Frequently Offered Honors Courses

Contact:
Georgeann Ward, Honors Program Coordinator
gward@lee.edu  281.425.6530

Human Condition
“Dare to question” is the mantra of the Human Condition, a seminar-style, 6-hour, combined English and Humanities course. By analyzing works of fiction, art, drama, film, and architecture through various philosophical “lenses,” students learn to think critically about themselves and the world around them. The course is team-taught by Gordon Lee and Georgeann Ward 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Students must co-enroll in the following courses:
ENGL 1301 English Composition 1 or ENGL 1302 English Composition 2
AND
HUMA 1301 Intro. to the Humanities 1 or HUMA 1302 Intro. to the Humanities 2

American Studies
American Studies is a 6-hour, team-taught, combined American Literature and History course. By examining the context of classic and contemporary American texts, students learn to appreciate the value of history and the richness of literature. Andy Miller and Portia Hopkins teach the class 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Students must co-enroll in the following courses in the fall:
ENGL 2327 American Literature to 1860 AND HIST 1301 History of the U.S. to 1877

Students must co-enroll in the following courses in the Spring:
ENGL 2328 American Literature after 1860 AND HIST 1302 History of the U.S. from 1877

History and Development of Motion Pictures
Based on the premise that motion pictures are a modern development in the continuing evolution of artistic endeavors, the results of which are collectively called “literature” — especially dramatic and narrative literature — Drama 2366/English2341 is an introductory course in film studies that explores Hollywood motion pictures as a narrative art form, as a reflection of the historical, social, and cultural milieu in which they were produced, and as an industry. The History and Development of Motion Pictures is taught by Dale Adams from 11 a.m.-1 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other Offerings
Federal Government GOVT 2305 and Principles of Public Speaking SPCH 1315 are periodically taught as Honors courses. Honors contracts in most core curriculum courses are also available.