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 conclustion of the course, the students will be able to:

Spring 2022: 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 29660 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Kevin Lucas
B 26478 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Jeane Silva
C 26480 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Thomas Weeks
D 26481 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Lynn Glenn
E 26484 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Elizabeth Huggins
F 30105 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Lorraine Evans
K 31284 Tuesday 1300-1425 Designing Your Life Roger Duke



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

G 26486 Tuesday 1430-1545 Happiness Nai Cheng Kuo
HB 31259 Thursday 1300-1415 Planning a Future City

Permission Only HONORS

Kim Gray
J 29145 Tuesday 130-1545 Building Resilience for future Healthcare Professionals Lisa Prince-Clark
HA 27964 Tuesday 1430-1545 Propaganda and Everyday Life

Permission Only HONORS

Trent Kays
M 26495 Thursday 1300-1415 This is Your Brain on College Tadd Patton
N 27417 Wednesday 1430-1545 Surviving a Cyber-Centric Society Candice Griffith
O 27969 Wednesday 1430-1545 When in doubt, go to the Library Melissa Johnson
P 30512 Wednesday 1430-1545 Swimming in Information and Drowning in Ignorance Karla Leeper
S 26488 Thursday 1300-1415 How to Save the World (or Destroy it) through United Nations Nadia Jilani-Hyler
WE1 29659 ONLINE Asynchr Burnout/ Wellbeing among Undergraduates Renuka Mehta
WE2 29201 ONLINE Asynchr Improving Human Performance David Hunt
WE3 30511 ONLINE Asynchr The Many Benefits of Exercise: Which Form is Best? Andrew Moore
Q 30510 Wednesday 1430-1545 History of Espionage John Heslen
L 26490 Tuesday 1430-1545 Masterminds Behind the Medicine

Professional Scholars

Soma Mukhopadhyay
HW 27967 ONLINE Asynchr Sport and Exercise for Social Change

Permission Only HONORS

Hannah Bennett

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 Applications and signatures are Accepted until November 13, 2020

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. NEW THIS YEAR - 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. A topic-driven seminar which uses active learning strategies to emphasize the importance of asking questions in the process of learning. 


Application: Option A

Application: Option B

Signature Form

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online application. (Online applications will be accepted until November 13, 2020.)
  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:

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)

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