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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
001H
UNIVERSITY HONORS
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Honors Colloquium in Arts and Humanities (3)

Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement

This course surveys 1960s civil rights movement figures and instructs students in oral history techniques. Students conduct a tape-recorded interview with a 1960s civil rights figure to construct an oral biography.

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.