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Fall 2006




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.
[3483] 0101 M..........4:00pm- 6:00pm (LH6 ...)       STAFF


HONR 200A Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar The                    3 credits
          School of Athens:Fifth Century Athens             

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F  The  seminar will
          focus  on the intellectual world of Athens
          in  the  Fifth  Century  BCE.  Topics will
          include  political theory and democracy in
          action,  the  art of  public speaking, the
          founding  of  history  as  an intellectual
          discipline,     philosophical     thought,
          medicine  and  science,  war  and military
          developments,   drama  and  art,  and  the
          legacy of classical Athens. Also listed as
          ANCS 250H.
[3484] 0101 TuTh.......7:10pm- 8:25pm (FA  018)       MASON, R


HONR 200B Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar The                    3 credits
          Beatles:Career, Music, Culture, Innovation        
          and Impact                                        

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F  Also  listed  as
          MUSC336H. c 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.     Permission
          required from the Honors College.
[3485] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  011)       MORIN, J


HONR 200C Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar Anatomy                3 credits
          of Deviance                                       

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F   A  biological,
          psychological,  and philosophical  look at
          defining       deviance.      Incorporates
          socio-cultural  relativity  and  issues of
          ethics  of  social response.  Will discuss
          psychopathology,   crime   &   punishment,
          forensic    issues,    media   influences,
          intercultural issues.
[3486] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (ITE 241)       ANDERSON, R


HONR 300A General Honors Seminar Hero and the Quest               3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F  THE HERO  AND THE
          QUEST  WILL  BE CONSIDERED  AS ARCHETYPES.
          ALSO,  THE  CLASS  WILL DEAL  WITH MYTHIC,
          RELIGIOUS, AND SECULAR QUESTS FROM ANCIENT
          TIMES  THROUGH  THE MODERN.  STUDENTS WILL
          EVOLVE   DEFINITIONS   OF   THE  HERO  AND
          DEFINITIONS  REMAIN CONSTANT  IN SOME WAYS
          AND CHANGE IN OTHERS. THE READINGS WILL BE
          VARIED.PERMISSION REQUIRED FROM THE HONORS
          COLLEGE.
[3487] 0101 TuTh.......8:30am- 9:45am (ITE 237)       GLASSER, J


HONR 300B General Honors Seminar Death and Dying                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F  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.
[3488] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV108)       CUMBERLAND, T


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar Art and the                      3 credits
          Cultures of Childhood                             

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F THIS COURSE EXPLORES
          AND  ANALYZES  CULTURAL  ARTIFACTS CREATED
          EXPRESSLY   FOR  YOUNG  CHILDREN  SUCH  AS
          ILLUSTRATED   STORY  BOOKS,  FAIRY  TALES,
          TELEVISION PROGRAMS, AND ALSO RECENT FILMS
          MADE  FOR SMALL CHILDREN  AS WELL AS FILMS
          ABOUT YOUNG CHILDREN BUT DIRECTED TO ADULT
          AUDIENCES.  WE WILL CONSIDER  WORKS OF ART
          THAT  DRAW UPON CHILDHOOD, EITHER AS THIER
          PRINCIPAL  SUBJECT  MATTER OR  BECAUSE THE
          ARTIST IN QUESTION ATTEMPTS TO RETRIEVE OR
          TO   DISAVOW,   IN   THE  CREATIVEPROCESS,
          ELEMENTS OF HIS OR HER OWN CHILDHOOD.  OUR
          GOAL  IS TO EXPLORE  CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF
          CHILDHOOD  AND  TO SITUATE  THESE VIEWS IN
          THIER  APPROPRIATE  HISTORICAL,  LITERARY,
          VISUAL,    AND    PSYCHOLOGICAL   CULTURAL
          CONTEXTS.   READINGS  BEGIN  WITH  PLATO'S
          "REPUBLIC"  AND  END  IN  THE TWENTY-FIRST
          CENTURY.   PERMISSION  REQUIRED  FROM  THE
          INSTRUCTOR;         PLEASE        CONTACT:
          SPITZ@UMBC.EDU.   HONR  300C meets  at the
          Library Room 214.
[3489] 0101 Th.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (TBA)           SPITZ, E


HONR 300D General Honors Seminar IMAGES AND CULTURE               3 credits
          OF WAR: REPRESENTATIOS OF EUROPEAN WARFARE        
          AND IMPERIALISM, 1840-1970                        

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Exploring the
          visual  culture  of  warfare,  this course
          looks  at  European  conflicts  in  modern
          times,  how  photographers,  writers,  and
          filmmakers    recorded   them,   and   how
          civilians  consumed  those representations
          back  home.  It  was  the age  of Empires:
          Britain,   France,   Russia,  and  Germany
          competing  with  each other  for political
          dominance  and territorial  possessions in
          Asia  and Africa. But those dominions were
          held  at a cost - often involving violence
          and  death  to both the  Europeans and the
          indigenous  peoples  they  tried  to  rule
          over.  At every conflict, the photographer
          was there to expose, propagandize, dazzle,
          and warn. "Images and Cultures of War"will
          demonstrate    that    warfare   and   its
          accompanying   technologies  remained  the
          foundation   of   the  modern  imperialist
          project.   Also   listed   as  HIST  355H.
          PERMISSION OF THE HONORS COLLEGE REQUIRED.
          Meets in Library Room 214.
[3490] 0101 W..........6:00pm- 8:30pm (FA  530)       HUDGINS, N


HONR 390  Reflections on Community Service                        3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  P-F  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.
[3491] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


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.
[3492] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF
[7803] 0102 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


HONR 410  Honors Internship                                       3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  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   6   credits.   Preliminary
          authorization  by  the Shriver  Center and
          thereafter   permission   of   the  HONORS
          COLLEGE is required.  This course does not
          meet     HONORS    COllEGE    distribution
          requirements.
[3493] 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.
[3494] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              KORN, M
[3495] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              SPITZ, E
[3496] 0301 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


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