Honors (HON)

HON-5101  Honors Freshman Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Student conversation and ideas are engaged in interdisciplinary concerns that are the broad focus of honors seminars. A careful approach to research, rhetoric, writing and dialogue is incorporated into the course materials selected from the humanities, social sciences, science, business and technology. As in all Honors Program courses, no tests are given, therefore grades are based on written discourse, research and conversation. Field trips are required. Students must complete both HON-5101 and HON-5102 to receive credit for either. Open only to students admitted into the Honors Program.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: OC1  
Typically offered: Fall Only  
HON-5102  Honors Freshman Seminar  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): HON-5101  

Second semester of Honors Freshman Seminar. Students must complete both HON-5101 and HON-5102 to receive degree credit for either.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: WRI1  
Typically offered: Spring Only  
HON-5400  Viable Sustainable Businesses  (3 Credits)  

Viable Sustainable Businesses: Student Perceptions The students will thus research different kinds of supposedly green"" or ""sustainable"" businesses and choose one that they believe has long term potential for the greater New York (or Brooklyn) market. They will explain why the business is truly ""green"" and ""sustainable"", what about it appeals to them, what is its long term potential, and what they believed would be the major obstacles, including competition, the businesses would have to face.

Typically offered: As Needed  
HON-5401  Diplomacy  (3 Credits)  

Diplomacy is the best means of preserving peace which a society of sovereign nations has to offer,"" so stated Hans J. Morgenthau, the father of the main school of thought in international relations. What has happened to this key instrument of foreign policy and international politics-which aims to mitigate and minimize conflicts among nations-in this current turbulent era? After an overview of key concepts, principles, and contending theories of international politics, this course delves into a history of diplomacy, with particular attention to its practice in the past several decades, and a focus on American postwar global leadership in key issue-arenas. It concludes with an examination of the cases made for the revival of diplomacy and multilateralism to peacefully resolve burgeoning crises and conflicts.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: SEH, WHG  
Typically offered: As Needed  
HON-5995  Honors Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

A reading- and research-based activity anchored to a cooperating profesor's course, an Honors Program colloquium, or by previous arrangement to another audience, in which an Honors Program student pursues a topic or interested presented in a prospectus offering an interdisciplinary embrace of the subject. Suitable meeting arrangements and a calendar of dates for reporting on the project are necessary before submitting the prospectus for approval to the Director of the Honors Program. In all cases, independent study must be requested during the registration period prior to the semester in which the course is to be taken.

Typically offered: As Needed  
HON-5997  Honors Thesis  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Permission of Honors Program Director  

The Honors thesis is the capstone project for the Honors Program diploma, it is mandatory for all Honors students who must enroll for it in the Fall semester of their Senior year and complete the thesis requirements as per designated schedule over two semesters. Arrange to meet with the Honors Program Director.

Typically offered: As Needed  
HON-5998  Honors Thesis II  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): HON-5997 with a grade of B or higher, and Permission of,Honors Program Director  

A continuation of HON 5997 the capstone project for the Honors Program diploma, it is mandatory for all Honors students who must enroll for the second part in the Spring semester of their Senior year and complete the thesis requirements as per designated schedule and approval of the Honors Council.

Typically offered: Fall and Spring