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Summer 2020 Courses

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IDH 3400: Social and Behavioral Science

Food and History
IDH 3400-001 (This course will be delivered online)
Instructor: Gary Mormino
Summer B: June 29 – August 7
M/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.

IDH 4200: Geographical Perspectives 

Remote Cosmopolitanism: How to Survive a Global Pandemic?
IDH 4200-002 (This course will be delivered online)
Instructor: Camara Silver
Summer A: May 18 – June 26
T/R | 9:30am – 1:00pm
Permitted 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 Organization (WHO).

IDH 4950: Honors Capstone

Civic Literacy and Public Discourse
IDH 4950-002 (This course will be delivered online) 
Instructor: Dan Ruth
Summer A: May 18 – June 26
M/W | 9:30am – 1:00pm
Permitted for Graduating Seniors until 4/20/2020. Open to all honors students after that date.

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.