Fall 2012 EC Scholars Seminar
HNRS 2116: Crossing the Border and Exploring the Journey
FC: HU (WI) Dr. Michael Bassman, Distinguished Honors Professor
Seminar Description: As students embark on their college years, they are all too often like travelers moving through new and varied discipline territories. Students must find their own ways of integrating the journey and thereby becoming well–traveled, educated persons. Designed specifically for entering freshmen who are EC Scholars, they will attempt to answer the aforementioned question. The students will be challenged to reflect on issues that will concern them during their next years at the university. Lively discussions, reflective and free–style writing, relevant readings, city-as-text assignments, as well as final projects will be required. Issues to be examined include, but are not limited to, the following: the environment, leadership, globalization, technology, ecology, diversity/multiculturalism, gender, spiritual connections, and “composing” one’s life. In keeping with ECU’s mission, servire ("to serve”), service learning will be an essential component of this seminar.
Spring 2013 EC Scholars Seminar
HNRS 3100: EC Scholars Research Internship
Seminar Description: The EC Scholars Research Internship course is a supervised community-based research internship that requires at least thirty hours of research responsibilities. EC Scholars join a research team with a faculty member and a graduate student who are working on an approved community-based research and community-engaged scholarship project through the Faculty Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy. EC Scholars participate in tasks that include, but are not limited to, traveling to community research sites to conduct interviews, collecting data, synthesizing findings, making conclusions, designing recommendations and creating an oral presentation for a student and faculty group.