Society for the Humanities (SHUM)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022. Courses of Study 2022-2023 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 1100

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7298 SHUM 1100   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7753 SHUM 1100   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7754 SHUM 1100   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7755 SHUM 1100   DIS 203

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7756 SHUM 1100   DIS 204

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 1340

The proliferation of protest movements following the death of George Floyd in May 2020 has fostered a renewed interest in the connection between sounds and public expression of grievances. Globally, protesters ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 1340

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17110 SHUM 1340   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ndiaye, B

  • Instruction Mode: 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

  •  7297 SHUM 1615   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fontaine, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 1900

How might we engage with communities, whether here in Ithaca or across the globe, in our diverse histories, experiences, and perspectives? What structural forces shape inequalities and how do communities ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7303 SHUM 1900   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Villenas, S

  • 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

  •  7291 SHUM 2101   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Munasinghe, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2208

What is Southeast Asia? How does this faraway, "exotic," region intersect with our realities? This course introduces key questions in the study of Southeast Asia (which includes Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2208

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17206 SHUM 2208   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17207 SHUM 2208   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17208 SHUM 2208   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2437

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7802 SHUM 2437   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Welker, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18263 SHUM 2437   DIS 201

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18264 SHUM 2437   DIS 202

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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

  •  7299 SHUM 2455   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Markovits, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7300 SHUM 2455   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7301 SHUM 2455   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18342 SHUM 2455   DIS 203

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2542

Most people learn about Africa through the media.  However, media critics note that coverage is disproportionately skewed toward negative stories - poverty, war and corruption. While these factors are ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2542HIST 2542

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17356 SHUM 2542   LEC 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Byfield, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2650

This course will introduce students to African American literary traditions in the space that would become North America. From early freedom narratives and poetry to Hip-Hop and film, we will trace a range ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7345 SHUM 2650   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2750

These seminars offer an introduction to the humanities by exploring 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 2050

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: 9/11 and Its Afterlives

  •  7224 SHUM 2750   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Case of Climate Change

  • 17060 SHUM 2750   SEM 102

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Levine, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2754JWST 2754NES 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7852 SHUM 2754   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Starr, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3075

"Print Culture from the Medieval to the Modern" employs texts and images in the Kroch Rare Books Library and Johnson Museum of Art as a prism to consider how advances in printing technology transformed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 3075

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16616 SHUM 3075   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: 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 3434ASRC 6464

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7532 SHUM 3434   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3707

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  • 16811 SHUM 3707   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations and translations of this ancient Perso-Arabic text across literature, film, and popular culture, in the Middle East and in Europe. We will pay attention to the transmission of phobic tropes about female sexuality and miscegenation, or "interracial" sex as they manifest in various versions of 1001 Nights across time and space.

SHUM 3778

This course will help us understand how our ideas about free speech are shifting in an age of global information by surveying the history of censorship from the late 16th-century to the present day. In ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3778

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17026 SHUM 3778   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Kalas, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4040

Fictions of dictatorship, as termed by scholar Lucy Burns, denote both the narratives and spectacles produced by authoritarian governments and the performances, events, and cultural objects that work against ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16767 SHUM 4040   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Balance, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4200

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Uncovering the Underground Railroad

  • 18315 SHUM 4200   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sanft, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students will be expected to participate in occasional Saturday field days.

  • 18316 SHUM 4200   FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4540

This course a offers comparative political sociology of democratic and non-democratic institutions in the United States and beyond. Topics will include nationalism, fascism and populism. My focus will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4543SOC 4540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17914 SHUM 4540   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Berezin, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4673

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  • 18077 SHUM 4673   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4674

The dispossession of Indigenous nations by Europeans represents the foundation of the past five centuries of North American history. Yet the truth of that history remains cloaked behind various Western ... view course details

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  • 17550 SHUM 4674   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4675

How have epidemics and pandemics changed social worlds and created new futures? How is colonization political and microbial? What will it take to repair human-animal-environmental relations when they can ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17667 SHUM 4675   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4676

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  • 18117 SHUM 4676   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4750

This course is designed to support seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program working on their capstone projects. Students in the course will be guided in their project research and writing. The course ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8195 SHUM 4750   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Cain, M

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8200 SHUM 4750   SEM 102

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vachali, K

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

SHUM 6200

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Uncovering the Underground Railroad

  • 18324 SHUM 6200   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sanft, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students will be expected to participate in occasional Saturday field days.

  • 18325 SHUM 6200   FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6308

Design Justice Workshops bring students and faculty in the humanities and the design disciplines together around a common and pressing urban issue related to race, social justice, and the urban environment. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARCH 6318ARCH 6418ROMS 6310

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Community/Engagement: Methods for Critical Theory

  • 19241 SHUM 6308   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Pinkus, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6673

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  • 18112 SHUM 6673   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6674

The dispossession of Indigenous nations by Europeans represents the foundation of the past five centuries of North American history. Yet the truth of that history remains cloaked behind various Western ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17551 SHUM 6674   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6675

How have epidemics and pandemics changed social worlds and created new futures? How is colonization political and microbial? What will it take to repair human-animal-environmental relations when they can ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17673 SHUM 6675   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Parrenas, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6676

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Syllabi: none
  • 18123 SHUM 6676   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person