Gateway Courses in the Humanities

Are you interested in studying the humanities and arts, but don't know where to begin? Gateway Courses introduce you to the fundamental issues and questions in each discipline, offering an ideal entry point to further study in the department.

Check back here every quarter to learn about Gateway Courses in ALL humanities disciplines.

Introductory Humanities Courses

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
AFRICAAM 69
Black Studies Matter (AFRICAAM 269)
Hobbs, A., Hammann, A., Williams, L., Loder, K. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
6:30pm - 7:50pm
Remote
ARTHIST 1B
How to Look at Art and Why: An Introduction to the History of Western Painting
Nemerov, A. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 10:50am
Remote
COMPLIT 101
What Is Comparative Literature?
Nielsen, N., Key, A. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
COMPLIT 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ILAC 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
McDonald, T., D'aguanno, D., Friesacher, A., Peacocke, A., Landy, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
ECON 4
Democracy Matters (PHIL 30, POLISCI 42, PUBLPOL 4)
Abramitzky, R. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
ENGLISH 10B
Introduction to English I: What Is Literary History?
Greene, R. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
ENGLISH 12B
Introduction to English III: Literature and the Crises of Humanism
Taylor, M. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
FEMGEN 101
Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (AMSTUD 107, CSRE 108, TAPS 108)
Evang, J., Stekl, M., Crandall, M. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
HISTORY 1A
Global History: The Ancient World (CLASSICS 76)
Scheidel, W. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
HISTORY 50A
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Gienapp, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
HUMCORE 111
Texts that Changed the World from the Ancient Middle East (COMPLIT 31, JEWISHST 150, RELIGST 150)
Shemtov, V., Fonrobert, C. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
HUMCORE 112
Great Books, Big Ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome (CLASSICS 37, DLCL 11)
Krebs, C. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
HUMCORE 113
Order, Patterns, and Disorder in Early China (CHINA 163A)
Egan, R., Jia, Q. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
HUMCORE 117
Ancients and Moderns: Africa and South Asia in World Literature (CLASSICS 45)
Parker, G. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
ILAC 130
Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives
Surwillo, L., Plaza Parrochia, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
JAPAN 138
Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture (JAPAN 238)
Galvane, L., Reichert, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:20pm
Remote
LINGUIST 1
Introduction to Linguistics
Hilton, K., Kim, J., Portelance, E., Twiner, N. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
PHIL 1
Introduction to Philosophy
Kim, H., Fitzpatrick, M., Hobbs, L., Amaral, J., Friedman, D. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
8:30am - 9:50am
Remote
PHIL 100
Greek Philosophy (CLASSICS 40)
Attwood, A., Sparling, R., Bobonich, C. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
PHIL 171
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C)
Coyne, B., Petrov, P., Jiang, D., Zweber, A., Krass, M., O'Bryan, J., Jaarte, M. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
PHIL 60
Introduction to Philosophy of Science (HPS 60)
Spencer, L., Longino, H. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
PHIL 74A
Ethics in a Human Life (ETHICSOC 174, HUMBIO 174A)
Gottlieb, D., Dannenberg, J., Wilcox, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
PHIL 81
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ILAC 181, ITALIAN 181, SLAVIC 181)
McDonald, T., D'aguanno, D., Friesacher, A., Peacocke, A., Landy, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
RELIGST 4
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (CLASSICS 9N, JEWISHST 4)
Penn, M., Amin, A., Persad, S., Butterfield, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Remote
RELIGST 4
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (CLASSICS 9N, JEWISHST 4)
Penn, M., Amin, A., Persad, S., Butterfield, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
RELIGST 4
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (CLASSICS 9N, JEWISHST 4)
Penn, M., Amin, A., Persad, S., Butterfield, J. 2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
SYMSYS 1
Minds and Machines (CS 24, LINGUIST 35, PHIL 99, PSYCH 35, SYMSYS 200)
Frank, M., Kornberg, J., Wallack, E., Yoon, E., Cooper, E., Qing, C., Han, J., Hu, X., Kenney, W., Shacklette, D., Lassiter, D. 2020-2021 Autumn
Friday
8:30am - 9:30am
Remote