Fall 2019 - Social Science colloquia

Fall 2019 HC 431H: Research Treasures: Navigating Knowledge

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

•  CRN 12782: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ GSH 103

Navigating the accumulated body of scholarly knowledge, understanding how such knowledge is produced, apprehending the properties that distinguish it, and participating in the changing landscape of research and scholarship are crucial to academic success. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 431H: Big Problems and Bold Solutions: A Collaborative Approach to Problem Solving and Developing Leadership Skills

Professor: Jim Shephard

4.00 credits

•  CRN 12784: Tuesday & Thursday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ CHA 202

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

Fall 2019 HC 431H: Environmental and Science Communication in the Age of Wildfires in the West

Professor: Hollie Smith

4.00 credits

•  CRN 16675: Friday, 09:00 - 11:50 @ CHA 301

In this course, students will be asked to combine storytelling techniques with scientific research in an effort to develop communication that seeks to both inform the public about the growing problem of wildfire in the state and explore models for engaging the public in both the storytelling and the science of fire. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 434H/431H: Social Justice and Human Rights

Professor: Cheyney Ryan

4.00 credits

•  CRN 17079: Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ MCK 240B

We will explore the history and practice of human rights today, and their role in today's political struggles for a better world. Our focus will be both theoretical and practical: we will explore the philosophical underpinnings of human rights, as they emerged from the 20th century experience of war; and we will look at specific conflicts where they now play a role, focusing initially on conflicts around war, genocide, and economic justice. Read more

Fall 2019 HC 431H: Secrecy

Professor: Michael Moffitt

4.00 credits

•  CRN 17000: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 301

Under what conditions can we—or should we be able to—learn that which others wish to keep secret? This colloquium will introduce the complex, overlapping policy assumptions and tradeoffs associated with questions of secrecy. Read more