Here is your last interdisciplinary teaching from your teachers in the Undergraduate Center Department :
Always remember to question your assumptions.
Remember the lesson of Professor Librescu, and the lesson of Merlin the Magician (bottom of this page).
whenever someone tells you that they know something is
absolutely true with that smug air of authority, raise
yourself up before them and challenge them, like we taught you
to do. Say , "Oh yeah? Where's your
proof?" Hold your heads up high and be proud , just like
the scholars who rose up from out of the cave in Plato's
Republic (Book V). Have the courage to fight the
shadowy, flickering reflections of the puppets and their
powerful sophist masters, just like your teachers taught you
to do in the Undergraduate Center, and just like
Socrates did in the Golden Age of Greece. You see, it
was never about grades and books and attendance policies. It
was always about freedom.
Dr. Terry Fencl
Dr. John Wager
Dr. Allen Salzman
Course Offerings: Check out the current "packages" of course offerings, and see why it makes sense to take the courses together instead of separately.
Faculty: Find out more about the program's faculty (Terry Fencl, Lesley Miller, Allen Salzman, and John Wager), or leave them email messages.
Syllabus: Requirements, assignments, and schedule for the
M-W-F 3-course package of SPE101, SOC100 and PHL101.
December 18--January 20, 2011 "Interim" : HIS
192-370--online. "History of Asia & the
Pacific II, (Emphasis placed on the Far Pacific Island
regions) NOTE: This
course will satisfy your diversity / third world requirment.
Theater/Social Psychology/Ethics Syllabus: Requirements,
assignments, and schedule for the M-W-F 3-course package of SPE130,
PSY201, and PHL103.
NEW ! For
Spring 2005 ! IDS 101 and IDS
102. Take one of
these courses, and opt to make it count towards either your Fine
Arts or Humanities Gen. Ed. requirements.
Child Psychology/Intro to Fiction Syllabus: Requirements, assignments, and schedule for the Mon.-Wed. package of PSY216 and ENG103.
Readings: View or download electronic texts of assigned readings.
Resources A menu of other 'Web Sites' useful to Undergraduate Center students.
Audio-Visual Resources Some helpful Triton Library video, film, and computer resources.
Campus Events Calendar A monthly calendar of campus events.
Discussions Student Lounge, Class Discussions for Theater
|We also offer courses offering the chance for INTERNATIONAL STUDY for COLLEGE CREDIT at LOW COST, going to places like France, Spain, Greece, Germany, England and Italy. Click on the links below for details on some upcoming trips, and to be put on our mailing list for future trips.|
All trips give college-level academic credit in the course 'HUM 296 (Special Topics).' A limited number of travel scholarships (usually for $200) are available for these trips.
You can now fill out anon line applicationfor information on future trips.
WHEN: Spring Break, Mar. 14-21, 2015 (TENTATIVE DATES)
We will engage as much
as possible in historical study of France and
Normandy, including the following:
HOW MUCH ? Under
$3400.00 (subject to change)
Made up your mind?
Ready to go to FRANCE ? CLICK
HERE to APPLY ONLINE
for the trip by going directly to the tour
the Tour Number:
When you enroll , you will need the following
tour number to get to the right
If you are serious about going,
but it is close to departure, I would
like for serious travellers to contact me, and
also to put in your application directly by
calling Customer Service
PARIS, the Loire Valley, and Normandy during
Spring Break, Mar. 11---19 (approximate dates), 2010.
If you want to be sent more information, click the above, and send email to Allen Salzman (email@example.com).
Germany, Czech Republic and more:
Travel with Triton's Criminal Justice Program, and learn about law enforcement in Eastern Europe.
|Ireland, 2006: David Prine's
Photos from the trip
Itinerary of the trip
can now fill out an
on line application for future trips.
Get your application in early.
(Keep in mind that although you have to be a Triton student to go
on these trips, being enrolled in the included 1-hour HUM296 class
makes you a Triton student for the duration of the trip. So if you
are transfering to another school with the same spring break time,
or if you are out of school entirely, you can still go.)
were in GREECE for Spring Break 2001!
Dr. John Wager sent back digital photos and digital videos of some of their activities; Click here to see these photos and videos.
ITALY & FRANCE (Venice, Florence, Pisa, Nice and Paris) Mar. 2000.Italy and France were GREAT! Everyone returned from the March 9-18 2000 Spring Break trip, even though there were threats from several students that they might accidentally lose their passports on the way to the airport. The photos from the trip are now on line at http://undergraduatecenter.dhs.org/2000_italy/trip.html
You can use them in any way you wish
BRITAIN (including IRELAND, SCOTLAND and ENGLAND) Mar. 1999.
CHINA including Beijing, the Great Wall, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, May -- June, 1999.
|ITALY including VENICE, FLORENCE and ROME, Mar. 13-22 1998.|
GERMANY Austria and Switzerland, Mar. 21-30 1997.
Page created by John Wager
Librescu (August 18, 1930 – April 16, 2007) was a
Romanian-born Israeli professor, whose most recent
position was Professor of Engineering Science and
Mechanics at Virginia
Tech. His major research fields were Aeroelasticity and Unsteady aerodynamics. The 76
year-old Holocaust survivor was shot and killed in the Virginia Tech massacre while holding
off the gunman at his lecture hall entrance so his students could escape.
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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then--to learn." --Merlyn the Magician, advising the young Arthur, from The Once and Future King, by T.H. White