ARH 101 (Frazer Ward) MW 9-10:20
Approaching the Body
The art, architecture and popular culture of different societies and historical periods have fantasized, described, implied, performed, repressed, even banished the human body, in widely divergent ways. What do these different approaches tell us, about the body itself, and about the artistic, historical and cultural contexts in which it emerges? Focusing on a series of case studies drawn from a range of contexts, from the medieval to the contemporary, and seeking appropriate methods of visual analysis, we will listen to what the body has to tell us.
CLT 229 (Ann Jones) MW 9-10:20
The Renaissance Gender Debate
In "La Querelle des Femmes" medieval and Renaissance writers (1350-1650) took on misogynist ideas from the ancient world and early Christianity: woman as failed man, irrational animal, fallen Eve. Writers debated women's sexuality (insatiable or purer then men's?), marriage (the hell of nagging wives or the highest Christian state?), women's souls (nonexistent or subtler than men's?), female education (a waste of time or a social necessity?). Brief study of the social and cultural changes fuelling the polemic; analysis of the many literary forms it took, from Chaucer's Wife of Bath to Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, women scholars' dialogues such as Moderata Forte's The Worth of Women, and pamphlets from the popular press. Some attention to the battle of the sexes in the visual arts. Recommended: a previous course in classics, medieval or Renaissance studies or women's studies.
ECO 150 (Lewis Davis) MWF 9-9:50
How and how well do markets work? What should government do in a market economy? How do markets set prices, determine what will be produced, and decide who will get the goods? We consider important economic issues including preserving the environment, free trade, taxation, (de)regulation, and poverty.
ECO 153 (Randall Bartlett) MWF 9-9:50
An examination of current macroeconomic policy issues, including the short and long-run effects of budget deficits and surpluses, the determinants of economic growth, causes and effects of inflation, and the effects of high trade deficits. The course will focus on what, if any, government (monetary and fiscal) policies should be pursued in order to achieve low inflation, full employment, high economic growth, and rising real wages.