Seminars that Fulfill WAY-A-II

Aesthetic and Interpretive Inquiry

Every reflective person needs to confront the variety of cultural and artistic efforts to express and understand the human condition.  

Through the study of history, philosophy, literature, the arts, and other cultural practices, you will develop the analytic and interpretive skills to understand both concrete and abstract achievements of human cultures – thereby nurturing a deeper conception of your own place in the universe.

You’ll need to take two courses in Aesthetic and Interpretive Inquiry (A-II)

Course Titlesort descending Instructor Quarter Notes Fulfills:
Arts Immersion NYC. Photo by Toni Gauthier. Art in the Metropolis Jisha Menon
  • Spring
This seminar has a special application process and deadline. See bolded section on seminar page. WAY-A-II
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar
  • Autumn
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IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi
  • Spring
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1971 MGM Movie Ad, "Shaft" Starring Richard Roundtree. Published in Ebony magazine, July 1971, Vol. 26 No. 9, as licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0. https://www.flickr.com/photos/29069717@N02/12223582684. Black and White Relations in American Fiction and Film Christina Mesa
  • Winter
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"Crayones cera" by Jorge Barrios - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crayones_cera.jpg#/media/File:Crayones_cera.jpg Comparative Fictions of Ethnicity David Palumbo-Liu
  • Winter
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Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace Amy Freed
  • Autumn
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16403116793_f3631dcf14_z.jpq via Flickr Eight Great Archaeological Sites in Europe Michael Shanks
  • Winter
  • Spring
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Family Tree, 1585. Ahnentafel von Herzog Ludwig (1568-1593). Jakob Lederlein [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Family Trees: The Multigenerational Novel Austin Smith
  • Winter
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Portland Japanese Garden. By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA (Portland Japanese Garden) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Gardens and Sacred Space in Japan Michaela Mross
  • Autumn
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Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg
  • Autumn
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Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo by Matteo Maretto on Unsplash I Bet You Think You're Funny: A Workshop in Humor Edward Porter
  • Autumn
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Cropped Fresco Image. "Fresco showing a woman so-called Sappho holding writing implements, from Pompeii, Naples National Archaeological Museum (14842101892) restored" by Carole Raddato, P. Herden - https://www.flickr.com/photos/carolemage/14842101892/. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fresco_showing_a_woman_so-called_Sappho_holding_writing_implements,_from_Pompeii,_Naples_National_Archaeological_Museum_(14842101892)_restored.jpg#/media/File:Fresco_ Imagining Women: Writers in Print and in Person Valerie Miner
  • Autumn
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PSY performing ‘Gangnam Style’ at Seoul College, Seoul. Author: korea.net, Wikipedia. Kangnam Style: K-pop and the Globalization of Korean Soft Power Dafna Zur
  • Autumn
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T E Lawrence with Leonard Woolley, the archaeological director, with a Hittite slab on the excavation site at Carchemish near Aleppo, in 1912-1914. Imperial War Museum, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Archaeology and the Ancient Near East Alice Petty
  • Spring
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Woman in Ecstasy, 1911. By Ferdinand Hodler (Musees d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Modern "Meanings of Life": Aestheticism, Perfectionism, Ecstasy Mark Greif
  • Winter
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150401-3819.TIF by Linda Cicero via SALLIE Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey
  • Spring
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http://i.ytimg.com/vi/cabI_CzXGD4/maxresdefault.jpg    "Scene from the film "Obvious Child". FAIR USE: This image is a single frame from the 2014 film. No free or public domain images illustrating this film have been located, and the presence of this screenshot in this course description does not significantly impact the copyright holder's ability to profit from the original film. Image found at http://i.ytimg.com/vi/cabI_CzXGD4/maxresdefault.jpg." Perspectives on the Abortion Experience in Western Fiction Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
  • Spring
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Concrete walls at Lee Ufan Museum, the contemporary art museum in Kagawa prefecture, Japan. Tadao Ando and Lee U-Fan, Wikipedia Place: Making Space Now Thomas Beischer
  • Spring
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The art studio at San Quentin State Prison. Photograph by Peter Merts. Courtesy of San Quentin State Prison.  http://sfaq.us/2016/12/san-quentin-state-prisons-art-studio/ Prisons and Performance Janice Ross
  • Autumn
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Russia's Weird Classic: Nikolai Gogol Lazar Fleishman
  • Autumn
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Shakespeare and Performance in a Global Context Patricia Parker
  • Spring
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"ShrewKatePetrucio" by Smatprt - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ShrewKatePetrucio.jpg#/media/File:ShrewKatePetrucio.jpg Shakespeare, Playing, Gender Patricia Parker
  • Winter
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DSC_0775 by Daniel Hartwig via Flickr Sports Writing John Evans
  • Autumn
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Example of a translated text. Texts and Contexts: Spanish/English Literary Translation Workshop Cintia Santana
  • Winter
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By © Dietmar Rabich, rabich.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30517858 The American Road Trip Kai Carlson-Wee
  • Spring
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The Artist in Ancient Greek Society Jody Maxmin
  • Spring
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Detail of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde poster" by Chicago : National Prtg. & Engr. Co. - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3g08267. The Detective and the City Frederic Stout
  • Spring
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The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman
  • Winter
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Female Robot, 1964. Kiki Kogelnik [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Future Is Feminine Shannon Pufahl
  • Winter
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King Kong movie poster, Italian, Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The Missing Link Jessica Riskin
  • Winter
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breathless still shots of smoking jean seberg. By torbakhopper on Flickr. The New Wave: How the French Reinvented Cinema Cecile Alduy
  • Autumn
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by Toni Gauthier vis SALLIE,  ArtsImmersionNYC13-012.jpg Theatrical Wonders from Shakespeare to Mozart Blair Hoxby
  • Autumn
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Thinking about Photographs Terry Castle
  • Spring
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"Female bluegrass band" by JS North - Sweet By and By. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Women Making Music Heather Hadlock
  • Autumn
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