Description of Courses
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.
203H. Democracy and Its Friendly Critics: Revolution to Post-Modern - 3-0-3
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.