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Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Cultural and Political Landscapes of the Himalayan Region
Professor Carla Bellamy, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Professor David Hoffman, School of Public Affairs

For more than two thousand years the Himalayan region has been a cultural crossroads from which innovation and wisdom have sprung. Connected to both the East and the West by the Silk Road, its high mountain passes have offered places of refuge and reflection down through the centuries, where the Indian and Chinese cultural spheres have overlapped, and the B�n, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim religions have all had an influence. Today, the cultural cooperation that that has long been characteristic of the region continues to exist alongside of political strife. This discussion-based seminar will introduce the discipline of Cultural Anthropology in the context of the complex cultural and political geographies of the Himalayan region. Students will have free access to the extensive collection of Himalayan art at the Rubin Museum of Art, and hear guest lectures on subjects such as cultural preservation, governance, and political activism in the Himalayan context.

*Students who have already completed ANT 1001 may take this course as IDC 1002H


Monday/Wednesday 2:55-4:35 p.m.
Professor Shelley Eversley, Department of English
Professor Vera Haller, Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions

New York Stories
New York: what is it about the city that attracts so many? There are millions and millions of stories. In this seminar, we will study and analyze some of the poems, essays, fiction and journalistic writings that attempt to define the identity of the city. When does a person become a New Yorker? What makes New York unique? In class discussions, in posts to a class blog and in focused excursions around the city, we will discover our own “New York Stories.” We will add to the city’s seemingly endless tales in formal writing assignments and final multimedia projects.


HIS 1000 CHS
Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Professor Berkin, Department of History
Professor Rollyson, Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions
Autobiography and Biography: Telling a Life Story

PHI 1500 CHS
Tuesday/Thursday 4:10 – 5:25 p.m.
Professor Teufel, Department of Philosophy
Professor Spergel, Department of Communication Studies
Exile and Return: Philosophy and the Dramatic Imagination

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