Spring 2019 Courses | Macaulay Honors College

Spring 2019 Courses

Macaulay Springboard

An opportunity for seniors to create a springboard—an open-ended project that builds on knowledge acquired and opens possibilities for ongoing learning.

Instructors: Elizabeth Reis and Lisa Brundage
Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM
MHC 355

The Purpose, Practice, and Politics of Science

For students majoring as well as not majoring in the natural sciences, an exploration of the scientific enterprise from a variety of perspectives.

Instructor: Harold Varmus
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:40 PM
Enrollment priority to seniors


Reading to Live

A course that examines how your education can clarify your personal goals and increase your respect for truth and your responsibilities in a democratic society. And make you happy.

Instructor: Karel Rose
Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:40 PM
Macaulay Honors College

Whitman's New York

This class will study one of America’s most famous writers – the poet, Walt Whitman – and the city that inspired his greatest work. Students will also participate in the planning and launch of a major museum exhibition.

Instructor: Ted Widmer
Fridays, 10 AM – 12:40 PM

The Mouth: Spanish-Speaking Women Writers from the 1500s to the 1970s

An extraordinary array of powerful and vocal women, who come from wildly different times, places, backgrounds, and cultures. All the readings will be in English translation.

Instructor: Carmen Boullosa
Thursdays 3:30 PM – 6:10 PM
Class meets at Brooklyn College
MHC 346

Seminar 4: Shaping the Future of New York — Focus: Policy Making

For students of all eight campuses for the final seminar. An exploration of public services and policy creation.

Instructors: Eric Gioia and Erin Siodmak
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:40 PM

Digital Storytelling and Media Production: The CUNY Film Festival

Get involved in video and online content production by advancing the narratives of the CUNY Film Festival through transmedia storytelling.

Instructor: Robert Small
Offered by Lehman College, meets at Macaulay
Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:40 PM

Issues in Medical Ethics

From classroom to the hospital, this course takes you from literature on bioethics to how it is applied in real life situation.

Instructors: Lizzie Reis and Matt McCarthy
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Apply here by November 2.

Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

A literature seminar on the “long British nineteenth century,” mostly focused on novels of the Victorian period but including poetry and children’s literature.

Instructor: Steve Monte
Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 8:10 PM
Offered through CSI
The College of Staten Island’s St. George Campus