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Course Description Time Day(s) Instructor
HON-H 103 Common Intellectual Experience I 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. M/W Dement
HON-H 103 Common Intellectual Experience I 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. T/R Dement
COAS-S
104
First Year Seminar 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Th Dement
HON-H 306 Multidisciplinary Seminar: Humanities/Social Sciences Online Dement
HON-H 306 Multidisciplinary Seminar: Social Sciences Seminar 6 – 8:30 p.m. W Finkel
HON-H 306 Multidisciplinary Seminar: Humanities Seminar 6 – 8:30 p.m. T Emery
HON-H 307 Multidisciplinary Seminar: Natural Sciences Seminar 6 – 8:30 p.m. M Kimmer
HON-H 495 Honors Project ARR Dement

Course Descriptions

H 103 COMMON INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCE I

HON-H 103 Common Intellectual Experience I

A skills course emphasizing writing, reading, speaking, thinking skills, collaborative learning, diversity, research, and the use of technology in an academic setting. Readings and discussion of texts-in-common selected by Honors faculty and studied in preparation for possible project presentation at the Mid-East Honors Conference in the spring.

S 104 FIRST YEAR SEMINAR

COAS-S 104 First Year Seminar

This first-year seminar (a requirement for ALL IU Southeast students) is reserved exclusively for Honors students.

H 306 MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR: HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR

HON-H 306: Work and Life’s Meaning

Through participation in the readings, discussion, and other activities associated with this course, students will have the opportunity to interact with the concepts of work and vocation. Some lines of inquiry will include the ways in which societal and individual notions about meaningful work sometimes differ, work as vocation, as opposed to job, and the ways people bring meaning to work, and work brings meaning to a life.

H 306 MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR: SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR

HON-H 306: Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology conceives of the mind and human behavior as a collection of adaptations made to address specific problems in the ancestral environment (the environment of evolutionary adaptation). In contemporary environments, people’s behavior may or may not be adaptive. We will learn the basics of evolutionary theory and learn to apply the tenets of that theory to our understanding of human behavior and psychology.

H 306 MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR: HUMANITIES SEMINAR

HON-H 306: Black Power and Black Arts Movements

This course will examine the interplay and the tensions between two key historical movements of the 1960s and 1970s—the Black Power Movement and the Black Arts Movement. Students in the course will grapple with the legacy of Black politics and Black Nationalism for the 21st century, as represented by each strain of the Movement. While each supported the other at the beginning of the cultural revolutions of the 1960s, the two movements ultimately diverged, demonstrating the sometimes fraught relationship between art and politics, even when the two ostensibly grow out of the same environment. The study of Black power politics and art is inherently interdisciplinary, spanning literature, visual art, music, political science, and history, and it enhances our understanding of race and politics in today’s America.

H 307 MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR: NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR

HON-H 307: Social Networks in a Highly Connected World

The social network of a 34-person karate club. From Networks, Crowds, and Markets by Easley and KleinbergThis course focuses on networks; both their structure and how they change over time. The term network does not necessarily imply a computer network such as the Internet. Instead it refers to a more abstract concept where pairs of nodes are linked by a relationship. In a social network, the nodes represent people and the relationship between the people may indicate that they are Facebook friends, two people that work on a project together in an office, etc. depending on the particular network being constructed.

In the example of Fig. 1, the two people represented by node 1 and node 34 are clearly seen to be “centers of attention” based on the number of friends they have (i.e. how connected they are to the others). In the karate club a schism developed and each highly connected individual formed their own club, taking their peers with them. The network changed over time, with new connections forming, old ones breaking, and a completely new structure resulted. These are the phenomena we will study and discuss in the proposed seminar.

H 495 HONORS PROJECT

HON-H 495 Honors Project

Designed to meet the needs of Honors students who have chosen to pursue individualized honors, this course permits students flexibility and the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor.

Campus Events

Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

All day event

Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

All day event

Transcripts with grades available

Transcripts with grades available

May 11th, 2020

All day event

Official grades available in One.IU

Official grades available in One.IU

May 11th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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