UNIVERSITY HONORS

HNRS-300
Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: permission of University Honors program director.

HNRS-300
002H
UNIVERSITY HONORS
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

Dying, Death, and Afterlife

How do we die? What happens when we die? Is there something after death? These questions have inspired the human imagination like few others. This course examines texts from a variety of religious traditions-as well as philosophical, personal, and scientific accounts-of the dying and after-death experience, tracing the contours of how humans have navigated and imagined our mortality across different cultures. Students explore how depictions of the passage through the end of life, and then visions of both eternal comfort in Paradise and unceasing punishment in Hell, reflect the religious and philosophical anxieties about what it means to live.

HNRS-300
001H
UNIVERSITY HONORS
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

Violence and Its Discontents

This course examines various rationales for violence and rationales against it.

HNRS-300
002H
UNIVERSITY HONORS
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

Creative Non-Fiction

In this intensive prose writing course, students define, study, write, and revise examples of "creative nonfiction," a broad term that encompasses many different forms of composition. Those forms invite both the use of memoir and the kinds of research that provide the foundation for literary journalism. The course spends time on generative writing exercises and in workshops in which students sharpen the ability to consider critically both their own work and their classmates'.

HNRS-300
003H
UNIVERSITY HONORS
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

History of Civil Rights Movement

This richly contextualized exploration of the Civil Rights period dispels the myths that have grown up around the era and explains how cultural changes prepared the way toward the movement's success.