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UHPers in Holocaust Memory Course [GWHatchet]

16 Apr

Take a look at this article over at the GW Hatchet about Honors students in Prof. Walter Reich’s “Holocaust Memory” course, and the body of work they have produced which is on display now.

From the article:

Undergraduates in the honors international affairs class Holocaust and Memory pieced together letters, timelines, telegrams and dreary, black-and-white photographs to dive inside the life of a Holocaust survivor. The exhibit opened last week.

“It is personalizing an event which is almost incomprehensible – which is really incomprehensible – the Holocaust,” Reich, a former director of the Holocaust Museum, said. “One of the things that can be learned is think of all the people who didn’t survive and what they could have contributed to the world.”

Read the whole article here.

Kung, Rollberg, Zysmilich Course Time Changes (Fall 2012)

27 Mar

If you were looking at a course with Prof. Kung, Prof. Rollberg, or Prof. Zysmilich for fall 2012, please take note of the following schedule changes:

Prof. Kung’s Self & Society (HONR 2047:10) will meet on Wednesdays Mondays from 3:30pm-6pm

Prof. Kung’s Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (HONR 1033:10) will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-10:50am.

Prof. Rollberg’s Capstone Course (HONR 4199:10/11) will meet on Tuesdays from 5:10pm-7pm.

Prof. Zysmilich’s Chemistry Lab (HONR 1033:M30) will meet on Thursdays from 2pm-6pm.

As always, you can find the complete list of UHP course descriptions at our website.

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!

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The Idea of Human Sciences [A Course!]

24 May

If you’re still looking for another course for next semester, you might want to consider taking this one with University Professor Peter Caws.  While it’s not an Honors Course, we thought it might be appealing to Honors students.

The Idea of Human Sciences

ESIA Senior Group Project Update [Fall 2011]

22 Apr

We’ve just updated our course offerings page on the UHP site to include a brand new description for the ESIA Senior Group Project.

That means we can announce that Professor Michael Barnett will be leading this course, which will satisfy the Honors Thesis requirement for seniors (though obviously, this course is targeted at seniors in ESIA.)  The full description is below:

At the core of the spectacular globalization of international ethics is the belief that we have an obligation to help distant strangers. Yet no sooner had the international community accepted a responsibility to alleviate harm and improve the life circumstances of the world’s most vulnerable peoples than there emerged daunting questions regarding the effectiveness of aid. In other words, DO good intentions necessarily translate into good outcomes? Evidence from the world of foreign aid, development, human rights, and public health suggests that doing good is more complicated than just transferring money, resources, and knowledge, that aid can be inefficient, ineffective, and even harmful. This course will examine the international practice of being good and doing good, with a particular interest in whether and how it is possible to improve the quality of emergency relief and post-conflict reconstruction. The course will work closely with primary materials and hopefully work with one or several relief agencies.

Find complete information for this course, including registration info at our course offerings page.