General Education

GENED 1001. Stories from the End of the World

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Giovanni Bazzana
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 9:00-10:15AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 212765
  • Subject Area: Freshman Seminar

Humans seem to have always imagined the end of their world order. It appears that, without the “sense of an ending,” not only artistic production, but also individual and social lives cannot be made coherent and effective. Fantasizing about the apocalypse is something that many people in the US and almost everywhere else...

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GENED 1168. Tragedy Today

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Naomi Weiss
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: M, W
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 218233
  • Subject Area: General Education

“It’s a sad tale, it’s a tragedy / It’s a sad song…. We’re gonna sing it anyway.” So sings Hermes at the start of Hadestown, the hit broadway show that deals with capitalism, demagoguery, borders, and climate change. Based on the ancient artform of tragedy, this musical provokes its audiences to reflect on very modern...

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GENED 1068. The United States and China

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: William Kirby
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 9:00-10:15AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 217632
  • Subject Area: General Education

The United States and China are global economic and military powers. They have a rich history of commerce, friendship, alliance, and antagonism. Both countries have been shaped and re-shaped by the nature of their mutual relations. Their relationship is in crisis, the outcome of which will do much to define the...

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