Power is the ability to make things happen. It is impossible to imagine the world without it, and it takes innumerable forms. Some can be precisely measured and analyzed; others are so subtle as to almost defy description. The Power thread will examine the forms power takes in the natural world and in the products of human culture, in relationships between individuals and in relationships between groups and nations. Drawing on several different academic disciplines, we will seek to understand how this indispensable abstraction has been and is used and abused, gained and lost, asserted and contested in actual concrete circumstances of the past and the present.
This thread can be 9 or 18 hours.
Students must take courses from at least two course levels: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000.
Courses in a 9-hour thread must be from a minimum of two disciplines. Courses in an 18-hour thread must be from a minimum of four disciplines, with no more than nine credits from any one discpline.
|Select Courses to Meet Thread Requirements
|COMM 2400 Communication and Leadership
|COMM 3200 Persuasive Communication
|COMM 3700 Organizational Communication
|CRMJS 2130 Correction and Penology
|ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles
|ENG 2600 Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric
|ENG 3500 Postcolonial and Global Literature
|ENG 3530 Studies in Linguistics
|HIST 2540 African-American History
|HIST 2560 American Indian History
|HIST 3180/HIST 4180 Topics in Indian History
|2 or 4 hours
|IDS 3270 Experiential Learning - Power Thread
|PHIL 1200FYW The Power of Critical Thinking
|PHIL 3260 Philosophy of Education
|POLSC 2460 Media and Politics
|RELIG 1150 World Religions
|SOC 3540/SOC 4540 Urban Communities