Top Courses at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Find the perfect course for you at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. We’ve selected 31 of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research’s most popular courses. View the course catalog at coursehorse.com

  • What it Means to See: Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes

    This online course explores visual thinking, culture, and aesthetic judgment through the work of Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes. Participants will learn to analyze photographs and decipher Barthes' coding system while being exposed to historical and contemporary examples of photography. Unpack the different meanings of an image in a thoughtful and informed way.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Islamic Ethics: Philosophy, Theology, and Sharia Law

    This online course provides a comprehensive exploration of Islamic ethics, philosophy, theology, and Sharia law. Participants can expect to delve into key Islamic concepts, gain an understanding of historical and contemporary applications, and engage in thoughtful discussions. With an aim to foster better understanding and appreciation, the course is ideal for those interested in diverse cultural perspectives.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Sex, Gender, and the Avant-Garde

    This is a thought-provoking class that explores the complex themes of sex and gender in avant-garde performances and films. Participants will dive deep into the interrelation of these concepts, studying works from various artists, times, and cultures to gain a nuanced understanding of how gender and sexuality have been portrayed and interpreted in the avant-garde tradition. Through this course, students will attain a broader perspective on the ongoing dialogue about gender and sexuality in contemporary society.

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    • NYC
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Radical Theology: an Introduction to Karl Barth

    This online class provides an introductory insight into the radical theology of Karl Barth, one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Barth's thoughts, exploring the significant shifts he brought to the field of theology. The course integrates engaging discussions with an in-depth analysis of Barth's seminal writings, promoting critical thought about theological doctrines, faith, and society.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Crisis and the City: New York in the 1970s

    This course offers an in-depth exploration of New York City during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s, a time best described as a crisis. Participants will fully delve into the fiscal struggles, social transformation, and impactful events of that time. The course provides a useful understanding of historical moments that have shaped New York City as we know it today.

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    • NYC
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Sex, Gender, and the Avant-Garde

    This online course offers a deep dive into the nuanced world of sex, gender, and their intersection with avant-garde culture. Participants will gain insights on how these elements shape society through diverse artistic expressions, and the ways they impact political, economic, and social ideologies. This course analyzes contemporary debates and issues about gender and sexuality within the avant-garde realm.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Kant's Practical Philosophy: Reason, Morality

    This online course delves into the practical philosophy of Immanuel Kant, focusing on his takes on reason and morality. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Kantian ethics, moral law, and the categorical imperative, enriching their perspectives on morality and ethical decision-making. The course aims to stimulate intellectual debate, promoting critical thinking and philosophical reasoning.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Racecraft: Race, Society, and Superstition

    This online course offers an in-depth understanding of the complex intersection of race, society, and superstition through an analysis of the concept known as 'racecraft.' Participants will engage with thought-provoking materials and discussions, examining the historical, social, and psychological effects of race and the role superstition plays in stereotypes and prejudice. Ideal for anyone interested in sociology, history, or racial dynamics, this course promises to deepen your understanding of the socio-political landscape.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Hysteria, Dreams, and Psychoanalysis: an Introduction to Freud

    This online course presents a comprehensive introduction to Freudian concepts, specifically focusing on hysteria, psychoanalysis, and dreams. Participants will delve into the origins and significance of psychoanalytic theory and its influence on understanding the human psyche. The course aims to provide a thoughtful exploration of such topics, stimulating deep reflections and discussions.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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  • Feeling the Atmosphere: Climate, Affect, and Politics

    This online course dives into the intricate relationship between atmosphere, climate, affect, and politics, providing a comprehensive understanding of these areas. Participants will delve into the influences of emotion and the environment on political theory and its implications. The course will provide an insightful perspective, allowing learners to comprehend and scrutinize the interplay of these critical components.

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    • Live Online
    • $335
    • 4 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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