5 Faculty to Study with This Spring
November 16, 2018
This spring, you can choose from nearly 500 courses offered in topics ranging from accounting to sustainability to ethics. Not sure where to start? These featured courses highlight several of our engaging and influential faculty at Harvard Extension School.
Note: Some courses are limited and may fill before registration closes. Act early to save your seat!
Financial Accounting Principles
Taught by Harvard Business School professor V.G. Narayanan, this course teaches you the fundamentals of finance—empowering you to make critical business decisions. The course takes place primarily in an online platform developed by HBX, a digital learning initiative from the faculty at Harvard Business School. You will emerge with a deeper understanding of financial accounting methodology and its application in a number of business scenarios.
Taught by: V.G. Narayanan, Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
Power and Responsibility: Doing Philosophy with Superheroes
Look beneath the surface of superhero narratives, and you can discover complex stories ripe for philosophical investigation. In this course you’ll consider the struggles of Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and other favorite heroes. And you’ll gain a deeper understanding of metaphysics, moral relativism, and other core areas of philosophy.
Taught by: Christopher Robichaud, Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
The American Revolution
In this course, examine the political, social, cultural, and economic changes sparked by the Revolution, the impact of warfare, and the international repercussions in the birth of the United States.
Format: On campus or online
Taught by: Robert J. Allison, Professor of History, Suffolk University
Socio-ecological Systems and Sustainability
Climate change, disease, poverty, food availability, energy—all the challenges we face as a society emerge as a direct result of our flawed relationship with the natural environment. In this course, you learn strategies and frameworks for understanding and evaluating these issues and how to leverage this information to uncover solutions.
Format: On campus or online
Taught by: Katherine Von Stackelberg, Research Scientist, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Famed political philosopher Michael Sandel guides you through an analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice. You’ll look at issues like affirmative action, income distribution, and same-sex marriage through various lenses. And you’ll learn how to critically examine your own views.
Taught by: Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University