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Graduate courses in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Primarily for graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor.

HUMNTIES 275. Individual Work

1-5 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

HUMNTIES 298. Graduate Program in Humanities Symposium

Required of GPH doctoral and master's students. Participation in the student-organized symposium; presentation of a paper informed by texts addressed in GPH seminars.

1-3 units, Spr (Freidin, G)

HUMNTIES 299. Interdisciplinary Teaching

For doctoral students in the GPH. Supervised interdisciplinary teaching to satisfy the program teaching requirement.

1-2 units, Aut (Freidin, G), Win (Freidin, G), Spr (Freidin, G)

HUMNTIES 301. The Graduate Student and Faculty Colloquium: Mimesis and History

Required for M.A. and Ph.D. students in the Graduate Program in Humanities who have not yet completed the course requirements for the program. May be repeated for credit.

1 unit, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Freidin, G)

HUMNTIES 321. Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought

(Same as CLASSHIS 133, CLASSHIS 333, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A.) Political philosophy in classical antiquity, focusing on canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero. Historical background. Topics include: political obligation, citizenship, and leadership; origins and development of democracy; and law, civic strife, and constitutional change.

5 units, Win (Ober, J)

HUMNTIES 322. Medieval Seminar: Classics and Key Works

(Same as HISTORY 317.) Colloquium focused on key primary sources that allow entry into Medieval European culture. Readings include: Augustine, On Christian Doctrine; Gregory the Great, Moralia on the Book of Job; Beowulf; the Song of Roland; and Aquinas, Summa Theologica.

3-5 units, Spr (Buc, P)

HUMNTIES 323. Renaissance/Early Modern Seminar

(Same as SPANLIT 323.) Focus is on how authors and readers from this period theorize various historical processes: the rise of European imperialism; religious conflicts and revolutions; new understandings of the self and the world; and the rise of the novel. Authors: Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Núñez Muley, Martorell, Rabelais, Camões, Cervantes, Montaigne, and Shakespeare.

3-5 units, Spr (Barletta, V)

HUMNTIES 324. Enlightenment Seminar

(Same as HISTORY 334.) The Enlightenment as a philosophical, literary, and political movement. Themes include the nature and limits of philosophy, the grounds for critical intellectual engagement, the institution of society and the public, and freedom, equality and human progress. Authors include Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hume, Diderot, and Condorcet.

3-5 units, Win (Baker, K)

HUMNTIES 325. Modern Seminar

(Same as PHIL 325.) Modern anxieties about the place of human concerns within a disenchanted natural world, focusing on texts of philosophy, social theory, and imaginative literature. Cultural and psychological consequences of perceived decline in and threats to religious faith. Authors may include Schiller, Schopenhauer, Coleridge, Kierkegaard, Marx, Baudelaire, Darwin, Nietzsche, Weber, Eliot, Woolf, Sartre, and Camus.

3-5 units, Spr (Anderson, L)

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