Core (COR)

COR 000. Core Requirement Completion. 51 Credit Hours.

COR 100. First Year Seminars: Transitions. 3 Credit Hours.

First-year students at Le Moyne College are negotiating many transitions, among the most important is the transition into a new experience of reflection, learning and intellectual rigor. The First-Year Seminar introduces students to the world of academic study, while also introducing them to the values of a liberals arts, Jesuit education. Using highly focused topics, often interdisciplinary in nature, these courses will help students to acclimate to college-level inquiry, while also cultivating a sense of their own identity as scholars. The topics of these courses will be inspired by the talents and the interests of the faculty--anything from the nature of artificial intelligence to the psychology of grief to the identity of the artist; however, the goal of the course will be to inspire students' intellectual curiousity as they move through their college careers. Note: Only one topic within this series of seminars is required to fulfill this course requirement.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100A. Divine Madness: Erotic Love, Lunacy, and A Life of Learning. 3 Credit Hours.

When the ancient Greek philosopher Plato called erotic love a form of divine madness he was expressing a familiar truth: love makes you crazy. But he also thought that this same kind of love and its lunacy were essential to a life of learning. How could this be? Its true that love heightens our awareness, awakens our curiosity, and opens us to exploration and experimentation; but it also shatters our objectivity, casts impartiality aside, and inspires us to celebrate our clouded judgment and prejudiced opinions. This course will explore some of the delightfully rich and dizzyingly complex relationships between love, lunacy, and learning as they are revealed in works of literature, philosophy, psychology, and film. In addition to the common reading, we will study texts by Plato, Shakespeare, Freud, Thomas Mann, Andre Dubus, and the films The Lady Eve, Moonstruck, and Smiles of a Summer Night.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100AA. Politics and Pleasure. 3 Credit Hours.

Politics and Pleasure: Voices of Resistance in Latin Culture - This course will explore ways in which Latin American culture surprises, titillates, and redefines the world we live in. Using the music, dance, art, film, fiction, and poetry of Latin America we will discover a culture that many of us thought we knew. Latin America had historically resisted efforts by outside forces to conform to a particular vision of itself and to follow a prescribed path towards development and modernity. We will consider selected examples of fiction ("Magical Realism"), cinema (Third Cinema), and art (Mexican Muralism) produced across the region that question and subvert canonical models of culture and "civilization.".

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100AB. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: The Ethics and Politics of Globalization. 3 Credit Hours.

The fundamental difference between humans and animals is our ability to think or act ethically and politically. Even the commonly heard phrase "I am not political" is inherently a political and ethical stance. This imperative to think and form opinions critically about issues that we face as a global citizens have never been more urgent, especially since we who inhabit the disparate regions of this world have become increasingly inter-connected in terms of economic, cultural, and political exchanges. We often call this process globalization. But there is much controversy about its meaning, inception, and benevolent or malevolent effects on human lives across nation-states. Consequently this course is designed to inform us about the nature and meaning of globalization, as well as, to help us think critically to form our own opinion regarding the multidimensional controversial issues that we confront in a globalized world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100B. Transformations Beyond the Human. 3 Credit Hours.

Transformations Beyond the Human: Robots, Computers, and the Human Mind - Robots and computers have not only taken over many repetitive tasks in our workplaces, but also seem to be performing better than the human mind at the one ability that we thought made us special: thinking. Taking as a central example a yearly competition where computers aim to convince human judges that these machines can actually think and where humans try to convince the same judges that they are actually human, we will examine what it means to be a thinking being, to have an embodied mind, and to be human. The course will thus introduce you to critical reflections on the next frontier of human transformations: artificial intelligence.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100BA. Blues Came Down This Morning. 3 Credit Hours.

The Blues Came Down This Morning - A journey through America's first roots music: the blues. This class will explore blues music's history, major figures (Robert Johnson, B.B., King, Muddy Waters and others), and influence on literature, visual arts and musical forms such as jazz, rock, and country. More significantly, students will investigate crucial events and dimensions of the African-American experience on which the blues commented, including the great Mississippi Flood of 1927, Jim Crow, sharecropping, the great northern migration, and Hurricane Katrina.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100BB. Creativity and Your Selfie. 3 Credit Hours.

We often imagine that creativity is a rare gift and that creative people are somehow different than the rest of us: artistic geniuses cloistered in studios, libraries or museums, or inventors spending lonely nights poring over theories and data. To dispel those myths in this class we will explore the many ways in which creativity is a talent and value that is adapted to all sorts of arenas. In addition to examining how creativity is influencing and reshaping the U.S. and global economy well also explore a variety of approaches to creative problem solving that are utilized by many artists, writers, teachers, business executives, and other highly creative people, all aimed at enhancing your own creative abilities.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100C. Culture Clash. 3 Credit Hours.

Culture Clash: What is the role of the Artist in Society? Is the art we seek to create better as a mirror up to nature or a hammer with which to shape it? What responsibility do theatre, music, and art have to their audience, and how does that responsibility change to mirror what's going on in the world outside of the performance hall? Just as Bartleby the Scrivener "prefers not to" go along with the mainstream, every emerging artist in theatre, music, visual art, and dance must at some point step away from societal norms (and a steady paycheck!) to pursue this elusive dream. We will use Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" to explore artists in theatre and music who "preferred not to" conform and who challenged themselves, their peers, and their audience, sometimes with career-ending results. This class examines the lives and contributions of some of the "weird" artists on the fringe, and the ways that artists can embrace, alienate, experiment, educate, inspire, and ultimately entertain our audience and ourselves.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100CA. Corsets and Cloaks. 3 Credit Hours.

This class will explore the 2016 common reading through the context of 19th Century women's fashion and social change. The 19th Century was a dynamic one, inspiring revolutionary changes in women's roles in society and in their families; shifts which can be viewed through the change in styles and fashion. We will explore this fascinating time period, from the time of the Patriot through the Civil War, looking at the clothes that reflected and even initiated the upheaval.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100CB. Characters, Controversies, & Curriculum How We Perceive School. 3 Credit Hours.

What do Ferris Bueller, Pam Smart, Will Schuster, and you have in common? Anyone? Anyone? They are all different perspectives that depict our American educational experience in totes diff ways. As if! Each one of them (and more) will be used to make a case for how our perceptions of teachers and school are influenced by the world around us. So, Captain, My Captain, totally get ready to explore the total world of how we totally perceive school through various lens and disciplines.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100D. Idiots, Angels, Morons. 3 Credit Hours.

Idiots, Angels, Morons - This course will study changing definitions of intellectual disability in 20th century America, from the eugenics movement at the turn of the 20th century (whose proponents urged society to defend itself against the "menace of feeble-minded"), through the rise of parent advocacy groups in the 1950s, the deinstitutionalization movement of the 1960s and 70s to the subsequent extension of full civil rights at the end of the 20th century. We will examine how intellectual disability has been defined in medicine, the social sciences, and the law; we will also consider how portrayals of characters with ID in literature and film have been "defined.".

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100DA. Girl, Boy, Or What? How Gender Shapes Us And Our Society?. 3 Credit Hours.

Did you know that as recent as last year studies showed that women in science will be less likely to be hired and will receive a lower salary offer should they land a job? Did you know that men are now less likely to enter and finish college than women? Assumptions about gender influence our world deeply and shape our future. This course will give you the tools to think critically about the role that gender has played in hisotry and culture and continues to play in the expereince of women and men. We will read texts from the fields of sociology, psychology, business, and women's studies to examine the impact of gender in our world, together with the categories of race, ethnicity, class and sexuality.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100DB. The Secrets to Ignatian Leadership: How To Lead Passionately in a Changing World. 3 Credit Hours.

Through this first-year seminar, students will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader, especially in the context of their new college community. Students will also explore their own leadership styles and how they can be applied successfully in a diverse, complex organization. Students will have the benefit of learning from leaders represented in a variety of contexts, will complete a nationally recognized personal strengths evaluation, and will learn how to apply Ignatian principles and values to their leadership ambitions.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100E. Hugo:Userguide Today's Knwldg. 3 Credit Hours.

"Hugo: A User's Guide to Today's Knowledge": Using both Brian Selznick's 2008 book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Martin Scorsese's 2010 film, Hugo this course investigates what's happening to our world, and particularly to knowledge in it, today. Beyond the bones of a common narrative, these two entertainments share an interest in a condition where "stories lead endlessly to other stories" as related to the revolution in media that characterizes our historical present. "Hugo" will invite us to address debates about the "death of the book", "magic and the modern world," "robots and freedom" and, of course, about the "complexity of knowledge.".

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100EA. The Starving Artist- At the Intersection Of the Arts and Commerce. 3 Credit Hours.

The Starving Artist: Intersection of the Arts and Commerce. "How are you going to pay the bills?!?" A common question asked of artists through the years- and one that many artist have surely asked themselves. Through readings, discussions (both online and in person), and multimedia presentations, students will explore many facets of this question. How does art generate money? How much are people willing to pay for art? When a work of art (music, theater, visual or otherwise) is popular, does that mean it's not truly "art"? Where do we draw the line between "art" and "entertainment"? These questions and many more will be asked and discussed- but not necessarily answered.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100EB. Speak for the Trees! the American Environmental Movement As Told Through The Arts & Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will explore the impacts that previous generations had in forming todays environmental ethos. What role did paintings, photos, cartoons, essays, books, radio, television, film, & artworks play in forming modern attitudes towards the environment? Who were the people behind these works? And what was their legacy? How did nineteenth century industrialists like Henry Ford and Laurance Rockefeller influence wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation? What did President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, have in common? How did the transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau, and twenty-first century hippie radicals like Abbie Hoffman and David Brower call people to activism and protest? What were the impacts to society of literary works such as Aldo Leopolds Sand County Almanac, Rachel Carsons Silent Spring and Edward Abbeys Monkey Wrench Gang? What laws and regulations were promulgated? What federal agencies were created? How did television & radio hosts like Roger Caras and Marlin Perkins influence public opinion towards nature and wildlife? How does the media help shape our thoughts? Is environmental consciousness pervasive? Are enough people influenced to think environmentalism is inherent to our culture? Class discussions involve a wide range of topics including environmentalism, conservation, preservation, ecotage, ecofemnism, deep ecology, environmental justice, and greenwashing. Come explore the history of the American environmental movement.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100F. Irish Outsiders. 3 Credit Hours.

Irish Outsiders: This class considers a variety of Irish outcasts in Irish literature. Taking as its premise the fundamental alienation and isolation of Bartleby, as reflected in the shared reading, we will consider those who have been isolated from a variety of perspectives, including through the experience of immigration (possibly through a field trip to the famous five points neighborhood in New York City); the novel Dracula, as a metaphor for Anglo-Irish alienation; and short stories like Mary Lavin's "Sarah," where a woman defines her society and pays the price. This will incorporate both historical and literary texts and contemporary Irish politics, such as the still-raging debate about the Magdalene Laundries.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100FA. Who Are You?. 3 Credit Hours.

What makes you tick? How did you become who you are? Is there an I inside of you? "Who are You?" will explore what it means for people to seek knowledge, grow, struggle, and improve. We will investigate the nature of selfhood from a variety of angles, including technology, drugs, religion/spirituality, relationships, sports, health, and vocation--with a special focus on education and the quest for truth. The course will invite lots of self-reflection and give students broad leeway to work on a creative final project that allows them to answer the title of the course. The first year of college promises a number of emotional, cultural, and existential challenges, and although this course will not likely provide you with direct solutions to these challenges, it will help you develop strategies for discovering your own answers.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB

COR 100FB. No Silence: the Sounds of Social Movements. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a course about social movements. Social movements arise from societal injustices perpetrated by individuals and groups who hold power. This power is an entitlement afforded to some by simple laws of probability-- a "lucky" roll of the dice to be born male, white, able-bodied, Christian and heterosexual. These rewards of chance have historically been a license to restrain and limit those outside the proscribed circle of privilege. The "powerless" are oppressed and flattened and their voices are silenced. Social movements are created when those who have been silenced and blocked from basic human liberties rise up and refuse to be caged in. It will not surprise you that social movements require courage, unwavering commitment to equity and justice, and a willingness to die for the right to live freely. What may surprise you is that each social movement is a unique composition not unlike a beautifully crafted musical piece designed to take us to a place of heightened emotional resonance and understanding. Social movements are a symphony of harmony and dissonance which begin at one moment in time and move with purpose to a crescendo and coda. There is no symphony without a composer and a conductor. Similarly, there is no social movement without oppression and leaders who drive the effort to right the wrongs. Social movements are loud and impassioned and by definition refuse to be silent. This course will look at various social movements as they developed, and in most cases, continue. We will focus on civil rights, labor, womens suffrage, gay rights their similarities and differences, where they dovetail and where they diverge.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100G. Bloodthrsty Rev&Heroic Compass. 3 Credit Hours.

In this seminar we will focus on the rich culture of ancient Greece to think about the ways people respond after they have been mistreated by others. Beginning with Virginia Woolfs A Room of Ones Own, we will consider the deprivation and unequal treatment of humans through the lenses of social class and gender discrimination. Moving back in time to the ancient Greek world, well observe in Homers Iliad how the warrior Achilles evolves from murderous rage after a friend is killed to unexpected sympathy for his enemys father. Well study different stories about the Titan Prometheus, whose compassion towards humans is punished by eternal torment, turning him into a symbol of heroic rebellion, and well juxtapose the responses of two ancient Greek heroines, Euripides Hecuba and Sophocles Antigone, to violence against their families and themselves. Throughout this seminar well consider contemporary examples of mistreatment of humans and the roles revenge and compassion play in our own current global affairs. Looking at literature, art, and film, we will learn how ancient cultural artifacts help us understand responses to violence and serve as a prism through which to view our contemporary world and ourselves.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100GA. Hollers to Hip-Hop: Songs of Slavery and Freedom. 3 Credit Hours.

Hollers to Hip-Hop- Songs of Slavery and Freedom This seminar will focus on songs about oppression, from the origins of African song traditions through the coded spirituals of the Underground Railroad. We will listen to analyze, and discuss the protest songs from the Civil Rights Movement, the rebel songs of Bob Marley, and the party songs of old-school Hip Hop.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100GB. The Photograph. 3 Credit Hours.

We live in a culture of photographs, an Instagram Age, and nearly everyone has a camera continually in hand or within reach. We are image-makers, whether taking pictures for us is as casual as sending a text or something more intentionally artistic. In this class, well be looking at lots of photos, both historical and contemporary. Our first goal will be to answer the question: What makes a great photograph? Well consider everything from iPhone shots of our cute cats (adorable!) to valuable prints in art museums to photojournalism that has catalyzed social change. (Think of newspaper photos of 1960s Civil Rights protests, or images of prisoners being tortured at Abu Grahib.) Our second goal will be both more theoretical and more personal: to talk about what it means to live in a time when millions of photos are downloaded every minute. For instance, how do the pictures we share (anyone posted a selfie lately?) and the ones we look at contribute to our self-identities? Its been said that, for young people today, self-identity is tied closely to public visibility (primarily through social media). True? If so, where do issues of privacy fit into the ways we use photography? Its all very complicated, and fascinating, and real. So, heres what well do in this class: look at a million photos (give or take), listen to actual photographers talk about their own work, and take some pictures ourselves. (You dont need a fancy camera; a smart phone will do.) And heres what you can expect by the end of the semester: greater visual literacy; more skill at taking your own pictures; and a deeper understanding of how we all can (or maybe should) operate in this world of photographic abundance.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100H. Mourning Loss. 3 Credit Hours.

Mourning Loss from the Age of Reason to the Age of Starbucks: This course is about loss and about grief and mourning that follow in its aftermath. We will explore the experience of grief- voices of grief and embodied (felt) expressions of grief from psychological, literary and historical perspectives. In contrast to past historical periods, contemporary perspectives recognize that grief is subjective and varies across cultures. The field of grief is not unlike the culture of Starbucks. Starbucks recognized that not all coffee drinkers are uniform. They have invented, sized and branded their coffee to address the preferences of coffee drinkers. So it is with grief. Morning coffee or mourning loss- the experience is unlikely personal. For grievers, (the grief helpers) to know this offers direction on the journey to coping with and healing from grief.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100HA. Sports in America. 3 Credit Hours.

Nearly all of us have some relationship to sports. We play them, we cheer for our teams, or perhaps we are bored by or despise the games that others love so much. But how often do we carefully think about the ways these games are related to larger issues in American life like economics, race gender, or social class? How does sport become a part of our identities and relationships with those around us? We will explore the thrill of victory and the agony defeat, how sports contribute to social well being or relate to social ills, and learn how to think analytically and critically about something most of us take as a common and unremarkable part of life.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100HB. The Cosmopolitan. 3 Credit Hours.

This seminar will acquaint students with four major cities that contribute to our modern way of life: New York, Boston,Toronto and Montreal. Through reading, film and other images we will explore why cities are exciting and important, how to live in one, and how to make them viable for the future.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100I. Global Slavery, Past & Present. 3 Credit Hours.

Global Slavery, Past and Present: Global Slavery, Past and Present, explores slavery throughout history with an eye toward understanding the contemporary issue of human trafficking. We learn through readings, film, and class discussions. Specialists in diverse cultures of the world visit the class to discuss the different forms that slavery has taken through the ages. Our objective is to examine many types of coerced labor in comparative perspectives and define slavery in historical context and its modern form. As we look at the development of modern abolition movements we also see how activists and institutions are struggling against human trafficking today.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100IA. Be a Man!. 3 Credit Hours.

Males in our society are often encouraged to "Be a man!" and they understand what is expected of them in those moments. But can you put into words what it means to be a man? Has it always meant the same thing? From Alpha Males to Omega Males, from sissies to jocks, from Prince to Prince Charming, there have always been many different kinds of men. In this class, we will look at the history of masculinity in the United States and how manhood has changed over time. Most importantly, we will look at new masculinities that are emerging. Is it possible to decide how to "be a man"?

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100IB. Poverty and Law. 3 Credit Hours.

The concept of social justice is defined, in large measure, by how the legal system treats the poorest, least educated or most frail citizens, and addresses (or fails to address) their needs. Achieving a measure of social justice through the law can have a profound effect on the poor and upon society at large; some efforts at social justice can have an immediate and personal affect; other social justice efforts may not bear fruit for years or generations. This class will explore the concept of poverty and social justice within the legal system, taught by a practicing attorney who is the Pre-Law Advisor at Le Moyne College, with a special emphasis on the root causes of poverty, and how the legal system confronts, changes or contains those problems. Initially, in order to develop a definitional context within which to analyze the success or failure of social justice efforts for and on the poor, the class will study key classic concepts of justice in legal jurisprudence, including natural law, positive law, utilitarianism, legal realism, and normative theory. Also addressed throughout the course will be the interactive roles of the judicial, legislative and executive branches of Federal and state government in identifying and addressing issues of poverty and economic inequality in a pluralistic democracy. The class will study selected fact patterns and cases that illustrate the complexities of accomplishing social justice through the legal system in the context of poverty, including issues of race, gender, education, age, and disability. Emphasis will be on identifying the underlying specific problem(s), the target population in need, the steps required to address the problem(s), and intended (or unintended) effects upon the poor themselves and/or society at large when such corrective steps are finally undertaken and completed.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100J. Monsters and the Monstrous. 3 Credit Hours.

This theme of the monster figure has a special relevance for us as we take on new challenges in life, since we can all relate to the experience of feeling like an outsider. The monster is a metaphor that represents the tension between our individuality and the pressure within a community to conform, to be homogeneous, or to be silent. After our initial exploration of your first-year experience as a college student at Le Moyne, we will examine the source text, myth, and cultural legacy of the story of Frankenstein. Discussions will toggle between text and context (especially art and cultural perceptions of the role of the artist), historical and contemporary reasons why individual writers and readers and filmmakers and viewers have become a profoundly interested in this narrative. Class discussions will work toward a better understanding of the relations among identity, creativity, and culture.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100JA. Immigration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the topic of immigration from multiple perspectives: historical comparison between current and previous waves of immigrants, the complex economic and social impacts of immigrants (both legal and unauthorized), comparative immigration policies, and the post-9/11 national security implications of immigration. This course aims to have you explore and challenge your own views, try to make snese of completing arguments and evidence, and gain a respect for perspectives not your own. A visit to the National Immigration Museum at Ellis Island is planned.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100JB. What It Means to Dream. 3 Credit Hours.

What is the significance of dreams? Do they symbolically express hidden desires, or do they make us question who we are? Do they re-frame our past such that our diverse experiences unexpectedly blend together, or is their significance paradoxically that they are unimportant and forgotten, yet unavoidable? This course will attempt to answer these questions via writers such as Woolf, Kafka, Borges, Leiris, and Carroll, as well as thinkers such as Freud, Aristotle, Descartes, Bergson, and Blanchot. We will see that dreams cannot be taken for granted; even from scientific perspectives on sleep, we must dream in order to live. We will also consider how unconscious thoughts may be expressed by surrealist painting, automatic writing, photography, and film. In fact, well see that cinematic images arguably influence and are influenced by our capacity to dream: like dreams, such images do not actually exist in the world. Students will consult the dream journals of great writers and attempt to recall their own dreams in order to consider how literary depictions and cinematic assertions of dreams affect our impressionistic visual imaginations. Students will also work in groups and consult philosophy, art history, literary criticism, and science to determine what it means to dream.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100K. Images of India. 3 Credit Hours.

Images of India: What comes to mind when you think of India? Cows in crowded city streets? Gandhi's contemplative face? Soaring dome of the Taj Mahal? Spicy curries? The glamour of Bollywood movie stars or the poverty of Mumbai's pavement dwellers? In this class we'll gather a wide range of images of contemporaty India. We'll sample some Indian food, watch some great Bollywood movies, and read journalism and fiction that depict the complex paths India is following in a globalization world. We'll discuss how wealthy and poverty, the sacred and the secular, and the powerful and the powerlessintersect in India and contribute to the country's fascinating complexity. During this course we'll learn a lot about India, primarily by reading and watching the stories of individuals from numerous parts of Indian society. As we learn about India, we'll also examine how we look at cultures and societies and how we interpret the endless stream of images that surround us in the media, in the classroom, and in daily life. Throughout this course, we'll understand better how stories, pictures, sounds, and even tastes, shape the world around us and help us interact with people and places that are nearby and far away.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100KA. Attack of the Living Dead; Social Death Resurrection, and Immortality. 3 Credit Hours.

"I believe that even the simplest chunk of flesh has every right in the world to be alive."-Dr. Gabriel Schreklich, Night of the Dead: Leben Tod (2006) What does it mean to die socially; to be unpopular; invisible; rejected? This course will investigate the phenomenon of social death in and through the works of Plato, Frederick Douglass, Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft, W.E.B. Dubois, and Toni Morrison. How does one die socially? Is social death permanent? If one can be socially resurrected, what does it mean to be a social zombie? How does one go from social death to immortality? At the other end of the spectrum, how do we think about those who just socially die and fade away into obscurity? This course hopes to discuss the gambit of social acceptance and its affect on the human psyche and interpersonal relationships.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100KB. Leadership: History and Its Retelling. 3 Credit Hours.

Are you inspired by character or characters? Take a moment and imagine a great leader. Freeze that image in your mind. Did you conjure up a historical figure or somebody out of central casting? Is it King Henry V or Kenneth Branagh? Elizabeth I or Cate Blanchett? Martin Luther King or David Oyelowo? Richard III or Ian McKellen? You might have seen Russell Crowe play Jack Aubrey in Master & Commander, but have you ever heard of Admiral Edward Pellew? Our conceptions of leadership are shaped by story and by history. Our stories offer color and immediacy, while historical facts bring accuracy and authenticity. Yet each has its limitations. Movie characters can bring us to our feet cheering while completely misrepresenting events. Historical chronologies can be accurate, but uncompelling. We may connect easily to characters in literature and film, but usually only on an instinctive, emotional level. Accessing the facts surrounding a historical figure can be difficult, but doing so forces us to engage intellectually and critically. We should never sacrifice depth for richness, nor should we forget passion in the quest for facts. Neither story nor history alone can offer what the two can bring in tandem. Neither story nor history alone does justice to the complexity of leadership or life. If cold, hard facts ever left you uninspired or a movie ever left you unchallenged, this course is for you.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100L. TTYL: Dig Literacies 21st Cen. 3 Credit Hours.

TTYL: Digital Literacies in the 21st Century: What does it mean to be a literate person in the 21st Century? Mention things like YouTube, smartphones, podcasts, wikis, blogs, vlogs, Tumblr, or Twitter, and these serve as sources of knowledge rather than newspapers or books. Technology has become easy to use and ubiquitous, even in the most remote areas of the globe. Individuals have to be able to read, write, speak and listen at high levels, through various media. Much of the material from which we gain information is presented in digital, graphic, audio and online formats. How do we "read" these texts and communicate through these means? In this course, we will examine the ways that show how concepts of literacy affect education, values, and opportunities. We will also explore how issues of socioeconomics, social actions, and identity intersect with skills and technologies.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100LA. Set the World on Fire. 3 Credit Hours.

Ignatius Loyola's vision of the purpose of human life was so popular that he kindled a cultural revolution that continues to blaze throughout the world. Ignatius struggled to find meaning in his life; he discovered that a life worth living was one of service in selfless love. This realization not only inspired the founding of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) but innumerable movements throughout the world. These movements strive to fan the flames of divine love through human service that promotes justice and dynamic peace. This course will study Ignatius' original vision and various ways it has been and continues to be expressed in politics, education, visual and performing arts, literature, economics, the natural sciences and intercultural relations.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100LAS. Service Learning Set the World on Fire. 0 Credit Hour.

Service learning component for COR 100LA course, Set the World on Fire. This course will only meet a select number of times each semester. Please see Instructor for exact dates.

COR 100LB. Writing the Self. 3 Credit Hours.

What does it mean to be a writer? How does the act of writing contribute to the journey of self discovery? This first-year seminar will explore the way we cultivate self through various acts of writing. Students will critically read and discuss several forms of writing from essays to short stories to blogs and current social media outlets. In addition to Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, students will read selections from many authors including but not limited to James Baldwin, Tobias Wolff, Anne Lamott, and ZZ Packer. While interacting with an author's work, students will also read and consider the author's biography, life choices, beliefs, and values and how these are evident (or not) and connected (or not) to their work. Students will participate in creative writing and journaling assignments to explore their own experience as writers and how the act of self reflection in writing may contribute to self discovery and a better sense of self.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100M. JOBS. 3 Credit Hours.

JOBS: Work is a reality of life. We all need jobs, and for better or for worse, most of us will end up working one for the majority of our lives. In this day and age, we spend so much time worrying about how to get a job that we rarely reflect on whether or how work fits into a good life. Before embarking on career paths that may end only in retirement, we should ask: What is the importance of work in a human life? What do we want out of a job? What makes a job good one? What does a job have to do with happiness? What is the difference between a job and a vocation? This semester will consider these and related questions through a variety of artists, authors, and philosophers, e.g. Herman Melville, Errol Morris, Studs Terkel, Alain de Botton, Aristotle, Marx.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100MA. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. 3 Credit Hours.

This seminar explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the lens of the linked concepts of history and memory. It uses as well, the rich literature generated by the conflict to explore the connections between historiography, commemoration, museology, archaeology and power; it takes a multidisciplinary approach to an understanding of how the history of the region has been written and how the past is made to live in the lives of contemporary Palestinians and Israelis. Likewise, it interrogates how history and memory are inscribed on national and diasporan identity problematizes phenomena like "collective memory", "transgenerational trauma" and "national history".

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100MB. Race in America. 3 Credit Hours.

Are races a biological fact or a social construction? Did racism in the United States end with the abolition of slavery and Jim Crow? How does racism influence the lives of all Americans regardless of color? This course answers these and many other questions by providing an examination of race and ethnic relation in the Americas. Through the use of critical race theory and other frameworks, students will study theories, historym and research on the social, political and economic production of racial and ethnic hierarchies. Examples of topics that will be covered include the historical origins of slavery, anti-Semitism, nativism, and other examples of discrimination and race, Affirmative Action programs, white, Christian, and other privileges, and modern civil rights movements such as Black Lives Matter. Students will be encouraged not only to think about academic questions related to race and racism, but to be able to identify examples of it in their day to day lives.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100N. The Double in Lit and Film. 3 Credit Hours.

The Double in Literature and Film: Good and evil, Cain and Abel, Jekyll and Hyde night and day, man and woman, dream and reality, life and death: our lives are, in profound ways, shaped by doubleness. In this course we will explore the age-old theme of "the double" as manifested in diverse novels, stories, poems and films, including works by Robert Louis Stevenson, William Blake, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, and Valerie Martin- as well as films by eminent directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. Our goal is to gain insights into fundamental elements of human nature and behavior as expressed in exemplary texts and films.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100NA. Faith and Justice in an Age of Violence And Terror. 3 Credit Hours.

In our post 9/11 world, concerns about violence and terrorism abound, particularly those act perpetrated in the name of religion. Others raise questions about the justice of the response- unjust wars, acts of torture, and the killing of innocent civilians- sometimes done in the name of God and country. Such events lead many to question the reasonableness of religious faith, especially since scientific inquiry and technological advance seem able to answer many of the questions once thought to be the purview of religions, questions such as: What are our origins? How ought we to live? What is our destiny? This first-year seminar will introduce students to the challenges that the current age of global terror and religious violence present for people of faith and people of no faith. We will explore how faith has been variably understood-its place in human development, the distinction between faith and religious belief, and its embodiment in religious communities. We will also look into why so many people, especially people of your generation, are leaving traditional religion on the premise that they can be spiritual without the shortcomings of religious practices. We will also look at the various meanings associated with the term justice and see how faith traditions are using these concepts to highlight and address the injustices which responses to global terror have generated in our world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100NB. The Comic in Society. 3 Credit Hours.

What is laughter? What makes us laugh? What purpose does laughter serve? This course looks at the role the comic plays in our cultural conversations, with special attention to the ways it mediates deeply contested issues. To do so, we will explore theories of comedy and humor and examine some representative comedic works in stand-up, literature and film. We'll consider whether the comic tends to perpetuate or challenge stereotypes and conventions, and whether serious issues are complicated and illuminated by comedy or merely diminished to a punch line. Does laughter make it earier for the public to engage with sensitive issues, or does it prevent engagement? What is at stake-who wins and who loses- when comedians participate in social commentary? Comedy is also the most tenacious of genres- plots for the latest Hollywood rom-coms borrow shamelessly from plots conventional 2,000 years ago. What are those conventions, and why do they persist so insistently? We finally will consider the comedic worldview as modus vivendi-a way of being in the world. Our objectives, then, are to know the comic as a spirit and a way of seeing, and to explore what laughter means as a response to the world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100FA

COR 100P. Word/Play. 3 Credit Hours.

Word/Play: Did you know that the Syracuse suburb of Nedrow was originally called Worden, before the residents decided to turn the name backwards? Or that if you say "the sky lit up like a golden candle" you're borrowing words from Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Romans, made possible by a thousand year history of invasions? How is it that "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same thing? And why is it that we eat "beef" when our English-speaking ancestors used to eat "cow?" That last one has something to do with the year 1066. This course traces all the interesting ways we got where we are in English. In playing with words, their histories, and the many ways they've been used (and abused), we'll discover how the language we speak is (to quote Shakespeare) "a very fantastical banquet.".

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100PA. Love in the Time of Cholera? Learning to Think Politically and Ethically in a Complex Global Community. 3 Credit Hours.

Thinking critically about ethics and politics of our existence is one of the fundamental and defining aspects of our human condition. (Even the commonly heard phrase "I am not political" is inherently a political and ethical stance.) This imperative to think and form opinions critically about issues that we face as a global community has been never been more urgent, especially since we who inhabit the disparate regions of the globe have become increasingly inter-connected in terms of economic, cultural, and political exchanges. We often call this process globalization. But there is much controversy about what this term means and what are the benevolent or malevolent effects of globalization on human lives across nation-states. Consequently this course is designed to inform us about the nature and meaning of globalization, as well as, to help us think critically and form our own opinion regarding the multidimensional controversial issues that we confront as citizens of a globalized world. Far from being purely academic in its leaning this course talks to the core of ongoing political, economic and social struggles, that will determine what kind of a world we are going to create and maintain for our fellow citizens. The course is divided into four thematic components. In Part I we examine and debate the basic concepts about globalization and it's importance. Part II is concerned with the ethics and politics of globalization from the perspective of various actors like the multinational corporations, workers, nations, and international institutions. Part III delves into the debates on the cultural consequences of globalization in terms of whether we are coming together or moving apart from each other as a global community, and finally Part IV studies the specific issues within globalization like Food Production and distribution, Climate Change, Immigration, Terrorism and Torture, and Foreign Aid.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100Q. Nostalgia,Seduction&TheExotic. 3 Credit Hours.

Nostalgia, Seduction, and the Exotic: Portrayals of Gypsies in Literature and Art: Spread over five continents, Gypsies conjure the seduction of a nomadic life and the nostalgia for a past one never had. Mysterious, often misunderstood, and always marginalized, gypsies survived through secrecy and disguise and the life and language of these travelers remain almost impenetrable to the outsiders. Starting with a close examination of Melville's enigmatic and ambiguous character from this year's common reading, "Bartleby the Scrivener," this interdisciplinary seminar will consider literary works by Cervantes, Hugo, Emily Bronte, Merimee, Arnold, D.H. Lawrence, and Pushkin, musical and film adaptations of literary works such as Bizet's opera Carmen and Jean-Luc Godard, Prenom Carmen, operas, visual arts (Taras Shevchenko's famous "The Fortune Teller, representations of Cervantes' La Gitanilla in Dutch art, etc.), films (Chocolat, Train of Life) and traditional gypsy music, especially Russian music.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100QA. The American Dream. 3 Credit Hours.

Since the Great Recession of 2008, scholars, journalists and creative writers have demonstrated a renewed interest in the idea of "The American Dream." Arguments about the American Dream today range from those that explore the ways in which the American Dream contributes to white-collar and petty crimes, to those that examine how reality television and celebrity culture artificially promote an "easily-achievable" labor-less Dream. This course examines the history of this concept, and then examines the role it plays in the politics and culture of the U.S. today. We will inquire: What did the American Dream mean in the past and what does it mean today? How does the American Dream shape our views on work and divisions of labor? How does it shape our views on education? How do race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, sexuality, religion and gender affect how we imagine the Dream? How do current debates about immigration and immigration reform incorporate the concept of the American Dream? These are just some of the questions we will examine during the course of the semester.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100R. Awakenings. 3 Credit Hours.

Awakenings - Every life is marked by opportunities for heightened awareness, increased understanding. Circumstances - or our inner selves - call upon us to open our eyes, our minds, our hearts, our imaginations. These solicitations toward enlightenment, if we respond to them, can be beautiful, joy filled. But they can also be nearly intolerable. Some knowledge is hard to bear - so hard that the costs might well seem to outweigh the benefits. In this class, we will examine a number of texts, drawn from fictions to film, in which characters experience a moment of awakening, or in which it looks as though a given character should experience some form of awakening but doesn't. By doing so, we'll explore the dynamics of insight: the advantages and disadvantages of opening oneself to new ideas, new experiences, new sensation, new knowledge: the consequences, for good and ill, of failing or refusing to answer the call to wake up.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100RA. Gods, Dragons, and Fools: Exploring the Landscape of World Mythology. 3 Credit Hours.

When most people in our culture hear the word myth, they think of lies and falsehoods or the fantastical and untrue childhood stories of dead cultures. These definitions are not only inaccurate but also do not speak of the richness and history of narrative tradition and the function of mythic narrative. Myths create the world, give it meaning and tell us what it is to be human. This course will explore a diverse collection of heroic and religious narratives designated as myths. Through the stories of creation and destruction, heroes and monsters, tricksters and fools, we will examine a number of important themes that continue to resonate in our fast-paced modern culture. We will also discuss the category of myth, how myths function and what they do. Lastly we will explore the changing nature of myth and discuss how ancient themes and stories are updated and changed to fit new cultures and contexts. The gods are alive and the monsters are real&.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100S. Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roles. 3 Credit Hours.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roles - The First Year Seminar focuses on transitions. You are all in the process of undergoing a major transition in your life, going to college. When we go to new places, it provides us opportunities in the examination of ourselves. It makes more visible who we are and who we want to be. It also sometimes provides the opportunity for us to reinvent ourselves and become someone new. You are all engaged in self development, resocialization, and transition. This is taking place in a broader context of transitions from politics, the economy to family and education, media and popular culture. The world is becoming a new and different place! Although as we will see with Bartleby, sometimes the more we change, the more we stay the same. In addition to helping us transition to college, we will use the ideas of self and identity through the lens of marginalization and acceptance to think about change and transition in the contemporary world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100SA. Speaking Art: Perspectives on Intention. 3 Credit Hours.

We will study and discuss oration, art, and how the two work toward the same purpose, recognizing that techniques of oral and artistic expression have changed throughout history but intention has not. Students will be asked to offer their own intention-filled speech about a work of art.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100T. Bello!. 3 Credit Hours.

Bello - How many times have you heard someone comment on a piece of expensive art and declare that it is junk, nonsense, something a child could make, or just plain stupid? Have you ever wondered why are some objects that appear simple in composition and construction are considered invaluable while others, produced through sustained and talented labor, are almost worthless? Together we will explore the social organization of art, including the process through which activities and objects become defined as art, or craft, or something else entirely. To put it in sociological terms, we will consider the patterns of collective action upon which the production and consumption of art depends. This exercise will train each student's microsociological eye and facilitate its application to any realm of human activity.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100TA. White Collar Crime: Villains and Heroes. 3 Credit Hours.

White Collar Crime: Villains and Heroes This course will examine many of the famous white collar crimes of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. We will examine how these crimes were perpetrated, how the criminals were caught and their ramifications from legal, ethical and social justice perspectives. By using cases, articles and films, we will first learn about the factual background in these accounting crimes, and then we will investigate the ethical problems that were created. Finally, the role of the whistleblowers in these famous crimes and the difficulties they faced will also be explored.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100U. Social Murder Vs.Social Suicide. 3 Credit Hours.

Social Murder vs. Social Suicide: a Semester long Literary Autopsy - In this course we will investigate the nature of social death. As in all things, social death is not a monolithic descriptor of a single shared experience. There are variations, nuances, and stark differences in the circumstances and experiences of those who have undergone such a fate. Bartleby, Socrates, Josie, and Sethe are all central characters of four seemingly very different texts yet each experiences the shared fate of social death. We will examine the choices, desire, social pressures, and material realities of Bartleby, Socrates, Josie and Sethe and attempt to determine a central cause of their respective social deaths. This literary autopsy will offer us fertile ground upon which to discuss a plethora of topics including, but not limited to social justice, race, class, gender, equality, ethics, death, the past, forgiveness, hate, Transatlantic slavery, free market capitalism, democracy, Christianity, philosophy, literature, biology, ontology, and history just to name a few; all of these factor heavily into the social deaths of our central characters. If you are looking for a course to expand your horizons and challenge your previously held knowledge and beliefs then you have found the right place.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100UA. Seeing Nature. 3 Credit Hours.

Transcendentalism is an American literary and philosophical movement of the early nineteenth century that focused around Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. This course will investigate nature and wildlife as interpreted through the writings of Thoreau and Emerson. We will examine and explore ways in which they helped define the American perception of nature through their lens. Also, we will explore how wildlife and nature filmmaking has changed its lens throughout film history.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100V. Homelands. 3 Credit Hours.

Homelands: American Indian Resistance against Euro-American Colonization - Securing and protecting the American homeland are common concepts in post-September 11, 2011 United States. However, for American Indians the very real struggle to protect their homes from invasion and destruction has been an on-going process since Europeans established settlements on American shores. This course will explore the diverse ways Indian peoples responded to and resisted this invasion. As part of this exploration we will participate in an in-depth study and simulation of the historical conference in Red Clay, Tennessee in October 1835 at which the United States presented terms for the removal of Cherokees from their homelands. We will also look at the past and present day struggles to protect and secure homeland rights for Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) people here in New York State and indigenous peoples around the world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100VA. Mortality and Immorality. 3 Credit Hours.

From antiquity through the twenty-first century, humans have grappled with the implications of mortality. Our time on earth is limited, death our ultimate transition. How might consideration of death inform the way we live?

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100W. Empire States of Mind. 3 Credit Hours.

Empire State of Mind: Reading New York City - The primary text for this class will be the city of New York. We will examine the fiction, film, history and architecture of the world's most dynamic and storied urban space. In addition to reading the poetry of Walt Whitman, the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephan Crane, and the novels of the Harlem Renaissance we will explore the ways in which New York City is mythologized in popular culture (from Sinatra to Jay-Z). Culminating with a trip to lower Manhattan, where we will cross the Brooklyn Bridge, walk through the Five Points, and visit the 9/11 Memorial, this course will attempt to sort the facts from the fictions that surround the City that Never Sleeps.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100WA. From Mickey Mouse to Maus. 3 Credit Hours.

Mickey Mouse to Maus will be an exploration of the animation and comic book industries as a reflection of America. From Walt Disneys creation of Mickey Mouse and Disney Magic, the rise of the Superman in the 30s, the evolution of the everyman in the 60s, to the creator driven and emotional story of struggle in Maus during the 80s, comic books grew just as quickly as the ever changing American landscape. These new American myths shaped the childhoods and adulthoods of millions of Americans. This course will attempt to examine the thin line between fact and fiction in one of Americas most influential forms of art and literature and will examine what it truly means to be a hero in American culture.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100X. The End of Men?. 3 Credit Hours.

The End of Man?: Hanna Rosin argues in "The End of Men" that the qualities that make people successful in the contemporary world are feminine qualities and that the changes we are seeing in the economy will reverse centuries of male dominance. In fact, she argues, men are on the way out- no longer "fit" for the world in the 21st century. Are men going to go the way of the dinosaur? Before we get too bent out of shape about Rosin's prediction, we'll consider what it means to be a "man" (or a woman) and how "men" and "women" have changed over time. Is this the end of men, period, or just an end to a particular way of being masculine? As we think through the challenge that Rosin's article poses, we'll also consider what it means to have a gender and how we can responsibly think about, research and write about the world around us. We'll consider whether Rosin has been responsible herself and how the liberal arts tradition promoted by Le Moyne might help us approach the questions she raises in a helpful way.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100XA. Meaningful Lives: Paths to a Life Well-Lived. 3 Credit Hours.

This seminar introduces approaches the perennial question, what is the meaning of life?" through philosophy. Following philosopher Todd Mays analysis in A Significant Life, the course adopts a practical translation of that inquiry sending us on investigations of what characterizes human lives that we can agree to be meaningful (i.e., rich, significant, worthwhile). In building up a general picture of such meaningfulness from specific examples, we will discuss and map different paths to gaining for oneself such a sense of self-worth. In addition to books by May and Virginia Woolf, the seminar will use examples from contemporary cinema as a way of investigating human meaningfulness.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100Y. Ignation Leadership: Exploration of Self, Others and the World. 3 Credit Hours.

Through this first-year seminar, students will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader, will explore their own leadership styles, and will learn how to apply their leadership style successfully in a diverse, complex community. Students will have the benefit of learning from campus and community leaders throughout the semester, will complete a nationally recognized personal strengths evaluation, and will learn how to apply Ignatian principles to their leadership ambitions.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100YA. Pow! Bam! Zap! Modern American History Through Comic Books. 3 Credit Hours.

What role did comic books play in Modern American History? From the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries comic books have both reflected and shaped American culture and society. How can studying superheroes help us understand gender roles or economic inequality? What role did comics perform as tools of propaganda during World War II or the Cold War? How did American comics compare to images disseminated by other belligerent nations? What can investigating military-issued comics tell us about how the government viewed race and ethnicity? Throughout the semester, students will examine how comic books illuminated major issues such as nationalism, sexism, discrimination, civil rights, capitalism, environmental protection, and the United States position in the world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100Z. France-Amerique. 3 Credit Hours.

France-Amerique, Popular Music and Birdy Nam-Nam - This course will explore current cross-influences in America and French/Quebecois popular music, art. Some knowledge of French helpful, but not necessary. In addition, we will explore the French cultural history of Central New York, and the Jesuit explorations there. A visit to a French restaurant in Syracyse, and also a visit to Montreal are planned.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100ZA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 100ZA. Speaking Art Speaking Art: Perspectives On Intention. 3 Credit Hours.

In this class, we will study and discuss oration, art, and how the two work toward the same purpose, recognizing that techniques of oral and artistic expression have changed throughout history but intention has not. Students will be asked to offer their own intention-filled speech about a work of art.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 100, COR 100A, COR 100B, COR 100C, COR 100D, COR 100E, COR 100F, COR 100G, COR 100H, COR 100I, COR 100J, COR 100K, COR 100L, COR 100M, COR 100N, COR 100P, COR 100Q, COR 100R, COR 100S, COR 100T, COR 100U, COR 100V, COR 100W, COR 100X, COR 100Y, COR 100Z, COR 100AA, COR 100BA, COR 100CA, COR 100EA, COR 100GA, COR 100DA, COR 100HA, COR 100IA, COR 100JA, COR 100KA, COR 100LA, COR 100MA, COR 100NA, COR 100PA, COR 100QA, COR 100RA, COR 100SA, COR 100XA, COR 100YA, COR 100TA, COR 100VA, COR 100WA, COR 100UA, COR 100AB, COR 100DB, COR 100CB, COR 100EB, COR 100FB, COR 100BB, COR 100GB, COR 100HB, COR 100IB, COR 100JB, COR 100KB, COR 100LB, COR 100MB, COR 100NB, COR 100FA

COR 400. Senior Studies: Transformations. 3 Credit Hours.

Transformations presupposes that it is not enough simply to know; nor is it enough simply to do. Rather, a Liberal Arts education fulfills its mission when students experience a transformation in their perspective, making this new insight a part of themselves. As the senior bookend of the First Year Seminar, Transformations offers a series of courses intended to address the end of college and the launching of adult life in its wake. These courses will review and synthesize the learning achieved while at Le Moyne, and they will invite students to focus their talents, their energies, and their knowledge toward the world they are about to enter. The (COR 400) Senior Studies Program challenges students with courses that respond to the complicated, dynamic nature of the contemporary world. The "transformations" studied should serve as metaphors for the meaning of the world today and how we out to live in that world.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400A. Transformations: Science & Religion In the Modern World. 3 Credit Hours.

The aim is to prepare graduating students to enter into an intelligent encounter with one of the most salient issues in modern society and in particular in modern America, namely, the interface between the natural sciences and religious beliefs. The course will do this by lectures on specific issues involved in the interface and by small group discussions of those issues. These will include: scientific cosmology and biblical stories of creation; biological evolution and religious beliefs about the human person; the neurosciences, consciousness; personality, spirituality; the role of chance in nature and divine omnipotence; the Intelligent Design Movement in America; etc.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400B. The Future of Being Human. 3 Credit Hours.

In light of ecological crisis, rapid technological change, and widespread social alienation, what is the future of being human? This transdisciplinary course invites students to join a conversation about what it means to be human in the twenty-first century, a conversation also incorporating voices of theologians, philosophers, scholars of religion, fiction writers, literary critics, and natural and social scientists. The course features both a public lecture series and a more intimate seminar experience. Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400C. Knowledge, Power & the Obscure. 3 Credit Hours.

In this Transformations course, students will consider how they know what they know - in scientific or humanistic fields - by questioning the philosophical relationship between what they see (i.e., observe) and what they say (i.e., articulate or classify) with respect to themselves and their worlds. In relation to this, they will consider their ambitions after college (professional or personal), and how they may be subjected to (or wielding) power because of the demands of discipline (e.g., productivity, skill) and regulation (e.g., health, well-being). Following that critical inquiry, students will reflect on the influence of the obscure in their lives by exploring the way in which the arts (especially cinema and literature) dissociate the capacity to see from the capacity to say, presenting issues as they are felt and perceived, but not as they are known. Film screenings outside of class will be offered.

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400D. Reading Black and White. 3 Credit Hours.

In his late nineteenth-century novel, The Tradegy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain described racial identity as a "fiction of law and custom." At the beginning of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Dubois claimed that race is a condition of "blood and culture." And in the late twentieth century, critics declared that American culture had become "post-racial." This course follows the conversation about Black and White racial identity from the Gilded Age, to the Harlem Renaissance, to our contemporary moment. The imaginative processes by which race is narrated and represented--through art, film, poetry, fiction, and prose--influences, sometimes even creates, the realities that we occupy. This course will trace the legacy of the minstrel show, discuss the icons of Black heroism and the politics that surround them, and explore images of Black womanhood and sexuality. Finally, we will trace the outlines of a shifting definition of whiteness, and explore the way in which narratives of guilty and crime deflect the history that frames them. Using the films of Spike Lee as a bookend for these explorations, this class will explore nineteenth and twentieth manifestations of black and white identity as they surface in twenty-first century American.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

COR 400E. On Paying Attention: Focus in a World of Distractions. 3 Credit Hours.

The Core Transformation course is intended to help students focus on applying the knowledge and self-understanding developed while at Le Moyne to the world beyond college; to prepare Le Moyne graduates to be transformed in their thinking through their core studies for a world transformed by contemporary social, scientific, artistic, and technological ways of understanding and being in the world. This section of Transformations is focused on the contemporary problem of distraction or inattention. Though this an age-old problem - Augustine complained of being "scattered in time" in the fifth century--in the age of smartphones and Facebook, the competing claims made on our attention seem only to be multiplying. This course is an opportunity to think about and to enact certain practices of attentiveness and concentration, drawing from religious, literary, artistic, philosophical, sociological, and anthropological sources. We'll be trying various kinds of exercises--from reading poems and looking at paintings to taking walks and cooking meals-- as we read about the ways in which our senses reach out to the world, and as we think together about how even technology may be used in more attentive ways.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400F. Science, Technology and the Good Society. 3 Credit Hours.

From the alarm clock (or is it your smart phone?)that wakes us up to the Tylenol PM that helps us get to sleep, and all tablets and wearable technology in between, scientific wonders and technological gadgets are woven into our experiences and relationships like never before. Are these signs of social progress? Are these indicators we've lost touch with our humanity? Are we more connected or more isolated as a result? Are we freer, or more surveilled? How do we live responsibily and promote justice in this? These are questions we'll address in this seminar style course about living a life for others in a society regularly transformed by science and technology. (DOES NOT FULFILL REL/PHL SENIOR SEMINAR REQUIREMENT) (SENIOR STANDING REQUIRED).

Cross-listed Courses: PSC 340

COR 400G. Heroism and the Human Spirit. 3 Credit Hours.

In his 1907 address to the Alumnae Association at Radcliff College, William James suggested that the aim of a successful college education is that those who have it will be able to recognize a good person when they are fortunate enough to encounter one. This course shares that aim. It will involve varied readings from world literature, augmented by some extra readings from philosophy and psychology in search of responses to the question, "What makes a person great?" Of central concern will be the issue of the nature of the heroic; we will also be concerned with some other philosophical problems which arise in connection with this question (such as: the problem of evil; personal identity; determinism, free will and fatalism; death; the mind-body problem and the problem of other minds; philosophical anthropology and philosophical psychology as well as some philosophy of psychology; philosophical analysis of religious experience). Students will be encouraged and expected to bring their own learning from other disciplines to this quest.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400H. The Meaning of Life: Power, Vulnerability, and Narrative Values. 3 Credit Hours.

This interdisciplinary course draws on philosophies of power and history on the one hand, and of difference and narrativity on the other hard, to consider how we can create meaningful lives which are - despite pressures of "normativity" - both open to change and vulnerable to loss. We will first ask "who are we" by consulting Descartes and Freud, as well as Hegel and Nietzsche, to then consider what Foucault calls our disciplinary and regulatory practices and the "contingency" of our historical circumstance (involving science, technology, social medicine, etc.). From there, we will ask "where we're going", contrasting religious views on suffering, and existentialist views on freedom, with "post-humanist" views on difference which emphasize novelty over identity and invulnerability. Students will then experiment narrating the meaning of their own lives in ways that balance emotional investment with objective attraction. This course may include visiting lectures or co-instructors. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400I. The World of the Other. 3 Credit Hours.

An interdisciplinary course on the contemporary world that will address philosophical, social, religious, literary, and scientific issues from diverse perspectives but fully immersed within a context of modernization, underdevelopment, dependency. Taught on campus and in Latin America by Le Moyne College faculty. The course also features lectures by guest speakers from the Rafael Landivar University, a Jesuit institution in Guatemala City and in Quetzaltenango. The course is open to Non-Honor students with permission of the instructors.NOTE: There are additional expenses associated with this course due to the travel component.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of Honors Director.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400ST, COR 400J, COR 400K

COR 400J. Radicalism and the American Experience. 3 Credit Hours.

The focus of this course is on radical ideologies and radical movements, both reformist and reactionary, in the United States. The origins and development of such movements as well as their belief systems will be studied as weill the impact of such movements on political, economic, cultural, and social life in the United States.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400K

COR 400K. Absence and Presence: Meaning and Embodiment in Art and Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

Oftentimes we hear language that speaks to presence: when you don't feel well, "just show up"; when someone is missing or an issue rankling and on our minds, it is "the elephant in the room"; someone spacey is "not all there"--and our political, social, and emotional contexts often interact with people and things that are absent physically but present psychologically and vice versa. This course examines what it means to be "present" in society and in our own lives. We will look at literary examples of characters and representations which, by negotiating both absence and presence, engage how to navigate personal and social realities.

Prerequisite: Senior standing required.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400ST, COR 400J

COR 400ST. Nighttime Fantasies: Echoes of the Arabian Nights in the West. 3 Credit Hours.

Debunking Huntington's "clash of civilization" in our current world is not an easy task. What if civilizations do not clash and only us humans do? This course introduces students to Western stories, film and music that echo that exotic tales of the Arabian Nights. yet, could it be that the Arabian Nights are a Western creation that echoed the exotic tales that reached Europeans through their travel to the East? This course will allow you to look at Aladdin and Jasmine with a gaze, framing them in a different light, compared to when you first discovered them in your childhood. Through literary, cinematic and musical lenses, this course will explore current socio-political topics that affect our daily lives and the future of humanity. does the East clash with the West? is the question we will attempt to answer throughout this course.

Cross-listed Courses: COR 400, COR 400A, COR 400B, COR 400C, COR 400E, COR 400G, COR 400H, COR 400I, COR 400J, COR 400K