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Fall 2004




HONR 100  Honors Forum I                                          2 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F This course is required
          of   all   students  entering  the  Honors
          College   with   fewer  than  30  credits,
          excluding advanced placement credits.  The
          course  will  introduce  students  to  the
          academic  method and tradition  and to the
          pursuit   of  excellence  through  Honors.
          Students   will   interact   with   campus
          researchers  and  creative  artists,  will
          participate   in   service   learning  and
          leadership   development,   will   acquire
          research  and  study skills  applicable to
          their  future endeavors,  and will reflect
          upon  what it means to be a full member of
          a   community   of   learning.  Permission
          required from the Honors College.
[3438] 0101 M..........4:00pm- 6:00pm (LH2 ...)       MCKUSICK, J


HONR 201  Methods and Materials of Research                       3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F  Research  is  an
          integral  part of  all academic endeavors.
          This course will provide students with the
          opportunity   to   develop  both  research
          skills  and  knowledge  of  major  library
          resources    in    different   fields   by
          researching      a     topic     in     an
          interdisciplinary  manner.  Students  will
          learn   to   use   print   and  electronic
          resources,   including   online  scholarly
          indexes and the Internet. Students will be
          required  to  develop  a  search strategy,
          select   appropriate   sources,   evaluate
          identified  material, produce an annotated
          bibliography  on their  topic, and present
          their  experiences  to the  class. As this
          course   is  offered  through  the  Honors
          College,  permission  is required  by them
          for  non-Honors  students. The  class will
          meet  in the Library  Room 259. Permission
          required  from  the  Honors  College. Also
          listed  as  ANTH297A,  SOCY297A, ANCS250H,
          HUM 250, and EDUC299.
[3439] 0101 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (TBA)           SULLIVAN, K


HONR 210  The Great Books I (AH)                                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.   GDR:Meets   H.   An
          introduction  to the great  books of world
          literature,  religion, and philosophy from
          ancient  times  to  the  Renaissance. This
          course  will highlight  dramatic works and
          include   such   authors   as   Aeschylus,
          Sophocles,  Euripides,  Plato,  Aristotle,
          Dante, Machiavelli and Shakespeare as well
          as  the  Bible. We will  also study visual
          art created in the same historical periods
          and  geographic locations  as our reading.
          Permission   required   from   the  Honors
          College    or    from    the   instructor:
          spitz@umbc.edu.
[3440] 0101 W..........4:00pm- 6:30pm (MP  012A)      SPITZ, E


HONR 300A General Honors Seminar The Beatles:                     3 credits
          Career, Music, Culture, Innovation, Impact        

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  An exploration
          of  the  music  and career  of the Beatles
          with  respect  to innovation  in pop music
          and  its  impact on  western culture.  For
          the  student  with  little  or  no musical
          training,   the  Beatles'  music  will  be
          discussed  in  a  non-technical  way  that
          centers   on   music   fundamentals--e.g.,
          melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and
          instrumentation. The course also positions
          the  Beatles'  music and  influence within
          the   context   of  cultural,  social  and
          political     developments.    For    more
          information see: http://research.umbc.edu/
          morin/Beat   les.htm  Permission  required
          from  the  honors college.  Also listed as
          MUSC336H.
[3441] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (FA  331)       MORIN, J


HONR 300B General Honors Seminar The Hero and the                 3 credits
          Quest                                             

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          will  consider  the hero and  the quest as
          literary  and  historical  archetypes.  We
          shall   examine   mythic,  religious,  and
          secular  quests from ancient times through
          the modern. We shall evolve definitions of
          the   hero  as  those  definitions  remain
          constant   in  some  ways  and  change  in
          others.  Readings will include the Book of
          Job,   Renault's   The   King   Must  Die,
          Hamilton's  Mythology, Campbell's The Hero
          with  a Thousand Faces, Sophocles' Oedipus
          Rex  and  Antigone,  Shakespeare's Hamlet,
          McMurtry's  Lonesome  Dove,  and Malamud's
          The  Natural.  Also  listed as  ANCS 350H.
          Permission   required   from   the  Honors
          College.
[3442] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (ACIV108)       GLASSER, J


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar When Worlds Collide              3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          focuses   on   the   paradox   that   some
          revolutionaries  have  been  actively  and
          deeply  engaged with the past. In the late
          eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,
          America,  France,  Egypt,  and  Greece all
          experienced   revolutions  that  marked  a
          fundamental  break with their recent past.
          Individuals  such as  Thomas Jefferson and
          Napoleon  Buonaparte played major roles in
          those  political upheavals,  but were also
          fascinated  with  the  past.  At  the same
          time,   in   England,   both   traditional
          education  and  Romantic  poetry  inspired
          young  men to study  the ancient world and
          to    fight   in   the   Greek   War   for
          Independence.   We   will   explore   this
          exploration  of  the past  that took place
          during  an age of revolution. Our approach
          will  be interdisciplinary;  our goal will
          be  to learn about pioneers in rediscovery
          who   lived  in  an  age  that  saw  great
          progress both in the humanities and in the
          sciences.   Also   listed  as  ANCS  351H.
          Permission   required   from   the  Honors
          College.
[3443] 0101 TuTh.......7:00pm- 8:15pm (FA  006)       MASON, R


HONR 300D General Honors Seminar Performance in                   3 credits
          Baltimore                                         

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD Anthropologists,
          semanticists,  and  artists in  all genres
          are   actively  exploring  the  notion  of
          "performance"  through  academic discourse
          and  public presentation. What was thought
          to constitute performance has moved beyond
          the  stage  and screen(s)  into galleries,
          stadiums,    and    the    street.   After
          researching   and  discussing  aspects  of
          performance theory, students will attend a
          variety  of  events and visit  a number of
          sites  in Baltimore that exhibit different
          aspects   of  performance.  Students  will
          discuss and write about their responses to
          these  various experiences  and complete a
          project  in  which,  individually or  as a
          group,  they create a  perforance of their
          own.  Permission required  from the Honors
          College.
[3444] 0101 Th.........4:00pm- 6:30pm (SS  205)       KREIZENBECK, A


HONR 300E General Honors Seminar English Romantic                 3 credits
          Literature                                        

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Enrollment in
          this  course is limited to participants in
          the Wordsworth Summer Program. Also listed
          as ENGL 405.
[3445] 0101 W..........3:30pm- 4:45pm (LIB 216F)      MCKUSICK, J


HONR 300F General Honors Seminar DEATH AND DYING                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course is a
          broad   interdisciplinary   approach  that
          examines  the  theoretical, philosophical,
          and  social  origins  of past  and present
          death   attitudes   and  behavior.  Topics
          include  death throughout  the life cycle,
          suicide,     euthanasia,     grief     and
          bereavement,   funeral  customs,  and  the
          impact  of  religion and  culture on death
          perspectives.   The  primary  goal  of the
          course is to enrich lives through thinking
          and  feeling  about  the meaning  of life.
          Students   will   confront  death  through
          lectures,  discussions, readings, personal
          thought and projects. The course will help
          students look at dying with new insight in
          an   atmosphere   for   personal   growth.
          Prerequisite:  EHS 200  or an introductory
          social science course or permission of the
          instructor.  Permission required  from the
          Honors College.  Also listed as EHS 345H.
[3446] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (SS  113)       SMITH-CUMBERLA


HONR 300I General Honors Seminar The History and                  3 credits
          Culture of Italy                                  

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Enrollment in
          this seminar is limited to participants in
          the Honors College Study Travel Program.
[3447] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              MCKUSICK, J


HONR 390  Reflections on Community Service                      3-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG  This  course provides
          opportunities   for   reflection   on  the
          principles  and  techniques  of  community
          service.  It introduces  students to basic
          methods   of   community  service,  offers
          background in the cultural, political, and
          social  contexts of community service, and
          serves as a forum for discussion of issues
          surrounding  civic  engagement  and social
          responsibility.  Students  apply  concepts
          and   skills   they   develop   to  actual
          experiences    in    community    service.
          Permission   required   from  the  Shriver
          Center  and  Honors College.   This course
          does  not meet Honors College distribution
          requirements.
[3448] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              MCKUSICK, J


HONR 400  Honors Independent Study                              1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F Independent study or
          research  under the guidance  of a faculty
          mentor. Course guidelines are available in
          the   Honors   College.   This  course  is
          repeatable for a maximum of eight credits.
          Prerequisites:    Junior    standing   and
          permission  of  the  Honors  College. This
          course   does   not  meet  Honors  College
          distribution requirements.
[3449] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              LASHER, L


HONR 410  Honors Internship                                     1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F  This course offers
          academic credit for an internship or other
          applied   learning  experience.  For  each
          credit  hour,  student  interns  perform 3
          hours  per week of  supervised tasks for a
          business,    government,   or   non-profit
          agency.  This  course is  repeatable for a
          maximum  of  8 credits.  Prerequistes: One
          college-level     writing    course    and
          permission  of  the  Honors  College. This
          course   does   not  meet  Honors  College
          distribution requirements.
[3450] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              MCKUSICK, J


HONR 490  Senior Honors Project                                 1-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F A  formal research
          paper,  an  extended  essay,  a  report of
          experimental  research,  a  performance or
          other  creative effort that represents the
          outcome  of  anindependent  project  by  a
          member  of the  Honors College. Permission
          to  register  will  be  granted  after the
          student   submits   a   written  statement
          describing  the  proposed  Honors project,
          which  is  then  approved and  signed by a
          faculty  mentor  and  the  Honors  College
          course   director.  Prerequisites:  Senior
          standing  and  permission  of  the  Honors
          College.  This course does not meet Honors
          College distribution requirements.
[3451] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              LASHER, L


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