ENGL 322 - The 18th Century Novel
An examination of the novel as it gradually developed into a major literary genre.
The course considers the formative shorter fiction by Aphra Behn, Delariviere Manley,
Jane Barker, Daniel Defoe, Penelope Aubin, Eliza Haywood, Mary Davys, Elizabeth
Singer Rowe and the later more developed novels by Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding,
Laurence Sterne, Frances Sheridan, and Fanny Burney. Three hours. Offered alternate
years. Mr. Sheckels.
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ENGL 390 - Literary Criticism
Literary Criticism � An historically organized introduction to theoretical and practical
criticism, emphasizing the New Criticism and later twentieth-century approaches
to literature such as psychoanalytic, feminist, New Historical, and post-colonial
criticism and those rooted in the thoughts or Bakhtin and Foucault. Three hours.
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PHIL 363 - Social and Political Philosophy
A consideration of the justification of political authority, fundamental social
principles and the social policies that follow from them. Issues considered include:
anarchism and political authority, freedom, justice and equality, rights, as well
as such contemporary social controversies as reverse discrimination, free expression
and censorship, property rights, and social welfare. Prerequisite: One course in
philosophy (PHIL 212 recommended) or consent of instructor. Speaking intensive.
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PSYC 165 - Aggression
This course examines aggression, particularly human aggression, from an interdisciplinary
perspective. It analyzes the varieties, causes, and functions of aggressive behavior
from the perspectives of learning theory, psychodynamic theory, and social psychology
and from the biological perspectives of ethology and sociobiology. It also seeks
to identify means of preventing unwarranted or excessive aggression. Topics may
include dominance, territoriality, interspecific aggression, family abuse, community
violence, enemy images, war, and terrorism. (Same as IDIS 165). Three hours. Mr.
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PSYC 327 - Peace Psychology
As noted in the UNESCO Charter, war begins in the minds of people. By extension,
peace must also begin in the minds of people. This course will examine the psychological
processes that lead to war or peace, defined broadly to include not only the absence
of war but also the creation of an equitable, just, sustainable social order. The
course will challenge students to analyze the connections between individual and
systematic processes and to think in an informed, critical manner in regard to psychological
issues of peace. The course will examine topics such as positive and negative peace,
peacemaking and peace building, ethnic conflict, misperceptions in international
conflict, the psychology of negotiation and meditation, peace education, gender
and peace, psychology and human rights, peace activism, and mental health in global
context. Prerequisites: PSYC 200 and PSYC 300. Offered alternate years. Three hours.
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SOCI 215 - Introduction to Anthropology
This course is an introduction to physical and cultural anthropology, with an emphasis
on the diversity of cultures. The cultures studied range from preliterate to industrialized.
Three hours. Mr. London. Back to top
SOCI 241 - Racial and Cultural Minorities
This course presents the major concepts and methods developed for gaining insight
into dominant-minority relations. It considers the past and present positions of
ethnic and racial minorities in historical and cross-cultural perspective. Three
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SOCI 317 - Social Stratification
This course is an analysis of the structure and dynamics of systems of social stratification.
Within the framework of classical and contemporary theories of social stratification
(Marx, Weber, Pareto, Mills, and others), students consider the following topics:
patterns of wealth distribution, power and prestige, and the sociologist�s methods
of measuring these patterns; patterns of social mobility and change; the impact
of inequality on society; and the future of inequality in American society. Other
special topics may also be considered. Offered alternate years. Three hours. Mr.
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