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African American History: From Emancipation to the Present

The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the begi......read more

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The American Novel Since 1945

In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this per......read more

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The American Revolution

The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states......read more

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America's Unwritten Constitution

"America's Unwritten Constitution," (AUC) is the second of two new stand-alone courses, from Professor Ahkil Amar. The first course, "America's Written Constitution," (AWC) was comp......read more

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America's Written Constitution

"America's Written Constitution" is now being offered as the first of two new stand-alone courses. The second course, "America's Unwritten Constitution," will be offered in January 2......read more

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The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change

This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds,......read more

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Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are anal......read more

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Cervantes' Don Quixote

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The course facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain. Students are also expected to read four of Cervantes' E......read more

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The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of ......read more

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Constitutional Law

This course is designed to introduce you to one of the most important texts in human history--the United States Constitution. Why and how did this document come into existence in the......read more

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Dante in Translation

The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, ......read more

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Death

There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mor......read more

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The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000

Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of E......read more

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Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts

This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries. Particular issues a......read more

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Environmental Politics and Law

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air ......read more

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