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General Studies

Certain courses focus on areas that are not usually covered in the Bryn Mawr curriculum and provide a supplement to the areas more regularly covered; these are called general studies courses and are listed in the Tri-Co Course Guide under this heading. Courses that cut across a number of disciplines and emphasize relationships among them are cross-listed and described under the departments that sponsor them.

Many general studies courses are open, without prerequisite, to all students. With the permission of the major department, they may be taken for major credit.

GNST B101 African Civilizations: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Africana Studies

The required course introduces students to African societies, cultures and political economies with an emphasis on change and response among African people in Africa and outside. (Ngalamulume, Noonan-Ngwane, Division I)

GNST B103 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture I

(Mshomba, Division I or III)

GNST B104 Learning Foreign Languages

(Bain) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B105 Introduction to Swahili Language and Culture II

(Mshomba, Division I or III)

GNST B112 Great Questions of Russian Literature

(Allen, Division III) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B155 Islamic Civilization: A Literary Introduction

Surveys major political, social, religious and cultural developments in the Islamic world, from Spain to India, as represented in the works of Arabic, Persian and Turkish literature in translation, with some attention to art and architecture. We cover the period from the rise of Islam to early modern times (roughly 600 to 1500). (Kim, Division III; cross-listed as COML B155 and HIST B155)

GNST B213 Introduction to Mathematical Logic

(Weaver, Division II; cross-listed as PHIL B213) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B224 Gender and Science

We will question the role of women in the scientific enterprise, the contemporary feminist critique of scientific practice, and what both suggest for science education of everyone. Is the face of science changing, as more women are becoming professionally involved? Does effective participation in world citizenship require the engagement of all people with scientific inquiry? Might expanding such involvement mean altering the way science is done? What role might classes at women's colleges play in such transformations? (Dalke, McCormack) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B239 Introduction to Linguistics

(Kandybowicz, Division I)

GNST B261 Palestine and Israeli Society: Cultural and Historical Perspectives

(Neuman, Division I; cross-listed as ANTH B261, HEBR B261 and HIST B261)

GNST B277 Topics in Islamic Literature: Travel Narrative

Examines medieval and early modern Muslim travel accounts of the Islamic world and beyond, through selected texts in English translation. Looks at critical approaches to travel narrative and considers whether they are useful for Islamic context. (Kim, Division III; cross-listed as COML B277) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B290 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

This course offers a rigorous grounding for students interested in questions of gender and sexuality. Bringing together intellectual resources from multiple disciplines, it also explores what it means to think across and between disciplinary boundaries. Team-taught by a Haverford and a Bryn Mawr professor from different disciplines, this course is offered yearly on alternate campuses. (Beltran, Schneider, Division III).

GNST B303 Advanced Mathematical Logic

(Weaver; cross-listed as PHIL B303) Not offered in 2007-08.

GNST B342 Middle Eastern Diasporas

(Neuman, Division I; cross-listed as ANTH B342 and HEBR B342)

GNST B403 Thesis


GNST B425 Praxis III: Independent Study



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