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University Studies

(For 2016–2017 academic year)

Director N. Ries
Professor Kaimal
Associate Professors Cooper, Graybill, Meyer, Tumulty
Visiting Assistant Professor Rao
Senior Lecturers Howard, Spires

The Division of University Studies houses Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, and the interdisciplinary programs listed below:

  • Africana and Latin American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

Each of these programs is described separately, and in alphabetical order, elsewhere in this chapter.

Course Offerings

335  Health and Healing in Wales
Humans have always been concerned with their health and have used various healing methods since ancient times. Focusing on Wales and beginning with an examination of the healing traditions of ancient Celtic people, the impact of successive conquerors and of contact with merchants on medical practices in Wales will be explored. New diseases which arose as human population increased and cities grew and industries developed will be examined. Also numerous scientific discoveries and inventions have changed healing practices. This course will examine changes in the concept of health and in the practice of medicine over time, ending with a consideration of the state of the current health care system in Wales, comparing it to the US health care system, and of future prospects for health care systems.

291, 391, 491  Independent Study