INQUIRY 1000 COURSE


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

Sleep Health: Improving Sleep for Physical and Mental Well-being

Sleep Health: Improving sleep for physical and mental well-being

Instructor: Dr. Amy Allison
amallison@augusta.edu    Department of Psychiatry 

Sleep is one of our most basic needs, yet millions of Americans suffer from poor or insufficient sleep. This course will examine the importance of sleep health, common pitfalls of sleep problems, and how to improve sleep.

Pets, Pets, Pets!

Pets, Pets, Pets!

Instructor: Prof. Tracey Busbee 
trbusbee@augusta.edu       University Libraries, Reese

Explore topics such as when animals became pets, popular pets around the world, ethical issues surrounding pets, proper pet care, and the psychological benefits of having a pet.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step

Instructor: Dr. Charlotte Chatto
cchatto@augusta.edu       Physical Therapy/Allied Health Sciences

In this course, students will explore the origins of human walking and examine the ways people walk. Further exploration will be facilitated by faculty and students, into how people use walking to improve the human condition through physical, psychological and social ways. 

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

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

Instructor: Prof. Melissa Johnson
mjohns69@augusta.edu  University Libraries, Reese                       

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. The class will try to answer what exactly the superhero’s role is in ensuring “truth, justice, and the American Way.”                   

Dangers and Hazards of Social Media and the Internet 

Dangers and Hazards of Social Media and the Internet 

Instructor: Dr. Michael Nowatkowski
mnowatkowski@augusta.edu       School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, JAGByte LLC


Students will explore dangers and hazards associated with social media and the Internet.  Once the students determine several dangers and hazards that directly affect them, they will explore methods and techniques to mitigate these dangers and hazards.  Students will work in small groups to present their findings to the rest of the class.                                                                                                    

Freedom of Speech on Campus Are safe spaces really safe?

Freedom of Speech on Campus Are safe spaces really safe?

Instructor: Dr. Debra van Tuyll
dvantuyl@augusta.edu    Department of Communication/ Pamplin                             

Are trigger warnings helping or harming students? This class will explore the role of the free speech and academic freedom on campus and help students understand related hot-button issues such as racist or sexist language on college campuses.                                          

 

 

THURSDAYS, 2:30 - 3:45 P.M.

Challenging the Single Story: Relationships and Research for Change      

 Challenging the Single Story: Relationships and Research for Change      

Dr. Kim Barker                  
kbarker@augusta.edu   Teaching and Leading/College of Education         

This course builds on relationships and research that is grounded in inquiry to add to the conversation about a selected topic. Students will explore various topics of interest and select add to the "story" around that topic.     

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Criminology Goes to the Movies 

Instructor: Prof. Abigail  Drescher
adrescher@augusta.edu    Department of Social Sciences 

 What do The Dark Knight, Scarface, and Widows all have in common? Criminological theory of course! Students will learn about various criminological theories and then apply those theories to various films.   

Masterminds Behind the Medicine        

Masterminds Behind the Medicine

Instructor: Dr.  Soma Mukhopadhyay                           
smukhopadhyay@augusta.edu       Biological Sciences/Math & Science


Some ground breaking discoveries and invention 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 whose work have impacted the human

To Be, Or Not to Be Creative, That is the Question          

To Be, Or Not to Be Creative, That is the Question          

Instructor: Dr. Jaclyn Murray                            
jmurray2@augusta.edu       Department of Teaching and Leading/College of Education    


The essence of creativity is often muddled due to diverse descriptions spanning pop culture interpretations to its status as a 21st-century skill.  Join this course to examine theories of creativity and discover how to boost creative potential.  


  

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

Surviving a Cyber Centric Society

Surviving a Cyber Centric Society

Instructor: Dr. Candace Griffith
cagriffith@augusta.edu     Department of Social Sciences/Pamplin

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

Designing Your Life!

Designing Your Life!

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Huggins
ehuggins@augusta.edu      First Year Experiences and Academic Success

What constitutes a “well-designed” life? Is it your career or profession? Your family-work balance? Or is making a difference in the world? Students will consider what experiences in college will result in a well-designed life by using tools of research and reflection --then create their own plan for how to make this happen!

Students as Heroes: Becoming an Activist

Students as Heroes: Becoming an Activist

Instructor: Dr. Andrew Kemp
akemp4@augusta.edu       Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation, College of Education

In the past few years, the world has changed. There are movements and marches, concerns and causes. All too often, however, people are just letting things happen. The purpose of this INQR course is to introduce students to activism through the creation of activism project that seeks to inform, illuminate, or work on solving a problem. In small groups, students will create materials, raise money, and inform the public about their cause.

Heroes, Humans, and Hippocrates

Heroes, Humans, and Hippocrates

Instructor: Prof. Denise Kornegay
dkornega@augusta.edu    Medical College of Georgia

Exploring the heroes and the anti-heroes in medicine through an ethical lens to learn why and how heroes and flawed humans function in our world.

 

 

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

Validity 101: Applying concepts to today's news stories

Validity 101: Applying concepts to today's news stories

Instructor: Dr. Kevin Brueilly                             
kbrueilly@augusta.edu             Department of Physical therapy/CAHS         
        
Instructor: Dr. Colleen  Hergott                       
chergott@augusta.edu            

The news stories of today have been challenged in many ways due to many factors in our society. This course will allow the learner to develop real-life skills in assessing current news for the concepts that constitute validity and apply those lessons in their daily lives.

Happiness         

Happiness         

Instructor: Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo                          
nkuo@augusta.edu                Department of Teaching and Leading/College of Education


Through dialogue and questioning, we will discuss how to deal with life problems through practical wisdom of philosophy. We will also explore actions that we can take to lead a better and happier life.           

 

 

 

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

Social Media and CyberWar     

Social Media and CyberWar       

Instructor: Dr. Craig Albert                
calbert@augusta.edu             Department of Social Sciences/Pamplin 

            
This course will investigate the weaponization of social media as a tool of information warfare. It will additionally investigate the theory and causes of strategic cyberwar.

Different Does Not = Bad

Different Does Not = Bad

Instructor: Dr. Candace Best                             
cabest@augusta.edu              Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics             
This course will examine major aspects of differences across society. Students will learn how to apply this information to understanding oneself and others.    

Poetry in Motion: Kinetic Energy in the Arts   

Poetry in Motion: Kinetic Energy in the Arts   

Instructor: Dr. Christina Heckman                  
checkman@augusta.edu                   Department of English and Foreign Languages / Pamplin

Instructor: Prof. Brian Rust                      
brust@augusta.edu                              Department of Art and Design / Pamplin College of AHSS             
     
This Inquiry seminar will focus on the following question: how does an artist, whether literary or visual, examine and represent the beauty of motion? Students will pursue this question through readings on kinetic art and public art as well as poems emphasizing kinetic imagery. For the major course project, students will collaborate in creative teams to design and build interactive kinetic sculptures for exhibition at the INQR Expo.              

History of Espionage      

History of Espionage     

Instructor: Dr. John Heslen                
jheslen@augusta.edu                         Pamplin and School of Computer and Cyber Sciences      

This course will introduce students to the history of intelligence and espionage.  Students will study intelligence operations from ancient, medieval, and modern times and gain an appreciation for the role of technology in supporting espionage.   

Designing Your Life!  

Designing Your Life!

Instructor: Prof. Paula Owens 
powens3@augusta.edu                           Academic Success Center                             

What constitutes a “well-designed” life?  Is it your career or profession?  Your family-work balance? Or is making a difference in the world?  Students will consider what experiences in college will result in a well-designed life by using tools of research and reflection --then create their own plan for how to make this happen!

 

 

Online

Sport and Exercise through Social Change   

Sport and Exercise through Social Change   

Instructor: Dr. Hannah Bennett                       
habennett@augusta.edu             Department of Kinesiology, College of Education             
         
This course is designed for students who wish to understand more 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 for individuals, communities, and whole populations.                    

Doing and Feeling Better: Improving Human Performance

Doing and Feeling Better: Improving Human Performance          

Instructor: Dr. David Hunt                  
hdhunt@augusta.edu             Social Sciences/Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences                
How can I perform better in the many different aspects of life? This course will explore ways of improving human performance.   

Use Of Technology To Develop Medical School Curriculum         

Use Of Technology To Develop Medical School Curriculum         

Instructor: Dr. Renuka Mehta                          
remehta@augusta.edu           Department of Pediatrics/ College of Medicine 
Several newer technology are available to teach students, although not sure which one are the most helpful and useful for a specific curriculum. The students will have opportunity to explore this further.           

Built Environment: Helping or Hindering the Hunt for Health     

Built Environment: Helping or Hindering the Hunt for Health     

Instructor: Dr. Nicole Peritore                          
nperitore@augusta.edu       Department of Kinesiology        


This course is designed to explore the impact of built environment on health and ways to assess the world around us.  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 from the perspectives of where a person works, plays, learns, and live.  Further, students will learn techniques to assess various built environments. Students will need to provide their own transportation to various locations to complete assessments.