ANTH 130H Honors: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and methodologies of sociocultural
anthropology. Creates an awareness of the wide spectrum of cultural variation throughout
the world. Demonstrates that through the study of anthropology, we may not only gain
an understanding of "exotic" cultures, but also of our own sociocultural experience.
BADM 440H Honors: Advanced Leadership
Examines various topics in leadership studies, both current and historical. Emphasis
will be placed on exploring and developing the student's personal leadership philosophy,
style, and approach. Possible topics could include operational, strategic, and ethical
considerations within today's dynamic social, corporate, and non-profit environment.
Additional research component will be required of students taking this course for
ENGL 250H Honors: Introduction to Literature
Seeks to develop each students' ability to understand and respond to a variety of
literary texts by repeated practice in textual explication through discussion and
written work. While most readings will be drawn from poetry, drama and prose fiction,
the course will also embrace, where appropriate, texts drawn from mass media.
ENVI 150H Honors: Introduction to Environmental Systems
Provides an interdisciplinary foundation in the physical, chemical and biological
principles of environmental science in order to explore earth's terrestrial, aquatic
and atmospheric systems. Historical case studies illustrate political and ethical
dimensions of environmental issues. Lab exercises familiarize you with the forest
and freshwater environments of the northeast and how the scientific method is used
to analyze and understand the relation between humans and the natural environment.
ENVI 340H Honors: Environmental Law
Studies the development of American consciousness toward the environment throughout
our nation's history, emphasizing the political, economic and social forces at work
in the consequent creation of United States environmental law. This law will then
be considered in detail through the examination of federal, state and local environmental
protection legislation, regulations and related court decisions.
HONR 210 Director's Book Course
Reading of a single text chosen by students in the Commonwealth Honors Program. The
text is discussed and augmented by student presentations on related topics. Includes
teamwork with Commonwealth honors students at other campuses, perhaps meeting with
the book's author and attending lectures on specific related topics. Course lasts
HONR 550 Commonwealth Scholar Thesis Research
Independent research, writing, and editing of a Commonwealth Scholar thesis under
the direction of a faculty sponsor and the director(s) of the honors program. Program
of study to be approved in the previous semester, and culminating in a public presentation
and defense of the thesis. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
PHIL 375H Honors: Ethics and Animals 3 cr
Explores the potentially morally significant relationships between humans and various kinds of non-human animals. Explores moral propositions that we, as a society, subscribe to, to see whether they have unacknowledged implications for non-humans.