The following courses are sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. You may also view our past course offerings.

Spring 2015

Anarchisms: Old and New

An inquiry into anarchist political thought and action from the 19th to the 21st century. We will study anarchist views on human nature, democracy, capitalism, feminism, imperialism, and ecology, comparing them with liberal and Marxist perspectives.

Prerequisite: One political science course or consent of the instructor. Cross-listed: Political Science, Independent College Programs.

  • Course Number: POLSH306B001
  • Taught By: Andrew Cornell
  • Department: Independent College Programs/History
  • Location: Stokes 102
  • Meeting Times: M 7:30pm-10:00pm
  • Enrollment Limit: 15

Affirmations of Life: Lucretius, Spinoza, and Nietzsche Through the Eyes of Gilles Deleuze

Reading Lucretius philosophical poem, On the Nature of Things, Spinoza Ethics, and Nietzsche Zarathustra, alongside interpretative essays by Deleuze, we will trace a distinctive, alternative trajectory in the history of philosophy, whose chief characteristic is an affirmative attitude to life.

Prerequisites: Any PEAC or PHIL course, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed: Peace, Justice and Human Rights/Independent College Programs. Lottery Preference: Peace Studies students Humanities (HU)

  • Course Number: PEACH314B001
  • Taught By: Roy Ben-Shai
  • Department: Independent College Programs/Peace, Justice and Human Rights
  • Location: Stokes 102
  • Meeting Times: M 1:30-4:00pm
  • Enrollment Limit: 15