Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Students should take this seminar early in their academic career.
Students should expect to be introduced to the following critical and scholarly topics:
• The reading and interpretation of verbal, visual, and musical texts.
• Essential research skills and tools for the arts and humanities in the digital age
• The development of associative thinking as the basis for interdisciplinary work
• The problems facing the humanities today
• The dissemination of information and knowledge in an electronic age
• The ethical dimensions of scholarship
• The necessity of multiple interpretations and translations of texts
• The model of translation as a new form of understanding texts and cultures
• The degree structure of the School of Arts & Humanities
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Active participation in the weekly seminar discussions; retracing the main thought developments of the assigned material to be presented during seminar sessions; writing weekly paragraphs on texts read for each seminar session; developing the contours of a major project from an interdisciplinary point of view; reports on scholarly resources for the study of the arts and humanities. Group projects are encouraged.