|Honors Program Announcements|
A major focus of the SAS Honors Program Student Advisory Council has been the program’s social media presence. As a result of the Council’s deliberations, the SASHP has decided to form an official Media Team, and is now hiring to fill the positions on that team. We are looking for students who are dedicated and eager to get involved with life behind-the-scenes at the Honors Program. These student employees will work closely with their Honors Deans to engage current and prospective students, as well as to Rutgers faculty, staff, and alums, with news and developments in the Program through social media.
The students holding these positions will be employed by the SAS Honors Program and will work 3-5 hours each week in the Honors Main Office, 35 College Avenue, CAC. Wages will be paid on an hourly basis for time dedicated to the job both inside and outside of the office.
Job descriptions after the jump:Read more...
195:201:H1; Index 07974; Th2 (9:50 AM–11:10)
This gateway undergraduate course, required for all majors and minors, will introduce them and all other interested students to the fascinating and dynamic field of Comparative Literature, with its truly global approach to the study of literature and related texts.
Poison has inspired the literary imagination over time and around the globe. Additionally, public attention has been focused recently on various issues involving toxicity and lethal substances. The texts, films and other media chosen for this course raise questions that address major ethical, psychological, social and political issues. Each week a guest lecturer, from among the core faculty of the Comparative Literature program, will address those issues, which we will discuss together in small groups afterwards. Comparison and contrast are at the very heart of Comparative Literature.
A continuation of French for Reading Knowledge I (420:105), this course will further explore French syntax, grammar and vocabulary, and provide you with opportunities to focus on your research projects or specific interests.
This course counts towards fulfilling the language requirement for Honors Students! For more information, read more:Read more...
Three out of four of these courses do not have prerequisites other than “sophomores & up”. Honors Introduction to Management is even open to freshmen in the Honors Program. And yes, these WOULD count toward your 4 Honors course requirement.
The four Honors offerings in Business are
Looking to take a course next semester that will be invaluable for future careers and research? This spring, you have an opportunity to take a course with one of the world's leading software entrepreneurs and scholars who has been central to the development of sophisticated search engines: our own Prof. Tomasz Imielinski, who also served as Executive Vice President at the search engine Ask.com. What makes this Data Literacy course particularly unusual is that it is designed specifically for students with no advanced math skills: "Placement into Intermediate Algebra or higher, or completion of Math 025" is all that is required.
SAS Dean Susan Lawrence states: “Professor Imielinski is smart (obviously), funny, engaging, and connected to the real world. I would especially recommend it for juniors and seniors headed out into the job market and for those interested in the structure of information in the digital age.”Read more...
Here is a valuable course for SAS juniors who are thinking of doing a thesis in the senior year:
Introduction to the Thesis 01:090:392
Section 01: Wednesday 12:00-1:20 PM Busch Science/Engineering Resource Center 204
Section 02: Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM CAC 35 College Avenue
Section 03: Wednesday 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM CAC Scott 105
Section 04: Thursday 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM CAC Murray 111
The senior honors thesis is the definitive research statement of a scholar, and a calling card for graduate programs and professional life. Yet many students struggle, having never learned the fundamentals of a successful research project. This course is modeled on professional research workshops, and is an opportunity to help you begin the process of creating a senior honors thesis in a supportive and educational environment. We will meet weekly to prepare you as prospective thesis writers with the background, resources, and understanding necessary to produce quality independent work. The course includes: investigating previous research work in your field, discussions with students currently writing theses and faculty advising theses, finding a thesis advisor, developing your individual thesis topic, increasing your information literacy and research skills, and producing your project’s initial resource base. We will use Sakai tools to stay in communication and share work in progress.
The School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Artists' Collective invites students to submit artwork for a new exhibition "The Lines Between Us."
The deadline for artwork submission is December 2, 2013. Please drop off the work at 35 College Avenue Rm 303. We're looking forward to enjoying the creativity of the Honors community!
|Honors Program Events|
|From the Editors|
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break! We know it can be tough coming back to school after a break, but cheer up – we only have a week and a half of classes left!
Just a reminder that this is the last week to apply for the Honors Program Media Team! Members of the Team will be hired as paid employees of the HP and will work closely with the Honors Deans to engage our community. If you don’t have website or media experience, don’t worry; the new team will be training with Judith to learn the ropes! Applications are due this Friday, Dec. 6, and the information can be found in this week’s newsletter.
In these last couple of weeks, we encourage you guys to get out and enjoy some campus events before the finals grind kicks in. For starters, take a look at a series of events hosted by Rutgers’ Asian student groups in support relief efforts for victims of the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan. These events are marked with “#RU4PH” and will be occurring throughout the week, so keep checking back for #RU4PH updates!
Also this week: Rutgers Philosophy Club is hosting a talk with Thomas Pogge, the Director of the Global Justice Program, tonight in the BCC, and on Wednesday, Dr. James Govdos will be speaking to the MBB Society. This Saturday is World AIDS Symposium Day, so make sure you check that out as well!
All that and more in this week’s NL!
Judith and Arielle