About that Course You Wanted… [Registration]

10 Jan

You have two weeks to keep adjusting your course schedule.  So, if you find out that the classes you’re in just aren’t for you, or if you really wanted that one course — make use of open registration!  Check out these UHP opportunities:

(You can find full descriptions and course information for all the following here.)

Criminology w/ Prof. Chambliss – New Time!
(HONR 2175:15)
Counts as Self & Society, and more.

This course was just moved to Thursdays from 3:45-6:15pm right in the UHP Club Room.

You cannot pick up a newspaper, pass a bookstore, or turn on the radio or television without being bombarded with accounts of crime. A subject so often discussed and debated is bound to create widely disparate and contradictory perspectives on the subject. This course cuts through the popular images to learn what the systematic study of crime by social scientists teaches us.

Belief w/ Prof. Caws – Seats Now Available!
(HONR 2175:12)
Counts as Arts & Humanities, and more.

This course filled up immediately during the first days of registration, so don’t miss your opportunity to grab a seat while they last!

Belief is a central concept in philosophy, psychology, and politics, and especially in religion. Beliefs can give comfort and confidence; they can also be used to justify conflict and cruelty. Does everybody have them? (Does anybody need them?) What are their foundations, their varieties, their logical structure? How do they relate to knowledge, to opinion, to feeling, to experience? Can they be chosen? What responsibilities follow from holding them? What are our own beliefs, and are we willing to challenge them?

Sex, Lies, and Videotape: an Examination of the 1st Amendment w/ Prof. Kasle
(HONR 2175:10)
Counts as Self & Society, and more.

This annual blockbuster is sure to fill up quick.  Check it out now!

Honors 125: Justice and the Legal System is a prerequisite for this course. This course is an introduction to the study of the First Amendment from the legal (as opposed to the philosophical or political) point of view. The course covers the basic principles of freedom of speech (including the regulation of harmful or subversive speech, libel, obscenity and indecent speech, fighting words, and commercial speech), freedom of association, and freedom of religion. The course will consider the intersection of the First Amendment and cyberspace and cover such topics as the regulation of speech on the Internet.

Honors General Chemistry II w/ Prof. Zysmilich
(HONR 2175:13)
Counts as an Honors Science, but is designed for science majors.

This course is the second half of the two semester sequence. This semester’s laboratory will be more research-oriented than Chemistry 12. Pre-req: Chem 11 or equivalent.

Narrative Medicine: Stories of Illness, Patients, and Caregivers in American History w/ Prof. Gamble
(HONR 2175:14)
Counts as Self & Society, and more.

This seminar will focus on narratives as a mechanism to study the history of American medicine in the 20th century. It will use various styles of narrative such as historical accounts, memoirs, short stories, essays, and films. These stories will provide a framework to examine several themes in the history of medicine including illness from the patient’s perspective, the roles of nurses and physicians, cultural representations of disease, the state of medical knowledge, and societal responses to disease.

Bookmarks of Jewish History w/ Prof. Schwartz – Hands-on with Ancient Texts!
(HONR 2175:16)
Counts as Arts & Humanities, and more.

In this course we will learn about the history of books in general and Jewish books in particular, exploring how texts were made, circulated and read. We will also learn about the ways in which books gave rise to new conceptions of knowledge and authority and even new ideas of what it meant to be Jewish. And we will do all this on site at the Library of Congress and the Kiev Library, in the physical presence of the works we are studying.

The Promotion of Democracy w/ Prof. Perina – 1 Credit
(HONR 2184:10)

This course will provide a better knowledge and understanding of the role played by an international organization such as the Organization of American States (OAS) in the defense and promotion of democracy. We will introduce a theory of democracy and different approaches to promoting it from an international organization’s perspective, with special emphasis on the concrete and practical activities to fulfill this purpose and mandate. The course will identify the instruments of “high politics” at the diplomatic level and “low politics” such as electoral observation missions and technical assistance. We will explore the limitations and tensions between the promotion of democracy and the long held principle of non-intervention, and will examine what critics have to say about this new OAS role.


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