Honors Colloquium

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.

  • 01:090:111 | Fall Semester
  • 01:090:112 | Spring Semester

 

Fall 2021

01:090:111 Honors Colloquium

The Ties That Bind: Society and Family in Steph Cha’s “Your House Will Pay” 

This fall, the SAS Honors Program builds our mission course around our summer reading, Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha. Cha’s novel tells the story of two families in Los Angeles as a way to examine race relations in the early 1990s and the present day. According to the Los Angeles Times, “It’s a timely book that showcases two cultures and two families forced to confront injustice, enduring anger and profound loss. Cha deftly shows how flesh-and-blood people struggle in the shadow of outsized cultural dramas and headlines that can define a city.” Through guest speakers and small discussions, we will explore issues including the history of social justice movements, the interplay between public and private dramas, and the love that holds families together amidst events that threaten to tear them apart. 

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.

Busch

BUSCH CAMPUS
Nelson Biological Labs
Room A-110
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CAC

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Milledoler Hall
Room 12
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Ruth Adams Building
Suite 108 
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Lucy Stone Hall
Room A-201
P 848-445-3206

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RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL
100 Rockafeller Rd
Rm. 1031
P 848-445-3206

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