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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

English: II. Intermediate

Prerequisite: open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with one unit of 100-level work or by permission of the associate chair. Students applying for permission to elect 200-level work must present samples of their writing to the associate chair. Freshmen with AP credit may elect 200-level work after consultation with the department and with the permission of the instructor. First-year students who have completed ENGL 101  may elect 200-level work with permission of the instructor. Intermediate writing courses are not open to Freshmen.

   •  ENGL 245 - Pride and Prejudice: British Literature from 1640-1745
   •  ENGL 246 - Sense and Sensibility: British Literature from 1745-1798
   •  ENGL 247 - Eighteenth-Century British Novels
   •  ENGL 248 - The Age of Romanticism, 1789-1832
   •  ENGL 249 - Victorian Literature: Culture and Anarchy
   •  ENGL 250 - Victorian Poets
   •  ENGL 251 - Topics in Black Literatures
   •  ENGL 252 - Writing the Diaspora: Verses/Versus
   •  ENGL 253 - Topics in American Literature
   •  ENGL 255 - Nineteenth-Century British Novels
   •  ENGL 256 - Modern British and Irish Novels
   •  ENGL 257 - The Novel in English after 1945
   •  ENGL 260 - Modern British Literature, 1901-1945
   •  ENGL 261 - Literatures of Ireland
   •  ENGL 262 - Postcolonial Literatures
   •  ENGL 265 - Selected Author
   •  ENGL 275 - Caribbean Discourse
   •  ENGL 277 - Crossings: Literature without Borders
   •  ENGL 280 - Modernism, Sexuality and Science, 1890-1950
   •  ENGL 281 - The Comics Course
   •  ENGL 290 - Field Work
   •  ENGL 298 - Independent Study

English: III. Advanced

Prerequisite: Open to Juniors and Seniors with 2 units of 200-level work in English, or by permission of the instructor.

   •  ENGL 300 - Senior Tutorial
   •  ENGL 302 - Adaptations
   •  ENGL 305 - Creative Writing Seminar
   •  ENGL 306 - Creative Writing Seminar
   •  ENGL 307 - Senior Creative Writing
   •  ENGL 315 - Studies in Performance
   •  ENGL 317 - Studies in Literary Theory
   •  ENGL 318 - Literary Studies in Gender and Sexuality
   •  ENGL 319 - Race and its Metaphors
   •  ENGL 320 - Studies in Literary Traditions
   •  ENGL 325 - Studies in Genre
   •  ENGL 326 - Challenging Ethnicity
   •  ENGL 328 - Literature of the American Renaissance
   •  ENGL 329 - American Literary Realism
   •  ENGL 330 - American Modernism
   •  ENGL 331 - Postmodern American Literature
   •  ENGL 340 - Studies in Medieval Literature
   •  ENGL 341 - Studies in the Renaissance
   •  ENGL 342 - Studies in Shakespeare
   •  ENGL 345 - Milton
   •  ENGL 350 - Studies in Eighteenth-century British Literature
   •  ENGL 351 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
   •  ENGL 352 - Romantic Poets: Rebels with a Cause
   •  ENGL 353 - Romantic Poets: Rebels with a Cause
   •  ENGL 355 - Modern Poets
   •  ENGL 356 - Contemporary Poets
   •  ENGL 357 - Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
   •  ENGL 362 - Text and Image
   •  ENGL 365 - Selected Author
   •  ENGL 370 - Transnational Literature
   •  ENGL 378 - Black Paris
   •  ENGL 380 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 381 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 382 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 383 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 384 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 385 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 386 - English Seminar
   •  ENGL 399 - Senior Independent Work

History: I. Introductory

   •  HIST 101 - Martin Luther King Jr.
   •  HIST 104 - Sex and Gender in India
   •  HIST 108 - International Human Rights
   •  HIST 116 - The Dark Ages
   •  HIST 117 - High Middle Ages, 950-1300
   •  HIST 122 - Encounters in Modern East Asia
   •  HIST 124 - Europe 1945
   •  HIST 125 - Infamy on Trial: Famous Trials in Early Modern Europe
   •  HIST 126 - Terrorism in Russia and Eurasia
   •  HIST 128 - Europe 1945 - Rethinking History
   •  HIST 132 - Globalization in Historical Perspective, 1850 to the Present
   •  HIST 141 - Tradition, History and the African Experience
   •  HIST 143 - Russia, Ukraine, and the Steppe
   •  HIST 151 - British History: James I (1603) to the Great War
   •  HIST 154 - Victorian Women
   •  HIST 159 - Blood and Faith: The St. Bartholomew's Massacre in Context
   •  HIST 160 - American Moments: Rediscovering U.S. History
   •  HIST 161 - Violent Economies: Rewriting the American West
   •  HIST 162 - Envisioning Latin America
   •  HIST 164 - Latin American History 'through the lens'
   •  HIST 174 - The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
   •  HIST 175 - Mandela: Race, Resistance and Renaissance in South Africa

History: II. Intermediate

The prerequisite for courses at the 200-level is ordinarily 1 unit in history.

   •  HIST 202 - Business and the State in East Asia
   •  HIST 208 - Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1945
   •  HIST 214 - The Roots of the Palestine-Israel Conflict
   •  HIST 216 - History of the Ancient Greeks
   •  HIST 217 - History of the Ancient Romans
   •  HIST 220 - Medieval and Renaissance Culture
   •  HIST 225 - Renaissance Italy
   •  HIST 226 - Northern Europe in the Renaissance, c. 1300-1550
   •  HIST 230 - From Tyranny to Terror: The Old Regime and the French Revolution
   •  HIST 231 - France and its “Others”
   •  HIST 232 - France/North Africa: from Corsairs to post-Colonialism
   •  HIST 235 - Ending Deadly Conflict
   •  HIST 236 - Germany, 1740-1918
   •  HIST 237 - Germany, 1918-1990
   •  HIST 242 - The Russian Empire to 1812
   •  HIST 243 - Russia and the Soviet Union, 1861-2000
   •  HIST 245 - Medicine, Health and Diseases in East Asia
 

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