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Honors Courses

Freshmen, Fall Semester

HPRH 1001-Ancient Literature (3 credits)
An examination of the Greek, Roman, and biblical texts which have played a central role in the definition of the Western tradition.

HPRH 1002-Ancient Philosophy (3 credits)
An examination of the Greek and Roman texts which have served as the foundation for subsequent Western philosophical thought.

HPRH 1003-Ancient History/Art (3 credits)
An overview of the history and art of the ancient world, with particular emphasis on the classical world of Greece and Rome.

HPRH 1004-Honors Mathematics (3 credits)
An introduction to the dynamics of mathematical thought for non-science majors. Attention will be paid to both the historical development of central mathematical concepts and the implications of these concepts for contemporary life.
Exemptions given for scores of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB or BC exam.

Freshmen, Spring Semester

HPRH 1051-Medieval Literature/Art (3 credits)
An examination of the literature and art of the medieval world.

HPRH 1052-Medieval Philosophy/Theology (3 credits)
An examination of major medieval thinkers, including Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas.

HPRH 1053-Medieval History (3 credits)
An overview of the history of the medieval world, including an examination of the rise and spread of Islam.

Sophomores, Fall Semester

HPRH 2001-Early Modern Literature/Art (3 credits)
An examination of the literature and art of the period from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century.

HPRH 2002-Early Modern Philosophy/Theology (3 credits)
An examination of the major thinkers from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century, with particular emphasis on the figures of the Enlightenment.

HPRH 2003-Early Modern History/Music (3 credits)
An overview of the history and music of the period from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century.

HPRH 2004-Honors Science I (3 credits, Psychology and Biology)
A hands-on examination of a question which is the focus of contemporary scientific inquiry. The particular question considered will vary from semester to semester and will usually be addressed from the perspective of more than one scientific discipline. A typical course examines mind/body questions from the perspective of biology and psychology.
Exemptions given for scores of 4 or 5 on the relevant AP exams.

Sophomores, Spring Semester

HPRH 2051-Contemporary Literature/Music (3 credits)
An examination of the literature and music of the contemporary period, with attention to both European/American texts and texts from world literature.

HPRH 2052-Contemporary Social and Political Thought (3 credits)
An examination of the major works of social and political thought which have helped define the modern world.

HPRH 2053-Contemporary History/Art (3 credits)
An overview of the history and art of the contemporary period.

HPRH 2005-Honors Science II (3 credits, Physics and Chemistry)
A hands-on examination of a question which is the focus of contemporary scientific inquiry. The particular question considered will vary from semester to semester and will usually be addressed from the perspective of more than one scientific discipline. A typical course examines optics and color from the perspective of chemistry and physics.
Exemptions given for scores of 4 or 5 on the relevant AP exams.

Juniors, Fall Semester

HPRH 3001-Religion in the Modern World (4 credits)
An examination of the way that the world's major religious traditions have come to terms with the philosophical and practical challenges of modernity.

Juniors, Spring Semester

HPRH 3051-Ethical Dimensions of Contemporary Social Problems (4 credits)
An examination of a particular modern problem from the perspective of both social and ethical analysis. The problem to be considered will vary, although it will generally be either international in scope or able to be viewed from a number of different traditions.

Seniors, Fall or Spring Semester

HPRH 4001-Honors Thesis (4 credits)
An extended original research project in one's major field, prepared under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
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