This interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminar marks the beginning of a student's journey in the Honors College. Students examine innovative thinkers, groundbreaking ideas, and the strategies that transform these ideas into effective actions. The course is divided into four units: Models of Inquiry; the Impact of Science and Technology; Social Philosophy and Civic Engagement; and Art in the World. The connection between past and present is explored through the life and works of historical figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Rachel Carson, along with present-day innovators on social thought and civic engagement.