Honors Program Current Courses

Honors Program Courses for Fall 2014 


REL 107: Exploring World Religions (Three credit hours)
Section REHON:  TuTh 12:15pm - 1:30pm  Dr. David Aune

An introductory exploration of historical developments, beliefs and practices in selected Eastern and Western world religious traditions. Since students will be introduced to methods for analyzing and interpreting sacred texts, college level writing skills are required.

Meets Core credit for Religion and GPS-Border Crossings.

ENG 316:  Postcolonial Literature (Three credit hours)
Section REHON: MWF  1pm -1:50 pm Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Meets Core credit for Humanities and GPS-Border Crossings.

COMAR 101: Human Communication (Three credit hours)
Section REHON: MWF 2pm - 2:50pm  Dr. Daniel O'Rourke

This course encompasses communication theory, interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. Emphasis is placed on speaking, critical thinking, listening skills. Attention is also paid to nonverbal communication.

Meets Core credit for communications.

PHIL 205:  Introduction to Philosophy (Three credit hours)
Section REHON:  MWF  10am - 10:50am  Dr. Louis Mancha

Examines formal and informal fallacies as well as deductive and nondeductive reasoning as they emerge from actual historical philosophical texts. Major themes will include fundamental questioning and the search for meaning and truth which have characterized philosophical thinking.

Meets Core credit for math/logic.

TH 303: American Musical Theatre (Three credit hours)
Section REHON: TuTh 1:40pm - 2:55pm  Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames

This course is an exploration of the development of the Broadway musical during the twentieth century. Representative musicals will be examined in terms of style, elements, and structure in order to identify criteria for aesthetic evaluation. The contributions of the major musical theatre artists and practitioners of the 20th century will be discussed as they relate to the evolution of this uniquely American theatrical form.

Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

HON 310:  Honors Capstone Preparation Seminar (One credit hour):

Section A:  M  3pm - 3:50pm  Dr. Christopher Swanson
Prerequisite:  Enrollment in Honors Program; at least junior status

The process of preparing a Capstone Project, including selecting a topic, choosing mentors, preparing a bibliography, constructing a written prospectus and outlining a timetable for completing the Capstone Project. This course is required for all juniors who plan to complete an Honors Capstone Project their senior year. This course may be taken by conference if there is a scheduling conflict. Graded S/U.

HON 390: Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar (Three credit hours):
Section A:  Times and days to be announces  Dr. Christopher Swanson and others to be announced
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Honors Program; at least sophomore status

A course devoted to various topics related to the Honors Program mission of challenging the mind and participating in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue. HON 390 may be repeated once with a different topic. Meets core credit for international perspectives.