INQUIRY 1000 COURSE


INQR 1000 COURSES FOR FALL 2018

Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M.

Challenging the Single Story: Using Technological Tools to Be Agents of Change

Challenging the Single Story: Using Technological Tools to Be Agents of Change

Taught by: Barker

 

 

This course utilizes a STEAM approach that is grounded in inquiry to add to the conversation about a selected topic. Students will experiment with various technologies and select one to use as a means of adding to the discourse around a topic.

Don't Stress Bench Press: Exercise and Stress Relief

Don't Stress Bench Press: Exercise and Stress Relief

Taught by: Greene

 

 

This course will focus on exercise and stress. Including an overview of how different modes of exercise impact stress and anxiety in both the short term and over extended periods of time. Students will gain valuable knowledge about different components of exercise (i.e., frequency, intensity, time, type) and how to reduce daily stress by incorporating exercise into their routines. 

Superman: Defender of Truth, Justice, and the American Way!

Superman: Defender of Truth, Justice, and the American Way!

Taught by: Johnson

 

 

This Inquiry class will look at the significance of the super-hero. Using Superman as a guidepost, the class will investigate what makes a hero “super” and why heroes are needed.  

Multicultural Aspects of Food

Multicultural Aspects of Food

Taught by: Meyer

 

 

This course will introduce the customs, foods and holidays associated with multiple cultures (French, Francophone, German, Latin American, Spanish, Southeast Asian, etc.). Discussions and assignments will address food traditions and role culture plays.

 

 

THURSDAYS, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M.

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Taught by: Drescher

 

 

What do Psycho, Do the Right Thing, and Scarface all have in common? Criminological theory of course! Students will learn about various criminological theories and then apply those theories to various films. 

Charting My Academic Course

Charting My Academic Course

Taught by: Evans

 

 

Why are you in college? And what do you want to do when you graduate? This course will explore some tough questions and help you to figure out your goals and purpose in college.  

Why Poetry?: The Vitality of Verse

Why Poetry?: The Vitality of Verse

Taught by: Harris-Parker

 

 

There's more to poetry than Shakespeare and Spoken Word. In this course, students will explore poetry's application to their individual lives, their chosen career fields, and the world around them.  

Diagnosing the Dead: A look at zombies through the medical, scientific, and social perspectives.

Diagnosing the Dead: A look at zombies through the medical, scientific, and social perspectives.

Taught by: Logue

 

 

This class will explore zombies in film and literature and break down the stories from a variety of perspectives. 

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Taught by: van Tuyll

 

 

This course will examine the role and place of free speech on college campuses; what, if any, limits should be placed on speech; free speech zones; political correctness; and a bit of the history of freedom of speech. We'll read some classic arguments in favor of freedom of speech, and we'll plan a class project that will support Constitution Day in September. Students will also discuss the value of free speech in the American democracy.

 

  

Fridays, 11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Surviving in a Cyber Centric Society

Surviving in a Cyber Centric Society

Taught by: Griffith

 

 

Protection in a cyber focused society is important. Preventing victimization is the key to taking full advantage of living in a connected world.

Metacognition Strategies; Understanding How I Learn

Metacognition Strategies; Understanding How I Learn

Taught by: Silva

 

 

Metacognition refers to understand the way we learn. It involves thinking before, during, and after a learning mission. Students will learn how they learn and manage their own academic performance.

 

 

Fridays, 12:00 - 1:15 P.M.

Charting My Academic Course

Charting My Academic Course

Taught by: Evans

 

 

Why are you in college? And what do you want to do when you graduate? This course will explore some tough questions and help you to figure out your goals and purpose in college.        

Fair and Balanced or Fake News? You Decide!

Fair and Balanced or Fake News? You Decide!

Taught by: Ginn

 

 

Have you ever wondered what news is real and what news is fake? This course will focus on asking questions and evaluating your own biases to asses what information you should trust in news consumption.

Magician Behind The Medicine: Heroes Who Made Healthy Impact on Human Life

Magician Behind The Medicine: Heroes Who Made Healthy Impact on Human Life

Taught by: Mukhopadhyay 

 

 

Some ground breaking discoveries about physiological functions (like blood types) and pharmaceutical drugs (like penicillin) have saved lives of millions of people. This course will look for the heroes who’s work have impacted the human life forever. 

 

 

Fridays, 1:00 - 2:15 P.M.

Taste of France

Taste of France

Taught by: Babayan

 

 

Taste of France is a course, designed to give students a summary about various aspects of the rich French Culture. During this course we will inquire and explore and reflect, inquire and research various aspects of French culture.    

Poetry in Motion: Kinetic Energy in the Arts

Poetry in Motion: Kinetic Energy in the Arts

Taught by: Heckman and Rust

 

 

In this course, students will examine this question: how does an artist, whether literary or visual, examine and represent the beauty of motion? Students will collaborate in creative teams to design and build interactive kinetic sculptures.

 

 

Online

Exercise and Sport for Social Change

Exercise and Sport for Social Change

Taught by: Bennett

 

 

This course is designed for students who wish to understand about the diverse roles that sport and exercise can fulfill. A particular focus will be on how exercise and sport interventions can create a positive change.

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Better: Improving Human Performance

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Better: Improving Human Performance

Taught by: Hunt

 

 

How can I perform better? Students in this course will explore ways of improving human performance.  

The Burnout among Healthcare Providers in Current Era

 The Burnout among Healthcare Providers in Current Era

Taught by: Mehta

 

 

This course will inquire about the perception and influence of burnout among different healthcare providers. 

Built Environment: Helping or Hindering the Hunt for Health

Built Environment: Helping or Hindering the Hunt for Health

Taught by: Peritore

 

 

The evidence is clear that the world around us has profound impacts on our wellbeing. This class will explore of the different ways that the built environment impacts health and techniques to assess parks and downtown areas.