HON 101-001 Archeoastronomy: Stars, Stones, and Monuments
Dr. Collins (Art History) & Dr. Rulison (Physics)
Time: Thursdays (2:15 - 3:15 PM)
People have been looking to the sky, striving to understand it and mankind’s relationship to it, since the earliest of times. Indeed, the patterns of celestial phenomena led early observers to categorize, systematically analyze, and attempt to explain these phenomena. These being the hallmarks of science, make astronomy the oldest of the sciences. But equally important are the societal, cultural, and other influences on early (and modern) man’s considerations of celestial events. Fortunately, even before the advent of written records early watchers of the sky built astronomical observatories, temples, and other constructions related to and influenced by these astronomical considerations. In this seminar we will delve into the archeoastronomical sites scattered across the globe and through time, research their meaning and interpretation, and their influence on later astronomical and cosmological developments.
HON 101-002 Heroes and Harlots: An Examination of the Old and New Testament
Ms. Salter (Librarian) & Dr. Whooley (Philosophy)
Time: Tuesdays (4:00 - 5:00 PM)
In this seminar we will not read the Bible in its full but will read through crucial moments in both the Old Testament and New Testament. The aim of the seminar is not only to introduce students to major theological questions but also to introduce them to reading the Bible as a critical piece of scholarship in contrast to reading it as a "believer".
HON 101-003 Green Living and CampusSustainability
Dr. Kabir (Chemistry) & Dr. Collins (Art History)
Time: Mondays (12:00 - 1:00 PM)
This is a small-group seminar style course. This seminar provides an interdisciplinary exploratory view of the novelty of green living and sustainability and the underlying ethics and values. Seminar also focuses on aspects of campus sustainability. Explores why sustainability matters on college campuses. Green living and sustainability have become the hot topic of contemporary life. Sustainability is the development that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The three pillars of sustainability include environmental, economic, and social issues. Students will examine the diverse realms of human technological activity, which includes energy, transportation, manufacturing, buildings and houses, and food production and analyze the social, financial, and environmental impacts of sustainable products.
HON 201-001 Religion in American Politics
Dr. Knippenberg (Politics) & Dr. Tuininga (Religion)
Time: Tuesdays (1:00 - 2:00 PM)
Religion has always had a pervasive presence in American politics, shaping voting patterns, political rhetoric, and public law. Its meaning is bitterly contested and its value hotly disputed. This seminar explores and evaluates the unique ways in which religion influences American politics, past and present.