Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the
educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in
the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational
adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes
the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey
categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about
themselves and the world around them. For more information, and to access the Odyssey Program Guide, click here.
Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a
major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember
that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose
their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need
to be related to your major or minor.
Philosophy majors are diverse and unique. There are no
established pathways to Odyssey through the major. Majors should follow their
passions, interests, and think of creative opportunities. Philosophy majors
should consult with their advisor early in the major to discuss Odyssey
interests and possibilities. One philosophy course is coded Service to the
World (SW), PHIL 206 B1 Special Focus: Ethics in the Face of Poverty. You might
consider this course if you are interested in the topic. Those admitted to
Senior Thesis (PHIL 497) will receive UR Undergraduate Research credit.