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.

GH301: Oscar wilde


Course Description

This course will introduce not only the works, but also the life and times of the Irish author  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900.) Readings will cover selections from the full range of Wilde’s published works – comedy, tragedy, poetry, correspondence, essays, criticism, journalism, short stories and the novel. Consideration of Wilde’s life, marked by meteoric success and an equally dramatic fall, will lead to reflection on larger human issues of fate and free will, conformity vs. individuality, the role of the scholar and artist in society, and the value of truth and beauty.