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HONR Courses

Summer 2022 Course Offerings

Please visit the online schedule of classes for the course reference numbers (CRNs) and other relevant course registration information.


Instructor: Dr. Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

Jason Ware - Honors College - Purdue University

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning

July 11 - August 11, 2022

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. Daniel Froid, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

Daniel Froid - John Martinson Honors College - Purdue University

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning
June 13 - July 8, 2022

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. Pete Moore, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

J. Peter Moore - John Martinson Honors College - Purdue University

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning

July 11 - August 5, 2022


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. Nathan Swanson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

Nathan Swanson - John Martinson Honors College - Purdue University

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning

July 11 - August 5, 2022


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, Happiness and Well-Being Postdoctoral Associate

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning

May 16 - June 10, 2022


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.

Instructor: Dr. Patsy Kraeger, Limited Term Lecturer

Credit Hours: 3
Distance Learning

June 13 - July 8, 2022

Course Description: 

Passionate about  changing  your community? Interested in making a difference? Have  ideas or innovative solutions for  local to  global challenges?  Being a changemaker means taking a comprehensive approach to solutions and one avenue is through changemaking philanthropy.   Philanthropy is private action for the common good by individuals or institutions ( philanthropic foundations). Changemaking philanthropy is not about financial self-interest, it is about common interest.  Philanthropic  foundations are in a unique position to  shape innovative strategies to complex social problems local to global. Learn how to be a changemaker philanthropy professional in this course. Changemakers  come from different disciplines, science and engineering to the humanities and more!

This course introduces students to the work of changemaking and the field of social innovation. Students will explore principles of philanthropy and  social innovation and social change, while developing the skills to analyze social issues, generate solutions to those issues, and become an effective social change agent. 

Instructor: Dr. Katie Jarriel, Clinical Assistant Professor, Honors College

Katie Jarriel - John Martinson Honors College - Purdue University

Credit Hours: 3
M/T/W/TH 12:30 – 3:00 PM, WALC B074

July 11 – August 12, 202


Course Description:

In this course, you will work with a small team to design an imaginary world using the perspectives of multiple scholarly disciplines to build every detail. From geology, you will shape continents. From cartography, you will map the environment. From mythology, you will inscribe the earliest legends of the people who settle the landscape. From anthropology, you will form cultures, and from political science, civilizations. From science and technology studies, you will develop technological systems. For the final project, you will develop a roleplaying game and guide your classmates as they explore your world’s challenges, cultural norms, and ways of life.