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UF 200 Themes

All sections of UF 200 explore the common theme, “With Liberty and Justice for All.”  In addition, all sections have a similar workload and focus on building student skills in the same areas: writing, ethics, diversity, and internationalization.

However, since our faculty come from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, each instructor explores our common theme in a different way, bringing a unique disciplinary expertise and perspective to the civic engagement and ethics focus of UF 200. Explore the table below to learn more about individual section topics.

Search by Faculty or by keyword/theme/big ideas: (hip-hop, self-expression, deviance, safety, justice, self-awareness, immigration, censorship, refugees, culture, courage, veterans, food, beliefs, human rights, childhood, inequality, intercultural, empathy, water, strangers, environment, inclusive, community, service, tolerance, openness, history, internet, freedom, religion, hospitality, identity)

 

FACULTYCLASS NUMBER DAY/TIMEDESCRIPTION
Benjamin Brandon73516WeFr
10:30-11:45 am
The study of diversity requires that we go beyond our own society and civilization to different worldviews: we will be exploring the beliefs of a variety of civilizations, including China, India, the Middle East, and Ancient Greece. Then we will study modern concepts of diversity and ethics as they relate to the most pressing ethical issues of our own day and age.
Beret Norman73515WeFr
09:00-10:15 am
Through the varying lenses of hip hop--including street murals, rap and poetry--we will examine contemporary issues of liberty, justice, power, and self-expression from society’s “margins.” Interactive instruction includes three or more hours of community engagement, discussion, and presentations.
Carrie Seymour73028
(Honors)
76032
(Honors)
Mo
04:30-07:15 pm
MoWe
01:30-02:45 pm
Using theoretical ideas from the fields of philosophy, cultural anthropology, and sociology, we will explore the moral and ethical implications of the labels and stereotypes surrounding “acceptable” social traits. After looking at various “deviant” categories, and studying the social codes and contexts that inform the perception of those categories, we will then examine the penal system in America as a case study.
Chris Klover72251

72244

76083
TuTh
12:00-01:15 pm
TuTh
06:00-08:45 pm
ONLINE
(Pathway Only)
Using the idea that safety is the right of every person, we will study the ethical and civic issues that result from lack of safety for diverse populations. As a learner-centered instructor, I provide opportunities for students to discover and process ideas and information about issues with global implications.
Christopher Michas72250TuTh
10:30-11:45 am
Students in this course will explore the ethical problems and obligations created by the adoption of new technologies.
Christy Bowman72234ONLINEDid you know that the average person now sees over 3,000 advertising messages a day? In this course, we will approach the UF 200 theme of “liberty and justice for all” through the lens of media communication. Through class assignments, discussions, research, and civic engagement, we will consider the role that media communication plays in our lives and the lives of others.
Corinna Provant-Robishaw72262TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
We live in an interconnected world, and global knowledge is important in today's classroom and workplace. In this class, we will study the ethical problems raised by different forms of oppression through a global lens.
Elizabeth Cook72258

73027

76084
TuTh
09:00-01:15 am
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
ONLINE
(Pathway Only)
Winston Churchill once stated, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” This course melds moral philosophy, memoir, and storytelling as we examine moral courage through the lens of the veteran’s experience. Students will create independent field studies that draw on community engagement, the BSU Veteran’s Services Center and make use of Albertson Library’s Special Archives and the Vietnam Experience Collection.
Elizabeth Hunt73511Fr
12:00-05:45 pm
We will approach issues of ethics, diversity, and civic engagement through the lens of "Museums in Society." The class will visit various museums and consider the roles they play in their communities.
Elizabeth Swearingen72688

72689

72690
MoWe
01:30-2:45 pm
MoWe
12:00-01:15 pm
MoWe
03:00-04:15 pm
This course builds on the framework of Paolo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed that demands a de-centered classroom in which students actively shape their own education. We explore the questions of civic engagement and ethical foundations through critical reflection, case studies, evidence based research, and collaborative civic-engagement projects.
Erik Hadley72252

72259
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
TuTh
12:00-01:15 pm
This UF200 section analyzes how ethics, diversity and internationalization relate to food availability, production and quality. We will discuss the concept of ‘food justice’ and apply it to different ethical situations and social issues.
Francisco Salinas72254TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
The questions we explore in this course are: "Why do you believe what you believe about what is right and wrong? And what are you going to do about it?" We will do this through discussion, community engagement opportunities, reflective writing, and individual and group essays and presentations.
Greg Heinzman72245

72256

72260

73506
WeFr
09:00-10:15 am
WeFr
10:30-11:45 am
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
ONLINE
This class addresses the question “What can we do as citizens in a diverse democracy to creatively address human rights issues?" A civic engagement project assisting refugees will encourage personal connections with a global community.
Janet Kaufman72232WeFr
09:00-10:15 am
Students in this course will investigate their own identities, relationships, and ethical responsibilities by reading and creating short letters, poems, essays, videos, and podcasts. We will examine the "I, You, and We" of the work we read and create.
Jim Williams72246

73510
MoWe
04:30-05:45 pm
MoWe
03:00-04:15 pm
This course will examine the concepts of freedom and equality in relation to the direct interactions students have with each other and with the larger global community.
Joachim Agamba73506ONLINEThe course explores the phenomenon of diversity relative to questions about ethics. It examines what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st Century.
John McGuire72264MoWe
12:00-01:15 pm
We live in an interconnected world, and global knowledge is important in today's classroom and workplace. In this class, we will study the ethical problems raised by different forms of oppression through a global lens.
Jonathan Krutz72247TuTh
10:30-11:45 am
This course will consider the ethics of gambling and the impacts gambling has on people, economies, and governments.
Kristina Jensen72249

73508
TuTh
09:00-10:15 am
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
Students will explore issues of ethics and diversity related to the United States military through a sociological lens. Topics will include: justifications for the formation of the military; reasons people join; the demographics of those who serve; the ethical dilemmas soldiers face during war and peace time; the institutional ethics of the military holistically; the ethics surrounding the treatment and release of military veterans; and the impact of the military on civilians.
Mari Rice73513TuTh
09:00-10:15 am
“Is access to clean water and sanitation a human right?" "How do perceptions of water guide management?” This course approaches ethics, diversity, and civic engagement through the lens of water, considering global issues such as access to clean water, privatization, pollution, drought, and the impending water crisis. This is a highly interactive class that combines discussions, field trips, in-class projects, and service learning as we explore solutions to global water issues.
Margaret Sass76830ONLINEIntercultural knowledge and competence is important in today’s classroom and workplace. We will be exploring intercultural openness, intercultural curiosity, and intercultural empathy through different mediums, such as group presentations and the creation of an illustrated cultural diversity book for elementary students.
Mike Stefancic72248TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
Students in this course will explore biking as a vehicle for social change. For example, how does biking affect different different socioeconomic groups and community resources? You will consider the ethical choices and civic responsibilities involved in biking--and engage in direct service projects outside of the classroom.
Refik Sadikovic72233

73065
ONLINE

ONLINE
This online section asks students to examine the importance of building diverse and inclusive communities. Students will apply principles of civic responsibility to issues and policies raised by diverse populations (refugees, immigrants, etc.) by doing an “In-Depth Interview” civic engagement project.
Robert Reed72255

73512
MoWe
12:00-01:15 pm
TuTh
07:30-08:45 am
This class looks at global poverty and asks what ethical responsibilities individuals and governments have in addressing it.
Sara Fry72265

72263
MoWe
01:30-02:45 pm
MoWe
03:00-04:15 pm
The question, "What motivates individuals to be actively involved in their local and/or global communities?" guides our exploration of the contexts and ethics that inspire people to take action. Interactive instruction includes three or more hours of community engagement, discussion, and presentations.
Tiffany Hitesman73507MoWe
01:30-02:45 pm
The class will reflect on personal and collective histories in order to navigate shared spaces, both inside and outside the classroom. Theories on the contact zone and borderlands will frame discussions on our evolving identity in a society vested in the phrase “with liberty and justice for all.”
Tiffany Seeley-Case73504ONLINEThis intentionally online course will analyze the communication potential and peril of the internet as we look at issues of access, privacy, corporate control, and governmental regulation while, at the same time, we work to recognize our own culpability and potential to affect positive, and much needed, change.
Tom Lobaugh73519TuTh
12:00-01:15 pm
For centuries, global religions have practiced hospitality as way to identify their community by defining relationships with strangers. Through in-depth studies of ancient religious acts of being guest, host, alien, and friend you will discover your own personal understanding and responsibility of welcoming others in a selfie world.
Tom Turco76086ONLINE
(Pathway Only)
Students will examine what "equality and justice for all" means in relation to various public health issues.