Living in and Learning from the Age of the Anthropocene

The human geography of land use. Fiction that wrestles with the effects of climate change. Food scarcity in the 21st century. These seemingly disparate topics all have a home in the Honors College colloquium, The Dawn of the Anthropocene. This course tackles the concept of the Anthropocene—an epoch in the current geological age that is […]

Learning History Straight from the Source’s Mouth

The “wow” moment is what Dr. Thomas Bahde goes for in teaching history. That moment often comes when he can put an original primary source – something produced in the time period that is being studied – in front of his students. “It can be a newspaper, a diary, a piece of ephemera, such as […]