Seminars

Spring 2014 Seminars

HON 202 Work
Instructor:  Susan Books (Secondary Education)
GE Requirement:  Diversity (DIVR)

Learning to do a job is one thing; learning to appropriate and affirm meaningful work for oneself is another. A focus on the broad concept of work invites consideration of a range of conceptual and policy-related questions.

HON 293 What Causes Cancer?
Instructor:  Jennifer Waldo (Biology)

There is no simple answer to the question of what causes cancer. That's primarily because cancer is not a single thing-it is manifest differently in different people. Students will learn basic concepts about the development and treatment of cancer and develop the quantitative skills necessary to evaluate popularly held beliefs and media reports about the causation of cancer.

HON 318 Racism and the Social Sciences
Instructor:  Karanja Carroll (Black Studies)
GE Requirement:  Diversity (DIVR)

An investigation of the history of race and racism within the social sciences, with a focus on the varied theories of race, racial construction and racial formation as used within social science literature.

HON 377 Cigarettes and Nylons - Postwar Realities in Occupied Germany after World War II
Instructor:  Anja Wieden (Languages, Literatures & Cultures)
GE Requirements:  Humanities (HUM)

Scholars from various disciplines seek to reevaluate neglected discourses on the Nazi past. The suffering of women as victims of rape, hunger and prostitution has become a contemporary focus in World War II studies.

HON 393 The Shaping of American Culture
Instructor:  Gerald Sorin (History)

The course will provide a broad overview of the American experience from the colonial period to the present day. The emphasis, however, will be on the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings will be drawn from historical and literary sources and there will be a number of slide presentations including explorations of art (e.g., painting, photography, agit-prop, pop) and commentary about particular periods.

HON 399 Thesis/Project Preparation
Instructor:  Patricia A. Sullivan (Communication & Media, Honors)

This course provides support for Honors students who are preparing their thesis or project. Students will refine a research or project topic; develop a thesis statement; identify and evaluate sources; construct an annotated bibliography; receive feedback from peers; and employ communication strategies for working with faculty mentors.

 

Honors Seminar Picture

 Fall 2013 Seminars

HON 201 The Individual and Society
Instructors:  Hamilton Stapell (History), Patricia A. Sullivan (Communication & Media, Honors)
GE Requirements:  Humanities (HUM)

Investigates the relationship between the individual and society through discussion of the philosophic, literary, and historical aspects of major texts.

HON371 Education Across Borders
Instructor:  Susan Books (Secondary Education)
GE Requirements:  World (WRLD)

Exploration of the culture and history of selected non-Western countries - initially, China, South Africa, and Afghanistan - and of how the cultural/historical context affects schooling in these countries, past and present.

HON372 U.S. Drug Education and Policy
Instructor:  Katherine McCoy (Educational Studies)
GE Requirements: United States Studies (USST)

Explores historical, psychological, sociological, legal, and moral perspectives on drug education and policy in the U.S.  Develops critical, international, and comparative perspectives on racial,
gendered, class-based, and ethnic inequalities in drug policy and enforcement.

HON 375 Alternative Epistemologies
Instructor:  Anne R. Roschelle (Sociology)
GE Requirements:  Diversity (DIVR)

Using feminist and racial-ethnic theories we will analyze how gender, race, and class oppression shape the experiences of women and how we, as agents of social change, can translate these theoretical insights into methodological strategies.

HON393 News Media in America
Instructor:  Robert Miraldi (Communication and Media)

The News Media in America will explain and explore the role, purpose, structure, and function of the American news media. It will also explore the history and traditions of the press - both good and bad - and look at some major issues that confront the press and examine how it has impacted American history, politics, and culture. The press today is in a time of great chaos and change, and it is both exciting and daunting - for the press, the public and American democracy.

HON 399 Thesis/Project Preparation
Instructor:  Patricia A. Sullivan (Communication & Media, Honors)

This course provides support for Honors students who are preparing their thesis or project. Students will refine a research or project topic; develop a thesis statement; identify and evaluate sources; construct an annotated bibliography; receive feedback from peers; and employ communication strategies for working with faculty mentors. Meets September 10-October 8

 

 

 

 

 


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