Jesup Scott Honors College

 Course Offerings

Honors Class


FALL 2017

*A list of all offered Honors sections from across the university for Fall 2017 can be found here.*

Honors Seminars for Fall 2017

HON 4950-001 | Honors Seminar - Health Transforming Science and Invention | 3 credit hours

Steve Peseckis
CRN 41670 | TR  9:35 am - 10:55 am | Location TBA

Advances in sciences and innovative technologies are dramatically changing human health and care options. Adventure into the realities, ethics, and economics of drugs, procedures, software, and devices currently shaping our future. Appropriate for students of all majors and backgrounds.

HON 4950-002 | Honors Seminar - Community Engagement | 3 credit hours
Heidi Appel & Ashley Pryor
CRN 49616 | T  5:45 pm - 8:30 pm | Location TBA

In this interdisciplinary seminar, students will learn the principles of community engagement by working on a local issue or problem in a mentored, multidisciplinary team. We will focus on developing practical skills, best practices, and potential solutions for complex problems. The course culminates in a grant proposal that can be adopted or adapted by our community partners.

HON 4950-006 | Honors Seminar - Genocide in America | 3 credit hours
Barbara Mann
CRN 49618 | MW  12:55 pm ‑ 2:15 pm | Location TBA

Most Americans believe that “it can’t happen here,” so they are stunned to learn of what is now called “The American Holocaust.” More and more, long-obscured governmental documents being resurrected show that the “Indians” did not just “vanish” but were, in period terminology, deliberately “extirpated,” “wiped out,” and “annihilated” to “make room” for Euro-American settlers. This seminar critically surveys and analyzes modern literature and primary documents on the unnerving subject of The American Holocaust.

HON 4950-901 | Honors Seminar - Food and Eating | 3 credit hours
Glenn Sheldon

This course explores the symbolic power of food to reflect cultural or social affinities—across class, race and gender—in moments of change or transformation.  Popular representations of food and eating inform and shape our lives; further, individualistic affiliations to our own ethnic and regional roots can be found in the foods we eat.  These issues may be investigated along multiple lines, from multiculturalism to acculturation and assimilation.

The content in this class draws from diverse disciplines: sociology, psychology, ecology, human geography, dietetics and nutrition studies, health sciences, women and gender studies, as well as cultural studies for the general reader.

Last Updated: 9/8/17