Seminars Fall 2011

HON 399-01
GS 200
Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar: Manifestations of the Modern Metropolis: Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo MW 3:55-5:15 3.0 MH 306 R. Goebel

Course Description: Using a multi-media and interdisciplinary cultural studies approach, this seminar focuses on four metropolitan centers that typify modern life. Paris, Berlin, New York and Tokyo appear as "case studies" through which we attain a better understanding of what it means to live in a modern world increasingly characterized by dense urbanization, the interaction of diverse cultures, the appearance of "shrinking" time-space relations though mass media and telecommunication technologies, and other phenomena that seem to peak in our present age of accelerated globalization.

HON 399-02
Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar: Engineering Words: The Art of Writing Science W 5:30-8:20 3.0 MH 324 S. Shattuck

Course Description: Focusing on the study and production of science writing across a variety of disciplines, this course is centered on writing as a means to bridge science and art. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with several important works by science writers, will be skilled at recognizing the components of effective science writing, and will have developed their voice as a science writer. Prerequisites: completion of the first-year writing sequence.


Seminars Spring 2012

HON 399-01
PSC 484
Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar: Politics and Literature W 2:20-5:15
MH 312 A. Spitz
Course Description: Intensive examination of literature with political themes. Emphasis will be on oral presentations individually and as team members. Course will include books by a number of American and international authors covering various political cultures and time periods.
ISE 321
Honors Engineering Economy MW 12:45-2:05
TH N140 J. Fortune
Course Description: Economic evaluation of engineering alternatives using cost estimating techniques, breakeven analysis, present, annual and future worth, rate of return, and cost benefit analysis, consideration of depreciation, taxes and accounting principles. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.