SPACE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

European Studies

Course Number: 
368
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as GERM 368, ARCH 368, EUST 368, and FAMS 373.) This research seminar will explore conceptions of space as they have informed and influenced thought and creativity in the fields of cultural studies, literature, architecture, urban studies, performance, and the visual, electronic, and time-based arts. Students will select and pursue a major semester-long research project early in the semester in consultation with the professor, and present their research in its various stages of development throughout the semester, in a variety of media formats (writing, performance, video, electronic art/interactive media, installation, online and networked events, architectural/design drawings/renderings), along with oral presentations of readings and other materials. Readings and visual materials will be drawn from the fields of literature and philosophy; from architectural, art, and film theory and history; from performance studies and performance theory; and from theories of technology and the natural and built environment. Emphasis on developing research, writing, and presentation skills is a core of this seminar.

Preference given to German majors and European Studies majors, as well as to students interested in architecture/design, performance, film/video, interactive installation, and/or the environment. Conducted in English. German majors will select a research project focused on a German Studies context, and will do a substantial portion of the readings in German.

Limited to 15 students. Enrollment requires attendance at the first class meeting. Spring semester. Professor Gilpin.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
GERM-368-01,EUST-368-01,FAMS-373-01,ARCH-368-01
Schedule #: 
EUST-368-01-1213S

Course Sections

SPACE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Heidi Gilpin

hgilpin@amherst.edu

W 12:00PM-03:00PM

CONV 302