Introducing Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP)

Want to advocate for change, engage the student body, and work on campaigns? Check out Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP), a new multi-partisan student activism group. Our focus is on policy and awareness rather than party politics as we strive to represent student interests at the political level. Join us as we host contact your representative events, organize trips to a rallies, write articles and more. If you want to see increased political engagement and awareness on campus we hope you’ll join our team! If interested, please fill out this interest form. Check us out at usctapp.org and our Facebook page!

 

HEBR 315 Modern Hebrew in Popular Culture

Explore modern Hebrew culture through literature, music, film and more. A perfect course for students looking to fulfill their language requirement in a meaningful and engaging way. Heritage speakers welcome! Toda raba!

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


Spring classes in Judaic Studies

Still need a Spring Class? Check out these Judaic Studies Courses…there are still spaces open! For more information check out our website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/jewishstudies and facebook http://www.facebook.com/JewishStudiesUSC. Major in Judaic Studies or Minor in Judaic Studies or Jewish American Studies today!

JS 379m (Cross-listed as SOCI 379m): Mixed Matches: Intermarriage & American Society in the 21st Century

An investigation into inter-ethnic, interracial, and inter-religiuos marriage in the 21st century.

Tuesday / Thursday 12:30 – 1:50 PM
Professor Bruce Phillips

This course satisfies the university’s diversity requirement. This all counts towards the minors in Jewish Studies and Sociology.

JS 362: Terror and Resistance

Investigation of the multiple ways that people experience and represent incidents of terror in literature, film, music, and social media.

Tuesday / Thursday 9:30 – 10:50 am
Dr. Leah Hochman

Counts toward the minor in resistance to genocide studies.

JS 314: Holy War & History: Jews, Christians, Muslims

Investigates the engagement in war by Judaism, Christianity and Islam by examining history and theology and looks at religious justifications and condemnations of war.

Tuesday / Thursday 3:30 – 4:50 pmDr. Reuven Firestone

This course satisfies the Category I GE requirement.

JS 180: Intro to JudaismJewish beliefs, practices, and history from the biblical period to the present; Judaic contributions to Western civilization.

Tuesday / Thursday 9:30 – 10:50 am
Dr. Reuven Firestone

Counts towards JS & REL minors and RL & RLJS majors.

FSEM 100: Jews in Popular Culture
Thursday 3:00 – 4:50 pm
Professor Sharon Gillerman

MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership

MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership
Offered Spring 2015 and co-taught by Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Professor Steve Lamy, USC Dornsife Vice Dean for Academic Programs

USC students have a special opportunity this spring to study with a world leader, together with one of USC’s most highly rated professors, in an intensive study of international politics and economics.  MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership (section 42295), is a special two-unit course open to all undergraduate students.  The class will meet from Tuesday, April 7th to Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and once at the beginning of the spring semester.  Some of the topics planned to be discussed include the world financial crisis of 2008, climate change and the summit of 2009, global growth and the role of the U.S., the role of the United Nations in regards to poverty, education and disease, and an analysis of what the world may look like in 2025.

History Department Open House

Thinking about becoming a History Major or Minor? Interested in taking a History class? Just curious about History? Join fellow students and faculty to chat about History and enjoy light refreshments at our Open House Event!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: SOS 250

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions will be available. Meet faculty to talk about their courses, research, and your shared interests in History.