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Featured Course: Ways of Knowing

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An interdisciplinary approach to complex issues facing us today. The critical challenges of our time involve a tangle of disciplines: from pollution to crime, cancer to climate change. Tackling those problems requires knowing how to effectively integrate different areas of knowledge. “Ways of Knowing” provides interesting, fun and wide-ranging experiences in constructing big-picture analysis of the important issues facing us […]

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Featured Course: Neuroscience of Resilience

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Summer 2015 – Neuroscience of Resilience “Resilience” through the “Mind-Body” Connection …How life stress affects our health and well-being thru brain mechanisms …How can two people experience the same stress or trauma, and one emerges ‘unscathed’ while the other lapses into depression? …Why do identical twins with the same DNA have different personalities and develop different vulnerability for diseases triggered […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Popular Culture

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Summer 2015 – Studies in Popular Culture What do summer blockbuster movies, guilty pleasure TV shows, online video games, and social media share in common? They’re all part of American popular culture. While often dismissed as “only entertainment,” American popular culture is a huge economic force that shapes and reflects how we think about virtually everything. Using examples from film, […]

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Featured Course: Asian Philosophy

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Summer 2015 – Asian Philosophy This summer, find enlightenment and broaden your world view. Asian Philosophy explores the major philosophical and spiritual traditions of India, China and Japan. In just six weeks, you’ll learn about the guiding principles of Hinduism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and many more. You’ll discover the conceptual relations between various Asian traditions and the importance of […]

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Featured Course: Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean World

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Summer 2015 – Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean World Has “Game of Thrones” made you wonder what really went on during the Middle Ages? Find out this summer. HIST 362 examines the cultural, religious, economic and political changes that shaped Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean region a thousand years ago. It was a world of titled nobility, armored knights, feudal […]

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