QU Seminars (QU)

QU 101H. Honors Individual in the Community.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary seminar for first-semester freshmen focuses on the broad theme of community by welcoming students to the University learning community and challenging them to locate themselves as individuals who can reflect critically and act diligently in fulfillment of their civic and intellectual responsibilities as engaged members of the University community. While integrating academic perspectives on the course theme from a variety of disciplines, this course explores questions of identity, ethics and citizenship through consideration of an individual's place, rights and responsibilities within a diverse and pluralistic community. Students consider perennial questions of human nature, the formation of individual identity and common inheritances, of how communities are formed and sustained. QU 101 also lays the groundwork for considering how students can extend their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac University community to the national and global perspectives they will consider in QU 201 and QU 301.

Offered: Every year, Fall

QU 201. National Community.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary seminar builds on experiences and learning from QU 101 and focuses on the major themes and concepts that structure life in the cultures of the pluralistic American community. The topics can range from social media to spirituality, from bioethics to refugee narratives, depending on the specialty of the instructor. All sections address the common course questions: 1) What is the meaning of community in a national context; 2) What is the effect of individualism on our concept of national community and citizenship; and 3) What is the effect of our pluralistic and multicultural heritage on our concept of national community and citizenship?

Offered: Every year, All

QU 201H. Honors National Community.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary seminar for sophomores/juniors builds on experiences and learning from QU 101 and focuses on the major themes and concepts that structure life in the cultures of the pluralistic American community. The course challenges students to critically examine what it means to assume a role of informed citizenship and leadership in the United States. The topics can range from social media to spirituality, from bioethics to refugee narratives, depending on the specialty of the instructor. All sections address the common course questions: 1) What is the meaning of community in a national context; 2) What is the effect of individualism on our concept of national community and citizenship; and 3) What is the effect of our pluralistic and multicultural heritage on our concept of national community and citizenship?

Offered: As needed, Fall and Spring

QU 301. Global Community.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary seminar builds on experiences and learning from QU 101 and QU 201 and focuses on the political, social, cultural, ecological and economic systems that define the global community. Topics can range from the Middle East to Oceanic America, from health care to understanding and combating poverty, depending on the specialty of the instructor. All sections address the common course questions: 1) What is the global community? 2) What is our investment in the global community? and 3) How do we balance personal allegiances or affiliations with membership in the global community?

Prerequisites: Take QU 201.
Offered: Every year, All

QU 301H. Honors Global Community.3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary seminar for juniors/seniors builds on experiences and learning from QU 101 and QU 201 and focuses on the political, social, cultural, ecological and economic systems that define the global community. The course challenges students to critically examine what it means to assume a role of informed citizenship and leadership in a global community. The topics can range from the Middle East to Oceanic America, from health care to understanding and combating poverty, depending on the specialty of the instructor. All sections address the common course questions: 1) What is the global community? 2) What is your investment in the global community? and 3) How do you/we balance personal allegiance or affiliation with membership in the global community?

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

QU 400. Integrative Capstone Experience.3 Credits.

QU 410. Integrative Capstone.3 Credits.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

QU 420. Integrative Capstone.3 Credits.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

QU 430. Integrative Capstone.3 Credits.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

QU 440. Integrative Capstone.3 Credits.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring