Society for the Humanities (SHUM)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

SHUM 1100

This lecture course introduces students to the History of Art as a global and interdisciplinary field. Team-taught by a selection of professors from the department, in collaboration with members of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 1100

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16140SHUM 1100  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17857SHUM 1100  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17858SHUM 1100  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17859SHUM 1100  DIS 203

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17860SHUM 1100  DIS 204

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 1615

Ancient Rome was a village the size of Ithaca that grew into a world empire. In this course students will be introduced to some of its literature, art, and famous personalities in the classical period ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 1615

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16139SHUM 1615  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fontaine, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 1900

The path to global citizenship begins with a facility for navigating cultural difference. How might we engage with communities, whether here in Ithaca or across the globe, whose pasts and present understandings ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 1900

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16148SHUM 1900  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Villenas, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 2008

This course analyses autobiographical writings by authors who experienced settler colonialism, forced removals, and historical erasure. The course is intended to help answer questions around voice, indigeneity, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2008ENGL 2908NES 2008

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18979SHUM 2008  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2101

This interdisciplinary course (with an emphasis in anthropology) will introduce students to the multiple routes/roots, lived experiences, and imagined worlds of South Asians who have traveled to various ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 2100ANTHR 2410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16106SHUM 2101  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Munasinghe, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2220

This seminar will explore some of the major political and cultural trends in the United States,  from the era of the Democratic New Dealer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, through the era of the conservative Republican, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2220HIST 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19086SHUM 2220  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 2437

How do humans organize production, distribution, exchange, and consumption? What social, political, environmental, and religious values underlie different forms of economic organization? And how do they ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2437

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17948SHUM 2437  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Welker, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 2455

Bioethics is the study of ethical questions raised by advances in the medical field.  Questions we'll discuss will include:  Is it morally permissible to advance a patient's death, at his or her request, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2455STS 2451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16141SHUM 2455  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Markovits, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16142SHUM 2455  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16143SHUM 2455  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2650

This course will introduce students to the African American literary tradition. Through aesthetic and contextual approaches, we will consider how African American life and culture has defined and constituted ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2650ASRC 2650ENGL 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16878SHUM 2650  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2711

With megacities, long-distance trade, and fluid identities, the Roman empire can seem uncannily close to our modern world. This course adopts a thematic approach to explore whether this is a valid parallel, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2711ARTH 2711CLASS 2711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17292SHUM 2711  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2750

This seminar offers an introduction to the humanities by exploring the historical, cultural, social and political themes. Students will explore themes in critical dialogue with a range of texts and media ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2751

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: 9/11 and Its Afterlives

  •  8446SHUM 2750  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference will be given to students accepted into the Humanities Scholars Program.

SHUM 2754

This course examines Near East's rich and diverse literary heritage. We will read a selection of influential and wondrous texts from ancient to modern times, spanning geographically from the Iberian peninsula ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2754JWST 2754NES 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18033SHUM 2754  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3010

When sugar "was king," that is, when it was valued in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as we might value petroleum today, European nations went to war in order to possess the sugar producing islands ... view course details

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  • 18431SHUM 3010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 3434

This course offers undergraduates a unique approach to exploring the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad in Central New York. It is an experiential course that includes visits to specific known ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3434ASRC 3434

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17418SHUM 3434  SEM 101

    • T
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 3475

This course addresses central debates in the philosophy of legal punishment. We will analyze the leading theories of punishment, including the familiar retributivist and deterrent alternatives, as well ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3475PHIL 6475

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17176SHUM 3475  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Yost, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3520

This course will offer an overview of theoretical and historical responses to bodily and cognitive difference.  What was the status of people with (dis)abilities in the past, when they were called monsters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 3520FREN 3520

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17136SHUM 3520  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Long, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4661

This course draws on feminist, queer, and crip theories; animal studies; disability studies; indigenous studies; and environmental studies to examine anthropocentrism and various forms of violence that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18045SHUM 4661  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 4662

Using creative technology (documentary film, augmented reality, DJ'ing) as a mode of storytelling, students will engage in collaboration, design, and towards a transmedia installation, including visual ... view course details

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  • 18142SHUM 4662  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 4663

What does it mean to consider something a failure? What happens when a movement or campaign never quite gets off the ground, never got the traction they wanted, when a dream never comes to fruition? This ... view course details

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  • 18085SHUM 4663  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 4664

This seminar examines the development and transformation of Muslim funerary landscapes in the Indian subcontinent from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. It explores the relationship between sepulchral ... view course details

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  • 18134SHUM 4664  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 4665

This course asks how Renaissance lyric poetry (including Petrarch, Labé, Ronsard, Shakespeare, Wroth) negotiates questions of gender through poetic innovation and, just as often, through the use of poetic ... view course details

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  • 18112SHUM 4665  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 4750

This course is designed to support seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program working on their capstone projects. The course aligns with the following HSP learning goals: 1. Creating a cohort of humanities ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 19076SHUM 4750  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment is restricted to seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 19114SHUM 4750  SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment is restricted to seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 19115SHUM 4750  SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment is restricted to seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program.

SHUM 4803

Within the long roiling and much-heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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  • 19024SHUM 4803  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pelliccia, H

      Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6661

This course draws on feminist, queer, and crip theories; animal studies; disability studies; indigenous studies; and environmental studies to examine anthropocentrism and various forms of violence that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18047SHUM 6661  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 6662

Using creative technology (documentary film, augmented reality, DJ'ing) as a mode of storytelling, students will engage in collaboration, design, and towards a transmedia installation, including visual ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18146SHUM 6662  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 6663

What does it mean to consider something a failure? What happens when a movement or campaign never quite gets off the ground, never got the traction they wanted, when a dream never comes to fruition? This ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18091SHUM 6663  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 6664

This seminar examines the development and transformation of Muslim funerary landscapes in the Indian subcontinent from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. It explores the relationship between sepulchral ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18138SHUM 6664  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 6665

This course asks how Renaissance lyric poetry (including Petrarch, Labé, Ronsard, Shakespeare, Wroth) negotiates questions of gender through poetic innovation and, just as often, through the use of poetic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18118SHUM 6665  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

SHUM 6803

Within the long roiling and much-heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19025SHUM 6803  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pelliccia, H

      Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person