Honors College Summer Mini-Course

Personal growth and learning don’t take a summer vacation! Join other enthusiastic community members for the Purdue Honors College’s mini-course program led by current Purdue Honors faculty member Dwaine Jengelley and Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios faculty member Soledad María Granada Castañeda.

Participants attend a three-day course that runs from June 19-21. Classes meet from 8:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. in Purdue’s Honors College and Residences. Exact room location will be announced at a later date.

Sign up is open now! To register, click here. The registration fee is $60.

Peace in Colombia:


Course Description:

This mini-course focuses on the complexities of peacemaking and peacebuilding. We emphasize the case of Colombia that, after decades of political violence, negotiated a peace deal in 2016 with the FARC—Colombia’s largest rebel group. Colombia’s peace process is instructive for studying the challenges fraught in such negotiations, groups included and excluded from the negotiations or deals struck, the implementation of the peace plan, and the work necessary to sustain peace. Over three days, you will have the opportunity to hear from two scholars whose work center on political violence and peacebuilding. Dr. Dwaine Jengelley and Soledad Granada, respectively. Granada, a visiting Colombia scholar to the Honors College, also brings her first-hand experiences with the peace process.


Dwaine Jengelley

Dwaine Jengelley is a faculty member in the Honors College at Purdue University, where he also coordinates the college’s visiting scholar series. He teaches courses on political violence, international political economy, and sports and politics. His current research explores whether negativity in terrorism and climate change news coverage is influenced by the economic fortunes of media organizations. His work also focuses on media coverage of race in editorial cartoons.

Soledad María Granada Castañeda

Soledad Marîa Granada Castañeda is a faculty member at UNIMINUTO—Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Colombia in the Master in Development, Peace and Citizenship program. She is currently a member of the research group Transitions to post-development. She teaches courses on peace and conflict. Her research analyzes the development processes in post-war situations with an emphasis on youth. She is also developing methodologies for monitoring and measuring violence(s), human rights violations, and international humanitarian law infractions.

To sign up now, click here.

Where to park:

  • There is limited free on-street parking on Russell and Waldron.
  • Parking restrictions in University Residences lots are relaxed over the summer. There are University Residences lots on First Street, south of the Honors College, and off of Martin Jischke between First and Third Streets.
  • Daily parking permits for “A” lots and garages can be purchased directly from the Purdue Parking Office. Click here for information on buying daily visitor passes.