All SAS Honors Program students are required to complete at minimum one Honors Colloquium. Students who enter the SASHP as first-year students are required to complete a second Honors Colloquium, or an approved alternate: Byrne Seminar or a credit-bearing study abroad program/course.
The goal of the Honors Colloquium is to stimulate intellectual curiosity and discussion as well as provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Through discussions, lectures, film screenings, and museum visits, students will explore topics of social, scientific, and philosophical significance.
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- 01:090:112 | Spring Semester
01:090:112 Honors Colloquium
Weaving a Web: The Power of Connections
Networks are everywhere. In neuroscience, the brain is an elaborate collection of connected neurons. In computer science, the internet is all about connections, as are the artificial neural networks used in machine learning. In society, people operate within a multitude of social networks: family, friends, school and/or work, clubs, and more. The world is so connected, it is said, that there are no more than six degrees of separation between any two people. In this semester’s Honors Colloquium, we will explore networks in their many guises. We will learn how scholars think about networks, and then consider how you can cultivate your own networks within the Honors Program, across Rutgers, and beyond.
Meets Wednesdays for 10 weeks
01:090:224:H1 The Great Short Reads
Professor Paul Blaney
Do you love reading fiction? Enroll in this one-credit Pass/No Credit course and join fellow students reading great short novels under the guidance of SAS Honors Program Writer-in-Residence, Paul Blaney.