Every new CHC student enrolls in this one-credit course fall term. Courses are organized around a theme or common interest, and there are several sections to choose from. Returning students lead the course in concert with, and mentored by, a faculty member. The faculty member affiliated with your CHIP will be your CHC advisor during your time in the honors college.
The program is designed to foster community-building through small-group learning, and the curriculum involves structured introduction of new students to programs and opportunities within the Clark Honors College, at the University of Oregon, and in the broader Eugene community. All sections involve learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Previous courses include:
- Behavioral Economics
- Cochran & Kardashian: An Appeal to 5th Grade Logic
- Dynamic Design: The Human-Centered Design Process and You
- International Cultures Through Tea
- People > Computers? Technology Advancing Humanity
CHIP vs. FIG
The CHIP course replaces First-Year Interest Group (FIG) courses offered through the university. As an honors college student you will not enroll in a FIG, with one exception. If you want, you can enroll in the Carnegie Global Oregon FIG. Note that Carnegie Global Oregon is a residential FIG, meaning that students are required to live with their classmates in a residence hall that is NOT the Global Scholars Hall. If you choose to join this FIG then you will not be living with other honors college students at GSH.