SYLLABUS 2009

SYLLABUS 2009 - 2009 Freshmen Honors Colloquium COMMUNITIES...

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2009 Freshmen Honors Colloquium COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNICATION UE 102 **Required of all freshmen Honors Scholars** Mondays 1:00-2:50 p.m. Mondays 3:00-4:50 p.m. Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Wednesdays 3:00-4:50 p.m. 120 Clemens Hall 2 credits Teamwork and communication skills are integral to academic and career success. With this in mind, Honors Colloquium will focus on the development of communities and communication. The course will allow students to interact with and explore the various communities that comprise their world at UB. Once a week you will get together with the community of freshmen Honors Scholars and teaching assistants. You will also develop teamwork and leadership skills as you work within a small group of four, five or six students. The Service- Learning Project for the course encompasses the broader community of UB and the Western New York area. The course’s service-learning component will focus on the city of Buffalo and will include guest speakers as well as tours of the city itself. In addition to these layers of communities, the course will highlight various modes of communication, from computer technology to public speaking. The course will utilize Blackboard CourseInfo, a web-based program that allows students to access course information online and to communicate with their classmates, groups, and instructors via virtual classrooms, email, and discussion boards. The course also aims to familiarize students with the UB email system as well as improve their search strategies and knowledge of the resources available in the University libraries. Most of the course will center on the group Service-Learning Project. Working within small groups, students will select a service-learning project that is both service- oriented and issue-based. The project must provide service of approximately 15- 20 hours PER PERSON to a worthy institution. Each group will also research an issue relating to the project, and at the end of the semester, the groups will present their project to the class with each group member speaking at these presentations. In addition, individual students will be asked to reflect on their
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