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Special Honors sections of regular General Education (GE) courses in various departments as listed on the University Honors Program website at

100. Angles of Vision - Honors (3)

Analytical and critical approaches leading to original and creative thinking. Development of seminar skills: preparation of analytical essays and oral presentations, examination of models and techniques of reasoning, conceptualization of research problems, writing documented paper.

101. Art, Community, Place: The LA Interchange - Honors (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Explores cultural products and performances available in the Greater Los Angeles region; considers interdisciplinary understanding of how art enriches individuals and communities; investigates the arts community's interest in sustainability.
Letter grade only (A-F).

150. Exploring a Text - Honors (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
Close reading of a work (or works) of literature - fiction or non-fiction - exploring issues of personal identity, moral choice, freedom and commitment.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

201. Sustainability and Technology in Los Angeles - Honors (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One Category B.2 GE Foundation course.
Explores major scientific issues behind our understanding of sustainability such as biodiversity, population, food and water resources, climate change, energy, public health, and the overall forecast for the environment and the human condition for the next several decades. Laboratory activities include combinations of field-trips, collecting data, and in-class analysis and reporting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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