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Summer 2024 Honors Courses

All Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.  The prerequisite for all courses unless otherwise stated is admission to the Honors College, however other prerequisites or co-requisites may apply.

Summer Honors Courses

University Foundations

UF 200-4017 Foundations of Ethics & Diversity: Deviance

Class # 40602, ONLINE, (1st) 7-week course, Carrie Seymour

Using ideas from philosophy, cultural anthropology, and sociology, this course section will explore the moral and ethical implications of how labels and stereotypes perpetuate outmoded or limited ideas about the nature of “acceptable” social traits and behaviors throughout the world. By looking at various “deviant” categories and studying the social codes and contexts that inform the perception of those categories, we will then look at how the penal system in America is a case study of how those perceptions play out for 2.26 million people every day.

PREREQ: ENGL 102, UF 100, and sophomore status.

NOTE: This course is a (1st) 7-week course and runs from 05/06/24 – 06/23/24. Enrollment in this course is restricted to students in the Honors College.

UF 200-4014 Foundations of Ethics & Diversity: Food in the US

Class # 40280, ONLINE, (2nd) 7-week course, Erik Hadley

In this course section we will investigate how the concepts of ethics, diversity and human rights apply to the specific issue of food access, quality, safety and production. In short, we will examine how food is produced and distributed in the United States and the ethics behind the American food industry and workforce. Through an analysis of food, we will encounter other major ethical debates in modern American life. In addition, we will analyze the meaning of the term ‘diversity’ as it applies to American food workers and consumers.

PREREQ: ENGL 102, UF 100, and sophomore status.

NOTE: This course is a (2nd) 7-week course and runs from 06/24/24 – 08/11/24. Enrollment in this course is open to all students. As an Honors student, you will see the Honors designation appear on your transcript after successfully passing the course.

Honors Colloquia

HONORS 392-4001 Taylor Swift

Class # 40273, ONLINE, 10-week course, Shelton Woods

Taylor Swift and her lyrics have captured the imagination of millions of people. Our course will examine her life, lyrics, and music as a mirror to twenty-first century American culture.

NOTE: This course is a 10-week course and runs from 05/28/24 – 08/04/24.

HONORS 392-4002 Greek Mythology

Class # 41203 ONLINE, (2nd) 3-week course, Annal Frenz

Many of us have at least a passing familiarity with Greek myths, but in this online course you’ll be able to go beyond simply enjoying the stories. We’ll look at what makes a myth, who makes a myth, and why mythology is so enduring.

NOTE: This course is a (2nd) 3-week course and runs from 07/22/24 – 08/11/24.

HONORS 392-4003 Heroes and Villains

Class # 41616, ONLINE, (1st) 7-week course, Brandi Venable

Why are stories about heroes and villains so compelling? Do today’s heroes and villains serve the same functions as those of the past? To arrive at answers to these and other questions we will analyze a collection of narratives across media formats. Together, we will examine the relationship between heroes and narrative structure, explore the dichotomy of good vs. evil, and discuss the cultural treatment of heroes and villains from both the present and the past.

NOTE: This course is a (1st) 7-week course and runs from 05/06/24 – 06/23/24.