Questions about ECS?

Consult a program representative:

Stephen Dowden
Chair and Undergraduate Advising Head
dowden@brandeis.edu
(781) 736-3218

Alyssa Ring
Academic Administrator
afabrizio@brandeis.edu
(781) 736-3200

Xinyi Du
Undergraduate Departmental Representative
cathydu@brandeis.edu

Course Offerings

To view the complete descriptions of the courses that satisfy the requirements for the European Cultural Studies major, please visit the University Bulletin. To view ECS-related courses being offered during the Fall 2016 semester, see below or visit the Schedule of Classes on the University Registrar's website.

Fall 2016 Courses


ECS Proseminar

ECS 100A: European Cultural Studies Proseminar: Modernism
[ hum wi ]
Professor Stephen Dowden
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

Explores the interrelationship of literature, music, painting, philosophy, and other arts in the era of high modernism. Works by Artaud, Baudelaire, Benjamin, Mann, Mahler, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Kandinsky, Schiele, Beckett, Brecht, Adorno, Sartre, Heidegger, and others. Usually offered every fall semester.

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Fall 2016 Comparative Literature Seminars

ENG 115B: Fictions of Liberty: Europe in a Revolutionary Age
[ hum ]
Professor Jennifer Reed
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM

Fall 2016 Courses in European Literature

ENG 1A: Introduction to Literary Studies
[ hum ]
Professor Jerome Tharaud
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

ENG 33A: Shakespeare
[ hum ]
Professor Ramie Targoff
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM

ENG 43A: Major English Authors, Chaucer to Milton
[ hum ]
Staff
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM

FREN 110A: Cultural Representations
[ fl hum wi ]
Professor Hollie Harder
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

FREN 134B: Masculine/Feminine
[ fl hum ]
Professor Martine Voiret
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

GER 105A: Writing on the Wall: Literature, the Arts, and the Fall of the Wall
[ fl hum wi ]
Professor Kathrin Seidl
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM

HISP 110A: Heroes and Anti-Heroes of Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature
[ fl hum ]
Professor James Mandrell
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

HISP 125B: Literary Women in Early Modern Spain
[ fl hum ]
Professor Dian Fox
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

THA 76A: British, Irish, and Postcolonial Theater
[ ca wi ]
Professor Arthur Holmberg
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

Fall 2016 ECS Related Electives

ANTH 127A: Medicine, Body, and Culture
[ nw ss ]
Professor Anita Hannig
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM

ANTH 144A: The Anthropology of Gender
[ nw ss wi ]
Professor Anita Hannig
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM

ANTH 153A: Writing Systems and Scribal Traditions
[ nw ss ]
Professor Javier Urcid
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM

ANTH 184B: Cross-Cultural Art and Aesthetics
[ nw ss ]
Professor Javier Urcid
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

CLAS 100A: Survey of Greek History: Bronze Age to 323 BCE
[ hum ]
Professor Cheryl Walker
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

CLAS 134B: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
[ ca hum ]
Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

CLAS 145B: Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology
[ ca hum ]
Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM

FA 30A: History of Art I: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
[ ca ]
Professor Jonathan Unglaub
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

FA 46B: High and Late Renaissance in Italy
[ ca ]
Professor Jonathan Unglaub
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM

FA 59A: Modern Art and Modern Culture
[ ca ]
Professor Peter Kalb
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM

FA 61A: History of Photography
[ ca ]
Professor Peter Kalb
M,W 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

FA 80A: Modern Architecture
[ ca ]
Professor Jordan Kauffman
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

FA 158B: 20th Century Painting in France: Picasso and Matisse
[ ca ]
Professor Nancy Scott
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM

FA 199A: Methods and Approaches in the History of Art
[ ca wi ]
Professor Nancy Scott
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM

FILM 100A: Introduction to the Moving Image
[ hum ]
Professor Sarah Keller
T 2:00 PM–4:50 PM and screenings T 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

HIST 103A: Roman History to 455 CE
[ hum ss ]
Professor William Kapelle
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM

HIST 112B: The Crusades and the Expansion of Medieval Europe
[ ss ]
Professor William Kapelle
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

LING 120B: Syntactic Theory
[ ss ]
Professor Lotus Goldberg
M,W,Th 11:00 AM–11:50 AM and mandatory discussion section F 2:00 PM–2:50 PM

LING 125B: Linguistic Typology
[ ss ]
Professor Lotus Goldberg
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

MUS 1A: Exploring Western Music
[ ca ]
Professor Richard Alan Beaudoin
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

MUS 56B: Romanticism in Music: Breakdowns, Breakups, and Beauty
[ ca ]
Professor Richard Alan Beaudoin
M,W 5:00 PM–6:20 PM

NEJS 37A: The Destruction of European Jewry
[ hum ]
Professor Laura Jockusch
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

NEJS 114B: Ritual in Biblical Narrative
[ hum ]
Professor David Wright
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

NEJS 116A: Ancient Near Eastern Religion and Mythology
[ hum nw ]
Professor I. Tzvi Abusch
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

NEJS 128A: Introduction to Christianity
[ hum ]
Professor Bernadette Brooten
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

NEJS 134B: Yiddish Culture in the Modern World
[ hum ]
Professor Ellen Kellman
M,W,Th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM

NEJS 140A: Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages
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Professor Jonathan Decter
T,F 9:30 AM–10:50 AM

NEJS 159A: Modern Jewish Philosophy
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Professor Eugene Sheppard
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

PHIL 1A: Introduction to Philosophy
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Professor Andreas Teuber
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

PHIL 17A: Introduction to Ethics
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Staff
M,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

PHIL 114B: Topics in Ethical Theory
[ hum ]
Professor Eli Hirsch
T,Th 3:30 PM–4:50 PM

PHIL 122A: History of Ethics
[ hum ]
Professor Robert Greenberg
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

PHIL 136A: Personal Identity
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Professor Eli Hirsch
T,F 12:30 PM–1:50 PM

PHIL 150B: Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics
[ hum ]
Professor Alan Berger
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

PHIL 168A: Kant
[ hum ]
Professor Robert Greenberg
T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM

POL 156B: European Culture & Politics
[ ss ]
Professor Jytte Klausen
T 5:00 PM–7:50 PM

SOC 146A: Mass Communication Theory
[ ss wi ]
Professor Laura Miller
M,W,Th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM

SOC 152A: Urban Life and Culture
[ ss ]
Professor Laura Miller
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

SOC 162A: Intellectuals and Revolutionary Politics
[ ss ]
Professor Chandler Rosenberger
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

SOC 189A: Sociology of Body and Health
[ ss ]
Professor Sara Shostak
M,W 2:00 PM–3:20 PM

WMGS 5A: Women, Genders, and Sexualities
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Professor Sarah Lamb
T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM