Courses

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.

Fall 2014

Social Justice Traditions: 1960s to Occupy Wall Street

This course explored how progressive and radical activists adjusted their theories and strategies after the 60s as the country became more conservative in the 1970s and 1980s.

A historical study of the civil rights, antiwar, counter-culture, and feminist initiatives of the 1960s. This course will explore how progressive and radical activists adjusted their theories and strategies after the 60s as the country became more conservative in the 1970s and 1980s. Making use of movement documents, documentary films, and a variety of other sources, the course traces the development of LGBTQ, ecological, and economic justice initiatives up to the present day.

  • Course Number: HISTH216A01
  • Taught By: Andrew Cornell
  • Department: Independent College Programs/History
  • Location: Stokes 102
  • Meeting Times: TTH 10-11:30am
  • Fulfills: SO III

Time After Time: Temporality in Film and Continental Philosophy

This course will examine how film and philosophy deal with problems of time and temporality in the contemporary era--including metaphysical, physical, ethical and political time. Films such as Memento, Terminator and 2001 are read alongside works by Heidegger, Bergson, Freud, Arendt, Benjamin, etc.

Limited to 25. Prerequisites: PEAC 101 or 201, or consent of instructor.

  • Course Number: PEACH297A01
  • Taught By: Roy Ben-Shai
  • Department: Independent College Programs/Peace, Justice and Human Rights
  • Location: Stokes 102
  • Meeting Times: MW 2:30-4:00pm
  • Fulfills: HU III

Introduction to Documentary Video Production

The craft and theory of documentary video production. The basics, including use of HD digital cameras, lighting and sound techniques, and nonlinear video editing, culminating in the completion of short documentaries during the semester. Attendance at weekly documentary screenings is required, Thurs 7:00-9:30pm.

Limited to 15. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.

  • Course Number: ICPR243
  • Taught By: Vicky Funari
  • Department: Independent College Programs
  • Location: Stokes 106
  • Meeting Times: W 1:30-4:00pm; film screenings TH 7-9:30pm (Chase Auditorium)
  • Fulfills: HU II