First-Year Seminar: The American West: History & Myth

Applying to a first-year seminar? Hist & Lit lecturers are offering some great ones! We talked to Chris Clements about his class, “The American West: History & Myth,” the Oregon Trail, and his cowboy fashion of choice. What inspired you to teach this class? I have a lot of experience teaching courses on Native AmericanContinue reading “First-Year Seminar: The American West: History & Myth”

HL90 EN: Latin American Revolutions

We’ve got more HL90s to shop! James Mestaz is teaching “Latin American Revolutions” this fall, and talked to us about how his experiences growing up influenced his class, the importance of understanding Latin American history in today’s political environment, and the best Latin American cuisine (don’t read on an empty stomach!)! What inspired you toContinue reading “HL90 EN: Latin American Revolutions”

First-Year Seminar: CIA Operations in the Global Cold War

First years! Some of our Hist & Lit tutors are also offering first-year seminars this year. Check out Beatrice Wayne’s seminar, “CIA Operations in the Global Cold War,” and apply here. What inspired you to teach this class? I was inspired to teach this class after reading Marlon James’s novel A Brief History of SevenContinue reading “First-Year Seminar: CIA Operations in the Global Cold War”

HL90 EG: Human Rights and Ethnic Studies

Looking for classes? We asked lecturers to tell us more about their fall HL90s. Mark Sanchez is teaching “Human Rights and Ethnic Studies” and talked to us about the importance of Ethnic Studies to understanding rights and justice, as well as the hardest class he took in college (hint: it’s not history or literature!). WhatContinue reading “HL90 EG: Human Rights and Ethnic Studies”

HL90 ER: Industrialization and Inequality

We’ve got more new HL90s to shop! Morgan Day Frank talks with us about “Industrialization and Inequality: From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era,” some very weird delicacies from the Gilded Age, and a dentist we wouldn’t want to visit! What inspired you to teach this class? I love turn-of-the-twentieth-century American literature, that’s basicallyContinue reading “HL90 ER: Industrialization and Inequality”