Dive deeper and go further with the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
The Honors program complements your undergraduate education with an interdisciplinary perspective. You will be part of a select cohort of motivated students brought together with top faculty from across the University’s schools and colleges for small, rigorous classes, social and service activities, and a significant senior project.
Classes & Seminars
Participation in the Honors Program gives you access to small, engaging classes that enrich and expand your academic interests.
The Science of Shipwrecks
Professor Cathryn Newton
Students in "The Science of Shipwrecks," look at shipwrecks from many time periods—from ancient sites to the 21st century. Through this study students gain mastery of some of the scientific fundamentals of ocean processes and evolving ocean technology. The course includes a field trip to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a major Atlantic oceanographic research center.
Game Studies in Practice
Professor Chris Hanson
This course investigates the historical, social, political, cultural, and economic contexts of games, and considers the relationship of games to other media forms and texts. In addition to games, this course examines screen-based media texts which explicitly or implicitly engage with the concepts of game studies.
Aqueducts of Ancient Rome
Professor Chris Johnson
In Aqueducts of Ancient Rome, the aqueducts serve as a focal point to learn about life in the Roman Empire. Students learn about the role of public works in sustaining quality of life, how major infrastructure projects like the aqueducts were financed and constructed in ancient times, and how they contributed to the economic and military power of Rome.
Structures & Innovation
Professor Sinead Mac Namara
From the canal system that made Syracuse an economic gateway for a growing United States, to the Bridges that made New York City a thriving metropolis, engineers and their structures played a significant role in the economic, political, social, and aesthetic development of our urban environment. In this class, students visit New York City to perform a "structural scavenger hunt" to catalog the works of engineering that sustain the modern city.
Baseball & American Culture
Professor Rick Burton
Honors students in Baseball & American culture explore the ways that baseball serves as a particularly American cultural marker in the arts, literature, theatre, film, and advertising.
Fat & Feminism
Professor Harriet Brown
This course explores the intersection of body image, weight bias, and misogyny through foundational critical readings on fat and feminism, like Susie Orbach’s Fat Is a Feminist Issue, as well as newer research and writings, analysis, discussion, and and guest lectures by Marilyn Wann and other pioneers in the field.
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