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How to Choose an SYE Course

Of course you have to consider your overall schedule as you choose your SYE. But we've learned that students who plan ahead and choose their SYE based on topic, learning style, or broad subject area (whether familiar or new) tend to gain all the benefits of SYE sooner, learn more, see the experience as valuable, and get a better grade! We encourage you to think carefully about this culminating course at Otterbein, to read the more detailed information about the options posted under All SYE Courses and to talk to your adviser about all your possibilities.

As you choose your SYE, it might be helpful to think about who you are as a person and as a student. What follows are some questions to help you in your thinking, along with the SYEs that match particular traits. Note that all SYE courses listed are not offered each year. Check which courses are available for the upcoming year below.

Are you interested in active learning and hands-on problem solving? Think about...

  • SYE 4004 The Face of AIDS
  • SYE 4006 Community, Leadership, and Change in Non-Profit and Social Service Organizations
  • SYE 4007 Cultural Encounters:  Appalachia in the City
  • SYE 4009 Structural Inequalities and Professional Life
  • SYE 4401 Social Justice, Responsibility and Change

Do you prefer intensive study, reflection, and debate? Try...

  • SYE 4001  Communication and Society
  • SYE 4011 Religion and Secular Society
  • SYE 4012 High Stakes:  The 2012 Presidential Election

Are you interested in service learning? You might like...

  • ENST 4010 Advanced Environmental Studies
  • SYE 4006 Community, Leadership, and Change in Non-Profit and Social Service Organizations
  • SYE 4012 High Stakes: The 2012 Presidential Election
  • SYE 4013 The United Brethren church and Otterbein's Tradition of Service

Are you committed to doing something to change the world? Consider...

  • SYE 4004 The Face of AIDS
  • SYE 4008 Media for Social Change
  • SYE 4013 The United Brethren Church and Otterbein's Tradition of Service
  • SYE 4011 Social Justice, Responsibility and Change

Do you prefer to work on your own? Are you self-motivated? Do you enjoy research? Consider...

  • SYE 4751/51 Off-Campus Study (for students studying abroad)
  • HNRS 3500 and 4000 Honors Seminar and Project (Honors students only)

Are you interested in combining class work with field experience out in the work force or community? You should look at...

  • SYE 4006 Community, Leadership, and Change in Non-Profit and Social Service Organizations
  • SYE 4900 Managing Transitions to the Future: The SYE Internship Seminar (You must enroll in 10 credit hours of internship in your home department and then concurrently or the quarter following enroll in SYE 490.)

Are you interested in international travel or an off-campus experience? Think about...

  • SYE 4506 Examination of Culture and Health Care in England
  • SYE 4100 1900--Vienna--2000: Culture and Conflict in Vienna at the Turn of Two Centuries
  • SYE 4101 An Immersion Experience in Uruguayan and Argentine Cultures, Language and Professional Life
  • SYE 4502 Understanding the Nature of Belize:  Ecological and Psychological Perspectives
  • SYE 4751/4752 Off-Campus Study (when you are studying abroad or off-campus for a quarter/semester)
  •  SYE 4401 Social Justice, Responsibility and Change (includes domestic travel and service-learning)

Are you a Continuing Studies student? Think about...

  • SYE 4002 Inventing the Self and the Future
  • SYE 4008 Media for Social Change
  • SYE 4013 The United Brethren Church and Otterbein's Tradition of Service

Are you in education, nursing, or music performance?

See your department for more details.

Are you in honors?

Consult with the director of the program and your thesis adviser for more details.

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Leesa Kern
Towers Hall 213
p/ 614.823.1267
e/ lkern@otterbein.edu

 

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