ARTHIST 102S - THE VISUAL ARTS: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS

Using the city as a classroom without walls, this peripatetic examination of contemporary art on view in New York City looks at what seems most interesting and noteworthy in recent work, and tries to come to terms with a wide array of styles and intentions. We spend some time on the dominant institutions: The Museum

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MUSIC 163 - OPERA AT THE METROPOLITAN

Students in this course study most of the works in the spring season of New York’s opera companies. Classes prepare for these works and analyze them after the performances. Course focuses on the way composers and writers manage to tell significant stories in ways that are powerful and memorable. [Areas of Knowlege: AL; Competencies/Inquiries: IAA]

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PPS 153S.01 - LEADERSHIP, ETHICS, AND DRAMA

Includes attending at least two plays or operas per week; study of the texts of several of these works, along with essays by philosophers and political theorists; regular discussions and weekly papers. Topics include dilemmas of individual choice and public choice, conflicts, conflicts of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, fairness and social injustice, loyalty

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HST 196.07 - LEADERSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Focuses on political, social, business and artistic leaders in American history and problems which have called for leadership. In addition to selected short readings, students will examine closely the following: Burns, James MacGregor Burns’ “Leadership,” Walter Clark’s, “Ox Bow Incident,” William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies,” Richard Hofstadter’s “The American Political Tradition,” Niccolo Machiarelli’s “Prince,”

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HST 97 - AMERICAN DREAMS, AMERICAN REALITIES

Examines the role of such myths as “rags to riches,” “beacon to the world,” the “frontier” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams and actions of people throughout American History.

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PPS 179S.01 - REINVENTING AGE: A DOCUMENTARY INQUIRY

America is in midst of a demographic revolution. The number of individuals over sixty-five years is growing at a rapid pace. There are few societal structures in place to accommodate those now experiencing what amounts to a new third stage of life, nearly equivalent to the middle years in duration.

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PPS 196S.39 - MAKING CHANGE IN COMMUNITIES: THE WORK OF LEADERSHIP

Explores leadership approaches to influencing change around tough issues facing Southern communities such as education and economic development, with a special emphasis on race and poverty. Students examine the meaning of leadership as a shared activity and explore a range of leadership approaches to creating social change, including collaboration and community organizing.

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