128. Myth, Reason, Faith (I and II; 3, 0)
An introduction to the most significant works in the Western and Asian intellectual traditions, extending from ancient Mesopotamia through late medieval Europe and/or East Asia. Not open to students who have completed RESC 098 or a crosslisted equivalent. Seniors by permission only.
150. Art, Nature, Knowledge (I or II; 4, 0)
An interdisciplinary study of selected works in art, music, literature, science and philosophy from European Renaissance through the early 20th century. Crosslisted as ENGL 150.
215. Hebrew Bible and Modern Literature (AI or AII; 3, 0)
The course examines how materials from the Hebrew Bible are reworked in modern literature and culture, focusing on Hebrew and American traditions. Crosslisted as HEBR 215.
250. Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty (I; 3, 0)
An interdisciplinary study of major texts, figures, and concepts of the 20th century. Designed to follow HUMN 128 and HUMN 150. May be crosslisted as ENGL 230.
260. Introduction to Translation Studies (II; 3, 0)
An introduction to the history, theories, and development of the field of Translation Studies. Facility in one language other than English is strongly recommended. Crosslisted as EAST 205.
266. Chinese Philosophy (AI or AII; 3, 0)
Major philosophical schools of the classical age, Buddhist philosophy, Neo-Confucianism. Crosslisted as EAST 266 and PHIL 266. Prerequisite: PHIL 100 or permission of the instructor.
270. Methods of Interdisciplinary Study (II; 3, 0)
An introduction to the techniques and issues of interdisciplinary and comparative study, using both theoretical study and concrete examples. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
272. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (AI; 3, 0)
Comparative study investigating different cultures, historical epochs, narrative forms, media and traditions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
275. Greece and Turkey: East and West (S)
This course is based around a three-week summer study abroad experience in Greece and Turkey. Themes and materials will vary from year to year. Prerequisite: interview prior to admission. Crosslisted as CLAS 275 and ENGL 275.
290. Susquehanna Country (AI or AII; 2, 3)
Interdisciplinary studies in environment, philosophy, literature and communities of the Susquehanna region. Crosslisted as ENGL 225 and ENST 225.
301. Brain, Mind, Culture (I or II; 3, 0)
An interdisciplinary study of the intersections between the humanities and neuroscience in the history of thought and contemporary culture.
303. Buddhism in American Culture (I or II; 3, 0)
An examination of the transmission of Buddhism to the U.S., with focus on the literature and cultural impact of the writers of the Beat Generation. Prerequisite: RELI 200.
304. Narrative and Media (II; R; 3, 0)
A seminar featuring narrative in several forms and contexts of representation.
306. US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire (I; 3, 0)
Seminar on American literature between 1770-1861 with an emphasis on psychoanalytic approaches to literary and cultural study. Authors may include Brown, Sansay, Poe, and Melville. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENGL 306.
310. Dante and Milton (AI; 3, 0)
An intensive comparative study of Dante's Comedy and Milton's Paradise Lost as exemplars of medieval and late Renaissance understanding of human experience. May be crosslisted as ENGL 350.
319. Independent Study (I or II; R)
Individual project of study supervised by instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
320. History of Sexuality (I or II; 3, 0)
A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary examination of the signification of sexuality in literature, philosophy, scientific discourse, and the visual arts. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENGL 394 and WMST 325.
325. Dostoevsky and Tolstoy: Literary Philosophy (AI or AII; 3, 0)
An introduction to the major philosophical ideas of the great Russian writers Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. In English. Crosslisted as RUSS 325.
330. Studies in Autobiography (AII; 3, 0)
A critical, cross-cultural, and transhistorical examination of the "writing of the self." Readings from Augustine, Descartes, Nietzsche, Derrida, among others.
340. Seminar in Translation Studies (II; 3, 0)
Advanced seminar in the history, theory, and practice of translation, including investigation of the role of translation in intercultural communication and comparative studies. Prerequisite: facility in a language other than English.
350. Senior Thesis Workshop (I and II; R; 3, 0)
A colloquium on issues arising from the writing of a scholarly thesis. Prerequisites: senior status and permission of the instructor.
351. Honors Tutorial and Senior Thesis (I and II; 3, 0)
Independent study and research leading to the writing of a thesis as approved by the Honors Council.