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  • Art and Music

    Art History: Egypt and Greece
    Art in Current Museum Exhibitions
    Beethoven Quartets: Bridge to the Modern
    The Effects of Politics on 20th-Century Music
    Modern Art 1900-1945
    Watercolor for Absolute Beginners

    Drama and Film

    Acting Workshop
    Basic Acting: Creating Characters
    The Genius of Gilbert and Sullivan
    Italian Cinema from Neorealism to the Present
    The Play's the Thing
    The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: John Huston and His Films
    The Evolution of Shakespeare's Comedic Art


    Great Decisions
    Political Issues at the Approach of the 21st Century

    History and Politics

    American Freedom: From Colonists to Clinton
    The Crusades: From Pilgrimage to Holy War
    Defining America: The Supreme Court Shapes
    Our Everyday Life
    The Federalist Papers
    From Victorian to Ragtime: America in the 1890s
    Great Explorations
    Greenwich Village: Its Landmarks and Literature
    Historiography: The Art of Writing History
    How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    Major Currents in 20th-Century American Thought from William James to Hannah Arendt
    The Progressive Era (1900-1920): From Theodore Roosevelt Through Woodrow Wilson
    Restricting Free Speech in Wartime
    Robert Moses: His Life and Place in History


    Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Light, and Time
    An Interdisciplinary Look at the Concept of Time
    New York Review of Books Seminar


    Censorship and Writers
    Landmark Cases and Current Issues Under the Constitution
    Rights in Conflict


    American Classics II: Short Fiction by Twain, James, Crane, and Wharton
    American Short Fiction Transformed: Between Two World Wars
    Boccaccio's Decameron and the Great Plague
    Fathers in Philip Roth's World
    Great Books: From Euripides to Gogol
    Great Conversations: Series One
    I Lift My Lamp: American Immigrant History Through Literature
    International Contemporary Fiction
    Joyce's Ulysses Revealed
    Magic, Wit, Love, and Laughter: The Theater of Moliere
    Marriage in 19th- and 20th-Century Literature
    Marriage in the 19th-Century Novel
    Scott and Zelda
    Struggle for Self: Short Fiction
    The World of Mystery Fiction
    Writing Workshop


    On Desire
    Philosophy of Love
    Plato's Dialogues
    Political Philosophy


    In Her Own Words
    More T.S. Eliot
    Robert Frost: What Was He Thinking?
    T.S. Eliot


    Cells: The Basic Units of Life
    Milestones of 20th-Century Physics

    Social, Political, and Economic Trends

    Church and State in Early and Contemporary America
    Sociology Explains It All
    Understanding Contemporary China
    Violence: Theories and Consequences