“My Life as a Zucchini,” Courtesy of Honors Mini-Grant

April 5, 2017

Thanks to a Course Enhancement Mini-Grant from the Honors College, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Dr. Sean Atkinson, was recently able to take his Society Through Multimedia class to see a film at The Modern in Fort Worth.

Accompanied by Dean Diane Snow, the group took in a showing of the Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated film My Life as a Zucchini, which uses stop-motion animation to tell the story of a boy growing up in an orphanage. Atkinson selected the excursion because “it provided an opportunity to talk about the ways that orphan/foster care is viewed by society (including how the foster care system is typically portrayed in media), what the reality of foster care and foster homes really is, and how those issues are portrayed in this film specifically.” Looks like it was a great out-of-classroom experience!

Course Enhancement Mini-Grants are designed to make all sorts of cool Honors class opportunities possible. Honors faculty members who have awesome learning enrichment ideas, but need a bit of funding to make it happen, are welcome to apply for a mini-grant here. Any TCU faculty member teaching an Honors section of a class is eligible to apply. Email Lynn Irving Herrera if you have any questions.

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