What Will You Learn?
Here are a few of the courses you might take.
Chance and Randomness
The scientific developments of the past 200 years have shown us that chance can be tamed by numbers and that randomness can create order.
So many of our students are musicians, though most of them don't choose music as a career. This course will challenge you to think about music in a new way and allow you to do what you love, even if it isn't your major.
How to Live the Good Life and Be True to Yourself
From Shakespeare to today we are deeply concerned with being true to ourselves. But what can this mean? How is it that we are creatures that cannot be true to ourselves? And what does all of this have to do with living well?
Knitting and Philosophy
This course introduces students to philosophical themes in ethics and aesthetics. In aesthetics, we examine the nature of art and craft and relate the work of knitting to both.
Literary Annuals: Digital Humanities Meets 19th Century Popular Culture
Think of this course as “Digital Humanities Meets 19th Century Popular Culture.” Literary annuals played a significant but still largely undocumented role in the popular culture of early and mid-nineteenth century Britain and America.
Promoting Rule of Law in a Turbulent World: Challenges for US Foreign Policy
A major challenge confronting the U.S. and other international actors in transitional, fragile and post-conflict states is the creation of legal institutions for insuring order, preventing crime and dispensing justice.