History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 110: 4 Credits

Research Methods

Prepares students in humanities and social sciences research practices. Offers students the opportunity to learn about research practices in the natural sciences, mathematics, economics, management, and law. Students learn how to choose and focus a research question, find and analyze sources, organize evidence in an essay shaped by an original thesis, write clearly, and address an audience of scholars.

HNRS 122: 3 Credits

Reading the Arts

Explores relationship of parts to whole in artworks, connections among different art forms, and links between art and its historical context.

HNRS 125: 3 Credits

A Liberal Arts Approach to Calculus

Assumes understanding of basic algebra and functions. Studies exponential models and develops mathematical concepts of limit and infinity including the topic of derivatives. Students who have had a course in calculus will explore more advanced topics.  

HNRS 130: 3 Credits

Conceptions of Self

Drawing from appropriate works in social sciences, arts, and humanities, examines different conceptions and definitions of the self from diverse cultures and historical contexts.

HNRS 131: 3 Credits

Contemporary Society in Multiple Perspectives

Explores methods and perspectives in social sciences and humanities to evaluate contributions of different disciplines to understanding significant social issues and their global ramifications and our responsibilities as citizens of the world.

200-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 226: 3 Credits

Topics in Quantitative Analysis

Studies selected topics of special interest to honors students with suitable preparation.

HNRS 227: 4 Credits

Scientific Thought and Processes I, II

Explores and integrates principles of classical and modern science through study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, and quantum physics.

HNRS 228: 4 Credits

Scientific Thought and Processes I, II

Explores and integrates principles of classical and modern science through study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, quantum physics, and the environment.

HNRS 230: 3 Credits

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Enables students to broaden cultural horizons and understand human behavior by studying societies in depth and in comparison.

HNRS 240: 3 Credits

Reading the Past

Considers constructions of historical narratives by examining significant current topics such as revolution, race, empire, and religion over time. Considers how public narratives about history are constructed.

300-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 353: 3 Credits

Technology in the Contemporary World

Analyzes emergence and impact of specific technologies on contemporary cultures. Explores television, automobile, newspapers, Internet, and computer games from historical, scientific, political, economic, and global perspectives.

400-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 490: 1-3 Credits

Undergraduate Apprenticeship

Independent work with a faculty mentor on an inquiry-based project involving research, the arts, design, or teaching and mentoring.