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RAHUL SUBRAMANIAN, ELE major intereted in biology and public policy




Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Past Classes

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S311: Body Battles!: Introduction to Immunology in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 25, 2015)
The human body’s immune system is the ultimate fighting machine! This course will provide an introduction into the fundamental principles of immunology and help students understand how the human body is able to defend itself from a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and worms. The course will focus on basic organizational principles of the of the immune system (like adaptive vs. innate immunity ) and touch on concepts like host-parasite evolution, polymorphism, cross-reactivity and immunopathology. (If you don’t know what any of these terms mean-no worries, you will by the end of this course!). We will also discuss some ways in which the immune system combats the influenza virus on a molecular, cellular, and population level. This course can be taken in sequence with Virology and Vaccines, and will provide students with a foundation in immunology that could be useful for both courses.


H312: This Land is Your Land: Territorial Disputes Around The World in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 25, 2015)
From the Peloponnesian War to the current crisis in Crimea, land disputes have sown the seeds of conflict between great powers. In this course, we will examine the historical causes, current status, and proposed solutions to present-day territorial disputes. Depending on student interest, some of the territories we may focus on include Crimea (Russia-Ukraine), Jammu and Kashmir (India-Pakistan-China), the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (Japan-China), Dokdo/Takeshima (South Korea-Japan), Taiwan (Taiwan, China), Tibet (China, Tibet, India) and the West Bank/Gaza Strip (Israel-Palestinian Authority).


S214: Body Battles!: Introduction to Immunology in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
The human body’s immune system is the ultimate fighting machine! This course will provide an introduction into the fundamental principles of immunology and help students understand how the human body is able to defend itself from a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and worms. The course will focus on basic organizational principles of the of the immune system (like adaptive vs. innate immunity ) and touch on concepts like host-parasite evolution, polymorphism, cross-reactivity and immunopathology. (If you don’t know what any of these terms mean-no worries, you will by the end of this course!). We will also discuss some ways in which the immune system combats the influenza virus on a molecular, cellular, and population level. This course can be taken in sequence with Virology and Vaccines, and will provide students with a foundation in immunology that could be useful for both courses.


H226: This Land is Your Land: Territorial Disputes Around The World in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
From the Peloponnesian War to the current crisis in Crimea, land disputes have sown the seeds of conflict between great powers. In this course, we will examine the historical causes, current status, and proposed solutions to present-day territorial disputes. Depending on student interest, some of the territories we may focus on include Crimea (Russia-Ukraine), Jammu and Kashmir (India-Pakistan-China), the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (Japan-China), Dokdo/Takeshima (South Korea-Japan), Taiwan (Taiwan, China), Tibet (China, Tibet, India) and the West Bank/Gaza Strip (Israel-Palestinian Authority).


H124: History of Modern India in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
Covers the history of India in the years following independence from Great Britain in 1947. Will cover (at least) the following topics: Indian Independence Movement and the influence of Mahatma Gandhi Partition Early Modernization Efforts Under Prime Minister Nehru Indira Gandhi and the imposition of Emergency rule in the 1970s/Restoration of Democracy Economic Liberalization in the 1990s Contemporary Political/Economic Challenges/Globalization The course will also touch on some of the economic policies pursued during various governments as well as outline the rise of major civic movements (many influenced by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi)into the present day. Exact emphasis/further elaboration on specific themes will depend on student interest.


H125: Ideal vs. Practice: A Brief History of Pakistan in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
Covers the history of Pakistan since 1947, focusing on conceptions of Pakistani identity including the vision of founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the emergence of fundamentalist Islam, and some of the root causes behind military involvement in political affairs. Also touches on Pakistani foreign policy vis-a-vis India, the United States, and Afghanistan.