For all courses, the prerequisite is English 1213 or its equivalent. Students also must be 18 when the July program begins and have completed at least one year of college.
“Environments of Fiction” taught by Melanie Wright
The focus of the course will be how “place” functions within each text and how environments engender the narration. Texts may include the novels Atonement by Ian McEwan, Jack Maggs by Peter Carey, and the plays Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. (The Oxford section of this course counts as an Honors colloquium.)
“Shakespeare and Film” taught by Alan Velie
The course focuses on a selection of Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies including Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, and Othello. The emphasis of the course will be on learning how to write effectively about literary, moral, and political issues.
For both courses, the writing assignments for the first half (Norman, Okla.) will combine research and textual analysis as preparation for the tutorial papers in the second (Oxford) half of the course. The courses are upper-division writing classes and students should have some experience writing research papers (a section of English 1213). At Oxford, students will have the opportunity to experience the tutorial where students meet in groups of two or three with an Oxford professor.
These are six-hour credit courses and take place in Norman (June) and Oxford (July).
“Oxford and Archaeology: The Romans and Britain, Britain and the Romans” taught by Stacey McGowen
This course focuses on the history, art, and archaeology of Britain from the first to the fourth centuries A.D. when much of the island was part of the Roman Empire. The class will explore ways in which events of modern history influence our understanding of ancient British society. In addition to lectures and tutorials, students will visit several museums in London and the ancient sanctuary site at Bath. This course is three credit hours and takes place entirely at Oxford in July.
Students using National Scholars or Regents scholarship money must be full-time, taking at least six hours; consequently, those who choose the 3-hour credit course must take another three hours, either a May or August intersession, a class at another time during the summer, or independent study hours. (Those who do not have summer scholarship support may take either a 3-hour or 6-hour credit course.) Each section fulfills Honors credit, and western civilization and culture upper division hours. Because the prefix is HON for each course, students may count it outside their majors.
Students may choose to take the course Pass/No Pass, and must indicate this option when enrolling. No changes may be made once the courses begin in June. Students must ask their academic advisors whether the course will count as general education credit if they choose the Pass/No pass option.