Upcoming Honors Courses

Spring 2018


HONOR 2880: Art in Society

Fulfills Honors Elective & FF requirements

T, TH / 2:00-3:20 pm / MHC 1206B

With Professor Sarah Hollenberg

How has art shaped the world we live in today? Learn to think critically about the historical relationship between individual objects and the contexts of their production and reception.


HONOR 3950: Cross-Cultural Existentialism in Film and Literature

Fulfills Honors Elective, IR requirements

TH/ 3:40-5:00 pm / HON CTR 140

With Professor Patricia Rohrer

Over and above offering formal criteria and frameworks for reflection, literature and film can help us conjure up individualized models, or types of life, and the imaginative exploration of their implications.



HONOR 3300: Deductive Logic

Fulfills Honors Electives, QB & QI requirements

T, TH / 10:45 am-12:05 pm / MHC 1206A

With Professor Lex Newman

Penguins are black and white. Some old TV shows are black and white. Therefore, some penguins are old TV shows. Learn logic, the science of good reasoning and promote careful, cogent, critical thinking that guides scientific methodology and reasoning!


HONOR 2750: Energy, Water, Air, and Metals

Fulfills Honors Electives & SF requirements

M, W / 1:25-2:45 pm / BU C 107

With Professor Kevin Perry

Explore the environmental pressures exerted by continued economic development and evaluate various technologies and strategies aimed at creating a more sustainable society.


HONOR 2860: Kindness

Fulfills Honors Electives BF, & HF requirements

W / 2:00-5:00 pm / MHC 1205

With Professor Phillip Bimstein

This student-centered course looks at kindness through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, literature, ethics, spirituality and beyond. At the heart of the course is the development of a daily meditative practice which cultivates a personal experience of kindness and nurtures the students’ own happiness.


HONOR 3374: Privacy in a Digital Age

Fulfills Honors Electives & BF requirements

M, W / 11:50 am-1:10 pm / MHC 1206 A

With Professor Randy Dryer

Learn how personal privacy is changing with modern technology and what you can do about it! This course dives into the social, technological, and personal conflicts that our increasingly digital world introduces and analyzes them to relate back into students lives.


HONOR 4815: The Bystander

Fulfills Honors Electives & BF requirements

W / 6:00-9:00 pm / MHC 1206 B

With Professor Amos N. Guiora

If a bystander witnesses a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough? Students will address these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationships from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society.


HONOR 3950-002: Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Russian Terrorism

Fulfills Honors Electives & IR requirements

T, TH / 10:45 am-1:45 pm / MHC 1206 A

With Professor Gene Fitzgerald

In this course we will examine how the philosophies of the Russian authors and “Westernizer fathers” of the 1840’s resulted in nihilism, terrorism and terrorist activity of the revolutionary sons of the 1860’s and 70’s.