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Honors Seminar (HONR 1001)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course provides students with an introduction to contemporary trends and topics in academic, political, and civic discourse. While exploring your own leadership and communication skills, you will also analyze how different communities construct meaning and place value on certain forms of knowledge and civic practices. By the end of the course, you will develop a plan to further investigate and respond to the themes, ideas, and concepts of the course through the Honors Program. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. How knowledge is created, validated, and disseminated by people and/or institutions.
2. How the control of the creation of knowledge can shape people and societies.
3. Ways in which knowledge can be made be accessible and equitable.
4. Develop a long-term plan of study for the cohort.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize the social dimension of the creation of shared values, knowledge and dissemination thereof
2. Identification of personal and intellectual goals, values and knowledge
3. Understand how skills, values, and knowledge are developed differently across communities and shape people and societies
4. Practice leadership and communication skills in civic engagement and community based problem-solving

Prerequisites:  Admission to the Honors Program

  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9