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+ - University Honors Cluster - 2016-2017 Catalog

Focus: This cluster for Honors Program students immerses them in interdisciplinary studies, covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and history. Students must complete the Honors Program to fulfill the GE I/M Cluster.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Director, Honors Program; Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Dr. Carmichael Peters 

Restrictions: Honors Program students.

Courses: Nine courses must be completed to graduate in the Honors program: seven courses plus the one credit Honors Forum (during the first year in the program) and the Honors Capstone. Of the seven courses, at least one course must be taken in each of the three main categories (human sciences, natural sciences, social sciences). Transfer students with 60 credits or more prior to matriculation must complete six courses to graduate in the Honors program: four courses plus Honors Forum (during their first year in the program) and the Honors Capstone. Of the four courses, at least one must be taken in each of the three main categories. Nine credits, other than the capstone seminar, must be at the 300 level or above. Courses under multiple categories can only be assigned to one category.

  • 2012-2013 Catalog: 7 courses (must include 1 from each of the 3 Honors core areas); plus  Honors Forum and Honors Capstone. 25 credits

Human Sciences
HON 202: On Being Ethical in the World
HON 207: Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory: The Science and the Controversy
HON 209: Death, Self and Society
HON 210: Monsters and Monstrosities
HON 215: Art and Anthropology
HON 216: Twilight of the Gods
HON 220: Disney: Gender, Race and Religion
HON 222: Honors Composition: Rhetorical Agency Across Genres
HON 240: Anime and War
HON 317: Visual Literacy in a Generation of Visible Surplus: Its Theory, Practice and Applications
HON 324: Modern Political Argument
HON 327: Revolution and Philosophy
HON 329: Is a Corporation a Person (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2015-2016)
HON 329: Mathematics in Culture: The Inextricable Link (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2016-2017)
HON 333: Creativity and the Human Condition
HON 334: Rhetorics of the Western World
HON 335: The Enigma of Being Awake: Zen Buddhism
HON 338: Thana Tourism: Traveling the “Dark Side”
HON 340: Social Justice: Mirage or Oasis?
HON 341: Storytelling
HON 342: Memory, Media, Image
HON 344: Illustrating History/the World: Graphic Memoirs, Novels, and Reportage
HON 347: Listening to Time: Area Studies in Ethnomusicology
HON 359: Fundamentals of Deductive and Inductive Logic
HON 360: Performing America(s): Celebrating American Identities
HON 363: The Castaway Narrative in World Literature
HON 366: Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern
HON 367: Pythagoras Revisited: A Quest for Interior Precision
HON 368: Community and Identity in Musical Theatre
HON 371: The World of Fellini's Cinema
HON 372: MOOCs as Phenomenom
HON 373: The Puppet Metaphor Across Media
HON 376: Sustainability in Unsustainably Structured World
HON 377: Critical Animal Studies
HON 379: Philosophy through Film
HON 381: Think for Yourself: From Socrates to Adorno
HON 385: Is Big Data Enough? To be human among machines
HON 391: Close Reading
HON 396: The Politics of Waste
HON 409: Hermes Unbound: Divining Hermeneutics
HON 412: “Seas of Stories:” Postcolonial Literature and Theory
HON 414: The Politics of Law
HON 416: Sex, Self, Society
HON 418: Critical Pedagogy: Teaching to Transgress
HON 419: The Search for an American Voice: Huck Finn to Harlem
HON 424: Magic, the Occult and Art in Early Modern Period
HON 432: Queer Theory
HON 440: Up

As of June 1, 2016, the following courses are no longer available for selection in this is cluster:
HON 309: American Storytellers
HON 322: Political Literacy
HON 329: Quest for Immortality (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2014-2015)
HON 395A: History of Cities: From Origins to the Ephemeral City
HON 395B: New Media

Natural Sciences
HON 207: Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory: The Science and the Controversy
HON 208: Universal Geometry
HON 321: The New Mathematics of the Italian Renaissance
HON 329: Mathematics in Culture (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2016-2017)
HON 331: The Ecology of Sustainable Food
HON 332: The Birth of Calculus: History of an Idea
HON 343: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Computational Science
HON 350: Scientific Prediction: Information, Technology and Progress
HON 364: Biology in Media and Reality
HON 367: Pythagoras Revisited: A Quest for Interior Precision
HON 372: MOOCs as Phenomenom
HON 375: Environmental and Social Cost of Coffee
HON 376: Sustainability in Unsustainably Structured World
HON 378: The Ecology, History, and Politics of California Ecosystem
HON 382: The Frabric of the Universe: Space, Time, and Reality
HON 383: Controversial Topics in Biology
HON 384: Ethical Implications of Biotechnology
HON 385: Is Big Data Enough? To be human among machines
HON 389: The Science Blender

As of June 1, 2016, the following courses are no longer available for selection in this is cluster:
HON 329: Paradoxes in Early 20th Century, and the Birth of Set Theory (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2012-2013)
HON 329: Quest for Immortality (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2014-2015)

Social Sciences
HON 206: Media, Self and Society
HON 209: Death, Self and Society
HON 210: Monsters and Monstrosities
HON 215: Art and Anthropology
HON 220: Disney: Gender, Race and Religion
HON 240: Anime and War
HON 275: Thinking and Risk Taking Outside the Box
HON 311: Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism
HON 324: Modern Political Argument
HON 327: Revolution and Philosophy
HON 329: Is a Corporation a Person (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2015-2016)
HON 329: Mathematics in Culture: The Inextricable Link (Experimental course - only this title is approved for this cluster, and only for academic term 2016-2017)
HON 337: Credit, Growth and Economic Cycles
HON 338: Thana Tourism: Traveling the “Dark Side”
HON 339: Body, Flesh, Subject
HON 340: Social Justice: Mirage or Oasis?
HON 342: Memory, Media, Image
HON 344: Illustrating History/the World: Graphic Memoirs, Novels, and Reportage
HON 345: Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy
HON 360: Performing America(s): Celebrating American Identities
HON 366: Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern
HON 372: MOOCs as Phenomenom
HON 373: The Puppet Metaphor Across Media
HON 375: Environmental and Social Cost of Coffee
HON 376: Sustainability in an Unsustainably Structured World
HON 377: Critical Animal Studies
HON 378: The Ecology, History, and Politics of California Ecosystems
HON 385: Is Big Data Enough? To be human among machines
HON 393: Tricksters and Cosmopolitians
HON 396: Politics of Waste
HON 412: “Seas of Stories”: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
HON 414: The Politics of Law
HON 418: Critical Pedagogy: Teaching to Transgress
HON 424: Magic, the Occult, and Art in Early Modern Period
HON 432: Queer Theory

As of June 1, 2016, the following courses are no longer available for selection in this is cluster:
HON 357: Foundations of Economic Exchange
HON 395E: History of the Future of Commerce
HON 395G: Gold Diggers: Economic Development and the California Gold Rush
HON 408: Alternative Approaches to Political Understanding

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