Honors Sections of University Core Curriculum Courses
Every semester, the Honors College offers Honors sections of several University Core Curriculum (UCC) courses. Honors sections are more intense than traditional sections, they rely more upon discussion, and they are capped at 20 students. Before priority registration begins in the fall and spring semester, the Honors College Office produces a list of all Honors sections of UCC courses and shares it with students via e-mail. The list can also be found on the Honors College webpage.
Honors courses are available by permit only. To request a permit, email Honors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Process: For more information about permits and the registration process click here, here, and here
Spring 2018 – Honors UCC Courses
Courses are available by permit only. Please send an email to email@example.com to request a permit.
COMM 2630-05 PUBLIC SPEAKING – TR, 9:30-10:45 – Dr. Jen Owlett – CRN # 11648
Students learn the theory and skills of preparing and presenting public speeches. Emphasis is on practice and criticism of classroom speaking experiences.
ENG 1500-11 - Experiences in Literature – TR, 2-3:15 – Dr. Robert Rosen - CRN # 10175
In this course students will explore the ways that poetry, drama, short fiction, film, and non-fiction deal with contemporary social issues. Substantial writing is required.
ENG 1500-36 - Experiences in Literature – MW 3:30-4:45 – Dr. Marquita Smith – CRN # 10955
This honors section of Experiences in Literature will explore the theme of crime and punishment in American literature. Students will read a range of works across genres, including fiction, memoir, poetry, and film, different historical periods of American culture. Substantial writing is required.
PHIL 1120-02 – Philosophy of the Future – TR 11-12:15 – Dr. Pete Mandik – CRN # 11573
Philosophy focuses on what can be known by reasoning alone concerning topics fundamental to all modes of learning and living. Such topics concern knowledge, free will, the mind, right and wrong, and the existence of God (or lack thereof). We will tackle these topics by applying our own reasoning in discussion of significant philosophical arguments, especially as pertain to the future. Futuristic topics include: the end of the world, the nature of time (and time travel), robots, cloning, and the question of whether we are all in the matrix. We will examine recent relevant research on the philosophy of the future through lectures and discussions based on the assigned readings.
ECON 2020-07 – Microeconomic Principles – MW 9:30-10:45 – Staff - CRN # 13143
This course discusses the basic economic principles related to the behavior of individual agents. The main topics include the following: 1) Opportunity Cost, 2) Demand and supply analysis, 3) consumer theory, 4) Production and costs, 5) Profit maximization, 6) Market structure (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly), 7) Market failure and the distribution of income ad 8) International trade and exchange rates. Prerequisite(s): Fresh Foundation Math 20 or MATH 1060 Credits: 3.0
ANTH 2020-08 - Diversity & Equity in Schools – T 2-4:40 - Dr. Maria Villar - CRN # 11933
Schools are central to the socialization of youngsters and to the formation and maintenance of nation-states. This course critically analyzes the role that schools play in the cultural production of "educated" persons. It examines the links between schools, communities, and the American political-economy in the attempt to explain the disproportionate failure of disadvantaged groups. The course challenges future teachers to think about the effects of history and power on educational processes.
PBHL 3180-02 – Tobacco as a Public Health Issue – MW 11-12:15 – Dr. Marianne Sullivan – CRN # 12963
Tobacco use is one of the most important global public health threats. This course will explore tobacco as a public health issue in the US and globally and evaluate how tobacco control advocates have made progress over the past fifty years with respect to decreasing the public health burden of smoking/tobacco use. There will be a particular focus on community based advocacy, policy approaches and legislative efforts. The course will help students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to constructively and effectively participate in public health advocacy and policy efforts.
UCC WRITING INTENSIVE
FR 3800-60 – Topics in Parisian Culture – T 5-7:40 p.m. - Dr. Madhuri Mukherjee – CRN # 13123
Note that the course will be taught in English. There are additional travel fees of approximately $1300 due in January. We expect this course to be designated writing intensive (but it currently isn’t in Banner).
In conjunction with a trip to Paris, France, during Spring Break (March 10-17, 2018) this course will explore the effervescent literary and artistic activity that developed around two Montmartre cabarets, the Chat Noir (1881-97) and the Quat’z’Arts (1893-1910), central to the formation of the fin-de-siècle avant-garde aesthetic. The course will examine the major characteristics of this aesthetic, such as humor and parody, and the irreverent absence of seriousness in approaching art. The course will highlight how fin-de-siècle literary-artistic activity, often anonymous or collaborative, subverted the very notions of canon or hierarchy, thus challenging the main tenets of canonized French art, literature and theater, and analyze its role as precursor to important 20th-century movements such as Futurism, Dada, Surrealism and others forms of Performance Art.
Spring 2018 – Honors Track Courses
Honors Thesis II
09:30 am-12:10 pm
Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Track
Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Monday & Wednesday
09:30 am-10:45 am
Clinical Psychology Thesis II
03:30 pm-05:40 pm
Assessment & Treatment
03:30 pm-05:45 pm
B. Diamond, C. Holle & H. Kollia
Cognitive Science Track
Selected Topics in Cognitive Science
12:30 pm-03:15 pm
Cognitive Science Honors Thesis II
09:30 am-12:15 pm
A. Learmonth/D. Freestone
Humanities Honors Seminar IV
07:00 pm-09:40 pm
Humanities Honors Colloquium: The Enlightenment: Origins of Modern Consciousness
03:30 pm-06:10 pm
Humanities Honors Thesis Seminar II
Music Honors Seminar
Music Honors Project
Nursing Research Honors
05:30 pm-08:00 pm
L. Foley (not confirmed)
Honors Research Seminar
02:20 pm-03:10 pm
Research Proposal Development Honors
12:30 pm-02:10 pm
Social Sciences Track
Social Sciences Honors Seminar I
02:00 pm-04:40 pm
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