Ideas That Change the World


This interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminar marks the beginning of a student's journey in the Honors College. Students examine innovative thinkers, groundbreaking ideas, and the strategies that transform these ideas into effective actions. The course is divided into four units: Models of Inquiry; the Impact of Science and Technology; Social Philosophy and Civic Engagement; and Art in the World. The connection between past and present is explored through the life and works of historical figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Rachel Carson, along with present-day innovators on social thought and civic engagement. The course is supplemented with a plenary lecture by a distinguished honors faculty speaker. (Gen. Ed. I, DU)

Please note, out-of-state pricing may apply for matriculated campus students. See SPIRE for details.

Summer 2019



Base cost: $1608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: May 20, 2019
  • End date: June 28, 2019
  • Last day to add: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to drop: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: June 12, 2019
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