Honors Colloquium (3 credits)
The Honors Colloquium is designed to focus on leadership skills as well as to improve skills necessary for a successful college experience. Many of the assignments are demonstrations of these important skills, such as networking, group work, oral presentations, effective note taking and experiencing diversity. One of the skills focused on is the skill of empathy as measured by the ability to represent multiple viewpoints in a balanced way. To better understand empathy, students will work with a population that is (for most students) very different than themselves: refugees recently resettled in the US. This is a crucial skill for students entering the world of citizenship and employment in an interconnected global economy and diverse workplace. Each student will choose a part of this collaborative project which will determine your “facilitation group”, the discussion breakout section of the Honors Colloquium. The academic content of the course will focus on immigration and national identity, and there will be a series of lectures from a wide variety of disciplines, including History, Biology, and Economics.
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Classes are interdisciplinary, enabling professors to work closely with students to help them gain a global perspective while also working to develop their ability to think critically about a problem. Class size averages are 20, and most can satisfy your General Education requirements.