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HNRS-200 Honors Inquiry I Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Inquiry I (4) Topics vary by section. With the guidance of faculty from different disciplines, students examine a pressing issue from multiple disciplinary perspectives, engaging in integrative problem solving. Includes a lab component in which students develop partnerships with institutions and develop advanced research, communication, and innovation skills. Not repeatable for credit. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: American University Honors Program.

HNRS-200-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The Urban Experience
The Urban Experience: Between Washington, DC and Kabul, San Pedro Sula, and Ho Chi Minh City (4) Focusing on the urban cultures, local cuisines, and national politics of Afghanistan, Honduras, and Vietnam, this course explores connections as well as tensions between migrant populations residing in the capital of the United States and their homelands. Meets with HNRS-200 002.
HNRS-200-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The Urban Experience
The Urban Experience: Between Washington, DC and Kabul, San Pedro Sula, and Ho Chi Minh City (4) Focusing on the urban cultures, local cuisines, and national politics of Afghanistan, Honduras, and Vietnam, this course explores connections as well as tensions between migrant populations residing in the capital of the United States and their homelands. Meets with HNRS-200 001.
HNRS-200-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Trans Migratn/Urban Exp in DC
Transnational Migration and the Urban Experience in Washington, DC (4) This interdisciplinary course in the humanities and the social sciences combines research on the history and culture of the Washington, DC region and its immigrant communities with the study of cities and transnational migration in general. The course first introduces Washington, DC; questions about race, gentrification, and community; key issues in migration studies and the study of cities; and basic field and library research skills. The second part of the course is devoted to drivers of transnational migration and migrant experiences in the DC area, focused on excursions and assignments related to Salvadoran and Ethiopian American communities in Mount Pleasant and Silver Spring, respectively. Finally, students expand their focus to projects and videos building on their own research. Meets with HNRS-200 004.
HNRS-200-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Trans Migratn/Urban Exp in DC
Transnational Migration and the Urban Experience in Washington, DC (4) This interdisciplinary course in the humanities and the social sciences combines research on the history and culture of the Washington, DC region and its immigrant communities with the study of cities and transnational migration in general. The course first introduces Washington, DC; questions about race, gentrification, and community; key issues in migration studies and the study of cities; and basic field and library research skills. The second part of the course is devoted to drivers of transnational migration and migrant experiences in the DC area, focused on excursions and assignments related to Salvadoran and Ethiopian American communities in Mount Pleasant and Silver Spring, respectively. Finally, students expand their focus to projects and videos building on their own research. Meets with HNRS-200 003.