For academic year 2021-22, the Honors College welcomes creative proposals from permanent faculty to teach the following seminars:
- HON 1000 (1 credit hour): freshman introduction to seminar-style learning; explore a historical or current question, theme, or concept
- HON 3260 (3 credit hours): explore a compelling scholarly topic or question from an interdisciplinary perspective
- HON 3280 (3 credit hours): integrate service with instruction
- HON 3750 (3 credit hours): explore a topic or question in the humanities inside and outside of the instructional setting
- HON 4500 (3 credit hours): enduring questions; explore unanswerable questions facing humanity through the ages
Decisions will be released no later than early March 2021. Please contact Interim Associate Dean Marise Parent with any questions.
New for Academic Year 21-22
Instructors from virtually all disciplines will teach a common book, “Caste, the Origins of Our Discontents”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Isabel Wilkerson. This book touches on Africana studies, anthropology, biology, criminal justice, economics, education, English rhetoric and composition, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religious studies, social work, sociology, urban studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. It has been lauded by critics for its accessibility and for giving readers a new way of thinking and talking about racism. Even those who point out shortcomings underscore the value of the book to the national dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This year, the Honors College has added the option of integrating Virtual Exchange into the curriculum, either completely or partially in the form of modules. Virtual Exchange is an exciting interactive teaching method that connects students and faculty at Georgia State University to students and faculty at an international university to work collaboratively on a project or theme. This approach promotes students’ intercultural competence and can use a variety of teaching strategies, such as peer review, cooperative learning, online discussions, project-based learning, service-learning, and co-teaching. For more detailed information, see The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State University. Many recent examples of projects at Georgia State can be found here.