Honors | As the World Turns
H228 | 28550 | Herb Terry


*HON-H 228, class number 28550, 3 cr., S&H credit
*TuTh 1:00-2:15 pm, Foster Quad 012B
*Professor Herb Terry (Department of Telecommunications and Director
of the Global Village Living-Learning Center)

*Above course open to HHC freshmen and sophomores only
*Above course meets with Global Village course GLLC-G 120

Since the Honors version of the course will carry honors credit, and
is at the 200 rather than 100 level, there will be some additional
expectations of honors students.  They will be required to do
additional directed research, under Professor Terry's guidance,
leading to a more substantial paper than is expected of those not
enrolled in HON-H 228 that will be due at semester's end.  The topic
of these papers will be individually negotiated and, it's hoped, can
be keyed to the students anticipated major or majors.  The goal will
be to link some aspect of those fields to a related world issue that
can be expected to receive substantial attention in the press of
another country during the semester.  When appropriate and possible,
this will offer the student the opportunity to do research in the
language of that nation.  Honors students will also be expected to
have a one-on-one end-of-semester discussion of their paper with
Professor Terry during finals week. Don't think of this as a defense
of the paper.  Rather, it's an opportunity to discuss this issue in
more depth after Professor Terry has read the paper.

In general, this seminar will simultaneously explore two things;
contemporary international affairs and how media (especially
electronic
media) differ across nations. At the start of the semester, we'll
(1) identify five or six "big issues" that we'd expect will be
significant for the following four or five months (for example,
developments in
Iraq) and (2) determine countries that are of special interest to
class participants (and for which, perhaps, they have useful foreign
language skills). During the semester, we'll track the identified
issues (and probably others) in U.S. electronic and print media that
cover international affairs and individual class members will track
those issues in the media of their country. This will permit us,
through the semester, to consider how and why coverage of
international affairs varies across national media systems. Look at
the class as one where you'll combine learning about contemporary
world events with learning about the national (and transnational -
like the Internet) media that bring us information about them.