2002 - 2003 Honors Program Courses

HON

201-202

Humanities I and II

(4-4)

This two-semester sequence explores the Classical tradition and its legacy through the development of Western culture and civilization. The use and analysis of primary sources, such as Homer's Iliad, St. Augustine's On Christian Doctrine, Locke's Second Treatise on Government, and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil will be emphasized.

HON

211

Perspectives in the Social Sciences I

(4)

Covers a variety of perspectives in the study of political economy and ideology. Concentration is on methodologies that illustrate the differences and similarities among the various approaches to the study of economics and politics.

HON

212

Seminar in the Arts

(4)

Covers the development and appreciation of the arts, primarily within the framework of the Western cultural tradition.

HON

221-222

Natural Science I and II

(4-4)

This is a two-semester sequence. The first semester traces the formation of our universe, our planet, and the life on our planet, including human evolution. It then considers the development of scientific knowledge and technology from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece and Rome (5th Century A.D.). The second semester considers the development of science in China, Arabia, and Meso America, then proceeds with western science from the Middle Ages through the scientific revolution, and into the 19th Century. Prerequisite: HON 221 is a prerequisite for HON 222, except with permission from the Honors Director and the instructors.

HON

231

Perspectives in the Social Sciences II

(4)

Topics include a number of conceptual subject matters pertinent to the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Focus may include topics such as conflict, war, aggression, communication, or conflict management. Subjects are studied through the simultaneous application of several different social science methodologies. May be repeated for credit when the topic differs. Offered Spring Semester of alternate years.

HON

200/300

Special Topics

(1-4)

These seminar topics vary from year to year. They primarily focus on specific general topics raised in the interdisciplinary Honors LE courses, e.g., The Concept of Scientific Change, but which are explored at length in these seminars. May be taken more than once for credit. Special topics courses offered by History, English, and Philosophy may be cross-listed as an Honors 300 seminar. Offered Fall, Spring and May Term.

HON

400

Special Topics

(1-4)

These Senior-level seminar topics vary from year to year. They primarily focus on very particular combinations of topics raised in the Honors LE courses, e.g., The Music of Mozart on the Eve of Revolution, but which receive a more in-depth analysis than that provided in the Honors LE courses.