Register for Fall Graduate Liberal Studies Classes

The average GLS class has 12-14 students.

The average GLS class has 12-14 students. Courses are designed for working adults.

This fall, Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies is offering classes on psychological measurement, portraiture, editing fiction and nonfiction, contemporary world politics, Tolstoy and other topics of interest. Classes begin Sept. 9.

Students may take courses for personal enrichment, or to pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) or a Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (M.Phil). Classes are taught by Wesleyan faculty.

An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the GLS office, 74 Wyllys Avenue.

Courses and instructors include:

Earn a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies through the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

Earn a MA in liberal studies.

“Jazz in the Sixties” will be taught by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“Portraiture” will be taught by Juliana Forbes Romano, a visiting assistant professor of art, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“The Photographic Series” will be taught by Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Grubb from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13. (CLASS IS FULL)

“Editing and Invention: Developing your work in Fiction and Nonfiction” will be taught by Anne Greene, adjunct professor of English, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“Personalizing History” will be taught by Indira Karamcheti, associate professor of American studies, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“The Arthurian Legend on Film” will be taught by Jeff Rider, professor of romance languages and literatures, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, and Oct.  5.

“The Novel as Epic: Tolstoy to Joyce” will be taught by Joseph Fitzpatrick, visiting assistant professor of letters, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“Strange New Worlds: Planets, Exoplanets and Stars that Host Them” will be taught by Bill Herbst, professor of astronomy, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“Testing and Educational Policy: Psychological Measurement” will be taught by Steven Stemler, associate professor of psychology,  from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“A Citizen’s Guide to the First Amendment” will be taught by John Finn, professor of government, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

“Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World – Foundational Course Option” will be taught by Peter Rutland, the Collin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 13.

For more information on classes or to register, see this link.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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