Honors Program Courses


Prof. M. Keener
F 1:00-4:50 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. Prerequisite: MAT 150 or higher (all COB majors are required to take MAT 225) plus 12 earned credit hours.

ACCH203 D (4)-Managerial Accounting
Prof. R. Marley
TR 10:00-11:50AM

Focuses on the concepts, systems, procedures and decision models that help managers analyze, interpret and improve business results. Managerial accounting encompasses various systems for calculating the cost of a product or service; tools for the evaluation of business segments; models for making decisions concerning a variety of special decisions; planning and budgeting for operations and capital items; and exposure to ethical norms and dilemmas in the context of accounting and finance. The course includes Excel spreadsheet applications. Prerequisite: ACC 202, MAT 150 or higher (all COB majors are required to take MAT 225).

ARTH101 F (4)-Art: Form and Idea (W)(IG)(A)
Prof. J. King
TR 12:00-1:50PM

The purpose of this honors course is to provide you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of how the arts, in the broad context, and the visual arts in particular serve mankind: why they are created, how various cultures have employed them, how they are constructed, how they affect us, and the value they have for enriching our lives. You will have opportunities for gallery and museum visitation as well as opportunities to discuss visual aesthetics and contemporary art. An important aspect of this Honors course will be the opportunity to actually experience relevant studio media; working with ceramics, stone, painting, and creating a relief print.

ARTH211 I (4)- Art and Technology (A) (IG)
Prof. S. Echeverry
MW 3:00-5:50PM

A lecture course conceived to provide a context for the development of art and its interrelations with technology. Students study the definition of multimedia and its evolution toward what is currently known as hypermedia. Special emphasis will be placed on the creation and transformation of technology used in the twentieth century, such as radio, television, computers, the internet, and networked environments. Developments will be related to historic art movements.

ARTH295 T (4) New Media and Design Honors Study Abroad
Prof. B. Scherer

This unique travel course integrates a contemporary design and new media with a workshop component providing the opportunity for in-depth discussion and inquiry in relation to a variety of theoretical, cultural and historical topics. During the abroad component, students will visit sites such as the Bauhaus Ars Electronica, Mozart’s opera house, ZKM, and other relevant museums, institutions, and studios located in Berlin, Dessau, Linz, Vienna, and Zurich. The venues are selected for being the cradle of contemporary media and provide a window into the future of design and new technologies. Class discussion, readings, and research will focus on designers, studios, and exhibitions that will be visited during the abroad portion. Students will respond to their experiences in a workshop component with social media tools, individual blogs, and personal research in digital format related to topics covered in class.

AWRH201 C (4)-Writing and Inquiry (A) (IG)
Prof. R. Mathews

MWF 11:30AM-12:40 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.
 AWRH201 E (4)-Writing and Inquiry (A) (IG)
Prof. D. Reamer

MWF 11:30AM-12:40 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

AWRH201 G (4)-Writing and Inquiry
Prof. D. Reamer

MWF 2:30-3:40 PM
Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

BIOH203 D1 (4)—Biological Diversity (Must take with BIOH203L H1)
Prof. T. Campbell
TR 10:00- 11:20 AM

Examines the diversity of life through investigations of the taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution of all major prokaryotic and eukaryotic lineages. Basic ecological and evolutionary theory are focal points of the course as these represent the mechanisms through which biological diversity arises. Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to count toward biology lower-core requirements.

Prof. T. Campbell
T 2:00-4:50 PM

Laboratory component of BIOH203 D1. Must take with BIOH203 D1.

BIOH204 C1 (4)—BIOLOGICAL UNITY-HONORS (Must be taken with BIOH204L H1: Pre-Req or concurrent: CHE 152 and 153L)
Prof. J. Grim
MW 10:00-11:20 AM

A study of cellular biology, emphasizing cell structure, metabolism, control 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.
Pre- or corequisites: CHE 152 and CHE 153L

BIOH204L H1 (0)—Biological Unity Lab
Prof. D. Huber
T 2:00-4:50 PM

Laboratory component of BIOH204 C1. Must take with BIOH204 C1.

BIOH205T H1 (4)-Tropical Biology & Conservation Honors Study Abroad
Prof. M. Meers
R 2:00-350 PM

This course is intended for students interested in the natural history, biology, and ecology of the tropics, the most biologically diverse regions of the world. Students will study evolutionary, biological, and ecological principles of tropical ecosystems and the natural history of the organisms that live there. We will examine conservation programs, sustainable development practices, and the widespread impact of this region of the globe. The course culminates in a two-week long experience in Costa Rica where students will visit lowland tropical rain forest, high elevation tropical cloud forest, costal ecosystems, primary and secondary forest, and more. In the field, students will conduct brief research programs designed to illustrate the possibilities of careers working in the tropics over a broad range of possible biological specialties ranging from tropical biodiversity, to evolution and sustainability. Pre-requisites include the Biology Lower Core and/or permission of the instructor. Open to non-Honors students.

CHEH154 C (3)—General Chemistry II-HONORS
Prof. E. Werner
MW 10:00-11:20 AM

A continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include solution chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Choose any CHE 155L section. Pre-requisites: CHE 152 and 153, and current enrollment in or successful completion of CHE 155 (any section).

COMH232 T1 (4)—Visual Literacy Honors
Prof. P. Hillier

F 10:00AM-1:50 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 visual 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.

CRMH102 F (4)-Intro to Criminal Justice (H) (W)
Prof. S. Madden
TR 12:00-1:50 PM

Criminal justice is a phenomenon that is scientifically studied, but research rarely references theory. Students will be provided with the “theoretical and social context of criminal justice” and introduced to the “philosophical ideas that underlie the concepts of crime, law and justice.” Specifically, this honors course will focus on the theoretical frameworks, philosophical foundations, and critical, empirical evaluations of criminal justice. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

CRMH245 B (4)-Roots of Punishment
Prof. S. Brinkley
TR 8:00-9:50 AM

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.

ECOH205 H (4)—Principles of Macroeconomics-H
Prof. J. Stinespring
TR 2:00-3:50 PM

An introduction to aggregate economic analysis; use of the aggregate
demand/aggregate supply model for the determination of output,
employment and prices; use of the production possibilities curve analysis
to illustrate opportunity cost and to show gains from trade applying the
concept of comparative advantage; structure and functions of the Federal
Reserve System; and conduct of monetary policy. Prerequisite: MAT 150 competency recommended (all COB majors are required to take MAT 225). Offered: fall and spring semesters.

FINH310 F (4)-Financial Management
Prof. A. Tan
TR 12:00-1:50 PM

A study of the processes, institutional framework and decisions faced by firms in the acquisition and use of funds. Practical emphasis is on corporate entities, including their utilization of capital budgeting in a world of taxes, law and risks. A traditional first course in corporate finance. Prerequisites: check UT Catalog for Sykes College of Business core requirements.

FYWH101 I (4)-Writing and Inquiry (HONORS)
Prof. TBA
MWF 2:30-3:40 PM

Invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.
GWAH100 (4)-Introduction to Government and 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.
HISH103T G (4)-World History from 1500 to the Present (IG) (NW) Honors Study Abroad
Prof. S. Segalla
MWF 1:00-2:10PM

This travel section of World History Since 1500 explores the history of Morocco in parallel with student of global history from the 15th through 20th centuries. The course culminates in a twelve-day trip to southern Moroccan cities of Marrakech, Essaouira, Taroudant, and Agadir. By immersing ourselves in the history and culture of this Arabic-and Berber-speaking, predominately Muslim county in northwest Africa, we will gain a better understanding of what happens when Islam meets the West, when heritage meets modernity, and when globalization meets ethnic identity. From the sixteenth-century palace of the once-great Sultan of Marrakech, Ahmed the Victorious, to the Portuguese ramparts of early European imperialism in Essaouria, to the beach resort of Agadir and the Jewish holy shrine of David Ben Barouk Cohen in Taroudant, today’s Morocco will become our window into the past, and Morocco will become a case study in major themes in world history.

HISH219 F (4) Mistaken Identities: Myths and Realities of the New World Encounter
Prof. J. Lopez
TR 12:00-1:50 PM

The term “discovery” is an ambivalent and charged word when discussing the arrival, military occupation and colonization of the Americas during the late 15th and 16th centuries. Who discovered whom in 1492 and what were the economic, demographic, ecological, political and cultural consequences brought about by the Old World/New World encounter? How Europe and the Americas were transformed by this seminal event, and how were the foundations of modern Latin America laid during this fascinating period? These questions and many others will be studied and analyzed through exposure to the primary texts and artifacts of that era, in an attempt to understand the European and Indigenous mindset on the eve of Conquest and their mutual transformation throughout the 16th century as a new culture, a New World, was born. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

HISH269 H (4)-Paris in the 1920’s: The Cultural Impact of the Great War
Prof. T. Parssinen
TR 2:00-3:50 PM

In the 1920s, Paris became the center of an avant garde artistic and cultural community that demonstrated the profound impact of World War I and has, in turn, shaped art and culture to the present. This course will use period poetry and fiction, memoir, biography, and film to evoke the lives and contributions of select iconic figures: poets Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot; writers Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein; painters Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali; composer Igor Stravinsky, dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, and producer Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballet Russes; fashion entrepreneur Coco Chanel; and jazz sensation Josephine Baker.

HSCH499 F (3)-Science of Sex 3
Profs. A. Miller and J. Wortham
TR 12:30-1:45PM

Health Science 499H is a lecture course offered specifically to Honors students with the goal to provide an in-depth study of the biology and impacts of sex. Having a background in biology and/or human anatomy and physiology would be helpful but not essential to understanding and learning the material in this course. This course is open to all honors students but specifically designed for students in that are upper level and interested in natural and social sciences. We will use several teaching methods (lectures, going into the laboratory during class time, hands-on learning, group activities, behavioral studies, presentations, and investigative case studies). Daily lectures on weekdays will expose you to the complex nature and the ramifications of reproducing sexually.

JOUH101 J (4)-Intro to Journalism Honors
Prof. J. Neely
MW 4:00-5:50 PM

This course will explore the role and function of journalism, its evolution throughout American history, and the current state of the art, craft and business. The various driving principles and operating practices of print, broadcast and online media, legal issues, and ethics of journalism will also be examined, as will its transition in the new media age. Students will also take a critical look at how journalism is depicted in popular culture, and the role and evolution of student media, such as our print and online student newspaper, The Minaret.

LANH271T KM (4)-UT in Lisbon Honors Study Abroad
Prof. A. DeMil
MW 6:00-7:50 PM

In this Portuguese homestay, students will have the opportunity to learn the language, dialect, and experience the culture of Portugal, both modern and medieval, in Lisbon. Students will live with families in Lisbon, take intense Portuguese conversation classes, and participate in excursions to UNESCO heritage cities of Porto, and Évora, visit Parliament, NGO’s, artisans, universities, attend soccer games and surf lessons, to experience firsthand Lisbon life,. Emphasis will be on interaction with Portuguese language and culture.

LJAH411 H (4)-Law and Social Policy
Prof. A. Smith
TR 2:00-3:50 PM

This course examines the use of social science as a tool to resolve controversial criminal law and policy issues. It will touch on a variety of constitutional and criminal law problems and analyze issues by employing legal and social science methodologies.

LITH277 C (4)-The F Word: American Feminism (W)
Prof. K. Tillman
MWF 10:00-11:10 AM

The F-Word: American Feminism” is a cultural studies course that explores feminism through classic and popular literature, as well as selections from films, music videos, and hip-hop/pop music. Students will study foundational feminist writers – such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Fuller, and Sojourner Truth – alongside 20th and 21st-century poets, novelists, theorists, comedians, and musicians – such as Roxanne Gay, Caitlin Moran, bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Judith Butler, Nicki Manaj, and Beyonce. The class will be taught in three units: First Wave (19th/early 20th century), Second Wave (1960s/70s), and Third Wave (1990s – today) Feminism.

MGTH431 H (4)-Practical Strategic Assessment (W)
Prof. S. Steiner
TR 2:00-3:50 PM

Not open to graduate students. This course focuses on the application of strategic
management skills and the knowledge gained from prior coursework. Students analyze an organization's situation, recognize strategic issues and make recommendations. The course utilizes a group project to challenge students' skills in critical thinking, speaking, writing, teamwork, and the ability to apply theory to real world situations. This integrative capstone experience is required for all undergraduate business majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing, FIN 310, MGT 330 and MKT 300.

MKTH300 F (4)-Principles of Marketing
Prof. P. Gupta
TR 12:00-1:50 PM

Studies the interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute want-satisfying products and services to present and potential customers. Incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities. Pre-requisites: Lower CB core and FYW 101.

PSYH200 J (4)-General Psychology-H
Prof. D. Hardin
MW 4:00-5:50 PM

An introduction to the basic principles of psychology. Fulfills social sciences core requirements.

SOCH100 D (4)-Introduction to Sociology
Prof. B. Friesen
TR 10:00-11:50 AM

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 D (4)-Speech for Bus. And Prof-HONORS
Prof. C. Gurrie
TR 10:00-11:50 AM

Offers practice in briefings, interviews, problem-solving conferences and communication management. Covers techniques for speaking situations commonly encountered in business and the professions.

WRIH260 C (4)-Fiction I Honors (W)
Prof. C. Restrepo
MWF 10:00-11:10 AM

Techniques of writing imaginative fiction. May be repeated for advanced credit with portfolio by permission of the instructor. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used for the writing major. Offered every other years.

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