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The Humanities Senior Seminar [HUM 497(W)] provides seniors majoring in the humanities the opportunity to synthesize their liberal arts experiences. Each seminar focuses intensively on a single significant work in the humanities or literature. A visiting scholar enhances each seminar and works with students to develop their theses. Recent seminars have focused on texts such as My Antonia by Willa Cather; Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert; The Parthenon by Iktinos, Kallikrates, Pheidias; The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir; Ulysses by James Joyce; Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman; and Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W.E.B. DuBois. The four seminars for academic year 2007-2008 include: Mary Wollstonecarft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man; Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and the Modern Age; and John Milton's Paradise Lost.