The University Honors Program is soliciting proposals for the teaching of undergraduate Honors Connection Seminars in either the 2014-15 or 2015-16 academic year under the following course numbers:
- HON 100 - Honors Connection I (3 credits): Interdisciplinary seminar that emphasizes the connections between areas of knowledge such as the sciences, arts, philosophy, history, literature and sociology.
- HON 200 - Honors Connection II (3 credits): Interdisciplinary seminar that seeks to engage students in a concentrated analysis of their values in the context of the times.
The Honors Connections Seminars generally enroll 10-25 Honors students.
The courses must be interdisciplinary by design, and members of the faculty are encouraged to submit proposals that draw from different discipline traditions or fields of study. Courses with co-instructors are allowed, although the replacement funding must be split between the departments. Course work typically includes reading and discussions. Faculty may also require research papers, community engaged work, projects or presentations as part of the course experience.
Courses that have been offered in past years include:
- Folklore and Mythology
- Urban Development and Alternative Communities
- American Road Stories
- Alternative Healings
Faculty interested in teaching an Honors Connections Seminar should submit a brief course proposal (2-3 pages) including a list of proposed assignments and readings. Please include the semester and year for the course, and if known, include the general days/times that the course would most likely be offered (e.g. Monday evenings, Tuesday/Thursdays late afternoon). Program areas can expect to receive enough part-time FTE to replace the faculty member for one regular course.
Course proposals should be received in the Honors Program office in Michener L-98 at Campus Box 13 by Dec. 1.
If you have questions, please contact the program office at 351-2940.