Core Course in Area B

Inquiry 1000 is a one credit hour, small group, discussion-based course designed to engage lower division students in the discovery, exploration, and analysis of ideas that faculty members, across a variety of disciplines, study and investigate. This course fulfills the Core Course requirement in Area B.

Design of Course

All courses will be seminar format, 18-22 students per course with an end of term capstone event—INQR EXPO—an academic festival showcasing student work via posters, photos and videos.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

Fall 2022: INQR Courses, Instructors and Topics

Gray = Permission only: HONORS, Professional Scholars

Design your Life

Ideal for undecided students or those who have changed major.

A 17363 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Kristina Baggott
B 17364 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Roger Duke
C 17365 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Jennifer Davis
D 19003 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Lorraine Evans
E 17885 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Catherine Hardy
F 20349 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Stacie Pettit
U 22722 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life Chris Cannon
K 19004 Thursday 1430-1545 Designing Your Life

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Elizabeth Huggins
L 20997 Wednesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

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Rosalyn Holliday
N 22472 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life

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Elizabeth Huggins
X 22832 Tuesday 1300-1415 Designing Your Life Gianluca De Leo


Ideal for those who want to improve research skills in various topics.

M 22712 Friday 1300-1415 Building Resilience for Future Healthcare Professionals Lisa Prince-Clark
O 20352 Wednesday 1300-1415 Superforecasting: The Art of Science of Prediction Gregory Murray
P 21798 Wednesday 1300-1415 Dangers and Hazards of Social Media and the Internet

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Michael Nowatkowski
S 21353 Tuesday 1300-1415
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The Sampler: Food in Disciplines Thomas Weeks
T 17886 Thursday 1430-1545 Superman: Defender of Truth, Justice and a Better World! Melissa Johnson
G 17366 Wednesday 1300-1415 The Sociology of Food Inequalities Maria Silva
I 19667 Friday 1300-1415 Poetry in Motion: Kinetic Energy in the Art Christina Heckman
Q 20999 Wednesday 1300-1415 Surviving a Cyber-Centric Society Candace Griffith
R 18368 Tuesday 1300-1415 Happiness Nai Cheng Kuo
WE1 17897 ONLINE Asynchr Creative Potential: How to Enhance Creativity Jacklyn Murray
WE7 21566 ONLINE Asynchr Improving Human Performance David Hunt
WEB1 17894 ONLINE Asynchr Burnout Renuka Mehta
H-WEB1 21524 ONLINE Asynchr Sport and Exercise through Social Change

Permission Only HONORS

Hannah Bennett
H-B 21717 Thursday 1430-1545 How to Save (or Destroy) the world with the United Nations

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Nadia Jilani-Hyler

Student INQR Experience

Happiness Class

"The thing I appreciated the most about my INQR class, was the discussions my professors led. It helped me think deeper about the topics we were  learning and helped me understand the movies we watched more. I also enjoyed the EXPO because it allowed me to explore the other classes and different topics in a brief period of time."


"The inquiry is a great way for students to do research and have questions answered on a certain topic. I believe this course will help guide us as students to help solve problems and it is great way to inspire students on what they want to do in the future."

- Kishan Bhagwandas

Inqr students presentation

Student presenting to judge

"Inquiry 1000 is a class designed to enhance the research abilities of new college student while providing them with an enriching learning experience that allows them to obtain insight in prospective careers. This course is valuable due to the fact that it prepares students for real world inquisition, analysis, and communication in areas of their interests.."

- Brandon Edwards

INQR 1000 Course Proposal

Online proposal applications and signatures are accepted once a year during the fall semester. 

Augusta University faculty members who wish to propose an INQR 1000 course for the upcoming year should visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page prior to submitting an Application. NEW THIS YEAR - There are two options for teaching the course: Option A and B.

Option A: Designing Your Life Option B: Discipline-Based
A semi-structured curriculum designed to encourage students to move beyond a job title and work toward uncovering their purpose. A topic-driven seminar which uses active learning strategies to emphasize the importance of asking questions in the process of learning. 

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Once the application is complete, submit the signature form with the appropriate signatures to
  3. After application and signature form are successfully submitted, you will notified about the results by email.


When proposing your course please consider:

A title that appeals to students, content that can drive course discussion, pedagogy that underscores the beginnings of research, outcomes that encourage student engagement and your own interests in a particular topic. 


Faculty members who teach INQR 1000 will receive $1,000 in professional development per course with a max of $2,000 per year. These funds will be available as research/scholarly support (e.g., travel, if permitted, supplies, computer, and equipment). All guidelines and policies that pertain to state funding apply to this grant.

Course Times: 

INQR 1000 courses will meet for 75 minutes, one time per week for 10 weeks and will be offered:

1:00- 2:15 pm (Option A)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option B)

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Option A)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option B)

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Option B)
2:30- 3:45 pm (Option A)

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