HON: Honors College

HON 101: Introduction to Stony Brook

A seminar intended to integrate students into the Honors College and into the University community by providing information about Stony Brook and a forum for discussion of values, intellectual and social development, and personal as well as institutional expectations. Required for all first year students in the Honors College program.

1 credit, S/U grading

HON 105: Modes of Knowledge

An examination of the structure and content of knowledge, as well as the ways in which various kinds of knowledge are constituted. The course examines some classical epistemological and ethical texts and also considers the ways in which modern epistemological theories, as well as knowledge forms characteristic of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, have altered and/or affected our understanding of the nature of knowledge.

Prerequisite: First year Honors College membership

Partially fulfills: CER, HUM, SBS

3 credits

HON 106: Modes of Being

Examination of the many different modes of being - aspects of the ways in which people think of themselves and behave in the world - through analysis of literary works and through texts that derive from the various social sciences, including psychology.

Prerequisite: First year Honors College membership; HON 105

Partially fulfills: CER, HUM, SBS

3 credits

HON 110: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 111: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 112: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 113: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 114: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 115: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 116: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 117: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 118: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 119: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 120: Honors Topics

These courses, which use alternative learning modes, are intended to enrich the Honors College experience by introducing students to specific aspects of community, academic, and creative life at the University, on Long Island, and in the New York metropolitan region. Past topics have included: the lives of scientists; current events; Long Island ecology; contemporary art; musical performance at Stony Brook; the language of dance; immigration; cultural diversity; entrepreneurship. Each course culminates in the writing of a short, substantive paper. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors College

1 credit

HON 201: The Arts and Society

An exploration of the interconnections between art and society, using the biographies and autobiographies of notable visual artists, performers, and composers when appropriate, but also using other texts that focus on art works by anonymous creators such as the architects and sculptors who designed and created medieval cathedrals or the anonymous lyricists and composers who created the songs and dances of traditional cultures. Close examination of the works themselves is an integral part of the course, generally involving several field trips.

Prerequisites: Second year Honors College membership; HON 105 and HON 106

SBC:     ARTS

3 credits

HON 301: Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Society

An examination of the mutual relations among science, technology, medicine, and society: how the sciences and various technologies affect society and, at the same time, are affected by it. This examination is conducted through the perspectives of disciplines outside the sciences - such as history, philosophy, sociology, and economics--in combination with the natural sciences, applied sciences, clinical medicine, and engineering.

Prerequisites: Third year Honors College membership; HON 105, HON 106, and HON 201

SBC:     CER, STAS

3 credits

HON 401: Global Issues

Using historical, geographical, sociological, political, and economic perspectives, students examine global issues. This examination may be either topical or regional and may be oriented either toward the past, the present, or the future.

Prerequisite: Fourth year Honors College membership; HON 105, HON 106, HON 201, and HON 301

SBC:     GLO

3 credits

HON 475: Honors College Teaching Practicum

The purpose of this course is to allow upper-division students the opportunity to work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's scheduled HON 101 seminars. The student must attend all classes and carry out tasks assigned by the faculty member to assist in teaching the course. The student will meet with the instructor on a regular basis to discuss intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. May be repeated up to a limit of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: Member of the Honors College; permission of the instructor and department

SBC:     EXP+

1 credit, S/U grading

HON 495: Honors College Senior Project

First course of a two-semester, six-credit, research or creative project to be arranged with and approved by the Honors College Faculty Director and a faculty supervisor. Both the Faculty Director of the Honors College and the selected faculty member provide ongoing project supervision. With the approval of the Faculty Director of the Honors College, students may substitute an appropriate credit-bearing departmental honors project or they may, with the approval of the department, submit their Honors College Senior Project for departmental honors. Students may not submit the same project for academic credit under two different sets of course numbers and/or designators. At the end of the first term, a progress report is expected; at the end of the second term, the student must make an oral presentation at the Honors College Symposium and must submit an appropriate thesis. Students receive only one grade upon completion of the sequence.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing in the Honors College

Partially fulfills: ESI, EXP+, SPK, WRTD

3 credits

HON 496: Honors College Senior Project

Second course of a two-semester, six-credit, research or creative project to be arranged with and approved by the Honors College Faculty Director and a faculty supervisor. Both the Faculty Director of the Honors College and the selected faculty member provide ongoing project supervision. With the approval of the Faculty Director of the Honors College, students may substitute an appropriate credit-bearing departmental honors project or they may, with the approval of the department, submit their Honors College Senior Project for departmental honors. In no case, however, may they submit the same project for academic credit under two different sets of course numbers and/or designators. At the end of the first term, a progress report is expected; at the end of the second term, the student must make an oral presentation at the Honors College Symposium and must submit an appropriate thesis. Students receive only one grade upon completion of the sequence.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing in the Honors College

Partially fulfills: ESI, EXP+, SPK, WRTD

3 credits