Aquinas Summer Academy 2014: War and Peace in the 20th Century
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"War and Peace in the 20th Century"
Pre-College Seminar for High School Students
Date: June 18 – 19, 2014; 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Aquinas College, Academic Building
Instructors: Dr. Bethany Kilcrease (History),
Dr. Elizabeth Jensen (Chemistry),
Dr. Roger Durham (Political Science and International Studies)
Program Details: This seminar will introduce students to the topic of War and Peace in the
20th Century by presenting materials from a cross-disciplinary perspective,
including History, Chemistry, International Relations, and Peace Studies. It
will include discussions of the Great War (World War I) and its cause and
consequences, as well as applications of international relations concepts
(especially Just War Theory) and current case studies of Libya and Syria.
Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration closes on June 10, 2014 for all programs offered by the AQ Summer Academy.
Applications received after June 10 will be honored only if space is available.
Please use an e-mail address that you check regularly for the registration process to ensure that you receive all needed communication between now and the start of the Summer Academy.
We are looking forward to your participation in the program!
The program fee will be refunded upon receipt of a written request for cancellation. After June 1, refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The college may cancel or postpone any session because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
If a session is cancelled or postponed, the college will refund 100 percent of registration fees.
The fee covers all instruction, materials, supplies, lunch (full-day programs only), and a T-shirt.
When & Where
Departments of History and International Studies
History is the foundation of a liberal arts education. The study of the past fosters knowledge of those virtues most necessary to the maintenance of democratic society. History provides an appreciation of the long struggle to achieve a social order and the need for vigilance to preserve it. By studying history we deepen our understanding of the human person and our world's cultural variety, thus illuminating the relationship between individual and community. The Department of History seeks to develop students' general knowledge and analytical abilities, enhance their understanding of our contemporary socio-political situation, and refine their research and writing skills. The department aims for these outcomes through a varied curriculum, independent study, and internships that provide field experience. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, history classes are conducted as part of a search for Truth.
In this ever changing and dynamic international world in which we live, International Studies is growing as an essential field of inquiry. It is a diverse and exciting area of teaching and research with its own professional association, the International Studies Association. At Aquinas College it provides extensive information and contacts for Aquinas College faculty and students who study international phenomena.