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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 documents and table below to learn more about individual section topics.

Fall 2017 INFORMATION
Download the flyer below for a summary of Fall 2017 UF 200 course topics and instructors. Or search the table at the bottom of this page.

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SEARCH THE UF 200 SECTIONS LISTED IN THE TABLE BELOW:
Take a look at the table below to find a Fall section that aligns with your interests or seems compelling.

Click name for syllabusSearch 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) Sea

 

 

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 world-views: 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, and explore 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 and justice, power and empowerment, and self-expression from society’s “margins.” Interactive instruction includes 3 or more hours of community engagement, discussion, and presentations.
Christy Bowman72234ONLINEComing Soon
Kristina Jensen72249

73508
TuTh
09:00-10:15 am
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
Using the institution of the United States military, and the civic engagements/ethical dilemmas of those who serve in the military as a backdrop, students will explore issues of ethics and diversity through a sociological lens. Topics will include: the justification of the formation of the military; the diversity of reasons people join the military and the diversity of 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 the military veteran; and the impact of the military on civilians.
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, combined with a discussion of relevant literature, film, and current events, we will explore the moral and ethical implications of how labels and stereotypes perpetuate outmoded or limited ideas about the nature of “acceptable” social traits and behaviors throughout the world. By looking at various “deviant” categories, and studying the social codes and contexts that inform the perception of those categories, we will then look at how the penal system in America is a shockingly large case study of how those perceptions play out for 2.26 million people every day.
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 in the disabling 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
Coming Soon
Corinna Provant-Robishaw72262TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
Living in an interconnected world, global knowledge is important in today's classroom and workplace. In this class, we will study different forms of oppression including, but not limited to Power and Privilege, Domestic Violence, Racism, Human Trafficking, and Gender Choices. We will focus on oppression through the global lens by reading "Half the Sky". Topics and ideas will relate through ethical frameworks and diverse perspectives surrounding complex global issues. Students are required to participate in a 2-3 hour service project.
Elizabeth Hunt73511Fr
12:00-05:45 pm
Coming Soon
Elena Tomorowitz73027

72261
TuTh
01:30-02:45 pm
TuTh
03:00-04:15 pm
We all want to be good people. But how? In this course, we’ll use ethical frameworks to explore forms of privilege and oppression and practice ways to respond in our own community. We’ll examine race, sex, religion, the environment, animal ethics and more in our quest to live ethically.
Elizabeth Cook72258

76084
TuTh
09:00-01:15 am
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, storytelling, personal responsibility and civic obligation 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 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 a social justice perspective that includes critical reflection, case studies, evidence based research paper, and group 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 apply to food availability, production and quality. We will discuss the concept of ‘food justice’ and apply it to different ethical situations which reflect larger societal struggles regarding equality and rights, particularly in the categories of race, class and gender.
Francisco Salinas72254TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
The question we explore in this course is: "Why do you believe what you believe about what is right and wrong and what are you going to do about it to make the world better?" 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
How does my education affect my choices? How do my choices impact my community? A civic engagement project assisting refugees will encourage personal connections with a global community. The class arrives at the question “What Can We Do?” as citizens in a diverse democracy to creatively address human rights issues.
Janet Kaufman72232WeFr
09:00-10:15 am
Coming Soon
Jim Williams72246

73510
MoWe
04:30-05:45 pm
MoWe
03:00-04:15 pm
Coming Soon
Joachim Agamba73506ONLINEThe course explores the phenomenon of diversity relative to questions and reflection on ethics. It examines what it means to be a citizen in the 21st Century.
John McGuire72264MoWe
12:00-01:15 pm
Coming Soon
Jonathan Krutz72247TuTh
10:30-11:45 am
Coming Soon
Mike Stefancic72248TuTh
04:30-05:45 pm
Coming Soon
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.
Refik Sadikovic72233

73065
ONLINE

ONLINE
This online section will provide opportunities for students to acquire the importance of building diverse and inclusive communities and their role in it, using ethical reasoning. Through the civic engagement project, students will apply principles of civic responsibility to analyze community issues and social policies of diverse populations (refugees, immigrants, etc.,) in our community by doing an “In-Depth Interview” assignment.
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, making a difference in solidarity," guides our exploration of the contexts and ethics that inspire people to take action. Interactive instruction includes 3 or more hours of community engagement, discussion, and presentations.
Robert Reed72255

73512
MoWe
12:00-01:15 pm
TuTh
07:30-08:45 am
Coming Soon
Tom Turco76086ONLINE
(Pathway Only)
Coming Soon
Tiffany Hitesman73507MoWe
01:30-02:45 pm
Coming Soon
Tiffany Seeley-Case73504ONLINEThis course will deconstruct the myth regarding the “freedom” of the internet. This 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, 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.