History 100 traces the gradual integration of various regions of the world into an interconnected system. The course follows a chronological narrative from the 15th century to the present comparing the way different societies developed and interacted with each other. The main themes will be political systems, imperial conquest and resistance, trade and cultural exchange, and the role of women and gender. Forms of assessment include three exams and two short papers.
With the arrival of sound, the movies from Hollywood learned not only to talk, but also to sing and dance. Musicals, at once, became one of the American film industry's most popular and inventive genres, and they helped movie-goers cope with economic and social crises and even war. But were these features merely examples of escapism, or did they address in an implicit rather than overt fashion contemporary social, political, and economic issues? Do these films tell us anything about how Americans in the 1930s and 1940s dealt with questions concerning such matters as gender, race, and propaganda practices? This course will examine these questions by doing in-depth studies of some of the most memorable musicals from the beginning of the sound era through 1945. Among the films to be viewed in the weekly showings will be movies displaying the visual magic of Busby Berkeley, the sophisticated dances of Astaire and Rogers, the charm of the Fox musicals (and, in particular, the appeal of Shirley Temple), the lush products of the Arthur Freed unit at M-G-M, and the music of great American composers like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and Harry Warren. Various historical, theoretical, and critical approaches will be considered in the assigned readings for the course and in the weekly lecture-discussions, and the class also will consider the historical antecedents of these films, from vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley to the American musical theater. Students will be asked to write three short papers based on questions from weekly study guides as well as a final paper. Also a significant term paper and prospectus requiring primary source materials will be required. The prerequisite is either a course in history or a course in cinema studies, though it is highly advisable for students to have completed the Composition I requirement. 3 Hours
An expert in art therapy offers this "wonderful" guide "for anyone, artistic or not, who is interested in using art to know more about himself or herself"(Library Journal) Making art-giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives-is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art-making in this spirit of self-discovery-plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities, such as ways to- . Discover a personal myth or story . Recognize patterns and themes in one's life . Identify and release painful memories . Combine journaling and image making . Practice the ancient skill of active imagination . Connect with others through sharing one's art works Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist-and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art. 2b1af7f3a8