Dr. Jennifer Vitale
Elliott Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of the Honors Program
Chair of the Honors Council
P.O. Box 165
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Office: Bagby 223
Honor Reading Seminars
Honors reading seminars are small-group discussion courses normally meeting for one hour per week and following one book (classical or contemporary fiction or non-fiction) over the course of a semester. Students participate in and take turns leading discussions. Additional reading, speaking, and writing assignments may be given. These seminars are open to honors scholars (sophomore and above level) and to other students with the instructor's permission, with no prerequisites. These one-credit reading courses are intended to provide additional opportunities for academic pursuit--and bonding--for upper-class honors scholars.
Victor Cabas, Rhetoric, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
Patrick Wilson, Philosophy, the writings of Hume
Russ Wood, Rhetoric, Tokein's The Silmarillion
Tony Carilli, Economics, Atlas Shrugged
Steele Nowlin, English, Beowulf
Mary Prevo, Fine Arts, The Sistine Chapel
Shawn Schooling, Rhetoric, Samuel Beckett's Watt
Patrick Wilson, Philosophy, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and Critique of Practical Reason.
Victor Cabas, Rhetoric, Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Sarah Hardy, English, James Joyce's Ulysses
Herb Sipe, Chemistry, Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Joan McRae Kleinlein, Modern Languages (French), Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris.
Victor cabas, Rhetoric, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
Joel Schickel, Philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations.
Steve Bloom, Physics & Astronomy, Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee's Rare Earth
Ken DeLuca, Political Science, Aeschylus' Oresteia
Susan Smith, Modern Languages (Spanish), Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote
Ken DeLuca, Political Science, Plato's Republic
Alexander Werth, Biology, Frans de Waal's The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist