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Food and HistoryIDH 3400-001 (This course will be delivered online)Instructor: Gary MorminoSummer B: June 29 – August 7M/W | 9:30am – 1:00pm "Tell me what you eat," wrote a French gourmand 200 years ago, "and I will tell you
who you are." This class examines history through the lens of food. The way we eat/ate
is always changing. We will discuss how invaders, wars, immigrants, ethnic groups,
technology, the media and politics change our food habits. Students will maintain
food journals and write a mini-term paper.
Remote Cosmopolitanism: How to Survive a Global Pandemic? IDH 4200-002 (This course will be delivered online) Instructor: Camara SilverSummer A: May 18 – June 26T/R | 9:30am – 1:00pmPermitted for Graduating Seniors until 4/20/2020. Open to all honors students after
that date. Recurring health crises are becoming an unfortunate consequence of globalization.
This outbreak of the CO-19 last year is a grim reminder of issues such as zoonoses
and population issues. CO-19 is more than a medical concern because it is a disrupting
civil society. The politics of pandemics reaches on issues such as human rights, and
the problems of global governance. This course will examine the unseen political problems
that emerge when the world experiences a pandemic by studying previous ones such as
HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Swine Flu. This class will explore the international relations
of global health governance by look a few select cases, and societies grappling of
medical catastrophes. Students will have a baseline understanding of not only recent
pandemics but international mechanisms designed to stop them, such as the World Health
Civic Literacy and Public DiscourseIDH 4950-002 (This course will be delivered online) Instructor: Dan RuthSummer A: May 18 – June 26M/W | 9:30am – 1:00pmPermitted for Graduating Seniors until 4/20/2020. Open to all honors students after
This class is designed to give students an enhanced understanding of world events
and civic institutions that influence their lives. Having a better grasp of swirling
news events and the confidence to be able to articulate their importance is essential
to becoming a more engaged citizen. To that end, students will be required to read
both the Tampa Bay Times and New York Times, as well as follow other information platforms
such as broadcast and cable news outlets, NPR and social media. This course will also
include a weekly news quiz. Students will also participate in weekly team presentations
exploring in depth some aspect of current news events and/or various civic institutions.
It is said that journalism often represents the first draft of history. The goals
of this class are two-fold. First, students will become better informed and thus more
aware of stories that will help form their world view. Second, students will also
gain a keener understanding of the journalistic challenges associated with bringing
the news to the public’s attention.