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Two Minute Thesis Videos
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

Students using a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy"

“Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy”

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters's observational astronomy course makes use of the telescopes we have on campus, including a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, and includes a field trip to the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia to do some radio astronomy.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

Elizabeth Teng '20 looks through the telescope in Strawbridge Observatory. Photo: Holden Blanco '17. See what other courses the Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering this semester.

Philadelphia skyline
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

The new Tri-Co Philly Program is a semester-long, non-residential program that provides students both curricular and co-curricular activities in nearby Philadelphia.

The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn firsthand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

Brooke Lillehaugen
Thursday, March 7, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Linguistic Diversity, Threats to Diversity, and Resistance”

“Linguistic Diversity, Threats to Diversity, and Resistance”

Taught by assistant professor of linguistics Brook Lillehaugen, this course addresses issues of linguistic diversity, experiences of difference, and power structures as they relate to the perception and use of language, and struggles for justice in linguistic context.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Tri-Co Linguistics Department is offering this semester. Photo: Holden Blanco '17.

Rebecca Compton
Monday, February 25, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Neuroscience and Society”

“Neuroscience and Society”

Taught by Rebecca Compton, this psychology class focuses on the intersection between neuroscience—research about the brain—and aspects of society such as education, politics, law, and the military.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Department of Psychology is offering this semester. Rebecca Compton teaching. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Daniel Gillen in profile working with computers and accessibility aids
Friday, February 15, 2019

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

A team of Haverford alumni and professors recently published in the journal The Physics Teacher on methods and resources to help make STEM classrooms more accessible.  Daniel Gillen '17, one of the co-authors, is pictured here in the Physics 211 lab at work on a torsional oscillator, aided by sonification equipment. Photo by Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (and another co-author) Kevin Setter.

Students visiting Lower Merion High School
Monday, February 11, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

“Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

Taught by Zachary Oberfield, this political science course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the politics of school choice and the efficacy of recent American education reforms, like charter schools and school vouchers.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

Students in Oberfield's class take field trips to local schools, including Lower Merion High School. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering this semester. Photo: Holden Blanco '17.

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