We are pleased to offer four sections this term! Click ‘Sign Up!’ to register for the Fall 2017 Ideas for the World courses.
**Please register by Friday, October 6, 2017. Please note that Humanities for Humanity starts on September 19, 2017. Please also note that Forging Your Future starts on October 5, 2017. All other sessions begin the following week on September 27 and 28, 2017**
Fall 2017 Programs
Humanities for Humanity
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – 12 weeks
Humanities for Humanity (H4H) is
Together, students and disadvantaged members of the community dine together and look at the world through the lenses of humanities texts. We ask questions about the kind of people we once were, the kind of people we now are, and the kind of people we ought to become. The course is interdisciplinary and includes political, philosophical, economic, literary and historical issues.
Culture and Conflict in the Media
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - 6 weeks
Over lunch, we discuss media spin, public relations, propaganda, and journalism with respect to major social and political issues in the contemporary world. Can public relations campaigns change attitudes -- e.g., can they convince populations to support
Science in Society
Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - 6 weeks
Who benefits from scientific research? How are the scientific projects we pursue chosen in the first place? How do scientific discoveries and inventions connect with broader social issues of conflict,
Forging Your Future in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm - 4 weeks (October 5, 12, 19, 26 2017)
This session will focus on exploring specific career and higher education options in the humanities and social sciences. We'll also work on important skills like networking, personal branding and resume building.
1. Career Options in Humanities & Social Sciences
2. Exploring Further Education
3. Telling Your Story: Resume and Cover Letters
4. Talking to Professionals & Building Connections
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