More information and the application for the Fall 2022 course coming soon! Please check back for more details.

Community Building and Engagement (HON 175)

Aerial view of Hurricane Island
Three Honors students smile together after just having gone on a boating excursion on Hurricane Island.
Honors students walk together on a path through the woods on Hurricane Island.
An Honors student looks at organisms in the tide pools on Hurricane Island.

Course Registration

Space in the course is limited. This course requires an additional course fee. If you cannot afford this course fee, please contact us.

The application for this opportunity will be available soon.


Full HON175 Course Description

HON 175 is a hybrid of experiential and traditional classroom learning which explores the nature of community and community engagement in relation to civic identity, responsibility, and social connectedness. Students are challenged to consider multiple roles and perspectives through experiences in and outside of the classroom. The objectives are to foster community among students in ways that strengthen social ties and to increase awareness of and ongoing engagement within the Honors College and the broader community.

HON 175 experience begins on Hurricane Island, where we will spend 3 days building community, exploring the island and its history, considering issues of sustainability and the impacts of changing weather patterns on Maine’s coastline communities, take up questions on the nature of engagement, and more. During the semester, HON 175 will consist of in-class meetings and experiential learning through community-engaged activities.
 

For more information on HON175, please contact:

Associate Dean Melissa Ladenheim
Honors College
melissa.ladenheim@maine.edu


2022 Course Information

This course explores the nature of community and community engagement in relation to civic identity, responsibility, and social connectedness. Students are challenged to consider multiple roles and perspectives through experiences in and outside of the classroom. The objectives are to foster community among students in ways that strengthen social ties and to increase awareness of and ongoing engagement within the Honors College and the broader community.

The course begins on Hurricane Island before classes start in the fall. Provisions will be made for participants to move into their dorms early – more details will be provided, so please check back as summer approaches.

Students will then attend course meetings on on Fridays, and participate and plan service learning projects throughout the fall semester.

HON 175 is a 1-credit course. Additionally, HON175 will substitute for HON 170 or 180. Click here for more information about HON 170 and 180.