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Past Courses

The colorful domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral, an Orthodox church in Moscow's Red Square.
HUAS80021

Twentieth-century Russian fiction writers are unique; they risked their lives to compose literature in defiance of totalitarian regimes, secret police networks, and concentration camps. Through...

An opera hall with three tiers of red velvet seats and curtains laced with gold.
HUAS78028

Not only is the history of opera supremely entertaining, it offers a unique cultural mirror, a barometer of European and American societal evolution. This class examines the great operas, singers, and...

HUAS78101

Changing social conditions of the Romantic period encouraged the birth of the solo virtuoso. We will explore the Romantic concerto and the emergence of virtuoso solo parts in the works of Franz Liszt...

HUAS90905
HUAS90905

This third course in a three-quarter sequence will examine the development of a “world civilization” through the perspective of the West, focusing on the relation between technology and “wisdom.” How...

Mirror for Princes
BASC70205

Xenophon of Athens was a soldier, philosopher, and friend of Socrates. He composed his own Apology of Socrates and led a military retreat of 10,000 Greek mercenaries across Persia. But he is most...

Calligraphy pen writes on lined notebook paper.
WRIT12450

Let the poetry-generating marathon begin. In this course structured around NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month)—an annual writing initiative in which participants write one poem a day for the...

Sepia photograph of torn paper reading "Roe v. Wade" atop the constitution.
BASC80024

For almost 50 years since the momentous decision of the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade (1973), a woman's right to choose an abortion for at least some period of her pregnancy has been the...

BASC70103

Aeschylus is a powerful and poetic writer who was known for his creative and dramatic staging. This class will delve into Aeschylus, the first of the great Greek tragedians, taking up the plays...

HUAS90919

In this course, we will examine the long history of curiosity, collaboration, and cultural exchange connecting Americans and Fascists. In light of this history, it would seem the pressing question is...

HUAS90921

Beginning a year-long sequence, this course will focus on American debates over the meaning of democracy from the early 1930s to 1950 as radicalism of the right and left, Fascism and Communism...