International Honors Courses

IHON 111 : Origins, Ideas, and Encounters - H1

Examines innovative ideas and institutions from ancient, medieval, and early modern societies that have shaped the contemporary world. Themes include the rise of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; influential models of authority and government; alternative models of coherence and diversity; religious reformations and utopian movements; technical innovation; and interpreting nature. (4)

IHON 112 : Liberty, Power, and Imagination - H1

Examines innovative ideas and institutions from the Enlightenment to today that have shaped the contemporary world. Themes include scientific, political, artistic, and commercial revolutions; emerging concepts of justice and natural rights; capitalism and imperialism; the experience of war; narratives of progress and their critics; and globalization, sustainability, and the environment. (4)

IHON 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

Inquiry Seminar is designed for first-year students, which will introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. May fulfill no more than one GenEd. (4)

IHON 253 : Gender, Sexuality and Culture - A, H2

Uses multicultural, international, and feminist perspectives to examine issues such as socialization and stereotypes, relationships and sexuality, interpersonal and institutional violence, revolution and social change in the U.S. and in other selected international contexts. (4)

IHON 257 : The Human Experience - H2

The Human Experience course is a multidisciplinary study of selected topics that illuminates what it means to be human. Topics will vary by instructor and term but each section of the course will draw from one of the following disciplines: English, philosophy, religion, or languages & literatures. In addition to the primary discipline of the course, the second discipline may be drawn from the Division of Humanities or from outside of the division. (4)

IHON 258 : Self, Culture, and Society - H2

This course is a multidisciplinary study of specific international topics that illuminate aspects of individual and collective human behavior, history, culture and institutions., Topics will vary by instructor and term, but each section of the course will draw from one of the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology or sociology. In addition to the primary discipline of the course, the second discipline may be drawn from the Division of Social Sciences or from outside of the division. (4)

IHON 259 : The Natural World - H2

This course utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to explore the natural world around and within us and to provide expression of our human inclination to order what we see and to think in quantitative terms. Topics will vary by instructor and term but each section of the course will draw from one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science and computer engineering, geosciences, mathematics, or physics. In addition to the primary discipline of the course, the second discipline may be drawn from the Division of Natural Sciences or from outside of the division. (4)

IHON 260 : The Arts in Society - H2

This course is a multidisciplinary study of selected topics that represents the breadth and influence of arts in society. Topics will vary by instructor and term, but each section of the course will draw from one of the following disciplines: art, communication, music or theatre. In addition to the primary discipline of the course, the second discipline may be drawn from the School of Arts and Communication or from outside of the school. (4)

IHON 328 : Social Justice: Personal Inquiry and Global Investigations - C, H3

Students will wrestle with complex contemporary social problems, evaluate multiple responses to those problems, and develop and articulate their own positions and commitments. Class themes vary, but every section includes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis and a final culminating project. (4)