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Spring 2008


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HONR 200A Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar                        3 credits
          Traditional Chinese Writers and Their             
          Worlds                                            

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  course
          explores  the  worlds  and  works  of four
          Chinese  writers: Sima Qian, the historian
          of  the  Western  Han  dynasty;  the early
          medieval  poet Tao Qian;  the Tang poet Du
          Fu;  and Su Shi,  the Northern Song writer
          and  artist.  What  were some  of the core
          ethical   and  literary  values  of  early
          China,  and how did those values shape the
          earliest  definitions  of  "literature" in
          China?  How did each of these four writers
          respond  to  the  world in  the context of
          these  values?  All  readings  will  be in
          English. Course meets in Library 216M.
[3449] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (TBA)           SHIELDS, A


HONR 211  Great Books Seminar II                                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP:N/A.  GFR:Meets  AH.  Honors  211 will
          highlight   the   theme   of   the   human
          condition,   both  tragic  and  comic,  in
          selected  works  from the  canon of "Great
          Books."   Although   our   focus  will  be
          classical  literature  in  the  genres  of
          epic,  drama,  and  history, we  will also
          read several related works by authors such
          as   Shakespeare,  William  Faulkner,  and
          Samuel Beckett. Our goals include becoming
          familiar   with  certain  masterpieces  of
          western   literature,  seeing  how  a  few
          modern  writers  have  responded  to those
          works,  and understanding and appreciating
          the  significance of  those "classics" for
          us today. Class meets in Library 216M.
[3450] 0101 TuTh.......7:10pm- 8:25pm (TBA)           MASON, R


HONR 300A 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'sThe    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 350B.
          Permission   required   from   the  Honors
          College. Class meets in Library 216M.
[3451] 0101 TuTh.......8:45am-10:00am (TBA)           GLASSER, J


HONR 300B General Honors Seminar Performance                      3 credits

(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 performance of their
          own. Course meets in Library 216M.
[3452] 0101 W..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (TBA)           KREIZENBECK, A


HONR 300C General Honors Seminar Ethics and Public                3 credits
          Policy                                            

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  course
          examines  arguments about  moral issues in
          public  policy.   Part  I  focuses  on the
          means  used to implement policies- what is
          sometimes described as the issue of "dirty
          hands."  Part  II  explores  the  ends  of
          policies -- the problem of "hard choices."
          Upon     what    foundations    can    our
          consideration  of the ethics of individual
          policies  rest?  In Part  III, we consider
          the   role  of  public  officials  --  the
          problem   of  responsibility.  How  should
          those  who govern be  held accountable for
          decisions  and  policies  that  they make?
          Course meets in Library 216M.
[3453] 0101 Th.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (TBA)           STACEY, S


HONR 300D General Honors Seminar American                         3 credits
          Citizenship                                       

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          will  tackle  the question  of becoming an
          American citizen. When almost all benefits
          of  citizenship can be  had by aliens, why
          bother?  Students in this course will help
          the  instructor  answer  these  and  other
          questions   as   part   of  a  book-length
          project.      Students    interested    in
          citizenship  and  those interested  in the
          process   of  writing  will  find  this  a
          rewarding,   if  challenging,  course.  No
          prior knowledge of the subject is expected
          or  required, although a willingness to do
          a  lot of background reading is essential.
          This course meets in Library 216M.
[3454] 0101 M..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (TBA)           VAUGHAN, G


HONR 300E General Honors Seminar Study Travel                     3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD This class will
          prepare  students  to  go  on  the  Honors
          College Study-Travel Trip to France in May
          & June. Class meets in Library 216M.
[3455] 0101 M..........7:10pm- 9:40pm (TBA)           SHIELDS, A


HONR 390  Reflections on Community Service                        3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for   permission   to  enroll.   HONR  390
          sect.0101  requires  permission  of Shiver
          Center and Instructor.
[3456] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              SHIELDS, A


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.
[3457] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STACEY, S


HONR 410  Honors Internship                                       3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for  permission  to  enroll.   This course
          offers  academic credit  for an internship
          or    coop.    Student   interns   perform
          supervised tasks for business, government,
          or    non-profit   agency.Interships   are
          individually  arranged with the sponsoring
          agency   through   the   Shriver   Center.
          Prerequisite:  Permission  of  the  Honors
          College and the Shriver Center.
[3458] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STACEY, S


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.
[3459] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STACEY, S
[3460] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              STACEY, S


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