The Honors College offers a wide variety of courses for students--over 300 courses every year. Current and previous course examples are described below.

 

Knitting and Philosophy

Taught By: Margaret Houck

This course will introduce students to philosophical themes in ethics and aesthetics. In aesthetics, we will examine the nature of art and craft and relate the work of knitting to both.

Literary Annuals: Digital Humanities Meets 19th Century Popular Culture

Taught By: Paula Feldman

Literary annuals played a significant but still largely undocumented role in the popular culture of early and mid-nineteenth century Britain and America. Using the unusually large and diverse collection in the Thomas Cooper Library as our chief resource, students will conduct original research and will publish their work in a digital archive, which they help to design, sponsored by USC Digital Collections.

How to Live the Good Life and be True to Yourself

Taught By: Ed Munn Sanchez

From Shakespeare to today we are deeply concerned with being true to ourselves. But what can this mean? How is it that we are creatures that cannot be true to ourselves? And what does all of this have to do with living well?

Forensics in Fiction

Taught By: Jack Goldsmith

Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are well known for the literary exploits of their fictional detectives C. Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. Renowned for their abilities to solve crimes, both of these characters drew upon the knowledge the authors possessed; knowledge that included an understanding of chemistry.

Football Writing

Taught By: Ran Henry

“The games of every culture hold up a mirror to the culture,” contends media analyst Marshall McLuhan. What attributes revered by our culture empower Gamecocks on all the fields of life? Football Writing is a narrative non-fiction workshop designed to enhance writing skills and unleash the power of storytelling.