National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Honors in Practice, volume 2. Copyright 2006 National Collegiate Honors Council.


Honors 101 is a humanities-based interdisciplinary course designed to explore itineraries pertinent to a life of public engagement and ethical responsibility. The theme for the current academic year is “East Meets West.” We examine key primary sources (textual, graphic and musical) and scholarly analyses that discuss various encounters—between the West and East around the globe, past and present. By the end of term, students will have a sounder understanding of the historical roots of contemporary opportunities, challenges, obstacles, and future departures engendered by East-West encounters.