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LIBA 200C. Culture and Expression: The Modern Period. Interdisciplinary seminar on cultural movements, figures, and art forms of the modern period from the Baroque to the present. Focus on the West with some global comparison. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives, methods, and research techniques germane to the liberal arts. Note: Writing Intensive Prerequisite: LIBA 200A and LIBA 200B; Graduate Standing Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 204. Performance Of Culture. Study of the relationship between discourses of culture, politics, aesthetics, and live performance. Critical theories drawn from new methodology and ideologies will be applied to theatrical representations, both classical and contemporary. Cross Listed: THEA 204; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 208. Politics in the Age of Antichrist: Prophecy and Society, 1500-1800. Examination of the role of the Judeo-Christian apocalypse in the creation of modern realms of discourse, including political thought, modern science, and secular values generally. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 210. Gender and Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Exploration of the relationships and roles of women and men in the context of religious life. May focus extensively on one or more particular religious traditions cross-culturally, or draw on a wider spectrum of examples. Special attention paid to the complementary nature of men's and women's roles in many religious traditions; and also the way that male perspectives have dominated many areas of formal religious discourse, noting the dissenting voices of women often hidden in more informal types of expression. Cross Listed: HRS 210; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 211. Psychological Issues in Films. Examines the presentation of psychological themes in contemporary feature films. It will consider such topics as: Adolescence, Adulthood and Aging, Homosexuality, Drug Addiction, and Physical Disability as they are portrayed in films created for a mass market. Cross Listed: PSYC 296M; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 215. Images of America at Home and Abroad. Study and analysis of uniquely American cultural patterns, social institutions, and core values, and how they are perceived both in America and abroad. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 226. Wisdom and Apocalyptic Literature. Examines two of the more creative literary genres that make up the canonical and deuterocanonical literature of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Both the historical and theological underpinnings of wisdom and apocalyptic writing will be explored in-depth, with some consideration given to literary analogues in Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Greek cultures. Significant research into wisdom and apocalyptic writings outside of the testament framework required. Prerequisite: LIBA 200A or graduate status in History or instructor permission. Cross Listed: HRS 226; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 232. Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine. Philosophic investigation of moral problems in the medical world, including decision making, rights and values pertaining to human life, and the principles of justice applied to the health care field. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 243. The Holocaust. Analytical study of the Nazi extermination of European Jewry, with particular emphasis given to the roots of exterminationist anti-Semitism, and to the cultural response of Jews and non-Jews to the tragedy of mass-murder. Cross Listed: HRS 243; only one may be counted for credit. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0
LIBA 299. Special Problems. Individual projects or directed reading. Note: Open only to students who have demonstrated competence in undertaking individual work. Enrollment requires approval of the supervising faculty member and the Program Coordinator. No more than 6 units total of LIBA 299 may be counted toward the major. Graded: Graded (CR/NC Available). Units: 1.0 - 3.0.
LIBA 500. Culminating Experience. Completion of a thesis, project or comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy and permission of the Program Coordinator. Graded: Thesis in Progress. Units: 3.0