UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29491
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: The Meaning of Things We assign meanings to objects on a regular basis, whether it be a wedding ring or a national flag or a box of chocolates in the shape of a heart. This course will examine how social behaviors and attitudes create these meanings and then explore how this creation of meaning affects us. The first part of this course will discuss research methods broadly, with a focus on social scientific research approaches. This will be supplemented by readings that exhibit these methods in line with the creation, interpretation, and impact of meaning. The last part of the course will be dedicated to research design where students will put together their own research project on a topic of their choice. This will include identifying a social science-oriented hypothesis, a way to collect data to test that hypothesis, and a theoretical framework though which that data can be interpreted. 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)
Josh Cannon
Topic
UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE
Meets
Mo 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
15
Seats Open
5
Class Capacity
20
Unrestricted Seats
5
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20