Spring 2017 - Social Science colloquia

Spring 2017 HC 431H: Science, Literacy and Communication

Professor: Kim Sheehan

 4 credits

•  CRN 32606: Mondays & Wednesdays, 16:00 – 17:20 @ MCK 347

A recent Pew Research Study reported that polling data shows the public continues to debate some scientific ideas on which most scientists already agree. At the same time, public trust in science has decreased, and experts suggest that public trust in science and scientists is as essential as public understanding of science. What many agree on is that the public needs to take responsibility to understand more about science and that scientists need to take responsibility to communicate science well. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 431H: Children in War: Global Experiences and Consequences

Professor: Shoshana Kerewsky

4 credits

•  CRN 32607: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 – 13:20 @ GSH 103

Children and youth are especially vulnerable to the effects and aftereffects of war. This course explores the experiences of children in wartime primarily through the memoirs of authors whose childhoods included invasion, combat, ethnic targeting, deprivation, dislocation, and other risks. We will examine the physical, psychological, and cultural consequences of war as these authors describe them, as well as their resilience factors and the interventions, if any, that were provided to them. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 431H: Charles Darwin, Scientist, in the Original

Professor: Bruce Winterhalder

4 credits

•  CRN 36231: Fridays, 11:00 – 13:50 @ MCK 348

Charles Darwin was a desultory, unpromising student who became one of the most fascinating, creative and influential scientists of the modern era.  He also is one of the best known, through his publications, private diaries and extensive correspondence.  He and his work remain salient today; they constitute the focus of this course. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 431H: History Studio/History Lab

Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

4 credits

•  CRN 36232: Mondays & Wednesdays, 14:00 – 15:20 @ GSH 103

In this course, we investigate the spatial and epistemological frameworks of the studio and the laboratory from a historical perspective. We ask what the humanities may learn from the spatial practices of these disciplines, and we experiment with research and teaching in our own history studio/history lab. Read More


Spring 2017 HC 444H/431H: The March Continues: The Civil Rights and Human Rights Movement Past, Present and Future

Professor: Daniel Miller

4 credits

•  CRN 32614: Mondays & Wednesdays, 16:00 – 17:50 @ LILLIS 111

Graduation Requirement: This class will fulfill both of the following requirements: a Social Science Colloquium and an American Cultures multicultural class. If you have already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements: an Elective Colloquium and an American Cultures multicultural class.

This class views and analyzes the classic US Civil Rights Movement and its aftermath and the personal, cultural, social, political, economic, and ideological forces that came together in opposition and in unity to change the world at that time. We hope to shed light on the contemporary rise of Civil and Human Rights abuses, and racism, poverty, inequality and state violence movements today. Read More