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Course Description

The ExCollege offers small, participation-based courses that engage Tufts undergraduates in ideas shaping the world today. The Experimental College is dedicated to innovation and collaborative learning and teaching. Students are exposed to subjects and teachers beyond traditional classrooms and discover possibilities they never could have imagined. Click on the session for a course description.

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Section Title
9/11 in Words and Images
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 05, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.5
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

How did creative responses attempt to make sense of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks? 9/11 elicited a wide array of passionate and conflicting responses across politics, the media, and the arts – to name just a few areas in which discourse centered on the aftermath of this shocking event. The course explores the ways in which the visual arts and literature prove to be a key part of the process by which the West, particularly the United States, would attempt to develop an understanding of what took place. Through fiction, graphic novels, photography and other visual art, we will explore why artists and writers chose to join words and images together in order to comment on 9/11, as if to say that words or images alone could not do justice to the impact of terror. We will also look at ways in which these works intersect with ethical thought.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

Section Title
The Woman Suffrage Movement
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 15, 2020 to Apr 22, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

How did activists, who lacked rights, power, and resources, manage to organize, build, and finance a movement to give women the right to vote?

On the eve of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, this course will examine the eighty-year woman suffrage campaign, consider the formation of historical memory, and explore the issues and controversies surrounding past and current commemorations.

We will pay particular attention to questions such as, why did the 15th Amendment cause a bitter schism within the movement? How did the movement, which was largely led by white, native-born, literate, Protestant women, interact with African Americans, immigrants, and working-class women and men? Who were the anti-suffragists? We will also address how the 19th Amendment has been commemorated in the past, and consider the controversies surrounding centennial commemorations planned for 2020.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

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