Summer 2013 Wroxton Courses
POL 1500 - Comparative Politics - Dr. H. Li
This course is an introduction to comparative politics. In its efforts to understand why political systems vary in form and substance across time and space, the course will examine both historical processes of political change and development as well as contemporary political institutions and government policies. The course will cover a range of countries including the Great Britain, Japan, Russia, and China.
This course satisfies a Social Science, Political Science or a Cultural Diversity requirement.
PHL 3650 - Aesthetics: Identity, Morality and Mortality in the British Imagination - Dr. Wians
We are so immersed in the various forms of artistic expression and production in our daily lives—whether visual, musical, literary, or architectural—that we seldom stop to consider what art is and why it has such power to affect us. What makes something art? Are there objective artistic standards, or are all standards merely subjective preferences? How can different art works sometimes excite us, sometimes calm us, make us laugh, and make us cry? There are some of the questions we shall ask as we study art’s power, meaning, and social and political dimensions. Depending on the interests of the instructor, the course may emphasize a particular art form, such as painting or music.
This course satisfies a Philosophy or Humanities requirement.
INTER 3430 - Anatomy of Contemporary Britain
The Anatomy of Contemporary Britain (INTER 3430) is a special 3 credit inter-disciplinary programme intended as a helpful companion to finding oneself not only in a foreign country but also in a foreign culture. It has been specially designed to introduce the student to the environment and life-style of Britain today, and to set these in their necessary context. Common use of ‘English’ language in both the United States and Britain often conceals essential differences that exist in culture and in attitudes. These differences will be identified and explored through the study of a variety of topics both in the classroom setting and outside.
The course satisfies the Experiential Learning requirement.
ART 3415 - Develop of British Painting
The course is an introduction to the development of British painting and allied arts from the16th to 20th centuries. Artistic development in Britain and European sources for training andinspiration will be studied. Lectures will cover leading artists’ development of style, technique, subject matter and relationships with visits to national and private collections will support the programme.