COOL CLASSES: “The Viet Nam Wars”

COOL CLASSES: “The Viet Nam Wars”

This history class is an in-depth analysis of Vietnamese history and the country’s struggles for independence and national unification from antiquity to the present day, and it includes an oral history project with members of the “Viet Nam Generation” as a core component.

COOL CLASSES: “Warriors and Outlaws in China and England”

COOL CLASSES: “Warriors and Outlaws in China and England”

In this East Asian Languages and Cultures course students read and compare the two most iconic outlaw epics of England and China: Water Margin, about Song Jiang’s band of brothers in Shandong Province, and the many ballads about Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest.

COOL CLASSES: “Waves and Optics”

COOL CLASSES: “Waves and Optics”

This physics course is about everything that oscillates—vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems—and introduces related mathematical methods, such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

COOL CLASSES: “Medical Anthropology”

COOL CLASSES: “Medical Anthropology”

This introductory anthropology course explores medical systems, health, and healing in a cross-cultural perspective using ethnographic studies and cross-comparative analyses.