HON HONORS PROGRAM
201H. Perennial Questions and Their Modern Manifestations- 3-0-3
Consideration of one or several closely related issues that have
occupied the minds of great thinkers in different times and places.
Course sections will be taught by several instructors from a variety of
disciplines who will use several common texts but who will also select
others. Students will hear a variety of visiting lecturers and will
share other common learning experiences. May be used to satisfy an
appropriate general-education requirement.
Democracy and Its Friendly Critics: Revolution to Post-Modern
This course will use Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to illustrate
the perpetual issues and problems of democracy and will also draw on
works of literature, philosophy, film, and theology to give concrete
meaning to these problems as they are manifested in American political
and social life.
250H. Honors Seminar - 1 - 4 hours
Addresses a variety of topics from an interdisciplinary approach,
depending on the instructor or instructors. May be used to satisfy an
appropriate general-education requirement. May be repeated once for
credit if different topic covered.
251H. The Oxbridge Lecture Series- 3-0-3
One of three core, interdisciplinary Honors seminars, the
subject/disciplinary content of the course will vary. The thematic and
structural character of the course will constant. A ‘momentous idea
or movement’ will be defined in its original historical context. Then
the intellectual, scientific, and/or cultural impact will be developed
with particular emphasis on how this idea or movement affects our
contemporary world and lives. This course is designed for first or
second year Honors students.
450H. Honors Thesis I - 3-0-3
Devoted to the preparation of the honors thesis or project. Normally
completed during the second semester of the junior year. Grading will
be H (Honors), S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). PR: JS or SS and
CI; consent of the Honors Program director.
451H. Honors Thesis II - 3-0-3
Continuation and successful completion of the thesis or project
designed in HON 450; satisfactory oral presentation and defense of the
thesis/project to the Honors Thesis committee. PR: HON 450H.