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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

American Studies: Core Courses

   •  AMST 297 - Readings in American Studies
   •  AMST 298 - Independent Study
   •  AMST 338 - German-American Encounters since WW I
   •  AMST 352 - Indigenous Literatures of the Americas
   •  AMST 365 - Racial Borderlands
   •  AMST 366 - Art and Activism in the United States
   •  AMST 381 - Ideas, Sound, and Story: Podcast Production
   •  AMST 382 - Documenting America
   •  AMST 383 - Indigenous New York
   •  AMST 384 - Native Religions/Americas
   •  AMST 386 - Baseball and American Society
   •  AMST 387 - On Campus
   •  AMST 389 - From the Natural History Museum to Ecotourism:The Collection of Nature
   •  AMST 399 - Senior Independent Work

American Studies: Electives

   •  AMST 213 - American Music
   •  AMST 214 - History of American Jazz
   •  AMST 217 - Studies in Popular Music
   •  AMST 218 - Spiritual Seekers in American History & Culture 1880-2008
   •  AMST 235 - The Civil Rights Movement in the United States
   •  AMST 249 - Encounter and Exchange: American Art from 1565 to 1865
   •  AMST 251 - Modern America: Visual Culture from the Civil War to WWII
   •  AMST 257 - Reorienting America: Asians in American History and Society
   •  AMST 275 - Race and Ethnicity in America
   •  AMST 356 - Contemporary American Poets
   •  AMST 367 - Artists' Books from the Women's Studio Workshop
   •  AMST 380 - Art, War, and Social Change

Anthropology: I. Introductory

   •  ANTH 100 - Archaeology
   •  ANTH 120 - Human Origins
   •  ANTH 140 - Cultural Anthropology
   •  ANTH 150 - Linguistics and Anthropology
   •  ANTH 170 - Topics in Anthropology

Anthropology: II. Intermediate

   •  ANTH 201 - Anthropological Theory
   •  ANTH 225 - Anthropology of Islam
   •  ANTH 231 - Topics in Archaeology
   •  ANTH 232 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTH 235 - Area Studies in Archaeology
   •  ANTH 240 - Cultural Localities
   •  ANTH 241 - The Caribbean
   •  ANTH 243 - Mesoamerican Worlds
   •  ANTH 244 - Indian Ocean
   •  ANTH 245 - The Ethnographer's Craft
   •  ANTH 247 - Modern Social Theory: Classical Traditions
   •  ANTH 250 - Language, Culture, and Society
   •  ANTH 255 - Language, Gender, and Media
   •  ANTH 259 - Soundscapes: Anthropology of Music
   •  ANTH 260 - Current Themes in Anthropological Theory and Method
   •  ANTH 262 - Anthropological Approaches to Myth, Ritual and Symbol
   •  ANTH 263 - Anthropology Goes to the Movies: Film, Video, and Ethnography
   •  ANTH 266 - Indigenous and Oppositional Media
   •  ANTH 268 - Religion, Repression, and Resistance in Latin America
   •  ANTH 290 - Field Work
   •  ANTH 297 - Reading Course in Archaeological Field Methods
   •  ANTH 298 - Independent Work

Anthropology: III. Advanced

   •  ANTH 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  ANTH 301 - Senior Seminar
   •  ANTH 305 - Topics in Advanced Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTH 331 - Topics in Archaeological Theory and Method
   •  ANTH 351 - Language and Expressive Culture
   •  ANTH 352 - Indigenous Literatures of the Americas
   •  ANTH 360 - Problems in Cultural Analysis
   •  ANTH 363 - Nations, Globalization, and Post-Coloniality
   •  ANTH 364 - Travelers and Tourists
   •  ANTH 365 - Imagining Asia and the Island Pacific
   •  ANTH 382 - Methods in Participatory Action Research
   •  ANTH 384 - Native Religions of the Americas
   •  ANTH 389 - Identities and Historical Consciousness in Latin America
   •  ANTH 399 - Senior Independent Work

Art: I. Introductory

   •  ART 105 - Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture
   •  ART 106 - Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture
   •  ART 125 - The Sound of Space: Intersecting Acoustics, Architecture and Music
   •  ART 160 - Art and Social Change in the United States
   •  ART 170 - Introduction to Architectural History
   •  ART 190 - Considering the Sense of Sight

Art: II. Intermediate

   •  ART 210 - Art, Myth, and Society in the Ancient Aegean
   •  ART 211 - Rome: The Art of Empire
   •  ART 215 - The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
   •  ART 218 - The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice
   •  ART 219 - The First Cities: The Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
   •  ART 220 - Cathedral, Castle, City, Cloister: the Architecture of the Middle Ages
   •  ART 221 - The Art of Faith: Sacred Objects of the Middle Ages
   •  ART 230 - Art in the Age of Van Eyck, Dürer and Bruegel
   •  ART 231 - The Golden Age of Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer
   •  ART 235 - The Rise of the Artist, from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci
   •  ART 236 - Art in the Age of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo
   •  ART 249 - Encounter and Exchange: American Art from 1565 to 1865
   •  ART 251 - Modern America: Visual Culture from the Civil War to WWII
   •  ART 254 - The Arts of Eastern, Southern, Central and Western Africa
   •  ART 256 - The Arts of China
   •  ART 258 - The Art of Zen in Japan
   •  ART 259 - Art, Politics and Cultural Identity in East Asia
   •  ART 262 - Art and Revolution in Europe, 1789-1848
   •  ART 263 - Painters of Modern Life: Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism
   •  ART 264 - The Metropolitan Avant-Gardes
   •  ART 265 - Modern Art and the Mass Media: the New Public Sphere
   •  ART 266 - Art, Urgency, and Everyday Life in the United States
   •  ART 268 - After 1968: the Activation of Art
   •  ART 270 - Renaissance Architecture
   •  ART 271 - Early Modern Architecture
   •  ART 272 - Buildings and Cities after the Industrial Revolution
   •  ART 273 - Modern Architecture and Beyond
 

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