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FYSB BC1601 Reacting to the Past. 3 points.

In these seminars, students play complex historical role-playing games informed by classic texts. After an initial set-up phase, class sessions are run by students. These seminars are speaking- and writing-intensive, as students pursue their assigned roles' objectives by convincing classmates of their views. Each seminar will work with three of the following four games: 1) The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores a pivotal moment following the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War, when democrats sought to restore democracy while critics, including the supporters of Socrates, proposed alternatives. The key text is Plato's Republic. 2)Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor examines a dispute between Confucian purists and pragmatists within the Hanlin Academy, the highest echelon of the Ming bureaucracy, taking Analects of Confucius as the central text. 3) The Trial of Anne Hutchinson revisits a conflict that pitted Puritan dissenter Anne Hutchinson and her supporters against Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop and the orthodox ministers of New England. Students work with testimony from Hutchinson's trial as well as the Bible and other texts. 4) Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor and the New Woman investigates the struggle between radical labor activists and woman suffragists for the hearts and minds of "Bohemians," drawing on foundational works by Marx, Freud, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others.  

Fall 2017: FYSB BC1601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FYSB 1601 001/08198 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
324 Milbank Hall
Mark Carnes 3 18
FYSB 1601 002/05045 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
302 Milbank Hall
Patricia Stokes 3 16
FYSB 1601 003/04046 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
307 Milbank Hall
Kristina Milnor 3 16
FYSB 1601 004/05266 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
409 Barnard Hall
Jennifer Worth 3 15
Spring 2018: FYSB BC1601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
FYSB 1601 002/07174 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
202 Milbank Hall
Laurie Postlewate 3 18/18
FYSB 1601 003/01621 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
407 Barnard Hall
Kate Glasner 3 15/18

First-Year Seminar

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...foundational works by Marx, Freud, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others. FYSB BC1601 Reacting to the Past