The CCC offered sneak peaks on Bruce Geelhoed’s Honors 199, focusing on the history of the Ball Brothers and late 20th-century U.S. history. Other courses present were Dr. Matt Hartman’s “Reacting to the Past,” a colloquium that takes in-depth, immersive games about past movements and peoples and uses them as a teaching tool. Laurie Lindberg also featured two of her colloquiums, focusing on Sherlock Holmes and British Fantasy.
While all are worthy of a spotlight one in particular taught by Dr. Tim Berg stood out.
The HONR 390 colloquium offered by Dr. Berg will be a photo theory and philosophy course. In this course, students will explore what it is like to to live in a reality where future and past collide through photography and what it means to see through still images. This course will also allow students to try their hand at photography with no prior experience or knowledge, and Dr. Berg is more than willing to help. This is a hands-on course, but not a how-to, so having Dr. Berg as a resource is an exceptional opportunity.
You can look forward to readings such as Ways of Seeing by John Berger, Beauty by Roger Scruton, On Photography by Susan Sontag, and more.
This year, organizations also took advantage of the CCC. The Odyssey, the official Honors College literary and creative publication, had a table to discuss the submission process. This year, The Odyssey has no theme and is looking for any and all creative submissions. The Honors Peer Mentor program was also handing out brochures, advertising the opportunities possible through them.
With the second half of the semester upon us, the CCC was a great way to learn about what is available in the spring and to meet prospective professors. If you missed it be sure to talk to your advisor for information and make those appointments!