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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Honors

HONR 100 (2.00)

Honors Forum I

This course introduces students to the academic methods and tradition and to the pursuit of excellence. Students will interact with campus researchers and creative artists, participate in service learning and development, acquire research and study skills applicable to their future endeavors, and reflect upon what it means to be a full member of a community of learning.
   Course ID: 054861
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 200 (3.00)

Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 054863
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: The Beatles, Anatomy Of Deviance, Intelligence Community, Trad Chinese Writers, The School Of Athens, Honors Seminar, Class, Race, and Sexual Orient, Reality and Illusion in Contem, Ethics and Public Policy, The Nature of Learning and the, Computation, Complexity & Emergence, The Biology of Color, An Economic Perspective on the History of the Amer, The Embodied Mind: Culture and the Neurological Bo, The Literature of Chivalry, Community in the Age of Social Media and the 99%, Being Human: Brain, Mind & You, Childhood in Ancient Mediterranean, Race, Poverty & Gender in Baltimore, Animal Reproduction, A History of Kermit, Art as Illustration, Race, Science and Society, Horror and Suspense Literature, Spies & Assassins-Security Law, Cultures of Childhood
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 210 (3.00)

Great Books Seminar I

An introduction to the great books of world literature, religion, philosophy, history, and science from ancient times to the present day. This course will include readings from such works as the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, Confucius, Homer, Plato, Dante, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.
   Course ID: 054865
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 211 (3.00)

Great Books Seminar II

A second semester course on the great books of world literature, religion, philosophy, history and science. The course will include readings from such authors as Molihre, Swift, Basho, Darwin, Tolstoy, Dickinson and selected modern writers. 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.
   Course ID: 054866
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 300 (3.00)

General Honors Seminar

A significant interdisciplinary theme will be examined under the direction of a UMBC faculty member or an expert guest instructor. Seminar topics will vary from semester to semester. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054872
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sem:Holocst & Lit Imgntn, Reflect/Learning-Service, Literature And Medicine, Independent Study-Honors, King Lear & Dys Family, The Beatles, Lit Of Sigmund Freud, Cont Art Theory & Crit, Herodotus And Faulkner, Anti-Hero In Eur & Amer, Sci,Math,Tech In Ancient, Aristotle And Verbal Art, Anti-Hero Euro Amer Lit, Art,Culture & Childhood, American Citizenship, Sem: Drama And Education, Top:Darwinism, Culture In Nazi Germany, Ethinic Lit & Film In US, Knowlege And Responsibil, The Book Of Job, New York, Electoral Systems & Rep, The Cinema And Antiquity, The Culture Of Ireland, The Bardic Voice, Technology & Perception, Phil Reflections On War, Ethical Issues In Arts, Sem: Relig-Indiv/Society, Heresy/Toleratn/Dissent, Knowledge & Responsibili, Knowledge/Responsibility, Today's Theatre, Reflection Thru Service, Leadership/Research Srvc, What IS A Person, Presidential Selection, The Divine Comedy, Lit Of The Holocaust, Cultures Of Childhood, From Spies To Sataellite, Globalization & Wrld Cit, Sci,Mth, & Tech In Anc W, The Intelligence Communi, Aristotle & The Verb Art, Leadership/Responsibilty, Moral Laws, Theology In Literature, From Spies To Satellites, What IS Liberal Educ?, Women/Emergence Of Consu, Performance In Baltimore, Greece And Turkey, World Art/Culture Study, The Hero And The Quest, Death And Dying, English Romantic Lit, Hist/Culture Cent.Europe, Ethics And Public Policy, Art Museum: Hist/Theory, Sem: Soviet Poltcs & Lit, Relativity/Lit Modernism, General Honors Seminar, Leadership & Responsblty, Discovery/Problem Solvng, Personal Relationships, Leadership & Responsibil, Ancient Greek Drama, Leadership Through Serv, Professional Issues And, Herodotus & Faulkner, Amer Response To Terror, The Hist & Cult Of Italy, Provost's Seminar, Seminar:Faith And Reason, Sem: Art/Minds/Machines, Sem:The Radical In Art, Comp Rhetorical Styles, Knowledge & Responsiblty, Philosophy & Autobiog, Understand Todays Theatr, Intermed Exposition-Hnrs, Prof Issues/Decision Mak, Post-Modern Western Mind, Leadership & Respons, Leadership/Responsiblity, Utopia/Dystopia, Minds, Machines & Logic, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Travel To Ireland, Global Warming, Study Travel, Identity And Democracy, Sem:Heroes/Heretics/Hist, Moral Issues Life Scienc, Sem:Idea/Ideal And Greek, Sem:Sociology Of Science, Top:The Environment, Issues Of Life And Death, Prof Ethics/Decisionmak, Prof Issues/Decisionmak, East Euro Lit & Pol, Shakespeare's England, Prof Issues/Decis Making, Spain And Portugal, Questioning The Arts, Hist & Culture Of France, Aristotle & Verbal Arts, Utopian And Dystopian, Literature Of Holocaust, Hero And The Quest, Bardic Voice, Politics And Literature, Top:Today's Theatre, The Two Cultures, Top:Against Metaphor, Knowledge And Responsib, Knowledge & Responsblty, Humane Warfare?, Space & Earth Sciences, Knowledge & Respons, Literature & Medicine, Origin Of Modern Mind, Theatre In Baltimore, Paradigms Of Belief, Project Discover, Infrmtn,Commnctn & Web, Russian Foreign Policy, Jesus - From Man To God, Freud As Literature, When Worlds Collide, Beyond Emancipation, Art Culture Of Chldhood, Shkspre Beyond Comedy, Images&Culture Of War, Honors Seminar, Performance, American Political Thought, Constructing the Samurai, Science, Policy, and Diplomacy, Paris as Text, Images of Joan of Arc, Science and Technology in the, The Embodied Mind: Culture an, Stress-Testing the U.S, War, Terror, and the Rule of Law, Computation, Complexity & Emergence, The Biology of Color, Robots and Society, What is a language?, Writing By and About Artists, Cultural Identity & American Democracy, Security and Privacy in a Mobile, Social World, Understanding HIV and AIDS, Biological Clocks, The Literature of Chivalry, Community in the Age of Social Media and the 99%, Race, Poverty & Gender in Baltimore, Childhood in Ancient Mediterranean, A History of Kermit, Animal Reproduction, Art as Illustration, Race, Science and Society, Horror and Suspense Literature, Spies & Assassins-Security Law, Modern National Security Law
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 390 (3.00)

Reflections on Community Service

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 course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054873
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 400 (1.00 - 4.00)

Honors Independent Study

Independent study or research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Course guidelines are available in the Honors College. Variable credit course repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.
   Course ID: 054874
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 410 (3.00)

Honors Internship

This course offers academic credit for an internship or other applied learning experience. For each credit hour, student interns perform three hours per week of supervised tasks for a business, government or non-profit agency. Internships are individually arranged with the sponsoring agency under the supervision of the Shriver Center. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 054875
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HONR 490 (1.00 - 4.00)

Senior Honors Project

A formal research paper, an extended essay, a report of experimental research, a performance or a portfolio of creative work 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 proposal describing the proposed Honors project, which then is approved and signed by the faculty mentor and the Honors College course director.
   Course ID: 054876
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.