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Honors Program Courses

Honors Course Listing for Fall 2015




The courses listed below will be offered by the University Honors Program for the 2015 Fall semester.

Sign-up book for HONOR courses located in Honors Hall.

All honors courses must be added to your schedule by the Honors program secretary in Honors Hall.



COM 010 019    Fundamentals of Oral Communication (     )     T TH     9:30-10:50 am    HH3G

The course introduces the theory and practice of oral communication in presentational, interpersonal, and group contexts. Students develop knowledge of, appreciation for, and the requisite skills to communicate effectively in our culturally and professionally diverse world. Students will learn to develop, organize, and prepare messages, as well as apply active and critical listening skills. This course also prepares students to understand the role of perception, ethics, beliefs, attitudes, nonverbal signals, and stereotypical language in oral communication.


ENG 025   Honors Composition (3137)   Mahoney      T TH   12 - 1:20 pm  LY 206

A first course within the Honors Program that focuses on critical reading, writing, and thinking within the arts and sciences. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the university requirement in composition and the prerequisite for all other upper-division writing courses.


BIO 010    Intro to Biology Lab  (1276)   Butler      W   12 -1:50   pm        BH 230          

*Students must register for BIO 010  (1270) lecture on M W 8-8:50 Boehm 145*

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to basic concepts within biology to enable them to critically evaluate biological information related to issues that will impact their lives and many facets of our society. Basic concepts related to the areas of health, biotechnology, genetics, biodiversity, the environment, ethics, and evolution will be covered. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience examining biological systems, with an emphasis on the processes of scientific inquiry and the analysis of relevant data. This is a lecture/laboratory course intended for the general education of non-science majors, and is not applicable to biology major programs.


PHI 030 019 CT    Intro to Philosophy (2524)     Lizza        T TH   12 - 1:20 pm       OM  283

A course designed to introduce the student to philosophic thought and terminology. Topical survey of the main branches of philosophy; epistemology; metaphysics, value theory.


PSY 011    General Psychology (2965)    Lanter    T TH   8 - 9:20 am         OM  278

An introduction to the psychological bases of behavior in motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, perception, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, attitude change, and group behavior.


SOC 230 CDCT      Urban Sociology (2820)    Fu     MWF    2 - 2:50 pm     OM 281

The concepts, theories and methods that form the core of the sociological perspective on human behavior. This course is a prerequisite for all other SOC courses.


THE 015 019       Introduction to Theatre (3365)    Forte     M W    3 - 4:20  pm   HH 3G

An orientation to the organic nature of the theatre, studying such elements as architecture, stage design, lighting, costume, makeup, acting, and direction. * THE 015 may be taken concurrently with THE 031, but is a prerequisite for all other theatre courses except THE 195.


The section below is all DUAL enrollment courses  

CDE 130 019 CP/VL  Typography (2391)    Kresge     M W F   10 - 11:50     SH 213

(Register with CD Office)

A study of the principles of designing with type, including type history, and technological advancements. There is special emphasis on type selection, specification, and creative typographic design solutions. A minimum of 3 hours of work outside of class is required per week.


GEG 120 019  Geography of Sub Saharan Africa (22627)   Schnell   T TH   9:30 - 10:50  BH 107     

A comprehensive course of study of the physical and cultural geography of the African continent south of the Sahara Desert. Topics will include, but are not limited to: pre-colonial societies, slavery and colonialism, development issues, environmental problems, the geography of disease and health care, population, and current political geography issues. 


HIS 014 019 CD    History of Civilization A

                                                                           (2695)        D. Lea        MWF   11 -11:50      LY 108

                                                                           (2703)        D. Lea         MWF   10 -10:50      LY 106

                                                                           (2706)     J. Stanley      MWF   11 - 11:50     LY 106      

                                                                           (2718)     J. Stanley     MWF    1 - 1:50        LY 108

This course will examine the origins, development and interconnectedness of major world societies to ca. A.D. 1600, focusing on the evolution of Western Europe and its importance in shaping the modern world.


HIS 025 019  U.S. Formative Yrs & the Federal Republic        

                                                                         (3250)   M. Gambone     T TH   8 -9:20        LY 108

                                                                         (3251)   M. Gambone     T TH   9:30-10:50  LY 108

                                                                         (3253)    R. Reynolds     MWF   9 - 9:50       LY 108     

                                                                         (3252)    R. Reynolds     MWF 10 - 10:50     LY 108 

This is an introductory course in American History covering the period from the nation's colonial beginnings to its threatened destruction in the Civil War. The central part of the course deals with the development of American habits of thought, institutions and culture from 1607 - 1865. Focus is given to the development of slavery and the role of men and women from different ethnic groups in shaping the American experience.


ENG 119 CT     American Genre Film (3183)   Kilker   M   3 pm -5:50 pm   DF 114

A genre approach to film study designed to introduce the general student to basic concepts in film criticism, aesthetics and history.