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Course Descriptions

HMN 350 • Johnson Years

39075 • Lawrence, Mark Atwood
Meets TTH 930am-1100am LBJ 10.150
(also listed as LAH 350)
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The years of Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency were a critical time in the history of the United States, a time of both great accomplishments and serious divisions, when triumph and tragedy walked in lock step.                  

The 29 sessions of this course will cover the legislative activity that formed the basis of Johnson’s “Great Society” and also review the ever-widening decisions that led to the trauma of Vietnam.      

Four classes will look at activities inside the White House, with guests who were part of the Johnson experience.  Three other classes will also hear invited guests, experts in their fields.

The students will be introduced to the process of research. In two sessions at the LBJ Library, Library archivists will describe the materials available on various subjects, and students will then select the topics they will research.  Students will have several weeks to conduct their research and write their papers.  Those papers will serve as the course’s only exam.

Texts

LBJ: The White House Years, by Harry Middleton

Johnson’s: first address to Congress, “Great Society” speech, “We Shall Overcome” speech, memoir

“The Ship Sails On,” a speech by Joseph Califano, Jr.

In Retrospect, by Robert S. McNamara

“Vietnam and Southeast Asia,” from Concept and Controversy, by W.W. Rostow

“The War in Vietnam,” by George Herring, a chapter in Exploring the Johnson Years.

Requirements

Students will have several weeks to conduct their research and write their papers.  Those papers will serve as the course’s only exam.

The paper will be 6,000 to 7,000 words (20 to 25 double-spaced ages) based on original research conducted in the archives of the LBJ Library.

In two class sessions, Library archivists work with members of the class to make them familiar with the holdings and the procedures of working with the materials.  The sessions with the archivists come before spring break.

 

HMN 350 • Leadership And Ethics

39080 • Drumwright, Minette E
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BMC 3.206
(also listed as LAH 350)
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Course Description:

The central purpose of the course is to examine business and the professions in the,larger context of society.  Such an examination requires consideration of a multitude of issues ranging from normative philosophical positions to practical day-to-day decision making by managers, professionals, and  leaders.  The goal is to raise important questions and issues and to help students think about how to think about them.  The course is neither a course in ethics nor a course in management per se, but it prompts students to approach the issues of business and society in a more integrative and systematic way.

The course should be of interest to a wide range of students, and it does not presume previous courses in ethics or business. 

Texts List: 

Drumwright, Business Professionals & Society  (these are cases and readings in a course packet)

Course Requirements: 

Class Participation 30% Two 8-page case write-ups

One 1 5-page paper (group project) (papers comprise 70% of final grade)

 

HMN 370 • Senior Tutorial Course

39087
Meets
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A tutorial program of supervised reading and writing, including an individual paper or papers in which the student draws together the central directions and discoveries of his or her studies in the humanities. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.

HMN 379 • Conference Course

39088
Meets
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Individual instruction in a topic approved by the instructor and the humanities adviser.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the humanities adviser.

Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit.

HMN 358Q • Supervised Research

39089
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Supervised Research. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: A
University grade point average of at least 3.50 and consent of the
liberal arts honors program adviser. Only one HMN 358Q may be applied towards college honors. Course may be repeated.

HMN 679HA • Honors Tutorial Course

39090
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.

HMN 679HB • Honors Tutorial Course

39092
Meets
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.

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