Teaching

First Year Symposium

Course Syllabus

HONORS 101:  Section 05A

Spring 2014

  

Course Title:              THE FOURTH SEAL: EPIDEMICS AND SOCIETY FROM THE BLACK DEATH TO AIDS

Class Schedule:          TR 12:45-2:05 Quad 341

 Instructor:                  Nick Hayes, Ph.D.

                                          Professor of History and University Chair in Critical Thinking

                                          QUAD  451-A

                                          Tele. 363-2623 Fax 363-3300 or 2514

                                          E-mail:  nhayes@csbsju.edu

Office Hours:             TR 11:00-12:30 and by appointment

 

Theme/Goals.  The second semester of the Symposium continues the basic course content and objectives of the first semester.   In terms of content, we build upon our overview of the history of epidemics from the first semester.  In regard to student skills, we continue our emphasis on oral and written communication. However, in this semester, our emphasis falls upon directing each student toward the successful completion of a major research paper and a formal oral presentation of your research to the class.  During the spring term, moreover, we will often move outside our regular classroom format to acquaint ourselves with the people and resources that comprise our larger intellectual community.  We will, for example, devote special sessions to meet with and learn more about the Saint John's Pottery Program, the Hill Medieval Manuscript Library, the art work of Jerome Tupa OSB, and others. What is more, as your academic advisor, I will continue to take time in class and in individual conferences to discuss your academic experience and plans.   Please always feel free to stop by my office if you have any problems or if you merely want to talk.  You may also contact me by email (nhayes@csbsju.edu), my office telephone 363-2623, or my personal telephone (612-743-9971).  

 

 

ETHS 390‐13A

Course Syllabus

Spring 2014

 

Course Title:              War and the Memory of War

Class Schedule:          2:20 - 3:40 pm  Quad 459

Instructor:                  Nick Hayes

                                    Professor of History and University Chair in Critical Thinking

                                    QUAD 451-A

                                    Tele. 363-2623 Fax 363-3300 or 2514

                                    E-mail:  nhayes@csbsju.edu

Office Hours:             TR 11:20-12:30 and by appointment

The seminar thus emphasizes discussion, research and writing, and critical thinking skills. 

Our course examines the ethical issues of the conduct and representation of war from the Great War (WWI) to today's "war on terrorism." Our theme follows the shift of strategy from targeting military casualties to the predominant emphasis on civilian casualties as evident in the case studies of the Vietnam War, WWI, the Holocaust, in and the wars of genocide in our time -Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the "war on terrorism." What is more, it places a priority on the ethical issues implied in our study of the war experience.

Please see Moodle for further information.