Honors 201H Seminars

UHON 201H classes are zero-credit experiences aimed at helping student begin to engage with experiential learning. All Honors students who started Fall 2020 or later are required to complete at least one UHON 201H, preferably in their second year of college. Students may enroll in more than one during their time at UNL, provided space is available. Sections meet at different times and using different meeting methods (some in-person, some online, some a combination). Some topics require an application to enroll. Please review the specifics of each section prior to enrolling to ensure you are able to meet its requirements.

Spring 2022

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Honors Afterschool Clubs

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Sec. 001 Olatz Sanchez-Txabarri Meeting Times Vary
In-Person Format Requires application to enroll

Students enrolled in this 201H will co-develop activities and co-lead at least one afterschool or summer club during the enrolled term, usually in an LPS K-12 school. The 201H will focus on developing or implementing a curriculum, practicing communication and problem solving, and coaching youth throughout their experience as an Honors club leader. In most cases, the time spent leading the club is also paid. This 201H option will be offered each semester and interested students may enroll repeatedly; enrollment is required if you plan to lead a club during that term. Requirements include in-person attendance at 3 meetings (initial training, mid-term reflection, and end-of-term reflection), leading a club during the term, online homework, and submission of club curriculum documents. Clubs occur at a variety of times, but mostly in the late afternoon. Class meetings with be offered at 2 times. Students must attend one time for each meeting.

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EN Thompson Forum on World Issues & Cooper Conversations

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Sec. 002 Rebecca Baskerville Select Mondays 2:00-3:15pm
In-Person Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 2/28, 3/28, and 4/25. The Forum and related events to attend have various days/times.

This 201H option is centered around the EN Thompson Forum on World Issues, Lincoln’s premier speaker series, and the Honors-hosted Cooper Conversations. In the semester of enrollment, students will be required to attend a minimum of three events from the total 5-6 Forum or Cooper Conversations offered that semester and attend three in-person class meetings. This 201H option will be offered each semester and interested students may enroll repeatedly.

For the Spring 2022 term, the in-person class meetings will be on select Mondays, 2:00-3:15pm. The outside-of-class events will include E. N. Thompson Forum events on these days/times: Wednesday, Feb 9, 4:00pm; Tuesday, Mar 22, 7:00pm; and Wednesday, Apr 6, 7:00pm. Cooper Conversations are typically on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm.

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Leadership in Action

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Sec. 003 Jacob Schlange Meeting Times Vary
Online Requires Pre-Approval to Enroll

This 201H option provides an additional avenue for students to complete Honors requirements via their involvement and campus leadership, for experiences that do not meet the threshold of 120 hours required for UHON 99H (which substitutes as 3 hours of Honors credits) but do generally involve 40+ hours of participation. The Honors Program will identify several campus leadership roles (including but not limited to: Big Red Resilience Wellness Coaches, Clifton Strengths Coaches, NHRI Leadership Mentoring, etc.) but will also allow students to propose their own experience. Students will attend one workshop (choice of three), submit three brief reflective assignments, and create one final product/artifact about their experience.

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Ready for the Real World

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Sec. 004 Jacob Schlange Select Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 2/8/22-3/15/22

Featuring guest presentations from the University Health Center about navigating health care without parents; the Student Money Management center about budgeting and financial planning; Student Legal Services about contracts like leases, car purchases, etc.; and others, this 201H will help students learn essential skills necessary to navigate complicated legal, financial, and personal responsibility-related topics. Requirements include active participation in all class meetings and a final project.

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Camp NaNoWriMo

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Sec. 005 Amelia-Marie Altstadt Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
In-Person Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 2/2/22-3/9/22

In this 201H, students will be prepped for participation in Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by learning about aspects of novel writing, practicing turning off your inner editor, and other important lessons from published authors. This 201H will set you up to pursue your own novel idea with other interested students across campus. Requirements include active participation at each class meeting, a Camp NaNoWriMo project proposal, and the commitment to participate in at least the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo.

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La Bella VITA: Securing Tax Credits through Free Tax Return Preparation

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Sec. 006 Dr. Linda Moody Training Jan. 14 or 15 online; Tax Return Preparation on Saturdays, 9:00-1:00 or 12:00-5:00 from Jan. 22 to Mar. 5
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students

This course allows you to fulfill the UHON 201H requirement via campus and community-based service through Lincoln Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). In the last 15 years, over $45 million have been returned to Lincoln’s low-income working families, increasing work, income, education, and health benefits to recipients and their children. Students in this course earn an advanced tax law certification and then provide free income tax return preparation on Saturdays from late January through early March. Return preparation is held on campus at the Nebraska East Union. There may be opportunities to serve in the Lincoln community.

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Book Club: Stories from Nebraska

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Sec. 007 Dr. Tamy Burnett Select Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 1/20, 2/10, 3/10, 4/7, 4/14

For many students, college is a time where opportunities to read for fun or pleasure are few and far between. This course is designed to allows students opportunity to read for fun, develop greater appreciation for interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and learn more about the semester’s theme. Class members will read 3 books over the course of the semester and have approx. three weeks to read each book. Two books will be read by everyone and discussed in class meetings, during which students will also learn from a guest expert on a topic relevant to that induvial book. Then in small groups or pairs, students will read a third book of their choosing (differs by group) and create a video trailer for the book to present to the class during the last class meetings.

This semester’s theme is books set in Nebraska. All books are inexpensive ($15 or less) and may be access in multiple formats (and may be available via Lincoln City Libraries for free check out). Books for Spring 2022 are:

  • Zoo Nebraska by Carson Vaughn
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Huskers Abroad 201H: Choose It, Pitch It, Own It

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Sec. 008 Rebecca Baskerville Select Mondays 2:00-3:15pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, & 3/7

As the global pandemic enters a new phase, many students are once again traveling the world while earning academic credit. Building off the Huskers Abroad 101 info session, this 201H helps students carve out additional time to choose and prepare for education abroad in a social “group advising” setting. Students will choose an education abroad program with intentionality; pitch it to stakeholders such as parents, scholarship reviewers, and crowd-funders; and then own that choice by tackling logistics, setting goals, and researching their destination. Students are required to attend a Huskers Abroad 101 info session, and then attend six in-person class sessions most Mondays from 2:00-3:15 pm in late January to mid-March. Students will spend $20 or less on course materials.

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Presenting at Conferences

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Sec. 009 Dr. Jennifer Kruse Select Mon/Wed/Fri 1:30-2:20pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 1/19, 1/21, 1/24, 1/26, 2/16, 2/28, 3/2 & 3/23, plus No Limits! Conference on 3/11

In this 201H course, students will learn the ins and outs of how to successfully participate in academic conferences, with an emphasis on submitting to the Spring 2022 No Limits! conference on UNL’s campus. In the first several class meetings, students will work on the elements of the paper that need to be submitted (title pages, abstracts, literature reviews, analyses, introductions and conclusions, and citation) and will also learn how to officially submit the paper. In the next couple class periods, students will learn how to create effective presentations for the conference and will have the opportunity to practice. After the conference, students will spend a class period de-briefing from their experiences. Students will attend eight in-person class sessions on Mon/Wed/Fri at 1:30-2:20 pm on select dates between Jan 19 and Mar 23, and attend the No Limits! Conference on Mar 11.