An in-depth examination of images and objects from throughout history and world cultures. Emphasis will be on the materials and techniques of painting, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, and on what these objects and images say about the cultures that made and make them. Class format will be lecture, class discussions and student group presentations. Two self-guided Philadelphia-area field trips will be required.
This course provides an overview of the forces which are shaping global economics and politics. Students will develop an understanding of the roles of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, as well as non-governmental groups like Amnesty International and al Qaeda. Students will also examine the process of economic globalization in order to understand its varying impacts on different world regions.
Intensive research on a topic that does not fall within a particular discipline in the humanities or that is interdisciplinary in nature. Can be taken for College Studies credit. For further details, see general description of Independent Study in ?Academic Policies? section.