May 18 - 19
June 1 - 2
June 22 - 23
July 13 - 14
July 27 - 28
August 10 - 11
HUM 249E Digital Humanities: Finding, Using, and Creating Electronic Texts
Jennifer Tran Smith (SUNDAY)
Digital Humanities is a new course sponsored by Title V funds to improve students' technical skills for improved research facility and professional development. It is an introduction to basic Digital Humanities theory with a primary emphasis in practical skills. Students will learn how to use several different software programs for both research and writing, including text analysis and text visualization software, bibliographic database management, and dynamic presentation systems. Instead of a final seminar paper, students will work in teams to produce a digital project; they will transform digital scans of primary sources, interviews, and archival material into a finished project that will be displayed on the Mount's online archive.
HUM 243E Black and Brown: African American and Latina Women's Literature: History, Struggle, Identity
Ana Thorne (SATURDAY)
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop an awareness of the connections between the works of female African American writers and Latina writers. Through close readings and critical analysis, students will be able to identify how these writers use similar themes to convey their particular cultural identities and gender struggles. In addition, students will recognize the ways in which each group of stories is unique and that together they produce a sample palette of the twenty-first century woman of color.
HUM 231 CW Creative Writing: Poetry
Joan Johnson (Sunday)
HUM 232 CW Creative Writing: Writing for TV
Katherine Boutry (SATURDAY)
Whether comedy, thriller, horror, romance, or drama, every great t.v. show and film entails suspense. We will study how great writers keep their audiences hooked and on the edge of their seats, and we will apply these techniques to our own writing.
We will learn by studying accomplished writers in each genre, as well as by analyzing craft. We will analyze published screenplays and teleplays. At the same time, students will work on their own treatments and scripts, with the majority of class time devoted to workshopping student scenes.
HUM 298 CS Armies of God: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas
Michael Heim (SUNDAY)
HUM 280CS Culture and Literature: Women Writers and Queens
Montserrat Reguant (SATURDAY)
HUM 269H The History of Satan
Jane Crawford (SUNDAY)
Back by popular demand: the History of Satan-- as in Ol’ Scratch, the Devil, Beelzebub, Lucifer, and many more AKAs. From his emergence in ancient Persia and the Hebrew Bible, Satan has been used (some would say abused) to suit a variety of purposes including the establishment of political legitimacy, limitation to access to knowledge, marginalization of certain people such as Jews and women, theological discourse, and, in popular culture, and popular entertainment. Using primary and secondary source, we will trace the evolution of this elusive figure in Judaism, Christianity, Islam. and popular culture, the class will encourage discussion and research using historical, literary works, art, and film.
HUM 284CS TS: Paris
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HUM 225 T.S.: Music and Arts in Spain
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HUM 299A: Approaches to Teaching
This one-unit class provides instruction and practice in pedagogical method. Students act as Teaching Assistants during the term under the guidance of an assigned lead professor. Students also read and discuss articles on pedagogical issues and submit an essay at the end of the semester. Successful completion of the course also depends upon a positive report submitted by the lead professor. The class meets at the beginning of the semester on June 8 for Teacher Training and again on the final weekend on August 16 for half a day. During the semester, students meet for one-hour lunches during teaching weekends to discuss practices and issues that arise in their classrooms as well as the readings. Prerequisites: To be eligible, students will have completed their Humanities coursework and be at the thesis writing stage.
HUM 298A Introduction to Humanities
Katherine Boutry (SUNDAY)
This course provides an introduction to graduate writing and research with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Students will read a variety of texts from different disciplines and complete a professional research paper using the conventions of academic writing.
HUM 296A Capstone Proposal Workshop
Millie Kidd (May 25 and August 17)
HUM 240E The Novella
Melissa Berry (June 29-30)
"Longer than a short story but shorter than a novel, the form has been the ugly stepchild of the literary world. But that's starting to change."
This course examines the distinctive features of the novella and the methods used in creating these seven stories of innocence and discovery, sin and violence, guilt and fear. None take longer than an afternoon to read.
HUM 245E Seeing Shakespeare
Bianca Ryan-Lopez (August 17-18)
HUM 207 S.T.: Martin Luther and the Reformation
Dan VanDyke (June 8-9)
In this course we will look at the role Martin Luther played in the so-called Protestant Reformation: the beginning of his movement, his conflict with Catholicism, the break with the Church and his role in the expansion of the Reformation including his disputes with fellow reformers such as Calvin and Zwingli. Finally we will look at what Lutheranism became and what it looks like today from the view of Church polity, liturgical practices and theology.