First-Year Seminar

Shoah has been replaced by the following:

FSEM II JG - CRN: 10483 Prof. James Goldwasser

Title: Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities

Schedule: Mon / Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm LC 120

First published in partial form in 1930, Musil's massive novel has been compared with the work of James Joyce and Marcel Proust. A work of epic proportion, the novel scrutinizes the waning of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the decadent life of its capital Vienna. The book demands a semester-long reading that will allow us not only to engage with one of the masterworks of twentieth century literature but also to explore several dimensions of the Viennese fin-de-siecle, one of the most culturally fruitful and fascinating periods of modern Europe.

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Please note that Prof. Ben LaFarge will register courses for Prof. William Wilson.

The following courses are also cross-listed in Integrated Arts:

ART 100 D - Cybergraphics I

ART 300 C - Cybergraphics III

FILM 203 - Electronic Media Workshop

LIT 390 - Introduction to Critical Theory

ANTH 272 - Anthropology Through Film

PHIL 230 - Philosophy and the Arts

Division of the Arts

Integrated Arts / Classical Studies (Languages & Literature)

IA / CLAS 101

Please note that this class will meet on Mon / Wed 3:00 - 4:20 only. There will not be a third weekly session.

Division of Languages and Literature

LIT 121 - First Year Fiction Workshop

New Schedule: Mon / Wed time to be announced

LIT 308 - Major American Poets

CRN: 10033 Prof. Ben LaFarge

New Schedule: Tu / Th 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Olin 301

LIT 3104 - Modern Tragedy

CRN: 10034 Prof. Ben LaFarge

New Schedule: Mon/Wed 8:30 am - 9:50 am Olin 309

FREN 305 - Contemporary French Thought

CRN: 10056 Prof. Marina van Zuylen

New Schedule: Thur 5:00 pm - 7:20 pm LC 208

Division of Social Studies

ECON 101 - Intro to Macroeconomics

CRN: 10102 Prof. Rania Antonopoulos

New Schedule: Mon/Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm LC 115

ECON 311 - Seminar in National Economic Policy

CRN: 10111 Prof. Dimitri Papadimitriou

New Schedule: Mon/Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm OLIN 301

ECON 222 - Development Economics

CRN: 10107 Prof. Ajit Zacharias

New Schedule: Mon/Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 115

PS 415 - Faustian Bargains and the Creation of the American World

CRN: 10142 Prof. James Chace

New Schedule: Wed 10:00 am - 12:20 pm ASP 302

REL 304 - Contemplative Traditions of Asia

CRN: 10152 Prof. Brad Clough / Richard Davis

Schedule: Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 208


This course specifically will investigate five meditation systems of major importance, selected from among the many varied, complex, and rich contemplative traditions that have developed in pursuit of spiritual liberation, throughout Asian history: 1) Raja Yoga and Vedantic Hinduism of India; 2)Theravada Buddhism of South and Southeast Asia; 3) Kashmiri Shaiva Hinduism of India; 4) Taoism of China; and 5) Zen Buddhism of East Asia. We will examine primary texts which provide each system with its philosophical underpinnings and practical techniques, and secondary studies which explore some of the ways in which these systems have manifested themselves in worldly pursuits, such as communal living, artistic expression, and political activism. In addition to the study of texts, this course, employing anthropological methods and principles of "participant observation," will include first-hand observation of and participation in these contemplative traditions, by way of class visits by master teachers from these traditions, and field trips to institutions where these systems are actively practiced.