Fall 2012 Sophomore Inquiry Topics

21 Jul

Hi all,
Here’s the current listing of our Fall 2012 Sophomore Inquiry (SINQ) classes:
Instructor: George Armantrout, PhD
Our main theme will be to examine the ideas of Justice and Law in ancient Greece from the time of Homer down to the time of Plato (ca. 750-380 BCE). To this end we will be reading and discussing a variety of ancient texts. We will also consider the role of the divine and the role of the state in these matters. Since context is important, we will also be looking at other issues such as status and gender. A central concern will be how perceptions of these matters change through time?

Instructor: Leslie W. Batchelder, Phd.
Seeing is Believing: Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
In this class we will examine visual culture of the Nineteenth century from photography, to advertising, to the experience of the built environment and urban cityscapes. We will discuss how artifacts of 19th century visual culture in turn helped to form and solidify modern European Identities.

Instructor: Tiffany Perala, PhD
This course focuses on the intersection of literature and culture at the Victorian fin de siecle. The aesthetic and decadent movements provided a philosophy for social reform, decorative and fine art, the proper aim of literature, sexual discourse, and experimental work that marked a decisive break from high-Victorian realism and moral instruction.

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