MLAS classes to be previewed at Dec. 1 open house

Classes in film, art and world events are included in the spring 2016 semester Master of Liberal Arts and Science offerings, to be presented Dec. 1 during an MLAS open house.

The Vanderbilt University MLAS program is designed for working adults, typically meeting one night or weekend day a week to explore topics in a graduate-level seminar format. MLAS classes cost about half the tuition of a standard Vanderbilt class, and further discounts are available to Vanderbilt employees.

The open house is at 6 p.m. in Room 203 of Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S. It’s a free event open to the public. The current exhibitions in the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall will be open to visitors before the open house.

The MLAS program is open to college graduates who complete an application process and are accepted.

Course offerings in the spring include:

  • Listening to Film with Stan Link, associate professor of the philosophy and analysis of music;
  • Kurdistan and the Middle East with Norbert Ross, associate professor of anthropology;
  • From Flood to Drought: Facts and Fables of Water in the 20th Century with Cecelia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English; and
  • Impressionism with Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History of Art.

Anyone curious about the MLAS program is encouraged to attend the open house. For more information, visit the MLAS website or call (615) 343-3140.