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CHC 100    CUNY Seminar 1: Arts in NYC

Section 01        W 3:10-5:40                 Prof. Felner
Code #0474     HN 521


CHC 100    CUNY Seminar 1: Arts in NYC

Section 02        W 3:10-5:40               Prof. Ender
Code #0475     HN C111


CHC 100    CUNY Seminar 1: Arts in NYC                

Section 03        W. 10:10-12:40              Prof. Israel     
Code #0476     HW 509A


CHC 100    CUNY Seminar 1: Arts in NYC      

Section 04        W, 2:10-4:40               Prof Lesser                                                
Code #0477     207HW


CHC 100    CUNY Seminar 1: Arts in NYC                              

Section 05        TH 10:00-12:30               Prof. Weinroth
Code # 0478    611 HN


CHC 200    CUNY Seminar III: Science & Technology   

Section 01        T, F 9:45-11:00                     Prof Elston
Code #0479     Tuesdays:  HE 1413; Fridays:  HN 926


CHC 200    CUNY Seminar III: Science & Technology  

Section 02        T, F 2:10-3:25         Prof Linky                           
Code # 0480    HN C111


CHC 200    CUNY Seminar III: Science & Technology   

Section 03        T, F 9:45-11:00            Prof Marcotulio                                                                    Code # 0481    HE 922


CHC 200    CUNY Seminar III: Science & Technology  

Section 04        T, F 2:10-3:25                Prof Marcotullio                               
Code # 0482    HW 610


CHC 200    CUNY Seminar III: Science & Technology 

Section 05        M, TH 1:10-2:25         Prof Alexandratos            
Code #0483     HW 410


ANTHC 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  

Section 900      Lecture W 11:10-12:00                        511 HW          Staff           
Code#0097      Lecture TH 11:10-12:00                       511 HW
                        Recitation M 11:10-12:00                     511 HW


ANTHC 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  

Section 901       Lecture W   4:10-5:00             511HW           Staff
Code #0098      Lecture TH    4:10-5:00           511HW
                         Recitation W 3:10-4:00           732HN


CHEM 103B       General Chemistry Lab                           

Section 900       T, 2:10-5:00                             Staff
Code#0551       HN 1412S


CLA 203    Roman Civilization                                          

Section 900      M/TH 2:45-4:00                                   Prof Ancona
Code#0663      HW 424


ENG 221    Expository Writing                                   

Section 900      T, F 11:10-12:25      C103 HN       4 credits   Prof Grayson
Code#5352      N.B.:  This class was formerly listed as English 120.                                 


ENG 221    Expository Writing                                   

Section 901      T, F 12:45-2:00         C103 HN     4 credits  Prof Grayson
Code#5354      N.B.:  This class was formerly listed as English 120.


ENG 221    Expository Writing                                 

Section 902      T, W, F 9:10-10:00       408 HW                4 credits           Prof Barosky
Code#5355      N.B.:  This class was formerly listed as English 120.


ENG 220    Introduction to Literature                        

Section 900      T, F 12:45-2:00          C111 HN        Staff


ENG 389.60        William Blake’s Poetry and Art                

Section 900      M, W 1:00-2:15    (Allow for travel time)         Prof Lattin
Code#4715      35 West 67th Street

This course focuses on the composite art (poetry and design) of William Blake’s illuminated books.  William Blake is unique in the world of art in that he combined the arts of engraving, painting, and poetry, creating individually hand-crafted books. We will study these works using facsimile editions and Internet reproductions from the William Blake Archive (  Class discussion will be an important part of the course.


ENG 390.85        Literature and Film                         

Section 900      M, 3-5:40        (Allow for travel time)          Prof Lattin   
Code#4719      35 West 67th Street

This course focuses on the presentation, interpretation and adaptation of literature into film.  Students will study six works of literature (Shakespeare’s Henry V, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Morrison’s Beloved, James’ The Turn of the Screw, Austen’s Emma, and Shelley’s Frankenstein).  Each student will be responsible for the reading of the literary works and the viewing of nine films (  Whale’s “Frankenstein,” Condon’s “Gods and Monsters,” both Olivier’s and Branagh’s “Henry V,” McGrath’s “Emma,” Silverstone’s “Clueless,” Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” Bolt’s “The Turn of the Screw,” and Demme’s “Beloved”).  Class discussion will be an important part of the course.

ENG 390.76     Understanding the Sixties: Literature, Music, Culture and Politics                    

Section 900      Prof Goldstein                                                                   
Code#4681      Friday 3:45-6:15                      HW 214

This course will explore major movements associated with the '60s, including the counterculture, the sexual revolution, the New Left, black power, and pop art. We will consider the roots of 60s sensibility, from the Beats, hipsters, and existentialists of the postwar era to the folk, blues, and R&B traditions. We will examine the philosophical currents of that decade through some of its leading literary figures, including James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Marshall McLuhan, Herbert Marcuse, Susan Sontag, and Tom Wolfe. In addition, we will view works of art and scenes from films that were significant at that time. These artifacts will be examined alongside pop music with a similar spirit, so that they can be experienced in counterpoint. Specific songs will be presented against material from other media in order to make their congruencies clear. I will use my own interactions with important rock creators-such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison-to bring the era alive, leaving you with a new perspective on how the music and the values of the '60S were related. And hopefully it will be groovy.


HIST 151   U.S. from the Colonial Era to the Civil War

Section 900      T/F 9:45-11:00 HW 507                  Prof. MaCauley


HIST 384.61        Hitler’s Germany 1919-1945

Section 900      T/F 9:45-11:00 HW 207                   Prof. Hett

In early 1933 Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the German Reich, launching a twelve year period in which Germany would drive the world toward the most devastating war in its history while also carrying out history's most infamous campaign of genocide. The questions of how and why such a regime could come into being in an advanced modern democracy remain both urgent and controversial. This course will deal with some of the major issues in understanding this catastrophic period in human history. Readings will include both primary sources in translation and secondary sources. By the end of the course students should have a good command not only of the basic narrative history of the Nazi era, but of some of the debates which it has aroused among historians and others. Students will be expected to produce an extensive research paper and contribute regularly to class discussions.


HIST 250.77   American War/Vietnam War    

Section 900      T/F 2:10-3:25     Profs. Rosenberg and Belsky        
Code#4504      HW 508

For most Americans, "Vietnam" refers to a war not a country.  Indeed this still-controversial war proved a transformative event in the history of postwar America, reconfiguring the country's engagement with the world and altering the fabric of domestic society and culture. In Vietnam, the implications of the struggle, which is known as "The American War," are still more profound. From a Vietnamese perspective, the war against the United States was an epochal development, which had a dramatic impact on the political, social, and cultural life of Vietnam and its people.

This course takes the war (broadly defined) as its subject, and seeks to examine the experience from the perspectives of the Vietnamese and the Americans. Among the subjects to be considered are Vietnamese colonial history and the rise of nationalism; the origins and conduct of the war (how and why it was fought and by whom); the war's impact on both societies; and American and Vietnamese memories of the conflict. The class will explore these topics through primary documents, secondary readings, and literature.


HONS 201.55  Jerusalem Under the British Mandate                      

Section 01        M, Th 1:10-2:25               Prof. Schor           
Code# 4141     HW413

British rule in Palestine commenced on December 11, 1917, when General Sir Edmund Allenby, having routed the Turkish army, entered the Old City of Jerusalem on foot.  It ended on May 14, 1948, when the last British convoy formed outside the King David, the Union Jack was lowered, and the Red Cross flag was raised on the roof of the hotel.  The euphoria experienced at the commencement of British rule was matched by the fury that accompanied their departure. Hopes of peace and prosperity were replaced by the struggle to survive in a city once again under siege.

Jerusalem was the center of British rule in Palestine.  There the High Commissioners who were appointed by the Colonial Office tried to improve on the records of previous conquerors of the city.  Most believed that as the paramount power in the region, Britain had obligations to all its peoples.  From the beginning, they shared the sense of awe recorded in 1926 by Stewart Perowne, who went to Palestine as the secretary to the Anglican Bishop:

The moment I arrived…he drove me straight up to the top of the Mount of Olives, and there we looked down on Jerusalem, lying before us like a beautiful jeweled model…unforgettable to this day…you felt you were very much part of the original Palestine, that you might find Rebecca at the well, or the woman of Samaria coming out…literally, I mean one had that feeling, a tremendous sort of feeling…that the Holy Land was still Holy.

All of these feelings—of innate superiority, of their honorable mission, and of the sense of holiness, would be sorely tested during thirty years of reality in Jerusalem.

Using a wide variety of sources—architecture and urban planning, art and media studies, memoir and letter writing, political science and history, we will focus on the evolving communities of Jerusalem, their growing sense of identities, and the changing image of the city in the West during the years of British rule.

Grades will be based on three components—class participation (25%), oral presentation (25%), and final paper (50%). The final paper must include both primary and secondary sources.

NOTEThis is a one-time opportunity to take a seminar offered by the Thomas Hunter Honors Program (THHP).  Taking this seminar does not imply acceptance into the THHP. It will, however, count as one of your MHC honors courses.  If you wish to take this course, obtain your advisor’s permission and then contact Sarah Jeninsky at 212-772-4127, or by e-mail at


MUSHL 101        Introduction to Music                       

Section 900      T, F 11:10-12:25         Prof. Coppola                      
Code#1891      HN 407


PHIL 204  Great Philosophers:  Modern and Contemporary  

Section 900      T, F 11:10-12:25                      Prof Keating
Code#4376      HW 509B


POLSC 110 (W) American Government                          

Section 900      M, Th 11:10-12:00 (lecture)          714 HW      Prof Polsky
Code#2256      Th 12:10-1:00 (discussion)           C103 HN
GER 1C or GER 2B
Not open to students who have taken POLSC 111
Pre- or Corequisite:  English 120


POLSC 112           (W) Introduction to Political Theory      

Section 900      M, TH 2:25-4:00          Prof. Dragomir    
Code#5006      HN C110


POLSC 201 Ancient to Early Modern Political Thought    

Section 900      T, F 11:10-12:25      Prof. Wallach                                      
Code#2278      HW 1731


POLSC 316           Political Theory of Human Rights                    

Section 900      M, TH 1:10-2:25       Prof. Chuman         
Code#2339      C103 HN


PSYCH 100           Introduction to Psychology                   

Section 900      M, TH 2:45-4:00                      Prof Barry                                           
Code#2444      922 HE


PSYCH 390.76    Psychology:  East and West            

Section 900      M/W 4:10-5:25              Prof. Newman
Code#4802      TH 518
Prerequisites:  PSYCH 100 and permission of instructor.

This seminar undertakes a comprehensive comparison of western vs. eastern perspectives on various psychological and psychotherapeutic issues. In what ways are these two "psychologies" alike and in what ways do they strongly differ? Can eastern, particularly Buddhist, understandings inform our own models and theories? Is an integration possible or even desireable? These and other questions will be explored along with topics such as : the meaning of "self," formation of identity, personality vs. essential qualities, depression and the handling of difficult emotions, dealing with uncertainty, intimate relating, meditation, psychotherapy, and how people change. Class discussions, presentations, and experiential exercises are an integral part of this course format.   


STAT 213  Introduction to Applied Statistics                

Section 900      T, F 2:10-3:25              Prof. Baranchik                             
Code#4707      920 HE


WOMST 100       Introduction to Women Studies       

Section 900      M, W 5:35-6:50               Prof. Gaboury
Code#4443      HW 412


WOMST 300.35  Becoming Equal:  Women in Public Policy Since the 1960s

Section 900      T 4:10-6:40      (Allow for travel time)  35 West 67th Street       Prof. Chesler
Code#3005      Open only to juniors and seniors

Since the 1960s, profound shifts in the economy have propelled American women into the workforce.  A powerful second wave of women’s rights advocates also drove important changes in cultural norms.  But whatever the larger trends at play, gains for women that we often take for granted today would not have happened without the full force of laws that prevent sex discrimination in education, employment, health care, and basic obligations of citizenship. This seminar will place a gender lens on public policy and examine the major innovations through which American women in the course of two generations have secured critical rights and opportunities. It will present case studies of landmark legislative and judicial victories in the recent history of U.S. women’s rights that have contributed to overall social and economic well-being, and it will feature guest conversations with some of the pioneering advocates who made these gains possible.  Students will be required to present papers or prepare sophisticated audio-visual presentations that address still unresolved matters of inequality for women.  Open only to juniors and seniors with basic coursework in political science, history, and/or women’s studies. 


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