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HONR
HONR100
Honors Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of University Honors Program.
Attendance at various additional activities and events is required. Reading and discussion on the personal and social value of higher education; development of a coherent general education program; exploration of the educational and cultural resources of the campus and metropolitan area; participation in a community service project; and other activities designed to broaden students' conception of what it means to be an educated person.
HONR100 is restricted to first semester University Honors students only.
HONR208L
Honors Seminar; Justice Matters: Law, Literature, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR208M
Honors Seminar: Utopia and Dystopia: Reality and Relevance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR208R
Leonardo and the Science of Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR209O
The Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
HONR217
Life, The Multiverse and Everything: Developing an Individual Cosmovision
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHU
In this Honors seminar, students pursue personal cosmologies in light o our contemporary core "Western" scientific world-view and a selection of other ancient and indigenous cosmographies for comparison including those of Mesoamerica, the Inca, the Egyptians or the Chinese.
HONR218B
Honors Seminar; Making a Difference: The Lives and Words of Leaders Who Shape Our Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR218C
Honors Seminar; Love Me, Hate Me, Use Me, Save Me: Our Conflicting Views of
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, SCIS
HONR218J
Honors Seminar; Sustainability and Development: From the Individual to the Global
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR218L
Honors Seminar: Language and Mind
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
HONR218M
Honors Seminar; Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR218P
Honors Seminar; Immigration: Personal Stories and Policy Changes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HONR218T
Honors Seminar; Political Theater: On Stage and in Washington
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR228J
Honors Seminar; The Caribbean Amidst the Global: Interrogating Issues of Pirates and Piracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR228N
Alleviating Poverty in Developing Countries: The Economics and Challenges of Development Programs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS
HONR228T
Honors Seminar; Journalism and Peace
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR229L
Honors Seminar; Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Governance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238C
The Future of Energy and Climate Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSSP
HONR238F
Honors Seminar: From Animal Thoughts to Animal Feelings: Cognitive and Applied Ethology's Understanding of Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSNS
HONR238L
Honors Seminar: Engineering in Ancient Empires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238P
Honors Seminar; Memory, Imagination, Invention: A Creative Writing Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR238Q
Honors Seminar; Nuclear Waste: The Other Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238R
Honors Seminar: Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
HONR239B
Honors Seminar: New York City and the American Dream
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
HONR239D
Honors Seminar; Introduction to Printmaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
HONR248G
Honors Seminar; The Origins and Ramifications of Sex and Sexes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR248H
Honors Seminar: From Willowbrook to Attica: Delinquency in the Context of Disability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR248J
Honors Seminar; A Most Human Nation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HONR248K
Honors Seminar; Application of Biomed Ethics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HONR249E
Honors Seminar: Modern and Postmodern Music: Trends, Styles, Issues, and Ideas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
HONR258E
Honors Seminar; Creating the Future through Systemic Thinking and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR258O
Honors Seminar; The Kinesiological Bases of Skilled Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR258T
Honors Seminar: Tools of Fiction: Literature and/as Creative Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
HONR258W
Honors Seminar: Exploring Homophobia: Demystifying Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
HONR259C
Honors Seminar: Fearfully Great Lizards: Topics in Dinosaur Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS
HONR259G
Honors Seminar; Fairness, Inequality, and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR259K
Honors Seminar; Global Inequality: Research and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR268L
Honors Seminar: United States Immigration Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR268N
(Perm Req)
Honors Seminar; Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs and Searching for Invisible Matter
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
This course is part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part two of this series will be offered in the Spring 2017 Semester. For more information about the course, please visit physics.umd.edu/courses/Honr268N/. For permission to enroll, please contact Dr. Shabnam Jabeen at Jabeen@umd.edu.
HONR269T
Honors Seminar: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy toward Afghanistan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This is a Global Classroom course. There will be approximately 2-4 weeks where this course will meet on an alternative day of the week for videoconferencing meetings with students in Kabul, Afghanistan instead of meeting at its normal weekly time on Thursday nights (the exact dates are TBA).
HONR278D
Honors Seminar; National Security Dilemmas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR278E
Honors Seminar; The Internet, Democracy, and Dictatorship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The internet has revolutionized the delivery of information and the networking of citizens worldwide, but has it delivered democracy to new places? This course dissects and analyzes the role of the internet in regime resilience and change in a global perspective. This course demonstrates how the huge range of data and analytical tools available via the online sphere can lead to new understanding of both human and regime behavior.
HONR278G
Honors Seminar; Exploring How Foreign Policy Is Developed
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR278K
Honors Seminar; Evolutionary Processes in Health Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR278V
Honors Seminar; Materiality of Diaspora: Invented Identities and Transformed World Views
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR279B
Honors Seminar; Social Security in a Changing America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR279L
Honors Seminar; The Problem of Prejudice: Overcoming Impediments to Global Peace and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR279Q
Honors Seminar; The Boy Who Lived, All Grown Up: Assessing the Harry Potter Books and their Adaptations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR279R
Honors Seminar; Faith and Values in Public Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR288A
Honors Seminar; Power, Representation and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR288O
Honors Seminar: Why Do Things Fail?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR289N
Honors Seminar; Physical Activity in Health and Human Performance: From Fat to Fit to Olympic Gold
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR289P
Honors Seminar; How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: BMBT289B or HONR289P. Course will meet on occasional Monday evenings from 6:30-9:15pm for assessments and guest speaker presentations. Specific dates will be available by the start of the semester.
HONR299C
Honors Seminar; Fashion and Costumes Through the Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR299F
Honors Seminar; Financial Crises: The Foundation of Global Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR299G
Honors Seminar; The American Political Tradition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR299H
Honors Seminar; Cutting Edge Science: Understanding Current Scientific Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
HONR299I
Honors Seminar; The Practice of Science in an Age of Truthiness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR348J
Advanced Honors Seminar; Contemporary Social Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
HONR359B
Honors Workshop; Alternatives to Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: S-F
HONR368A
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; MGA Legislative Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSPW
Also offered as ENGL381. Credit only granted for one of the following: ENGL381 or HONR368A. Admission to this course is by application only.
HONR378A
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; U.S. Diplomacy and Policymaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM360. Credit granted for FGSM360 or HONR378A.
HONR378B
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Responses to Global Challenges
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM380. Credit granted for FGSM380 or HONR378B.
HONR378D
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Science Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Science, Technology, and Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM370. Credit granted for FGSM370 or HONR378D.
HONR378E
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Public Health Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM320. Credit granted for FGSM320 or HONR378E.
HONR378G
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Homeland and National Security Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM330. Credit granted for FGSM330 or HONR378G.
HONR378J
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM340. Credit granted for FGSM340 or HONR378J.
HONR378K
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Critical Regions and International Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM350. Credit granted for FGSM350 or HONR378K.

An examination of international relations and foreign policy challenges in critical regions.