Society for the Humanities (SHUM)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

SHUM 2025

Apartheid was a brutal system of segregating every aspect of life for different racial groups in South Africa. This notorious system of racial oppression survived for four and a half decades before it ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2025HIST 2025

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20356 SHUM 2025   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Borah, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2240

This course combines (Afro)Latinx social dance forms with modern concert dance, related forms, and hip hop, including the histories of these dance forms, exploring new fusions across these genres without ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PE 1188PMA 2240VISST 2540

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17867 SHUM 2240   STU 501

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Aldape Munoz, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2241

In this course we will use the Game of Thrones series as a way of familiarizing ourselves with different tools of cultural analysis and approaches in literary theory (such as narratology, psychoanalysis, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2241

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19803 SHUM 2241   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Bachner, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2675

This class aims to approach the literature and culture of the Cold War as the birth of the present "Age of Information," as well as the origin of modern notions of privacy that are now being superseded. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2675ENGL 2675

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8257 SHUM 2675   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Braddock, J

  • 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: COML 2750ENGL 2950GOVT 2755

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Energy

  •  7958 SHUM 2750   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Pinkus, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference will be given to students in the Humanities Scholars Program. See the Humanities Scholars Program website for the specific description of SHUM 2750, SEM101, "Energy." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2750CLASS 2750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Afterlife of the Roman Landscape

  •  8040 SHUM 2750   SEM 102

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Tally-Schumacher, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference will be given to students in the Humanities Scholars Program. See the Humanities Scholars Program website for the specific description of SHUM 2750, SEM 102, "The Afterlife of the Roman Landscape." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2751ASRC 2750ENGL 2950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Environmental Justice in Upstate NY

  • 18094 SHUM 2750   SEM 103

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Reynolds, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference will be given to students in the Humanities Scholars Program. See the Humanities Scholars Program website for the specific description of SHUM 2750, SEM 103, "Environmental Justice in Upstate NY." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

SHUM 2812

An introduction to the history and theory of writing systems from cuneiform to the alphabet, historical and new writing media, and the complex relationship of writing technologies to human language and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  8364 SHUM 2812   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3120

Undergraduate seminar in Greek. Topics: Fall - Herodotus; Spring - Euripides, Alcestis. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GREEK 3120GREEK 5130

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Euripides, Alcestis

  • 17205 SHUM 3120   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3625

This course takes a critical perspective on the centrality of Paris to canonical narratives of modernity and modern art and architecture. We will look both at some of the defining art movements of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3625ARTH 6625

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20342 SHUM 3625   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3742

When an African and an African American meet, solidarity is presumed, but often friction is the result.  In this course, we will consider how Africans and African Americans see each other through literature.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3732ASRC 3742ENGL 3742

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8259 SHUM 3742   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ngugi, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3750

This course explores the practice, theory, and methodology of humanities research, critical analysis, and communication through writing and oral presentation. We will study the work and impact of humanists ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3950ASIAN 3375NES 3750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18090 SHUM 3750   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to students in the Humanities Scholars Program.

SHUM 4008

In recent years, scholars in Indigenous studies, Black studies, Asian American studies, Latinx studies, and Arab American studies have discussed variant dispossessions that influence their own cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4008ENGL 4928NES 4008

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19224 SHUM 4008   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ghanayem, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4508

For nearly a century before the first settlers arrived in the Americas, English writers created fictions of the so-called "New World." We'll begin the course by looking at these fantasies about the "new ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4708

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18988 SHUM 4508   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kalas, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4605

This course takes up literatures and arts of Black speculation in the broadest terms, from science fiction and fantasy to Afrofuturism and Afropunk to Phillis Wheatley's and Outkast's poetics. We'll give ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4603ASRC 4655ENGL 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17639 SHUM 4605   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4666

In this course, we will take an inter- and multidisciplinary approach that examines works of fiction, film, performance, and photography, as well as graffiti, souvenirs, and internet memes, to explore ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17879 SHUM 4666   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Troconis Gonzalez, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class will be taught in English.

SHUM 4667

Sonic Remains investigates how music/sound are mobilized to negotiate the passage of time, as well as how, by enduring and being retrieved through bodies, objects, and media formats, they challenge the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18042 SHUM 4667   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Zuazu Bermejo, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4668

This seminar will examine the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary for the identification and interpretation of archives through the lenses of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-diasporic afterlives. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18043 SHUM 4668   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Figueroa-Vasquez, Y

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4669

This course examines the history of policing in Black communities from its origins in slavery, through the Civil Rights/Black Power eras and the War on Drugs, to the present day. Specifically, it reveals ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18046 SHUM 4669   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexander, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4670

DNA has become a pervasive feature of our lives, and a critical object through which race and justice are imagined and contested. DNA shapes how we think about ancestral pasts, medical futures, identity, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18047 SHUM 4670   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Tamarkin, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4701

This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  8377 SHUM 4701   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Jaime, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4750

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18944 SHUM 4750   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Reynolds, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class is for seniors in the Humanities Scholars Program.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 20092 SHUM 4750   SEM 102

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Tally-Schumacher, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4800

This seminar will introduce students to the public humanities as both a disciplinary inquiry and a set of practices grounded in public and community engagement. It is intended to train cohorts of graduate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 6800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18788 SHUM 4800   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4866

It is a fundamental part of human activity to dress or cover one's body and environment. While the symbolic significance of such clothing has long been recognized, the activity of producing fabric itself ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 20072 SHUM 4866   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexandridis, A

      McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4916

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  8345 SHUM 4916   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Pan, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6356

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor sparked a global protest movement for social justice and against police brutality. Beyond the US, these events also fostered a stronger ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 7356

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19282 SHUM 6356   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ndiaye, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6666

In this course, we will take an inter- and multidisciplinary approach that examines works of fiction, film, performance, and photography, as well as graffiti, souvenirs, and internet memes, to explore ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18403 SHUM 6666   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Troconis Gonzalez, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class will be taught in English.

SHUM 6667

Sonic Remains investigates how music/sound are mobilized to negotiate the passage of time, as well as how, by enduring and being retrieved through bodies, objects, and media formats, they challenge the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18412 SHUM 6667   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Zuazu Bermejo, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6668

This seminar will examine the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary for the identification and interpretation of archives through the lenses of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-diasporic afterlives. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18417 SHUM 6668   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Figueroa-Vasquez, Y

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6669

This course examines the history of policing in Black communities from its origins in slavery, through the Civil Rights/Black Power eras and the War on Drugs, to the present day. Specifically, it reveals ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18421 SHUM 6669   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexander, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6670

DNA has become a pervasive feature of our lives, and a critical object through which race and justice are imagined and contested. DNA shapes how we think about ancestral pasts, medical futures, identity, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18477 SHUM 6670   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Tamarkin, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6800

This seminar will introduce students to the public humanities as both a disciplinary inquiry and a set of practices grounded in public and community engagement. It is intended to train cohorts of graduate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18786 SHUM 6800   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6819

Urban Justice Labs are innovative seminars designed to bring students into direct contact with complex questions about race and social justice within the context of American urban culture, architecture, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Seeing to Be in the Aftermath

  • 18644 SHUM 6819   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Van Clief-Stefanon, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person