Perspectives

Perspectives Course Listings

Students may choose from the following courses to satisfy a given Perspective within a specific curriculum.

Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Seminars 

Full Course List

Aesthetics

  • DA 203 - Perspectives in World Dance
  • MU 137 - Listening to Music
  • MU 201 - History of Music: European
  • MU 202 - History of Music: American
  • MU 203 - Perspectives in World Music
  • MU 239 - History of Jazz
  • MU 256 - Deconstructing 20th-Century Art Music
  • MU 304 - History of the American Musical
  • MU 413 - Seminar in Music History and Culture 
  • TH 203 - Perspectives in World Theatre
  • TH 204 - Theatre into Film
  • TH 205 - Dress Codes: American Clothes in the 20th Century
  • TH 315 - Topics in Contemporary Theatre
  • VM 105 - Introduction to Visual Arts
  • VM 203 - History of Photography: 19th Century to the 1970's
  • VM 205 - History of Photography: 1970 to the Present
  • VM 210 - History of Renaissance and Baroque
  • VM 211 - History of 18th- and 19th-Century Art in Europe and North America
  • VM 212 - History of Modern Art in Europe and North America
  • VM 213 - History of Art After World War II
  • VM 214 - History of East Asian Arts
  • VM 215 - History of South Asian Arts
  • VM 368 - Topics in Art History and Digital Photography (offered at Kasteel Well only)

Global Diversity

  • CC 203 - Intercultural Communication
  • CC 204 - Communication and Cultural Identity in a Global Perspective: The Netherlands
  • CC 290 - Communication and Cultural Immersion: Paris, France
  • DA 203 - Perspectives in World Dance
  • HI 200 - Contemporary World History
  • HI 201 - Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in Popular History
  • HI 204 - Islam in the World HI 240 Topics in World History
  • HI 227 - Radical Women in Contemporary World History
  • HI 310 - Demystifying Revolutionaries: Race, Imperialism, and Transformative Change in Latin America
  • HI 340 - Advanced Topics in World History
  • IN 203 - Post-Colonial Cultures
  • IN 208 - Rainbow Nation? Race, Class, and Culture in South Africa
  • IN 209 - Women Warriors of Latin America
  • IN 210 - Topics in Global Studies
  • IN 211 - Africana Thought and Practice
  • IN 213 - Introduction to Global Studies
  • IN 235 - The Arab Uprisings: A Social History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • IN 236 - Global Revolts and the Crisis of Neoliberalism
  • IN 301 - Post-Colonial Cinema
  • IN 304 - Encountering Africa on Page and Screen
  • IN 307 - Gender, Sexuality, and the Middle East
  • IN 318 - Worldwide Underground: Hip Hop As Resistance Around the Globe
  • IN 321 - Asian/Pacific Rim Film and Literature
  • IN 322 - Food and Globalization
  • IN 325 - Space, Race, and Power
  • IN 335 - 500 Years of Globalization
  • IN 351 - Global Social Movements and Radical Social Thought
  • IN 360 - Visual Art, Theatre, and Culture in Barcelona, Spain
  • IN 361 - Global Media Literacy: Information and Activism Across Borders, Across Cultures, Across Divides
  • IN 370 - Advanced Topics in Global Studies
  • IN 421 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: Fanon
  • LI 211 - Topics in Global Literature
  • LI 213 - Latin American Literature and Cinema
  • LI 310 - Advanced Topics in Latin American Literature
  • LI 311 - Topics in Global Literature
  • LI 324 - Latin American Short Fiction
  • LI 381 - Global Literatures
  • LI 396 - International Women Writers
  • LI 423 - Topics in Global Literature
  • LI 424 - Imagining the Caribbean
  • MU 203 - Perspectives in World Music
  • PL 220 - International Politics
  • PL 222 - Human Rights
  • PL 230 - The U.S. and Latin America
  • PL 322 - Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation
  • PL 410 - Collective Action and Identity Politics
  • RL 115 - Islamic Ways of Life
  • SO 305 - Religion and Globalization
  • TH 203 - Perspectives in World Theatre
  • VM 214 - History of East Asian Arts
  • VM 215 - History of South Asian Arts
  • VM 280 - Global Media
  • VM 301 - Post-Colonial Cinema
  • VM 311 - Latin American Cinema
  • VM 418 - Transnational Asian Cinemas

U.S. Diversity

  • CD 153 - Disability and the Media
  • CD 193 - Introduction to Communication Disorders: Diversity and Difference
  • HI 203 - Social Movements in the U.S.
  • HI 211 - African American History
  • HS 102 - First-Year Honors Seminar II (honors students only)
  • IN 200 - Feminisms
  • IN 211 - Africana Thought and Practice
  • IN 223 - Blacks, Whites, and Blues
  • IN 230 - Evolution of Queer Identity
  • IN 239 - Introduction to Latinx Studies
  • IN 310 - Gender, Sexuality, and the American Music Industry
  • IN 316 - The War on Drugs
  • IN 319 - Feminist Cultural Theory
  • IN 327 - REEL Race: In and Out of Hollywood
  • IN 339 - The Latinx Body and Power
  • IN 406 - Queer Dreams
  • IN 423 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: DuBois
  • LI 208 - Race and Resistance in U.S. Literatures
  • LI 209 - Topics in U.S. Multicultural Literature
  • LI 210 - American Women Writers
  • LI 212 - Black Revolutionary Thought
  • LI 214 - U.S. Latinx Literature
  • LI 215 - Slavery and Freedom
  • LI 309 - Topics in U.S. Multicultural Literature
  • LI 312 - Harlem Renaissance
  • LI 361 - Native American Literature
  • LI 362 - Topics in U.S. Latinx Literature
  • LI 382 - African American Literature
  • LI 481 - Topics in African American Literature
  • MU 239 - History of Jazz
  • PL 332 - Civil Rights
  • PS 306 - Psychology of Prejudice
  • SO 200 - Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts
  • TH 313 - African American Theatre and Culture
  • TH 404 - U.S. Theatre and Performance
  • VM 307 - Communication Ethics and Cultural Diversity
  • VM 309 - REEL Race: In and Out of Hollywood

Ethics & Values

  • HS 202 - Sophomore Honors Seminar II (honors students only)
  • PH 105 - Introduction to Ethics
  • PH 110 - Ethics and Justice
  • PH 200 - Contemporary Ethics
  • PH 203 - Special Topics in Ethics or Value Theory
  • PH 204 - Environmental Ethics
  • PH 205 - Virtues, Vices, and Temptations
  • PH 206 - Free Will, Responsibility, and Agency
  • PH 210 - Narrative Ethics
  • PH 212 - The Ethics of Eating
  • PH 215 - Political Philosophy
  • PH 220 - On Friendship
  • PH 221 - How to be Human
  • PH 300 - Special Topics in Philosophy
  • PH 303 - Citizenship as Civic Engagement
  • PH 305 - Great Philosophers
  • PH 306 - Liberal Politics and Religion
  • PH 307 - Genesis
  • PH 308 - Moral Sentiments
  • RL 115 - Islamic Ways of Life
  • RL 116 - Christian Ways of Life
  • RL 117 - Jewish Ways of Life
  • RL 210 - Topics in Religion
  • RL 310 - Advanced Topics in Religion

Literary

  • CC 264 - Oral Presentation of Literature
  • HS 102 - First-Year Honors Seminar II (honors students only)
  • LI 201 - Literary Foundations
  • LI 202 - U.S./American Literatures
  • LI 203 - Literatures in English
  • LI 204 - Topics in Literature
  • LI 208 - Race and Resistance in U.S. Literatures
  • LI 209 - Topics in U.S. Multicultural Literature
  • LI 210 - American Women Writers
  • LI 211 - Topics in Global Literature
  • LI 212 - Black Revolutionary Thought
  • LI 213 - Latin American Literature and Cinema
  • LI 214 - U.S. Latinx Literature
  • LI 215 - Slavery and Freedom
  • LI 216 - Literature of the Gothic
  • LI 217 - Literature, Culture, and the Environment

History & Politics

  • HI 200 - Contemporary World History
  • HI 201 - Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in Popular History
  • HI 203 - Social Movements in the U.S.
  • HI 204 - Islam in the World
  • HI 208 - Europe in Wartime: Conflicts of the 20th Century
  • HI 211 - African American History
  • HI 214 - Topics in U.S. History
  • HI 235 - History of the United States
  • HI 240 - Topics in World History
  • HI 310 - Demystifying Revolutionaries: Race, Imperialism, and Transformative Change in Latin America
  • HI 340 - Advanced Topics in World History
  • PL 220 - International Politics
  • PL 222 - Human Rights
  • PL 225 - U.S. Government and Politics
  • PL 230 - The United States and Latin America
  • PL 240 - Communication, Politics, and Law
  • PL 250 - Special Topics in Political Science
  • PL 310 - Collective Action and Identity Politics
  • PL 322 - Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation
  • PL 332 - Civil Rights
  • PL 333 - The First Amendment

Scientific

  • HS 201 - Sophomore Honors Seminar I (honors students only)
  • SC 210 - Human Health and Disease
  • SC 211 - Food and Nutrition
  • SC 212 - Evolution of Human Nature
  • SC 213 - The Brain and Behavior
  • SC 214 - Plagues and Pandemics
  • SC 215 - Personal Genetics and Identity
  • SC 216 - DNA and Society
  • SC 220 - Energy and Sustainability
  • SC 221 - Meteorology
  • SC 222 - Earth Science: Natural Disasters
  • SC 223 - Climate Change
  • SC 224 - Ecology and Conservation
  • SC 225 - The Science and Politics of Water
  • SC 226 - Plants and People
  • SC 232 - Physics of Everyday Life
  • SC 290 - Topics in Science
  • SC 291 - Topics in Human Biology and Health
  • SC 292 - Topics in Environmental Science

Social & Psychological

  • CC 214 - Mental Health, Media, and Public Policy
  • CD 153 - Disability and the Media
  • CD 201 - Language Acquisition
  • EC 203 - Principles of Economics
  • EC 204 - Cultural Economics
  • EC 205 - History of Economics Through Film
  • EC 210 - Topics in Economics
  • EC 310 - Internet Economics and Digital Media
  • EC 311 - Hollywood Economics
  • EC 410 - Common Pool Resources
  • PS 101 - Introductory Psychology
  • PS 200 - Social Psychology
  • PS 201 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PS 202 - Developmental Psychology
  • PS 203 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PS 210 - Topics in Psychology
  • PS 301 - Personal Growth and Adjustment
  • PS 306 - Psychology of Prejudice
  • PS 307 - Psychology of Relationships
  • PS 340 - Narratives of Disorder
  • PS 380 - Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • SO 150 - Principles of Sociology/Anthropology
  • SO 180 - Culture and Power
  • SO 200 - Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts
  • SO 208 - Visual Society
  • SO 210 - Topics in Sociology/Anthropology
  • SO 212 - Sociology of Emotions
  • SO 221 - Gender in a Global Perspective
  • SO 222 - Humor and Society
  • SO 305 - Religion and Globalization
  • SO 310 - Advanced Topics in Sociology/Anthropology
  • SO 321 - The Culture of Money: Markets and Morals
  • SO 360 - Sociology of Insiders and Outsiders

Quantitative Reasoning

  • MT 102 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning
  • MT 105 - Mathematics of Media, Music, and Art
  • MT 106 - Business Mathematics
  • MT 207 - Statistics
  • MT 210 - Topics in Math

World Languages

  • CD 162 - American Sign Language I
  • CD 208 - American Sign Language II
  • CD 309 - American Sign Language III
  • CD 409 - American Sign Language IV
  • LF 101 - Elementary French I
  • LF 102 - Elementary French II
  • LF 201 - Intermediate French I
  • LF 202 - Intermediate French II
  • LS 101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • LS 102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • LS 201 - Intermediate Spanish
  • LS 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

Seminar List — Interdisciplinary

First-Year Courses

  • IN 108 - Love and Eroticism
  • IN 110 - Culture, the Arts, and Social Change
  • IN 117 - Women Artists in Cultural Contexts
  • IN 120 - The Science and Psychology of Survival
  • IN 123 - First-Year Seminar Topics
  • IN 123 - Top: Ethics & Communication
  • IN 123 - Top: Literature of Photography
  • IN 126 - Extreme Situations
  • IN 135 - Ways of Seeing
  • IN 146 - Making Monsters
  • IN 150 - Creativity in Context
  • IN 152 - Cultural Constructions of Identity
  • IN 154 - Power and Privilege
  • IN 155 - Post-Racial America?

Upper-Level Courses

  • IN 200 - Feminisms
  • IN 203 - Post-Colonial Cultures
  • IN 206 - Introduction to Digital Media & Culture
  • IN 208 - Rainbow Nation? Race, Class, and Culture in South Africa
  • IN 209 - Women Warriors of Latin America
  • IN 210 - Topics in Global Studies
  • IN 211 - Africana Thought and Practice
  • IN 212 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • IN 213 - Introduction to Global Studies
  • IN 214 - Topics in Gender Studies
  • IN 216 - Topics in Digital Media & Culture
  • IN 223 - Blacks, Whites, and Blues
  • IN 224 - Souls for Sale: The Sales Effort, from Snake Oil to Dividual Selves
  • IN 227 - Topics in Psychoanalysis As Cultural Criticism
  • IN 230 - Evolution of Queer Identity: History, Literature, and Theory
  • IN 234 - Topics in Environmental Studies
  • IN 235 - The Arab Uprisings: A Social History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • IN 236 - Global Revolts and the Crisis of Neoliberalism
  • IN 301 - Post-Colonial Cinema
  • IN 303 - Poetry and Song
  • IN 304 - Encountering Africa on Page and Screen
  • IN 307 - Gender, Sexuality, and the Middle East
  • IN 310 - Gender, Sexuality, and the American Music Industry
  • IN 315 - Advanced Topics in Psychoanalysis As Cultural Criticism
  • IN 316 - The War on Drugs
  • IN 317 - Special Topics in Health and Society
  • IN 318 - Worldwide Underground: Hip Hop as Resistance Around the Globe
  • IN 319 - Feminist Cultural Theory
  • IN 321 - Asian/Pacific Rim Film and Literature
  • IN 322 - Food and Globalization
  • IN 323 - Global Cities
  • IN 324 - Visual Ethnography
  • IN 325 - Space, Race, and Power
  • IN 326 - Too Thick to Navigate: The Ecology and Economics of Rivers
  • IN 327 - REEL Race: In and Out of Hollywood
  • IN 333 - Power and Public Spheres
  • IN 334 - Code: Culture and Practice
  • IN 335 - 500 Years of Globalization
  • IN 336 - It's Not Paranoia if They're Really After You
  • IN 346 - ACT (Action for Community Transformation) Leadership Seminar (1 non-tuition credit)
  • IN 350 - Sexual Outcasts and Uncommon Desires
  • IN 351 - Global Social Movements and Radical Social Thought
  • IN 352 - Sex, Society and Health
  • IN 353 - Topics in Peace and Social Justice
  • IN 360 - Visual Art, Theatre, and Culture in Barcelona, Spain
  • IN 361 - Global Media Literacy: Information and Activism Across Borders, Across Cultures, Across Divides
  • IN 370 - Advanced Topics in Global Studies
  • IN 374 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • IN 402 - Living Art in Real Space: Multidisciplinary Art and the Collaborative Process
  • IN 403 - The Shock of the Old: Representations and Renaissance Culture
  • IN 406 - Queer Dreams: Politics, Culture, and Difference
  • IN 410 - Digital Media and Culture Lab
  • IN 411 - Civic Media in Action
  • IN 420 - Topics in Key Contemporary Thinkers
  • IN 421 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: Fanon
  • IN 422 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: Marx
  • IN 423 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: DuBois
  • IN 424 - Key Contemporary Thinkers: Freud
  • IN 498​ - Directed Study