Green Marketing

Faculty: Dr. Odile J. Streed

In this seminar, students will explore the growing world of green marketing from a global viewpoint. Topics include sustainable organizational strategy: green product development, branding and packaging: green advertising and communications: pricing and distribution of environmental-friendly products; and the marketing of environmental organizations and ideas. Emphasis will be placed on the role and influence of consumers to form a sustainable society through their buying, having, and being behavior.

Fake News, Real Consequences

How can you trust what you read and see? In this course, you'll explore the concept of fake news and how it affects your world view. You'll investigate some of the first forms of fake news (they're earlier than you think!) and study how mainstream news media report the news. You'll dig into your own social media channels to determine how digital algorithms play a role in the news we see and share. And, finally, we’ll consider how we can better assess the accuracy of what we read and watch.

Big Philosophical Ideas

Faculty: Dr. Richard A. Gilmore

We will read and discuss some of the most interesting philosophical ideas since the beginning of Western philosophy. We will begin with the very first ancient Greek philosophers then go to Socrates and Plato. From Plato we read Descartes' 'dream argument' and his proof of the existence of God. We will then consider some existentialist philosophers. In conjunction with written texts we will also watch some movies and do some philosophy and film work.

Women and Power Relationships in Latin America and Beyond

Faculty: Dr. Fanny R. Roncal Ramirez

In this seminar, we will be reviewing the works and the contributions made by women to the development of modern nations in Latin America. This course is designed to help you achieve an inclusive portrait of women’s participation in the public sphere through writing, political activism, and cultural activity. A second important objective of this course is the analysis of gender relationships in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries from literary, historical and sociocultural perspectives. Special attention is given to how political power has shaped and influenced the construction of gender relationships in Latin America and the Hispanic community in the U.S. to explain situations of inequality and inequity for women today. This course includes group discussions, oral presentations and lectures presented by various experts.