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HON 175 Camden Conference: India
This is a winter session online course December 26-January 12
Instructor: Beck, Linda

Required participation in international conference in Camden, Maine Feb. 16-18 (either in-person or via zoom)

HON 177 Words: Publishing Adventures (In-Person)
Days: TuTh Time: 12:30 – 1:45
Instructor: Grandchamp, Stephen Frederick
Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Humanities Ged Ed

Only open to first year Honors students who took the first semester of this course.

What does it mean to publish a written work? In this class we will explore small-scale and creative acts of publishing, like Emily Dickinson’s letter poems and handmade booklets, or the zines that flourished in the 1970s and 80s, as well as online editions, video essays, and web comics. This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of creative publication. Working with words and images created by ourselves and others, we will explore the possibilities of the artist’s book, the small edition, and the zine, as well as the web comic, the video essay, and the literary website. Readings and class discussions will cover the history of the book, the impact of changing technology on the reading experience, and the relationship between form and content across media. A hands-on class, Making Things with Words will provide students with foundational skills in both book arts and digital design. (Creative Writing and Art)

HON 177 Subversives: American Radicals (In-Person)
Days: MW Time: 11:00 – 12:15
Instructor: Wyanski, Aaron J Schoeppner, Michael
Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Social Science Ged Ed

Only open to first year Honors students who took the first semester of this course.

If we could see the status quo of this world with fresh eyes, writer Caitlin Johnstone tells us, “we’d scream in horror.” In this course, we will examine American radicals whose “fresh eyes” motivated them to envision a better future by loudly rejecting the status quo. Based on case studies of subversive individuals from American political and musical history, drawn by both faculty and students, this course takes those at the very margins of mainstream America and places them front and center. (Music and History)

HON 177 Field Notes: Landscape Stories (In-Person)
Days: TuTh Time: 5:00 – 6:15 pm
Instructor: Hovel, Rachel A Dubay, Noelle Victoria
Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Natural Science Ged Ed

Only open to first year Honors students who took the first semester of this course.

Whether one is a scientist or a poet, “making sense” of the world calls upon a common set of practices: observation and inquiry, inference and connection. When we encounter the wondrous or new in our environments, we seek methods to describe and explain. Yet, sometimes the most discovery takes place when we confront the limits of our definitions. This course is interested in moments when encounters with the natural world compel us to rethink what we know and how we know it. What methodological shifts in the natural sciences have brought new questions to the fore? Where do such transformative moments occur in literature? We will look backward at historical artifacts to reckon with legacies of colonization and extraction, and forward through visions of futuristic science fiction, all the while producing writing that investigates the present. Field trips to unique ecosystems in our region will provide opportunities to examine our own narratives. Students in “Field Notes” will be empowered to develop as observers, thinkers, and writers. (English and Biology)

HON 277 I Will Teach You to be Rich (In-Person)
Days: TuTh Time: 09:30 – 10:30am
Instructor: Koban,Lori J
Attributes: Social Science Ged Ed

This is a course in the psychology of money and personal finance. Its premise is that building wealth is only 20% about math and 80% about behavior.

HON 277 Music and the Environment (In-Person)
Days: Tu Time: 3:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Pane, Steven
Attributes: Arts Gen Ed Combined Section ID: 0001(HON277/MUH277) – MUH 277(#46020)

$30.00 Course Fee Music and the Environment

This course explores the intersection of music and the environment, examining works inspired by nature and compositions addressing environmental issues, including climate change. It surveys diverse musical styles across different historical periods. Notably, students will collaborate on a Music and the Environment project with visiting students and faculty from music conservatories in Venice and Pescara, Italy.

HON 377 Monster Movie Adaptations (In-Person)
Days: MW Time: 09:30 – 10:45am Instructor: Krueger, Misty S
Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Humanities Ged Ed

In the 1930s, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures transformed monsters from canonical literature into household names. From these films monsters such as Dracula and Frankenstein’s creature became the stuff of popular culture, so much so that they continue to appear in movie adaptations to this very day. This course explores how some of the most famous literary tales inspired classic movies, how the filmic versions compare to the literary ones, and how the monsters in classic movies continue to inspire modern cinematic adaptations. Each student in the class will become a monster expert on one of these movie monsters, study the history of that monster on screen, watch as many screen versions of that monster as possible, and share that history with their classmates. At the end of the semester, students will collaboratively create a project (determined by the class’s interests) that showcases the genre of monster movie adaptation.

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