Honors Program students take between three and four HOPR 3700 Seminar classes on their path to graduation.

Current Seminar

Spring 2023: Gilgamesh to Wonder Woman: Heroism Across Cultures and Disciplines, 3 credit hours

Course ID 236182, HOPR 3700-01, W 4:00 – 6:40, Bangsberg 218, Dr. Stephen Hamrick

An interdisciplinary study of the development of heroism from the ancient to modern periods. In addition to primary texts, including drama, novel, poetry, film, television and graphic novels, students will read secondary/critical works in literary criticism, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Issues surrounding sexuality and sexual orientation, community, class, race and gender will remain central to course inquiry. Active class participation, two essays, an oral report and short written responses required.

Past Seminars

  • Extra-Terrestrial Life
  • Information and You
  • Artistic Expression in Soviet 20th Century
  • Censorship and Free Speech
  • Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation
  • Race Relations in the 21st Century: Is There a New Black?
  • The Tao of Animal: Understanding Human-Animal Communication Across Disciplines
  • We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, A Problem-Based Approach
  • World War II: A Cultural Evolution for American Women and Minorities