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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 256-01  Transatlantic Slave Trade
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 002 Linda Sturtz
*Cross-listed with HIST 256-01*

HIST 256-01  Transatlantic Slave Trade
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 002 Linda Sturtz
*Cross-listed with AMST 256-01*

INTD 421-01  Human Rights and Humanitarianism Colloquium
W 07:00 pm-08:30 pm CARN 305 Wendy Weber
*2 credit course*

INTL 245-01  Intro to Intl Human Rights
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 404 Wendy Weber
 
INTL 352-01  Transitional Justice
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 404 Bridget Marchesi
*Cross-listed with POLI 352-01*

LATI 245-01  Latin American Politics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 212 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with POLI 245-01*

MUSI 155-01  Music and Freedom
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MUSIC 228 Mark Mazullo
*First Year Course only* The concept of freedom both lies at the heart of human rights discourse and provides the spark that ignites any number of musical movements. Intended for students with strong interests in the intersection between the performing arts and the humanities, this seminar serves as an introduction both to the concept of freedom as it has developed in Western thought since the late 18th century, and to the history of music in the cultures that have fostered such ideals. It intends to introduce students to the study of music (and, by association, the arts in general) from social, cultural, and critical perspectives, using the framework of human rights as a common theme. It also aims to contextualize the discourse of human rights within the history of arts and ideas, providing students with a sense of the term’s changing meanings and emphases over time and across space.

We will explore traditions in both Western art music (opera and symphonic music from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century) and twentieth-century popular music (from the mid-1940s to the present) in a search for the ways in which music has served socio-political ideologies – overtly through the aims of its composers, and unintentionally through the conditions of its reception. Readings on the concept of freedom from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (history, philosophy, political science, critical theory) will introduce students to several of the most influential thinkers on the subject and to the central concerns of the discourse on freedom. In a semester-long course project in several stages, students will devise their own topics on the intersection of music and freedom and/or human rights in contemporary or historical musical contexts of their choosing.

No prior background in music is required for this course, although it is assumed that any student taking it will have a true interest in a variety of musical traditions, including not only familiar popular styles, but opera and symphonic music as well. I take “freedom” to signify a number of ideals, which span real-political and abstract-aesthetic realms. Music can represent, convey, and “mean” freedom in infinite ways, in other words, and it is the intention of this course to expose students to this diversity, opening more questions about music’s relationship to this idea than providing answers. This course is designated as a WA (argumentative writing) course and thus partially fulfills the College’s General Education Requirement in writing. It also counts towards the Concentrations in Critical Theory and Human Rights and Humanitarianism.



POLI 221-01  Global Governance
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 204 Wendy Weber
 
POLI 245-01  Latin American Politics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 212 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 245-01*

POLI 352-01  Transitional Justice
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 404 Bridget Marchesi
*Cross-listed with INTL 352-01*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 265-01  The Schools-to-Prison Pipeline
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 214 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with EDUC 294-01; first day attendance required; prior exposure to American Studies or Urban Studies is recommended*

ANTH 358-01  Anthropology of Violence
MW 07:00 pm-08:30 pm CARN 05 Olga Gonzalez
 
INTL 245-01  Intro to Intl Human Rights
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 404 Wendy Weber
 
INTL 294-02  Critical Asylum Studies: Escape, Control, Exclusion
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 404 STAFF
 
POLI 207-01  US Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 206 Patrick Schmidt
 
POLI 323-01  Humanitarianism in World Politics
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 208 Wendy Weber
 

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