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: Richard Nixon and the Watergate Era


course description

This course covers three main topics: The rise of Nixon, Watergate itself (including Nixon’s resignation and his pardon by Gerald Ford), and Nixon’s later attempts to rehabilitate his image.

Readings include books, articles, primary materials such as court and congressional documents.  Numerous videos sources, including everything from speeches and satirical treatments of the period to full-length feature films. Each student conducts extensive research on one of the key players in the era.  That student, in effect, becomes the “class expert” on that particular character. Additional assignments could include film reaction papers, journaling, and reports on “outside” readings.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Van Sickel