- Introduction to Communication Studies (COM 201), Dr. Andrew Leslie
A survey of the nature and processes of communication. Begins with basic concepts of communication, including language, nonverbal processes, perception, listening, and adaptation to audiences; then examines communication in specific contexts, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and mass communication.
- Contemporary Latin American Cinema (SPA 352), Dr. Luis Peña
Exploration of the cinema and filmmaking traditions of Latin America since the 1950’s, with specific attention to aesthetic media and political debate and the histories of national film industries.
- Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHI 105), Dr. Paul Studtmann
Introduction to the origins and development of philosophy in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
- Girls and Women in Novels (WRI 101), Dr. Rick Gay
Fairy tales and novels featuring female protagonists who struggle to define themselves in the face of societal repression. Oral and written discussion with a focus on issues such as moral perspectives, female doubling, social anxiety, and sexual desire.
- Women & Work in Britain: 1700-1918 (HIS 225), Dr. Vivien Dietz
An examination of British women’s lives and social relations with regard to production—artistic, domestic, industrial, intellectual, etc.—in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
- General Psychology (PSY 101), Dr. John Kello
Survey of the current psychology of learning, perception, motivation, intelligence, and thinking, with emphasis on the application of scientific methods to psychological investigation and on the biological bases of behavior and experience.
- American Lit. Through the 20th Century (ENG 280), Dr. Ben Mangrum
Historical survey treating the development of American letters from the beginnings through the twentieth century.
- Finite Mathematics (MAT 110), Dr. Donna Molinek
Mathematical techniques which have been used, productively and extensively, during the last thirty years and which do not involve the use of calculus. Probability, linear programming, matrix algebra, Markov chains, game theory, and graph theory are representative topics.
- Textual Analysis (SPA 270), Dr. Magdalena Maiz-Peña
Reading and discussion of works by Spanish and Latin American writers. Introduction to cultural, historical, and textual analysis of Hispanic literatures and cultures.
- Literary Analysis (ENG 220), Dr. Zoran Kuzmanovich
Emphasizes theoretical approaches and critical strategies for the written analysis of poetry, fiction, and drama and/or film.
- British Literature to 1800 (ENG 240), Dr. Randy Ingram
Introductory survey of the British literary tradition in poetry, drama, and narrative during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Eighteenth Century, with special emphasis on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton.
- Special Topic: Debate & Deliberation (COM 390), Dr. J. Michael Hogan
Reflection on the role of debate and deliberation in civic life, with a historical approach to understanding how changing rhetorical norms and conventions, increasing cultural diversity, and new media technologies have impacted the character and quality of public discourse.
- Gendered Communication in Society (COM 218), Dr. Amanda Martinez
Examination of the social construction of gender in both personal relationships and professional contexts, with an exploration of culture, verbal and nonverbal communication, family dynamics and close relationships, education, organizational communication, and roles in media.
- Contemporary Poetry (ENG 387), Dr. Alan Michael Parker
A course concerned with schools, movements, and problems in the literary arts, including a survey of poetic geneaologies, and investigation of the relationship between poetry and cultural theory, poetry and current affairs, and poetry and technology.
- Literary Satans (ENG 333), Dr. Randy Ingram
This course follows Satan’s travels through texts such as Job, the Gospels, Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Goethe’s Faust, short fiction by Hawthorne and Poe, Hogg’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, films The Exorcist and The Witch, TV shows Supernatural, Fargo, and Lucifer.
- Latin American Literature II (SPA 341), Dr. Luis Peña
Ideas, aesthetics, and theoretical interpretations that have shaped modern Latin American literature and other cultural expressions from 1900 to the present.
Summer 2018 – Davidson en Cádiz
- Advanced Spanish Language Seminar (SPA 393), Prof. Inmaculada Menacho Jiménez
Advanced language and composition course, with an emphasis on writing and discussion influenced by cultural immersion.
- Advanced Seminar in Spanish Cultures (SPA 394), Prof. Miguel Angel Vizcaya Rojas
An advanced course in Spanish culture studied through film, literature, music, art, and periodicals with a focus on contemporary culture.
- Navigating the Avant Garde (ENG 486), Dr. Suzanne Churchill
A seminar on Mina Loy – an artist, writer, feminist, inventor, and entrepreneur who moved in the circles of Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, and migrated among metropolitan centers of avant-garde activity from the 1910s to the 1950s. Since Loy played a role in almost every major avant-garde movement, this course explores and maps the avant-garde networks she navigated using magazines to chart lines of connection and influence.
- Writing the Amerindian Americas (SPA 358), Dr. Patricio Boyer
Examination of the European imperial project in the Americas through the lens of Indigenous writing and cultural responses. By examining indigenous texts from throughout the Americas, we traced the way native orality and writing has negotiated the impact of imperialism, as well as the various ways in which these responses have helped to shape hybrid, autochthonous cultures throughout the western hemisphere.
- Intro to Digital Studies (DIG 101), Dr. Mark Sample
Critical approach to contemporary digital culture. Topics included the history of digital media, the rise of network society, and the influence of digital technology upon narrative, arts, and science.
- Intro to Philosophy of Education (EDU 141), Dr. Rick Gay
A study of classic and contemporary documents in Philosophy of Education. Included readings, discussions, and analyses of approximately twenty different philosophers from the fifth century BCE to the twenty-first century.
- 20th Century Spain (SPA 331), Dr. Kyra Kietrys
Writers of the early decades, the Generation of 1927 and the Spanish Civil War, the Franco and democratic years, into the 1980s, 1990s, and the new century films. Study and analysis of socio-historical, ideological, and cultural contexts.
- Intro to Christian Ethics (REL 150), Dr. Doug Ottati
An introduction to fundamental questions and methods of ethical inquiry and theological thinking on the moral life.
- Literary Monsters (ENG 110), Dr. Randy Ingram
Examination of monsters in widely varied texts, followed by a discussion of each monster as a response to distinct fears, their unstable place in cultural history, and their association with popular entertainment.
- Spanish Lit. Through the Golden Age (SPA 320), Dr. Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez
Major works from medieval times through the seventeenth century, studied against a background of historical developments and literary currents.
- Gender & Society (SOC 217), Dr. Gayle Kaufman
Critical approach to examining the social construction of gender, exploring several different perspectives on gender inequality and the role of social institutions such as family, education, economy, and media in creating the experience of gender in society.
- Documenting Latin America (SPA 490), Dr. Luis Peña
Focus on the Latin American chronicle, as it remains a thriving and evolving practice, from its increased focus on the violence and drug-trafficking cultures, to its engagement with the internet as a powerful platform for communication.
- Independent Study: Memoir Writing (ENG 396), Dr. Shireen Campbell
Analysis of complex relations between narrative point of view, diction, tone, and pacing and the content of the tale being told. Generation of memoir content in response to a variety of writing prompts. Reflection on learning in progress, and creation and revision of a compelling seminar-length memoir and/or persuasive written analysis of a memoir.
- Foundations of American Education (EDU 121), Dr. Rick Gay
Traces historical development and underlying philosophies of educational institutions and practices in the United States; considers current roles and functions of the school in relation to other social institutions.
- Transformation and Travel in Spain (SPA 402), Dr. Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez
Examination of the concept of travel, migrations, and pilgrimages in Spain as transformational experiences for the individual.
- Milton & Paradise Lost (ENG 455), Dr. Randy Ingram
Intensive study of John Milton’s masterpiece Paradise Lost. Discussions will involve close analysis of individual lines and words, and will examine the contexts of the text, from ancient traditions to the present.
- Creative Writing Seminar: Literary Journalism (ENG 401), Dr. Cynthia Lewis
Combines the essential elements of creative nonfiction with the fruits of journalistic research and reportage -in both the library and the field, through interviewing. The research will culminate in a piece of reported creative nonfiction, prepared for publication, ranging from 6000 to 7000 words.