Society for the Humanities (SHUM)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

SHUM 1802

This course seeks a fuller recounting of U.S. history by remapping what we understand as "America." We will examine traditional themes in the teaching of U.S. history—territorial expansion and empire, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17046 SHUM 1802   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 1930

By posing seemingly simple questions such as what is love and who has the right to love, this introductory-level lecture course surveys how love has been experienced and expressed from the pre-modern period ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 1193FGSS 1940HIST 1930LGBT 1940

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17176 SHUM 1930   LEC 001

    • MW Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ghosh, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17177 SHUM 1930   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17178 SHUM 1930   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17179 SHUM 1930   DIS 203

    • F White Hall B06
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17180 SHUM 1930   DIS 204

    • F White Hall 114
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17181 SHUM 1930   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17182 SHUM 1930   DIS 206

    • F White Hall B02
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2009

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. In addition to the more than two million people imprisoned under the criminal justice system, the U.S. government captures even more ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2009ENGL 2909GOVT 2006

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18401 SHUM 2009   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2244

The organ is an interdisciplinary wonder where mechanics, architecture, acoustics, religion, philosophy, literature, as well as the musical arts and sciences meet. This course uses the organ to explore ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 2244

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17725 SHUM 2244   LEC 001

    • MWF Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Richards, A

      Yearsley, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2350

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague to the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17010 SHUM 2350   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2354

This seminar examines some of the political and cultural visions of Africa and Africans held by African-American intellectuals and activists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2354ASRC 2354HIST 2354

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19271 SHUM 2354   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2460

Japanese pop culture—anime, manga, video games, music and more—has been a major phenomenon with massive worldwide popularity for the last three decades. In this course, we will explore a wide range of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2260FGSS 2260PMA 2460

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19174 SHUM 2460   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19497 SHUM 2460   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19498 SHUM 2460   DIS 202

    • F Malott Hall 207
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Campana, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2482

What does it mean to study humanity at a time when it has become a geological force? What is required of us as thinking subjects under the Anthropocene? In this course, we will argue that anthropologists ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2482

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19189 SHUM 2482   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 262
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ahmann, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2512

This course focuses on African American women in the 20th century. The experiences of black women will be examined from a social, practical, communal, and gendered perspective. Topics include the Club ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: AMST 2512ASRC 2512FGSS 2512HIST 2512

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19248 SHUM 2512   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Nunley, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19251 SHUM 2512   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19252 SHUM 2512   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2701

This course considers both music and digital games in light of their playability. It aims to provide students with critical frameworks for addressing the diverse roles played by music in digital games ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 2701

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17653 SHUM 2701   LEC 001

    • MWF Lincoln Hall B20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Moseley, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2703

From hieroglyphs to HTML, ancient poetry to audiotape, and Plato's cave to virtual reality, "Thinking Media" offers a multidisciplinary introduction to the most influential media formats of the last three ... view course details

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  • 19173 SHUM 2703   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2729

An introduction to the story of how human history from the earliest times through to the recent period interrelates with changing climate conditions on Earth. The course explores the whole expanse of human ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19185 SHUM 2729   LEC 001

  • 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: ENGL 2950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Subcultures and Archives

  •  6439 SHUM 2750   SEM 101

  • 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 101, "Subcultures and Archives." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Literature and Knowledge

  •  6450 SHUM 2750   SEM 102

  • 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, "Literature and Knowledge." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

SHUM 2792

In this course we will examine how we have come to narrate social, cultural, and political history in the United States, investigating the ways scholarly, curatorial, archival, and creative practices shape ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: AMST 2792HIST 2792

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17682 SHUM 2792   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17963 SHUM 2792   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17964 SHUM 2792   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17965 SHUM 2792   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17966 SHUM 2792   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 2805

Trade in and to Asia proved to be a key force in creating our modern "globalized" world.  The Indian Ocean and the China Seas converged on Southeast Asia, where a cosmopolitan array of ships from every ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2805ASIAN 2285VISST 2805

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19237 SHUM 2805   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •  6521 SHUM 2812   LEC 001

    • MWF Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kirk, A

  • 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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  • 17390 SHUM 3010   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3206

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3206ENGL 3606FGSS 3206

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17332 SHUM 3206   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3310

This course explores cultural representations of Afro-Asian intimacies and coalition in novels, songs, films, paintings, and poems. What affinities, loves and thefts, and tensions are present in cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17343 SHUM 3310   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Goffe, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  • 17344 SHUM 3310   SEM 102

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Goffe, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3325

Video games have become one of the major cultural forces of the world, far surpassing the size of the film and music industries combined. They have also been key to developments in digital culture and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3315

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19178 SHUM 3325   LEC 001

    • MW Statler Hall 453
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Campana, A

  • Instruction Mode: 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: LAW 6030PHIL 3475PHIL 6475

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17461 SHUM 3475   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall G26
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Yost, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3610

This course examines the stories, literary examples, and metaphors at work in elaborating capitalist society and its "hero," the modern economic subject: the so-called "homo oeconomicus." We will examine ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19227 SHUM 3610   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 3655

This course examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact ... view course details

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  • 17116 SHUM 3655   LEC 001

  • 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

  •  6513 SHUM 3742   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • 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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  • 17264 SHUM 3750   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4561

Evaluation is a pervasive feature of contemporary life. Professors, doctors, countries, hotels, pollution, books, intelligence: there is hardly anything that is not subject to some form of review, rating, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 4561SOC 4560STS 4561

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19231 SHUM 4561   SEM 101

  • 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

  •  6843 SHUM 4605   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4677

What is the role of the psyche in revolutionary politics? Can there be social revolution without psychic liberation? This class brings together political theory, intellectual history, and psychoanalysis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4627GOVT 6575SHUM 6677

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16725 SHUM 4677   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4678

As renewed calls against racial violence in this country are articulated through the language of abolitionism, this course investigates how activism and projects to promote greater social justice ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16729 SHUM 4678   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4679

What does it mean to consider something broken? Can brokenness ever be seen as productive itself? This class explores the generativity of broken worlds. It considers the question of brokenness through ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4469ANTHR 7469SHUM 6679

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16747 SHUM 4679   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4680

What possibilities does art offer to challenge the primacy of mapping in visualizing our world? Maps allow us to move through space, but they do so by abstracting space to its barest aspects—an act of ... view course details

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  • 16755 SHUM 4680   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4681

This course combines literature, film, and other artistic projects in order to explore African forms of collective justice and repair, following the numerous conflicts that have shaken the continent in ... view course details

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  • 16761 SHUM 4681   SEM 101

  • 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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  •  6529 SHUM 4701   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 4750

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7389 SHUM 4750   SEM 101

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7672 SHUM 4750   SEM 102

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

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 6800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Rethinking and Rescaling Rural Environments

  • 19531 SHUM 4800   SEM 101

  • 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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  •  6518 SHUM 4916   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6009

Though Indigenous literature or, more accurately, literatures are growing both in their production and criticism, we have yet to address the question of settler discourse and writings. Can we conceptualize ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6009NES 6009

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18384 SHUM 6009   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ghanayem, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6677

What is the role of the psyche in revolutionary politics? Can there be social revolution without psychic liberation? This class brings together political theory, intellectual history, and psychoanalysis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4627GOVT 6575SHUM 4677

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16727 SHUM 6677   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6678

As renewed calls against racial violence in this country are articulated through the language of abolitionism, this course investigates how activism and projects to promote greater social justice ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16732 SHUM 6678   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6679

What does it mean to consider something broken? Can brokenness ever be seen as productive itself? This class explores the generativity of broken worlds. It considers the question of brokenness through ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4469ANTHR 7469SHUM 4679

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16749 SHUM 6679   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6680

What possibilities does art offer to challenge the primacy of mapping in visualizing our world? Maps allow us to move through space, but they do so by abstracting space to its barest aspects—an act of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16758 SHUM 6680   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

SHUM 6681

This course combines literature, film, and other artistic projects in order to explore African forms of collective justice and repair, following the numerous conflicts that have shaken the continent in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16765 SHUM 6681   SEM 101

  • 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

  • Topic: Rethinking and Rescaling Rural Environments

  • 19532 SHUM 6800   SEM 101

  • 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

  • 18702 SHUM 6819   SEM 101

    • T A D White House 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Obadike, K

      Van Clief-Stefanon, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person