April 22, 2011

Course Changes for ENGL 391: The Fluid Text of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Due to low enrollment, the English department will no longer be able to teach HONR 391: The Fluid Text of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (CRN 26695) as an honors course. The English department has decided to keep the class scheduled for the same day and time but it will no longer carry honors credit and will be open to non-honors students at VCU. The English department will be notifying students who are enrolled about this change.

April 20, 2011

Space Available – Honors Courses

Seats are available in MASC 101 (Introduction to Mass Comm – 26616) & MASC291 – (Issues in the 21st Century Media Workplace – 26615) – open to all honors students in all majors; MGMT319 (Organizational Behavior – 26934) – open to juniors/seniors in all majors

April 19, 2011

April 12, 2011

Have an Interest in Art and how We Talk About It?

This Fall semester, Tom Adair will be teaching a course called Art and Language (HUSI 491-901, CRN 26825). (To search for this course on E-Services: select “H&S Interdisciplinary” in the Subject Field).
The course is a great opportunity for students interested in art to learn the necessary skills to discuss art intellectually.
Most likely, this will count as a humanities requirement if you need it, but your department can confirm this. For English majors, this will count as an elective.
Description:
This course will examine the common nature of critiquing art via ‘Art Speak.’ That language commonly used, which does not address art, but offers a vague notion of visual construction.
The writings of certain artists and critics will be studied with structural, logical, guidance coming from, amongst others, Ludwig Wittgenstein; we don’t have to be scholars to derive great benefit from delving into his work.
“In art it is hard to say anything as good as: saying nothing.”
-Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, p. 23

April 11, 2011

Only a Couple More Weeks to Get Your Third Passport Stamp!

The Berglund Seminar Series for the Spring 2011 semester will be coming to an end before you know it! Remember that if you want first day registration privileges next semester, you will need to show that you did in fact attend three seminars this semester when you attend Passport Checks next semester.
There are currently only four seminars remaining:
Tuesday, April 12 at 12:30: Investigating Language Use
Wednesday, April 13 at 2:00: Let’s Talk About Sex: Exploring Contemporary Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00: Why Aren’t Historians Originalists?
Thursday, April 28 at 6:00: Difficult Dialogue: Social Class in America

April 8, 2011