Below is a listing of the Summer 2021 HONR course offerings.
Instructor: Dr. Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College
Credit Hours: 3 Distance Learning July 12 – August 13, 2021 Course Description: In this course you will take an idea and blow it up. You will “blow it up” to better understand its elements and its connections to various ways of creating knowledge. Then, you will take the resultant pieces and use them to construct a research plan that’s inclusive of at least two forms of inquiry. The primary learning objective is to create a research proposal from some idea, observation, or problem that interests you, so that you can implement the plan as you launch your undergraduate academic journey. Your time in this 5-week online course will revolve around your idea and your exploration of creative ways to do something with it.
Instructors: Dr. Pete Moore, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College
Dr. Jason Parry, Visiting Assistant Professor, Honors College
Credit Hours: 3 Distance Learning July 12 – August 6, 2021 Course Description: This course is a writing-intensive course in which students learn how to find, evaluate, and use credible information, how to express themselves well in a variety of different written genres, and how to write for different audiences. This course meets the core requirement for written communication and *may* be used as a substitute for English 106 or 108. Consult your primary advisor.
Instructor: Dr. Rhonda Phillips, Dean, Honors College
Credit Hours: 3 Distance Learning May 17 – June 11, 2021 Course Description: This applied course explores how to look to the past to help create the future. We begin by reviewing basics of community development and approaches for revitalization with a focus on historic preservation and the use of culture and history as a basis for making progress in community development. We will craft a community (re)development plan for a historic Victorian era-neighborhood district in a small-sized US city as our applied learning and engagement project. Creative approaches to using land trusts and other preservation and development techniques will be explored. We will have a virtual field trip to meet with members of the city council and others in the case study community.
Instructor: Dr. Nathan Swanson, Postdoctoral Fellow for International Education, Honors College
Credit Hours: 3 Distance Learning July 12 – August 6, 2021 Course Description: This is a study away course that students co-create with the instructor around a site of personal travel or professionalization experiences (e.g. summer internships). Students will generate their own itineraries, reading lists, and some intercultural learning outcomes, through consultation with the instructor. Working together, the student and instructor will design an in-depth study of the place in which the student will work, live, and/or travel.
Instructor: Dr. Melissa Kovich, Limited Term Lecturer
Credit Hours: 3 Distance Learning July 12 – August 6, 2021 Course Description: Discover science-based techniques to increase the well-being of individuals and communities and discover how to incorporate this knowledge into your everyday life. In this course you will learn about the history of well-being, including definitions, measurement, and current research. Students will assess their personal well-being levels with use of relevant scales and tools. A variety of techniques will be introduced to increase personal well-being. Community well-being will be explored through concepts from social sciences, health sciences, and public health, serving to increase the understanding of well-being as an important concept relevant to individuals and communities from various perspectives.
Please visit the online schedule of classes for the course reference numbers (CRNs) and other relevant course registration information.