Know Yourself and Your Community

Full Course Title: 
Howdy, Neighbor: Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community

We're all bound to move to a new place or start in a new role in our lives, whether we're moving to Boone for the first time or just starting school, it's the perfect time to decide who we want to be and how we want to connect with others. This course uses Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory and other student development theory models to help students explore three key topics:

1. Who are we now? Who do we want to be? How might we become that person?

2. How can we develop meaningful connections with others?

3. How can we understand the landscape of a new place and be a contributing member of my local community?

Course Details
Course Number: 
Section Number(s) and Day/Times Taught: 
110: MW 2:00pm-3:15pm
146: MW 3:30pm-4:45pm
Fall 2024
Civic Engagement

Hannah Finkelstein

Hannah Finkelstein is a graduate of two North Carolina institutions of higher education. She matches her teaching skills from her Middle School Education degree from Barton College with her passion for social justice and higher education fostered during her masters program in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University. After a few years of adjunct teaching, Hannah is thrilled to join the rank of full time first year seminar lecturers. Her goal is to make sure students feel welcome and at home in the classroom to encourage dialogue and conversation around a variety of topics. In the 2023 Fall Semester, Hannah taught Power, Privilege, and Action, a course focused on social change and activism, and Howdy Neighbor: Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community. 

In her time outside the classroom, Hannah enjoys fiber-work, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and longs walks with her cuddly Great Pyrenees, Moose.