Date: August 22nd 2011

Dear Students:

The following honors seminar is being offered this fall. You do NOT need to be in the honors program to register for it. The seminar proves to be an exciting interdisciplinary course and we urge those interested to apply. See below for more information. If you are interested please sign up ASAP!

For more information on the course you can also e-mail Dr Nath at

HUM 320: Honors Seminar
Perspectives on Global Inequality

Rishi Nath (Mathematics and Computer Studies) and Mark Schuller (African American Studies and Anthropology)
Wednesdays, 3 – 5:50p

This course offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of global inequality. In particular we will examine how the anthropological, statistical, game-theoretic and economic disciplines capture different information about the following issues: development, environmental justice, human rights, gender, and democracy. The focus will be on the regions known as the global south (or developing world). We will also examine the contests over the history and motivation of knowledge production—that is, which questions about inequality are asked, and who is asking them? The final project will involve students identifying an under-discussed global issue and analyzing it.

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