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Fall 2020 Honors Seminars: Welcome

Welcome! Here you can find a list of all the honors seminars running for the upcoming semester.

Fall 2020 Honors Seminars

At present, 15 honors seminars are being offered for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

Honors seminars satisfy the H6 honors requirement. If an honors student takes multiple honors seminars, that seminar may potentially fulfill the H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, or H7 requirement. 

Where available, syllabi (current or previous versions) or descriptions are provided for the courses. The information is intended to provide students with a sense of what the course experience will be like. Please note that any syllabi posted here are subject to change. 

HONR 3200 Topics:

HONR.3200 courses default as free electives. HONR.3200 may potentially satisfy an Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Science (SS) requirement depending on the nature of the course, but students will need to complete a petition to appeal to the Core Curriculum coordinator, Kevin Petersen. 

Students interested in petitioning for an HONR.3200 course to count as either an AH or SS core requirement should contact the Honors College Coordinator of Success and Communications, Megan Hadley by emailing to initiate the petition process.

Course Section Topic Instructor Campus Time Syllabus/Details
HONR.3200 304 Call to Adventure Julian Zabalbeascoa Virtual Tues 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm Syllabus
HONR.3200 305 Experiencing Philanthropy Deborah Finch Virtual T/R 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Description


HONR 3300 Topics:

HONR.3300 courses satisfy an AH core curriculum requirement. 

Course Section Topic Instructor Campus Time Syllabus/Details
HONR.3300 301 Dekalog: A Film Experience Thomas Hersey South M/W 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Description
HONR.3300 302 Graphic Novels for Sci & Medicine Karen Roehr Hybrid T/R 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Description
HONR.3300 303 Illuminating the Middle Ages Lauren Fogle Virtual M/W 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Syllabus
HONR 3300 304 Walking & Writing with Thoreau Marlowe Miller Virtual T/R 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Syllabus
HONR.3300 305 Philosophy of Science Paul Song Virtual T/R 9:30 am - 10:45 pm Syllabus
HONR.3300 306 Her Body, Our Horror Maia Gil'Adi Virtual Thurs 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm Description
HONR.3300 307 Race & Rupture in 1920's American Literature Jeffrey VanderVeen Virtual T/R 9:30 am - 10:45 pm Syllabus

HONR 3500 Topics:

HONR.3500 courses satisfy a Science/STEM core curriculum requirement. 

Course Section Topic Instructor Campus Time Syllabus/Description
HONR.3500 301 The Science of Energy* Robert Giles Virtual M/W/F 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Syllabus

*Please note that the Science of Energy has no pre-requisites and all majors are welcome to take the course!

Department-based Honors Seminars

Department-based Honors Seminars are pre-approved honors courses running out of different departments on campus. 


Course Section Topic Instructor Campus Core Curriculum Time Syllabus/Description


301 Mathematical Problem Solving Kenneth Levasseur Virtual STEM Tues 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm Description
POLI.3780 301 International Political Economy Minnie Minhyung Joo Virtual SS M/W 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Syllabus