HONORS RESEARCH SEM. (HON)

HON-299 SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Credits)

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HON-299A SP TOPIC: FREN LIT IN TRANSLATION (3 Credits)

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HON-299B SP TOPIC: THE INKLINGS C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Will (3 Credits)

From around 1934 to 1949 an informal group of friends met weekly in Oxford, England mainly to discuss literature and sometimes to read to each other from various works that they themselves were writing. The group was called "The Inklings" and its most prominent members were Lewis, Tolkien and Williams. In the writings of these three we find a great diversity both in subject matter and approach. Lewis has become famous for his children's stories (The Chronicles of Narnia), his science fiction novels (The Ransom Trilogy) and his approach to Christian apologetics (Mere Christianity), but by profession he was an Oxford professor whose field was medieval and renaissance English literature. Likewise Tolkien was an Oxford professor whose field was early English language & literature but who gained enormous popularity through his fantasy works (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings). Williams worked as an editor at Oxford University Press whose main claim to literary fame rests on his series of poems based on the Arthurian legends, & for a series of novels which have been termed "metaphysical thrillers".

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HON-299C SPECIAL TOPIC: SCIENCE ETHICS & SOCIETY (3 Credits)

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HON-299D Sp Top: Sustainable Systems (3 Credits)

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HON-299E Sp Top: Psychopathology/Cinema (3 Credits)

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HON-299F Sp Top: Study/Life of Francis of Assisi (3 Credits)

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HON-299G Sp Top: Span Nobel Prize in Translation (3 Credits)

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HON-299I SP TOP: FRIENDSHIP (3 Credits)

HON-299J SP TOP: INTERDISCIPLINARY METHODS (3 Credits)

HON-299K SP TOP: PREGNANCY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL FUTURE PARENTS (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to human developmental processes and the bio/psycho/social nature of pregnancy. The study of pregnancy includes psychological and biological systems, individual cognitive and affective processes and sociocultural models and influences. If you plan on having children, you need to take this course!

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HON-299L SP TOP: IND STY IN CINEMA FOR ALL FUTURE PARENTS (3 Credits)

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HON-299M SP TOP: WHAT IS REAL? (3 Credits)

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HON-299N SP TOP: FANTASY, FAIRYTALES & MYTHS (3 Credits)

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HON-299O SP TOP: ADV ST CATHOLIC FICTION (3 Credits)

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HON-299P Sp Top: Decision 2016 the Presential ELECTION (3 Credits)

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HON-299Q SP TOP: RELIGION & RACE (3 Credits)

HON-299R SP TOP: RELIGION & ART (3 Credits)

HON-299S SP TOP:CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (3 Credits)

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HON-299T SP TOP:COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING (3 Credits)

Contemplating alternative realities plays an important part in human thought. This ranges from considering how a sequence of events would have played out if one event had not taken place to speculating on the nature of universes having physical laws different from our own. Counterfactual thinking and thought experiments have been used in disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, literature, history, political science, and the natural sciences. In this course, we will review the uses of counterfactual thinking in some of these fields, and then engage in extensive counterfactual analysis in a seminar discussion setting. Students will critique counterfactual scenarios presented in fiction and non-fiction works, and will creatively explore a variety of counterfactual scenarios posed to them and of their own invention. Each student will keep a record of their exploration of these scenarios, and will contribute to seminar discussions of them.

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HON-299U SP TOP: DECISION 2018: EXPLORATION OF CAMPAIGN FOR NYS GOVERNOR (3 Credits)

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HON-299W SP TOP:ART & CULTURE IN THE AGE OF EXTREMES (3 Credits)

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HON-299X SP TOP:THE HUMAN BODY IN SCIENCE, THEOLOGY & HUMAN CULTURE (3 Credits)

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HON-299Y CAMPAIGNS, CANDIDATES & THE CURRENT ELECTION (3 Credits)

HON-299Z HOMER: ILIAD ELECTION (3 Credits)

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HON-401 ADVANCED HONORS SEMINAR (3 Credits)

The Advanced Honors Seminar is offered annually in the spring semester. It is designed to challenge upper-level students (usually juniors) from a variety of majors to work together on critical contemporary issues. More recent topics have included: current cases before the United States Supreme Court; topics in environmental ethics; issues in American medical care; an interdisciplinary examination of the Holocaust; contemporary challenges to the idea of the University; literary expressions of generational identity; the Bible in American politics; and contemporary problems in American democracy. Future topics will change, but the challenges and purposes will remain.

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HON-498 HP -- HONORS PROJECT (1 Credit)

The Honors Project is a year-long endeavor in which an honors student works intensively on the definition and solution of a scholarly problem, or on the development of a creative work. The honors student's work is guided by an advisor, and submitted to two readers for approval. Upon completion, it is publicly presented to interested faculty, students and guests. A copy of the project is bound and placed in the permanent collection of the Friedsam Library. An honors project is usually pursued in the student's senior year and is required of all honors degree graduates.

HON-499 HONORS PROJECT (2 Credits)

The Honors Project is a year-long endeavor in which an honors student works intensively on the definition and solution of a scholarly problem, or on the development of a creative work. The honors student's work is guided by an advisor. Upon completion, it is publicly presented to interested faculty, students and guests. A copy of the project is bound and placed in the permanent collection of the Friedsam Library. An honors project is usually pursued in the student's senior year and is required of all honors degree graduates.