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October 11, 2017

History of International Development in Asia

Many students express the desire to apply their skills overseas in helping less fortunate communities address pressing everyday concerns - from the lack of clean running water to improving a children’s playground. While this impulse to ‘help’ may on the surface seem a good one, engineering and design projects in foreign locations often have deep social and political effects that are not immediately evident.
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September 25, 2017

Ancient Philosophies with a Digital Twist

HASS’ flagship course on Asian religion and philosophy, “Sages Through the Ages”, provides a 3000 year snapshot of some of the most important thinkers in Indian and Chinese intellectual history, beginning in northwest India in 1500 BCE and ending in southeast China in 1500 CE.
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September 18, 2017

On Morals and Markets

Earlier this year, Dr Olivia Nicol and Dr Zsombor Meder co-designed a new elective titled “Morals and Markets”. This collaboration between their two disciplines – sociology and economics – brought an innovative blend of ideas to the HASS curriculum.