Spring 2018 - Social Science colloquia

Spring 2018 HC 431H: Experiment

Professor: Vera Keller

4 credits

•  CRN 32554: Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ CHA 201

Science (scientia) once meant knowledge proven by sure reasoning, as distinguished from mere opinion based upon fallible human senses. How, then, did the human manipulation and observation of nature come to be regarded as a source of dependable knowledge? Read more

Spring 2018 HC 431H: Digital Scholarship

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4 credits

•  CRN 32555: Tuesday & Thursday, 08:30 - 09:50 @ CHA 202

New technologies and techniques are fundamentally changing scholarly practices and students not engaging important questions raised by these developments are not prepared for the academic landscapes ahead. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 431H: Search

Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

4 credits

•  CRN 32557: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ GSH 103

The purpose of this course is to gain theoretical, historical, and practical insight into the influence of search practices and technologies on our everyday epistemology. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 434H/431H: Climate and Culture from the Arctic to the Andes

Professor: Mark Carey

4 credits

•  CRN 36275: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 301

Climate change is not just about temperature and weather; nor is it only about the present and future. Indigenous people in particular are disproportionately affected by climate change and natural disasters, yet they are often marginalized from policy and academic discussions. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 444H/431H: The Long Decade: The 1960s, from Elvis to The Last Waltz

Professor: Stephen Rabe

4 credits

•  CRN 32563: Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:50 @ GSH 130

This multidisciplinary course defines "the 1960s" as the period from the mid-1950s (Elvis, the Montgomery Bus Boycott) to the mid-1970s (the fall of Richard Nixon, The Band's "Last Waltz" Concert). This is a period of intense political, social, and cultural change in US society. As such, we will be examining the various movements: civil rights, youth, countercultural, feminist, and anti-war. Read more