Seats are still available in a variety of exciting one-credit Honors Seminars for Fall 2014! Take these courses to fulfill your Honors Activity for the semester, or for your own personal growth and enrichment!
A select few HON 201 Seminars include the following. Visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/courses2.shtml for a full course listing!
HON 201 Think Global, Act Local: Global Health Service Learning Program
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Taught by Dr. Chamberlain, CRN: 32758
Take this seminar to learning about global health issues AND begin to address them! This special two-semester course sequence will focus on core global health concepts during the fall semester --- topics such as the global burden of disease, the intersection of global health and human rights, social determinants of health, and more. Then, in the spring semester, students will work in partnership with a local community organization to implement a service learning project to address these issues. Students will be expected to take both the fall and spring semester seminars; the fall seminar will be a pre-requisite for the spring seminar.
Course Highlight: HON 201 Who Was Uncle Tom?
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, 1 credit hour, Taught by Professor Cirillo, CRN: 13763
The Richard J. Daley Library houses three rare collections focused on the Atlantic slavery and the trade and these provided the materials for an exhibit mounted in 2012-13. This September, the Library will host an exhibit from the University of Birmingham, England, entitled, Visualizing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, using promotional materials from the 19th century of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel of 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This seminar will utilize the reading of Stowe’s novel and a supporting history of the slave trade, Marcus Rediker’s The Slave Ship, as well as visits to the Stowe exhibit and the documentary collection in the Daley Library.
HON 201 An Introduction to Faculty Research on Diversity
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 am, Taught by Dr. Lori Baptista, Director of the African American Cultural Center, CRN: 13770
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about diversity from a variety of different perspectives! The course will feature different faculty guest speakers from across campus who will share about their research on a variety of topics related to race, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination, diversity, social identity, cultural understanding and diaspora, etc.
HON 201 Introduction to Research and Critical Thinking
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 am, Taught by Dr. McKirnan, CRN: 21199
Interested in getting involved in undergraduate research in the future? This course will help prepare students with a foundation in research. It will help you understand various types of research and how to develop a strong research question. You also will learn about how to seek out research, where to find funding, how to handle IRB issues, and more. Note: This course will be a 2-credit hour blended module package with one Honors seminar and one online course.