UNIV 1820, UConn Reads: 2015 Omnivore

UNIV 1820.012, UConn Reads:

The Omnivore’s Dilemma (10962)

Thursdays 12:30PM – 1:20PM in Rowe 134 1-Credit Seminar

Instructor: Shawna Lesseur (shawna.lesseur@uconn.edu)


“2015: The Book That Changed Your Life”


Course Description: This course is for first– and second-year UConn students interested in UConn Reads who are ready to actively shape their academic experience. According to the Office of the President, “[t]he University of Connecticut’s UConn Reads program was created to bring together the University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community.” This course is a fun, hands-on, student-directed way to get the most out of UConn Reads while connecting with the university and practicing transferable skills that will be useful in any academic major or career path.

Course Highlights:

  •  Vote on interdisciplinary course topics related to 2015 the selection The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
  •  Take a student leadership role in the UConn Reads initiative.
  •  Learn skills and resources to win undergraduate research grants.
  •  Publish your own original short writing.
  •  Meet Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Sally Reis.


UConn Reads Course Flier

UNIV 1820 UConn Reads 2015

Useful Links:

UConn Reads Home: http://uconnreads.uconn.edu/


Image Included

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (2007) from Google Books


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