Honors Courses in Summer 2017

Three Honors courses will be offered this summer. Honors students may also be able to convert other summer courses for Honors credit, and two featured conversion opportunities are listed below.

For current students, Summer 2017 Honors credits will be included in the 2016-2017 academic year for the purposes of participation requirements and Sophomore Honors awards. For incoming students, Summer 2017 credits will be counted toward the 2017-2018 academic year.

HDFS 1060-020: Close Relationships Across the Lifespan

Instructor: Kari Adamsons
Course dates: July 10 – August 11

This course will fulfill the Honors Core requirement for Sophomore Honors for students who entered Honors at any time since Fall 2015.

In this course, we will use both a textbook and primary research articles to explore theory and research on topics in the close relationship literature including attraction, relationship development and maintenance, friendship and social support, love, sexuality, intimacy, communication, conflict, dissolution and divorce, loneliness, and bereavement.

As an Honors Core course, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of close relationships across the lifespan. We will be reviewing research from the fields of human development and family studies (itself an interdisciplinary field), communication sciences, developmental psychology, sociology, neuropsychology, and marriage and family therapy, among others. Classes will consist of primarily discussion, small group activities, and in-class assignments to provide opportunities to apply the material being learned, and will also include videos and guest speakers.

(CA 2)

MUSI 1003-021: Popular Music and Diversity in American Society

Instructor: Alain Frogley
Course dates: July 10 – August 11

An introduction to popular music and diversity in America: jazz, blues, Top-40 pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres. Musicians and their music studied in the context of twentieth-century and contemporary American society, emphasizing issues of race, gender, class, and resistance. No prior musical training or knowledge required.

(CA 1, CA 4)

STAT 1100Q-Z60: Elementary Concepts of Statistics (ONLINE)

Instructor: Suman Majumdar
Course dates: June 26 – August 18

This course is listed under the Stamford campus, but it is online. To find it in the dynamic class search, you must either select the Stamford campus or check the “Online Courses Only” box.

Standard and nonparametric approaches to statistical analysis; exploratory data analysis, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, one- and two-sample procedures, regression and correlation. Learning to do statistical analysis on a personal computer is an integral part of the course. See course syllabus.

ART 2410-017: Basic Studio, Photography (Pre-requisites waived; Conversion opportunity)

Instructor: Janet Pritchard
Course dates: May 8 – May 26

Photographers do it in the dark, or so we used to say in the days of analog (wet) photography. Now that everyone is a cellphone photographer and pictures float largely unnoticed beyond the echo chamber of our friends on the World Wide Web, the magic of the darkroom is more mysterious than ever. Are you curious? Would you like to use a Nikon SLR camera with black and white film, process it yourself, and make 8”x10” gelatin silver prints? Then this course is for you.

A fee of $20 is charged for the course. Camera will be provided.

The instructor for this course invites Honors students to participate. This is a rare opportunity for non-art majors to take an art course with no prerequisites, and it is also one of the rare times that ART 2410 is offered as a “wet” class (not digital). Contact Prof. Pritchard for a permission number and to discuss an Honors conversion

CLCS 1002-010: Reading Between the Arts (ONLINE, Conversion opportunity)

Instructor: Anke Finger
Course dates: May 31 – July 1

This course introduces you to the interdisciplinary and international field of comparative literature and interart studies by a) exploring the field of contemporary aesthetics; b) studying the concept of creativity; c) analyzing a variety of forms of dialogue, convergences and communication between the arts and sciences that inform and shape artistic products or aesthetic approaches practiced by different groups or movements; and d) exploring numerous ways of dialogue between the arts by embarking on interart “translations” (including visualizations or the scoring of literature). You will study comparative cultural and philosophical approaches to artistic production: challenge yourself to perceive your environment in novel ways and learn to be more creative in your discipline(s) and everyday life!

(CA 1)

The instructor for this course invites Honors students to participate and would be happy to offer Honors conversions for interested students. Note that converting CLCS 1002 would not satisfy the Honors Core requirement for Sophomore Honors.



Information about dates, fees, and housing options for summer is available on the Summer Session website.

Current Honors students

Registration for summer classes is available now through StudentAdmin.

Incoming Honors students

If you are entering UConn in Fall 2017 and have been accepted to the Honors Program, you can get started on your Honors and general education requirements this summer!

Join us for UConn Honors First Summer if you want to live on campus during Summer 2, take two or three courses (Honors or non-Honors), and participate in great activities with other new Huskies.

Otherwise, sign up for summer classes on the Summer Session website.