UNIV 1784 Sections

All first-year Honors students will take a section of UNIV 1784 (Honors First Year Seminar) in the fall. One portion of the class will be led by a faculty member (full descriptions below), while the other portion will be led by peer facilitators. The facilitator portion of UNIV 1784 is a critical way in which incoming Honors students are supported. Expect an introduction to academic and social resources, cultivation of your relationships with other Honors students, advice on succeeding at UConn and in Honors, and a focus on “staying whelmed.”

Students not registered for UNIV 1784 on the 10th day of classes will be eligible for dismissal from the Honors Program.

Z81 (Class Number 2474)

Music in Writing

Gregory Pierrot

M/W 11:15am - 12:05pm

Whether we relate to music as listeners, practitioners or even composers, we often struggle to put the terms of these relations into words: what we like about what we hear, how we might convey this to others, possibly convince them. In this class we will reflect on why we write about music and how, exploring different genres and styles in both arts.

Z82 (Class Number 2605)

Clothing, College, and Community

Laura Bunyan

Tu/Th 11-11:50AM Time change, now Tu/Th 8:30-9:20AM, see email with more details if you were enrolled in this class!

How is clothing part of our identity? How does society dictate what is acceptable in terms of clothing? What happens when people don't have access to clothing for school or work? This class seeks to address these questions and familiarize students with ways they can be active participants in solving issues plaguing our community.

Z83 (Class number 2595)

An exploration of mainstream media: Are we what we watch?

Anne Borsai-Basaran

M/W 2:30pm - 3:20pm

How does media shape our lives? How does media teach us how to love, dress, make friends, work, and be healthy? In this course we’ll explore the role media plays in our everyday lives. First, we’ll start by discussing seminal mass communication theories and their applicability to the media landscape today. Furthermore, we will identify and critically analyze the influence of media artifacts from mainstream culture (i.e. social media platforms, TV streaming services, podcasts) on our worldview. Lastly, we will discuss ways through which we can improve our own and other’s media literacy skills.