pacific Northwest Forests
Biology 534 Fitness and Food
Creative Writing 545 Craft Studio: American Culture
Economics 567 Financial Crises, Market Crashes, and Economic Depressions
English 521 The Art of the African American Short Story
English 538 Cinema and the Senses
History 508 The First World War
History 535 American Abolitionism
History 545 The Vietnam War
History 553 The French Revolution, 1770–1800
History 565 Animals: An Intellectual and Cultural History
Liberal Studies 507 Jewish Atlantic World
Liberal Studies 510 The Fifties in the U.S.
Liberal Studies 516 Layered Memories of Japanese Colonialism
Liberal Studies 522 Ancient Epics: The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid
Liberal Studies 523 Dante's Divine Comedy
Liberal Studies 527 Sex, Gender, and Political Theory
Liberal Studies 548 Sports and Social Life
Liberal Studies 553 Literary and Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Liberal Studies 557 Literature at the Margins of the Roman Empire
Liberal Studies 559 Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology
Liberal Studies 563 The Bloomsbury Group
Liberal Studies 570 The Theory and Practice of Globalization
Liberal Studies 571 The American Civil War in History and Memory
Liberal Studies 582 Truth and Representation in Early Modern Europe
Liberal Studies 587 Plagues and Their Meanings: Epidemic Disease in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Liberal Studies 591 Contemporary and Classical Literary Theory
Literature 523 Church and State in Early Modern Spanish Culture
Literature 532 Leo Tolstoy
Literature 533 Constructions of Jewishness in Cinema
Literature 535 The Metropolitan Experience as Spatiality
Literature 541 Two Contemporary Dramatists
Mathematics 537 The Trials of Galileo
Music 565 Music and Cold War America
Philosophy 562 Religion and Modernity
Physics 579 Great Ideas in Twentieth-Century Physics
Psychology 522 Stereotyping and Prejudice
Psychology 550 Psychological Perspectives on Art
Theatre 547 New Directions in Twentieth-Century Theatre