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  • Lang offers more than 350 courses each year. Below are a few examples. Students also have access to many of the more than 1,700 courses offered throughout the university. To see degree and minor requirements, visit the Academic program pages.

  • Featured Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of relevant courses that reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here’s a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

    • Anthropology has developed a rich and sustained interest in sound primarily as a thing of audible human experience. What happens when the human listener's experience gives way to a more diverse conception of sound? How can this reformulate otherwise commonsense understandings of hearing and listenin...

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    • This course explores historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans, American Indians, European Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos in relation to the use of natural resources. We start with the contention that natural resource management is premised upon historically and culturall...

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    • This course explores the challenging process of building and navigating a life in the arts from a practical standpoint. It focuses on the process of developing one's presentational style and organizational method, from writing resumes and grant applications to creating portfolios, and promoting one'...

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    • In the early 2000s, some people believed we had reached a postfeminist era. Rather than move beyond feminism, over the past two decades, feminism has become increasingly popularized. We now live in a world where feminist slogans emblazon overpriced t-shirts and global corporations like Nike and Dove...

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    • This course provides an introduction to the history of economic thought. Such ideas are important because they inform us about the present structure of economic analysis: what has been retained and also what has been unfortunately lost. But equally, they inform us about the present structure of worl...

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    • LPHI 3134


      What is ab/normality? What are the various ways of thinking that something or someone is ab/normal? What is the relation between the concepts of ab/normality and the institutions, practices and forms of social organization at work in a given society? These are some of the questions that we will addr...

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    • This course considers the many ways that we build, adapt, and live together in cities. With the majority of the world's population inhabiting urbanized areas, cities have become significant as the locus of people's direct engagement with the material reality of the everyday world. At the same time, ...

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    • What is the electronic image? What are the claims made for the electronic image—the ideologies, the beliefs, the fantasies that support its theorizations and practices? And how do these claims differ from a photographic imaginary? And where might we locate the electronic image with and through its r...

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    • “Race” is often an indirect reference to ethnic minorities, or to a spectrum of issues associated with people of color. Photographers tend to focus on the exoticism, behavior, charisma, crisis realities, cultural stereotypes, or what could now be termed, “the semiotics of race.” All these forms of d...

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  • Social justice education is integral to Lang’s identity, mission, and values. We recognize that this learning is lifelong. In light of the global actions in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and conversations around elections, anti-Blackness, racism, and oppression, we gathered this list of current course offerings centered on equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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