Clark University Educational Studies Program
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Our next Splash event will be April 07, 2024!

ESP Biography


Major: International Development

College/Employer: Clark

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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H247: Real Talk, You Feel Me?: Understanding Empathy, Yourself, and Others in Splash Spring 2014 (Apr. 13, 2014)
Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another person. Empathy encompasses a broad range of emotional states, such as caring for other people and having a desire to help them; experiencing emotions that match another person's emotions; discerning what another person is thinking or feeling; and making less distinct the differences between the self and the other. In this class we'll learn about how the way we interact, how we talk, and understand others is largely determined by our ability to have "empathy" for them. Using case examples, from our personal enjoyment with fictional stories like Harry Potter, to more real- life day to day situations, like talking to your friends- We explore this concept of "Empathy"

X257: Holy Guacamole! in Splash Spring 2014 (Apr. 13, 2014)
In this course, we will learn everything there is to know about the amazing avocado, and even get to make different kinds of guacamole ourselves! Bring your appetites

H206: International Development: Towards the Betterment of Human Lives in Splash Fall 2013 (Nov. 16, 2013)
This class provides an introduction to International Development and its' project for the development of greater quality of life for humans, those especially in third-world countries. We will look at the historical trends that led up to this idea that newly independent colonies should have social, economic, and political stability. Along with that, we will focus on certain approaches and concepts and their use or misuse. Questions such as "Why does gender equality, human rights, government corruption, literacy rates and education matter? And what hinders the problem-solving of these issues?" will be confronted. The class will end on a discussion about the relevance of this topic to our own lives, and examples of development we see everyday.

H119: Who are you and What does it Matter: Personal Development on Your Own Terms in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
What is Personal development? Is it improving Self-awareness? Improving social ability? Building an Identity? Why does it matter? And is it a natural process or something you actually have to work on? These are some of the questions that we will be exploring in this class. Through a combination of both lecture and discussion, we will be building upon introduced philosophical and psychological concepts to reach several conclusions that will hopefully leave those taking this class with confidence and knowledge to pursue self-development on your own terms.

H120: Empathy: When the Lines Blur between Self and Other in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
Empathy has many different definitions. These definitions encompass a broad range, from caring for other people and having a desire to help them, to experiencing emotions that match another person's emotions, to knowing what the other person is thinking or feeling thus blurring the line between self and other. The ability to imagine oneself as another person is a sophisticated imaginative process. Is the basic capacity to recognize emotions innate or can it be trained and achieved with various degrees of intensity or accuracy? Take this class to find out.