2018 Spring Term
University Honors Program 291
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
Other Requirements: PREREQ: STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
- This schedule is informational and does not guarantee availability for registration.
- Sections may be full or not open for registration. Please use WINS if you wish to register for a course.
|Section Details||Meeting Details & Topic||Instructor||Syllabus|
|02/26 - 03/23 (1)||M 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM||
|03/26 - 03/29 (1)||
|This Special Studies course for University Honors Program students will focus on Octavia Butler's fictional slave narrative, Kindred, and the intersectionalities of power, gender, race, and family that have shaped the American experience from the antebellum period to the present day. The class will meet on campus for 4 weeks and culminate in a 4-day/3-night travel study to Washington, D.C. during spring break 2018. The travel study will allow students to engage in several experiential learning opportunities that will bring to life their classroom learning, especially the complex concepts about race in the United States, especially kinship ties among many black and white Americans. The travel study highlights include: 1) Mt Vernon's enslaved people's tour; 2) National Museum of African American History and Culture; 3) Howard University's National Human Genome Center; 4) Arlington National Cemetery, especially the Custis-Lee Mansion and the enslaved people's quarters extant on the Custis-Lee plantation, which bears witness to a) the kinship ties between George and Martha Custis Washington and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, AND b) the fact that George Washington's family tree, like Thomas Jefferson's, included enslaved persons and their descendants; 5) the Lincoln, FDR, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials. Contact Kari Borne (firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-472-1003) for an application. Travel study registration is not available via WINS. Travel study participants may not drop a travel study course via WINS once it has been added to their academic schedule. Go to http://www.uww.edu/ce/travel for more information on due dates, itinerary, and course fees.|