RUSS 212 Prophets, Princesses, Revolutionaries: 19th Century Russian Voices

Reading of representative works by major Russian writers of the nineteenth century (including Pushkin, Pavlova, Gogol, Goncharov,
Soboleva, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky). The literary works include Eugene Onegin, supernatural tales by Gogol, Oblomov, The
Cossacks, Notes from Underground, and Fathers and Children. These works will be studied for their individual merit, what they
illuminate about nineteenth-century Russian society, and their contribution to the rise of the Russian novel. All works are read in

ENGL 218 Myths and Sagas of Medieval Iceland

This course focuses on the rich storytelling traditions of medieval Iceland. The endlessly diverse sagas and eddas introduce readers not only to feats of dragon-slaying heroes, disputes among Old Norse gods, fantastical tales of giants and Valkyries, and legendary explorations as far as North America but also to the more everyday aspects of medieval life—foodways, material culture, healing practices, gender roles, laws and customs, and settlement patterns across Iceland’s dangerous and beautiful landscape.

ENGL 219 The Global Middle Ages

This course explores a wide range of medieval literature (all in modern English translation) from

around the world. The focus will be “global” in two senses: our texts take readers on journeys

with medieval heroes, merchants, exiles, pilgrims, and other travelers to far-reaching locations;

even more importantly, these works are cross-cultural in form and content, created within global

contexts and reflecting a vast array of influences from diverse oral and literary traditions. While

PHIL 220 Social and Political Philosophy

A survey of major views in Western Political thought, including contractarianism, liberalism, libertarianism and anarchism. Focus is on the tension between state power and individual freedom. Discussion topics include citizenship, authority, the death penalty, imprisonment, war, immigration, and animal rights.

ENGL 220 Topics in Women and Literature

A study of works written by or about women, this course is an opportunity to explore the distinct issues that women, their
representations, and their writing raise. Possible topics: Women’s Autobiography, Contemporary Black Women Authors, and others. May
be repeated once with different topic.

INTS 221 Population and National Security

An exploration of the shifting meanings and interpretation of “security,” particularly the securitization of population. The course covers a wide range of population topics, including aging, migration, the youth “bulge,” urbanization, health, and the demographic “bonus.” Population trends, their security implications, and their connections to issues such as development and the environment are examined. This course may be sequenced with INTS 340: The Politics of Migration for the purposes of the IS minor.

ENGL 221 The Novel of Manners

A study of the development of the novel of manners as a genre over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in both England and the
United States. This course introduces students to the conventions of the novel of manners and explores the major novelists’ reception and
revision of prior works in this influential genre. Authors include: Jane Austen, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.

ART 221 Art and Spirituality in the Middle Ages

This course will examine the visual arts in Western Europe and the Byzantine East during the period normally known as the Middle Ages. Chronologically this stretches roughly from the reign of Constantine in the 4th century to the outbreak of the Black Death in Europe in 1348 (or stylistically from the end of the classical period to the dawn of the Renaissance). During this era, Europe saw strikingly new and original artistic forms, both in a secular context and in art related to the increasingly influential Christian church.

ENGL 224 Survey of African American Literature

This course will survey the African American literary tradition from the 1600s to the present, with a particular focus on how the musings of African Americans capture, engage and critique the American narrative. Authors may include: Phillis Wheatley, W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles Chesnutt, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, et cetera.

ENGL 225 Southern Literature

A study of literature written about the American South, primarily but not exclusively Southern literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Authors likely to be studied include William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Margaret Walker, Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Wolfe,
Eudora Welty, and Ernest J. Gaines.