Non-Measurable Mondays: Social Contract Theory

Non-Measurable Mondays is a weekly series for the Fall 2015 semester, featuring stories and essays on modes of student success that cannot be grasped by data. We are seeking submissions for the full semester, which can be sent to me at For more details, see the original post here.

A Harold Washington faculty member, who wished to remain anonymous, sent me this letter she or he received from a student. The only thing I will add is that the course referenced is not IAI approved.

Dear Prof.

Not sure if you remember me, but I took your [xxxx] course at Harold Washington in the Spring of 2012. At the time I was an aspiring engineering student but have since changed tracks to the field of International Relations. So far it has been an excellent decision. I have since finished my BA from Roosevelt University, worked in Brussels and DC, and am now pursuing my MA at the Department of War Studies at Kings College London.

At this moment I am reading about Social Contract Theory for a course on insurgency, and it reminded me of my time in your class. Just wanted to say thanks for the enthusiasm and a great class. Hope all is well.



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