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Featured Course: The Ancient World in Modern Film

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The Ancient World in Modern Film

  Modern cinema often shapes our understanding of the past – both good and bad. But just how historically accurate are our favorite films? Are modern directors more interested in wowing audiences with over-the-top theatrics and CGI effect instead of portraying a historically-accurate account of the ancient world? Are you not entertained!? This summer, ANCS 350 – The Ancient World in Modern Film explores […]

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Featured Course: East-Asian Civilization

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hist103

  Before the intrusion of the West in the 19th century, East Asia was significantly different from what we see now. In order to understand how Western civilization impacted the development of the contemporary East Asia that we see today, we must consider the historical perspective. HIST 103 – East-Asian Civilization will take Summer Session II students through the history of traditional society in […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Asian American Culture

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amst375

  One of the best ways to track cultural contributions is through literature and film. AMST 375 – Studies in Asian American Culture explores the role of cultural expression and artistic representation in Asian American culture as it attempts to establish a sense of belonging and cultural presence in the U.S. The course begins with historical information on patterns of immigration for various […]

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Featured Course: American Indian Cultures

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ANTH 326

  Many people fail to realize the cultural diversity of groups indigenous to the Americas. This summer, examine the issues of representation and identity in contemporary North American Indian communities, including the role of anthropological interpretation and its impact on the perceptions of Native America. Drawing on contemporary ethnographic studies, ANTH 326 – American Indian Cultures emphasizes the economic and political adaptations […]

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Featured Course: The Human Organism

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biol106

  In a world where cancer is the leading cause of death and infectious disease is an ongoing epidemic in multiple countries, we need to be aware of how our bodies function and what makes them dysfunction. We need to learn healthy practices so that we can take any precautions necessary in order to take care of our bodies. This summer, BIOL 106: The Human […]

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