ENGL 59700: Contemporary Black Feminist Literature

ENGL 59700: Contemporary Black Feminist Literature This course will provide an intense examination of recent literary works by black women along with various critical theories constructed about black women’s literature, beginning with the premise that black feminism...

HIST 59000: Women in America

HIST 59000: Women in America A survey of the history of women in America from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the changing status of women, social and cultural influences, movements for women’s rights, and women’s contributions to American society....

HIST 56800 Big History: From Big Bang to the Future

HIST 56800 Big History: From Big Bang to the Future In this “Big History” course, we will examine trends from over two hundred thousand years of Homo Sapiens’ evolution, drawing upon insights from many disciplines to piece together a cohesive...

HIST 55200: Colonial America

HIST 55200: Colonial America As an upper level course, this class seeks to introduce students to major schools of thought (and the most well-known historians) regarding contact, colonization, and social life in the North American colonies. Students will selectively...

ENGL 59100: Introduction to Composition Theory

ENGL 59100: Introduction to Composition Theory A survey of major contemporary theories, pedagogies, and practices across the field often referred to as Composition or Writing Studies. While attention will be paid to the historical development of this field, our...

HIST 57300: The Long Nineteenth Century

HIST 57300: The Long Nineteenth Century The graduate course investigates American history between the 1790s and the outbreak of World War One, and its broader connections to world political, economic, and cultural influences. Students will also gain a...

ENGL 59600: Black and Jewish American Literature and Film

ENGL 59600: Black and Jewish American Literature and Film Why a course on Black and Jewish American lit and film? The fact that we are living in an era of Black Lives Matter uprisings and rising anti-semitism makes a deeper understanding of these racial and ethnic...

ENGL 54300: Shakespeare in Critical Context

ENGL 54300: Shakespeare in Critical Context “Shakespeare’s Woman Project” combines an introduction to Shakespeare, feminism, and queer theory with a more general introduction to the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and literary culture, and a hypothesis...