THE HUMAN ODYSSEY PROGRAM AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY.THE HUMAN ODYSSEY Odyssey (ŏd`ĭsē): see Homer.
Homer’s long, narrative poem centered on Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
See : Epic
Odyssey PROGRAM AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY Auburn University, main campus at Auburn, Ala.; land-grant and state supported; opened 1859 as East Alabama Male College, reorganized 1872 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama; became coeducational 1892; renamed Alabama Polytechnic Institute 1899, . J.T. Bradley, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Auburn University, AL 36849 (bradljt@auburn Auburn (ô`bərn).
1 City (1990 pop. 33,830), Lee co., E Ala.; inc. 1839. The city's economy centers around Auburn Univ.; there is some manufacturing.
2 City (1990 pop. 24,309), seat of Androscoggin co. .edu)
The Human Odyssey Program at Auburn University aims to help students and faculty bridge the gap between science and the humanities that was described by Lord C.P. Snow in his 1959 essay "The Two Cultures". The program consists of two 3-hour semester se·mes·ter
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.
[German, from Latin (cursus) s courses that satisfy the core curriculum requirement in world history at Auburn University. These courses are unique for their high faculty: student ratio, small size, and participatory nature. Two professors, one humanities person and one scientist, are in each classroom of 25-30 students at all times. Students are assigned weekly readings in an anthology including book chapters, journal articles, and original articles contributed by the faculty members. Discussion of these articles plus related material presented weekly by a visiting scholar A visiting scholar, in the world of academia, is a scholar from an institution who visits a receiving university that hosts him where he or she is projected to teach (visiting professor), lecture (visiting lecturer), or perform research (visiting researcher or in a film drives the two weekly discussion sections. Class material is selected to show connections between science and the humanities throughout history. Faculty members recruited from diverse departments participate in an intense preparatory pre·par·a·to·ry
1. Serving to make ready or prepare; introductory. See Synonyms at preliminary.
2. Relating to or engaged in study or training that serves as preparation for advanced education: workshop during the summer preceding their teaching. The workshop is known campus wide as an effective faculty development program. Students learn communication and critical thinking skills, tolerance for differences between people, and a sense of the unity of human endeavors.