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Southern New Hampshire University HIS 377 The Beginning and End of the World: Genesis and Revelation in History (3 credits) This course will offer students a greater understanding of the Bible and its role in shaping the thought of the West through a close study of the books of Genesis and Revelation. We will use a non-doctrinal, historical, literary approach to the material introducing students to both Christian and non-Christian interpretations. Students will explore biblical views of history and time, creation of humankind and the human condition, and the divine/human relationship as seen in the Bible. After close readings of the texts, students will examine how particular interpretations of biblical themes have influenced art and architecture, literature, science, history and culture. This course will be advantageous for students in English, Literature, history and humanities as well as for individuals who want a non-doctrinal reading of selections from arguably the most influential literary work in the West. Prerequisite: HIS 109. HIS 379 The Middle East and Islam (3 credits) A history of the Middle East from the ancient world through the rise of Islam and the Crusades, into the modern era. Geographical areas will include the traditional Middle East, northeast Africa, Iran and Afghanistan. Students will pay special attention to the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Global Marker. Prerequisites: HIS 109 or HIS 301, or permission of the instructor. HIS 390 World Religion: Ritual and Belief (3 credits) This seminar course is designed to introduce students to a particular area of religious study. The topics are not religion specific but explore religious phenomena and praxis over a range of cultural and geographic areas. Global Marker. Prerequisite: HIS 109 or HIS 301 or PHL 230. HIS 460 History Colloquium (3 credits) Selected topics in American or European history (alternate years) taught in a seminar format. Students are expected to do original research and produce a paper. Required of all history majors. (Class limit: 15 students.) Prerequisite: HIS 340. HIS 480 Independent Study (3 credits) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, the program coordinator and the school dean.

Honors HON 201 Interdisciplinary Studies—Great Books I (3 credits) Students in this two-semester seminar (must be taken with HON 202) are guided by the instructor in their reading, experiences and presentations to the class. The course introduces students to the some of the key texts of Classical Literature. The Honors student must complete both semesters to receive credit in the Honors Program. (Class limit: 15 students). Prerequisites: Admission to the Honors Program, sophomore standing and permission of the director of the Honors Program. Required for Honors graduation.

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HON 202 Interdisciplinary Studies—Great Books II (3 credits) This is the second half of the required two-semester course. It emphasizes texts from the Enlightenment. (Class limit: 15 students) Prerequisite: HON 201. Required for Honors graduation. HON 301 Issues and Values: The Honors Seminar (3 credits) The Honors Seminar, offered every year as an upper level course for honors students, is designed to involve the students in a deeper study of a particular topic of current research and interest. Students read and evaluate multiple works related to the seminar topic, write multiple short papers plus at least one longer analysis. Whenever possible, students may have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the authors studied. Topics are announced on an annual basis and have included in the past such topics as “Democracy in the Twentyfirst Century,” and “The Politics of Food.” Offered every year. Honors students should include at least one HON 301 Seminar in their honors courses for graduation. HON 314 Seminar in Research Methods (3 credits) This course builds on the assumption that research is an act of selecting and interpreting information. The course provides students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate thesis/project, a review of theories, concepts, and methodologies in basic and applied research. Various approaches to research are evaluated. The guidelines for developing, conducting, and presenting cross-discipline research projects are reviewed and discussed. The course is designed to provide an environment in which students will explore and proceed in the development and formulation of their areas of research interests. Open to students outside the Honors Program. Offered as needed. Prerequisites: Junior standing and participation in the Honors Program or permission of the instructor. HON 401 Independent Honors Thesis (3 credits) This year-long individual research project allows each student in the Honors Program to follow their educational interests by studying a selected topic in depth. The student, working with a faculty mentor, develops a written thesis and presents their results to the Honors Colloquium during the spring semester. Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Honors student, approval of the proposal and permission of the director of the Honors Program. Required for Honors graduation.

Hospitality Business HOS 220 Geography of Global Cultures (3 credits) This course is designed to provide students with a cultural understanding and working knowledge of world geography as it relates to tourism. Students will analyze U.S. and world travel centers and various attractions, customs and traditions. Students will study location geography and destination appeal, including accessibility, infrastructure, political and economic situations; cultural geography, including ethnic makeup, politics, history, language, religion, art and social

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog