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Featured Courses - Fall 2018

HNRS 492     Health and Health Care: The American Model from Origins to the Present
Instructor:  Stein, Matt                                 Class #: 28346

Course Description:  This course is intended to be an interdisciplinary analysis of both the historical origins and present currents within American Health and Health Care. This is an integrated study of historical, political, economic, and professional influences which underlie the character and nature of our current system. The course is modeled as a seminar and intended for potential health care professionals and others interested in the health care system and its effects on American society.


HNRS 492     Exploding Art
Instructor:  Landgon, Elizabeth                      Class #: 28820

Course Description:  This course identifies art as an area for curious students to explore ideas creatively, conceptually, kinesthetically and with technology. Using texts, online and local resources, such as the Spencer Museum of Art, students from various disciplines come together and engage in visual art and learn to connect the contemporary to the historical, and visual thinking to ideas in other disciplines.


HNRS 492     Exploring the American Legal System
Instructor:  Mulligan, Lumen                      Class #: 21216, 28378

Course Description:  In the United States, our courts play a unique role in resolving private and political disputes. In this tutorial, students will learn about the U.S. legal system and the role lawyers play in that system. Students will spend the first portion of the term learning the basic elements of legal reasoning and argumentation in a law-school, Socratic-method environment. During the remainder of the term, students will brief and orally argue several cases. Topics will range from constitutional law to legislation to the common law, providing the students with an introduction to the breadth of our legal system. Students not arguing in any given week will serve as judges of the court, asking questions of “counsel” and rendering judgments of the court. Readings will be almost entirely case-law based and delivered to students electronically after the first day of class.

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