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HONR
HONR100
Honors Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of University Honors Program.
Attendance at various additional activities and events is required. Reading and discussion on the personal and social value of higher education; development of a coherent general education program; exploration of the educational and cultural resources of the campus and metropolitan area; participation in a community service project; and other activities designed to broaden students' conception of what it means to be an educated person.
HONR100 is restricted to first semester University Honors students only.
HONR208L
Honors Seminar; Justice Matters: Law, Literature, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR208M
Honors Seminar: Utopia and Dystopia: Reality and Relevance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR209O
The Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
HONR217
Life, The Multiverse and Everything: Developing an Individual Cosmovision
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHU
In this Honors seminar, students pursue personal cosmologies in light o our contemporary core "Western" scientific world-view and a selection of other ancient and indigenous cosmographies for comparison including those of Mesoamerica, the Inca, the Egyptians or the Chinese.
HONR218B
Honors Seminar; Making a Difference: The Lives and Words of Leaders Who Shape Our Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR218C
Honors Seminar; Love Me, Hate Me, Use Me, Save Me: Our Conflicting Views of Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, SCIS
HONR218J
Honors Seminar; Sustainability and Development: From the Individual to the Global
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR218L
Honors Seminar: Language and Mind
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHU
HONR218M
Honors Seminar; Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR218P
Honors Seminar; Immigration: Personal Stories and Policy Changes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HONR218T
Honors Seminar; Political Theater: On Stage and in Washington
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
This seminar may have a fee of up to $40.
HONR218V
Honors Seminar; Disabiliity culture and Life Narratives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR219L
Honors Seminar; American Idle: The Cultural Politics of Laziness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR228J
Honors Seminar; The Caribbean Amidst the Global: Interrogating Issues of Pirates and Piracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR228N
Alleviating Poverty in Developing Countries: The Economics and Challenges of Development Programs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS
HONR228T
Honors Seminar; Journalism and Peace
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR229E
Honors Seminar; Are Sports Ethical?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR229L
Honors Seminar; Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Governance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238C
The Future of Energy and Climate Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSSP
HONR238L
Honors Seminar: Engineering in Ancient Empires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238N
Honors Seminar; Public Health and Contemporary Health Issues: Saving Lives Millions at a Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238R
Honors Seminar: Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SH
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238U
Honors Seminar; Making the World a Better Place: Global Development and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR239C
Honors Seminar: The Creative Process in Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU
HONR239D
Honors Seminar; Introduction to Printmaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
HONR239J
Honors Seminar; "Enemy of the People": When Journalism Investigates the Powerful
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit will only be granted for HONR239J or JOUR289P.
HONR239N
Honors Seminar; Colonial Consequences: American Archaeology in the Era of Colonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR248H
Honors Seminar: From Willowbrook to Attica: Delinquency in the Context of Disability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR248J
Honors Seminar; A Most Human Nation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Students who have taken HHUM205 should contact the instructor for permission.
HONR258E
Honors Seminar; Creating the Future through Systemic Thinking and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR258O
Honors Seminar; The Kinesiological Bases of Skilled Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
HONR258R
Honors Seminar; Soundtrack to Revolution: Black Protest Music from the Slave Ship to Soundcloud
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR258T
Honors Seminar: Tools of Fiction: Literature and/as Creative Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
HONR258W
Honors Seminar: Demystifying LGBTQ Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
HONR259G
Honors Seminar; Fairness, Inequality, and Democracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR259K
Honors Seminar; Global Inequality: Research and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR259L
Honors Seminar; Thinking Strategically
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
HONR259P
Honors Seminar; Jane Austen: Her World, Our Obsession
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR268L
Honors Seminar: United States Immigration Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR268N
(Perm Req)
Honors Seminar; Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs and Searching for Invisible Matter
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
This course is part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part two of this series will be offered in the Spring 2019 Semester. For more information about the course, please visit physics.umd.edu/courses/Honr268N/. For permission to enroll, please contact Dr. Shabnam Jabeen at Jabeen@umd.edu.
HONR269P
Honors Seminar; Formulating U.S. Science and Technology Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR269T
Honors Seminar: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy toward Afghanistan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This is a Global Classroom course. There will be approximately 3 to 4 classes where this course will meet on a Saturday or Sunday morning for videoconferencing with students in Kabul, Afghanistan instead of meeting at its normal weekly time on Thursday nights (exact dates and times are TBA).
HONR269U
Honors Seminar; Hidden Figures: Race, Science, and Black Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
HONR269V
Honors Seminar; Virus Hunting: Emerging Diseases, Social Conteoversies and Nano-Technologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
HONR278D
Honors Seminar; National Security Dilemmas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR278G
Honors Seminar; Exploring How Foreign Policy Is Developed
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR278K
Honors Seminar; Evolutionary Processes in Health Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR278Q
Honors Seminar; Biodiversity Matters: Effects on Health, National Security, Development, and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
HONR278Z
Honors Seminar; The Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR279B
Honors Seminar; Social Security in a Changing America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR279K
Honors Seminar; Magic, Science, and Religion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR279L
Honors Seminar; The Problem of Prejudice: Overcoming Impediments to Global Peace and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR279M
Honors Seminar; How Does the Brain Speak?: Insights from Neuroimaging and Brain Damage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR279Q
Honors Seminar; The Boy Who Lived, All Grown Up: Assessing the Harry Potter Books and their Adaptations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR288O
Honors Seminar: Why Do Things Fail?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
This course is open only to non-engineering majors. High school math and science are adequate for understanding of the material.
HONR288P
Honors Seminar; Why Do Things Burn?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS
This course is open only to non-engineering majors.
HONR289N
Honors Seminar; From Fat to Fit to Olympic Gold: Physical Activity in health and Human Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR299C
Honors Seminar; Fashion and Costumes Through the Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
HONR299F
Honors Seminar; Financial Crises: The Foundation of Global Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR299G
Honors Seminar; Revolution, Regret, and Reform: The People and Principles of the American Political Tradition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR299I
Honors Seminar; The Practice of Science in an Age of Truthiness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR348D
Advanced Honors Seminar; Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR348J
Advanced Honors Seminar; Contemporary Social Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
HONR359B
Honors Workshop; Alternatives to Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: S-F
HONR368A
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; MGA Legislative Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSPW
Also offered as ENGL381. Credit only granted for one of the following: ENGL381 or HONR368A. Admission to this course is by application only.
HONR378A
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; U.S. Diplomacy and Policymaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM 360. Credit granted for FGSM360 or HONR378A. Students must be in the Global Fellows Program to register.
HONR378B
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Responses to Global Challenges
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM380. Credit granted for FGSM380 or HONR378B. Students must be in the Global Fellows Program to register. An examination of global issues and responses primarily from the perspective of the practitioner. The focus will be on social, humanitarian, and human rights issues in different global contexts.
HONR378C
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Political Engagement and Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must be in the Federal Fellows Program to register. Also offered as FGSM310. Credit only granted for FGSM310 or HONR378C.
HONR378D
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Science Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Science, Technology, and Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM370. Credit granted for FGSM370 or HONR378D. Students must be in the Global Fellows Program to register. An exploration of the critical roles scientific knowledge and technological innovation play in the formation and implementation of foreign policy issues, including energy and climate change, public health, space and innovation, and economic development.
HONR378E
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Public Health Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must be in the Federal Fellows Program to register. Also offered as FGSM320. Credit granted for FGSM320 or HONR378E.

An exploration of the major questions and issues facing the U.S. health care system as well as the formulation and implementation of health policy.
HONR378G
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Homeland and National Security Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM 330. Credit granted for FGSM330 or HONR378G. Students must be in the Federal Fellows Program to register.
HONR378J
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must be in the Federal Fellows Program to register. Also offered as FGSM340. Credit granted for FGSM340 or HONR378J.

An examination of issues of energy and environmental sustainability through an investigation of policy-making in energy, climate change, and sustainable development.
HONR378K
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Critical Regions and International Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FGSM350. Credit granted for FGSM350 or HONR378K. Students must be in the Global Fellows Program to register. An examination of international relations and foreign policy challenges in critical regions.