Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Spring 2024
PAH

PAH 160D5 – Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures and Practices of Sleep

The need for sleep is ubiquitous and part of everyday existence. Like many things that are part of our routine, however, we rarely take time to consider sleep critically: Why do we sleep? Is sleep different from culture to culture? In what ways is sleep made valuable (or not)? And what's with dreaming? These and many other questions are at the heart of this course. Over the course of the semester, we will probe modern and historical humanities archives for artifacts related to sleep. By examining the ways human beings have come to represent sleep through a wide variety of cultural practices (e.g., rituals, popular culture, art, etc.), we will explore the connections between sleep and creativity, the role sleep plays in the formation and maintenance of social and cultural institutions, and sleep's changing relationship to the human condition generally. The goal, ultimately, is to imagine what sleep's future holds.

Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Fall 2024
PAH

PAH 160D5 – Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures and Practices of Sleep

The need for sleep is ubiquitous and part of everyday existence. Like many things that are part of our routine, however, we rarely take time to consider sleep critically: Why do we sleep? Is sleep different from culture to culture? In what ways is sleep made valuable (or not)? And what's with dreaming? These and many other questions are at the heart of this course. Over the course of the semester, we will probe modern and historical humanities archives for artifacts related to sleep. By examining the ways human beings have come to represent sleep through a wide variety of cultural practices (e.g., rituals, popular culture, art, etc.), we will explore the connections between sleep and creativity, the role sleep plays in the formation and maintenance of social and cultural institutions, and sleep's changing relationship to the human condition generally. The goal, ultimately, is to imagine what sleep's future holds.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Oct 16
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Oct 16
Status
Open
Enrollment
48 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 48 / 50
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Oct 16
Status
Open
Enrollment
48 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 48 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Oct 17 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
17 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Oct 17 - Dec 11
Status
Closed
Enrollment
50 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 50 / 50
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Oct 17 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
18 / 50
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 18 / 50
Summer 2024
PAH

PAH 160D5 – Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures and Practices of Sleep

The need for sleep is ubiquitous and part of everyday existence. Like many things that are part of our routine, however, we rarely take time to consider sleep critically: Why do we sleep? Is sleep different from culture to culture? In what ways is sleep made valuable (or not)? And what's with dreaming? These and many other questions are at the heart of this course. Over the course of the semester, we will probe modern and historical humanities archives for artifacts related to sleep. By examining the ways human beings have come to represent sleep through a wide variety of cultural practices (e.g., rituals, popular culture, art, etc.), we will explore the connections between sleep and creativity, the role sleep plays in the formation and maintenance of social and cultural institutions, and sleep's changing relationship to the human condition generally. The goal, ultimately, is to imagine what sleep's future holds.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
May 13 - Jun 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
19 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: May 13 - Jun 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 19 / 25
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
May 13 - Jun 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: May 13 - Jun 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
14 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 14 / 25
Section
102
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
103
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Closed
Enrollment
5 / 5
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 5 / 5
Section
103
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Closed
Enrollment
5 / 5
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 5 / 5
Section
103
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 5
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 5
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
14 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 14 / 25
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jun 3 - Jul 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25
Section
203
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 5
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 5
Section
203
Days
Time
Date
Jul 8 - Aug 7
Status
Closed
Enrollment
5 / 5
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jul 8 - Aug 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 5 / 5