This course explores recognized models for effective leadership in selected fields and careers. Potential areas include: Science, the Arts, Health, Education, College and Community Service, Business, Politics, Law, and Government. Students are actively involved in course content and recommendations. This course includes a service-learning component. A reflective project is completed on identified leadership areas, blended with the qualities and characteristics of more effective leaders. Prerequisite: HON 101
HON401 - Honors Capstone Seminar
This course is designed for seniors in the Honors Program only. It is linked to the capstone course in each student's major. All seniors in the Honors Program meet once a month both semesters to discuss their work in their major capstone courses and to reflect on their academic development, as demonstrated in their electronic portfolio. Students report on progress with individual projects and make presentations of their capstone work and academic development, culminating in public presentations at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: Senior status, all Honors core courses complete, or permission of Honors Program Director.
HON101 - Honors Colloquium
This course engages students in the power and excitement of study and debate on an unexpected topic. Each topic explores the relevance and complexity of contemporary issues, cultures, and ideas; the impact of race, class, gender and sexuality; and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the world. It is designed to develop critical thinking and writing as well as oral presentation skills. Past topics have included; cultural notions of clothing, bodies, and body art; sex and death; telling life stories; truth, terror, love and lies; human creativity; interesting uses and abuse of science and technology; and on. Honors 101 offers all students a special seminar discussion with College President Michal Alexander and other events. Restricted to Honors program students.
HON305 - Honors Seminar II:
This course is designed for juniors in the Honors Program. It involves close study of an interdisciplinary topic and includes research. Students share responsibility for the design of class sessions, including facilitation of class discussions and presentation of research. Topics vary each year. Prerequisites:HON 101 and HON 205