you go, for those interested.
COM L 211 THE COMIC ROAD TO WISDOM 4.0 HRS S/U OR LET
CO-MEETING WITH THETR 214 354-651
969-128 LEC 01 MWF 1115-1205P DONATELLI, S
This course offers an appreciation of comedy not only as a literary mode but as a symbolic attitude, as an essential aspect of human experience, and as a species of pre-reflective consciousness whose appearance especially in pre-modern works can provide valuable orientation for humanists in an increasingly rationalistic and technological age. Readings include literary works by Aristophanes, Plato, Erasmus, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Beckett, Flann O’Brien, Dorothy Parker, and Italo Calvino, and films by the Marx Brothers and by Indian director Mira Nair. Prominent theoretical approaches to the comic by Bergson, Pirandello, Freud, Bakhtin, Auden, Frye, Langer, and others is also offered, as is background on related sub-topics such as the carnival, the fool, and laughter. While the course communicates an objective sense of several comic strategies and positions, its main purpose is to encourage, and to provide a forum for, the speculative response that comic literature typically provokes.
MUSIC 262 HAYDN AND MOZART 3.0 HRS S/U OR LET
PREQ: ANY 3-CREDIT MUSIC COURSE OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
PLUS 1-HOUR DISC TBA
449-371 LEC 01 TR 1115-1205P WEBSTER, J
Music for courts, theaters, churches, concerts, dancing, marching, public and private ceremonies, and domestic use by two extraordinarily different musical personalities who were friends, is explored in its historical and socio-cultural contexts.
COM S 502 ARCH OF DIGITAL LIBR WEB INFO 3.0 HRS S/U OR LET
645-134 LEC 01 TR 0255-0410P LAGOZE
This course examines the application of computer science methods in digital libraries. A central topic is the representation of complex information in computer systems, including object models and metadata. Closely related topics include how to discover and deliver information over heterogeneous distributed systems and how to preserve intellectual information over worldwide networks for long periods of time. A theme that runs through the course is the interplay between computing and people, including the legal, social, and economic context.
COM S 482 INTRO ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS 4.0 HRS S/U OR LET
640-836 LEC 01 MWF 0905-0955A TARDOS & KLEINBERG
Techniques used in the creation and analysis of algorithms. Combinatorial algorithms, computational complexity, NP-completeness, and intractable problems.
ECON 102 INTRO ECONOMICS (MACRO) 3.0 HRS S/U OR LET
STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN LECTURE 01 AND IN ONE
SECTION FROM THOSE NUMBERED 55 – 69
331-309 LEC 01 MW 1010-1100A BUTLER
331-692 SEC 57 T 1010-1100A STAFF
Analysis of aggregate economic activity in relation to the level, stability, and growth of national income. Topics discussed may include the determination and effects of unemployment, inflation, balance of payments, deficits, and economic development, and how these may be influenced by monetary, fiscal, and other policies.
you go, for those interested.
Wednesday night, prelim tomorrow, need to be hitting the books. Instead, posting news to web page. Is this a good thing? Damn right. We have a show! Cake, with Rahzel, on November 10th. I’m being plunged into the ever-dangerous world of concert organization…it’s going okay so far. This week: hellish. Tuesday was Government prelim, today was IT lab project (didn’t finish, but I did my best), tomorrow is IT prelim. Next week, in the clear – just a paper so far. Also, job interview with MS on Monday. CourseEnroll, too. Maybe not too in the clear. Other than the aforementioned, life is pretty normal. Feel free to make things interesting.
My long-winded summary of the Kevin Smith show follows below for the enjoyment of those who could not be there, and for the scanning of their own names for those people that were.