Law and Humanities faculty consider what law is and where it resides, emphasizing the importance of the humanities in answering these questions.
The Carceral Geographies Course Thread faculty considered the institutions, ideas, experiences, and outcomes of imprisonment in a broad plane of social, cultural, and political life.
The Visibilities: The Still Image Course Thread faculty examined the breadth, depth and complexity of the still image’s role in shaping aesthetics, politics and social culture.
The Politics of Freedom & Violence Course Thread faculty complicated a simple opposition between violence and freedom often taken for granted in American culture and political discourse.
The Old Things Course Thread faculty group investigated the study of ancient and medieval literatures and systems of thought that are both continuous and discontinuous with the present.
The Sciences and Society Course Thread faculty group examined the pressing problems of our time as simultaneously scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic.
The Human-Centered Design Course Thread faculty group explored interactions between humans and tools, objects, services, and information spaces.
The Humanities & Environment Course Thread faculty group analyzed how humans imagine, represent, interact with, and change within their natural and cultural environments.
The Human Rights Course Thread faculty group investigated the legal, political, historical, economic, social, and psychological dynamics of human rights.
The Visible Language Course Thread faculty group addressed issues of textuality and technologies of communication, studying modes of writing from cuneiform clay tablets to electronic media.