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UNST 121-123G: 

Forbidden Knowledge

Martha J. Bianco, Ph.D.

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This site is your point of entry to Forbidden Knowledge, taught by Martha J. Bianco, Ph.D. 

Everything you will need for this course can be accessed from this site.

The page takes you to the class syllabus, assignments, online readings, lecture guides, and class Yahoo site.  Just click on the link above to be taken to where you want to go.



Martha J. Bianco, Ph.D.
URBN 370-E
506 SW Mill St.
Portland, OR 97201


Postal Mail:


Portland State University

P.O. Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751


Phone: 503-706-8641
Fax: 503-725-8770





This is a year-long freshman inquiry (frinq).  As with all frinqs, students attend a lecture session with the professor for two and a half hours a week; they also attend a smaller lab/discussion session with a mentor for two hours a week.  All freshman inquiries are structured around a topical theme.


The theme for this frinq is “forbidden knowledge” – knowledge that is sacred, profane, unattainable, or prohibited.  For a fuller description of this theme, please see PSU’s University Studies’ Course Theme Description Page.