Catalog 2018-2019

Politics and International Relations Odyssey Guide

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 requirements include 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.

   

Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Global Awareness

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Hendrix-in-Washington (Gess)
  • Career Services Internships (POLI/IR faculty members, Purkiss)
  • POLI 283 Model United Nations
  • POLI 306 Arkansas Politics: Practicum

Service to the World

  • POLI 220 Am Political Parties & Elections Module
  • POLI 305Arkansas Politics: Seminar Module

Special Projects

  • Peace Corps Prep Program (Barth)

Undergraduate Research

  • POLI 497 Senior Research Seminar Module

   

Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Artistic Creativity

  • ENGC 307 The Writer as Witness

Global Awareness

  • International Ambassador Program (Stockwell)

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Program (various coaches)
  • Various leadership positions (Student Senate Executive Committee, Campus Kitty Chair, Social Committee Chair)

Service to the World

  • Political campaigns (Barth)
  • Nonprofit volunteering (Donaghy)
  • Miller Center Service Learning Trips (Burris)

Special Projects

  • Dean’s Civil Rights Trip (Wiltgen)
  • Hendrix Mock Trial Association (Wiltgen)
  • Hendrix College Student Congress (Wiltgen)

Undergraduate Research

  • Arkansas Policy Program (Barth)

   

Notes

POLI/IR faculty members often provide Odyssey opportunities through Odyssey Professorships they hold.

You are encouraged to work with professors to propose individual or group Odyssey projects.  

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