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Honors Program Courses

FALL 2016

ACCH202 E (4)—Financial Accounting Info – Honors
Prof. D. Verreault
MWF 11:30 AM-12:40 PM
Studies external financial reporting of enterprises. Examines the creation, flow and analysis of enterprise financial information including income statement, balance sheet and statement of retained earnings in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Students conduct introductory Internet research on published company financial information. Significant use of electronic data retrieval and spreadsheet applications is required. Freshmen only

ACCH320 E (4)—Intermediate Accounting I – Honors
Prof. R. Gambol
MWF 11:30 AM-12:40 PM
This course expands the student's understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. The theory and methodology covered are the FASB's conceptual framework, FASB codification, international financial reporting standards, the accounting process, financial statements, time value of money, cash, receivables, inventories, assets and cash flows.

ARTH200 G (4)-Introduction to Ceramic Art: Handbuilding – Honors
Prof. J. King
MW 1:00 - 3:50 PM
When and where man first began to use clay is uncertain. What is known is that man has been employing this elemental material for a wide variety of functional and aesthetic considerations in almost every known culture. Even today we continue to value the material as an important medium for aesthetic self-expression. This course reflects a disciplined based approach to visual art education. This course will stress four equally important components: 1) Ceramic Aesthetics; 2) Ceramics Art Formation; 3) Ceramic Art History; and 4) Art Criticism.

AWRH101 E (4) Writing and Inquiry – Honors
Prof. A. Whiteside
MWF 11:30 AM-12:40 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

AWRH101 G (4) Writing and Inquiry – Honors
Prof. A. Whiteside
MWF 1:00 PM-2:10 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

AWRH201 C (4) Writing and Research – Honors
Prof. R. Mathews
MWF 10:00 AM-11:10 AM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts

AWRH201 H (4) Writing and Research – Honors
Prof. R. Overaa
TR 2:00 PM-3:50 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

BIOH198 C (4) General Biology I – Honors (Must be taken with BIO198L E1 or E2)
Prof. E. Freundt
MW10:00 - 11:20 AM
A study of biology, emphasizing cell structure, cell reproduction, cellular and organismal metabolism, cell signaling, immunology, endocrinology and mechanisms and genetic systems of plants and animals. Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to count toward biology lower-core requirements and to enroll in BIO 199 (General Biology II).

BIO198L E1 (0) General Biology I Lab – Honors (Must take with BIOH198 C)
Prof. TBA
W 11:30AM – 2:20 PM
A study of cellular biology, emphasizing cell structure, metabolism, control mechanisms and genetic systems of plants and animals.

BIOH198L E2 (0) General Biology I Lab – Honors (Must take with BIOH198 C)
Prof. TBA
F 11:30AM - 2:20 PM
A study of cellular biology, emphasizing cell structure, metabolism, control mechanisms and genetic systems of plants and animals.

BUSH101 B (4) Introduction Global Business – Honors
Prof. B. Shirley
TR 8:00-9:50 AM
This course emphasizes global competitiveness by introducing students to the way companies operate and to how they compete with other companies. In addition, students learn about the importance of leadership, ethical behavior and corporate responsibility in becoming successful and sustaining that success. The course examines each of the functional areas in businesses and how they work together to produce the goods and provide the services that customers demand.

CHEH152 D (3) General Chemistry I – HONORS
Prof. TBA
TR 10:00-11:20 AM
Expands on the basic concepts of chemistry. Topics include chemical nomenclature, stoichiometric relationships, the chemistry of gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular geometry.

COMH224 F (4) Mass Media and Society – Honors
Prof. Z. Gong
TR 12:00-1:50 PM
This course studies the fundamentals of communication theory to provide a foundation for understanding how the mass media work, how they influence us, how we can analyze them and how we can effectively advocate for change. After completing this course, students should be able to critically parse the content and understand the economics of contemporary mass media. Students should understand the historical development of contemporary mass media, and how present media relate to both past media and new media developments. Students will conduct original research and write up their results in a variety of persuasive genres ranging from scholarly to popular.
In addition, students will be able to conduct and communicate their own, original media research in a variety of modes. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the social sciences if not used for the major.

COMH232 J (4) Visual Literacy – Honors
Prof. J. Giancola
MW 4:00-4:50 PM
It is one of the great ironies of contemporary existence that we are beset, informed, controlled and constructed by images, yet we receive almost no formal training in understanding and creating visual communication. Visual literacy addresses this issue through interdisciplinary study of the terminology and theory of visual communication, with special emphasis on the relationship of visuality and cultural practice. Considering ideas from art history, photography, film, mass media and cultural studies, students are asked to analyze visual rhetoric, begin to see critically, articulate meaning and author visual rhetoric of their own. May be used to fulfill the general distribution requirements for the humanities if not used for the major.

CRMH245 H (4) Roots of Punishment – Honors
Prof. S. Brinkley
TR 2:00-3:50 PM
This course will examine the beginning of the use of punishment in the criminal justice systems of the world. Special attention will be given to the use of torture, capital punishment, prisons and alternatives to incarceration as well as public humiliation. The primary focus will be upon the United States; however, some historical analysis will be given to European and Islamic systems of punishment.

ECOH204 H (4) Principles of Microeconomics – Honors
Prof. A. Hall
TR 2:00-3:50 PM
An economic analysis of the interactions between households, businesses and the government regarding the allocation of goods, services and resources. Topics include the theory of consumer behavior, production and cost determination, resource pricing, the gains from trade, protectionism and tariffs, competition and monopoly. At least one current antitrust case will be analyzed. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

HISH102 A (4) World History to 1500 – Honors
Prof. E. Littell-Lamb
MWF 8:30-9:40 AM
This course is a descriptive and analytical survey of world cultures from early river valley civilizations to 14th century, with an equal emphasis on civilizations in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Among the themes explored are the evolution of social inequalities in early societies, the importance of land and water trade routes as conveyors of civilizations, the influence of nomadic peoples on the spread of ideas and technologies, the reshaping of local cultures as Buddhism and Islam spread to Asia and Africa, and the importance of urban centers such as Alexandra, Baghdad and Chang’an (China) as intellectual and cosmopolitan capitals before the “rise” of the West. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

HISH270 P (4) Hitler and Stalin – Honors
Prof. T. Parssinen
TR 4:00-5:50 PM
This course will weave together the biographies of the two most important revolutionaries of the twentieth century with an examination of the societies they sought to create. We will try to understand what motivated Hitler and Stalin, how they seized and held power, and how they tried to impose their wills on Europe and the world.

HISH292 H (4) Periclean Athens/Eliz London – Honors
Prof. T. Parssinen
TR 2:00-3:50 PM
Drama flourished in Periclean Athens and Elizabethan London, during sustained periods of dynamic political leadership, economic prosperity and social growth. In both
cases, drama evolved from longstanding public religious traditions—the ancient Greek revels in honor of Dionysius and the Christian medieval miracle and morality plays.
Analogous themes emerge in the plays of these two periods: the power of fate/God/gods and the limits of human aspiration; the nature of kingship; the roots of social and political corruption; and the role of women. This course will present the historical context for the drama of Periclean Athens and Elizabethan London and explore four masterworks from each period. Selected video versions of the plays will be shown.

LJAH315 LN (4) Appellate Advocacy (W) – Honors
Prof. A. Smith
TR 6:00-7:50 PM
Using a mock Supreme Court case, developed by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, students explore constitutional issues, and using the case, develop critical thinking, persuasive writing, public speaking and analytical skills. In teams of two, students compete in a scrimmage, and depending on their scores, may be selected to represent the University at a regional ACMCA tournament. Individually, students write an appellate brief, crafting arguments for either the mock petitioner or respondent. Course meets first seven weeks.

MATH155 A (4) Finite Math for Liberal Arts – Honors
Prof. E. Toro
MWF 8:30-9:40 AM
Prerequisite: MAT 150 or equivalent. Finite Math For Liberal Arts is a course that shows how modern mathematics is used by businesses and government agencies in order to solve problems that arise in a number of different situations. Most of the mathematical ideas that support the course were developed in the last 50 to 100 years, and this becomes an opportunity to show students how mathematics is a living discipline. In this class we will have a biographical note about a mathematician of the day, articles from newspapers and magazines that relate to the class, writing projects and presentations. Appropriate as a general curriculum distribution requirement for liberal arts students.

MGTH330 H (4) Principles of Management – Honors (W)
Prof. S. Steiner
TR 2:00-3:50 PM
This course studies the evolution and practice of the core management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A strong emphasis on leadership skills is integrated into the course content to provide the student a framework to translate classroom theory and practice into individual and team performance in the accomplishment of organizational objectives. Prerequisites: FYW 101, FYW 102 and minimum GPA of 2.25 in 22 credits (6 of 8 Lower Core).

PHLH200 F (4) Introduction to Philosophy – Honors
Prof. M. Arvan
TR 12:00-1:50 PM
This course is an introduction to philosophy. We will closely examine philosophical problems, looking both at classic texts and at more recent philosophical writings, paying close attention to reasons and argumentation. We will work our way toward a hot topic in current philosophy, covering background material that is needed for us to understand what is going on in the contemporary academic discussion. Expect it to be a challenging course. You will need to think.

PSCH100 F (4) Intro Govt/World Affairs – Honors
Prof. K. Fridy
TR 12:00-1:50 PM
Covers the essential elements of government and world affairs from a national and international perspective. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

PSCH200 A (4) American Government – Honors
Prof. M. Anderson
MW 8:00-9:50 AM
In this course we will examine the dynamic character of the American political system through the study of three interconnected topics: the principles and foundations of American politics; the institutions and basic structure of our national government; and the linkages between the political system and the mass public. Throughout the semester our emphasis will focus on the vibrant, conflictive and often ambiguous character of politics in the United States. Rather than positioning ourselves as outsiders searching for the historical meaning of American politics, we will instead recognize our role as participants in an active and evolving political arena. This course presumes a basic understanding of the operations and structure of political institutions in the US.

PSCH212 N (2) Decision Making in the UN – Honors
Prof. TBA
R 6:00-7:50 PM
Preparation for Harvard Model UN. Students pre-selected by application process. With permission of instructor only.

PSYH200 C (4) General Psychology – Honors
Prof. S. Hekkanen
MWF 10:00-11:10 AM
An introduction to the basic principles of psychology. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

SOCH100 I (4) Introduction to Sociology – Honors (NW)(IG)
Prof. R. Cragun
MWF 2:30-3:40 PM
An introduction to the structure, function and development of human societies. Emphasizes the nature and meaning of culture, socialization, personality, social institutions, social inequality and social change. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

SPEH208 J (4) Speech for Business and Professions – Honors
Prof. C. Gurrie
MW 4:00-5:50 PM
Offers practice in briefings, interviews, problem-solving conferences and communication management. Covers techniques for speaking situations commonly encountered in business and the professions, and also includes formal and informal professional writing assignments.
SPEH330 C (4) Special Topics in Speech: Classic Poetry – Honors
Prof. R. Gonzalez
MWF 10:00-11:10 AM
This course approaches the study of and deep engagement with classic poetry – British and American verse from the early 20th century and before – through the equal and simultaneous use of performance and close reading. This course aims to give equal attention to the quality and use of the voice and body in poetic performance, as well as the critical scrutiny of the poetics and linguistic dimensions of the verse.
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