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Honors Program Courses

Honors Course Listing for Fall 2014

The courses listed below are what was offered by the University Honors Program for the 2014 Fall semester. (This is here to give you an idea of what one semesters' offerings are like.)

All honors courses must be added to your schedule through the Honors Program Office at Honors Hall. 

NOTE:  a DUAL course is a class combined with Honor students and Traditional students. 

COM 010 019     Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3132)    A. Mitnick  TTH   12:00-1:20        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.

GEG 020 019         Elements of Cultural Geography (2839)       S. Schnell        T TH   9:30 - 10:50    BH 105           
 A study of the interaction of man and his environment and the influences of geographical factors on human culture. Population, settlement, economic activity, social and political organization will be considered.

ENG 025 019         Honors Composition (3086)              L. Cullum        T TH   9:30 -10:50     LY 228           
ENG 025 029        Honors Composition (3087)               K. Mahoney    T TH   12 - 1:20        RL 100C
 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  029             Intro to Biology Lab  (2534)              C. Habeck              TH 12 -1:50             BH 230     
Students must register for BIO 010 020 (2523) lecture on M W 2-2:50 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 (2836)     J. Lizza           T TH 12 - 1:20              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.
 
SOC 10 019 CD        Principles of Sociology (2740)           J. Crockett      T TH 1:30 - 2:50        DF 210
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 205 019           Costume Crafts (3502)              J. Forte               M W    3 -4:20  pm           HH 3G
This course focuses on the creative design process and the practical application of skills needed in the development and execution of costume crafts. Emphasis will be placed on an historical survey of clothing, corset-making and costume embellishment techniques.    Remember, this course will fulfill (in the gen ed section) II. University Distribution, part D.

The section below are DUAL enrollment courses that include Honor students and Traditional students 

CDE 130 019 CP/VL  Typography (3415)          K. 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.
 
HIS 025 019    U.S. Formative Yrs & the Federal Republic (3403)  A. Arnold        T TH   9:30-10:50      AF 202 
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.

FIN 375 019 CTWI    Applied Investment Management (3470)     J. Walker      T TH   4:30-5:50 pm    DF 207 
A small group of students, guided by a faculty member, manage a portfolio of debt and equity securities with the goal of providing an above average, risk-adjusted return. The students apply financial analysis techniques learned in this and other Finance courses to the management of a six-figure portfolio.  Funding for the portfolio has been provided by the Kutztown University Foundation. Additionally, the course includes an overview of the value investing philosophy and analysis techniques of Benjamin Graham. May be repeated once.