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HMN 102T • Design A Path

30635 • Mayhew, Linda
Meets W 11:00AM-12:00PM RLP 2.606
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Description:
In this course, students will design their Humanities contract of courses and write their personal statement. The course will also cover the research process and academic writing. 

Prerequisites:

For Humanities majors. 

Grading Method:

Letter Grade 

Hours: 1


HMN 104 • Intro To Humanities Hon Res

30640 • Mayhew, Linda
Meets W 4:00PM-5:00PM RLP 2.606
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This course is designed to help you build a thesis proposal before you begin the Humanities Honors thesis sequence. The proposal that you design in this course is something that you can show to faculty members and continue to refine. The proposal you write for this class might be the final version, but it will be an important stepping stone. Participation is a key element in this course. Several assignments throughout the semester will lead into the development of your proposal. But giving and receiving feedback from your peers is an essential piece. Much of our class time will be spent discussing ideas you uncovered while completing your homework assignments. Describing your research ideas an important part of the learning process. But it’s equally important to learn from each other by listening to your peers’ ideas and then sharing with them your reaction to their thoughts.
 
TEXTS: None required.
 
REQUIREMENTS: Your course grade will be based on the following:

(1) Class Participation (30%). Your participation grade is based on regular class attendance and active participation in class discussion. You are expected to refer to the syllabus regularly for the assignment schedule; this will be our guide and will keep us, quite literally, all on the same page.
 
Excused Absences:
If you qualify for one of these exceptions, then I will work with you to adjust due dates and presentations:Religious holidays.UT Austin policy dictates that if you will be absent in observance of a religious holiday that you notify one of the instructors at least fourteen days prior to the date of the holiday.
Incapacitation:
Students may sometimes be incapacitated for circumstances beyond their control such as hospitalization, military service, family crisis, or similar circumstance. Decisions to excuse absences in this type of situation will be made on a case-by-case basis and will require documentation. Absences due to physician visits or other appointments will not be excused under this standard.
 
(2) Written Assignments(70%). Your grade here will be based on seven homework assignments, submitted promptly by the assigned due dates listed in the course calendar at the end of the syllabus.
 
 

HMN 351C • The Johnson Years

30645 • Lawrence, Mark
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM LBJ 10.150
CD (also listed as LAH 350)
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Nearly fifty years after it ended, the presidency of Lyndon Johnson continues to inspire enormous interest and controversy. What sort of person was LBJ? What motives underpinned his greatest achievements and biggest errors in both the domestic and international arenas? How can we reconcile the triumphs of civil rights and other transformational Great Society initiatives with the disaster of the Vietnam War? What is LBJ’s legacy? What importance does the Johnson presidency hold in the long flow of history, and why does LBJ remain a contentious figure? These are among the major questions at the heart of this seminar. In addressing them, we will read and discuss scholarship and primary sources on President Johnson and his times. We will also meet with various participants in – or close observers of – the Johnson administration.  

Students will be evaluated largely on their preparation for, and participation in, seminar meetings where we will focus on the questions listed above. The course is also, however, designed to help students improve their skills in argumentative writing – skills with enormous value not only inside the academy but also in law, journalism, business, and other career fields. To this end, each student will write four short essays. Although these papers will take various forms (film review, role-play exercise, op-ed, etc.), all of them are designed to help students wrestle with complex information, develop a central argument, and present their ideas clearly and concisely.

 


HMN 358Q • Supervised Research

30650
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Supervised Research. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: A
University grade point average of at least 3.50 and consent of the
liberal arts honors program adviser. Only one HMN 358Q may be applied towards college honors. Course may be repeated.


HMN 370 • Senior Tutorial Course

30655
II
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A tutorial program of supervised reading and writing, including an individual paper or papers in which the student draws together the central directions and discoveries of his or her studies in the humanities. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.


HMN 379 • Conference Course

30660
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Individual instruction in a topic approved by the instructor and the humanities adviser.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the humanities adviser.

Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit.


HMN 679HA • Honors Tutorial Course

30665
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.


HMN 679HB • Honors Tutorial Course

30670
IIWr
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.