University of Notre Dame

University Seminars Fall 2016

Fall 2016 University seminars will be entered by June 22, 2016. Courses are subject to change.

American Studies

AMST 13186-1: Representing Homelessness in American Literature
Instructor: Ben Giamo
Social Science University Seminar

Anthropology

ANTH 13181-2 Human Natures: Evolutionary and Cultural Perspectives
Instructor: James McKenna
Social Science University Seminar

ANTH 13181-3: Exploring Anthropology Through African Fiction
Instructor: Catherine Bolten
Social Science University Seminar

Economics

ECON 13181-2: Social Science University Seminar
Instructor: William Leahy
Social Science University Seminar

English

ENGL 13186-1: Reading Literature
Instructor: Father Malloy
Literature University Seminar

ENGL 13186-2: Frankenstein and Friends: The Monstrous in Literature and Films
Instructor: Laura Knoppers
Literature University Seminar

ENGL 13186-3: On the Road: Literature of the Quest
Instructor: Greg Kucich
Literature University Seminar

ENGL 13186-4: The British Novel
Instructor: David Thomas
Literature University Seminar

ENGL 13186-6: Shakespeare’s Major Tragedies
Instructor: Jesse Lander
Literature University Seminar

ENGL 13186-7: Literary Visions and Re-Visions
Instructor: Yasmin Solomonescu
Literature University Seminar

Film, Television, and Theater

FTT 13182-1: Presidential Elections in Popular Culture
Instructor: Susan Ohmer
Fine Arts University Seminar

FTT 13183-2: Historic Fashion in the Arts
Instructor: Richard Donnelly
Fine Arts University Seminar

German

GE 13184-1: Making Sense of a Life: Biography and Autobiography
Instructor: Vittorio Hosle
Literature University Seminar

History

HIST 13184-1: Vietnam War
Instructor: Steven Brady
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-2: Europe in the Twentieth Century – Approaching History Through Novels, Memoirs, and Film
Instructor: Thomas Kselman
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-3: Travel in American History
Instructor: Jon Coleman
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-4: The Triumph of Technique
Instructor: Robert Sullivan
History University Seminar
Open only to Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars

HIST 13184-5: Where East Meets West: The Silk Road, Western Missionaries, and Opium Wars
Instructor: Liang Cai
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-6: Christian-Muslim Encounters in Pre-Modern Times: The Fall of Constantinople
Instructor: Alexander Beihammer
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-7: How Abortion Became a Contentious Issue in the US: 1742-Present
Instructor: Gail Bederman
History University Seminar

HIST 13184-8: Men, Women, and the American City
Instructor: Emily Remus
History University Seminar

Irish Language and Literature

IRLL 13186-1: Civility & Atrocity: Early Modern Irish Encounters, c1540-1640
Instructor: Sarah McKibben
Literature University Seminar

IRLL 13186-2: Decoding Modernism
Instructor: Brian O’Conchubhair
Literature University Seminar

Language and Literature of Eastern Asia

LLEA 13186-1: The “Other” in Modern Japanese Fiction
Instructor: Michael Brownstein
Literature University Seminar

LLEA 13186-2: Love in Traditional Chinese Literature
Instructor: Liangyan Ge
Literature University Seminar

Mathematics

MATH 13187-1: Mathematics University Seminar
Instructor: Sonja Mapes Szekelyhidi
Mathematics University Seminar

Medieval Studies

MI 13185-1: Philosophy University Seminar
Instructor: Stephen Gersh
Philosophy University Seminar

Middle Eastern Languages and Culture

MELC 13186-1: The Arabian Nights and World Literature
Instructor: Li Guo
Literature University Seminar

Music

MUS 13182–1: Exploring the Composer’s Imagination
Instructor: Mary E. Frandsen
Fine Arts University Seminar

Philosophy

PHIL 13185-1: Philosophy University Seminar
Instructor: Robert Audi
Philosophy University Seminar

PHIL 13185-2: Philosophy University Seminar
Instructor: Stephen Watson
Philosophy University Seminar

PHIL 13185-3: What Is a Philosophical Problem?
Instructor: Lynn S. Joy
Philosophy University Seminar

PHIL 13185-4: Philosophy and Science
Instructor: Don Howard
Philosophy University Seminar

PHIL 13185-5: Philosophy University Seminar
Instructor: John O’Callaghan
Philosophy University Seminar

PHIL 13185-6: Philosophy University Seminar
Instructor: Stephen Watson
Philosophy University Seminar

Program of Liberal Studies

PLS 13186-1, 2, and 3: Ancient Greece: Civilization & Savagery
Instructor: Sections 1 and 2, Julia Marvin; Section 3: Gretchen Reydams-Schils
Literature University Seminar

Political Science

POLS 13181-1: Political Theory of Homer’s Iliad
Instructor: Sotirios Barber
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-2: Solutions: Science, Politics and Saving the Planet
Instructor: Debra Javeline
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-3: US Foreign Policy
Instructor: Dan Lindley
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-4: Current Elections in Africa
Instructor: Jaimie Bleck
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-5: The Evolution of Voting Rights in the U.S.
Instructor: Luis Fraga

POLS 13181-6: Law and Justice Among Nations
Instructor: Emilia Powell
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-7: The Economics and Politics of Consumption and Happiness
Instructor: Amitava Dutt
Political Science University Seminar

POLS 13181-8: Contemporary Civil Wars
Instructor: Tanisha Fazal
Political Science University Seminar

Psychology

PSY 13181-1: Controversies in Developmental Psychology
Instructor: Jeanne Day
Psychology University Seminar

PSY 13181-2: The Art of Using Language
Instructor: Kathleen Eberhard
Psychology University Seminar

PSY 13181-3: Adolescence
Instructor: Dawn Gondoli
Psychology University Seminar

Russian

RU 13186: Star-Crossed Lovers: Sex, Courtship, and Marriage in Russian Literature
Instructor: Thomas Marullo
Russian University Seminar

Romance Languages and Literature

LLRO 13186-2: Reading the city: Barcelona in Literature and Cinema
Instructor: Leonardo Francalanci
Literature University Seminar

LLRO 13186-1 and 3: Imaginary Worlds and Fantastic Travels
Instructor: Sabrina Ferri
Literature University Seminar

Sociology

SOC 13181-1: Responding to Crisis
Instructor: J. Samuel Valenzuela
Sociology University Seminar

SOC 13181-2: Immigration and Citizenship
Instructor: Gilberto Cardenas
Sociology University Seminar

SOC 13181-3: All Society’s a Stage: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Poverty
Instructor: Megan Andrew
Sociology University Seminar

SOC 13181-4: Sustainable Wisdom, Civilization, and the Good Life
Instructor: Eugene Halton
Sociology University Seminar

SOC 13181-5: Contemporary Educational Issues
Instructor: Mark Berends
Sociology University Seminar

Theology

THEO 13183-1 & 4: Foundations of Theology
Instructor: Kenneth Oakes
Theology University Seminar

THEO 13183-2: Foundations of Theology: The Eclipse of Israel
Instructor: Randall Zachman
Theology University Seminar

THEO 13183-5: Theology University Seminar
Instructor: Kevin Grove
Theology University Seminar

THEO 13183-6: Foundations of Theology
Instructor: Ann W. Astell
Theology University Seminar

THEO 13183-7: Theology University Seminar
Instructor: Kimberly Belcher
Theology University Seminar

THEO 13183-8: Theology University Seminar
Instructor:
Theology University Seminar