Cyberpunk literature class looks at heavy subjects through the lense of science fiction

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy students interested in contemporary science fiction can take a selected topics online class on Post-Colonial/Post-cyberpunk novels offered by the Department of English. Jonathan Lewis, an associate professor of English and the instructor for the course, said it is an intense nine-week class with a heavy reading load that focuses on works published after the age of “high cyberpunk” — after about 1988. Lewis said the course is expected to enhance close reading skills and recognizing broad patterns and connections in reading. According to Lewis, the…

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Foreign language classes offer diversity

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy students interested in learning foreign languages can take several courses offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. The department offers classes in Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Russian, Latin and Biblical Greek The department also offers a minor in classics that serves students with a general interest in antiquity, as well as students in fields with important connections to the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, such as history, languages, literature, philosophy, religion and the fine arts,  said Peter Howard, the chair of the…

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College Libertarians offer students third option

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy students who are interested in a third political party can consider the College Libertarians at Troy University. According to Richard Fast, a graduate student in Economics from Berkeley, California, College Libertarians are the student branch of the Libertarian Party of Alabama, in the same way that College Democrats and College Republicans are the student branch of their respective state parties. Troy University made history in earlier this year by becoming the first known host to a College Libertarians organization in the state of Alabama, Fast…

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Applied ethics class to probe issues of personhood

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer The Department of History and Philosophy will be offering an upper level course on applied ethics next semester. According to Joungbin Lim, an assistant professor of philosophy and the instructor for the course, the course will focus on personhood and issues in biomedical ethics. The course will begin by examining metaphysical issues related to personhood and then move to ethical issues relating to the same, added Lim. The course will also examine the concept of personhood in a variety of different traditions such as Christianity, Buddhism…

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10 questions for mathematics professor Kenneth Roblee

(CONTRIBUTED/ Kenneth Roblee) Kenneth Roblee is a professor of Mathematics and the chair of the Department of Mathematics. He joined Troy University in 2004. Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer 1. What is your favorite thing about Troy? I like the university because I like working here. It is not a job that I dread going to which is the draw that has kept me here. I have met a lot of great people here as well. The city is pretty great, too, and has done a lot to improve the quality…

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