All SAS Honors Program students are required to complete at minimum one Honors Colloquium. Students who enter the SASHP as first-year students are required to complete a second Honors Colloquium, or an approved alternate: Byrne Seminar or a credit-bearing study abroad program/course.
The goal of the Honors Colloquium is to stimulate intellectual curiosity and discussion as well as provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Through discussions, lectures, film screenings, and museum visits, students will explore topics of social, scientific, and philosophical significance.
- 01:090:111 | Fall Semester
- 01:090:112 | Spring Semester
01:090:112 Honors Colloquium
Images and imagination
A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. That certainly apples in popular culture; photos and videos present our lives and preserve our memories on social media. It also applies in scholarship, at least for some fields; photographs, diagrams, charts, and graphs feature prominently from astronomy to zoology. In this semester’s Honors Colloquium, we will hear from scholars in different fields about how they use images in their research and teaching. How do they decide what information to display visually? How do they select or construct the images they use? And what makes images effective, even iconic? This Colloquium course should appeal to students from all parts of the SAS Honors Program who are curious to explore images across disciplines.
Meets Wednesdays for 10 weeks