November 20 - Course Cluster Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., State Farm Hall Rooms 101 and 102. View flyer for event.
February 17 - IFS Screening of the 1934 version of Les Misérables (English subtitles),
February 20 - IFS screening of 2012 American musical version of Les Misérables, Beckman Auditorium
February 24 - Faculty Roundtable Discussion: Les Misérables: Faculty Panel Examines the Influence of Hugo's work and the theme of Inequality and Revolution, 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium
February 27 - Guest speaker, Dr. Casey Harison (University of Southern Indiana) will talk on the historical context of Les Misérables, with references to various film adaptations, 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium
“The Spanish for Social Justice class is designed for students to work in the community and learn about social justice specifically as it applies to the Latino community. It is inherent in the nature of the class to encounter and grapple with the notions of inequality, privilege and difference.”
This class “discusses how a number of socialist movements have tried to correct the inequalities present in capitalism. We explore their utopian visions and dystopian critiques of those visions through literature, film, music, theater, and political documents."
"The class is called Utopianism and its Critics. Utopians have always dreamt of a society of equals: critiques have always said that the crooked timber of humanity cannot produce such perfection."
“For both of my courses, addressing inequality lives at the heart of who we are and what we should be doing as part of a liberal arts community.”
This course can be used as a “vector for thinking about everything we consume,” bringing to light the “social history of food” and “the global commodity chain.”
“In my health courses I have very specific factual information to teach while at the same time connecting the subject matter to the bigger picture. Participating in the course cluster is a great way to always be reminding students of the bigger picture.”
“Students in this senior design course work as a team to solve design challenges. The subject of the course changes with the course cluster theme chosen for the academic year. Students use the process of researching the subject, gaining empathy for the user, producing ideas and then prototypes, testing and ultimately finalizing the design. This year the students are entering the Gates Foundation, Records for Life competition to redesign pediatric immunization records for global use.”
This course explores injurious social conditions in society, their causes and consequences, and the policies designed to ameliorate them. It includes such issues as street crime, drug use, poverty, welfare, and urban decay.
ANTH 171 introduces the study of cultures and social processes throughout the world today, with attention to anthropological theory and method. Topics include kinship, exchange systems, political organization, religion, and the expressive arts. Case studies from the non-western world as well as the contemporary U.S. ANTH 350, by emphasizing cross-cultural data, highlights the rituals that frame and give meaning to health-related experiences, the human relationships necessary for healing to occur, and variety of ways illness is communicated by individuals.
This seminar bridges theory and applied research in community action. The course introduces the student as scholar-citizen to the multiple ways of seeking information on communities and examining community issues. On teams with community partners and faculty, students develop action plans and implement research projects.
This course introduces concepts basic to the profession of nursing and to the development of self as nurse, including legal, ethical, economic and social policy issues in health care. U.S. and global health care, including the influence of culture, are examined. Students use current technologies to access and evaluate health information.