Core Course in Area B

Inquiry 1000 is a one credit hour, small group, discussion-based course designed to engage lower division students in the discovery, exploration, and analysis of ideas that faculty members, across a variety of disciplines, study and investigate. This course fulfills the Core Course requirement in Area B.

Design of Course

All courses will be seminar format, 18-22 students per course with an end of term capstone event—INQR EXPO—an academic festival showcasing student work via posters, photos and videos.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

Fall 2023: INQR Courses, Instructors and Topics

Gray = Permission only: HONORS, Professional Scholars

Design your Life

Ideal for undecided students or those who have changed major.

A 17363M Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Kristina Baggott
B 17364 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Nathan Rice
C 17365 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Matthew Smith
D 19003 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Naronda Wright
F 20349 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Amber Routh
G 17366 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Chris Cannon
I 19667 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life

Permission Only JJSP

Elizabeth Huggins
Y 23129 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

Permission Only Honors

Grace Welsh
L 20997 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

Permission Only JJSP

Angelica Hill
M 22712 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Stefane Raulerson
N 22472 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Raquel Lara Velez Oliveira
O 20352 Friday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

Permission Only AAMI & MMP

Shareen Clement
P 21798 Friday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

Permission Only AAMI & MMP

Garrett Green

WE1 21566  ONLINE Asynchr Designing Your Life Stacie Pettit
WEB1 17894 ONLINE Asynchr Designing Your Life Paula Owens


Ideal for those who want to improve research skills in various topics.

Q 20999 Tuesday 1430-1545 Life Simpli5ed Roger Duke
R 18368 Wednesday 1430-1545 When in doubt, go to the Library Melissa Johnson
S 21353 Tuesday 1430-1545 Building Resilience in College and Life Lisa Prince-Clark
T 17886 Wednesday 1430-1545 The Sociology of Food Inequalities Maria Silva
H 23127 Tuesday 1430-1545 Utilizing Photo Voice in Your World Rebecca Harper
J 23128 Wednesday 1430-1545 Creativity & Storytelling in Social Contexts Taylor Walker
K 19004 Friday 1300-1415 Living Poetry: Interactive Word Art Christina Heckman
U 22722 Tuesday 1430-1545 Leadership and Teamwork - How to Improve Group Project Outcomes Kimberly Gray
V 23126 Wednesday 1430-1545 Surviving a Cyber-Centric Society Candace Griffith
W 17897 Thursday 1300-1415 Your Augusta University Experience Scott Wallace
X 22832 Tuesday 1430-1545 Happiness Nai Cheng Kuo
Y 23124 ONLINE Asynchr Improving Human Performance David Hunt
WEB1 21524 ONLINE Asynchr Sport and Exercise through Social Change

Permission Only HONORS

Hannah Bennett
HA 21717 Tuesday 1430-1545 How to Save (or Destroy) the world with the United Nations

Permission Only HONORS

Nadia Jilani-Hyler

Student INQR Experience

Happiness Class

"The thing I appreciated the most about my INQR class, was the discussions my professors led. It helped me think deeper about the topics we were  learning and helped me understand the movies we watched more. I also enjoyed the EXPO because it allowed me to explore the other classes and different topics in a brief period of time."


"The inquiry is a great way for students to do research and have questions answered on a certain topic. I believe this course will help guide us as students to help solve problems and it is great way to inspire students on what they want to do in the future."

- Kishan Bhagwandas

Inqr students presentation

Student presenting to judge

"Inquiry 1000 is a class designed to enhance the research abilities of new college student while providing them with an enriching learning experience that allows them to obtain insight in prospective careers. This course is valuable due to the fact that it prepares students for real world inquisition, analysis, and communication in areas of their interests.."

- Brandon Edwards

INQR 1000 Course Proposal

Online proposal applications and signatures are accepted once a year during the fall semester. 

Augusta University faculty members who wish to propose an INQR 1000 course for the upcoming year should visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page prior to submitting an Application. There are two options for teaching the course: Option A and B.

Option A: Designing Your Life Option B: Discipline-Based
A semi-structured curriculum designed to encourage students to move beyond a job title and work toward uncovering their purpose. Proposal Form A topic-driven seminar which uses active learning strategies to emphasize the importance of asking questions in the process of learning. Proposal Form

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Once the application is complete, submit the signature form with the appropriate signatures to
  3. After application and signature form are successfully submitted, you will notified about the results by email.


When proposing your course please consider:

A title that appeals to students, content that can drive course discussion, pedagogy that underscores the beginnings of research, outcomes that encourage student engagement and your own interests in a particular topic. 


Faculty members who teach INQR 1000 will receive $1,000 in professional development per course with a max of $2,000 per year. These funds will be available as research/scholarly support (e.g., travel, if permitted, supplies, computer, and equipment). All guidelines and policies that pertain to state funding apply to this grant.

Course Times: 

INQR 1000 courses will meet for 75 minutes, one time per week for 10 weeks and will be offered:

1:00- 2:15 pm (Option A)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option B)

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Option A)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option B)

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Option B)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option A)

1:00-2:15 pm (Option B)
2:30-3:45 pm (Option A)

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