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UNHO 101 Course Descriptions

Fall 2021 Course Offerings

 

1794 Scholars–students entering the 1794 Scholars Program as first-year students will enroll in UNHO 101 in the spring semester. For students entering the 1794 Scholars Program as a current or transfer student, you will enroll in UNHO 101 in the fall. Below are descriptions of the sections we are offering this coming semester. If you have any questions, please email Travis Holsapple.

Mondays 1:00-1:50 p.m.  Access to Justice – Instructor Joe Jarret – HBC 118

In this class, students will confront a body of research on the difficulties experienced by citizens when attempting to access the civil justice system, be it due to exclusion from the legal process, lack of funds, lack of awareness of rights, or lack of faith in the justice system. Further, the effect of systemic/institutional racism and implicit bias will all be explored.

The course will be interdisciplinary in its exploration of issues of law, public policy and administration, and social policy, and will draw out the links between legal and social problems, as well as the obstacles to getting legal advice and the potential remedies at both grassroots and strategic levels through the courts. With a contextual approach, a key focus will also be the role of public administrators and lawyers in responding to access to justice problems in society and examining their collective identity as agents of social change. The course will also consider the role of technology and design solutions in addressing unmet legal needs.

 

Wednesdays 4:45-5:35 p.m.  Energy Choices and Consequences – Instructor H.L. Dodds – HBC 118

With the world’s population increasing from seven billion currently to approximately nine billion by the year 2040, achieving a healthy lifestyle for all people on earth will depend, in part, on the availability of affordable energy, especially electricity. This course will focus primarily on the various options for producing and using electricity, and the consequences associated with each option. The options include fossil, renewable, nuclear, and conservation all of which are needed. These options will be compared in the following subject areas: public health and safety, environmental effects, economics, sustainability, and politics.

 

Mondays 11:45-12:35  Observation – Instructor Chad Hellwinckel – PBB 113

Living can be busy – between school, work, and endless amounts of entertainment we have little time for unrushed observation, which is essential to open creative space. In this course we will review a few observation techniques, allow you time to practice observing your surrounding reality, and then reflect upon your observation sessions in journal. Most classes will be held outside on campus.

In my work designing sustainable environments/farms/yards, it is easy to come with pre-conceived ideas, but to design well these must be dropped and instead time must be taken to observe the natural forces on a piece of land as they exist; It expands the possibilities of what can be done to grow food and increase diversity.

How will this help you? Observation of present reality can expand the possibilities of any endeavor. In the rush to educate, simple observation is an ability that is overlooked and not taught by most fields of study. But maybe most importantly, observing present reality is very grounding and if practiced daily can bring peace and clarity.

 

Tuesdays 6:10-7:00 p.m.  Social Argentine Tango – Instructor Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes – Room TBA

Argentine tango is a social dance growing in popularity that promotes physical well-being, social skills, self-awareness and emotional consciousness. The goal of this course is to provide a platform for students to learn and experience many different facets of social Argentine tango, allowing them to better relate to the culturally diverse UT community. This course will immerse students in Argentine tango as a social dance, including its music and cultural influences, its evolution and the impact of societal changes on its dance styles. Students will learn and reflect on a period in the history of tango and its associated music, and learn basic dance steps in a supportive social environment. The course may also include opportunities to embrace other aspects of Argentine tango through movies, guest speakers, and social dancing opportunities with the UT tango student club on campus. Expected outcomes include increased awareness of different cultures, improved self-awareness, self-confidence and poise, and providing students with a new way to interact socially with others.