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Honors Colloquia

Every student in Honors must complete three elective colloquia. The colloquia are selected through a competitive process by the Faculty Senate Honors Committee. They are designed to allow highly motivated and dynamic teachers and students the opportunity to learn together. Because of the diversity of student majors in the Honors Program, courses are oriented towards non-majors and have no prerequisites. Past courses have ranged from once-in-a-lifetime offerings to enhanced versions of courses that faculty regularly teach well.  If student and faculty interest is high, occasionally a colloquium will be offered more than once.

 

Current and Past Honors Colloquia
2017-2018
Marie LeJeune — Children’s Literature in Diverse Classrooms

Kimberly Jensen — Nineteenth Amendment Centennial in History

Robert Troyer — Language in Place

Daniel Tankersley — Critical Videogame Studies

Sharon Oberst — Dances that Changed the World

Karen Haberman — Artistic Pathways to Scientific Understanding

Kent Neely — Make ‘Em Laugh

2016-2017
Sriram Khe — Intellectual Boldness & Humility

Cornelia Paraskevas — Introduction to Linguistics

Ken Kirby — Non-Nicene Christianity

Frederick Oerther — Games, Simulation, Role-Playing

Lars Soderlund — Complexity Theory: World Edge Chaos

Charles Mueller — Popular Music & Postmodernism

2015-2016
Diane Baxter — Performance Anxiety

Susanne Monahan — Difference, Inequality, Social Justice

Breeann Flesch — Game Theory

Marie LeJeune — Children’s Literature in Diverse Classrooms

Daniel Tankersley — Critical Videogame Studies

2014-2015
Katherine Schmidt — Creative Writing Workshop

Mary Pettinger — Environmental Politics

Erin Baumgartner — Scientific Inquiry and Design for Educators

Robert Monge & Elizabeth Brookbank — History of the Book as Disruptive Technology

2013-2014
Cornelia Paraskevas — Exploring Literacy

Cornelia Paraskevas — Introduction to Linguistics

Joel Alexander — History of Cognition

Ken Kirby — Mysticism in World Religious Traditions

2012-2013
Mary Pettinger — Human Rights

Molly Mayhead — Communication and Civic Action

2011-2012

Eliot Dickinson – Causes of Peace

Bob Hautala — Why Do We Move? A Cross-Disciplinary Study

2010-2011

Kimberly Jensen – Oregon Women Suffrage History

Deborah Jones – Creativity

Emily Plec — Communication and Civic Action

2009-2010
Mark Girod – Transformative Experiences

John Campbell – Environmental Writing: Cultural Foundations of Nature

2008-2009

Steve Gibbons & David Murphy – Prison Writing

2007-2008

Bob Hautala – Fitness/Wellness: One Body/Many Disciplines

Michael Phillips – The Intersection of Theatre Arts & Science

2006-2007

Gavin Keulks – The Literature of Terrorism

2005-2006

Gavin Keulks – 20th Century Irish Literature: Modernism & Beyond

Emily Plec – Masculinites and the Media

2004-2005

Ram Sil – The Terrorist as a Liminal Figure: A Cross-cultural and Historical Examination

Maria Fung & Sriram Khe – Maps and Math

2003-2004

Susan Kirtley – The Truth of that Particular Fiction: Fact, Falsehood, and Invention in Historical Fiction

2002-2003

Jerry Braza – The Art of Mindful Living

Gianna Martella – Detective and Crime Fiction

Max Geier – Nuclear Landscapes

2001-2002

Jeffrey Diamond – Judeo Christian Mysticism in Medieval and Renaissance Spain

2000-2001

Ann Bliss – The Arthurian Legend

Deborah Jones – Creativity

1999-2000

Kimberly Jensen – Women and the Sea: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of History, Metaphor, Ideology, and Institutions

1998-1999

Dale Cannon and Robert Turner – Religion and Science

Brian Caster – Human Movement in Science, Art, and Technology

1997-1998

Marion Schrock – African American Culture as Seen Through its Music

1996-1997

Ann Bliss – Modern Mythology: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

Kit Andrews – Mourning the Holocaust: Representing the Unrepresentable

1995-1996

Jacqueline McCormick – Improvisation (Dance)

Richard Meyer – World War I & 20th Century Culture

1994-1995

Carl Stevenson – Exploring America’s Drug Policy

1993-1994

Cornelia Paraskevas – Sensitivity to Language

1992-1993

Thomas Bergeron – World Music

1991-1992

John Rector – The Discovery of America

1990-1991

Molly Mayhead – The Rhetoric of Social Protest and Control

1989-1990

Betsy Sargent – The College/Knowledge Experience in the Fiction of Hardy and Lawrence

1988-1989

J. Morris Johnson – Aspects of Evolution

1987-1988

Xavier Romano – Ethnic Oregon in the 1990’s: Current and Future Perspectives

 

 

 

 

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