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Academic Honors Programs

Honors programs at Thurgood Marshall College and UC San Diego have been established to provide exceptionally motivated and capable students with enhanced educational experiences through close interaction with faculty and other honors students.

TMC 20, the TMC Honors Seminar course, is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Honors seminars are open to all TMC Honors program students of all course standings. The seminar encompasses a wide range of topics, led by college faculty and visiting guest lecturers. For students of the TMC Honors Program, a transcript notation is made for each quarter of participation in TMC 20.

Honor Seminars - Winter 2017

DOC Extended Studies Program

Dr. Jeff Gagnon
Fridays 12-1pm
Location: TMC 127
Section ID: 887716

Popular Media and Science

The popular media frequently reports on new and exciting findings from the scientific community. Do these reports accurately describe the methods used in the studies? In this seminar, we will examine current, popular reports on scientific findings and how they are reported. 

Provost Leslie Carver
Mondays 10-11am
Location: TMC 127
Section ID: 887717   

 

Eligibility

To become eligible to participate in the TMC Honors Program, students are evaluated as follows:

Incoming Freshmen Students must meet ALL of the following:

Continuing students must meet ALL of the following*:

3.8 High School GPA or higher

Completed a minimum of 12 graded units

Math SAT score of 700 or higher

Cumulative UC GPA of 3.8 or higher

Reading SAT score of 700 or higher

Writing SAT score of 700 or higher

*Transfer students may become eligible for the TMC Honors program following their first quarter at UC San Diego, and are evaluated as continuing students.

Students who are accepted into the TMC honors program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to maintain eligibility.  All eligible students are automatically notified by letter and are monitored quarterly.

Fall 2015 - Seminars

TMC 20, the TMC Honors Seminar course, is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Honors seminars are open to all TMC Honors program students of all course standings. The seminar encompasses a wide range of topics, led by college faculty and visiting guest lecturers. For students of the TMC Honors Program, a transcript notation is made for each quarter of participation in TMC 20.

Fall 2015

TMC 20 A00 - "Derisions of Culture (DOC) Extended Studies Course"

Students will have the opportunity to build upon and explore key questions and concepts raised in Thurgood Marshall’s Dimensions of Culture course that will be offered concurrently during the winter quarter.  In our seminar, we will go beyond the lectures and section discussions to raise more provocative questions about our course readings.  

Dr. Jeff Gagnon from DOC
Fridays 12-12:50pm
Section ID: 853436

TMC 20 B00 - "Academic Scandals on the Stage and Screen"

Acting Provost, Emily Roxworthy will offer a seminar that explores common Hollywood and Broadway depictions of contemporary university life, and asks why so many films and plays focus on the scandalous aspects of academia. Students will watch about six films and read several plays, with seminar time devoted to debating the dynamics of these representations of today’s academy.

Professor Emily Roxworthy from Theatre and Dance
Thursdays 11-11:50am
Section ID 853437

Winter 2016 - Seminars

Politics and Satire of Medical Practices

Instructor: Harvard Professor and famed theatre critic, playwright, writer and educator Robert Brustein (Allan Havis listed as professor of record)
T/TH
10AM-11AM
Location - TMCA 127
Dates: January 26, 28, 2, 4, 9,11, 16, 18 (total of 3 weeks - 8 meetings)
1 unit
Grading option: Pass/No Pass
Section: 863273

Brustein

DOCTOR HIPPOCRATES IS OUT; PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE

An exploration of the relationship between medicine and theatrical satire on medicine from the Greeks to the present time. We will look into such texts and films as Sophocles Philoctetes, Moliere’s The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and related works, Don De Lillo’s The Day Room, Paddy Chayefsky’s movie The Hospital, among other tasty items.

Robert Sanford Brustein is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright, writer and educator. He founded both Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has been the theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959. He comments on politics for the Huffington Post.  Brustein is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University in Boston. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999 and in 2002 was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Webiste:  http://www.robertbrustein.com/

DOC Honors Semiar

Dr. Jeff Gagnon
Fridays 12-1pm
Location: TMC 127
Section ID: 853852

 

Spring 2016 - Seminars

Spring 2016

DOC Extended Studies Program

Dr. Jeff Gagnon
Fridays 12-1pm
Location: TMC 127
Section ID: 864698

The Theatre of Terrorism - how the media and our society are bracing for invisible war

Provost Allan Havis
Thursdays 2-3pm
Location: TMC 127
Section ID: 864699

 

Honors Program Events and Distinction

The TMC Honors Program hosts events throughout the course of the Academic Year.

Events are geared to introduce students to the excitement of pioneering research and innovative scholarship in all disciplines and to create opportunities for discussion on public issues with locally and nationally known figures. These activities are an excellent way for students to meet faculty, expand their horizons, and plan for future coursework.

More information coming soon...