Capstone Courses

Interdisciplinary Capstone in Literature, History, and/or Social Science

One Required Course

For this capstone in the literary, historical and social scientific sequence, courses will use interdisciplinary study to examine the role of disciplines in knowledge formation. Each course will feature at least two disciplines that conceive and study a common topic or problem. The Interdisciplinary courses will be team taught by professors representing contrasting disciplines, or taught by a single individual who has expertise in both disciplines. One discipline featured in each interdisciplinary course must use methods that are literary, historical, or based on a social science, which may include participants from English, history, the social sciences, classics, African and African American studies, modern languages and literature, and interdisciplinary programs. The second or other disciplines in each course must be different from the first, but may be literary, historical, social scientific, or drawn from any other discipline, such as the sciences, fine arts, philosophy or theology.

The following courses have the ICC (Interdisciplinary Capstone Core) attribute:

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 4147FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION4
AFAM 4148RACE, RELIGION, AND POLITICS: CATHOLIC AND CIVIL RIGHTS4
AMCS 4950CHRISTIANITY AND GENDER/SEXUAL DIVERSITY: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES4
AMST 4010APPROACHES TO AMERICAN STUDIES4
ANTH 4005ANTHROPOLOGY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN4
ANTH 4114ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH HEALING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE4
ANTH 4344REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
ANTH 4373ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SURVIVAL4
ANTH 4490ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE4
ANTH 4722PRIMATE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION4
ARHI 4210OUTSIDERS IN MEDIEVAL CULTURE4
ARHI 4250AZTEC ART4
ARHI 4555ART AND ECOLOGY4
ARHI 4560MODERNISM IN ART AND LITERATURE4
CEED 4245ETHICS IN RESEARCH4
CISC 4001COMPUTERS AND ROBOTS IN FILM4
CISC 4006BRAINS AND BEHAVIOR IN BEASTS AND BOTS4
CLAS 4020THE CLASSICAL TRADITION IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION AND FILM4
CLAS 4050ANCIENT ROMAN CITIES4
COLI 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
COLI 4206COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN REVOLUTION4
COLI 4207COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN EMPIRE4
COLI 4320READING THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD4
COLI 4603ASIANS IN THE AMERICAS4
COMC 4222MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT4
COMC 4241COMMUNICATION, POPULAR CULTURE, AND PHILOSOPHY4
COMC 4340FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION4
COMC 4348RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND NEW MEDIA4
ECON 3215Bronx Urban Economic Development4
ECON 4020DISABILITY: ECONOMIC AND OTHER APPROACHES4
ECON 4870ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING4
ENGL 4005THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELER4
ENGL 4036PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR LITERATURE AND FILM4
ENGL 4137HYSTERIA/SEXUALITY/UNCONSCIOUS4
ENGL 4143SHAKESPEARE: TEXT AND PERFORMANCE4
ENGL 4145DRAMATURGY4
ENGL 4147FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION4
ENGL 4148MEDIEVAL DRAMA IN PERFORMANCE4
ENGL 4150RACE AND HOLLYWOOD FILM4
ENGL 4184POSTWAR AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE4
ENGL 4185CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND OCEANS4
ENGL 4206COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN REVOLUTION4
ENGL 4207COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN EMPIRE4
ENGL 4208INTERDISCIPLINARY NARRATIVE4
ENGL 4227BLACK LITERATURE AND FILM4
ENGL 4370DISGUST IN LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY4
ENGL 4407ROMANTICISM AND REVOLUTION4
ENGL 4421DISABILITY, LITERATURE, CULTURE: NEUROLOGICAL, MENTAL, AND COGNITIVE DIFFERENCE IN CULTURE & CONTEXT4
ENGL 4490BRITISH LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND CULTURE OF THE GREAT WAR4
ENGL 4603ASIANS IN THE AMERICAS4
HIST 4000HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND LAW: PROBLEMS IN INTERPRETATION4
HIST 4004AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY4
HIST 4005AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY: HISTORY AND ART4
HIST 4007MEDIEVAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES4
HIST 4008RACE AND GENDER IN THE OLD WEST4
HIST 4009FILM, FICTION, AND POWER IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY4
HIST 4031RISE OF THE AMERICAN SUBURB4
HIST 4057SEMINAR: HISTORY AND FILM4
HIST 4104LIQUID HISTORY: BEVERAGES AND DRINK IN SOCIETY4
HIST 4105THE EARLY MODERN WORLD: ART AND SCIENCE4
HIST 4110NARRATING THE GREAT WAR4
HIST 4137HYSTERIA, SEXUALITY, AND THE UNCONSCIOUS4
HIST 4152THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE4
HIST 4295CONFUCIANISM IN THREE KEYS: THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND POLITICS OF CONFUCIANISM4
HIST 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
HIST 4654MEDIEVAL LONDON4
HIST 4998STUDY TOUR: MEDIEVAL SPAIN4
ITAL 4006DANTE'S COSMOS: MEDIEVAL SCIENCE, THEOLOGY, AND POETRY IN THE DIVINA COMMEDIA4
JOUR 4766TELEVISION NEWS INNOVATORS4
JOUR 4767HISTORY OF WOMEN'S MAGAZINES4
LALS 4005QUEER THEORY AND THE AMERICAS4
LALS 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
MLAL 4005QUEER THEORY AND THE AMERICAS4
MLAL 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
MUSC 4000MUSIC AND NATIONALISM4
MVST 4005THE MEDIEVAL TRAVELER4
MVST 4006DANTE'S COSMOS SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND LITERATURE4
MVST 4007MEDIEVAL FOUNDATIONS OF MODERNITY4
MVST 4008MEDIEVAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES4
MVST 4009MEDIEVAL JERUSALEM4
MVST 4654MEDIEVAL LONDON4
MVST 4998STUDY TOUR: MEDIEVAL SPAIN4
PHIL 4301HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING4
PHIL 4302ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & ETHICS4
PHIL 4303HUMAN ERROR: PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES4
PHIL 4304THE PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS OF LAW (Interdisciplinary Capstone Core)4
PHIL 4310HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT4
PHIL 4422HARRY POTTER AND PHILOSOPHY (ICC)4
PJST 4990CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND JUSTICE CREATION4
POSC 4013RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 4015AMERICAN ECONOMIC POLICYMAKING4
POSC 4020PLACE, SPACE, AND IMMIGRANT CITIES4
POSC 4025YOUTH AND POLITICS4
POSC 4036HUMAN NATURE AFTER DARWIN4
POSC 4037SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONS4
PSYC 4000HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 4036PSYCHOLOGY HORROR LITERATURE AND FILM4
PSYC 4245ETHICS IN RESEARCH4
PSYC 4310AGING AND SOCIETY4
PSYC 4370DISGUST IN LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 3044POVERTY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
SOCI 4004Art Worlds: Anthropology and Sociology Perspectives4
SOCI 4020PLACE, SPACE, AND IMMIGRANT CITIES4
SOCI 4052AN ETHICS OF MODERN SELFHOOD: THE PURSUIT OF AUTHENTICITY4
SOCI 4105RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY4
SOCI 4245ETHICS IN RESEARCH4
SOCI 4400GENDER, BODIES, AND SEXUALITY4
SOCI 4421DISABILITY, LITERATURE, CULTURE: NEUROLOGICAL, MENTAL, AND COGNITIVE DIFFERENCE IN CULTURE & CONTEXT4
SOCI 4961URBAN ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 4990CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND JUSTICE CREATION4
SPAN 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
SPAN 4347LATINOS: FACT AND FICTION4
SPAN 4511SPANISH CIVIL WAR4
SPAN 4520SPAIN IN CONTEXT4
THEA 4143SHAKESPEARE: TEXT AND PERFORMANCE4
THEA 4148MEDIEVAL DRAMA4
THEO 4009MEDIEVAL JERUSALEM4
THEO 4013RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
THEO 4036HUMAN NATURE AFTER DARWIN (Interdisciplinary Capstone Core)4
THEO 4037NATURE IN HISTORICAL AND ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE4
THEO 4052AN ETHICS OF MODERN SELFHOOD: THE PURSUIT OF AUTHENTICITY4
THEO 4105RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY4
THEO 4411RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND NEW MEDIA4
THEO 4853SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS4
THEO 4870ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING4
THEO 4950CHRISTIANITY AND GENDER/SEXUAL DIVERSITY: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES4
WGSS 4005QUEER THEORY AND THE AMERICAS4
WGSS 4105RELIGION, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY4
WGSS 4344REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
WGSS 4400GENDER, BODIES, SEXUALITY4
WGSS 4950CHRISTIANITY AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY4

Values Seminar

One Required Course

In these courses, students will learn to identify, take seriously, and think deeply and fairly about complex ethical issues in contemporary and former times. Faculty from all departments in the Arts and Sciences will develop these capstone seminars. These small, writing intensive topical seminars will be offered in the Eloquentia Perfecta format and fulfill the EP4 requirement.

The following courses have the VAL (Values Seminar) attribute:

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 4000AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM4
AFAM 4192RACE AND RELIGION IN THE TRANSATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 4650SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIETY4
ARHI 4200BEYOND BEAUTY: ART AND HUMAN VALUES4
ARHI 4230ART AND ETHICS: ARTICULATING FUNCTION IN THE VISUAL ARTS4
CISC 4650CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS4
CISC 4660MINDS, MACHINES, AND SOCIETY4
CLAS 4040THE BIRTH OF LEARNING: CLASSICAL EDUCATION THEN, NOW, AND IN NEW YORK CITY4
COLI 4126TEN SHORT FILMS ABOUT MORALITY4
COLI 4420ETHICS AND INTELLIGENCE4
COMC 4360COMMUNICATION ETHICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE4
COMC 4370ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES IN 21ST CENTURY MEDIA4
DTEM 4480DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY4
ECON 4110ETHICS AND ECONOMICS4
ENGL 4096HOBBITS/HEROES/HUBRIS4
ENGL 4126TEN SHORT FILMS ABOUT MORALITY4
ENGL 41294 MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS4
ENGL 4135BIBLE IN ENGLISH POETRY4
ENGL 4140THE JESUIT RELATIONS4
ENGL 4141DEATH IN THE MIDDLE AGES4
ENGL 4149MODERN DRAMA AS MORAL CRUCIBLE4
ENGL 4403EXTRAORDINARY BODIES4
ENGL 4403EXTRAORDINARY BODIES4
ENGL 4420ETHICS AND INTELLIGENCE4
FITV 4570FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE4
HIST 4308ANTISEMITISM4
HIST 4510CONQUEST, CONVERSION, CONSCIENCE4
INST 4620THE WORLD OF DEMOCRACY4
ITAL 4010ANNI DI PIOMBO / YEARS OF LEAD: CULTURE, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE4
JOUR 4750VALUES IN THE NEWS4
LALS 4100SPEAKING FOR/AS THE OTHER4
MLAL 4010ANNI DI PIOMBO / YEARS OF LEAD: CULTURE, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE4
PHIL 4407GENDER, POWER, AND JUSTICE4
PHIL 4408HOSPITALITY AND COSMOPOLITANISM4
PHIL 4409ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS4
PHIL 4410LOVE AND EMPIRE4
PHIL 4412CLASSICAL VALUES: ART OF LIVING4
PHIL 4416ART, MORALITY, AND POLITICS4
PHIL 4418ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH4
PHIL 4423BUSINESS ETHICS4
PHIL 4425BUDDHIST MORAL THOUGHT4
PHIL 4430EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY4
PHIL 4442FANTASY AND PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 4444AI, SCI FI, AND HUMAN VALUE4
PHIL 4455RESPECTFUL DISAGREEMENT4
PHIL 4469SEX, LOVE, AND THE VIRTUES4
PHIL 4470LINCOLN: DEMOCRATIC VALUES4
PHIL 4473WAR AND PEACE: JUST WAR THEORY4
PHIL 4480TECHNOLOGY AND VALUES4
PHIL 4484FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY4
PHIL 4486EVIL, VICE, AND SIN4
PJST 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
POSC 4210SEMINAR: STATE, FAMILY, AND SOCIETY4
POSC 4220SEMINAR: RELIGION AND THE LAW4
POSC 4400SEMINAR: GLOBAL JUSTICE4
POSC 4515SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF PEACE4
POSC 4620SEMINAR: THE WORLD OF DEMOCRACY4
POSC 4900SEMINAR: DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY4
PSYC 4340LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 4900PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN VALUES4
PSYC 4920YOUTH, VALUES, AND SOCIETY4
PSYC 4930CODES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES4
SOCI 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
SOCI 4971DILEMMAS OF THE MODERN SELF4
SPAN 4100SPEAKING FOR/AS THE OTHER4
THEO 4005WOMEN AND THEOLOGY4
THEO 4010DEATH AND DYING4
THEO 4011THE NEW TESTAMENT AND MORAL CHOICES4
THEO 4025FUTURE OF MARRIAGE 21ST CENTURY4
THEO 4030MORAL ASPECTS OF MEDICINE4
THEO 4455EUCHARIST, JUSTICE, AND LIFE4
THEO 4570ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ETHICS4
THEO 4600RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE4
THEO 4847THEOLOGIES OF LIBERATION4