Fall 2017 CHIP Courses

Fall 2017 HC 199H: Exploring Contemporary Social Issues through Star Trek

CHIP Student Leader: Jordan Davis

Professor: David Frank

1 credit

CRN 12746: Thursday, 18:00 – 18:50 @ GSH 132

In this CHIP students examine issues such as the morality and ethics of warfare, penal systems and violence, what it is to be a person, homelessness and poverty, patriotism; slavery, and capitalism through their depiction in the Star Trek franchise. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Know Thy Selfie: Philosophy and Practice of Image-Based Social Media

CHIP Student Leader: Allison Schukis

Professor: Daniel Rosenberg

1 credit

CRN 12756: Friday, 16:00 – 16:50 @ MAC 111

This CHIP is a reading and discussion-based social media “studio” class meant to foster thoughtful use, scholarship, and creative practice in image-based formats. No experience with specific platforms or art/photography is required. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: The Bohemian Revolution: Modernist Art, Literature and Life

CHIP Student Leader: Lida Ford

Professor: Rebecca Lindner

1 credit

CRN 12755: Tuesday, 18:00 – 18:50 @ GSH 132

Periods of political, social, and economic turmoil often correspond to bursts of artistic innovation and liberalization. Through the lens of modernism we explore what drives an artist or writer to create, what qualifies a work as “good” or “bad”, and what we can learn about a society and humanity through creative expression. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Global Health

CHIP Student Leaders: Madi Scott & Dan Tudorica  

Professor: Melissa Graboyes

1 credit

CRN 12760: Tuesday, 18:00 – 18:50 @ STRAUB 251

Our goal is to equip students with tools to explore public health models and health disparities, empowering them to implement change through volunteer service and community leadership. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Just a Walk in the Park

CHIP Student Leader: Augustine Beard

Professor: Mark Carey

1 credit

CRN 12749: Friday, 12:00 – 12:50 @ MAC 111

Is there any such thing as a “natural” landscape? How can we design public spaces to encourage community involvement and sustainability? Should restoration projects strive for biodiversity or restoration of pre-Euro-American ecosystems? Through exploration of Eugene’s parks and public greenspaces, we investigate questions about the intersection of the human and natural worlds. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Poetry and You

CHIP Student Leader: Sarah Hovet

Professor: Barbara Mossberg

1 credit

CRN 12750: Wednesday, 18:00 – 18:50 @ GSH 132

A 2012 survey found fewer than 7% of Americans polled had read a single work of poetry in the past year. This class intends to help students identify the forms of poetry that speak to them, to find ways to incorporate poetry into their daily lives, and to participate in poetry-related events. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Exploring America’s Prison Narrative: The Ethics of Mass Incarceration

CHIP Student Leaders: Gypsy Prince & Fiona De Los Rios-McCutcheon

Professor: Casey Shoop

1 credit

CRN 12753: Thursday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 131

What is the nature of democracy in a country where one out of every 31 adults is in jail or prison, or on probation or parole?  In this CHIP we examine racism, sexism, and classism through the lens of incarceration in the U.S. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Resistance and Narrative Media

CHIP Student Leader: Annalee Nock

Professor: Roxann Prazniak

1 credit

CRN 12759: Wednesday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 103

This is a discussion-based CHIP grounded in creative narrative storytelling geared toward organized resistance. Our activities include readings, demonstrations, and workshops. Readings include excerpts of philosophical texts, contemporary poetry, and independent video games. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Gender & Sexuality in Contemporary Cartoons

CHIP Student Leader: Lily Bonasera-Vrh

Professor: Vera Keller

1 credit

CRN 12752: Wednesday, 17:30 – 18:20 @ ESL 193

From the earliest talkies in the 1920s to modern pop culture hits such as Star Wars, our consumption of visual narrative has shaped our perceptions of the world. Children's cartoons, however, are often considered as less valuable examples of visual media in our contemporary culture. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Activism and Social Justice

CHIP Student Leaders: Bry Moore & Emma Rosen

Professor: Mai-Lin Cheng

1 credit

CRN 12745: Tuesday, 16:00 – 16:50 @ MAC 111

We study various activist movements, both current and historical, and use a radical versus liberal framework to understand and evaluate these movements. Topics include: the prison-industrial complex and prison abolition, immigration policies, queer activist history, environmental racism, militarization of police, poverty and housing discrimination, and medical discrimination and mental illness. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: The Novel-Writing Challenge

CHIP Student Leader: Connor Lane

Professor: Helen Southworth

1 credit

CRN 12751: Monday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 132

NOTE: This is a residential CHIP. Participants will be housed together in the Global Scholars Hall. In this CHIP, students discuss principles of writing, particularly as they apply to longer works such as novellas, novels, and books of poetry. Our goal is to provide a collaborative community as a starting point for students who wish to tell their stories to the world. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Women in Leadership: Stories of the Ideal Woman in Culture

CHIP Student Leader: Sabrina Raqueno-Angel

Professor: Susanna Lim

1 credit

CRN 12747: Thursday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 132

NOTE: This is a residential CHIP. Participants will be housed together in the Global Scholars Hall. You do not have to be a woman to register for this CHIP. This CHIP explores the portrayal of female leaders in contemporary fiction, academic literature, religious and historical texts, and criticism. We explore the significance of female roles in diverse cultures, within and outside western perspectives. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Streetwear Culture: A Survey of the Street Style Community

CHIP Student Leaders: Aodan Reddy & Nick Mau

Professor: Ocean Howell

1 credit

CRN 12758: Monday, 18:00 – 18:50 @ GSH 132

In this CHIP we examine international clothing brands and designers to identify the rise of the American street style industry and community. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Bike Eugene

CHIP Student Leader: Ethan Breitenbach

Professor: Samantha Hopkins

1 credit

CRN 12757: Thursday, 12:00 – 12:50 @ MAC 110

This CHIP introduces students to different neighborhoods in Eugene, teaches students how to make their way around town quickly and safely, covers basic bike maintenance, and explores the endless benefits of the two-wheeled commute. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Ducks at Work

CHIP Student Leaders: Lauren Young & Adam Herbers

Professor: Tim Williams

1 credit

CRN 12754: Wednesday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 130

The Ducks at Work CHIP introduces first-year students to the many resources and opportunities on campus. We present different organizations week-by-week, so students get acquainted with a broad range of UO resources, clubs and groups. Read More


Fall 2017 HC 199H: Redefining Adventure

CHIP Student Leader: Lars Archer

Professor: Kelly Sutherland

1 credit

CRN 12748: Tuesday, 17:00 – 17:50 @ GSH 132

In this CHIP we re-define the concept of adventure through readings, movies, songs, and of course having our own adventures. We discuss so-called traditional adventures, the history of adventure, and the social structures that surround adventure. Read More