General Education Seminar 120g:

Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry (4.0 units)

Interpretation and analysis of works of the imagination, exploring language, thought, and cultural traditions in relation to one another. (Satisfies GE-B, Humanistic Inquiry) Open only to Freshmen.
  • Restriction: Registration open to the following class level(s): Freshmen
  • General Education: This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.
  • Note: Instructions on how to obtain department authorization (d-clearance) for GESM courses are available at dornsife.usc.edu/2015ge/gesm-registration/.
SectionSessionTypeTimeDaysRegisteredInstructorLocationSyllabusInfo
Conquest and Revolution in 20th Century Mexican Literary and Visual Texts
35325D001Lecture8:00-9:20amMon, Wed17 of 18Liana StepanyanGFS229notesession dates
Democracy, Dissent, and Assimilation
35327D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed15 of 18James Lewis HeftVKC255Word (22600 KB)session dates
Are Corporations People?
35328D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed
17 of 17
Kenneth SilverTHH117PDF (133472 KB)session dates
A Sea of History Writing the Caribbean
35329D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed14 of 17Ronald Mendoza-De JesusVPD107PDF (739356 KB)session dates
Kings and Heroes, Villains and Saints
35330D001Lecture9:00-9:50amMWF17 of 18Hani KhafipourGFS228session dates
Culture, Conformity, Revolt
35331D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
17 of 17
David RolloVKC207session dates
Adolescence in Hispanic Literature and Film
35332D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu17 of 18Leah KempVPD107session dates
Political Philosophy Meets Reality
35334D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
19 of 19
Sharon LloydGFS228Word (35018 KB)session dates
Utopianism and the History of "Progress"
35335D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu12 of 18Nina EliasophVKC256session dates
The Power of Place
35336D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu17 of 18Karen HalttunenVKC255session dates
What is a Good Life? Foundations of Western Ethics
35339D001Lecture10:00-10:50amMWF17 of 18David AlbertsonVKC255session dates
The Ways of Paradox
35341D001Lecture11:00-11:50amMWF
19 of 19
James Van CleveVKC255session dates
America and France--Literary and Visual Representations of Turbulent Times
35343D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu12 of 17Panivong NorindrVKC207session dates
Women in Ancient Literature
35345D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Kristine GarrowayMRF229session dates
Types and Stereotypes in Films of the American Western Genre
35346D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu18 of 19Percival EverettVKC200session dates
Women and Revolution in the Middle East
35347D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Sarah GualtieriGFS229session dates
Eastern European Crime Stories: Legal Fiction Crime to Punishment
35352D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Anna KrakusWPH205session dates
Masterpieces of the Short Story
35353D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu18 of 19Alexander ZholkovskyWPH106session dates
Health and the Body Politic in African Literature and Film
35354D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
17 of 17
Julie Van DamGFS107PDF (1016729 MB)session dates
On Beauty
35357D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu15 of 17Daniel TiffanyGFS228session dates
Borderland Encounters--Haitian and Dominican Literature and Culture
35358D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu12 of 17Nathalie BragadirVKC200session dates
Literature of Resistance
35359D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
17 of 17
Yaffa WeismanVKC255session dates
The Uncanny in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
35360D001Lecture1:00-1:50pmMWF
18 of 18
Thea TomainiLVL3Ysession dates
The Hebrew Bible, New Testament and the Qur'an in Dialogue
35362D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed13 of 18Reuven FirestoneWPHB26session dates
Unorthodox Jewish Writing in the Americas
35363D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed6 of 17Erin Graff ZivinVKC155PDF (222940 KB)session dates
Representing the Holocaust
35364D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Sharon GillermanVKC154session dates
Scandalous Ethics
35365D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Stephen FinlayVKC252session dates
Traditional Chinese Stories to Awaken the World
35366D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed17 of 18Mengjun LiSOSB48session dates
Kurosawa's Cosmos:from Noh to Dostoevsky
35367D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
17 of 17
Kerim YasarWPH203session dates
Faith and Doubt in the Secular Age
35369D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed18 of 19Beatrice SanfordVKC200session dates
Transforming Italy: Italian Literature Today
35372D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
James FortneyVKC210PDF (270929 KB)session dates
The Japanese Warrior in War and Peace
35375D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu16 of 18Dan ShererVKC200session dates
Time in Culture and Social Experience
35376D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu13 of 18Emily ZeamerGFS229session dates
On Beauty
35377D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Daniel TiffanyGFS228session dates
The Poetics of Loss
35378D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu14 of 16Marci VogelVKC255session dates
Italianisms: Introduction to Modern Italy
35380D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Gian-Maria AnnoviGFS228session dates
Sites of Memory in Modern Arabic Letters
35381D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed8 of 17Veli N YashinVKC255Word (84260 KB)session dates
Christianity in the Roman Empire
35382D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed11 of 17Sheila BriggsVKC254session dates
Mindfulness in Cultural Practices
35383D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Thomas WardGFS229session dates
On Beauty
35384D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmTue, Thu16 of 17Daniel TiffanyGFS228session dates
The Corporation: An Intellectual History
35385D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
17 of 17
Asheesh SiddiqueLVL3YWord (109798 KB)session dates
Christianity in the Roman Empire
35389D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmMon, Wed11 of 17Sheila BriggsVKC254session dates
Girlhood: Twentieth Century Perspectives
35390D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmTue, Thu
17 of 17
Dana JohnsonTHH117session dates
The Autobiographical I(mpulse)
35391D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmTue, Thu16 of 17David UlinVKC108session dates
Reading Black Love
35395D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu18 of 19Lanita JacobsKAP167PDF (597216 KB)session dates
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