Dunlevie Honors Colloquia

Honors Carolina students meet on weekday evenings each semester to discuss a broad interdisciplinary topic of their own choosing.

The sessions begin with a social gathering, followed by a presentation from a distinguished faculty scholar who shares ideas, discoveries, and challenges related to the topic at hand. The presentation is followed by small student-led discussion groups.

Fall 2016

HNRS 325.001 | The Urban Experience

W, 06:30-09:00. Instructor(s): Ritchie Kendall. Enrollment = 75.

An examination of the rise of the modern city and the challenges and opportunities that it offers. We will look at patterns of urbanization worldwide, at the impact of climate change on large, coastal populations, urban planning and urban governance, the lived experience of the city, and more. Our approach as always will be interdisciplinary with speakers from history, American studies, Asian studies, anthropology, city and urban planning, environmental studies, geography, law and health affairs.

HONORS CAROLINA STUDENTS WITH 60+ CREDIT HOURS ONLY. PASS/FAIL COURSE.

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Ritchie Kendall joined the UNC faculty in 1980. He holds a BA in English from Yale University (1973) and an MA and PhD in English from Harvard University (1980). His specialty is in English Renaissance drama with an emphasis on the socio-economic dimensions of early modern theater. He has taught Honors courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, comedy and social class, epic and drama, and early modern ideas of entrepreneurship.

August 24: Mai Nguyen, City and Regional Planning. Spatial Inequality in the Modern City

August 31: Greg Gangi, Environmental Studies. Urban Sustainability in Europe

September 7: Lawrence Babb, Geography. Climate Change and Cities

September 14: Robert Allen, American Studies. Main Street, North Carolina

September 28: Nikhil Kaza, City and Regional Planning. What is a Good City?

October 12: Robin Visser, Asian Studies and History. The Chinese Eco-City and Urbanization Planning

October 26: Rachel Willis, American Studies. Planning for Transportation in Port Cities

November 2: Nina Martin, Geography. Immigration and Urbanization

November 16: Michael Webb, Center for Urban and Regional Studies. Urban Revitalization

November 30: Banu Gokariksel, Geography and Global Studies. Religion and Everyday Urban Life in Turkey

HNRS 326.001 | Translational Skills: From Academy to Market

W, 06:30-09:00. Instructor(s): Ritchie Kendall. Enrollment = 50.

This seminar will help you prepare to take what you have learned in college and put it to work after graduation. The colloquium combines practical workshops on preparing resumes, crafting cover letters, and sharpening interviewing skills with illuminating talks by distinguished alumni who share their experiences from both sides of the job search.

OFFERED ANNUALLY IN THE FALL SEMESTER. FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF HONORS CAROLINA ONLY. PASS/FAIL COURSE.

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Ritchie Kendall joined the UNC faculty in 1980. He holds a BA in English from Yale University (1973) and an MA and PhD in English from Harvard University (1980). His specialty is in English Renaissance drama with an emphasis on the socio-economic dimensions of early modern theater. He has taught Honors courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, comedy and social class, epic and drama, and early modern ideas of entrepreneurship.

 

Spring 2016

HNRS 325.001 | People on the Move: Global Migration from the American South to the Middle East

W, 06:30-09:00. Instructor(s): Ritchie Kendall. Enrollment = 75.

This seminar examines the pressing migration trends across the world and urges students to question where and why migration is happening. There are 191 million migrants and 21 million refugees across the world. What combination of political and economic factors are driving people to undertake dangerous journeys in pursuit of better lives? While migration is relevant to almost every academic discipline, there are few “migration” scholars. This course will attempt to create a space for discussing the topic through the lens of many disciplines including law, economics, history, public policy, and global politics.

HONORS CAROLINA STUDENTS WITH 60+ CREDIT HOURS ONLY. WORTH 3.0 HOURS OF HONORS PROGRAM CREDIT, BUT ONLY 1.0 HOUR OF ACADEMIC CREDIT (PASS/FAIL).

COLLOQUIUM MAY BE TAKEN NO MORE THAN TWICE FOR PROGRAM CREDIT.

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Ritchie Kendall joined the UNC faculty in 1980.  He holds a BA in English from Yale University (1973) and an MA and PhD in English from Harvard University (1980).  His specialty is in English Renaissance drama with an emphasis on the socio-economic dimensions of early modern theater.  He has taught Honors courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, comedy and social class, epic and drama, and early modern ideas of entrepreneurship.

January 13: Orientation

January 20: Niklaus Steiner, Global Studies

January 27: Claude Clegg, African and African American Diaspora

February 3: Suzanne Shanahan, Duke University, Kenan Institute

February 10: Michelle King, History

March 2: John Pickles, Geography

March 9: Sarah Shields, History

April 6: Hannah Gill, Institute for the Study of the Americas

April 13: Peter Coclanis, History

April 20: Deborah Weissman, UNC School of Law