Seats are still available in a variety of exciting Honors Seminars for Spring 2015! Take these courses to fulfill your Honors Activity for the semester, or for your own personal growth and enrichment!
HON 294: Leadership: A Skill to be Learned and Earned, 3 credit hours, TR 9:30 - 10:45
Leadership is one key to your success in life, and developing your leadership qualities constitutes an ever-important task, regardless of what career you choose. You will meet local leaders from diverse industries to learn from their insight and experience. You will learn to integrate theories with practice from Prof. Bill Kohler, a great professor from Managerial Studies!
A select few HON 201 Seminars include the following. Visit http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/documents/20151-CourseListWEB.pdf for a full course listing! Contact your Honors Advisor with questions.
(1) HON 201: Think Global, Act Local: Global Health Service Learning Program, T 1:00 to 1:50; CRN: 15068
The seminar is taught by Dr. Stacey Chamberlain at the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also the Director of Humanitarian Service, UIC Center for Global Health. She will take students to local communities such as Lawndale Christian Health Center, Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Illinois Heart Rescue, ChildLink, and Casa Juan Diego, to implement service-learning projects to address identified health-related needs. Students will be working in teams to learn how global health concepts can be realized in local settings!
The Global Health Service Learning Program spring seminar will engage students in a service learning project in conjunction with a local community organization. Students will apply global health concepts in local settings by working in teams with an organization to plan and implement a service learning project that addresses a health-related need identified by the community. Students will gain real-life experience to enhance their understanding of global health concepts such as the burden of disease, health disparities, and social determinants of health, while building their competencies in cultural exchange, professionalism, communication, project planning and implementation, and teamwork. Most importantly, through their projects, students will be actively contributing to improving health in Chicago neighborhoods.
Students who have not taken the fall seminar classroom-based prerequisite course will be required to participate in a preparatory make-up session during the first two weeks of classes.
(2) The Anthropocene and the Sixth Extinction: Human Impact on Earth’s Natural Systems, W 2:00-2:50
With the dramatic increase in extinction rates among diverse groups of organisms, it has been suggested that we are now in a new part of the geological time scale, informally designated the Anthropocene. This seminar examines the arguments on Anthropocene with a particular focus on the Sixth Extinction, including a review of and comparison with of the “Big Five” extinctions in the fossil record. The class also examines the ethics and technology of “de-extinction” and efforts to protect endangered species.