UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29489
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
1 units
Grading
Satisfactory/No Credit
Description
An informational seminar open to honors-qualified freshmen. Students gain a better understanding of university services, functions and policies as well as the opportunities available through the honors college.
Class Attributes
University Honors Course
Class Notes
Foundations of Research & Scholarship At its core, research and scholarship serves to develop new knowledge, inform action, and advance the public good. This seminar teaches students about foundational concepts and skills necessary to conduct research across disciplines while helping students begin to develop their own scholarly work. Specific seminar sections focus on topics in either the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Professional fields (e.g., education, business, etc.). SECTION TOPIC: American Politics in 2021 You may have noticed some big changes in American politics recently! In this seminar we will study some of the main strands (and most controversial questions) of contemporary American politics; race, policing, mass incarceration and captialism; how are all of these connected and how they are playing a role in contemporary politics. The first third of the seminar will introduce students to the basic tenets of academic research. The second section will be a close reading of David Farber's Crack: Rock Cocaine: Street Capitalism and the Decade of Greed (2019), with a particular focus on the research methodologies used in this book; we will essentially take the book apart and see how it is constructed. In the last third of the seminar, students will develop their own research project on American politics (broadly defined), identify suitable archival sources, and prepare an application for a research grant to actually carry out this research. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Aidan Beatty
Topic
UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE
Meets
We 12:10PM - 1:00PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
342 Craig Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
11
Seats Open
9
Class Capacity
20
Unrestricted Seats
9
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20