Each Paths to Knowledge (Paths) course is unique, asking students to consider different interdisciplinary topics from many angles.
This course is required for anyone who is fulfilling their General Education requirements using Honors courses for the Honors Track of the Drake Curriculum. The Paths course is designed to help you reflect upon your interdisciplinary courses of the past and prepare you to make the most out of your interdisciplinary studies in the future. The foci of sections of Paths to Knowledge differ depending upon the Honors faculty teaching. The lab must be taken with the same instructor(s) who is/are teaching the course.
Spring 2019 HONR 100:Paths to Knowledge courses will address:
'Pets' with an in class focus on dogs
This course is designed to help you reflect upon your interdisciplinary courses of the past and prepare you to make the most out of your interdisciplinary studies in the future. The focus of our interdisciplinary study this semester is 'pets' with an in class focus on dogs and students choosing another animal as their topic of independent study throughout the semester. We will look at this topic from the perspective of history, biology, politics, business, psychology, philosophy and other disciplines.
In this course we will undertake an interdisciplinary study of memory, and among the questions we will address are: how does the brain form memories? Are there different kinds of memory? Why do we remember some things but not others? How reliable are memories? What is the relationship between memory and personal identity?