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Requirements for Concentration

A. EULIT lOOa and b in the first year of the concentration, taken in sequence.

B. Advanced language and literature study: RUS 3a, 106b, 112b or 117a, 130aR,
149bR, 161b and any two of seminars 150b, 153aR and 156a.

C. All concentrators are required to complete the Senior Seminar, in one of the
following two ways: EULIT 97a: Senior Essay; EULIT 99: Senior Honors Thesis.
Departmental Honors candidates must elect the Thesis option and enroll in EULIT 99
(which is a full year course), after having first obtained the consent of the Area Head of
Russian Language and Literature at the beginning of the senior year. Honors will be
awarded on the basis of cumulative excellence in all courses taken in the concentration,
including the Senior Seminar.

RUS 1 is a full year course and may not be dropped with credit at mid-year.

Certain offerings in Russian literature, marked # below, are open to all students and
are conducted in English. Students wishing credit towards the Russian concentration
will be required to do all the reading in the original. These courses do meet the
distribution requirement but cannot be taken in fulfillment of the Foreign Literature

RUS 1 Introductory Russian

RUS 2a Second Level Russian

RUS 3a Conversation and Composition

RUS 4a Intermediate Russian

RUS 5b Advanced Intermediate Russian

RUS 6a Advanced Readings in Russian Culture 1

RUS 6b Advanced Readings in Russian Culture II

RUS 7aR Twentieth Century Russian Literature: The Writer and Society:

Freshman Seminar
EULIT 97a Senior Essay
RUS 98a,b Independent Study


EULIT 99 Senior Honors Thesis

EULIT 100a Critical Approaches to European Literature

EULIT 100b The Development of a Genre: The Theater

RUS 106b Advanced Composition, Conversation and Reading

EULIT 110a General Systematic and Enumerative Bibliography
*RUS 112bR Theory of Language (Proto-Slavic)
*RUS 117a Pre-Nineteenth Century Russian Literature
*RUS 130aR Nineteenth Century Russian Literature
*RUS 145b Nabokov
#RUS 146a Dostoevsky
#RUS 148aR (THA 148aR) (UC 79H) A Survey of Russian Theater

from 1719-1917
*RUS 150b Russian Prose — Undergraduate Seminar

RUS 153aR Russian Poetry — Undergraduate Seminar

RUS 156a Russian Drama — Undergraduate Seminar

RUS 161b The Structure of Modern Russian


Professor Irving K. Zola, Chairman, Professors Egon Bittner, Everett C. Hughes
(Emeritus), Morris S. Schwartz, Maurice R. Stein, Kurt H. Wolff; Visiting Professor
Ralph Miliband (Fall Term); Associate Professors Gordon A. Fellman, Charles S.
Fisher*, George W. Ross***; Assistant Professors Asoka Bandarage, Karen E. Fields,
Gila J. Hayim, Paula Rayman**, Kristine M. Rosenthal**, Carmen J. Sirianni
(Visiting), Charlotte Weissberg

* On Leave Fall Term 1979-80
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

Requirements for Concentration

1) Eight semester courses in sociology which must include:

a) One course chosen from among 2a, 4a, 6a, 7b. This course should be taken
early in the curriculum.

b) At least one course in each of three sub-areas from among those listed

Theory — SOC 108b, 110b, 122a, 141a, 141b, 164a.
Methods and Fieldwork — SOC 132a, 132b, 151a, 151b, 163b, 181a,
185a, 185b.

Political and Legal Sociology — SOC 5a, 105a (formerly 10a), Ilia,
112b, 115a, 115b, 119a, 119b, 120a, 120b, 127b, 150a, 155a, 175a,

Sociology of Institutions and Culture — SOC 8a, 104a, 106b, 116b,
117a, 118a, 118b, 128b, 130a, 130b, 131a, 133b, 145a, 154b, 172b, 190b.
Social Psychology and Social Psychiatry — SOC 102a, 102b, 103a, 107a,
107b, 126a, 126b, 135a, 143a, 147a, 148a, 148b, 152b, 191a, 192a, 192b.

2) Two semester courses above the introductory level in other departments in the
School of Social Science. Students enrolled in the Education Program may meet this
requirement by taking History 51a and 51b.


3) Honors candidates are required to take SOC 99 in addition to the eight sociology

The requirements as specified above apply only to students declaring their intention
to concentrate in sociology after September 1, 1979.

SOC IbR Freshman Seminar: Identity and Youth Culture

SOC 2a History of Sociological Theory

SOC 3b Freshman Seminar: Of Birth and Death

SOC 4a,b Basic Concepts in Sociology

SOC 5a Introduction to Criminology
*SOC 6aR Concepts of Social Order

SOC 7aR Basic Survey of Sociology
*SOC 8a Education and Society

SOC 90a,b Directed Independent Study

SOC 97a Group Readings and Research in Sociology

SOC 97b Sec. 1 Group Readings and Research in Sociology

SOC 97b Sec. 2 Group Readings and Research in Sociology: Senior Seminar:
Individualism and the Self in America

SOC 98a,b Individual Readings and Research in Sociology

SOC 99 Senior Research

SOC 102a Social Psychiatry

SOC 102b Social Psychiatry (Advanced)

SOC 103a The Sociology of Mental Illness and Heahh
*SOC 104aR Sociology of Education

SOC 105a Feminist Critique of Contemporary Social Institutions
*SOC 106b Sociology of Literature

SOC 107aR,bR Issues in Social Psychology

SOC 108b Critiques of Contemporary Society

SOC llObR (HIDEA llObR) Sociology of Knowledge

SOC Ilia Political Sociology

SOC 112b Social Class, Freedom, and EquaUty

SOC 116bR Multi-Ethnic Society

SOC 117a Work and Society

SOC 118a (NEJS 161a) American Jewish Life and Institutions

SOC 118b (JCS 164b)(NEJS 164b) Sociology of American Jewish Community

SOC 119b Social Change Strategy

SOC 120a (AAAS 121a) Sociology of Underdevelopment I

SOC 120b (AAAS 121b) Sociology of Underdevelopment II

SOC 122a (UC 78H) Sociology of Power
*SOC 126a Sociology of Deviance
*SOC 126b Planned Communities

SOC 128bR Sociology of Religion: Religious Radicalism and Social Conflict

SOC 130a The Family I
*SOC 130b The Family II

SOC 131Ha (131Ha) Urban and Rural Development in Israel

SOC 132a Urban Field Studies
*SOC 132b Urban Field Investigations
*SOC 133b Comparative Urban Cultures

SOC 135aR Group Process


SOC 141a Marx and Freud

SOC 143a Studies in Social Interaction, the Self, and Society
*SOC 145aR Sociology of Life Styles: Socialization and Social Class
*SOC 147a The Social Psychology of Organizations and Groups
*SOC 148a Social Psychology of Consciousness I
*SOC 148aR Social Psychology of Consciousness II

SOC 150a Sociology of Revolutionary Change
*SOC 151a Social Class in Rural and Urban Settings: Environmental Research

SOC 151b Environmental Research
*SOC 152b The Sociology of Generations: The Adolescent in Society

SOC 155bR Social Movements
*SOC 163b Therapy and Punishment (Criminology II)

SOC 164a Existential Sociology
*SOC 172bR (AMSTD 150bR) The Family in the U.S.

SOC 175aR Theories of Social Change and Social Action

SOC ISOaR Social Organization and Marxist Politics

SOC 181aR Methods of Social Research

SOC 185a (SOWEL 4.01) Research Methods and Statistics I

SOC 185b (SOWEL 4.02) Research Methods and Statistics II

SOC 188b The Sociology of Law

SOC 190b On the Caring of Caretaker Institutions
*SOC 191a Health, Community and Society

SOC 191b Health, Community and Society

SOC 192b Healing and Healers: Self Care — Self Help Movement


Associate Professor Gregory L. Freeze (History), Chairman; Professors Joseph S.
Berliner (Economics), I. Milton Sacks (Politics); Associate Professors Joshua Rothen-
berg (NEJS), Robert Szulkin (Russian Language and Literature), Barney K. Schwalberg
(Economics); Instructor Steven Burg (Politics); Lecturer David A. Hanson (with the
rank of Assistant Professor) (Russian Language and Literature).

Soviet Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students concentrating in existing
departments of the University. The purpose of the program is to allow students with an
interest in Russia and the Soviet Union to acquire knowledge and develop skills in
addition to those possible in existing concentrations. The program combines and
integrates courses from a number of departments, and requires students to participate
in an interdiscipUnary seminar which results in a formal research project. Students must
elect the program in addition to their regular concentrations; transcripts will indicate
that they have completed the requirements of the program.

Requirements for Program

1 . Students must complete courses in HIST 147a, b (History of Russia) and RUS 6a
(Advanced Readings in Russian Culture).

2. Completion of one advanced course dealing with Russia and the Soviet Union in
three of the four disciplines participating in the program (History, Literature, Politics,
Economics). See Hst below.


3. Participation in the senior interdisciplinary seminar, Soviet Studies 97b. This
seminar will investigate a single problem that benefits from interdisciplinary analysis.
Seminar topics vary from year to year.

ECON 24aR The Soviet Economy

ECON 32bR Comparative Economic Systems

HIST 115b Seminar on Medieval Russia

HIST 134b The Crisis of Late Stalinism
*HIST 138b Empires, Nationalism, and Revolution in Eastern Europe 1815-1948

HIST 147a The Rise of Imperial Russia

HIST 147b History of Russia Since 1861
*HIST 148b Seminar on Imperial Russia

NEJS 168bR History of the Jews in the Soviet Union

NEJS 170bR Jewish Life and Institutions in Eastern Europe
*POL 97b Marx: Social and Political Theory

POL 129bR Communism in Eastern Europe

POL 130bR Government and Politics in the Soviet Union

POL 177aR Soviet Foreign Policy

RUS 6a Advanced Readings in Russian Culture I

RUS 149bR Twentieth Century Russian Literature

SOVST 97b Senior Seminar



Requirements for Concentration

A. EULIT lOOa and 100b in the first year of the concentration, taken in sequence.

B. Eight semester courses to be determined in consultation with the Concentration
Advisor and approved by the faculty of the Spanish area. Of these, six must be from the
Spanish offerings above the 105 level and two may be from related fields.

C. All concentrators are required to complete the Senior Seminar, in one of the
following two ways: 1) EULIT 97a: Senior Essay; 2) EULIT 99: Senior Honors Thesis.
Departmental Honors candidates must elect the Thesis option and enroll in EULIT 99
(which is a full year course), after having first obtained the consent of the Advisor to
Concentrators at the beginning of the senior year. Honors will be awarded on the basis
of cumulative excellence in all courses taken in the concentration, including the Senior

SPAN 1 Beginning and Elementary Spanish

SPAN laA Intensive Beginning and Elementary Spanish

SPAN 2bB Intensive Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 3a Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 4b,bR Advanced Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 5a, aR Reading Spanish

SPAN 6a,aR Readings in Spanish: An Introductory Course

EULIT 97a Senior Essay

SPAN 98a,b Independent Study

EULIT 99 Senior Honors Thesis

EULIT 100a Critical Approaches to European Literature


EULIT 100b The Development of a Genre: The Theater

EULIT 110a General Systematic and Enumerative Bibliography

SPAN 105bR Intermediate Conversation and Composition

*SPAN 106bR Studies in Advanced Spanish Translation, Composition and Stylistics
*SPAN 120aR Cervantes: In-depth Study of Don Quijote
*SPAN 125a The 17th Century
*SPAN 130a Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
*SPAN 140a Masters of Spanish Poetry

SPAN 150aR Spanish Drama of the Siglo de Oro

SPAN 160a Studies in Latin American Literature I
*SPAN 160bR Readings in Latin American Literature II
*SPAN 161aR Masters of Modern Latin American Poetry
*SPAN 162b Studies in Argentine and Brazilian Literature

SPAN 163b Colonial and 19th Century Latin American Literature

SPAN 170b The Generation of 1898
*SPAN 180bR Twentieth Century Spanish Literature


Professor Theodore L. Kazanoff, Chairman; Professors Howard Bay, James H.
Clay, Martin Halpern, Charles W. Moore***, Kevin Smith (Adjunct); Visiting Profes-
sors Nola Chilton, John Bush Jones (Spring Term); Associate Professors Muriel R.
Dolan, Maureen Heneghan, Robert O. Moody, Jr.; Assistant Professors Daniel
Gidron, Cheryl G. McFadden**; Lecturer Barbara Harris.
** On Leave Spring Term 1979-80
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80

Requirements for Concentration

A. All concentrators must complete twelve semester courses in the department.
These must include TH A 1 , 2a, and three semester courses in dramatic theory and litera-
ture to be chosen from the courses numbered between 122a and 186b.

B. All concentrators are required to serve on the production crews of departmental
productions twice in the sophomore year, once in the junior year and once in the senior

C. The award of departmental distinction will be conferred by the staff for excep-
tional scholarship or creativity.

D. With the permission of the adviser and the instructor, especially qualified under-
graduates may enroll in graduate courses.

THA la,b Introduction to Drama and the Theater
THA 2a Physical Production I
THA 2b Physical Production II
THA 3 Acting

THA 5 Voice and Speech Studies for the Actor
THA 8 Acting for the Stage
THA 9 Stage Movement for the Actor
THA 22 Scene Design and Stage Lighting
*THA 26 Costume Design


THA 33 Intermediate Acting
THA 96 Independent Study: Film
THA 97 Tutorial: Acting/Design
THA 98 Independent Study
THA 102 Directing
*THA 104 Dramatic Writing
THA 122a Modern Drama
THA 124a,b (ENG 33a,b) Shakespeare

THA 125a (AMSTD 125a) (ENG 38a) History of American Drama, 1665-1919
THA 125b (AMSTD 125b) (ENG 37b) History of American Drama:

1919 to Present
THA 133bR (COLIT 133bR) Aristocratic and Popular Drama in Japan

and the West
*THA 135b (AMSTD 135b) The History of Popular Arts in America
*THA 140a (ENG 133a) Advanced Shakespeare
THA 145a (AAAS 135a) Black Drama 1

THA 145bR (AAAS 135bR) Black Drama II

THA 148aR (RUS 148aR) (UC 97H) A Survey of Russian Theater, 17 19- 191 7
*THA 155b (COLIT 135b) The Rising Sun

THA 157b (ENG 157b) Modern British Drama

THA 165aR Greek Drama

THA 165bR (ENG 164bR) Restoration Drama
*THA 170a (ENG 143a) Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

THA 170bR (ENG 142bR) (HUM 125a) Medieval European Drama

THA 171a (MUS 171a) History of Music and Drama Criticism
*THA 180 Seminar in Production Concepts

THA 182bR (ENG 147bR) American Drama


Committee: Associate Professor Martin A. Levin (Politics), Chairman; Associate
Professors Gerald Bernstein (Fine Arts), Leonard Hausman (Economics and Heller
School), David Jacobson (Anthropology); Assistant Professors Randall Filer (Econom-
ics), Paula Rayman (Sociology).

The Program in Urban Studies is designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to
study and systematically analyze the urban area from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The complexity of the urban world requires such a perspective. However, this analysis
also should proceed from the fundamental concepts and methods of one of the social
science disciplines; the analytical techniques acquired from one of them will then be
applied to the urban area. These interdisciplinary and disciplinary goals are reflected in
the requirements of the Program listed below.

Students normally will declare their intention to enter the Program at the time of
declaring fields of concentration in the spring. They may concentrate in any university
department; their degree will be in that concentration with the additional citation that
they have fulfilled the requirements of the Program of Urban Studies.


Requirements for the Program

A. Satisfactory completion of URBST 101b, preferably no later than the student's
sophomore year.

B. Satisfactory completion of four courses in a single social science discipline. The
aim of this requirement is to provide students with the fundamentals of the discipHne.
Thus, most or all of these four courses will not be urban related, but rather introductory
and fundamental courses in the discipline.

C. Satisfactory completion of four urban related courses in other disciplines.
Normally these will be selected from the list below, but other courses may be included if
they are relevant to the student's particular program in Urban Studies. Students should
consult with their adyisors in Urban Studies for details.

D. Students will have the option of writing a senior honors thesis in Urban Studies
that also satisfies the student's departmental honors requirement, with the approval of
that department.

Each student in the Program will be assigned an advisor to help the student develop
his individual program around his intellectual interests. A non-credit Urban Studies
colloquium series will focus on policy problems.

URBST 98a Independent Study

URBST 99 Senior Research

AAAS 50a Black Political Economy

AAAS 125a Political Development in the Black Community I

AMSTD Ilia The Structure of Power and the Political Process

AMSTD 180b Problems in Contemporary American Education

ANTHR 158aR Urban Anthropology

ANTHR 158b Selected Topics in Urban Anthropology

ECON 37aR The Political Economy of Cities

ECON 76bR Labor Economics

ECON 78b Income Maintenance Programs and Policies

FA 120a Modern Architecture

FA 122a American Architecture and Painting

POL 16a American Politics in Nation and City

POL 107b Pontics of Public Policy

POL 119a Seminar: Policy Making in Urban Areas

POL 120aR Politics of Urban Areas

POL 123b The Politics of Urban Criminal Justice

POL 124a Labor and Politics in the United States

SOC 5a Introduction to Criminology

SOC lllaR PoHtical Sociology

SOC 112b Social Class, Freedom and Equality

SOC 132a Urban Field Studies

SOC 188b Sociology of Law



Committee: Associate Professor Susan Staves (Englisii and American Literature),
Chairman; Professor Joiin Demos (History); Assistant Professor Susan Okin (Politics);
Assistant Professor Paula Rayman (Sociology).

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students concentrating in the
existing departments of the University. The aim of the program is to integrate an
interest in women's experience with social science, humanities, and the arts in a more
direct way than is possible in the existing concentrations.

Requirements for the Program

A. Successful completion of WOMEN 10a or b (preferably 10a).

B. Four semester courses chosen from the Ustings provided below.

C. A senior research paper on an approved topic.

Students will also participate in a colloquium series on topics related to women.

WOMEN lObR (AMSTD 123bR) Women in American History: 1865 to Present

WOMEN 99a Directed Research
The following courses may be counted among the four electives required for comple-
tion of the program:

COLIT 125aR Women in Literature

ENG 134aR The Women of Letters in the Eighteenth Century

ENG 177b Contemporary Women Writers
*HELLER SCHOOL Sex Roles and Social Policies

HIST 139aR Women in Modern Europe

HIST 151b Male and Female in the American Past

SOC 105a Feminist Critique of Contemporary Social Institutions
One, but no more than one, of the following courses on the family may be counted
among the four electives required for completion of the program:

ANTHR 100a (LAS 100a) The Family in the Political Economy of Latin America

SOC 130a The Family I


Faculty: See NEJS

*Y laA (NEJS 21aA) Intensive Introductory Yiddish

Y 1 (NEJS 21) Introductory Yiddish

Y 2 (NEJS 24) Intermediate Yiddish

*Y 2bB (NEJS 24bB) Intensive Intermediate Yiddish

Y 6a,b (NEJS 25a,b) Introduction to Yiddish Literature

*Y 171b (NEJS 171b) Trends and Values in Yiddish Literature

*Y 173b (NEJS 173b) Seminar in Yiddish Literature: Contemporary Poetry


University Organization

Board of Trustees

Under Massachusetts law, the 50-member Board of Trustees is the governing body of
the University. There are also four faculty representatives and three student representa-
tives to the Board who participate in Board meetings and have votes on the several
committees. The Chairman of the Board of Fellows, the President of the National
Women's Committee, and the President of the Alumni Association serve ex-officio.
Alumni elect annually an Alumni Term Trustee who serves as full voting Trustee for a
five-year term.

The President and the Chancellor

The President is the chief executive officer of the University. He is appointed by the
Board of Trustees and is responsible for all University activities. Chancellor of the
University is an honorary title held by Abram L. Sachar, whose 20 years of experience
as first president of Brandeis is now utilized for the welfare of the University. The
Chancellorship f arries no administrative responsibilities.

Academic Deans

The Dean of Faculty supervises academic policy, undergraduate and graduate curricu-
la, the faculty and its department of instruction.

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences assumes responsibility for many areas
affecting the academic lives of undergraduates, including curriculum development,
advisory services and the academic progress of students.

The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences oversees the individualized
programs of study for scholars, scientists and artists in 21 disciplines.

The Dean of the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social
Welfare oversees the academic activities of the University's first and only professional
school, and its work in such areas as health, aging, income and employment, and

The Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate, the elected representative body of the faculty, discusses such issues
as academic freedom and responsibility, University policy, appointments, tenure, dis-
missal and salaries.

The Board of Fellows

Created in 1 95 1 , the Board of Fellows consists of more than 450 national leaders from
a broad base of business, educational and public life. Its members lend counsel, exper-
tise and support to University development and planning programs.


The President's Council

President's Councilors are leading men and women throughout the country whose
skills and experience are placed at the disposal of the Brandeis President in areas of
their special competence.

National Women's Committee

The National Women's Committee, now an organization of more than 60,000
members, has been a partner with the University since 1948. This volunteer organization
gives its membership a wide range of educational offerings. These include unique study
group programs with syllabi provided by Brandeis faculty; adult education seminars in
local communities called "University on Wheels;" and special lectures by University
speakers. The 115 chapters across the country are embassies of good will for the Univer-
versity. The central commitment of the Women's Committee, however, is to the
Brandeis University libraries. Since it was founded by eight members in Boston, it has
raised more than 15 million dollars in support of the libraries.

University Libraries

From an initial 2,000 volumes housed in a remodeled stone stable in 1948, the holdings
of the Goldfarb Library and the Gerstenzang Library of Science today number more
than 759,000 volumes, including microtexts. The libraries boast an impressive collection
of microfilm holdings, as well as periodical titles and newspapers.

Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations, located in the Gryzmish Academic Center, directs and
coordinates programs and publications for all Brandeis alumni, the National Alumni
Association, regional Alumni Chapters and the Alumni Fund.



Robert S. Benjamin, J.D., L.H.D., Chairman


Henry L. Foster, D.V.M.

Edwin E. Hokin, B.A., L.H.D.

Irving Schneider, B.B.A.

Samuel Lemberg, L.H.D. , Treasurer

Stanley H. Feldberg, A.B., Secretary

George Alpert, LL.B., LL.D.

Nathan S. Ancell, A.B.

Marilyn H. Appel '54, Ph.D.

Leonard Bernstein, A.B., L.H.D.

Rena J. Blumberg '56, A.B.

Robert S. Boas, A.B.

Alva T. Bonda

David Casty

Arthur G. Cohen, J.D.

Maurice M. Cohen

Arnold R. Cutler, J.D.

Hal Davis

Rubin Epstein

Joseph F. Ford, L.H.D.

Charles H. Goodman, B.S.

William Haber, Ph.D., LL.D.

Maurice B. Hexter, Ph.D., L.H.D.*

Jacob Hiatt, M.A., LL.D.

Dona Seeman Kahn '54, LL.B.

Irving Kane, LL.B., L.H.D.*

Milton Katz, LL.B., LL.D.

Dudley F. Kimball, M.B.A., LL.D.

Jack K. Lazar

Paul Levenson '52, J.D.

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