Close study and guided discussion of classic works of art, literature, religion and philosophy as a means of exploring existential questions about one's life.
The British health care system and the values and tradeoffs involved; policies underlying the system; relevance of the core principles of the British system to the system in the U.S.
Trends and drivers that will shape events, and constrain or expand opportunities for selected countries or regions during the period between 2012 and 2025.
Emergence and rise of the professional woman writer from playwright and Royalist spy Aphra Behn (1640-89) to novelist and proto-feminist Charlotte Bronte (1816-55).
Study of Shakespeare's work alongside that of his contemporaries. Characteristics of his art as well as insight into this period of British history. Visits to performances of plays.
Britain's economy, society, and culture after its participation throughout the whole length of the war, 1939-1945; subsequent relations with rest of the world.
Changes in the social institutions, attitudes, and values in Britain over the past 20 years with specific reference to shifts in gender relations.
The influence of classicism and the Renaissance. Insights into European art and architecture and the history of Britain from the Tudor era to the Industrial Revolution.
Close reading technique. Topics include the use of soliloquy, epilogues, alternation of prose and verse, rhetoric, meta-theatricality.
Literary and moral value of transgressive sub-genres of the novel; what they reveal about Victorian society's anxiety over prohibited elements in the domestic and public spheres.
Themes in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century British art. Painting, sculpture, and design. Comparisons between the British experience and that of continental Europe and the U.S.
UK and U.S. What should society look like? How should incomes be distributed? How should it be taxed? How much inequality is acceptable?
Introduction to the study of constitutions and constitutional systems of government. The workings of the British and American systems of government.
Background of main political systems in Europe and recent developments in European politics.
Local and global consequences of the use of space. Effects of transition; experiences of individual and societal realms of perception and reception of material culture.
Development of British economic policy making from 1945, focusing on political economy including: ideological motives of governments; political business cycle; and the influence of changing intelle
Possible topics include: The relationship between innovation and invention; Emergence--where do new kinds of organizations come from?; Cross-national differences in the scale and scope of the nonpr
Examination of the shape and function of the nonprofit section cross-nationally.
The education of Irish, Caribbean, and South Asian immigrants in English schools. Defining the historical circumstances of each group¿s entrance to and reception by their new country.