Upper-Level BHP Courses Fall 2015

BHP227: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Age of Empire
Professors Erica Ryan (History) and Terra Joseph (English)
M/W 2:50-4:20 p.m., Lawrenceville Campus
Substitution: Literature core OR History major/minor elective
This course examines the history and literature of British and American imperialism from 1890 to the present, focusing on the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality.    Through the lenses of literary and cultural analysis, students will learn how gender, sexuality, and race were leveraged in the ideologies and strategies of imperialism and anti-imperialism.

BHP271: Special Topics – The Psychology of Creativity across Disciplines
Professors Donald Ambrose (Graduate Education) and Catrinel Haught (Psychology)
T/Th 1:10-2:40 p.m., Lawrenceville Campus
Substitution: Science core
Creative thinking requires individuals and groups to generate useful, new ideas and to break out of tired idea frameworks. In today's complex, globalized environment, creative thinking is required more than ever before. In addition, interdisciplinary work is becoming more important because complex problems and opportunities often refuse to stay confined within the borders of a single discipline. This course enables students to understand the nature and dynamics of creative thinking and some ways to combine creative and interdisciplinary thinking. It enables students to explore a wide variety of constructs from multiple academic disciplines while occasionally asking them to combine these constructs into transdisciplinary idea fusions. Such fusions are the result of interdisciplinary creative association thought processes. The course will engage students in collaborative, active learning and creative thinking.

BHP318: The Bible as Literature and Philosophy
Professors Daniel Garro (Philosophy) and Vanita Neelakanta (English)
Wednesday 6:30-9:30 p.m., Westminster Campus
Substitution: Literature core OR Philosophy core

Students will read and discuss selections from the three major divisions of the Bible: the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha. Stories such as Joseph and his brothers, Exodus, Samson and Delilah, Jonah and the whale, Susannah and the Elders, the raising of Lazarus and the trial and execution of Jesus will be read. Students will study many genres, including the short story (The Book of Ruth), poetry (Psalms), history (I and II Samuel), apocalypse (Revelations), letters (I and II Corinthians) and philosophical tales (The Book of Job).

BHP 330 Campaign Persuasion
Professors Benjamin Dworkin (Political Science) and Myra Gutin (Communications)
M/W 1:10-2:40 p.m., Lawrenceville Campus
Substitutions: Social Science core OR major/minor elective for Political Science major OR major/minor electives for the following majors in Communication and Journalism: Speech and Interpersonal Communication, Public Relations
This course will explore both political campaign communication history and practice, with a particular focus on current campaigns in New Jersey. The interface between communication theory and politics and the way in which messages are framed by the media will be explored. Guest speakers will share their perspectives on selected campaign issues. To move from the classroom and theory to real situations, students will be required to volunteer for a campaign in New Jersey, and assignments will be focused on creating practical examples of political campaign communication materials.