BARD COLLEGE

SPRING 2001 COURSE LIST ADDENDUM

CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION

Registration cards will be distributed as follows:

See separate announcements for information on January intersession classes and First-Year Seminars.

Please be advised that

Additional cross-listings:

IA 342 / PHOT Poetry & Photography of the American Civil War is cross-listed with American Studies.

PHIL 399 Kierkegaard and REL 109 Religious Ethics and Modern Moral Issues are cross-listed with Theology.


ESL COURSE

ESL 100 will meet on Monday 10:30-12:30

DIVISION OF THE ARTS

NEW COURSE:

CRN

12541

 

 

Course No.

ARTH / CS 554

Title

Between East and West/Between Past and Future: Central European Art around the Wall

Professor

Piotr Piotrowski

Schedule

Wed 10:00 am - 12:30 pm CCS

The seminar aims at a discussion of contemporary art and culture in Central Europe. The art of the last decades will be seen not as an autonomous production, but as a complex issue involving political and social contexts produced by a sort of a shadow of the wall which still divides West and East, even if the wall itself physically has fallen down. Particular experiences of some Central European countries as well as a more general perspective on the region will be discussed in the seminar. The discussions will enable us to re/construct the main topic of the course, which is the question of the presence/absence of Central European culture between West and East, and between Past and Future. Students will be encouraged to participate in the proposed discussions using their own cultural background, intellectual experience, and knowledge. A textbook with selected articles related to the issues will be provided. Those texts, written by scholars and artist, writers and historians, will serve as a basis of the seminar, and a field for the exchange of opinions. This graduate seminar is open for limited enrollment by undergraduates. Undergraduate prerequisites: junior or senior status, permission of the instructor, and approval of the student's academic adviser. Interested undergraduates should call Letitia Smith at the CCS (ext. 7598). The first meeting of the seminar is Tuesday, January 30.

NEW COURSE:

CRN

12542

 

 

Course No.

ARTH / CS 588

Title

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art

Professor

Michael Brenson & Ivo Mesquita

Schedule

Mon 10:00 am - 12:30 pm CCS

The first half of the seminar will focus on three of the defining artistic spectacles of the last decade, in which contemporary art and artists were, in effect, footballs that politicians and the media kicked around any way they wished. We will begin with the traumatic battles in 1989 triggered by the now-notorious photographs by Andres Serrano and Robert Mapplethorpe that were included in publicly funded exhibitions. We will end with the brouhaha in 1999 over "Sensation: Young British Artists in the Saatchi Collection," an exhibition in which the Brooklyn Museum of Art bent over backwards to accommodate an influential collector of contemporary art driven by his own marketing interests and a powerful nationalistic agenda. The second half of the seminar will bring another perspective to the issues already approached. Taking curatorial practice as the reference, this part of the course will enlarge the preceding debates and bring the discussion into the international arena, presenting similar controversies in biennials and other international events. New forms of nationalism within internationalism and globalization, curatorial possibilities, institutional models, and the globalized culture are a few topics to be addressed. This seminar is open to juniors or seniors; they need not be majors in art history. Permission of the instructor is required. Contact Letitia Smith at the CCS (ext. 7598).

CLASS CANCELLATION: ARTH 371, Cross-Cultural Encounters will not be offered.

NEW COURSE:

CRN

12511

 

 

Course No.

FILM 214 C

Title

Topics in the History of Cinema: History of Yiddish Cinema

Professor

Adolfas Mekas

Schedule

Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PRE

From silent Yiddish slapstick shorts to the golden age of Yiddish theatre-cinema in Vilnius and Warsaw. The seminar will consist of viewing selected Yiddish cinema from 1907 until the end of WW-II, assigned private screenings of additional films, assigned reading and class discussions. Knowledge of Yiddish is good, but not required (most of the films shown will have English sub-titles). Two papers.

NEW DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE:

CRN

12145

 

 

Course No.

FILM 375

Title

Autobiographical Cinema

Professor

Adolfas Mekas

Schedule

Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PRE

This seminar/workshop will review the history of autobiographical, biographical, diary and other personal cinema. Weekly screenings of selected films/videos. Each student will produce at least one work in the spirit of this class. This course fulfills Major Conference requirement for Film/Video majors. Open to non-majors.

LOCATION CORRECTION:

The Workshop in Classical Guitar will meet in Blum Hall.

SCHEDULE CHANGE:

CRN

12386

 

 

Course No.

PHOT 203 B

Title

Color Photography

Professor

Barbara Ess

Schedule

Fri 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CLASS CANCELLATION:

PHOT 316 - Art & the Uses of Photography will not be offered.

SCHEDULE CORRECTION:

CRN

12254

 

 

Course No.

THTR 208

Title

Playwrighting II

Professor

Chiori Miyagawa

Schedule

Tu 12:30 pm - 2:50 pm

DIVISION OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

The Monday 11:00-12:00 session of Italian Immersion will meet in Olin 107.

CLASS CANCELLATION:

JAPN 223 - Gender, Sexuality & Japanese Romance will not be offered, replaced by:

CRN

12543

 

 

Course No.

JAPN 201

Title

Intermediate Japanese

Professor

Gustav Haldt

Schedule

To be arranged

This course is intended for students who have completed Japanese 102 or have an equivalent background in basic Japanese grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis is on developing reading skills and strategies, along with discussion and brief writing exercises. Materials will be chosen to suit students interests in a variety of fields, including history, literature, and contemporary social issues.

NEW SCHEDULE:

CRN

12128

 

 

Course No.

SPAN 202 B

Title

Intermediate Spanish II

Professor

Carmen Garcia-Rasilla

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm LC 115

DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

NEW SCHEDULE:

CRN

12265

 

 

Course No.

BIO 206

Title

Evolution

Professor

Robert Cutler

Schedule

Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HDR 101A

SUBSTITUTION: CHEM 311 is cancelled, replaced by:

CRN

12170

 

 

Course No.

CHEM 405

Title

Theoretical Organic Chemistry

Professor

Hilton Weiss

Schedule

Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201

An introduction to the theory and use of molecular orbital

calculations. Huckel calculations will be stressed and results will be applied to study the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Particular attention will be directed to orbital symmetry and frontier orbital theory. Depending upon student interests, advanced calculations may also be considered. Other advanced topics may include electronic spectroscopy, photochemistry, and molecular mechanics.

Prerequisites: Chem 201-202, Physics 101-102.

DIVISION OF SOCIAL STUDIES

NEW DESCRIPTION:

CRN

12303

 

 

Course No.

SST 224

Title

Ideology and Media

Professor

Joel Kovel

Schedule

Mon Wed 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 202

The media play an immense role in our society, and shape our lives in ways undreamt of only a few generations ago. This course has a twofold purpose--to learn how the press, television, advertising, etc, are structured to serve the purposes of power and social control; and to teach students to become "media literate." Thus roughly half the time will be spent in studying readings about the various ideological functions of the media, while the other half will be spent in learning interpretative skills that can enable students to develop an active as against a passive role in relation to the media. To this end, the last few sessions will be devoted to the theme of resistance to the media and the making of an alternative media.