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Spring 2005




HONR 211  Great Books Seminar II                                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets  A/H. GDR:Meets H.  A second
          semester  course  on  the  great  books of
          world  literature.  The  course will focus
          principally  on works of fiction and drama
          and   include   authors  such  as  Racine,
          Moliere,  Swift,  Goethe,  Eliot,  Balzac,
          Flaubert,   Melville,  Dostoevsky,  Ibsen,
          Chekhov,  and Kafka.  Although this course
          continues  work  begun in HONR  210, it is
          designed so that students can easily enter
          HONR  211  without having  taken HONR 210.
          Extensive reading assignments are required
          each  week.  Permission required  from the
          instructor: Spitz@umbc.edu.
[3371] 0101 Tu.........4:00pm- 6:30pm (AD  729)       SPITZ, E


HONR 220  Honors Leadership Seminar                               3 credits

          Grade   Method:   REG  This  seminar  will
          explore     the    relationship    between
          leadership  and responsibility through the
          lens     of     cognitive    developmental
          psychology.  Readings will include Perry's
          Forms    of   Intellectual   and   Ethical
          Development and Kohlberg's Essays on Moral
          Development:   The   Philosophy  of  Moral
          Development.  Additional readings  will be
          drawn  from  important works  in political
          science,    philosophy,   sociology,   and
          contemporary   critical   thought,such  as
          Plato's  Republic, Rousseau's Discourse on
          the  Origin  of  Inequality, Machiavelli's
          The Prince, Mannheim's Idology and Utopia,
          and Wendell Berry'sCitizenship Papers. The
          course  will combine the academic rigor of
          an  honors seminar with an emphasis on the
          writing  and communication skills that are
          essential    to    leadership,   including
          exposition,   argumentation,  debate,  and
          public   presentation.  In  addition,  the
          course  will  offer practical  training in
          leadership    so    that    students   may
          competently  consider the  implications of
          assuming  leadership roles at  UMBC and in
          their  future  careers.  PLEASE  NOTE THIS
          CLASS  MEETS  IN  SS  202  BEGINNING  LATE
          FEBRUARY.
[3372] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (TBA)           KORN, M


HONR 300A General Honors Seminar Utopian and                      3 credits
          Dystopian Fiction                                 

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD The course will
          deal  with mankind's imaginative desire to
          create and/or livein the ideal society and
          the  results  of  some of  those attempts.
          Readings   will  include  selections  from
          Plato's     Republic,    More's    Utopia,
          Shakespeare's  As  You  Like  It,  Swift's
          Gulliver's Travels, HIlton's Lost Horizon,
          Orwell's   Animal   Farm,  Zamyatin's  We,
          Gilman's  Herland, and  Dunn's Ella Minnow
          Pea.  There will also be  a Film Night for
          several weeks where we shall show films of
          some of the works listed.
[3373] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (ACIV108)       GLASSER, J


HONR 300B General Honors Seminar Shakespeare Beyond               3 credits
          Comedy                                            

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course will
          focus  on  a  set  of  Shakespeare's works
          known  as "The  ProblemPlays." These plays
          defy  classification as comedy, containing
          serious,  dark,and  often  ironic  themes.
          Their  resolutions  are  troubling;  their
          crises  unresolved.  Plays to  be examined
          include  The  Merchant of  Venice, Measure
          forMeasure, All's Well That Ends Well, The
          Winter's  Tale, and  Troilus and Cressida.
          We  will  attend to  the cultural critique
          present   in  the  dramas,  andinvestigate
          questions  of  law, religion,  gender, and
          economic  exchange.  Also  listed  as ENGL
          351H.
[3374] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (FA  006)       OSHEROW, M


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar General Honors                   3 credits
          Seminar: When Worlds Collide                      

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          ANCS 350H. Course will meet in Honors 220.
          In   the   late   eighteenth   and   early
          nineteenth centuries, America, France, and
          Greece     all    experienced    political
          revolutions   that  marked  a  fundamental
          breakwith  the  recent  past.  Individuals
          such  as  Thomas  Jefferson  and  Napoleon
          Bonaparte  were directly involved in those
          revolutions,  but  at  the same  time they
          were  actively and deeply engaged with the
          distant   past.   Earlier  excavations  at
          Pompeii  and Herculaneum  had revealed how
          much  of  the  past  theearth  might still
          hold;  those excavations  also represented
          the  birth  of  scientific  archaelogy and
          they  even contributed  to the development
          of Charles Lyell's geological theories. In
          America,    Thomas    Jefferson    himself
          excavated   a  prehistoric  burial  mound,
          while  CharlesWillson Peale  recovered the
          skeleton  of a mastodon  that he displayed
          in   the   New   World's   first   museum.
          Napoleon's  invasion  of Egypt  led to the
          discovery  and decipherment of the Rosetta
          Stone   and  sparked  the  first  wave  of
          Egyptomania  that  was to  sweepttover the
          western  world.  Traditional  education in
          the classical and Romantic poetry together
          inspired  young men from  both England and
          America  to measure,accurately record, and
          to restore ancient architecture, to search
          for   (and  appropriate)  classical  Greek
          statues, and to fight in the Greek War for
          Independence.   In  this seminar,  we will
          explore  the exploration of  the past that
          took  place  during an  age of revolution,
          romanticism,  and  interdisciplinary;  our
          goal  will  be to learn  about pioneers in
          rediscovery  who  lived  an  age  that saw
          great  progress both in the humanities and
          in the sciences.
[3375] 0101 TuTh.......7:00pm- 8:15pm (FA  215)       MASON, R


HONR 300D General Honors Seminar Dynamics of the                  3 credits
          Arab-Israeli Conflict                             

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          JDST 410H and POLI485H. Permission granted
          through the Honors College.
[3376] 0101 W..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (SS  208)       FREEDMAN, R


HONR 390A Reflections on Community Service                        4 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F  Adult  Literacy
          Tutoring  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.
[7637] 0101 M..........3:30pm- 4:45pm (MP  012A)      MCKUSICK, J


HONR 390B Reflections on Community Service                      3-4 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG This section will enroll
          students  in individual  community service
          placements.  Permission  requred  from the
          Shriver  Center  and  the  Honors College.
          placements.
[3377] 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.
[3378] 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
          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.
[3379] 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.
[3380] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              KORN, M
[7783] 0201 Tu.........1:00pm- 3:30pm (TBA)           SPITZ, E


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