WSUN - WSU General: Honors

WSUN 102A.  First-Year Seminar: Honors Election   (3).

General education introductory course. Examines current presidential and congressional elections as examples of democracy and citizen engagement. Studies the election from the perspective of political science scholarship, and from the perspective of citizen involvement. Students learn how the contemporary election process functions, why it matters, and consider what the results mean for the United States and the broader world. Topic is the foundation for engagement with the learning environment of Wichita State University, the community in which we live, and the journey toward graduation and personal development.

WSUN 102C.  First-Year Seminar: Honors Creative Discovery   (3).

General education introductory course. This course is based on the concept that all humans are creative beings who are involved in the creative process. We will explore this concept through creative exercises inspired by our core text. Discovering the Creative Impulse by Harold Popp. Students will review creative processes and products with an eye to the uniqueness of human needs, drives, and activities. Diverse perspective are integral to the creative endeavor not only in art and in science, but across disciplines, cultures, and ages and experiences. This course fulfills a General Education Introductory Course in the Fine Arts and an Honors seminar requirement. Approved for diversity content. Acceptance to the Cohen Honors College or special permission from instructor required.

WSUN 102D.  First-Year Seminar: Honors Discovering Humanity   (3).

General education introductory course. This course is devoted to discovering humanity by placing personal and fictional narratives about justice, anger, and identity in dialogue with classic texts and historical contexts. What does it mean to be human? How do we discover what creates mercy or disgust and shame? Our inability to understand our emotional experiences or admit vulnerability may lead us to what philosopher Martha Nussbaum calls “hiding from humanity.” Students will begin and end the semester by writing a personal statement and throughout the semester, will engage in service learning, library research, and various strategies for academic success. This course fulfills a General Education Introductory Course in the Humanities and an Honors seminar requirement. Approved for diversity content. Acceptance to the Cohen Honors College or special permission from instructor required.