100 Cornerstone Seminar: Perspectives on Leadership (meets the Gateway requirement
in General Education)
The cornerstone seminar serves as an introduction to liberal arts learning for honors
students by examining the topic of leadership. Interdisciplinary in nature and writing
intensive in structure, this seminar asks students to wrestle with the question “what
does it mean to be a leader?” Students will explore this question from a variety of
different perspectives including the history of leadership theory, ethics and leadership,
social and psychological dimensions of leaders and followers, critical thinking, and
skills of leadership. Prerequisite: Boone Honors program member. Three hours, three
205 Decision-Making and Problem-Solving with Mathematics (meets the Mathematics requirement
in General Education)
This course provides a solid basis in logic and problem-solving with an emphasis on
decision-making. Specifically, the course uses Symbolic Logic to find valid/invalid
arguments, Graphs and Networks to find efficient routes, Statistics to analyze data
and trends, Algebra and Linear Systems to find solutions, break- even points and optimal
points, and Voting and Apportionment to study social choice and fair division. Prerequisites:
Boone Honors program member or a grade of “B” or higher in Math 100 or higher. Three
hours, three credits.
206 The Bible and The Arts (meets a non-Bible-based Religion requirement in General
An interdisciplinary course that explores how the Bible has functioned as a classic
text in western culture. The course will consider the reception history of selected
biblical texts in literature, film, drama, the visual arts, and the musical arts.
Prerequisites: Boone Honors program member, or English 102 and permission of instructor.
Three hours, three credits.
210 Reason and the Individual (meets Literature or History requirement in General
This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the English-speaking world in the
eighteenth century when individualism and rationalism emerged as dominant paradigms
of the transatlantic community. Through in-depth study of some of the leading figures
in this emerging worldview, students will come to appreciate more fully their roles
as individuals in modern society. Prerequisites: Boone Honors program member, or English
102 and permission of instructor. Three hours, three credits.
211 Art, Literature, and Film of the Expressionist Period (meets Literature or Fine
Arts requirement in General Education)
This interdisciplinary course will explore the world of expressionist art as produced
in Europe and America during the period 1890-1937. The mood of alienation between
the avant garde and the middle class is a key feature of the art of this period. Students
will have the opportunity to explore the philosophical, cultural, and political background
that helped to foster this alienation and led artists to produce the characteristically
distorted look of expressionist art. The emphasis in the course will be on analyzing
visual art, film, drama, and fiction that the leading expressionists produced. Prerequisites:
Boone Honors program member, or English 102 and permission of instructor. Three hours,
212 Music Inspired by Art (meets Fine Arts requirement in General Education)
An interdisciplinary study of music composed to illuminate the visual arts. A survey
is made of classical, popular, and jazz compositions inspired by the lives and works
of important visual artists throughout history. Prerequisites: Boone Honors program
member, or English 102 and permission of instructor. Three hours, three credits.