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:
Ida B. Wells and family, still from youtube video African American Women's Lives Allyson Hobbs
  • Winter
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The interior of a spaceship with purple and white lighting. After 2001: A 21st Century Science Fiction Odyssey Melissa Stevenson
  • Spring
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A pink flamingo head with a blurred out flamingo behind it Animal Archives: History Beyond the Human Alison Grace Laurence
  • Spring
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Kingfisher. Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash Animal Poems Denise Gigante
  • Spring
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Arts Immersion NYC. Photo by Toni Gauthier. Art in the Metropolis Jean Ma
  • Spring
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IDT_MG_2121b via Flickr Behind the Big Drums: Exploring Taiko Stephen Sano, Linda Uyechi
  • Spring
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Person holding sign that says "no justice, no peace." Being Reasonable Krista Lawlor
  • Spring
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Poster for Marvel film, Black Panther. Black Panther, Hamilton, Díaz, and Other Wondrous Lives Jose Saldivar
  • Autumn
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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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Movie still of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967), directed by Mike Nichols. Coming-of-Age Movies Karla Oeler
  • Spring
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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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Cicero Denounces Catiline, Wikipedia. Eloquence Personified: How To Speak Like Cicero Christopher Krebs
  • Winter
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Family Tree, 1585. Ahnentafel von Herzog Ludwig (1568-1593). Jakob Lederlein [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Family Trees: The Intergenerational Novel Austin Smith
  • Winter
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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
FEMGEN/CSRE 188Q meets online and has space available, but is not open for self-enrollment in Axes because PWR1/Writing 1 is a prereq. If you are eligible and interested in enrolling, please email the instructor, Prof Valerie Miner, at vminer@stanford.edu. WAY-A-II, WAY-ED, Write-2
Photo of Ballet 22 dancer. Photo by Genevieve Parker. Intersectionality and the Politics of Ballet Janice Ross
  • Winter
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It's the Freakiest Show: David Bowie's Intertextual Imagination Tiffany Naiman
  • Spring
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Photo of the Pump Rooms in Bath, England, often mentioned in Jane Austen novels. Jane Austen's Fiction Alex Woloch
  • Autumn
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Concrete sculpture of angel with broken wing in Germany Love and Death Patrick Phillips
  • Winter
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Portrait of Mark Twain ca. 1905 owned by the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Mark Twain and American Culture Shelley Fisher Fishkin
  • Autumn
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Outside of the Broadway theater for Hamilton. Performing America: The Broadway Musical Thomas Grey
  • Spring
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White and black busts dating to antiquity, on display in a museum. Race, Blackness, Antiquity Sarah Derbew
  • Spring
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Religion in Anime and Manga Michaela Mross
  • Winter
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Russia's Weird Classic: Nikolai Gogol Lazar Fleishman
  • Autumn
SLAVIC 77Q will meet Online Synchronously in Autumn Quarter. WAY-A-II
Cover of Dicken's Bleak House overlaid with a photo of a production sign for the television series, The Wire. Serial Storytelling Michaela Bronstein
  • 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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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
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Photo of the Stanford women's volleyball team Sports Writing John Evans
  • Autumn
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Example of a translated text. Texts and Contexts: Spanish/English Literary Translation Workshop Cintia Santana
  • Autumn
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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
  • Autumn
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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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Funeral pyres by a river in India. The Good Death Anna Bigelow
  • Autumn
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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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In the Blue by A bloke called Jerm via Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharkbait/2992242065/in/photolist-5yq2jr-a6t1s2-6KTebx-9isr32-9ifn8P-4op1Ns-iJypH4-iMckeZ-iMcoxx-iMe9qQ-oUsBnT-iJAmwj-pcPmKt-iMckfR-iMcket-iQ1f1g-iQ32Wm-iQ39QS-iQ32RG-iMgmuN-8uY4yL-6mjQ7D-4op1WW-a5Z57G-fEpKoj-a5Z57A-a6t1rB-a6SnYG-a6t1s6-ATNmR-eJckgX-bcE9tv-9Gy5Bb-fChLQ2-ooBGVC-fCzmU7-a7cuq1-egijS5-eFXPSD-6moVsh-fCzmUd-6moWCs-6moXoo-6jeCks-6moVTu-6moXHW-6mjPPz-85HS9y-a6SnYj-5A2Th4 Views of a Changing Sea: Literature and Science William Gilly
  • Winter
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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
  • Winter
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215823385_15a8b0cbbb_o via Flickr Zionism and the Novel Russell Berman
  • Spring
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