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Honors Program Course Listings - Spring 2012

HONR 300A - From Locatelli to Mozart: The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert
4 credit hours
Kazez, Daniel

Prerequisites: Permission of Honors Program on an add form. Must be able to read music; attendance is required at a Cleveland Orchestra concert on Sat., May 5, 2012, 8:00 PM.
Music performed by the Cleveland Orchestra in a May 2012 concert (which the class will attend together) will be the focus of this course. The concert program is tightly focused on music drawn from the late Baroque Era to the Classical Era, including composers Locatelli, Boccherini, J.C.F. Bach, and W.A. Mozart. The course will be equally weighted toward study of the composers and their lives (relevant to the music they composed) and the music itself (study of melody, harmony, and form, especially in the emerging Classical style). The course will combine lecture, oral student presentations, and written essays.

HONR 300H - Western Medieval Art
4 credit hours
Gimenez-Berger, Alejandra

Prerequisites: Permission of Honors Program on an add form.
Covers the art and architecture produced from the decline of the Roman Empire through the Gothic period in Western Europe. Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic art will covered chronologically and by region in Europe. Emphasis will be given to the historical context that informed the Middle Ages. This class allows students to complete a Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Module (CLAC) for an additional credit. You will find more information on the CLAC program in the Language Department's course descriptions.

HONR 300R - Bioethics
4 credit hours
Nelson, Paul

Prerequisites: Permission of Honors Program on an add form.
This seminar introduces students to basic concepts and contemporary discussions in bioethics. Topics may include organ procurement, abortion, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, use of human subjects in research, genetic engineering, stem cell research and cloning, autonomy, consent, truth telling and deception, confidentiality, access to health care, rationing, allocation of scarce resources, use of animals in research, and environmental concerns. The readings from a wide variety of disciplines - medicine, law, economics, and literature as well as philosophical and religious ethics. Oral presentations and papers will develop students' ability to identify moral issues, analyze moral arguments, and make and defend moral judgments. Students who complete a Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Module (CLAC) will receive additional credit. Writing intensive.

HONR 300S - International Organizations
4 credit hours
Hudson, George

Prerequisites: Permission of Honors Program on an add form.
The course examines the evolving system of international governance and the ideas, concepts, and principles that underlie this system, including the role of international law. Primary focus will be placed on the United Nations as an organization, but we will also probe other international non-governmental and governmental organizations. The class will be offered in the spirit of collective learning.The format of daily class meetings will reflect this enterprise-classes will center about discussion of the readings and their implications. Assuming enrollments are sufficient, the course will end with a simulation exercise about the U.N. Security Council.

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