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Honors Classes for Spring 2020

We are excited to release our full schedule of Spring 2020 classes with some new additions and offerings. Check out some of our newer offerings below, and for the full schedule of Spring 2020 classes visit our separate Honors class website.

HNR 360: Africa & Global Warming: Lessons from Lake Chad

When Greta Thunberg stood before the General assembly of the…

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HNR 340: Living with Others

How do we live with others? (And who are “we”?)…

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HNR 350: Precision: History, Science, & Technology

Most of us take precision for granted. A replacement battery…

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HNR 230: MCAT Preparation

This is a 1-credit seminar designed to help students gain…

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HNR 340: Cine-Meta

Cine-Meta is a course both about the philosophy of film and creatively experiencing…

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HNR 220: Honors Leadership Seminar

In this course juniors and seniors will examine their own…

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HNR 340: Writing Your Way into Feminism

Whether through hashtag feminism movements like #MeToo, blogging/vlogging, investigative journalism,…

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HNR 360: Ethics of Emerging Technology

Technologies such as gene editing, self-driving cars and robots that…

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HNR 360: Critical Choices: Us Foreign Policy

US foreign policy is at a crossroads. Three decades after…

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IST 343: Data in Society (Honors)

In this section of IST 343 designed for Honors students,…

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HNR 340: Fantasy and Social Values

This course will critically examine how science-fiction and sci-fi/fantasy franchises…

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SOC 300: US Social Policy & Citizenship

How does access to various social policies, programs, and protections…

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Honors News

Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University

Oct 9, 2019

To coincide with the celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial in 2020, Syracuse University Press has just published Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University. This monumental, 10” x 12” book, lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs,…

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Honors Alumna, Santita Ebangwese ECS ’19 recognized for her accomplishments

Sep 30, 2019

Honors alumna, Santita Ebangwese (ECS ’19), has been recognized for her  achievements as an outstanding student-athlete. If there is an accolade to be awarded, chances are she already has it. In four years at Syracuse,…

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Intersections: Re-Thinking African American Literature and Culture

Sep 16, 2019

Intersections: Re-Thinking African American Literature and Culture in the 21st Century Sep 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in 011 Eggers Marquis Bey (Northwestern University) Chelsea Frazier (Cornell University) William H. Mosley (University of Texas at…

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Survival and Insecurity

Sep 9, 2019

Survival and Insecurity: A Personal History of Being Rohingya in Yangon, Myanmar As a well-educated Rohingya woman whose parents moved to Yangon as children, Kyaw Thein will share her personal story of coming to adulthood in the midst of…

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Welcome Back Brunch

Aug 30, 2019

Believe it or not, the first week of classes is over! Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Bowne Hall Atrium for a welcome back brunch on Friday, August 30th.  This was a great time…

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Welcome and Advice for Honors First Year Students!

Aug 21, 2019

The beginning of freshman year is almost here, and the Renée Crown University Honors Program is honored to have you. As you start begin this chapter chapter of your life, you’ll have to face new…

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Instructor and Mentor, Prof. Bill Peace

Jul 2, 2019

We are sad to share with our community that our friend and teacher, Prof. Bill Peace died Tuesday, July 2nd. He was with his partner and son. Prof. Peace taught two popular and influential classes…

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Honors Students Represented Among Four to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

May 13, 2019

Four Syracuse University students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA is a summer program hosted by five institutions across the country with strong…

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Honors has development grants!

Have you ever wanted to attend a conference, professional training, or a program that would help you get ahead in your career but just couldn't swing the cost? Are you planning to study abroad and could use some extra funding to defray the costs while overseas?  Consider applying for a development grant from Honors!

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Designed for exceptionally curious and motivated students, Honors provides special opportunities and mentoring to enrich your academic experience.



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The Honors Program is located at:
306 Bowne Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244