Colloquia

HC 421H: Cinema Manifestos

Professor: Peter Alilunas

4.00 credits

• CRN 13118: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ This course will be held remotely

This course traces in detail the various manifestos from the global history of cinema, positioning them within historical, aesthetic, political, and theoretical contexts. Read More


HC 421H : Lie to Me: Techniques in Prose Fiction

Professor: Ulrick Casimir

4.00 credits

• CRN 13119: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ This course will be held remotely

The goals of this course are deceptively simple: to refine your understanding of the rudiments and mechanics of fiction writing, and to foster the development of habits vital to the future production of solid, expressive prose (which includes but is not limited to literary prose), beyond the confines of this course.  Read More


HC 431H: Big Problems and Bold Solutions: A Collaborative Approach to Problem Solving and Developing Leadership Skills

Professor: James Shephard

4.00 credits

• CRN 13122: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ LIL 232

Whatever career you embark on, whatever path you follow, you will find success if you are an effective problem solver and leader. This course will give you an opportunity to develop problem solving and leadership skills in a collaborative environment. Read More


HC 431H: The Language of Truth

Professor: Eric Pederson

4.00 credits

• CRN 13125: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ LIL 245

How do know when someone is telling the truth? How do we indicate when we are or are not telling the truth? How do languages vary in their expression of truth statements? These questions have always been relevant to the human condition. Read More


HC 431H: The Taste of Power: Food and Colonialism in World History

Professor: Hannah Cutting-Jones

4.00 credits

• CRN 18227: Wednesday, 1415-1700 @ This course will be held remotely

In this class we will explore the relationship between food and colonialism from South Asia to the Americas. Read more

HC 434H/421H: Art & Politics from Michelangelo to YouTube

Professor: Jamie Harper

4.00 credits

• CRN 17078: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ ALL 101

This course considers the interrelationship of art and politics over the centuries, spanning from about 1500 to the present. Read More


HC 434H/431H: African Military History, 1960s-2000s

Professor: A.B. Assensoh

4.00 credits

• CRN 13126: Monday, 1400-1650 @ This course will be held remotely

In African political History, a nation on the second largest continent (Africa) was often considered both stable and progressive if there had not been a military intervention – i.e. coup d’etat -- in its national politics. Read More


HC 441H : Calderwood Seminars Public Writing: Neuroscience Journalism

Professor: Nicole Dudukovic

4.00 credits

• CRN 13128: Thursday, 1415-1715 @ This course will be held remotely

Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing are advanced-level, writing-intensive courses that engage students in a review of areas of special interest. These seminars emphasize public writing—the ability to translate complex arguments and professional jargon to a broad audience— which is a central feature of a liberal arts education. These seminars will have a collaborative format, with students writing frequently and rewriting their work in response to comments by their professors and input from classmates. You have learned how to write for college, now learn how to write for life.

The human brain has been called the most complex object in the known universe.  It is also, arguably, one of the most fascinating.  Over the past several decades, neuroscience research has  Read More


 

HC 441H: Cosmology

Professor: James Schombert

4.00 credits

• CRN 13129: Tuesday & Thursday, 0815-0945 @ ALL 101

Cosmology, the study of the formation and evolution of the Universe, has progressed from its origins in early man’s ideas of Nature, to Chinese and Greek world views, to Dante’s vision of Heaven and Hell, to Newton’s Clockwork Universe. Read More


HC 441H : The Mystique of Marine Mammals in History, Science and Culture

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

• CRN 13130: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ LIL 245

Marine mammals (whales, dolphins, seals, and others) occupy a special place in the human psyche. Read more


HC 441H: Geology and Biology of the Tibetan Plateau

Professor: Samantha Hopkins

4.00 credits

• CRN 17928: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ ALL 140

Central Asia is home to the highest mountains in the world, and the elevation and relief of the Tibetan Plateau is unequalled anywhere else on Earth. Its impact on global climate traces back perhaps 65 million years, and continues through the present day. Read More


HC 444H/431H: Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Nothing About Us Without Us – Writing About Disability

Professor: Judith Raiskin

4.00 credits

• CRN 17005: Thursday, 0900-1145 @ This course will be held remotely

Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing are advanced-level, writing-intensive courses that engage students in a review of areas of special interest. These seminars emphasize public writing—the ability to translate complex arguments and professional jargon to a broad audience— which is a central feature of a liberal arts educationRead More


HC 444H/421H: The Hunger Games and Social Philosophy

Professor: Camisha Russell

4.00 credits

• CRN 17077: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ GSH 123

The popular Hunger Games trilogy consists of three novels marketed to young adults (but enjoyed more broadly) – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Read more