Courses on Offer Fall 2021

FRH 216A. Dr. Guillaume Coly – Studies in French and Francophone Literature and Culture

Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-12:15 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Study of the ways in which various aspects of French and Francophone cultures appear in different literary genres over certain periods of time. Emphasis is placed on reading and discussion of selected representative texts. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (CD)

HST 268A. Dr. Nate Plageman – African History to 1870

Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-12:15 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Overview of African history prior to the establishment of European colonial rule, covering the period from the 4th century until 1870. Focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and uses case studies in various regions. (CD)

MUS 109A. Dr. Elizabeth Anne Clendinning – Introduction to the Music of World Cultures

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00-9:50 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Survey of music in selected societies around the world. Topics will be selected from the following areas of concentration: India, East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, western Europe, Latin America, and vernacular music of the U.S. (including jazz). May not count toward the majors or minor in music. Meets concurrently with MUS 209. Credit cannot be received for both MUS 109 and 209. (CD,D)

POL 252A. Dr. Lina Benabdallah – Postcolonial International Relations

Tuesdays from 5:00-7:30 in TBD for 3 credit hours

An intensive study of one of more major problems of contemporary international politics. Course may be retaken for credit if topic varies.

POL 257A. Dr. Lina Benabdallah – Politics of International Development

Tuesday/Thursday from 2:00-3:15 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Examines why some nations develop at a quite fast pace while others – even when rich in natural resources – don’t. Explores the impact of colonial history, state-formation, civil conflicts, governance issues, and rising powers on economic growth and development.

POL 266A. Dr. Sarah K. Lischer – Modern Civil Wars

Monday/Wednesday from 2:00-3:15 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Examines and assesses competing theories of civil wars, including economic, ethnic, religious, and ideological explanations. It also addresses dilemmas raised by civil war such as the spread of HIV/AIDS, the proliferation of private security companies, and the abuse of humanitarian aid.

REL 110A. Dr. Kimberly Wortman – Introduction to Islamic Traditions

Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00-10:45 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Examination of the origins and development of Islam. Attention is given to the formation of Islamic faith and practice. (CD,D)

REL 110B. Dr. Kimberly Wortman – Introduction to Islamic Traditions

Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-12:15 in TBD for 3 credit hours

Examination of the origins and development of Islam. Attention is given to the formation of Islamic faith and practice. (CD,D)