COR 330 Class Descriptions

In the third year of Core, students who are not studying abroad enroll in any two COR 330 courses. The 330 courses, which vary from semester to semester, offer a "deep dive" into various regions of the world and give students the opportunity to choose topics of interest to them.

Take a look at what is offered for the Fall 2019 semester:


COR 330-01: Gender in Japan

Veruska Cantelli | M 8:00–10:45 AM

This section will embark into an interdisciplinary quest to understand the complexity of gender in Japan: voices, roles, and representations. We will read and discuss some of the foundational writings from women thinkers of the turn of the century, continue our journey through post-war Japan and the rise of radical feminist movements, and explore subculture experiments with gender boundaries in manga and some of the contemporary debates on transgender representations in contemporary Japan. Although the main geographical subject of our study this semester will be Japan, we will try to delineate some of the points of correspondence and contention with western and non-western trajectories.

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COR 330-02: Gender in Japan

Veruska Cantelli | M 12:30–3:15 PM

This section will embark into an interdisciplinary quest to understand the complexity of gender in Japan: voices, roles, and representations. We will read and discuss some of the foundational writings from women thinkers of the turn of the century, continue our journey through post-war Japan and the rise of radical feminist movements, and explore subculture experiments with gender boundaries in manga and some of the contemporary debates on transgender representations in contemporary Japan. Although the main geographical subject of our study this semester will be Japan, we will try to delineate some of the points of correspondence and contention with western and non-western trajectories.

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COR 330-03: Irish Women and Drama: Identity and the Challenges of Globalization

Joanne Farrell | T, Th 3:30–4:45 PM

The 20th century was an era of political upheaval, revolution, civil war, and heated debate over what it means to be Irish. It was also a period of exceptional literary production and innovation, especially in theatre. Examining the ideological, historical, and cultural issues in relation to the performance of woman, gender, sexuality, and the body on the Irish stage in plays by and about women will allow us to understand the struggle for independence, identity, and the challenges of globalization.

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COR 330-04: Identity in Jordan's Cultural Mosaic

Miriam Horne | Th 3:30–6:15 PM

Drawing on the legacies of intersecting, overlapping, and dynamic cultures of the geographic region called Jordan, this course seeks to understand the meaning of citizenship both for ethnic and cultural groups within Jordan and for students engaging in the world. The course will do this by focusing through the lens of co-existing cultural groups to understand the complex fabric that is modern-day Jordan. By examining the historical migration as well as the cultural values represented through art and media, the course will help students understand the complexities of citizenship. Jordan, with its complex and myriad cultures, serves as a microcosm of the world. As students come to understand how disparate cultures may not only co-exist but also interact, they will have the opportunity to examine their own intersections and roles as they negotiate global engagement.

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COR 330-05: Identity in Jordan's Cultural Mosaic

Miriam Horne | T 3:30–6:15 PM

Drawing on the legacies of intersecting, overlapping, and dynamic cultures of the geographic region called Jordan, this course seeks to understand the meaning of citizenship both for ethnic and cultural groups within Jordan and for students engaging in the world. The course will do this by focusing through the lens of co-existing cultural groups to understand the complex fabric that is modern-day Jordan. By examining the historical migration as well as the cultural values represented through art and media, the course will help students understand the complexities of citizenship. Jordan, with its complex and myriad cultures, serves as a microcosm of the world. As students come to understand how disparate cultures may not only co-exist but also interact, they will have the opportunity to examine their own intersections and roles as they negotiate global engagement.

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COR 330-06: Buddhism in Tibet

David Kite | M, Th 9:30–10:45 AM

Buddhism moved from its origins in ancient northern India throughout the Far East and China and into one of its most distinctive modern forms in Tibet. This course will look at Buddhist ideas, texts, and practices to see how they came to form a basis of Tibetan culture and a principal source of identity in the contested relationship between modern China and Tibet today.

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COR 330-07: Buddhism in Tibet

David Kite | M 12:30–1:45 PM, W 9:30—10:45 AM

Buddhism moved from its origins in ancient northern India throughout the Far East and China and into one of its most distinctive modern forms in Tibet. This course will look at Buddhist ideas, texts, and practices to see how they came to form a basis of Tibetan culture and a principal source of identity in the contested relationship between modern China and Tibet today.

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