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Spring 2009


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HONR 200B Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar Ethics                 3 credits
          and Public Policy                                 

          Grade   Method:  REG  In  this  course  we
          examine  some  of  the  moral  issues that
          arise in public life. The course begins by
          reviewing  frameworks  for  thinking about
          ethical  issues in public policy, and then
          deals  with questions concerning the means
          employed   to   implement  public  policy,
          questions   concerning   the  ends  policy
          should serve, and questions concerning the
          appropriate  roles  of  public  officials.
          Readings include classics of political and
          moral  philosophy,  case studies  and some
          contemporary    journalism.   Issues   may
          include  the  official  use  of  violence,
          terrorism,   toleration  and  its  limits,
          deception  and politics, multiculturalism,
          capital   punishment,  abortion,  welfare,
          health   care,   affirmative  action,  and
          perhaps  others. Short  presentations will
          be   required,   participation   will   be
          emphasized,  and students  will write four
          short papers.
[3439] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (LIB 216M)      STACEY, S


HONR 211  Great Books Seminar II                                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
          GEP:N/A.  GFR:Meets AH.  This  course is a
          reading  seminar. Each week we shall study
          a major work of literature written between
          the post-Renaissance and the mid-twentieth
          century.   These  works  come  from  seven
          countries  as  follows:  France,  England,
          Ireland,  Norway,  Russia, Czechoslovakia,
          and  the USA. They  include plays, novels,
          and  short  stories;  all  were  published
          between  1669 and 1959.  In each instance,
          we  shall consider characterization, plot,
          dialogue,   setting,   structure,   theme,
          metaphor, and symbol. As we proceed, these
          great  books  will  become  entwined  in a
          cultural  field  in  which we  meander, an
          intertext   that   they   and   we  create
          together:  readers  affect texts,  just as
          texts  affect  readers.  Although  we  are
          taking  up a large number of works because
          part  of  our  aim is  the introduction of
          these  authors  and literatures,  we shall
          read  in  as much depth  and detail as our
          time permits.
[3440] 0101 W..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (LIB 216M)      SPITZ, E


HONR 216  eBiology - Phage Hunters II                             3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7602] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (ENGR122) LAB   SANDOZ, J


HONR 300F General Honors Seminar Science, Policy and              3 credits
          Diplomacy                                         

          Grade  Method: REG  This interdisciplinary
          course   challenges   students  to  better
          understand  (i)  the  fundamental  role of
          science   in   various   aspects   of  the
          government,  (ii)  the  critical  role  of
          science  in  setting domestic  and foreign
          policy,  and (iii) the  value of analyzing
          and  articulating  science  and technology
          issues  to the general  public. The course
          topics  will  focus  primarily  on current
          issues  facing policy makers, particularly
          topics   in  the  headlines.  The  reading
          assignments   will   provide   a  valuable
          foundation  for  the class  discussion and
          debates,   which   the  students  will  be
          expected to participate in.
[3441] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (LIB 216M)      SELEY, K


HONR 300G General Honors Seminar Science and                      3 credits
          Technology in the Ancient world.                  

          Grade Method: REG This course will present
          the  major  scientific  and  technological
          advances  made  by the  ancient Greeks and
          Romans.  Those  advances  in  such diverse
          fields    as    medicine    and   biology,
          mathematics  and  geometry,  geography and
          astronomy,   became   the  foundations  of
          intellectual  endeavor  in both  the Latin
          west  and the Arabic  east.  We will study
          the  discoveries  and developments  in the
          political, social and economic contexts of
          the  ancient world. We  will also consider
          traditional  methods of  education and the
          cultural   and   religious   factors  that
          promoted   or   impeded   developments  in
          science.   Texts  to  be  studied  include
          translations     of     primary     texts,
          archeological   research,  and  historical
          research on science and technology.
[3442] 0101 TuTh.......7:10pm- 8:25pm (LIB 216M)      MASON, R


HONR 300J General Honors Seminar Images of Joan of                3 credits
          Arc                                               

          Grade  Method: REG  This interdisciplinary
          seminar   examines   the   literature  and
          iconography  of  the  extraordinary French
          warrior,  later  saint,  Joan of  Arc, the
          Maid  of  Orleans. The goal  is to explore
          and  evaluate  the  astonishing  range  of
          artistic   responses  to  this  historical
          figure  since  her death in  1431. We will
          read  contemporary documents  by and about
          Joan  as well as a  wide range of literary
          treatments of her story, from 15th-century
          poems    to    Shakespeare's    calumnious
          portrayal to 20th-century poems and drama.
          Because  the story of Joan of Arc has also
          inspired  filmmakers, visual  artists, and
          composers,   and  we  will  explore  those
          versions   of   the   Maid,   as  well  as
          appropriations  of her image for political
          and commercial ends.
[3443] 0101 Th.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (LIB 216M)      ORGELFINGER, G


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.
[3444] 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.
[3445] 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.
[3446] 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.
[3447] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              SHIELDS, A


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