Honors Forum
 

Honors Forum

HF200

Twentieth Century Art

Prof. Katie Hauser

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF200

VanGogh on Film

Prof. Mimi Hellman

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF200/HF300

Hindu Art and Religious Art in India

Prof. Joel Smith

A study of the interplay between art and religion in Hinduism with a focus on selected temple sites in South India. This course is a pre-requisite for the travel seminar of the same name to be taught in India in January, 2009, by Rob Linrothe and Joel Smith.  Only students accepted for the travel seminar may take this course.  Permission of instructor required.

HF203

Student Citizenship

Prof. Roy Rotheim

Student Citizenship is the first course is Skidmore's history to be designed by students. The course gives students the chance to break down traditional educational structures of authority, thus offering an alternative method of education that emphasizes participation and responsibility as a member of the academic community. Students will challenge each other, generating their own assignments for which they must think, speak and write critically. Student Citizenship will culminate in the design and fulfillment of a class project that will help students to find their potential for making a meaningful contribution to the intellectual environment of the campus and the community at large.

HF271, 272 A, B, C, D

Honors Independent Study

See Prof. Catherine Golden

An independent research or project opportunity for unusually well qualified first-year or sophomore students working at "honors" level. In consultation with a sponsoring faculty member, the student proposes to the Honors Council a project that builds upon the student’s academic background and interests and concludes in an “honors” paper or project to be shared with the wider student community. The Honors Independent Study may not be substituted for available honors courses. The project proposal must describe the project coherently and in detail, especially indicating the ways in which the undertaking exercises sophisticated abilities and methodologies; it must also make clear why the available “honors” courses are not suitable for the student proposing HF271/272.

HF300

Jane Austen in Bath

Prof. Catherine Golden

Two of Jane Austen’s novels—Northanger Abbey (1818) and Persuasion (1818)—are set in Bath, a seat of culture in eighteenth-century England.  Using the facilities of Bath as our living classroom, we will explore the settings in Bath vital to characterization and plot of these two novels—specifically the Pump Room and the Assembly Room—and walk the Bath city streets central to Austen and her characters.  The course will comprise reading of biography and fiction, on-site field trips, a group project, and creation of an analytic booklet focusing on Austen’s life and creation of these two famous novels.

HF300

Chaucer

Prof. Kate Greenspan

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF300

Illustrated Book

Prof. Penny Jolly

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF300

Imaginaries of Travel: India

Prof. Aditi Chandra

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF300

Music in South Asia

Prof. Gordon Thompson

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF300

Nineteenth-Century Novel

Prof. Catherine Golden

A generic, thematic, and cultural consideration of selected novels by Austen, the Brontes, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot, Trollope, and others. HF300

Paleoclimatology Practicum (1-credit Add-on)

Pro. Amy Frappier

The course has a standalone seminar and an optional lab.  The lab meets once per week, time TBD depending on students' schedules. Students complete a hands-on paleoclimatology project, including collecting cores, gathering data, and interpreting results.  By the end of the semester, each group will present a draft poster and will submit an abstract to the Northeastern Geological Society of America meeting that year.

HF300

French Revolution on Film

Prof. Mimi Hellman

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON

HF371, 372 A, B, C, D

Independent Study

See Prof. Cahterine Golden

An independent research or project opportunity for unusually well qualified Junior or Senior students working at "honors" level. In consultation with a sponsoring faculty member, the student proposes to the Honors Council a project that builds upon the student’s academic background and interests and concludes in an “honors” paper or project to be shared with the wider student community. The Honors Independent Study may not be substituted for available honors courses. The project proposal must describe the project coherently and in detail, especially indicating the ways in which the undertaking exercises sophisticated abilities and methodologies; it must also make clear why the available “honors” courses are not suitable for the student proposing HF371/372.

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