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:
Kingfisher. Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash Animal Poems: The Fascination of What's Different Denise Gigante
  • Spring
WAY-A-II
Batman, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Day 36/365: Yes, I see the musical notes! by Giovanni Orlando via Flickr Beethoven Stephen Hinton
  • Winter
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IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi
  • Spring
WAY-A-II
Person holding sign that says "no justice, no peace." Being Reasonable Krista Lawlor
  • Winter
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Character Esther Yu
  • Autumn
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Winnie-the-Pooh chapter "Christopher Robin leads an expedition". Google art project. Public Domain Childish Enthusiasms and Perishable Manias Scott Bukatman
  • Autumn
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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
  • Summer
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED, Write-2
Magazine cover of Edward Snowden embracing the American flag. Documentary Film: Telling It Like It Is? Jan Krawitz
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II
Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace Amy Freed
  • Summer
WAY-A-II
16403116793_f3631dcf14_z.jpq via Flickr Eight Great Archaeological Sites in Europe Michael Shanks
  • Winter
  • Spring
WAY-A-II, Write-2
Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre. By Raymon Sutedjo-The [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Family Drama: American Plays about Families Margaret Phelan
  • Spring
WAY-A-II
Howard Zinn and the Quest for Historical Truth Sam Wineburg
  • Winter
WAY-A-II
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
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED, Write-2
1209 Loves Labours Lost [Adams]-92 by Devon Christopher Adams via Flickr Law and Drama Branislav Jakovljevic
  • Summer
WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
storm swirling Listening to Climate Change Kirsten Paige
  • Winter
WAY-A-II
Concrete sculpture of angel with broken wing in Germany Love and Death Patrick Phillips
  • Winter
WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Mixed-Race Politics and Culture Michele Elam
  • Autumn
Mixed-Race Politics and Culture (English 52N/AFRICAAM 52N) is certified for WAY-AII and WAY-ED only (not WAY-SI). WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Other People's Words: Folklore and Literature Gabriella Safran
  • Spring
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150401-3819.TIF by Linda Cicero via SALLIE Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey
  • Spring
WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Photo of writer, Audre Lorde. Reading and Writing the Gendered Story Valerie Miner
  • Winter
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED, Write-2
Russia's Weird Classic: Nikolai Gogol Lazar Fleishman
  • Summer
Effective August 24--Slavic 77Q will NOT be offered in Autumn Quarter. Russia's Weird Classic: Nikolai Gogol will be offered in Summer Quarter only. WAY-A-II
Shakespeare and Performance in a Global Context Patricia Parker
  • Spring
WAY-A-II
"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
WAY-A-II
Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes: Mural "El Hombre en la encrucijada" ( 1934 ) by Diego Rivera (part). By Wolfgang Sauber [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Socialism vs. Capitalism: Russian and American Writers’ Responses Yuliya Ilchuk
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Photo of the Stanford women's volleyball team Sports Writing John Evans
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
Example of a translated text. Texts and Contexts: Spanish/English Literary Translation Workshop Cintia Santana
  • Autumn
Updated weekly schedule - Monday Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm, remote synchronous. Newly cross-listed with Comparative Literature (look for COMPLIT 111Q)! WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
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
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II
The Feminist Critique: The History and Politics of Gender Equality Estelle Freedman
  • Autumn
New class schedule effective August 21--Monday Wednesday, 1:00pm-2:20pm. WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
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
  • Summer
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Great Expectations frontispiece The Literature of Adoption Margaret Phelan
  • Autumn
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King Kong movie poster, Italian, Flickr. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The Missing Link Jessica Riskin
  • 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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215823385_15a8b0cbbb_o via Flickr Zionism and the Novel Russell Berman
  • Autumn
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED, Write-2