Fall 2016 Clark Honors Introductory Program (CHIP) Courses

Professor: Tim Williams

• CRN 12715: Thursdays, 17:00 - 17:50

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with local food sources in the residence halls as well as the greater Eugene/Springfield area. Together we will explore the UO, CHC, and on-campus resources. Read More


Professor: Kelly Sutherland

• CRN 12719: Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50

The Environmentalism in Eugene CHIP will give students a background of the rich environmental history in their new community and introduce them to the many opportunities they have to engage with current environmental issues and activism. Read More


Professor: Helen Southworth

• CRN 12717: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 18:50

Much goes into the production of a film, but no movie will be truly successful without a well written script. This CHIP will introduce students to the idea of translating a written script into a completed film from a wide variety of genres and writers. Read More


Professor: Melissa Graboyes

• CRN 12708: Thursdays, 18:00 - 18:50

From exploring health disparities to challenging blame-based practices, this CHIP crashes straight into the heart of the global health debate. Whether you’re an aspiring pre-med, interested in international justice, or anything in-between, the Global Health CHIP will prepare you to investigate the world around you. Read More


Professor: Mai-Lin Cheng

• CRN 12716: Wednesdays, 17:00 - 17:50

In this course, we will take a page from sociologist C. Wright Mills to “strange the familiar” in order to better understand how things we just accept as true may be blinding us to a more complete understanding of our world. Read More


Professors: Samantha Hopkins and Shaul Cohen

• CRN 12709: Thursdays, 17:00 - 17:50

In this CHIP we will examine racism, sexism, and classism through the lens of incarceration in the U.S. Read More


Professor: Monique R. Balbuena

• CRN 12711: Fridays, 12:00 - 12:50

Come learn about bike safety and the rules of the road while learning to navigate Eugene on two wheels! This CHIP will introduce students to different neighborhoods in Eugene, teach students about how to make their way around town quickly and safely, cover basic bike maintenance, and explore the endless benefits of the two-wheeled commute. Read More


Professor: Louise Bishop

• CRN 12721: Wednesdays, 17:00 - 17:50

From “Star Wars” to “Les Misérables,” this course will explore the power of music in the world around us, primarily through popular films and the composers whose music brings those films to life. Read More


Professor: Michael Peixoto

• CRN 12718: Fridays, 16:00 - 16:50

The global community, a vast multifaceted array of cultures and histories, constantly influences our everyday lives. Overwhelming at times, the many areas of the global community can often lead us to question the part we play. In Our Role in the Global Community CHIP, students will delve into thought provoking topics surrounding international disciplines, ultimately providing a greater view of our individual roles in the global community. Read More


Professor: Terry Hunt

• CRN 12720: Mondays, 18:00 - 18:50

In this class we will learn how rap emerged from black oral traditions such as The Dozens, and investigate differences and similarities between rap and classical Western poetry. Read More


Professor: Susanna Lim

• CRN 12710: Tuesdays, 17:00 - 17:50

The cinema of the Soviet Union is both emotionally resonant and artistically challenging, making it a perfect sphere for an introduction to film studies. In this course, students will watch a Soviet-era film every week, ranging from the 1920’s to the 1990’s and across all genres and styles. Read More


Professor: David Frank

• CRN 12707: Tuesdays, 16:00 - 16:50

This CHIP will explore how the American legal system impacts the lives of marginalized people in America and how those oppressive structures are all interconnected. Read More


Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

• CRN 12713: Mondays, 17:00 - 17:50

Web series are an episodic series of internet videos that are used to tell a story, and this class will focus on creating web series that have been adapted from books. Read More


Professor: Sander Goldberg

• CRN 12722: Tuesdays, 16:00 - 16:50

Soccer, football, fútbol, fußball. Regardless of which you prefer, the beautiful game has a long­standing history of bringing people together. In this CHIP, we will examine why soccer has continued to grow as a sport and explore many of the different facets behind its development. Read More


Professor: Elizabeth Raisanen

• CRN 12714: Wednesdays, 17:00 - 17:50

For this CHIP, we will work together to understand how to pair art with narrative in order to convey powerful, impactful stories in unexpected ways, and to distinguish creative imitation from transformation. Read More


Professor: Barbara Mossberg

• CRN 12712: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 18:50

With a hyper abundance of media flashing and clashing for our attention, the cut-and-dry analysis of poetry taught for AP testing, and the cultural suspicion that poetry is inherently inaccessible and intended only for academics, it’s tempting to say poetry, if not dead, is in the process of dying. This course seeks to unpack these and other concerns surrounding poetry. Read More