Honors (HONS)

HONS 300     Four Trials     3 Credit Hours

To teach habits of informed criticism based on critical analysis of primary and secondary texts. This course will give Honors students the opportunity to learn reflective, critical listening and inquiry skills, which are essential to informed discussion of the Honors core course material. The content of specific courses will vary from semester to semester according to individual instructors.

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HONS 301     Western Culture I     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Western Culture I: Classical and Biblical Traditions First of series of four courses. An interdisciplinary course on the nature of the Western classical and Biblical traditions. It examines Western values, attitudes, history, art history, the roots of scientific thought, logic and social institutions such as the family and the state. Included are works of literature, history, philosophy, and art history.

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HONS 302     Western Culture II     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Western Culture II: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation Second of four courses on Western Civilization required of all Honors Students. The course covers the period of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. Focus is on the ways in which Biblical and Classical traditions are preserved, adapted, transformed, or discarded under the pressures of new social and political formations. Materials are drawn from literature, philosophy, political theory, art.

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HONS 303     Western Culture III     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Western Culture III: Age of Enlightenment This course covers the period from the 17th to 19th centuries. Focus is on the emergence of scienific thought, enlightenment political theory, romantic individualism, and the great 19th-century intellectual revolutions of Darwinism, Marxism, and feminism. Materials are drawn from literature, philosophy, and political and scientific writings. Third of four courses on Western Civilization required of all Honors Students.

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HONS 304     Western Culture IV     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Western Culture IV: Modern Era Fourth of four courses required of all Honor Students. This course covers the period from late 19th century to the present. Focus is on selected major issues of Western civilization in the modern era: science and human values, bureaucratic and totalitarian societies, psychoanalytical thought, feminism, nihilism, and existentialism.

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HONS 390     Honors Topic Course     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Honors Topic Course Shell (F,W,S,OC)

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HONS 390C     Honors Topics Course     3 Credit Hours

Topic Title: Democracy, Division, and Hate- Democracy has been understood as a setting where equal citizens collectively make decisions about law and public policy in an environment of equality, fairness, and mutual respect. Political theorists from JS Mill to Rawls have attempted to define the conditions that make a democratic civil society possible. Today the world's democracies are challenged by powerful political movements based on intolerance and division. How should democratic theory respond to the challenge of hate-based political movements? The course reexamines classic ideas in democratic theory, current sociological research.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 365 or HONS 300

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HONS 400     Honors Advanced Seminar: Inter-Cultural Explorations     3 Credit Hours

In this advanced seminar, students in the Honors Program explore a topic in depth that connects various academic disciplines and cross-cultural contexts. (F, W).

Prerequisite(s): COMP 110 and COMP 220 and HONS 300