Summer I & II 2018 Honors College Courses

Priority registration opens Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 8 a.m.

Summer I

The Lee Honors College reserves the right to add or to delete courses from its offerings and to change the meeting times, locations and instructors. We recommend that you verify days, times, room numbers, and buildings of your honors courses before attending class.

HNRS 2900: Therapeutic Gardens of the Pacific Northwest

3 credit hours
8 days
April 29 to May 6, 2018
*Note: Prior application and instructor approval required for enrollment in HNRS 2900 courses.
Did you know that research finds that time spent in nature is good for your mind and body? This course will explore the majestic and breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest, tour several award-winning healing gardens, learn about the value of access to well-designed therapeutic gardens and how they may positively influence human behavior, health, and well-being. We will also help install a healing garden in Seattle. Dr. Amy Wagenfeld, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA, would be happy to answer questions about the course.

HNRS 2900: Hawaii’s Garden Island and the Future of Sustainability Everywhere

3 credit hours
12 days
May 2018
May 7 - half day meeting in Kalamazoo with orientation and field trip.
May 10 - earliest possible departure to Hawaii.
May 21 - latest possible return to Michigan.
*Note: Prior application and instructor approval required for enrollment in HNRS 2900 courses.
This 12-day field course on Hawaii’s “garden island,” Kauai, explores how culture, religion and history have shaped the island’s development over a millennium, made it sustainable in the past, and will challenge its future sustainability. Important note: This course entails some physical challenges, including primitive sleeping accommodations (e.g., shared bunk houses), foot travel on uneven, slippery slopes in a rain forest, and the preparation of all our own shared meals. Students will need to travel light but have appropriate gear (such as a sleeping bag suitable for nights in damp, 40 degree conditions as well as sturdy shoes for hiking). Dr. Sarah Hill, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and Dr. Cybelle Shattuck, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative Religion, would be happy to answer questions about the course.

HNRS 3990: Field Experience Practicum

For course registration, complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to your academic advisor at the honors college.

HNRS 4950: Individual Study

For course registration complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to you academic advisor at the honors college.

HNRS 4990: Honors College Thesis

For course registration, complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to your academic advisor at the honors college.

Summer II

HNRS 2900:  Walt’s Pilgrimage: A Journey in the Life of Walt Disney

3 credit hours
9 days

July 12-20, 2018
*Note: Prior application and instructor approval required for enrollment in HNRS 2900 courses.
Travel with honors college and WMU alumnus Dr. Christopher Tremblay to explore the legacy of Walt Disney, beginning in Chicago at Disney’s birthplace and ending in California at his gravesite. Contact Dr. Tremblay with any questions  The course is open to all majors.

HNRS 3990: Field Experience Practicum

For course registration, complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to your academic advisor at the honors college.

HNRS 4950: Individual Study

For course registration complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to you academic advisor at the honors college.

HNRS 4990: Honors College Thesis

For course registration, complete the Agreement Form and turn it in to your academic advisor at the honors college.

WMU Summer I & II Study Abroad Programs

Please go to the International Studies website for information on any additional courses that may be available.