Looking for a Course?

30 Aug

If you’re looking to switch up your course schedule, we wanted to bring your attention to this particular offering:  Prof. Grier’s Difficult and Obscure Ideas.  Yes, that’s what it’s actually called.  The course counts as an Honors Self & Society, and (although the course number doesn’t indicate it) it’s also a WID.

For those of you who don’t know, Prof. Grier served as the Director of the University Honors Program for several years.  There’s still spots in his course, which meets once a week on Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.  The complete info is below.  You’ve got about two weeks left in the add/drop period!

Difficult and Obscure Ideas
Professor David Grier
HONR 2175:13 – 3 Credits
CRN: 96744
W 2:30PM – 5:00PM

Fulfills: CCAS (GCR Only): Social and Behavioral Science; GWSB: Humanities/Non-Business and Unrestricted Elective; ESIA: Pre-2010 curriculum: Elective, 2010 curriculum: Elective; HONR: Self & Society 2048

This is a WID course that deals with understanding, rhetoric, political action, science and technology and the other topics of interest to the instructor. The work products of the course are a series of exercises that build toward that argues both for the validity of an idea and an action based on that idea. Readings vary from semester to semester, though they generally include public speeches and letters that deal with crises of conflict, environment and economics.


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