Current Honors Students

Course Descriptions Spring 2019

HNRS 1200
Honors Theological Inquiry
Prof. Amir Hussain

This course takes a comparative approach to theological inquiry, examining fundamental religious questions in relation to two or three religious traditions (one of them being Christianity). The course emphasizes comparative analysis of primary religious sources and focuses on how diverse religious approaches to questions of ultimate concern might be mutually illuminative. The course also includes interactive encounters with practitioners of the religions under consideration.

HNRS 2100
Historical Analysis & Perspectives
Prof. Constance Chen

Using interdisciplinary methodologies, this class will explore the ways in which food has the power to both shape and reflect cultural, socioeconomic, religious, and political realities within a transnational context. During the course of the semester, we will critically analyze topics such as food rituals and notions of civility, colonialism and the globalization of trade, transnationalism and the development of fusion cuisine, gender and the political economy of food as well as the construction of national identities through culinary traditions, among others.

HNRS 3000
Honors Colloquium: Post-Baccalaureate Success
Prof. Cassidy Alvarado

Applying for post-baccalaureate opportunities, including employment, admission to graduate programs, competitive fellowships, and other gap-year programs can be daunting processes. This course asks you to reflect on your college experience in relation to your future goals and provides an orientation to the opportunities that await you beyond LMU (including distinguished fellowships, service, and career opportunities). It enhances your preparation for these processes by teaching you how to identify opportunities, network effectively, and compose strong supporting documents.

HNRS 3110
Beyond Good & Evil
Prof. Lawrence Wenner

This Beyond Good and Evil Honors course focused on Media Ethics is a research and writing intensive seminar that explores the moral and ethical challenges of professionals working in the media and communication industries and the propriety of their impacts on cultural and moral sensibilities. Anchored in foundational philosophical theories of ethical reasoning, the course provides strategies for the student to assess ethical dilemmas in and social impacts of business and creative decisions in film, television, popular music, news, public relations, and advertising professions. As such, this course connects and explores the tensions of a dialogue between the philosophical study of ethics and the study of the implementation and impact of media in contemporary society.

Honors Core Requirements

General Core Curriculum
CSE Core Curriculum

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