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Fall 2005




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.
[3454] 0101 M..........4:00pm- 6:00pm (LH2 ...)       KORN, M


HONR 210  Great Books Seminar 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,  philosophy and  religion from
          ancient  times to the Renaissance. This is
          a  reading seminar that  is devoted solely
          to  narrative and dramatic works. We shall
          study  works  by  such  authors  as Homer,
          Aeschylus,   Sophocles,  Euripides,  Ovid,
          Chaucer,  and  Shakespeare as  well as the
          Ramayana and Genesis.
[3455] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (SOND409)       SPITZ, E


HONR 300A General Honors Seminar Aristotle and the                3 credits
          Verbal Arts                                       

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          will  examine and differentiate the Verbal
          Arts  or  Controls  of  language: Grammar,
          Rhetoric,   and   Poetics  as  defined  in
          Aristotle's  "Rhetoric" and  "Poetics" and
          selections  from  Plato's  "Republic."  We
          shall   exemplify   the   verbal  arts  by
          studying  such  works as  Jonathan Swift's
          essay  "A Modest Proposal";  poems such as
          Shakespeare's Sonnet 71 and Robert Frost's
          "Stopping  by Woods..."; and speeches from
          ancient and modern times such as Pericles'
          "Funeral  Oration"  and  Lincoln's  Second
          Inaugural Address. We shall consider these
          works   from   practical,  aesthetic,  and
          theoretical  perspectives,  and  we  shall
          investigate   the   relationship   between
          author and audience, the political, social
          and formal significance of poetry, and the
          historical  and  cultural milieu  in which
          great   (and  not  so  great)  control  of
          language   is   needed.   Also  listed  as
          ANCS351H.  Permission  required  from  the
          Honors College.
[3457] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (ACIV108)       GLASSER, J


HONR 300B 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.        See
          http://research.umbc.edu/
          morin/Beatles.htm  for  more  information.
          Permission   required   from   the  Honors
          College.  Also listed as MUSC336H.
[3458] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  331)       MORIN, J


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar Science,                         3 credits
          Mathematics, & Technology in the Ancient          
          World                                             

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course will
          present    the    major   scientific   and
          mathematical  advances made by the ancient
          Greeks  and  Romans.  Discoveries  in such
          diverse  fields  as medicine  and biology,
          mathematics  and  geometry,  geography and
          astronomy,   became   the  foundations  of
          intellectual   thought   in   both   Latin
          medieval  west and in  the Arabic east. We
          will    study    these   discoveries   and
          developments within the historical context
          of  the  ancient world.  That background -
          political,  social  and  economic  -  will
          provide us with insights into developments
          in     political    science,    sociology,
          anthropology,   psychology   and   ethical
          philosophy.  We  will  survey  traditional
          methods of education, the establishment of
          "schools" such as Plato's Academy, and the
          orgins    and    growth    of   scientific
          institutions  such as the Museum and Great
          Library   at   Alexandria.  We  will  also
          consider   those  cultural  and  religious
          factors    that    promoted   or   impeded
          developments  in  science. Our  texts will
          include  translations of treatises written
          by  major scientists and mathematicians of
          the  Greek  and Roman world.  We will also
          study  archeological evidence for advances
          in metallurgy and engineering. Also listed
          as  ANCS350H. Permission required from the
          Honors College.
[3459] 0101 TuTh.......7:10pm- 8:25pm (FA  215)       MASON, R


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 and death with
          new  insight in an atmosphere for personal
          growth.    Prerequisite:   EHS200   or  an
          introductory   social  science  course  or
          permission  of the  instructor. Permission
          required  from  the  Honors  College. Also
          listed as EHS345H.
[3461] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV108)       SMITH-CUMBERLA


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.
[3462] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              BOEHLING, R


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.
[3463] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              KORN, M


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.
[3464] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              KORN, M


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. Section
          0201 meets in the Library, room 216C.
[3465] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              KORN, M
[3466] 0201 Tu.........1:00pm- 3:30pm (TBA)           SPITZ, E


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