Crystal Wall & Kristie Wrasman
020.390 “Model Systems in Biology”
This course will provide an in-depth overview of the influence of model systems on human health and their role in answering current research problems.
030.421.01 “Uses of Coordination Chemistry in Medicine”
In this course, we will introduce basic concepts of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry and the variety of roles that metals play in contemporary medicine and their applications to both diagnosis and therapies.
TBD “Topics in Political Economy”
Societies make their key economic decision under the constraints imposed by their political institutions. This course studies the interaction between economics and politics in public policy design, with topics ranging from fiscal policy to international development.
TBD “Economics of the Internet”
This course explores the Internet from an economist’s perspective, considering pricing and product differentiation decisions of firms in the electronic marketplace, and examining the dynamics of online competition.
TBD “Milton and Liberty: Public and Private”
This course examines John Milton’s commitment to liberty in its many varieties, both public and private, as articulated in his early prose writing and as imagined in his poetic works.
TBD “Prophecy after Science”
How does the rise of science influence prophetic traditions? We focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, including works by Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Newton, Austen, and Mary Shelly.
German Romance Languages
TBD “What is an image? – Art, Technology, and Visual Culture around 1900”
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory of the image with an emphasis on its material and conceptual transformations in the modern period.
TBD “The Book of Nature, the Nature of Books: The Origins of Literacy Ecology”
This course investigates how European literature before 1700 invents internal ecosystems, influences the environments in which it is produced, and functions overall as ecology.
TBD “Gender in Latin American History”
From Maya codices to Castro’s speeches, this class examines the opportunities and constraints gendered labels supplied and their relationships to hierarchies of class and race.
History of Art
010.152 “Medieval Renascences”
A course on the appropriation, citation, and imitation of Classical Antiquity in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Byzantine and Western art, fifth to the thirteenth centuries.
010.163 “The Disappearing Wall: Roman Frescoes in Context
This course will introduce ancient Roman wall painting from Pompeii and Rome as frescoes painted on “disappearing walls.” We will analyze these paintings in their historical, archaeological and contemporary contexts.
History of Science
140.376 “The History of Geographic Thought: Antiquity to Humbolt”
This course traces the development of the science of geography from antiquity through the mid-nineteenth century. Readings explore the legal, political, cultural and theological resonances of geography during this period.
TBD “The Epicurians, the Stoics, and the Skeptics on How to Live”
The question “How to live?” is eternal. We will examine the answers proposed by the three philosophical schools, and perhaps even clarify our own personal ideas on how to live.
TBD “On Diet: Are We What We Eat”
This course explores historical and contemporary understandings of the relationships between diet, biological bodies, ethical selves, and political communities by attempting to answer the question “are we what we eat?”
230.372 “Social Protest in Contemporary China”
This class introduces popular resistance in post-1978 China, examining its socioeconomic, political, and cultural background various types of protests by multiple social groups, and outcomes of social protest.