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
Russian Prison Camp Literature
35325D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed
18 of 18
Natalia DameGFS228notesession datesbook list
Shakespeare on His Feet
35326D001Lecture8:00-9:20amTue, Thu
18 of 18
Andrew StottVKC102PDF (1236818 MB)session dates
Brasil/Brazil: Figuration of Brazil and Its Other
35327D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed
18 of 18
Brenno Kaneyasu MaranhaoVPD107session dates
Democracy, Dissent, and Assimilation
35329D001Lecture8:30-9:50amMon, Wed16 of 18James Lewis HeftVKC254Word (22593 KB)session datesbook list
Science in Western Philosophy
35330D001Lecture9:00-9:50amMWF18 of 19Zlatan DamnjanovicGFS229session datesbook list
Los Angeles Stories
35331D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
18 of 17
Christopher FreemanWPH106Word (41826 KB)session datesbook list
Death and Gender in Media and Society
35332D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu18 of 19Diana BlaineVKC200session datesbook list
Poltical Philosophy Meets Reality
35333D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu18 of 19Sharon LloydGFS229session datesbook list
Trauma and Memory in Spanish and Latin American Cinema and Literature
35334D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
19 of 19
Julian Gutierrez-AlbillaVKC252session dates
Transforming Italy: Italian Literature Today
35335D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
19 of 19
James FortneyVPD107session dates
Language, Law and Literature
35336D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
18 of 18
Sandra DisnerGFS210PDF (128371 KB)session datesbook list
Time in Culture and Social Experience
35337D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
18 of 18
Emily ZeamerGFS228session datesbook list
Decline and Fall
35339D001Lecture9:30-10:50amTue, Thu
19 of 19
Frederic ClarkVKC256session datesbook list
Classics in Greek Literature and Philosophy
35340D001Lecture11:00-11:50amMWF17 of 18Kevin RobbVKC260session datesbook list
Women in Ancient Literature
35343D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Kristine GarrowayVKC205session datesbook list
Italianisms: Introduction to Modern Italy
35344D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Jonathan MullinsWPH205PDF (185361 KB)session datesbook list
America and France--Literary and Visual Representations of of Turbulent Times
35345D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Panivong NorindrTHH214session dates
Lost Christian Scriptures from the Egyptian Desert
35347D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu12 of 18Cavan ConcannonGFS229session datesbook list
Time in Culture and Social Experience
35348D001Lecture11:00-12:20pmTue, Thu17 of 19Emily ZeamerGFS228session datesbook list
Literature of Resistance
35353D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
19 of 19
Yaffa WeismanWPH103session datesbook list
Part of a Larger Story: American Jewish Experience in Literature
35354D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
19 of 19
Bruce PhillipsVKC205session datesbook list
Trauma and Memory in Spanish and Latin American Cinema and Literature
35355D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
19 of 19
Julian Gutierrez-AlbillaVKC254session dates
Eastern European Crime Stories: Legal Fiction Crime to Punishment
35356D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Anna KrakusVKC200session datesbook list
Ideas of Nature in American Culture
35357D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu17 of 18William HandleyVKC255session datesbook list
On Beauty
35358D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
19 of 19
Daniel TiffanyGFS228session datesbook list
Knowledge and Fallibility
35359D001Lecture12:30-1:50pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Jeremy GoodmanVPD107session dates
Jews and Muslims
18 of 18
Jessica MarglinLVL3Ysession datesbook list
The Uncanny in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
35361D001Lecture1:00-1:50pmMWF17 of 18Thea TomainiGFS229session datesbook list
The Romantic Hero(ine) in Russia and the West
35362D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed16 of 18Kelsey Rubin-DetlevWPH206session datesbook list
Plants Attack! Botany in Fiction, Film and Ecolog
35363D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed15 of 18Antonia SzabariTHH215PDF (145283 KB)session datesbook list
Homer, Virgil, Dante
35364D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Stefano RebeggianiGFS212session datesbook list
A Sea of History Writing the Caribbean
35365D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Ronald Mendoza-De JesusSGM226PDF (760561 KB)session dates
Reading Scripture: The Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur'an in Dialogue
35366D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Reuven FirestoneVKC200session datesbook list
Justice and Community from Plato to Machiavelli
35367D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Alexandre RobertsGFS229session datesbook list
Messiah: The History of Idea
35368D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Joshua GarrowayGFS228session dates
Italian Organized Crime in Literature and Cinema
35369D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Alessio FilippiVKC207session datesbook list
Philosophy and the Emotions
35370D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Jacob RossTHH214session dates
Self and Society in Ancient Athenian Drama
35371D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu16 of 18Susan LapeWPH107Word (129793 KB)session datesbook list
Kings and Heroes, Villains and Saints
35372D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Hani KhafipourTHH213session datesbook list
Engineering California: Technology from Sutter's Mill to Silicon Beach
35373D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
Peter WestwickGFS210session datesbook list
On Beauty
35375D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmTue, Thu17 of 18Daniel TiffanyGFS228session datesbook list
Crime Fiction: Hard-Boiled and Noir
35376D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Edwin HillTHH115session datesbook list
The Philosophy of Death and Dying
35377D001Lecture2:00-3:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Porter WilliamsWPH101session datesbook list
Christianity in the Roman Empire
35378D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed13 of 18Sheila BriggsLVL3Ysession datesbook list
Daughters of Africa: Black Women in U.S. History
35379D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Francille WilsonGFS228session datesbook list
Mindfulness in Cultural Practices
35381D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Thomas WardVKC255session datesbook list
Incarceration in Popular Culture
35382D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Sara SligarTHH214session dates
Japanese Fiction and Film
35383D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmTue, Thu
18 of 18
David BialockGFS229session datesbook list
On Beauty
35384D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmTue, Thu15 of 18Daniel TiffanyGFS228session datesbook list
What Makes a Leader? Perspectives from Japanese History
35385D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Sachiko KawaiLVL3Vsession datesbook list
Are Corporations People?
35386D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmTue, Thu18 of 19Kenneth SilverGFS107PDF (147581 KB)session dates
Vampires and Other Monsters in World Literature, Film and Art
35387D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmTue, Thu17 of 18Ellen OliveiraVKC200session dates
Types and Stereotypes in Films of the American Western Genre
35388D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Percival EverettTHH214session dates
Christianity in the Roman Empire
35389D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmMon, Wed11 of 18Sheila BriggsLVL3Ysession datesbook list
Science and Values
35390D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Porter WilliamsGFS111session datesbook list
Girlhood: Twentieth Century Perspectives
35391D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmMon, Wed
19 of 19
Dana JohnsonGFS202session datesbook list
Democracy, Diplomacy, and Duels -- Party Politics from the English Revolution to the Age of Hamilton
35392D001Lecture3:30-4:50pmMon, Wed
18 of 18
Amy WatsonVKC207session datesbook list
The Autobiographical I(mpulse)
35393D001Lecture5:00-6:20pmTue, Thu16 of 18David UlinGFS107session dates
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