Honors Course Archive

Course Archive for Summer 2014

Differences between 2010-14 and 2015 Honors core requirements

Each course below lists the Interdisciplinary Honors category it will fulfill if you are on the “2010-14” or “2015” core curriculum. If you have any questions about what category a course will fulfill, please check your degree audit on MyPlan and/or contact us at uwhonors@uw.edu.

Except where noted, current Interdisciplinary Honors students may self-register using the SLN/MyPlan. Please let us know if you have any difficulties at uwhonors@uw.edu.

H-Arts & Humanities (1)

Arts & Humanities courses may only count for your H-Arts & Humanities requirement or your Additional Any requirement. For students completing the 2015 core curriculum, any course without the “HONORS” prefix may only count for your Additional Any requirement. You will earn Areas of Knowledge credit as indicated in the parentheses after each course title.

Other Honors courses (without HONORS-prefix)

Honors 210 A: Iconoclasts in the Corner of the World: an Exploration of Midcentury Northwest Poets and Artists

Honors 210 A: Iconoclasts in the Corner of the World: an Exploration of Midcentury Northwest Poets and Artists (VLPA)

SLN 14210 (View UW registration info »)

Frances McCue (English)
Email: frances@francesmccue.com

Credits: 5
Limit: 30 students

Honors Credit Type

H-Additional Any

Summer A Term (June 23-July 23)
In September 1953, Life magazine published an article that forever changed how critics and art aficionados talked about art in the Puget Sound region. “Mystic Painters of the Northwest,” a high-gloss sweep of work by painters Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson, claimed that the artists’ visual work had a common thread of Asian “mystical” influences and abstraction. The article generated so much hype that the notion of a “Northwest School” of painting took hold. A “Northwest School” of poetry followed and the region’s art became known through a handful of white artists.

We are going to unpack these myths of a “Northwest School” by investigating more of the artists and poets who were at work at the time in this region.

As a cross between a project-based research studio and a series of field trips, this course will explore some of the artists and poets who worked in the Puget Sound Region in the mid 20th century. We will use the photographer Mary Randlett’s portraits of some of these figures and we’ll investigate who they were and what they made. At the same time, we’ll head into the city to see some examples of the paintings, sculptures and sites of poems. Afterwards, will write short reviews of what we find. The course will culminate with projects conducted in pairs or trios.

H-Science (0)

Science courses may only count for your H-Science requirement or your Additional Any requirement. For students completing the 2015 core curriculum, any course without the “HONORS” prefix may only count for your Additional Any requirement. You will earn Areas of Knowledge credit as indicated in the parentheses after each course title.

H-Social Sciences (1)

Social Science courses may only count for your H-Social Sciences requirement or your Additional Any requirement. For students completing the 2015 core curriculum, any course without the “HONORS” prefix may only count for your Additional Any requirement. You will earn Areas of Knowledge credit as indicated in the parentheses after each course title.

Other Honors courses (without HONORS-prefix)

Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education inside Prison

Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education inside Prison (I&S)

SLN 11737 (View UW registration info »)

Claudia Jensen (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Phone: 206-543-6848
Email: cjensen@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 12 students

Honors Credit Type

H-Additional Any

Summer B Term (July 24-August 22)
Why should people in prison have opportunities for education? What are the benefits and what are the realities and constraints of the institution? This class is centered around a series of visits we will make to the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex (about 45 minutes outside of Seattle). We will meet with a group of prisoners there several times over the course of this class, sharing reading and writing assignments with them (scheduled dates are Wednesdays in B term, departing from the UW around 11:00 am and arriving back by 5). We will also tour the facility and meet with the prison’s administrative staff and correctional officers in order to gain a broad understanding of the complex issues surrounding education within a prison setting (the tour is currently scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 5, and will take all day). UW students will engage in writing and outreach projects with the TRU students. NO MAKE-UP sessions are possible, so please check your schedules.

Add codes required to register for this course, and are available from Claudia Jensen (cjensen@uw.edu). Please provide your student number in your add code request, as well as your acknowledgment of the following.

Students will have to submit information for clearance in order to enter the prison facility and they will be required to sign the UW’s Acknowledgement of Risk form; all students must be over 18. Class size will be limited to 12 students, and transportation to and from the prison will be provided. Please contact the instructor, Claudia Jensen (cjensen@uw.edu), for more information or if you can’t attend the scheduled information sessions (Thursday May 15 or May 29, 12:30, MGH 211E).

H-Interdisciplinary (0)

Interdisciplinary courses may only count for your Interdisciplinary Honors requirement or your Additional Any requirement. These courses cannot count for your Honors Science, Honors Humanities/Arts or Honors Social Science requirements, even if they bear the corresponding Areas of Knowledge designation. For students completing the 2015 core curriculum, any course without the “HONORS” prefix may only count for your Additional Any requirement. You will earn Areas of Knowledge credit as indicated in the parentheses after each course title.

HONORS 100/496 (0)

HONORS 100 must be taken the first autumn quarter you are admitted to Interdisciplinary Honors. Students may register for HONORS 496 after completing at least 6 of 9 Honors core courses and 1 of 2 Experiential Learning activities. See our requirements page for more details.

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Special Topics (0)

Special Topics courses are between one and three credits and do not fulfill Interdisciplinary Honors requirements. They will award non-Honors UW elective credit and a great experience.