Cultures and Languages

Kings and Queens

This course draws on and interrogates our ongoing fascination with kings and queens to study the construction, representation, and undoing of monarchy in France and French-speaking world regions. How did kings and queens—and the favorites, mistresses, artists, writers, artisans, courtiers and institutions around them—legitimize their authority, construct and communicate their image, craft their rule, connect to their subjects? What made queenship different from kingship in a nation bound by Salic law?

COVID-19 and the City

The global pandemic COVID-19 has disrupted the way we live, and this is especially true for those of us living in metropolitan areas. This introductory course addresses the current pandemic by exploring the interconnections between urbanization, globalization, and public health. Using lectures, discussions, and guest speakers we will explore what this public health crisis reveals about the way cities are constructed.

Introduction to Linguistics

This course is a survey of general linguistics, emphasizing the theory and methodology of the traditional central areas of the field--phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax- with special concentration on phonological and syntactic theories and analytical techniques.  The remainder of the course will be devoted to phonetics, morphology, historical linguistics, semantics and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.

Cultural Resource Management

This course will cover in an introductory way all aspects of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation.  Major topics include federal historic preservation legislation, cultural resources (historic and prehistoric archaeology, historic structures), the National Register of Historic Places, Section 106 and 110 of the NHPA, The National Environmental Policy Act, historic preservation planning, and state historic preservation plans.  The course will utilize historic architectural examples as well as prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.

Russian Film Eisenstein and Company

The course presents the history of Russian and Soviet films, filmmaking, and the film industry from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II to the death of Stalin.

Combined Section:
FMST 0320

20th Century African American Women's History

Using both a chronological and topical format, this course will investigate the history, culture, and activism of African American women in the twentieth century through readings of historical texts and articles, autobiography, and oral testimony.  The content of the course includes an exploration of the responses of African American women to racism, sexism, and class and color consciousness within different historical periods.

Combined Section: AFRCNA 0536

GREEK (MODERN) 2

At the end of the second term of the first year of study the student should be able to produce all the significant sound patterns of the language, to recognize and use the major grammatical structures within a limited core vocabulary. The student should be able a) to engage in simple conversations with native speakers about a limited number of everyday situations and b) to read and write simple material related to the situations presented.

Euro Chic: The Invention of Fashion

Since the Renaissance, Italy and France have occupied a fundamental role in the establishment and development of fashion as a creative and commercial enterprise deeply rooted in cultural mores.  The course address the historical shifts in the cultural understanding of gender roles, class belonging, consumption habits and expectations, the international circulation of craftmanship and celebrities, and technological innovation.  We will start addressing the anthropology of body ornamentation, gender markings and the difference between costume and fashion.

GREEK (MODERN) 1

The greatest part of the first term will be devoted to the presentation and practice of the basic sound patterns of the language, its fundamental sentence patterns, and sufficient vocabulary to illustrate and practice them. An introduction to the writing system will be offered together with the opportunity to acquire elementary writing and reading skills.

Hungarian 1

The greatest part of the first term will be devoted to the presentation and practice of the basic sound patterns of the language, its fundamental sentence patterns, and sufficient vocabulary to illustrate and practice them. An introduction to the writing system will be offered together with the opportunity to acquire elementary writing and reading skills.