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Fall 2004 Course Schedule - Honors

* HON-100-S01 Enduring Ideas: Violence 4 1:20PM-2:25PM MWF CLLC 2ND
S. Oldrieve
This course is open only to students formally accepted into the Honors Program starting Fall, 2004. This course explores how studies in the Humanities disciplines can help us answer enduring questions about human violence: why do humans commit violence against each other? How do humans react to violence among themselves? What efforts have been made to contain violence? What caused those efforts to succeed or fail? We will look at the ways in which literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and religion from Roman times through the age of Enlightenment address these questions and suggest solutions to the enduring problem of human violence.

* HON-100-S02 Enduring Ideas: Natl Sciences 4 9:55-11:35AM TTH CLLC 2ND S. Thomas
This course is open only to students formally accepted into the Honors Program starting Fall, 2004. This course examines the different ways of learning and knowing and the modes of inquiry practiced by scholars and thinkers in diverse fields of study. It concentrates on the development of thought over time in the natural sciences, but also explores social studies, mathematics, language arts, and fine arts. Course experiences are based in interdisciplinary investigations that include modeling, practice and analysis of ways of inquiring in the several subject areas. Reading of original literature as well as
contemporary essays, guest speakers, videos and field trips are part of the course materials. Students will have the option of applying Spanish, French, German or Italian language skills for writing assignments. They will either receive extra credit or a reduced number of assignments.

* HON-100-S03 Enduring Idea: Soc Sci Justice 4 1:00-2:40PM TTH MC 16
M. Mattern
This course is open only to students formally accepted into the Honors Program starting Fall, 2004. Questions of justice underlie all political theory and practice. Around it pivot debates about human nature, freedom, equality, citizenship, democracy, obligation and a host of other political concepts and practices. Justice is thus one of the most fundamental issues in all public life. This course will address this enduring concern in political theory and practice, by exploring various conceptions of justice and their implications for other important political ideas and practices.

HON-199-S01 Problem Solving 4 1:20PM-2:40PM TTH WILK TBA E. Meyer
Students must be of at least sophomore status and a GPA of at least 3.5 or at least sophomore status and be enrolled in the Honors Program. The student will develop his/her problem solving skills using numerous games and puzzles as well as selected problems from the fields of mathematics, physics, and probability. No previous training in these subject areas is necessary. The purpose of this course is to develop the studentís mental strength and mental stamina and thus prepare the student for success in the 21st century.

HON-200-S01 The Family, Diversity and Change  4  1:20PM-3:00PM  MW  TBA 
N. Gussett
Core Skills:  Ethical Implications of Subject Matter
                   Social Interaction
This course is open only to students enrolled in the Honors Program, who have taken HON 100.  Work and family issues, theories and concepts about how communication plays a role between marital partners, in parent and children interactions, and in intercultural/diversity issues are discussed. I addition, the course would examine such issues as pregnancy and birth, male and female roles, the nature of childhood, the extended family and various types of family arrangements which have existed in human history (polygamy, polyandry, nuclear family, gay and lesbian parents).

! HON-263I-S01 Sem: US-Mexico Relns NAFTA  4  2:55-4:35PM  TTH
KAMM 214 Krutky/Pisnar-Sweeney
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
A comparative study of the development of the political, economic and social environments of business and labor relations in the U.S.and Mexico with special attention given to the growing interconnections between the two societies. The course will focus on U.S.-
Mexican relations since the beginning of NAFTA as a case study. Students will then apply this comparative framework to analyze the implications for other Latin American countries as they consider membership in an expanded free trade area. This course fulfills the requirement for the IS capstone seminar or an IS upper division elective.



 

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