The Honors Seminar, offered every year as an upper level course for honors students, is designed to involve the students in a deeper study of a particular topic of current research and interest. Students read and evaluate multiple works related to the seminar topic, write multiple short papers plus at least one longer analysis. Whenever possible, students may have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the authors studied. Topics are announced on an annual basis and have included in the past such topics as "Democracy in the Twenty-first Century," and "The Politics of Food." Offered every year. Honors students should include at least one HON-301 Seminar in their honors courses for graduation.