Course Catalog

INTERNSHIP (SC3098)

Type: 
Internship

PORTFOLIO (SC4075)

Type: 
Regular

The course is taught as a directed study by the chair of the CSMES department or by a faculty member appointed by the chair. The course requires students approaching completion of their Environmental Studies Major course sequence to assemble all their undergraduate academic achievements into a coherent body of work, linked by overarching themes and goals, leading to a proposal for a senior project

SENIOR PROJECT (SC4095)

Type: 
Independent Project

MEDIA SOCIOLOGY (SO3031)

Type: 
Regular

Concentrates on the production, social reproduction and effects of the mass media, drawing on the theories of classical sociologists, including Marx and Weber, as well as more contemporary ones including Bourdieu, Habermas and Lazarsfeld, and Merton. Students learn to think sociologically and critically about diverse mass media, including the print media, radio, television and the Internet. Use of course Web site and small group discussions facilitates the accessing and understanding of peer-reviewed articles in contemporary media sociology. Students develop a reflexive awareness of their own role in media production and consumption.

INTERNSHIP (TN5980)

Type: 
Internship

Internships are commonly pursued in organizations with sustainable business management, corporate social responsibility, or cross-cultural management initiatives. They are subject to the Program Director’s approval and can be completed in a variety of institutions depending on students’ interests and initiative. The University cannot guarantee placement in an internship but will provide assistance with the internship search. Students must have completed their first semester of MA studies and should contact the Internship Office early for registration purposes.

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE (VC2100)

Type: 
Regular

This course considers the construction of the visual world and our participation in it. Through a transcultural survey of materials, contexts and theories, students will learn how visual practices relate to other cultural activities, how they shape identity and environmental basic ways, and how vision functions in correspondance with other senses.

ART, CULT., & GENDER IN ITAL. RENAISSANCE (VC3014)

Type: 
GE115

Gender in the Italian Renaissance Examines the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance from the ever-expanding modern perspectives of Gay and Women's studies. Studies the art of Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and lesser-known artists, as well as Castiglione's Book of the Courtier, within the broad context of early modern history and in relation to contemporaneous sexual practices and gender roles. Includes Louvre visits.

WOMEN ARTISTS IN EURO. HISTORY (VC3019)

Type: 
Regular

Focuses exclusively on modern women artists and writers from the 17th century with particular attention to France and England. Considers the problematic of female careers and male canons, and issues such as motherhood, creativity, subjectivity, political engagement, stylistic innovation, sexuality, and psychoanalysis against a backdrop of interdisciplinary feminist theory.

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