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Honors College at WKU

 

Colloquia Course Listing

 

The Honors Colloquium strives to be interdisciplinary in nature and allows faculty members to address historical debates or contemporary issues. The goal is to allow students to participate in and lead discussions on various aspects of issues of contemporary, historical or intellectual significance. The topic of the course is selected by the faculty member offering the Colloquium.

 

 

HON 300: Community Development (3 credit hours) 

This course provides Honors students with hands on experiences in community development. The class meets at Bowling Green High School (BGHS), and is a mix of Honor students and advanced placement high school seniors. They work together to address issues identified by the students, faculty and administrators. Honors students mentor high school students in service learning and community development skills.

HON 300: Controversial Issues in Human Behavior (1.5 credit hours)

Does divorce harm children? Are humans naturally violent? Does ADHD exist? Do video games lead to violence? Do men and women communicate differently? This course will explore a variety of issues in human behavior from the perspectives of experts in the fields of psychology, medicine, philosophy, ethics, anthropology, biology, communications, social work, pediatrics, psychiatry, and neuroscience.

HON 300: Understanding Human Rights (3 credit hours)

Despite great advances in human rights since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, the gap between the Declaration's ideals and world realities remains massive. Crimes against humanity, human trafficking, torture, child soldiers, religious persecution, crushing poverty and restrictions on personal freedoms are just a few of the abuses. In this seminar, we will discuss both the problems and efforts at solving them.

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