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Courses - Spring 2018
HONR
HONR208D
Honors Seminar; Insect Biodiversity: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
HONR208L
Honors Seminar; Justice Matters: Law, Literature, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR208P
Honors Seminar; J.R.R. Tolkien: Fandom and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR209G
Honors Seminar; Elements of Drawing for Non-Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
HONR209W
Honors Seminar; War Stories: Personal Narratives, Fiction, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR209X
Honors Seminar; Karl Marx: Dead or Alive?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR218J
Honors Seminar; Sustainability and Development: From the Individual to the Global
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
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
Students must contribute $20.00 toward theater ticket purchases.
HONR218W
HONR219A
Honors Seminar; Science Fiction for Social Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
HONR219D
On Beyond Dinosaurs: Patterns and Enigmas in Vertebrate Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR219E
Honors Seminar; The Psychology of Love and Money
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR219F
Honors Seminar; Heroes and Villains in American Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
HONR219T
Honors Seminar: Surviving Natural Disasters: Learning from Hurricane Katrina, Big Earthquakes, and Other Natural Hazards
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR219Z
Honors Seminar; Apocalypse Then and Now: World Traditions of the End Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR228A
Honors Seminar; Science on Stage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR228R
Honors Seminar; Parenting and Poverty: The Effects of Growing Up Poor on Children's Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR228T
Honors Seminar; Journalism and Peace
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR228V
Honors Seminar; Warfare and Society in Greece, Rome, and Byzantium
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR229K
Honors Seminar; Achieving Justice and Equality in the 21st Century: Problems, Policies and Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR229Z
Honors Seminar; Trickster, Slacker, Clown, Fool: Fiction Seminar and Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR238C
The Future of Energy and Climate Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSSP
HONR238G
Honors Seminar; The Manhattan Project: A Century of Radioactivity, Nuclear Weapons, and Nuclear Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238N
Honors Seminar; Public Health and Contemporary Health Issues: Saving Lives Millions at a Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238P
Honors Seminar; Memory, Imagination, Invention: A Creative Writing Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
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
HONR239C
Honors Seminar: The Creative Process in Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU
HONR239F
Honors Seminar: Plants and Empires: Historical Consequences and Contemporary Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR239V
Honors Seminar; Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
For Non-Journalism majors only. Students will require use of a smartphone (or DSLR) that is capable of taking still photos and recording video. Purchase of some additional audio-visual equipment may also be encouraged, but not required.
HONR239Z
Honors Seminar; Applying Reason to Passion: The Philosophy of Sex
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR258A
Honors Seminar; Renewing the Body: The Science Behind Regeneration and Immortality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR258B
Honors Seminar; "Watch Out! Calm Down." The Goals of Risk Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR268X
Honors Seminar; New Lessons from an Old Book: Anna Karenina as a Window on Russian History and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR268Z
Honors Seminar; Catastrophic Animal and Human Disease Outbreaks: What Else Can We Do To Prevent Them?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit may only be granted for HONR268Z or ANSC277.
HONR269C
Honors Seminar; Digital Dialogues and the Dynamics of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVCC
HONR269E
Honors Seminar; Exploring Key Issues of Globalization and Resistance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR269G
Honors Seminar; Hungry, Hot and Crowded: Global Challenges in the 21st Century
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit granted only for HONR269G or HONR229A.
HONR269L
(Perm Req)
Honors Seminar; Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs & Searching for Invisible Matter-Part II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
The second part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part one of this series was offered in the Fall 2017 semester. 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
HONR278D
Honors Seminar; National Security Dilemmas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR278F
Honors Seminar; Toward an Adaptable, Reusable, and Living Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR278G
Honors Seminar; Exploring How Foreign Policy is Developed
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR278R
Honors Seminar; Creative People, Creative Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR279I
Honors Seminar; The Power of the Word: Freedom of Speech in the U.S. and Russia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit granted for HONR279I or RUSS289I.
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
HONR279V
Honors Seminar; Haves and Have Nots: The Economics and Politics of Inequali ty
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit may only be granted for HONR 279V or ECON 175.
HONR279Y
Honors Seminar; Language and Thought: Insights from Brain Damage, Neuroimaging, and Bilingualism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
HONR288N
Honors Seminar; .Understanding the Global Economic Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR288P
Honors Seminar; Why Do Things Burn?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
To register for this class, you must not be an Engineering major.
HONR289A
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
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: BMGT289B or HONR289P. Evening guest speakers 6:30pm-9:15pm are on three specific dates. Daytime meetings will be held every week.
HONR289V
Honors Seminar; Mars Exploration: Past, Present, Future
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR298F
Honors Seminar; Explaining Social Change: Fact and Fiction in Understanding Why our World Looks the Way it Does
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR299B
Honors Seminar; Between the Possible and Impossible: Human Rights Discourse for Democratic Societies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR299G
Honors Seminar; The American Political Tradition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR299K
Honors Seminar; Global Governance or World Government?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR299X
Honors Seminar; The Geography of China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR338A
Advanced Honors Seminar; Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Opposing Histories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Not open to students who have taken ISRL289I. Credit will be granted for HONR338A or ISRL329D. Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting over the Land of Palestine/Israel for over a century, but both sides date their relationship to the Land back many centuries, even milllennia. We will look at the history but especially the "narratives" that the two sides employ to explain and justify, both to themselves and others, their claims to the land, and how these narratives have both molded the shape of the conflict and been molded by it, and changed overtime. This is not solely a history course, thoughit will cover the relevant history. It will focus on the importance of narratives to the continuation of the conflict, as well aselements relating to identity, religion, archaeology, morality, and human rights. No previous knowledge is expected, but those with such knowledge will find it useful.
HONR348J
Advanced Honors Seminar; Contemporary Social Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
HONR348M
Advanced Honors Seminar; Stock Market
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
HONR349I
Honors Colloquium; Leading and Investing in Social Change: Redefining and Experimenting with Philanthropy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR359Z
Honors Workshop; The Social Expectations of Gender Roles in the Middle East and North
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
This one credit course will run for 5 weeks. Credit will only be granted for HONR 289Z or HONR 359Z.
HONR378P
Advanced Honors Seminar; Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: HONR218M. Permission of instructor required.
HONR379W
(Perm Req)
Honors Independent Study; Writing Internship: Maryland General Assembly Pre-Professional Writing Internship
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department and completion of either ENGL381 or HONR368A. Also offered as ENGL388M. Credit granted for ENGL388M or HONR379W.