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de Alwis, Lisa

Teaching Assistant Professor




  • Censorship, music, culture, Vienna, eighteenth-century, nineteenth-century, theater Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Kant, Wittgenstein, Enlightenment, Sublime, opera


courses taught

  • COEN 1830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores topics of interest in transitioning to the College of Engineering and succeeding in STEM majors.
  • ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
  • ENES 3100 - Seminar in Engineering, Ethics & Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Introduces students to foundational texts in personal ethics (from philosophy, literature, history, and the arts). Class discussion puts these texts into context for students preparing to enter careers in engineering and applied science.'Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.'Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0. Formerly HUEN 3100.
  • ENES 3720 - Voices of Vienna: Freud, Wittgenstien, Mozart
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    Study and visit Vienna, a city famous for Mozart's music, Freud's psychology and Wittgenstein's philosophy. As the seat of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna was a rich cultural and political center; it was a crossroads for international trade and exciting new ideas. As the lively capital of present-day Austria, it remains in the forefront of social change. Formerly HUEN 3720.
  • HUEN 1010 - Humanities for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
  • HUEN 3720 - Voices of Vienna: Freud, Wittgenstien, Mozart
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
  • MUSC 5708 - Introduction to Music Bibliography and Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Explores basic informational sources about music and musicians; a study of citation formats, research methodologies and writing techniques employed in music research papers, theses and dissertations. Intended to increase students' information fluency. Required in all master's degree programs.


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