A skills course emphasizing writing, reading, speaking, thinking skills, collaborative learning, diversity, research, and the use of technology in an academic setting. Readings and discussion of texts-in-common selected by Honors faculty and studied in preparation for possible project presentation at the Mid-East Honors Conference in the spring.
This first-year seminar is reserved exclusively for students currently admitted or interested in applying to the IU Southeast Honors Program.
Finkel, D. 6:00 - 8:30PM, Tu
The course does not assume much prior statistical knowledge; it is designed to enable students to be both users and informed consumers of basic methodological and statistical techniques used in survey research. It covers sample selection, survey design, and analysis of survey data.
By definition, mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness, keeping one's consciousness alive to the present reality, the clear and single-minded awareness of what actually happens to us and in us at the successive moments of perception, attentional control, or keeping one's complete attention to the experience on a moment-to-moment basis. In this course students will study the conceptual foundations of mindfulness and its interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and international facets, including the practices of mindfulness in various contexts, including leadership, marital relationships, parent-children relationships, conflict solution, spirituality and personal beliefs, hospital setting, hospice care, addiction, classroom, higher education, workplace, business, legal professions, criminal justice, military, politics, sport, and information technology use.
Your instructor would like to note that while this course is substantially asynchronous, there are three occasions (Wednesdays, (September 15th, October 13th, and November 17th between 5:00-6:00PM)) in which you will be required to be logged in for “formal” online-class meetings, and one occasion in which you will need to be on campus for a meditation practicum (Saturday, October 9th, 9:00AM-1:00PM).
To avoid confusion or dismay, your instructor suggests that you make sure that you will be available for the three online-class meetings, as well as for the practicum. You ought to do this prior to registration.
This course will investigate the history, arts, and cultures of the Navajo and Pueblo peoples of the Four Corners of the American Southwest. We will utilize an historical-cultural foundation to examine artworks (both visual and written) emerging from these nations. Students will engage with creative works, critical and historical readings, and lectures, as well as primary and secondary research materials on course topics. Weekly class discussions will include the application of outside research and analysis of course materials, leading up to a final written paper and oral presentation.
Designed to meet the needs of Honors students who have chosen to pursue individualized honors, this course permits students flexibility and the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor.