Course Descriptions

BLS Area of Emphasis

Three additional courses in one Area of Emphasis.
Be careful not to repeat seminar topics for which you already have credit.

BLS student must select an Area of Emphasis in which to take three additional courses beyond the distribution requirements. You will most likely end up with a total of four courses in your Area of Emphasis.

Select one of these Areas of Emphasis:

Area of Emphasis in Literature

  • BLS 320: Selected Topics in Literature
  • BLS 321: Reading the Human Experience
  • BLS 322: The Russian Novel of Conscience
  • BLS 323: Contemporary Short Stories
  • BLS 325: Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder
  • BLS 327: Contemporary Asian Literature
  • BLS 342: Painting on the Page
  • BLS 343: Big Plays, Big Ideas
  • BLS 347: Shakespeare Off the Page
  • BLS 386: Women, War, and Terror

Area of Emphasis in Fine Arts

  • BLS 340: Selected Topics in Fine Art
  • BLS 341: Eye Appeal: Spectacle on Stage and in Life
  • BLS 342: Painting on the Page
  • BLS 343: Big Plays, Big Ideas
  • BLS 345: Photography: Contexts and Illusions
  • BLS 346: The Art of Life
  • BLS 347: Shakespeare Off the Page
  • BLS 348: Representing Women

Area of Emphasis in Philosophy, Religion, & Ethics

  • BLS 360: Selected Topics in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
  • BLS 361: American Dreams
  • BLS 362: Vice, Crime, and American Law
  • BLS 363: Ethics and Technology
  • BLS 364: Mystics in America
  • BLS 365: Divided We Stand
  • BLS 366: Life, Death, and Meaning

Area of Emphasis in Historical Perspectives

  • BLS 380: Selected Topics in Historical Perspectives
  • BLS 381: Old Europe / New Europe
  • BLS 382: The Sixties
  • BLS 383: Religious Resistance to Political Power
  • BLS 384: Great Trials in American History
  • BLS 385: American Motherhood
  • BLS 386: Women, War, and Terror