Honors Program Courses

Molloy College Honors Program

Freshman Blocked

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
FST 1000 Global Challenges 1
PHI 2900H Civilized Ideas 3
ART 2900H Art and Ideas
                   or
MUS 2900H Music and Society through History
3

3
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
THE 2900H World Religions 3

Sophomore Year

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
SOC 2900H Sociological Imagination 3
SPRING SEMESTER  CREDITS
ETH 2900H Global Ethics 3

 

Junior Year

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
ENG 2900H Modern Minds 3
SPRING SEMESTER  CREDITS
ART 2900H Art and Ideas
                   or
MUS 2900H Music and Society through History
3

3

 

Senior Year

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
COR 3900H Global Citizenship 4
HON 3900H Capstone Seminar 1
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
COR 3900H Global Citizenship (Hybrid) 4
HON 3900H Capstone Seminar 1


Please note the following: 

Students can take the COR and or Capstone at any point in the senior year   Students enrolled in the College Honors Program are allowed to take (18) Credits per semester with no monetary penalty. Since AP or High School College Courses are not accepted in lieu of Honors Courses but accepted in lieu of other general education requirements not part of the Honors Curriculum, this benefit along with AP and or High School College Courses puts the student in a position to pursue a minor and in some cases an additional major.   

It is extremely important that all students remain within their cohort unless the Director of the Honors Program grants permission.  Students not enrolled in an Honors Course may have to forfeit the (18) credits for that semester.      

Course Descriptions  

ART 2900H (HONORS) ART AND IDEAS THROUGH HISTORY (formerly 221H; ART 324H) This course is designed to develop an understanding of art throughout history by exploring its development from prehistoric art to twentieth-century modernism. Philosophical, sociological and political ideals will be used as adjuncts, in connection with other Honors courses, to explain the various styles. Class trips to art venues throughout the area and lectures by artists will be included. Honors students only. Fulfills General Education Art History requirement. (Offered Spring) 3 credits 

COR 3900H (HONORS) GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP (formerly COR 383H; Search for Truth: Global Citizenship) This course explores the idea of global citizenship. It will examine the complex realities of the "global citizen" who identifies him- or herself less as belonging to a single nation, but more as a part of the world community. The course will pay particular attention to the ways in which the political, social and ethical actions of the global citizen contribute to building, shaping and, in many cases, redefining the values and practices of the world community. As a component of the honors program, the thread that runs throughout the course is a study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies that identifies seven areas of particular importance that require our attention and ingenuity in order to avert what could be a global crisis by the year 2035-a mere twenty years from now! These areas, which the study labels the "Seven Revolutions," are population, resource management, technology, information and knowledge, economics, security and governance. The guiding question of the course throughout the semester is whether or not the problems facing the world in the next twenty five years would be best addressed by a national or an international (that is, a "cosmopolitan") approach. Core courses are not open to Freshmen or Sophomores, except xxxii for associate degree candidates.(Limited to Honors students) (Offered Spring) 4 credits  

ENG 2900H (HONORS) MODERN MINDS: REFLECTIONS ON A CHANGING WORLD (formerly ENG 281H) The course traces in selected literature major themes and ideas that helped shape modern western civilization. Topics will vary from year to year. Honors students only. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits  

ETH 2900H (HONORS) ETHICS AND CONTEMPORARY LIFE (formerly ETH 280H; PHI 380H Ethics: Theories and Applications) An examination of general theories of obligation as applied to specific contemporary problems. The student will be introduced to major ethical theories, including: virtue based, deontological and utilitarian standards. Life choices concerning issues of courage, moderation, wisdom, trust, authenticity, friendship, compassion and justice will be discussed. Controversial issues such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, lying and truth telling, sexual morality, medical experimentation, citizenship, punishment, obligations to the disadvantaged and business and professional obligations are among those explored. (Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy or by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.) 3 credits        

ETH 3900H (HONORS) BIOETHICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD (formerly ETH 318H) This course explores medical ethics from two perspectives: the critical analysis of recent bioethics literature and the impact for future health care professionals. Both theory and application will be considered, especially as they relate to informed consent, human personhood, allocation of resources, technological advancement, research methods, professional duties, interpersonal relations and compassion in the workplace. (Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy or by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.) 3 credits  

FST 1000 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (formerly FST 101) A participative exploration of the fundamentals of college life and the requirements a student is expected to meet in order to complete successfully the first year of studies. Topics treated will include, but not be limited to library use, course planning and registration, scheduling procedures and time management. The course follows a seminar format. Problem solving and decision-making strategies are incorporated into the sessions. Students who do not pass this course must repeat it.   Students accepted into the College's Honors Program will focus on perennial issues that shape the understanding and articulation of the human experience throughout the centuries while at the same time underscoring an ever-changing global perspective. To help establish a community, Molloy Honors students enter as a cohort and pride themselves on a shared love of learning, of travelling abroad, and of service at home, all of which are strongly encouraged and supported each semester.  (Fall ) 1 credit    

HON 3900H (HONORS) CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (formerly HON 300H) The seminar class is offered in the student's final semester of the Honors Program. It is here that the student begins the process of cultivating and synthesizing their academic, cultural, social and service experiences in the development of a final project. Honors students will complete an honors capstone project of their own design under the mentoring of an Honors Program faculty member. This opportunity will allow the student to work closely with Honors Program faculty to begin creating a project that integrates and builds on the Honors Program curriculum and experiences as it relates to their interests and career goals. The Honors Program students are given the privilege to share their insights with the Molloy community and have the option to submit their work to the National Collegiate Honors Council. All Honors Program students must complete a capstone project in order to graduate with Honors Program distinction. (Offered Fall) 1 credit  

MUS 2900H (HONORS) MUSIC AND SOCIETY THROUGH HISTORY (formerly MUS 224H) The study of music from various perspectives: its history, relation to culture and society, organized around ideas where creative and cultural effects are explored through examination and dialog of music repertoire spanning historical eras and global cultures. Functional aspects of the music will be related to the socio-historical, philosophical and cultural characteristics of the people in that country or region. This course will also explore the development and changes in music style and interest to changes in society as framed by social and cultural contexts of politics, economic factors, technology, conflict and revolution, governance and information. Topics may vary from year to year. (Satisfies General Education Music History requirement.) (Spring) 3 credits    

PHI 2900H (HONORS) CIVILIZED IDEAS (formerly PHI 225H; PHI 325H; French Thought and Civilization; Ancient to Early Modern; Ancient and Medieval) All great societies are founded upon profound philosophical ideas. Philosophers throughout the centuries have attempted to give voice to these ideas in ways that are consistent with the cultures in which they arise. This course will focus on a specific historic society in Western civilization (Ancient Greece, Imperial Rome or Enlightenment France) and will explore the seminal ideas that have shaped that society and its people. Honors students only. 3 credits    

SOC 2900H (HONORS) SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION (formerly SOC 225H; SOC325H) A study of the sociological tradition from its origins and development as an empirical science. The sociological imagination will be used to examine major scientific and cultural innovations and to analyze the process of social change. Honors students only. (Offered Fall) 3 credits    

TRS 2900H (HONORS) WORLD RELIGIONS, GLOBAL CITIZENS: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES (formerly TRS 220H) A study of central themes in several of the world's major religions, focusing on perceptions of the sacred, the nature of reality, and understandings of the human person, society and the natural environment. The course approaches perennial questions of human religious experience in light of the contemporary context of cultural globalization. Encountering the life stories and thought of contemporary religious figures who express not only the human search for meaning, but also compelling perspectives on cultural diversity, our shared humanity, reverence for life and the search for the common good, the course considers the contribution of world religions to the evolving meaning of the term, 'global citizens'. Honors students only. 3 credits

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