Grant writing is one of the most valuable skills that you can bring with you to the workplace—but how can you learn how to do it? No matter what your major or career plans, this class introduces you to the resources you’ll need and coaches you through the process of writing your own complete grant proposal. By the end of summer, you’ll know how to take your own next professional steps—and how to stand out in job interviews and graduate school applications as someone who knows how to get the funds.
In this course, we will explore our capacity to be present in all facets of our lives through the particular study of mindful eating which will be but one of many examples and objects of our mindfulness inquiry. In this course, you can expect plenty of in class discussions, daily mindfulness practice and inquiry both in the classroom and as home practice, significant reading about mindfulness, a visit or two to a local mindfulness center and/or guest lecturers with local practitioners. You will also keep a daily mindfulness journal.
This course will expand on and apply the lessons explored in Leadership Through Athletics, in pursuit of excellence as leaders. Students will examine how leaders communicate through storytelling: galvanizing their followers and allies by painting a vivid picture of the vision, strategies and tactics that motivate others to new heights. Students will discuss the challenging legal issues in sport today and explore how leaders struggle to make ethical and legal business decisions. The course is design for both student—athletes and non-student—athletes who are interested in taking their leadership skills to the next level and applying them in world class athletic and organizational endeavors.
How do we come to believe what we believe about science and nature? As a way to better understand how the public comes to accept or reject scientific ideas, this course specifically examines controversies about science in the public sphere, including vaccinations, evolution, genetic engineering, climate change, and more. Students will learn to understand how science is communicated to public audiences, the moral and ethical dimensions of science, the relationship between science and race, gender and class, the financial interests backing scientific research, and the complex ways in which expertise, trust and fame shape a scientist’s success or failure. This course is appropriate for both science majors and non-science majors.