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Honors Program to offer Remembering 9/11 seminar

Seminar designed to analyze aftermath of tragic event

By Chris DeGray | 04/03/15 | Updated 04/03/15 | Posted in News, Campus News

The University Honors Program will be offering a Remembering 9/11 seminar during the next academic year through the Humanities Center, designed to analyze the aftermath of one of the most tragic events in United States history.

The course will talk about how memory and history are combined together and how people think of the event.

Professor Sarah Senk, an assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, decided to propose this for the Honors Seminar this year because the current undergraduates are the last generation that will really remember this event as a part of their lives.

Teresa Stores, the director of the Humanities Center, and Senk hope to get a very diverse group of students from all different majors in order to get many points of view on the event. Once they discover the makeup of the class, they can then decide on what speakers to bring to the University in order to get speakers from many different fields on the subject of 9/11, ranging from history to business to art.

This course, additionally, strives to ask the big questions such as "how our knowledge of things is shaped in ways that we may not even be aware of."

In the fall semester, Senk will teach the course material and theories. In the spring semester, there will be a lecture series open to the general public.

This class will meet on Tuesdays from 7:30-10 p.m. during the whole 2015-2016 academic school year. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to enroll in the course. They must also submit an application to Professor Senk at senk@hartford.edu.

The application is due April 10, and students will be notified by May 1 of their acceptance.

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