General Honors Previews

SUMMER  2016!

During the Summer semester of 2016, CNM will offer one section of The Ancient Legacy and one section of The Modern Legacy, both online!  Course descriptions are as follows:

CRN: 94239 GNHN 1121, Section 51.  Online The Ancient Legacy: Instructor:  Sarah Egelman segelman@cnm.edu

We are often told "You take yourself with you wherever you go." What is the self, and how have we formed our ideas of the self through travel narratives? From Gilgamesh through Oedipus to Ovid's Metamorphoses to Eden to the Inferno, the ancients have defined the emerging concept of the self as an entity that travels, literally and metaphorically. How does human character shift through journeying? Do we see the roots of our own restless wandering through the world in these ancient quests? What is this urge to run -- and what are we running from, or toward?

This course introduces students to the foundational ideas of Western thought and charts the great changes which occurred from the early Greeks to Dante’s Medieval synthesis. Through close examination of classic texts of the Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and Christian traditions, students will come to a greater understanding of where we are today intellectually and how we got here. Topics covered include the beginnings of philosophy, drama, politics, literature, and religion. By the end of the course, students will be able to explain the roots of some of our most cherished intellectual and literary concepts.

CRN: 94874  GNHN 1122, Section 52  The Modern Legacy. Online. Instructor: Cecily Corazon cshank2@cnm.edu 

Tough Mama's Kids: examining humanity's relationship with mothers and nature. How are we working with and/or against nature's rules? Are we nature's entitled rebel children or her loving grown-up caretaker children? How do we perceive mothers and women, and does that view affect our treatment of the earth? What effect does the quality of our relationship with nature have on our treatment of the planet's resources?

This course introduces students to key philosophical, scientific, political, and literary views of nature using the metaphor of the mother/child relationship. We will examine views of the state of nature and social contract theory, as well as the ethics of interacting with the earth and each other.  By the end of the course, students will be able to explain how they perceive feminism, intersectionality, privilege, natural resources, the laws of nature, and the effects of these concepts on how we treat our environment."

 

To help you decide among the offered classes, this Summer semester we are asking students to contact instructors directly. Email your instructor at the address above, and attach a copy of your Honors letter.

Contact your instructor about an override for the section. Have your Honors email ready to verify eligibility.

We hope to see you soon!