CMSS51B

Studying the Field: Race, Reception, and the Modern Creation of the Ancient and Medieval Past

Subject code

CMS

Course Number

S51B

Instructor(s)

G. Gillies, M. Tizzoni

Course Long Title

Studying the Field: Race, Reception, and the Modern Creation of the Ancient and Medieval Past

Description

Through direct participation and research, students in this curricular innovation course play a foundational role in designing a new semester-length course in classical and medieval studies centered on building an antiracist, anticolonial understanding of the field. The course under development aims to introduce students to the ways in which the study of the classical and medieval worlds was constructed alongside, and as an integral part of, modern systems of colonialism, racism, and white supremacy. It aims, likewise, to provide students with the tools necessary to understand, critique, and improve these fields of study. Please note: This course has an extra cost of $185.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

One-time offering