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Seminars

Seminars for Spring 2014-15

HONR 1221-01: Honors Writing Seminar
Instructor: Robeson, English
10-10:50 MWF
CRN: 31804
UGE: Effective Communication: Written
A&S: Writing
ENG: Writing
BU: Writing
PH: Writing
 
Introduction to college-level writing skills, including critical reading of challenging texts, advance argumentation, researching and incorporating outside sources, and writing essays.
 
HONR 1221-02: Honors Writing Seminar
Instructor:Surface, English
9-9:50 MWF
CRN: 32188
UGE: Effective Communication: Written
A&S: Writing
ENG: Writing
BU: Writing
PH: Writing
 
Introduction to college-level writing skills, including critical reading of challenging texts, advance argumentation, researching and incorporating outside sources, and writing essays.
 
HONR 2021-01: Honors Cultural Understanding Seminar: Prophets in the Ancient Near East
Instructor: Person, Religion
11-11:50 MWF
CRN: 32496
UGE: Understanding Diverse Cultures
AS: Humanities (Religion)
BU: Elective
EN: Elective
PH: Elective (NOT religion requirement)

A study of prophecy as a form of intermediation in the ancient Near East, focusing on Mari, Nineveh, and Israel. Discussion of the shift of prophecy as an oral phenomenon to written literature.
 
HONR 2021-02: Honors Cultural Understanding Seminar: American Legal Culture
Instructor: O’Melinn, Law
1:30-2:45 TR
CRN: 32657
UGE: Understanding Diverse Cultures
UGE: Critical and Creative Thinking
AS: Humanities (History)
BU: Elective
EN: Elective
PH: Elective
 
This course will deal with fundamental themes in American law.  We will be studying both the history of American law and the character of American law in the present, moving back and forth in time rather than in strictly chronological order.  Themes to be covered include: diversity of various kinds, including diversity in race, gender, geography, and in the structure of government.  In the course we will investigate conflicts and dilemmas in American legal and social relations. For example: Does equality call for color blindness or group protections? Can contracts be allowed to supersede civil rights laws?  Is civility more important than freedom of expression?  Should corporations be treated as individuals under the law?.
 
 
HONR 2261: Nonverbal Communication Seminar
Instructor: North, Communications
9-9:50 MWF
CRN: 32035
UGE: Communication: Non-written
AS: Communication Arts
BU: Elective
EN: Gen ed elective
PH: Communication
 
The multiple facets of communication that involve things other than actual words. How people communicate using the eyes, touch, the environment, time, space, color, smell and other nonverbal codes.
 
HONR 2401-Honors Professional Ethics Seminar
Instructor: Dixon, Philosophy
2-2:50 MWF
CRN 32010
UGE: Ethical  Responses
AS: Humanities (Philosophy)
BU: Ethics
EN: Professional Ethics
PH: Professional Ethics
 
Major ethical theories and their application to professions and topics that arise in the professional setting. The role of institutions in ethical theory, the nature of professions, and responsibilities to clients and the public.