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Spring 2004




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

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  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 their
          principal  subject  matter or  because the
          artist in question attempts to retrieve or
          to   disavow,in   the   creative  process,
          elements of his or her own childhood.  Our
          goal  is to explore  contemporary views of
          childhood  and  to situate  these views in
          their  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.
[3178] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (AD  729)       SPITZ, E


HONR 300B 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
          Shakepeare'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 considerthese
          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.
[3179] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (ACIV108)       GLASSER, J


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar science, math, and               3 credits
          technology in the ancient world                   

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  course
          presents    the   major   scientific   and
          mathematical  advances made by the ancient
          Greeks  and Romans. Those advances in such
          diverse  fields  as medicine  and biology,
          mathematics  and  geometry,  astronomy and
          geography,   became   the  foundations  of
          intellectual  thought  in  both  the Latin
          west  and  the  Arabic  east.  Texts  will
          include translations of treatises by major
          scientists  of the Greek  and Roman world.
          The  archeological  evidence  for  ancient
          technology  will  also be  included in the
          course.  We  will study  these discoveries
          and  developments  within  the  historical
          context   of   the   ancient  world.  That
          background   --   political,  social,  and
          economic  --  will  provide  insights into
          developments    in    political   science,
          anthropology,   psychology   and   ethical
          philosophy.  Also  listed  as  ANCS  350H.
          Permission   Required   from   the  Honors
          College.
[3180] 0101 TuTh.......7:00pm- 8:15pm (FA  006)       MASON, R


HONR 300D General Honors Seminar THE INTELLIGENCE                 3 credits
          COMMUNITY                                         

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD The objective of
          this  seminar  is to  investigate the past
          and  present  structure  and  operation of
          U.S.      and     foreign     intelligence
          organizations.  If  the  world  is  in  an
          information  age,  this is also  an age in
          which  secret information  is vital. Since
          much  is  still behind  wraps, the seminar
          will  emphasize  historical examples  as a
          way of understanding the present. Students
          will  survey  a  variety  of  sources from
          classic   books   to   the  Internet.   In
          addition,  the seminar  will consider some
          select examples of "spy" fiction and film,
          and  seek  the  truth  behind  the popular
          myths they promulgate. Permission required
          from the Honors College.
[3181] 0101 MW.........7:00pm- 8:15pm (PHYS107)       STAFF


HONR 300E General Honors Seminar DEATH AND DYING                1-3 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:  EHS  200  or  an
          introductory   social  science  course  or
          permission  of the  instructor. Permission
          required  from  the  Honors  College. Also
          listed as EHS 345H.
[3182] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV007)       SMITH-CUMBERLA


HONR 390A Reflections on Community Service                        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  will  apply the
          concepts and skills they develop to actual
          experiences  in  community  service.  This
          section   of   the   course  will  provide
          training  and experience in adult literacy
          tutoring.  Permission  required  from  the
          Shriver  Center  and Honors  College. Also
          listed  as  ENGL 386.  Class  will meet in
          LIB216A.
[3183] 0101 M..........3:30pm- 4:45pm (MP  012A)      MCKUSICK, J


HONR 390B Reflections on Community Service                      3-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG Permission required from
          the Shriver Center and the Honors College.
          This   section  will  enroll  students  in
          individual community service placements.
[3184] 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.
[3185] 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
          business,    government,   or   non-profit
          agency.Interships     are     individually
          arranged  with the sponsoring agency. This
          courseis  repeatable  for  a maximum  of 8
          credits.  Prerequisite:  One college-level
          writing   course  and  permission  of  the
          Honors College.
[3186] 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  an  independent 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 the
          faculty  mentor  and  the  Honors  College
          course   director.  Prerequisites:  Senior
          standing  and  permission  of  the  Honors
          College.
[3187] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              LASHER, L


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