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  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog

Revised Courses 2017-2018

Revised Courses Approved FA17

ART 135  SC (change in description)
Typography & Book Arts

Working in collaboration, students create a limited edition, letterpress-printed artist's book under the Scripps College Press imprint. Through local field trips, library visits and archival research on the fruit trees and plantings on Scripps College campus, regional environmental changes and conservation, students develop original texts, generate imagery, hand set metal and wooden type, hand print on antique presses, and hand-bind an edition of approximately 100 copies of an original student-produced artist book.


ART 137  SC (change in title/description)
Book Arts & Social Justice: Artists' Books, Prints, and 'Zines with a Social Conscience

Starting with discussions and readings of artists' books, prints, and zines focused on social justice, the course centers the planning and installation of a book arts exhibition. Through the physical handling of relevant hand-printed and hand-bound works including those held in the Rare Book 

Room at Denison Library and from the professor's personal collection, students learn how to handle and display prints and bookworks. Students examine the methods and rationales of artists presenting challenging topics as artwork in the book form. The course culminates in the creation of a limited-edition set of prints under the Scripps College Press imprint. 


ART 149  SC (change in title)
Intermediate Video Art


ARCN101  SC (change in title/description)
Introduction to Art Conservation and Cultural Sustainability

This course provides an overview of the interdisciplinary fields of art conservation and cultural sustainability. The investigation, treatment and management of art collections, archaeology, archives, and architecture face diverse challenges ranging from climate change and globalization, to air pollution, art crime, and tourism. What physical legacy of our culture do we want to pass on to the future? How can we prolong the lifespan of a cherished object? How do we provide access to cultural heritage and for its ongoing conservation, interpretation, research and management? What tangible or intangible elements of culture should we work to sustain and why?


CLAS019  SC (change in title/description)
Classical Myth in Film: Hollywood and Avant-garde Cinema

From Cleopatra's beguiling charms and Medea's torrid love affair with Jason to Homer's wily Odysseus and Oedipus' complex, ancient culture still provides material for conceptualizing modern political, racial, social, and sexual issues as imagined in modern Hollywood films and European cinema. This course explores the relationship between modernity and antiquity through a study of cinematic adaptations of mythical narratives; central to these discussions are the relationship between aesthetics and politics and the shifting role of culture from common ground to culture industry and beyond. In addition to screening films, students will also read plays, poetry, historical narratives, film criticism, and works of critical theory.


CORE002  SC (change in description)

Whether pictured as labyrinth, stage set, utopian pleasure-dome or gigantic living room, the urban landscape has played a crucial role in the attempt of 20th-century writers and artists to come to terms with modernity. The course will move from the squares of 19th-century Berlin, to the grid of Manhattan, to the malls and subdivisions of Los Angeles. Using fiction, film and urban history, we investigate how changes in the perception of the city reflect the ways modernity sees itself.


FGSS190  SC  (change in title/description)
Feminist and Queer Creative Methods

The course will explore multimedia and various creative strategies for completion of capstone projects including, but not limited, to senior thesis. Creative outcomes can include events, programming, community engagement partnerships and films that have feminist and/or queer content. Regardless of one's Major, this course will be focused on creating a supportive environment for moving a project to completion.


GERM103  SC (change in title/description)
A History of German Film

Starting with a selection of groundbreaking Weimar Republic experimental films, we will discuss the cinematic anti-fascist resistance of the 1930s, East-German cinema, feminist and New German Cinema of the 1970s as well as a few recent examples of an exciting new wave of German and Austrian filmmakers. The class includes an introduction to film theory and to some of the key technical terms of film analysis. Readings include short essays by Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, Béla Balázs, Thomas Elsaesser, and Gertrud Koch. Taught in German.


HUM 195J SC (description for SP18; 1.0 course credit)
Fellowship in Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute Fellows seminar will cover the historical contextualization of migration and immigration that expands from the local to the global, building on our focus on LA and the USA to include other parts of the world; recent migration issues in the late 20th century and early 21st century worldwide (warfare, religious persecution, exploitable immigrant labor, etc.); and relevant topics raised by prejudicial immigration policies not only in the USA but also in Europe and Asia (including the politics and practices of exclusive nationalisms). This course will give HI Fellows opportunities to learn from and interact with people who are making a difference. The Fellowship in the Humanities Institute does not satisfy any general education requirement, but may be used once toward requirements of a major with approval of the faculty adviser in the major.


POLI135  SC (change in description)
Political Economy of Food

This course will focus on social, cultural, racial and gendered power relations around the production, distribution, consumption, and waste of food in the United States and globally. We will address these issues in an intergenerational partnership with elder co-learners from Pilgrim Place and other elders similarly committed to social justice.  Students in this course will register for a ½-course credit (4-7 hours per week) co-requisite internship in which they will explore alternative food practices through community engagement projects.