HON 101: Pathways to Honors I
M: 11:30 – 12:20
Computer Center 100
Associate Professor Gregg Perkins, MFA
Office: Cass Annex 129
Office Hours by Appointment: https://calendly.com/perkins-gregg/15-minute-meeting/09-04-2018
Peer Mentor: Cole Wasson
Peer Mentor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of Pathways to Honors 101 is to help introduce Honors students to The University of Tampa’s Honors Program. The goal of UT’s Honors Program is to provide UT’s brightest students a more intellectually engaging and meaningful college experience. To accomplish this, Pathways to Honors 101 is designed to prepare Honors students to become scholars and intellectuals. By the end of this course, Honors students will have learned the following:
Research andInquiry: By the course’s conclusion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:
Successfully check out books
Use databases to find articles
Use a citation management software (or strategy) to organize data
Skim books and articles to efficiently find information
Approach an instructor with whom they’d like to conduct research|
Information Literacy: By the course’s conclusion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:
Distinguish a primary, secondary, and tertiary source and articulate the uses for each one
Distinguish a peer-reviewed source from a magazine or newspaper article
Distinguish a reliable source from an unreliable source
Recognize bias in (particularly web-based) source material
Research Synthesis and Analysis: By the course’s conclusion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:|
Find the thesis in someone else’s writing
Compare/contrast arguments between texts
Synthesize research across source materials in a literature review
Give a coherent, well-organized presentation that presents research from multiple sources about a specific topic relating to the course theme
College Preparation: Students should have completed their four-year plan by the end of this course.
Working toward these objectives will help Honors students fulfill The Honors Pledge:
The University of Tampa Honors Pledge
We, the students of the Honors Program at The University of Tampa, pledge to follow a life of the mind, to devote ourselves fully to intellectual growth and to take responsibility of our own education. We pledge to never stop pursuing the wonder-filled questions of the world, to never stop challenging the academic status quo, and to never choose expediency over excellence. We pledge to work with the faculty to establish an environment of academic integrity and mutual respect and to create an maintain an Honors community that fosters freedom of expression and discovery. By choosing to become a part of this community we each promise to uphold the principles recognized in this statement.
Required or Recommended Text: all readings will be posted to Blackboard
Grades in Pathways to Honors 101 are awarded under the A-F grading system. Note that failing HON 101 or HON 102 will result in automatic dismissal from the Honors Program. Failing an HON 101 or HON 102 course means you will need to retake BAC 101 or BAC 102, which must be taken the semester immediately following the semester the original course was taken. In other words, BAC 101 would be retaken at the same time as BAC 102. Be aware that the university allows only 3 courses to be retaken for Grade Forgiveness. Consider this before you use one of these attempts in a 1-credit course. If you wish to take this course for Grade Forgiveness, please follow the procedure in the catalog under Repeating Courses/Grade Forgiveness Policy after you have completed the repeated course.
96 – 100 A= Outstanding
90 – 95 A/B = Excellent
85 – 89 B = Very Good
80 – 84 B/C = Good
75 – 79 C = Average
70 – 74 C/D = Below Average
65 – 69 D = Passing
0 – 64 F = Failure
– Attendance to four Honors Symposia or Southern Circuit film screenings. Written response papers posted to Blackboard (4 @ 10%) 40%
note: your attendance will be counted by scanning in at these events
– Writing Assignments Video Course Material (3 total
– Response Paper on Le Jetée: 5%
– Response Paper on Time Bandits: 10%
– Response Paper on Back to the Future: 10%
– Research Essay on Dark: 30%
– Course Participation 5%
Honors Program General Requirements
—Complete five Honors courses during your education at UT; Honors Tutorials also can be used to fulfill this requirement.
—Attend four Symposia for the first year: http://www.ut.edu/honors/events/. These may include some or all of the Southern Circuit Film Screenings with Directors Q&A sessions following
Class Outline – Fall 2018
Week 1, August 27 – August 31: Welcome to Your First-Year Seminar
Welcome to The University of Tampa! We will start the process of connecting you to the UT campus, fellow classmates and your new community. You will discover the answer to, “How can I benefit most from this journey I am about to begin as a college student?”
Homework: Read the Honors Program Handbook (it is available here).
NOTE: Drop/Add process for 14 week classes ends September 2nd at 11:59pm.
Week 2, September 3-7: Labor Day
Homework: Attend a Honors Council meeting
Week 3, September 10-14: The Course Outline and Assignments / Le Jetée + readings
Homework: Watch Le Jetée (1962), director Chris Marker + read essays posted on Black Board
Week 4, September 17-21: Discussion of Le Jetée + readings
Homework: Watch Time Bandits (1981), director Terry Gilliam
Week 5, September 24-28: Discussion & Assignment on Time Bandits
Homework: Watch Back to the Future (1985), director Robert Zemeckis
Week 6, October 1-5: Discussion & Assignment on Back to the Future
Homework: Finish essay on Time Bandits and submit to BB by October 8
Week 7, October 8-12: Discuss academic and professional planning
Homework: Finish essay on Back to the Future and submit to BB by October 15
Week 8, October 15-19: Degree guides/academic and professional plans/advising and advisors
Homework: Watch Dark episodes 1-3
Week 9, October 22-26: Discuss Dark episodes 1-3 and related concepts: space/time, eternal recurrence, contemporary astrophysics.
Homework: Watch Dark episodes 4-6
Week 10, October 29-November 2: Discuss Dark episodes 4-6
Homework: Watch Dark episodes 6-10
Week 11, November 5-9: Discuss Dark episodes 6-10 / final essay structure
Homework: Continue work on final essays
Week 12, November 12-16: Research Management Software + Research Strategies
Homework: Learn about citation management software (e.g., Refworks or Zotero)
NOTE: Freshman registration for Spring 2019 begins November 1st.
NOTE: Last day to withdraw from 14-week classes is November 5th.
Week 13, November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break
Homework: Work on final essays + end of term schedule
Week 14, November 26-November 30: Discussion of Essay Progress
Homework: Work on final essays
Week 15, December 3-7: Finals
Attendance & Participation
Your participation in this class is essential. If you are not present, you can neither participate nor benefit. There will be a limit of two unscheduled absences for HON 101. Scheduled absences involve time conflicts that are known in advance, for which students have notified their instructors. Acceptable reasons for scheduled absences include court-imposed legal obligations (e.g., jury duty and subpoenas), medical procedure, required participation in University-sponsored events (e.g., performances, athletic events, academic research presentations), observation of religious holy days, and requirements of military service. Exceeding two unscheduled absences may result in the failure of this course.
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