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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 001, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 002, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 003, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 004, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 005, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 006, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 007, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 008, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 009, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 135 — Ideas in Honors
Section 010, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Honors

A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point "Why does it matter?"

Advisory Prerequisite: First-year standing in the Honors Program.

HONORS 250 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 001, SEM
Images of Justice: Exploring Social & Political Change through Literature, Film, Art, and Music

Instructor: Reisch,Michael S

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors

The past century has witnessed the most rapid and sweeping social and political changes in human history. These changes have occurred on a global scale and have transformed the way people think about such fundamental concepts as: freedom, equality, and human rights; the roles of gender, race, class, and sexuality in structuring society and its social relationships; and the purpose of human existence itself. This seminar will explore how these perspectives on social and political change have been expressed in different parts of the world through literature, film, art, and music. Students will be required each week to watch films or videos outside of class time. These will be integrated into class discussions along with assigned readings and other materials.

Michael Reisch is a Professor in the School of Social Work, where he teaches courses on the history and philosophy of social welfare, theories and methods of social and political action, community organizing, and contemporary social policy. He has a Ph.D. in Social History and the History of Ideas and has taught and lectured in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 250 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 002, SEM
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Instructor: Whitehouse Jr,Frank

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors

Guest lecturers will share insights into critical thinking and problem solving in their own academic and professional specialties. Students will prepare two term papers — the first on critical thinking and problem solving, and the second on a broader conceptual topic. Students will present a formal critique of one of these two papers to the class. The section does not satisfy a writing requirement. Students will bring to class current written accounts of news which illustrate flawed critical thinking for discussion.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 250 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 003, SEM
Slavery, Genocide, Refugees

Instructor: Pedraza,Silvia

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors

That America is a nation of immigrants is one of the most common yet truest statements. In this course we will survey a vast range of the American immigrant experience: that of the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans, Koreans, and Japanese. Immigration to America can be broadly understood as consisting of four major waves: the first one, that which consisted of Northwest Europeans who immigrated up to the mid-19th century; the second one, that which consisted of Southern and Eastern Europeans at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th; the third one, the movement from the South to the North of Black Americans and Mexicans precipitated by two World Wars; and the fourth one, from 1965 on, is still ongoing in the present, of immigrants mostly from Latin America and Asia. At all times, our effort will be to understand the immigrant past of these ethnic groups, both for what it tells us about the past as well as their present and possible future.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 250 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 004, SEM
Evolution of Cognition and Social Science Ways of Knowing

Instructor: Birdsall,William C

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors

There is now overwhelming evidence for the evolution of life on this planet. This course will review that theory and the evidence for it, not to learn biology, but to understand the implications of believing that human cognition has evolved.

  • What can and do we know?
  • What is certainty and of what can we be certain?
  • How does science differ from ordinary experience?
  • How and why is social science so different from physical science?
  • In what sense are social sciences actually sciences of the artificial since their subject matter — language, family, kinship rules, money, markets, culture — are our creations?

The purpose of this course is to carefully review the philosophical foundations of modern social science disciplines and compare their methods. The disciplines I will emphasize are economics, anthropology, and psychology; political science and sociology will not be neglected if there is interest among the students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 251 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 001, SEM
Race and Identity in Music

Instructor: André,Naomi A

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: HU
Other: Honors

This course explores the parameters of racial and ethnic identities in music; primarily, but not exclusively, in Western art music. From the discourse surrounding exoticism and Orientalism, to the effects of evocative instrumentation, the use of dialect, and foreign subjects, the focus of this class is to understand how racial and ethnic difference can be portrayed musically. Musical case studies will be drawn from the late eighteenth century through the present with a strong emphasis on the nineteenth century and opera. Central questions to be raised are: how is racial/ethnic difference expressed musically? Who is representing whom? What is the intersection between the original performing context and our understanding of these works today? This course encourages interdisciplinary dialogue. Readings will be drawn from post-colonial and cultural studies as well as musicology. No previous music classes are prerequisite and harmonic analysis will be presented in a form accessible to students without a specialized musical background. Grades will be based on writing assignments, in-class quizzes, a take home final and class participation.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 251 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 002, SEM
Imagination

Instructor: Amrine,Frederick R

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: HU
Other: Honors

The Romantics made major claims for imagination: that it was both an artistic and cognitive faculty. Thus the seminar will begin by considering both the structure of the Romantic literary imagination and the romantic theory of knowledge in works by Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Kant, and Fichte. Attention will then shift to more general questions: Does artistic imagination tell us anything about reality? Can imagination become a rigorous mode of cognition? What is its relationship to rationality? Does some form of imagination have a place in science and ethics? The nature of metaphorical thinking will be considered, as will the function of imagination in scientific revolutions, the psychology of perception, and visual art.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 251 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 003, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: HU
Other: Honors

See HONORS 250.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 251 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 004, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: HU
Other: Honors

See HONORS 250.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.

HONORS 290 — Honors Introduction to Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

The opportunity is created to enable highly qualified underclassmen to elect a course for independent, guided study under the direction of a professor.

Advisory Prerequisite: JR./SR.H.PRG

HONORS 291 — Honors Introduction to Scientific Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

A research tutorial course in which the participating student serves as a research assistant for a staff scientist. Valuable research experience and a more personal association with the University research program are provided. Each student is expected to work about four hours a week for each credit.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to Honors students. Permission of instructor.

HONORS 390 — Junior Honors Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Independent research under supervision of faculty.

Advisory Prerequisite: PER. DIR.

HONORS 490 — Senior Honors Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Independent research under supervision of faculty. Includes preparation of undergraduate thesis.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to upperclass Honors concentrators. Permission of instructor.

HONORS 490 — Senior Honors Research
Section 201, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

Independent research under supervision of faculty. Includes preparation of undergraduate thesis.

Advisory Prerequisite: Open to upperclass Honors concentrators. Permission of instructor.

 
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