General honors (GH) classes

Previously Offered general honors (GH) classes

General Honors (GH) courses are the heart of the University Honors Program curriculum and feature small class sizes, dedicated faculty members, interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning and an exciting array of topics. These classes can be accessed by searching under University Honors in the catalog. The following is an example of a General Honors (GH) course that has been offered in the past. This course may or may not be offered again.

GH101: perspectives on the concept of family


Course Description

This course will provide a broad introduction to the study of the family. Students will analyze and discuss contemporary family issues.

A sampling of the topics we will cover include … 

  • Definitions of family - traditional families, step families, adopted families, extended family, kinship, in-laws
  • Family and the media - how families have been portrayed over time in media has changed - The Cosby Show to Will and Grace to Modern Family
  • Family issues - domestic abuse, child abuse, sibling rivalry, the "sandwich generation"
  • Social issues - same-sex parents, gender construction, families and social/economic classes, families and geographic area
  • Family rituals across cultures - religion, weddings, holidays

INSTRUCTOR: dr. Rosalie aldrich