Fall 2019 Honors Courses (these courses begin on 8/26/19)
HONR 101-001 Staging Philosophy (1 credit)
Wednesdays 4-5 pm
Prof. Spencer Christensen and Dr. Jason K. Swedene
We will be seeing how philosophical ideas of identity, morality, responsibility, freedom, beauty/ ugliness, truth, deceit, passions, dilemmas, etc. “play” out when removed from books and are taken to the stage.
HONR 202-001 Abnormal Psychology in Film and Memoir (3,0)
Thursdays 6-8:30 pm
Dr. H. Russell Searight
This is an Honors Seminar which will examine how abnormal psychology and treatment is portrayed in film and personal memoir. We will watch a new film each week which addresses a psychological topic. Areas will include abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, and family dynamics. We will critically analyze films in terms of accuracy in depicting specific conditions as well as how treatment is portrayed. The film coverage of mental illness will be complemented by reading first-person accounts of various conditions and their treatment.
HONR 401 (variable credits) Honors Senior Thesis
Please contact Dr. Swedene to enter this course.
A major written work based on independent research or creative effort to be carried out under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. ‘Research’ is intended to be widely interpreted and may include, but is not limited to, experiments, analysis of existing data, and a summary and integration of already completed but dispersed research. Students will make a formal presentation of their findings to the Honors Council, the thesis supervisor, junior/senior Honors students, and others in the spring of their senior year.