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University Seminars Fall 2017

This page was last updated on April 27, 2017 and is subject to change. New information will be added as it is received from departments.

Africana Studies

AFST 13181-1 Education for Peace and Justice
Instructor: Maria McKenna

American Studies

AMST 13184-1 Exploring America’s National Parks
Instructor: Annie G Coleman

AMST 13184-2 Memorial Mania: History, Memory, and Feeling in Contemporary America
Instructor: Erika Doss


ANTH 13181-1 Human Impact on the Environment: Past, Present and Future
Instructor: Donna Glowacki

ANTH 13181-2 Martial Arts and Global Media
Instructor: Eric Haanstad

ANTH 13181-3 Exploring Anthropology: World-making in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Instructor: Meredith Chesson

Art History

ARHI 13182-1 What is an Image?
Instructor: Marius Hauknes


CLAS 13186-1 Metamorphosis in Literature and Art: Ovid and his Echoes
Instructor: W. Martin Bloomer

CLAS 13186-2 The Myth of Troy
Instructor: Elizabeth F. Mazurek


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

ECON 13181-3 China and the U.S. in a Globalizing World
Instructor: Wyatt Brooks


ENGL 13186-1 Biography/Autobiography: One’s Life Story
Instructor: Fr. Edward Malloy

ENGL 13186-2 Language in America
Instructor: Tim Machan

ENGL 13186-3 Spy Fictions
Instructor: Ian Newman

ENGL 13186-4 The Bible in English Literature
Instructor: Susannah Monta

ENGL 13186-5 On the Road: The History of Quest Literature
Instructor: Gregory Kucich

ENGL 13186-6 Crime and Detection in British and American Fiction
Instructor: Susan Harris

ENGL 13186-7 Knowing the World through the Novel
Instructor: Sara Maurer

ENGL 13186-8 Mystery Fiction
Instructor: Margaret Doody

ENGL 13186-9 The Art of the American Short Story
Instructor: Valerie Sayers

ENGL 13186-10 Introduction to Medieval English Literature
Instructor: Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

ENGL 13186-11 The British Novel
Instructor: David Thomas

ENGL 13186-12 On the Move: Migration in American Literature
Instructor: Francisco Robles

ENGL 13186-13 The Extraordinary Americas: “Magic” and Reality in 20th and 21st-Century Latina/o and Latin-American Literature
Instructor: Sarah Quesada

ENGL 13186-14 The First Black Person
Instructor: TBA

Film, Television, and Theatre

FTT 13182-1 Peter Pan and Cultural Constructions of Childhood
Instructor: Susan Ohmer

FTT 13182-2 History of Chicago Theater
Instructor: Marcus Stephens


GE 13186-1 Greek Drama
Instructor: Vittorio Hösle

GE 13186-1 Greek and Roman Drama
Instructor: Vittorio Hösle


HIST 13184-1 Europe in the Twentieth Century – Approaching History Through Novels, Memoirs, and Film
Instructor: Thomas Kselman

HIST 13184-2 Modern France
Instructor: Katie Jarvis

HIST 13184-3 Modern European Catholicism
Instructor: Sarah Shortall

HIST 13184-4 The Triumph of Technique?
Instructor: Robert E. Sullivan

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

HIST 13184-6 American Founders
Instructor: Jake Lundberg

HIST 13184-7 Opportunity Lost
Instructor: Richard Pierce

HIST 13184-8 Gandhi
Instructor: Nikhil Menon

HIST 13184-9 Puritans in Popular Culture
Instructor: Catherine Cangany

HIST 13184-10 Presidents and Presidential Character from FDR to Clinton
Instructor: Bill Miscamble

HIST 13184-11 History of American Gentrification
Instructor: Mike Amezcua

Irish Language and Literature

IRLL 13186-1 Violence and Accommodation in the Literature of Tudor-Stuart Ireland
Instructor: Sarah McKibben

IRLL 13186-2 Violence and Accommodation in the Literature of Tudor-Stuart Ireland
Instructor: Sarah McKibben

East Asian Languages and Literatures

LLEA 13186-1 Japanese Ghost Stories
Instructor: David Humphrey

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

Romance Languages and Literatures

LLRO 13186-1

LLRO 13186-2 On Interpretation: The Art of Caressing Art
Instructor: Louis MacKenzie

LLRO 13186-3 Imaginary Worlds and Fantastic Travels


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

Arabic Language and Literature

MELC 13186-1 The Arabian Nights
Instructor: Li Guo


MUS 13182-1 Music and the Reformation
Instructor: Mary Frandsen


PHIL 13185-1 What is the Human Being?
Instructor: Katharina Kraus

PHIL 13185-2

PHIL 13185-3

Program in Liberal Studies

PLS 13186-1 Ancient Greece: literature, philosophy, historiography
Instructor: Francesca Bordogna

PLS 13186-2 Ancient Greece: literature, philosophy, historiography
Instructor: Francesca Bordogna

Political Science

POLS 13181-1 Democracy and Religion
Instructor: Andrew Gould

POLS 13181-2 Identity Politics
Instructor: Michael Hoffman

POLS 13181-5 Law and Justice Among Nations
Instructor: Emilia Powell

POLS 13181-6 U.S. Foreign Policy
Instructor: Daniel Lindley

POLS 13181-7 America and the World
Instructor: Eugene Gholz

POLS 13181-8 Political Theory of Homer’s Iliad
Instructor: Sotirios Barber

POLS 13181-9 The Economics and Politics of Consumption and Happiness
Instructor: Amitava Dutt


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

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

PSY 13181-3 Adolescence
Instructor: Dawn Gondoli

PSY 13181-4 Sustainability Psychology and Practice: Persuasion, Nudges and Ecological Attachment
Instructor: Darcia Narvaez

Russian Language and Literature

RU 13186-1 Star-Crossed Lovers: Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Russian Literature
Instructor: Thomas Marullo


SOC 13181-1 Contemporary Educational Issues
Instructor: Mark Berends

SOC 13181-2 Comparative Moral Systems
Instructor: David Gibson

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

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

SOC 13181-5 Objects Matter
Instructor: Terence McDonnell

SOC 13181-6 Gender and Sexuality in Families
Instructor: Elizabeth McClintock


THEO 13183-1 Theology University Seminar
Instructor: Gerald McKenny

THEO 13183-2 Foundations of Theology: The Biblical Narrative of the Good News of the Reign of God
Instructor: Neil Arner

THEO 13183-3 Theology University Seminar
Instructor:Khaled Anatolios

THEO 13183-4 Theology University Seminar
Instructor: Francesca Murphy

THEO 13183-5 Foundations of Theology
Instructor: Michael Connors, CSC

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