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. When seeking to enroll, some of the classes will be listed as mini-sessions rather than semester long courses.

Previous semesters' courses

Summer 2022

sign-reuse(nature-ecology)

UHON 201H

Honors Afterschool Clubs

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Sec. 001 Amelia-Marie Altstadt 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.

Fall 2022

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UHON 201H

Honors Afterschool Clubs

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Sec. 001 Amelia-Marie Altstadt 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.

globe-3(places)

UHON 201H

EN Thompson Forum on World Issues & Cooper Conversations

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Sec. 953 Rebecca Baskerville Select Wednesday 3:30-4:45pm
In-Person Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 9/28, 10/26, and 11/30 (tentative). 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 Fall 2022 term, the in-person class meetings will be on select Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm. The outside-of-class events will include E. N. Thompson Forum events and Cooper Conversations. Event dates/times will vary, but there will be some evening options and all Forum events will be recorded.

megaphone-1(share)

UHON 201H

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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UHON 201H

Ready for the Real World

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Sec. 951 Rebecca Baskerville Select Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 9/20/22-11/1/22

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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UHON 201H

NaNoWriMo, or Novel Preparedness

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Sec. 952 Amelia-Marie Altstadt Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 10/5/22-11/9/22
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! In this 201H students will be prepped for participation in NaNoWriMo by learning about aspects of novel writing, practicing turning off your inner editor, and other important lessons from published fiction authors. Partnering with the Writing Center, 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 NaNoWriMo project proposal, and the commitment to participate in at least the first week of NaNoWriMo.

passport-2(travel)

UHON 201H

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

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Sec. 954 Rebecca Baskerville Select Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, & 10/12

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 Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 pm in late August to mid-October. Students will spend $20 or less on course materials.

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UHON 201H

Curating Culture: A Crash Course

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Sec. 955 Joann Ross Thursdays, 6:00-7:15pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 9/22-10/27

For many students, college is a place to meet and befriend individuals whose lived experiences are different from their own. This 201H will allow students to expand their cultural awareness by engaging in activities that promote stepping outside one’s comfort zone through a crash course in culture. Using a popular 21-day challenge and similar activities, students will explore new perspectives, expand their horizons, and enhance their understanding of how others experience the world. Students will have the freedom to choose media types (readings, podcasts, in-person events, music, etc.) and identities to explore, such as different ethnic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, sexualities, ability/able-bodiedness, nationality, socioeconomic class, and so on. Through group discussions, in-class activities, and an individual project, students will further their understanding of power, privilege, and equity in American society.

network-people(business)

UHON 201H

Communicating to Connect in a Divided World

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Sec. 956 Staff Select Mondays, 2:30-4:30 pm
In-Person Format Open to all Honors Students Meeting dates: 9/12/22, 9/26/22, 10/10/22, 10/31/22, 11/14/22

The ability to effectively connect, build relationships, and share ideas is critical to our health and well-being, our ability to navigate difference, and to our ability to engage productively in civic life. At the same time, connecting well with others has become increasingly difficult as our society faces unprecedented intersecting crises. To address these needs, this class will help students develop/enhance communicative competencies across three distinct contexts: public speaking, interpersonal relationships, and team environments. Through structured workshops aimed at skill development, class discussion, personal critique, reflection, and applications, students will build expertise in how to advocate, negotiate, and relate.