Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars

major minor electives graphicInterdisciplinary Honors Seminars are offered through the Honors Program. They are open to all New Brunswick/Piscataway Honors Program members in all class years, but are generally designed for first-year and second-year students. Faculty from throughout the New Brunswick campuses are invited to offer an Honors Seminar, an opportunity to think about complex problems and issues across disciplinary boundaries or outside of traditional disciplinary trajectories. For the faculty, the seminars are often a springboard for their own research or for course development. Through Honors Seminars, faculty also recruit promising undergraduates to join them on collaborative research projects. Honors Seminars have an enrollment of no more than seventeen students, and involve extensive written work and readings, discussion, independent work, and often include research as well as field work opportunities.  Interdisciplinary Seminars offered under 01:090:292, 01:090:293, 01:090:294, 01:090:295, 01:090:296, and 01:090:297 can be used to meet the SAS Core Curriculum goals in Writing and Communication [WCd].


Fall 2020 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars

Please note: Enrollment in fall honors seminars is limited. With the exception of courses requiring an application, no SPNs will be issued to students seeking to enroll in a closed class.

Animal Spirits

01:090:295:H3

Index# 03732

Professor Nicola Behrmann   

Th 8:10-11:10

AB 3450

Will count toward SAS-Germn,Russ&E Euro Lang&Lit Major

Will count toward SAS-Germn,Russ&E Euro Lang&Lit Minor

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Anti-Apartheid and Civil Rights Movements: King and Mandela, Lessons in Leadership

01:090:296:H5

Index# 03738

Professor Ronald Quincy

M 10:20-1:20

LSH A-215

Will NOT count toward any Major/Minor

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Architecture and Medicine: A History

01:090:297:H5

Index# 20308

Professor Carla Yanni

M 1:10PM-4:10PM

CI 101

Will Count Toward SAS - Art History Major

Will Count Toward SAS - Art History Minor, Architectural Studies Minor

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At the Crossroad of French and Jewish History: The Dreyfus Affair

01:090:295:H4

Index# 03733

Professor Uri Eisenzweig

W 4:30-7:30

VH 104

Will NOT count toward SAS – French Major

Will count toward SAS – French Minor

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Communication and the Construction of Family

01:090:297:H3

Index# 03740

Professor Jenny Mandelbaum

T 9:50-12:50

CI 337

Will Count Towards SC&I - Communication MAJOR

Will NOT Count Towards SC&I - Communication MINOR

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Fictions of Artificial Intelligence

01:090:295:H2

Index# 03731

Professor Lauren M. E. Goodlad

T Th 2:50-4:10

BRT SEM

Will count toward SAS – English Major

Will count toward SAS – English Minor

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HumAnimals in Middle Eastern Literature

01:090:292:H1

Index#: 19421

Professor Yasmine Khayyat

T 11:30A-2:30P

BH 211

Will NOT Count Towards African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Literatures MAJOR

Will NOT Count Towards African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Literatures MINOR

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Law, Society, and Culture in American History

01:090:296:H3

Index# 03736

Professor Leslie Fishbein

Th 10:55AM-1:55PM

RAB 18

Will count toward SAS – American Studies Major

Will count toward SAS – American Studies Minor

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Materializing the Sacred: Medieval Art Between Visible and Invisible

01:090:294:H5

Index#: 19427

Professor Erik Thunø

T 9:50A-12:50P

SC 105

Will Count Towards Art History MAJOR

Will NOT Count Towards Art History MINOR

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Meaning & Morality

01:090:293:H5

Index# 19426

Professor Larry Temkin

T 4:30-7:30

GTW 524B

Will Count Toward SAS-Philosophy Major

Will Count Toward SAS-Philosophy Minor

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Music and the Brain

 01:090:297:H2

Index#: 19431

Professors George Stauffer and Sara Pixley

T 9:50A-12:50P

SC 106

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Philosophy of Cosmology

01:090:293:H2

Index#: 03723

Professor Barry Loewer

Th 11:30A-2:30P

SC 104

Will Count Towards Philosophy MAJOR

Will Count Towards Philosophy MINOR

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Populism, Illiberalism, and the Crisis of Democracy

01:090:297:H4

Index#: 03741

Professor Jan Kubik

W 9:50A-12:50P

FH B6

Will Count Towards Political Science MAJOR

Will Count Towards Political Science MINOR

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Talking Hands

01:090:294:H3

Index#: 03728

Professor Regina Karl

M W 1:10P-2:30

BRT SEM

Will Count Towards German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures MAJOR

Will Count Towards German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures MINOR

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The “God Debate”: Modern Doubt, Past and Present

01:090:295:H1

Index#: 03730

Professor Lawrence Scanlon

M W 1:10P-2:30

HH B4

Will NOT Count Towards English MAJOR

Will NOT Count Towards English MINOR

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The 2020 Presidential Election

01:090:292:H3

Index#: 03720

Professor David Greenberg

M 9:50A-12:50P

HH B3

Will Count Towards Journalism and Media Studies Major

Will NOT Count Towards Journalism and Media Studies Minor

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The Book Review

01:090:296:H4

Index#: 03737

Professor Jeffrey Lawrence

T Th 1:10P-2:30

BRT SEM

Will Count Towards English MAJOR

Will Count Towards English MINOR

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The Fifties

01:090:293:H4

Index# 03725

Professor Rachel Devlin

M 9:50-12:50

AB 3450

Will Count Towards SAS – History Major

Will Count Towards SAS – History Minor

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The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in the Anthropocene

01:090:297:H1

Index# 03739

Professor Nirav Patel

F 8:10-11:10

AB 3450

Will NOT Count Towards any Major/Minor

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The Lower East Side, Then and Now

01:090:293:H3

Index#: 03724

Professor Jeffrey Shandler

T Th 1:10P-2:30

SC 102

Will Count Towards Jewish Studies MAJOR

Will Count Towards Jewish Studies MINOR

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The New Frontier of Gender: Medicine and Transgender Youth

01:090:296:H2

Index# 03735

Professor Kristen W. Springer

T Th 2:15P-3:35 

TH 201

Will Count Towards SAS – Sociology Major

Will Count Towards SAS – Sociology Minor

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The Past, Present, and Future of Prediction

01:090:292:H4

Index #03721

Professor Blakesley Burkhart

T Th 3:20-4:40

SRN 401

Will NOT count toward SAS - Physics & Astronomy Major

Will NOT count toward SAS - Physics & Astronomy Minor

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The Problem of Evil in Philosophy and Popular Culture

01:090:294:H4

Index# 03729

Professor Trip McCrossin

T 9:50-12:50

AB 3450

Will Count Towards SAS – Philosophy MAJOR

Will Count Towards SAS – Philosophy MINOR

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Visual Propaganda from the Medici to Barack Obama

01:090:292:H5

Index#: 19425

Professor Benjamin Paul

T 9:50-12:50

Online - Sakai

Will Count Towards Art History MAJOR

Will Count Towards Art History MINOR

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Walking in the Metropolis

01:090:293:H1

Index# 03722

Professor Andrea Baldi

T 9:50-12:50

SC 115

Will Count Towards SAS – Italian Major

Will Count Towards SAS – Italian Minor

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Washington: Symbol and City

01:090:295:H5

Index# 19430

Professor Amber Wiley

T 1:10-4:10

VH 006E

Will Count Toward SAS - Art History Major

Will Count Toward SAS - Art History Minor

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Why War?

01:090:294:H1

Index#: 03726

Professor Jack Levy

T 2:50P-5:50

HC E128

Will Count Towards Political Science MAJOR

Will Count Towards Political Science MINOR

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Xenoanthropology

01:090:292:H2

Index#: 03719

Professor Robert Scott

T F 10:55A-12:15P

BIO 201A

Will Count Towards Anthropology MAJOR

Will Count Towards Anthropology MINOR

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