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Recent and Upcoming Courses in Liberal Studies


Memoir Writing

American Women and Medicine

Spiritual Autobiography

Cultural Uses of Horror

Religion and American Culture

God and Philosophy:  The Guide of the Perplexed (Maimonides)

Society and Self in an Age of Technology

Humanity, Nature, and Justice



Origins (Big History)

Social Justice

Intro to American Studies

The Long 1960s: American Culture and Politics

Political Philosophy of Latin Poetry

Revolt, Reformation, and Renaissance: English History and Culture between 1215 and 1603

Taming the Leviathan: Job, Hobbes, and Melville

Thomas Merton: Writer, Mystic, Activist

Gender in the Ancient World

Oscar Wilde

Baseball and Justice

Fate, Freedom, and Necessity

Eve’s Side of it: Women’s Voices in Western Culture

Memory, History, and Identity

Ancient Alexandria

Political Thought of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois


Irish-American Literature


The Human Nature

Great Books of the Great War (WWI)

Justice and Political Theory

Aristotle and the Natural World

Politics of Whiteness

History of Travel

Tolstoy’s War and Peace: Literature, History and Contexts