Spring 2021 Courses

SUCCESSFUL FELLOWSHIP WRITING 

HNRS 2111 (1 cr) 

TBA 

R ● 3:00-4:15 PM WEB 

Provides scholars with hands-on skills to complete proposals for scholarships and fellowships, such as the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Udall, and others. Other skills include how to write resumes, develop general research skills, and find grant and foundation sources. For freshmen and sophomores. 5 or higher. 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

ENCOUNTERS WITH ART 

HNRS 2115G 

  1. FITZSIMMONS

WEB

A multicultural examination of the principles and philosophies of the visual arts and the ideas expressed through them. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

PLATO DISCOVERY OF PHILOSOPHY 

HNRS 2140G 

  1. VESSEL

TR ● 1:30-2:45 PM BD 182_C19 

Examines arguments and theories found in the Platonic dialogues with a view to determining the nature and value of philosophy both from Plato’s point of view and absolutely. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

WINDOW OF HUMANITY 

HNRS 2161 G (3 cr) 

  1. CRAIG

TR ●10:30 – 11:45 AM WEB 

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences, and the most scientific of the humanities. This course will use anthropological perspectives to examine the human experience from our earliest origins, through the experiences of contemporary societies. We will gain insights into the influence of both culture and biology on shaping our shared human universals, and on the many ways in which human groups are diverse. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

ARCHEOLOGY: SEARCH FOR THE PAST 

HNRS 2172G (3 cr) 

  1. SCOTTEN

MW ●10:30-11:45 AM WEB 

A critical evaluation of various approaches to understanding prehistory and history. The methods and theories of legitimate archaeology are contrasted with fantastic claims that invoke extraterrestrials, global catastrophes, transoceanic voyages, and extra-sensory perception. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS HONORS 

HNRS 2175G (3 cr) M70  

  1. FLORA

WEB 

Study and practice of interpersonal, small group, and presentational skills essential to effective social, business, and professional interaction. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS HONORS 

HNRS 2175G (3 cr) M71  

  1. WERNER

WEB 

Study and practice of interpersonal, small group, and presentational skills essential to effective social, business, and professional interaction. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

CITIZEN AND STATE GREAT POLITICAL ISSUES 

HNRS 2180G (3 cr) 

  1. SLATON

TR β—1:30-2:45 PM WEB 

The fundamental questions of politics: why and how political societies are organized, what values they express, and how well they satisfy those normative goals and the differing conceptions of citizenship, representation, and freedom. 5 or higher 

Prerequisite(s): An ACT score of 26 or higher; or a combination of an ACT score of 24-25 with a High School GPA of 3.75; or a NMSU cumulative GPA of 3. 

 

 

 

 

SUCCESSFUL FELLOWSHIP WRITING 

HNRS 314 (1 cr) 

TBA 

R ● 3:00-4:15 PM WEB 

Provides scholars with hands-on skills to complete proposals for scholarships and fellowships, such as the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Udall, and others. Other skills include how to write resumes, develop general research skills, and find grant and foundation sources. 

 

CULTURAL LESSONS OF NAZISM 

HNRS 317V (3 cr)  

  1. ORZOFF

WEB 

Examination of the values and cultural manifestations of fascism in the period 1918-45 with multidisciplinary emphasis on European forms of fascism, particularly German Nazism. Course features a survey of literary, dramatic, poetic, cinematic, and artistic treatments of human behavior leading up to fascism, living under fascist rule, and coming to grips with the consequences of war and genocide. 

 

TESTIMONIOS FROM THE BORDERLAND 

HNRS 336V (3 cr)  

  1. FLORES CARMONA

M β— 1:30-4:00 PM HYB 

This course is about the testimonies (testimonios) and autobiographical writings about and by Latinas in the United States. Life stories are told through many forms: “testimonios,” memoirs, autobiographies and autobiographical fiction, oral histories and short stories, poetry and poetic prose pieces, essays, and audio-stories. The course focuses on testimonios as method, epistemology, and pedagogy. Among the questions we will examine will be those concerning knowledge production, sexual politics, the mind-body-spirit connection, voice, representation, and truth. May be repeated up to 3 credits. 

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT AS LITERATURE 

HNRS 341V (3 cr)  

  1. ROCHELLE

MW β— 1:30-2:45 PM WEB 

Old Testament surveys a portion of the thirty-nine canonical books of the Old Testament from a literary approach, centered on the so-called historical-critical method that developed in the 19th C under such figures as Julius Wellhausen. Higher criticism of the texts, their sources, authorship, dating and interdependency has led to deepened insights as well as scholarly conflict. In addition, we will examine several apocryphal books that have continuing importance in our understanding of Old Testament. We will read the Old Testament along with an introduction and some supplementary materials. 

 

TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY

HNRS 378V (3 cr)  

  1. MITCHELL

WEB 

Study of the processes through which society sets goals for science and technology, of the allocation of resources needed to achieve these goals, and of the obligations and conflicts that develop as the goals are realized. International comparisons of public policies.

 

 

COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN

HNRS 387V (3 cr)  

  1. JENKS

TR β— 10:30-11:45 PM WEB 

The history, antecedents, and consequences of sex and gender systems around the world from the perspective of sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

 

 

LEADERSHIP & SOCIETY 

HNRS 388V (3 cr)  

  1. TOWNLEY

MW β— 10:30-11:45 AM WEB 

Exploration of the multifaceted nature of leadership in modern society through readings and seminar discussion.

 

 

HONORS THESIS 

HNRS 400 (3 cr) 

  1. CAMARENA

The honors thesis allows you to work closely with a faculty member on a 3-credit independent study project, which may involve scholarly or scientific research or completion of a creative project.  It enables you to synthesize knowledge you have gained in a particular field and provides you with a n impressive resume item that can be presented to prospective employers or graduate school deans.  You frequently share with faculty in the publication or presentation of research results.  You also can use the research material and the written thesis as a basis for master’s level work.  If you wish to complete an honors thesis, you will need to submit a proposal to a faculty member.  For more information, contact the Honors College Dean.  Juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are eligible.  The deadlines for proposals are November 30 for the spring semester and April 30 for the fall semester.  The honors thesis is the final stage of the University Honors College.  However, qualified students may participate whether or not they are enrolled in the University Honors Sequence. 

 

HONORS INTERSHIP 

HNRS 410 (3-6 cr) 

  1. CAMARENA

WEB 

Assignments in departments to be supervised by faculty in the area. A cumulative 3.5 GPA is required. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required. 

 

MEDICAL SHADOWING 

HNRS 413 (1-3 cr) 

  1. CAMARENA

WEB 

For students who are shadowing medical professionals this course will provide academic credit for completion of this experience. May be repeated up to 6 credits. By permission for health profession majors. 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 57 credits, of any subject. 

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY 

HNRS 420 (1-3 cr) 

  1. CAMARENA

Directed, individual studies and projects.  

Prerequisites: consent of instructor and honors eligibility. 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS: MARC PROGRAM 

HNRS 421 M01 (1-3 cr) 

  1. UNGUEZ

T β— 4:00-5:50 PM TBA 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS: DECOLONIAL THEORIES & PRACTICES 

HNRS 421 M80 (3 cr) 

  1. HAMZEHAL SMADI 

W β— 4:30-7:00 PM WCHC 008 

 

DIRECTED RESEARCH 

HNRS 422 M01 (3 cr) 

  1. CAMARENA

Individual research projects supervised by faculty advisers. Consent of instructor required.