5 interesting, new classes to be offered this fall

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:23 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — Here is a list of five new courses that will be held this semester, three of which count for general education credit.

1. HIST 4625: The Idea of Social Evolution in the Age of Darwin is a history course that aims to explore the impact of the Darwin revolution in the life sciences on ideas about social evolution, from the Victorian Era to the present. This is a social science course.

2. PEA_ST 2000: Exploration in Social and Economic Justice is a peace studies course that will examine issues of fairness and equality in economic, political, and social systems, and applies social justice principles to major social problems. This course is the same as SOC_WK 2000. This course meets the behavioral science requirement for general education. 

3. JOURN 3510H: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies is an honors journalism section that will focus on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisites are sophomore standing, JOURN 1100 and a 2.75 GPA or instructor’s consent. Honors eligibility is required.

4. RUSS 3390: True Fictions: Russian Prose since 1900 is a survey of Russian prose fiction of the 20th and early 21st century. The course gives a short history of Russian prose fiction after 1900, offers a theory of analytical reading of imaginative prose and hones the skills of intelligent writing about evaluative reading. Readings, lecture and discussion are in English and no previous knowledge of Russian literature is assumed. This course meets the humanities requirement for general education and sophomore standing is required.

5. AR_H_A 1040: Rembrandt is a brief introduction to the life and work of Rembrandt van Rijn. Special attention will be given to the appreciation of his art by his contemporaries. This course meets the humanities requirement for general education. 

Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.

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