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New Arhu “I” Series Courses

October 30, 2009 College of Arts and Humanities | English | Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies | School of Music

Available spring 2010, the University of Maryland will pilot the new “I” Series courses as part of the General Education program.

Available spring 2010, the University of Maryland will pilot the new “I” Series courses as part of the General Education program. Dubbed the "I" Series for their focus on "Issues, Imagination, Intellect, Investigation, Inspiration, and Implementation," courses will examine such critical and complex issues as AIDS, climate change, and human identity from a dynamic interdisciplinary perspective. "I" Series courses will satisfy CORE credits, and students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Among the “I” Series courses being offered, three courses will be sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities:
 

Acting Human: Shakespeare & the Drama of Identity. Taught by Professor Maynard (Sandy) Mack, Jr. CORE Literature (HL) course. This course will investigate what it means to be human as interpreted and portrayed by characters from Shakespeare's plays.

 

The Power of Musical Performance in Social Engagement. Taught by Professor Boden Sanstrom. CORE History/ Theory of the Arts (HA) course. Students will analyze the power of music to effect social change and build communities through both interacting with musicians and by attending live performances. 

 

What is Religion? Taught by Professor Maxine Grossman. CORE Other Humanities (HO) & Diversity (D) course. Students will be introduced to world religions and their traditions from different perspectives, including history, sociology, psychology, and theology. 

  



For more details including a full list of "I" Series courses, download the "I" Series Brochure (PDF).



Relevant Links

The "I" Series: Signature Courses for the General Education Pilot at the University of Maryland." http://www.provost.umd.edu/GenEd2009/.