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Seminars for Spring 2017-18

HONR 2041: Honors Great Works Seminar
Instructor: McManus, English
2-2:50pm MWF
CRN: 33501
UGE: Knowledge of the principles of aesthetics
AS: Humanities (Literature)
BU: One other English
EN: Elective
PH: Literature
A theme of "Wild in the World" with a focus on people and animals/creatures who are borderline wild or perhaps have crossed the line. Identity and transition will be themes within that focus. Includes texts such as: -Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Kafka's "Metamorphosis".

HONR 2401: Honors Professional Ethics Seminar
Instructor: Dixon, Philosophy
2-2:50pm MWF
CRN 32010
UGE: Civics or Ethics on Professional, Community, Global Level
AS: Humanities (Philosophy)
BU: Elective
EN: Professional Ethics
PH: 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. 


HONR 2901: Special Topics-Eastern Religious Traditions
Instructor: Wu, Religion
11-11:50am MWF
CRN 33180
UGE: Human Thought and Culture
AS: Humanities (Religion)
BU: Elective
EN: General Education Elective
PH: Religious/World Perspectives
This class serves as an introduction to the major religious traditions of India, China, and Japan. Over the course of the semester, we will encounter Hinduism in India and the native Confucian, Daoist (Taoist), and popular religious traditions of China, as well as explore Shinto, the folk religion of Japan. We will also examine Buddhism, which originated in India but later spread to China, Tibet, and Japan, and its relation to the history of these countries (or region). This class is a combination of lecture and discussion. Course materials will include canonical and non-canonical texts, and scholarly writings as well. All these materials will serve to inform us about beliefs, practices, and personal experiences in the cultural and historical contexts of these countries and region. In this class, we will learn something about the ways in which those who follow non-Western religious traditions view themselves and their world on their own terms. We will also investigate whether Eastern religious traditions can change our presumptions about religion and, if so, how. . 


HONR 1301: Honors Presentational Speaking
Instructor: Kuhn, Communication and Media Studies
10-10:50am MWF
CRN: 33575
UGE: Effective Spoken Communication
AS: Communication Studies Requirement
BU: Presentational Speaking
EN: [Requirement met by ENGR 1051]
PH: Oral Communication

Basic principles of preparation, organization, and delivery of original informative and persuasive speeches.