100 Level Courses:
ARCH/ARTH 152: History of Art and Architecture II
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I
HIST 104: Western Civilization II (1550 C.E. - Present)
200 Level Courses:
ARCH/ARTH 254: History of Modern Architecture
ENGL 202: British Literature II: Nineteenth Century Through the Present
HIST 245: Europe in the Twentieth Century
HNRS 202: Western Cultures II
LLIT 250: Introduction to European Studies
RELG 202: Religions of the World: Middle Eastern
300: Level Courses:
ARTH 350: Modern Art
ENGL 330: Dangerous Liaisons: French Literature in Translation
FREN 302: French Culture and Civilization
FREN 320: France Today: Who Are the French?
FREN 344: Commercial French
FREN 352: Introduction to French Literature II
GERM 323, 324: Major German Authors
GERM 390: Selected Topics
HIST 312: Islam and the West
HIST 321: Women in European History
HIST 360: Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
HIST 375: Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIST 390: Selected Topics in Political Science
MUSC 322: History of Music II
PHIL 314: History of Philosophy IV: Contemporary European
PLSC 312: Islam and the West
PLSC 354: European Politics
PLSC 380: Western Political Thought
PLSC 390: Selected Topics in Political Science
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
SPAN 308: Spain Now: Contemporary Spanish Culture
SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
400 Level Courses:
ARCH 418: Global Studio
ARCH 426: Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures
ARCH 456: Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy
ECON 461: International Economics
FREN 441, 442: Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature
FREN 464: Genre Study: French Poetry
FREN 465: Genre Study: French Drama
FREN 466: Genre Study: French Prose
FREN 493: Senior Seminar
FREN 494: Senior Seminar: French Literature
LLIT 493: Senior Seminar
SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature
ARCH 152 History of Art and Architecture II. 3 hours.
An analytical survey of western traditions in art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present, including such periods and styles as Baroque, Neoclassical, Romanticism, Modern and Contemporary. Analysis of these traditions develops an awareness of non-western traditions. Same as ARTH 152.
GEOG 109 World Regional Geography I. 3 hours.
Introduction to culture, natural resources and modern geographical problems facing the realms of the Americas, Europe and Southwest Asia/North Africa.
HIST 104 Western Civilization II (1550 C.E. to Present). 3 hours.
A survey of the peoples who have contributed to building the body of ideas and institutions of the Western tradition from 1550 to the present; exploration of the complex, historical journey from the time of Absolutism through the period of Enlightenment and onto the era of new ideologies and revolutions, total conflicts and eventual emergence
of the new global environment.
ARCH 254 History of Modern Architecture. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ARCH 151, ARCH 152.
An introduction to the history of modern architecture, from its intellectual and artistic origins in the nineteenth century through the present day. Special emphasis is placed on the consideration of modernism in architecture not just as a narrowly defined stylistic movement, but also as a broader cultural phenomenon through which architects engage a changing world. Same as ARTH 254. Offered
ENGL 202 British Literature II: Nineteenth Century through the Present. 3 hours.
This course introduces students to major writings from the past 200 years of British writing, with particular attention to close-reading and appreciation. The course often pursues a single theme, genre or motif through the readings.
HIST 245 Europe in the Twentieth Century. 3 hours.
A study of major developments in twentieth century Europe: World War I, the rise of fascism and communism, the Depression, World War II, cold war, the collapse of communism, contemporary issues; a brief survey of the late nineteenth century precursors to these events. Offered occasionally.
HNRS 202 Western Culture II. 3 hours.
This course is similar to HNRS 201 but will deal with subjects in the time periods from the Middle Ages to the present.
LLIT 250 Introduction to European Studies. 3 hours.
The course introduces students to various forms of European identity, as well as the post-War political/economic structures and social/cultural developments that relate to these.
LLIT 493: Senior Seminar. 3 hours.
This course represents the culminating step for students pursuing the minor in Modern European Studies. Students revisit topics and themes from Introduction to European Studies, particularly as these pertain to the academic interests of the students.
RELG 202 Religions of the World: Middle Eastern. 3 hours.
A comparative study of the major ideas of those religions most directly related to and influencing the West: Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
ARTH 350 Modern Art. 3 hours.
An in-depth examination of art from the Romantic period (circa 1800) to the emergence of the Modern Period (1850) and through the twentieth century to 1990.
ENGL 330 Dangerous Liaisons: French Literature in Translation. 3 hours.
A survey of French writers such as Chrétien de Troyes, Molière, Balzac, Flaubert, Camus, Sartre, Maryse Condé and an investigation of literary movements: courtly romance, classicism, the enlightenment, realism, romanticism, symbolism, existentialism and postcolonial discourse. The course is conducted in English; no previous
knowledge of a foreign language is necessary. Same as FREN 330.
FREN 302 French Culture and Civilization. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. A study of the history, geography, art, music, philosophy and government of the Francophonic countries. Further development of audio skills emphasized.
FREN 320 France Today: Who Are the French? 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. This course will explore various facets of contemporary French culture and place them in a broad historical context. The course is designed to help students understand the forces that have shaped and continue to shape French culture and France's position globally.
FREN 344 Commercial French. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. A technical study of language for business purposes with particular emphasis on commercial correspondence.
FREN 352 Introduction to French Literature II. 3 hours each.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. French literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Major literary works of this period are read and discussed in French from a critical perspective.
GERM 323 Major German Authors. 3 hours.
Study of representative German authors conducted in German.
GERM 390: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.
HIST 312 Islam and the West. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GLST 201. Examination of the historical, cultural, religious, economic and political interactions between the Western and Islamic worlds. Focuses on the place of Muslims in Europe, especially questions the identity and politics. Offered occasionally as a study abroad course. Same as PLSC 312.
HIST 321 Women in European History. 3 hours.
Exploration of the lives and voices of European women throughout history and the ideologies that Western society has projected concerning women. Offered fall of even numbered years.
HIST 360 Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GLST 201. Study of the historical development of modern political Islam from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics include Islamic sectarianism, religious minorities and the state in the Middle East and debate on the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy. Offered spring of even-numbered years. Same as PLSC 360.
HIST 375 Arab-Israeli Conflict. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GLST 201. An in-depth examination of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing its historical, political, cultural and religious roots; the course also uses the Arab-Israeli conflict to address broad issues of international conflict and conflict resolution. Offered fall of even-numbered years. Same as PLSC 375.
HIST 390: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.
MUSC 321, 322 History of Music I and II. 3 hours each semester.
Prerequisite: MUSC 118. A survey of the history and literature of music from Greco-Roman times to the present. Emphasis upon the study of musical forms and styles against the background of historic, artistic and cultural developments.
PHIL 314 History of Philosophy IV: Contemporary European. 3 hours.
A study of the most prominent types of philosophy and their influence in contemporary Europe. The course begins with Nietzsche, Husserl and Heidegger, and works through the reaction to their work in Critical Theory, Derrida, Foucault, Levinas and others. The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the philosophical issues and the impact of philosophy on European culture.
PLSC 312 Islam and the West. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GLST 201. Examination of the historical, cultural, religious, economic and political interactions between the Western and Islamic worlds. Focuses on the place of Muslims in Europe, especially questions of identity and politics. Offered occasionally as a study abroad course. Same as HIST 312.
PLSC 354 European Politics. 3 hours.
Examination of political and popular culture and its impact on democratic societies in the twenty-first century. Detailed discussions of the political cultures and structures of western Europe. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years.
PLSC 380 Western Political Thought. 3 hours.
Examination of political ideas representative of selected periods and political philosophies from the ancient world to modern times. Offered spring semester.
PLSC 390: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.
SPAN 302 The Culture of Spain. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301. A study of the culture of Spain, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of
daily life. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.
SPAN 308 Spain Now: Contemporary Spanish Culture. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 202. A study of contemporary Spanish culture including such subjects as health care, politics, economics, foreign policy, education and the arts. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.
SPAN 312 The Literature of Spain. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301. Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spain with emphasis on the Golden Age and the twentieth century.
ARCH 418 Architectural Design VII: Global Studio. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ARCH 315. Co-requisite: ARCH 426, 456.
An interdisciplinary studio organized and taught in collaboration with the city of Volos, Greece. The studio applies the lessons of GLST 301 Global Futures to the future of the region and proposes solutions to local and regional problems. It studies issues of globalization within the context of developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the European Union. It offers opportunities for architectural design and planning, art and art history, philosophy and religion, history and political science, business and economic components, and environmental science.
ARCH 426 Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GLST 201. Co-requisite: ARCH 418, ARCH 456. Students will apply cultural theories from GLST 201 Global Awareness and Cultural Diversity to disciplined observation of the diversity of practices, rituals, habits and artistic productions
of the peoples of the Mediterranean as the crossroads between Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
ARCH 456 Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy. 3 hours.
Co-requisite: ARCH 418, ARCH 426. This course examines Greece as a place of major significance in the consciousness of Western Civilization and the social cultural forces that have shaped its artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.
ECON 461 International Economics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. (ECON 311 is recommended, but not required.) Basic theory and problems of international trade. Monetary and exchange problems in relations between countries. The gold standard and managed paper currencies.
FREN 441 Advanced Studies: French Language and Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. Special topics on rotation including history
of France, translation, individual author study, literary movements or periods.
FREN 464 Genre Study: French Poetry. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. A survey of French poetry from Guillaume to Marcelin Pleynet, considering diction, imagery, rhythm and structure.
FREN 465 Genre Study: French Drama. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. A study of French drama from the medieval period to the present from such authors as Moliere, Racine, Hugo, Sartre, Ionesco and Beckett.
FREN 466 Genre Study: French Prose. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202. A study of representative French novels, short stories and essays from such authors as Madame de LaFayette, Prevost, Stendhal and Gide.
FREN 493 Senior Seminar. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202.
FREN 494 Senior Seminar: French Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: FREN 202.
SPAN 412 Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301. Special topics on rotation, such as Cervantes, other individual authors, literary movements and genre studies.