Memory and Place

How do places contribute to shaping memory? What is it about objects, art and architecture, for example, that seem to capture memory? Why are certain places meaningful and others less so? This course explores objects and ideas all the while embedded in history to better formulate a notion of the power of place and its relationship to memory.

Hollywood: Old and New

Offers a fully online introductory course that provides Web-based delivery of lectures, discussion groups and screenings. Key concepts in critical film analysis will be introduced and important themes in American film history will be examined.

The Biology of Story

How do writers, filmmakers, and other creators go about finding and shaping the stories they tell? In what ways are the patterns of story woven into our lives, our society, our world? Or are we and our world woven by the patterns of story?