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Anthropology 597.05 H
Global Food Crisis
Barbara Piperata,
Call # 26602
T 2:30PM – 5:38PM
Smith Lab 402...
Engineering 191.01 H
Engineering Fundamentals and Laboratory 1
Call # 9121, 9125, 9129
M, T, W, R 7:30AM – 9:18AM
Room TBA...
English 367.01 H
American Experiences with Literacies
Harvey Graff,
Call # 9311
T, R 9:30AM – 10:18AM
English 591.01 H
Living Writers/Seminar in Creative Writing, Special Topics
Lee Kittredge Abbott,
Call # ...
audience. This course will study the rich and disparate fictions of this decade (by authors such as
Faulkner, Fitzgerald, ...
History 398 H
Introduction to Historical Thought
Stephen Dale,
Call # 11497
M, W 8:30AM – 10:18AM
Dulles Ha...
Psychology 331 H
Abnormal Psychology
Colby Srsic,
Call #22484
T, R 9:30AM – 11:18AM
Caldwell Lab 0133
5 Cr...
Pedrero, Lourdes Ortiz, Manuel Rivas, and Pedro Almodóvar. In addition to mid-term and final
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  1. 1. HONORS SCHEDULING FEATURED COURSES AUTUMN QUARTER 2010 Notes: Some courses may fulfill a requirement in your major or minor or may be used in your Honors contract – see your academic or Honors advisor Accounting 211 H Honors Introduction to Accounting Tzachi Zach, Call # 1046 M, W 8:30AM – 10:18AM Schoenbaum Hall 0310 F 8:30AM – 10:18 AM (Staff) Schoenbaum Hall 0320 Call # 1047 M, W 10:30AM – 12:18PM Schoenbaum Hall 0310 F 10:30AM – 12:18PM (Staff) Room TBA 5 Credit Hours This course is the first course in the accounting sequence. The course provides an overview of the financial accounting and reporting process. The primary focus will be on the analysis of economic events and their effect on the major financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows). The course will familiarize students with the format and contents of financial statements and will provide the students with the necessary rigor to be successful in future accounting courses. Prerequisites: Permission of Honors Accounting Director. Anthropology 201 H World Prehistory: An Anthropological Perspective Richard Yerkes, Call # 2266 T, R 11:30AM – 1:18PM Smith Lab 4012 5 Credit Hours In this course we survey human prehistory, starting with the first signs of human activity five million years ago in Africa, continuing through the evolution of hunting and gathering and food producing societies, and ending with the ancient civilizations that were established between 6000 and 3000 years before the present. The class will focus on the culture histories and life-ways of groups that lived on earth when important biological and cultural changes occurred. We will examine the innovations and transformations associated with the origin of farming and the rise of civilizations and states. We will review and debate the history of ideas about the human past, and consider how we came to be the way that we are today. Prerequisites: Must be in Honors. GEC International Issues non-western or Global Social Science Individuals and Groups.
  2. 2. Anthropology 597.05 H Global Food Crisis Barbara Piperata, Call # 26602 T 2:30PM – 5:38PM Smith Lab 4025 5 Credit Hours The Global Food Crisis continues to make headlines as one of the most critical challenges we face as a global community. What is the Global Food Crisis? What factors are contributing to it? Who are most impacted by it and why? How can a multi-disciplinary approach help us understand and address it? We will address all these questions and more in the new Honors Anthropology course. Satisfies GEC: Issues in the Contemporary World. Animal Sciences 200 H Introductory Animal Sciences Pasha Lyvers-Peffer, (Lec. and Rec.) Ann Ottobre, (Lab) Call #: Lec – 23535 Lab – 23536 Rec – 24492 Lec. M, T, R, F 3:00PM - 3:48PM, Lab W 3:00PM – 4:48PM, Rec. F 4:00PM – 4:48PM, Animal Science Bldg. 0210 (Lec. and Rec.) Plumb Hall 0107 (Lab) 5 Credit Hours This course explores the roles, current organization, history, and characteristics of the animal industries in the world. Fulfills two-course sequence requirement in Natural Sciences as part of a biological sequence for students pursuing a BA degree. Prerequisites: Enrolled in honors or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for ANIMSCI 200. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology 503.01 H Introduction to Ecology Maria Miriti, Call # 20336 T, R 10:30AM - 12:18PM, Jennings Hall 136 5 Credit Hours This course covers the breadth of the ecological studies ranging from the distribution and abundance of species, population dynamics, community ecology, and ecosystem dynamics. Presentations include basic and applied perspectives to understanding and managing natural systems. Topics are introduced using lectures, but the course includes many student led activities including presentation of current ecological literature, in-class student participatory activities, out- of-class computer simulations, and student-led lectures. Prerequisites: Math 151 and 10 cr hrs in biological sciences. Not open to students with credit for 413.01 or H413.01.
  3. 3. Engineering 191.01 H Engineering Fundamentals and Laboratory 1 Call # 9121, 9125, 9129 M, T, W, R 7:30AM – 9:18AM Room TBA Call # 9122, 9126, 9130 M, T, W, R 9:30AM – 11:18AM Room TBA Call # 9123, 9127, 9131 M, T, W, R 1:30PM – 3:18PM Room TBA Call # 9124, 9128, 9132 M, T, W, R 3:30PM – 5:18PM Room TBA 4 Credit Hours Introduction to 3-dimensional visualization and presentation by sketching and CAD, engineering problem solving, spreadsheet use, experimental design, data analysis, lab experience and reporting. Prerequisites: Math 151 or higher, available to students designated Honors or by permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 181. First of a three course sequence. May also be applied to the Engineering minor. English 110.01 H Honors First-Year English Composition Carolyn Skinner, Call # 21163 M, W 10.00AM – 12:00PM 5 Credit Hours Study and practice of effective composing strategies, including these appropriate to academic writing, writing for the public and visual composition. In this class, we will also look at the how the definitions and purposes for writing vary over time and from context to context. Class readings, group discussions, and writing assignments will help students understand their own writing processes and understand the role of writing in college and society. This course fulfills the GEC for Writing and Related Skills, and is a First Writing Course. Prerequisites: Honors standing. English 201 H Selected Works of British Literature: Medieval through 1800 Lisa Kiser, Call #23094 M, W 1:30PM – 3:18PM Denney Hall 0265 5 Credit Hours In this course, students will become familiar with some of the most important works in the English literary tradition from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. We will examine the ways in which these works reflect their literary and historical contexts but we will also try to clarify the reasons for their continuing appeal. Readings/Texts: Beowulf, several of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, selections from Spenser's The Faerie Queene and from Milton's Paradise Lost, some lyrics by Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell and others, a Restoration drama, and short works by Pope, Swift, and Johnson. Assignments/Requirements: 2 exams (a midterm and a take-home final); a 5-7 pp seminar paper; weekly reading responses; and class participation. Prerequisites: Any version of English 110 or 111, Student must be enrolled in an honors program. GEC Literature or International Issues Western, non-US.
  4. 4. English 367.01 H American Experiences with Literacies Harvey Graff, Call # 9311 T, R 9:30AM – 10:18AM Denney Hall 0265 5 Credit Hours A course in reading and writing about reading and writing, conceived broadly to include oral, visual, and collective thinking, understanding, and expression – in other words, literacy’s. This course is the second of two composition courses that the University requires. GEC Goals/Rationale Writing courses across disciplines develop students’ skills in writing, reading, critical thinking, and oral expression. It also fulfills the University’s diversity requirement, meaning that the course furnishes students with a view of the multi- faceted cultures that comprise the “American experience(s).” Honors program or by permission of instructor, credit for 110 through regular course enrollment and sophomore standing; or EM credit for 110. Not open to students with credit for 210, 267, H267, 301, 302, 303, 304, or 305. Only one English 367 decimal subdivision may be taken for credit. GEC second writing and social diversity course. English 590.01 H Honors Seminar in Medieval English Literature Christopher Jones, Call # 9347 M, W, 1:30PM – 3:18PM, Denney Hall 207 5 Credit Hours The goal of this honors seminar is to help students acquire an appreciation for the depth and diversity of literature written in England during the Middle Ages (c. 700-1450). We will cover works including Beowulf, Sir Gawain, the Green Knight, selections from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Old English Elegies, The Owl and the Nightingale, the Middle English Breton Lays, and the writings of religious current critical and historical debates that are changing our perception of the medieval past. Students will write short response papers almost weekly and a long final research paper, accompanied by an oral presentation. Prerequisites: CPHR of 3.00 or better, with a 3.50 or better in English, and permission of dept. English 590.03 H Honors Seminar in 18th Century Literature Roxann Wheeler, Call # 25476 T, R 11:30AM – 1:18PM Denney Hall 0207 5 Credit Hours This course explores the three major literary genres of the eighteenth century, drama, poetry, and the novel, to investigate the fascinating shift from an aristocratic-oriented society that valued wit and laughed at sexual prowess in men and women, especially in drama and poetry through the 1740s, to a middle- class oriented culture that prized sympathy and sexual modesty, particularly for women, in the new genre of the novel. Both of these trends shape the emergence of a radical culture invested in the way that literature could promote social change in the 1790s. Likely Texts: Wycherly, The Country Wife; Centilivre, A Bold Stroke for a Wife; Pope, "Rape of the Lock" and "Essay on Criticism;" Gray, "Elegy in a Courtyard" and "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat;" Haywood, Fantomina; McKenzie, Man of Feeling; Burney, Evelina Hays, Victim of Prejudice. Likely Assignments: Two short papers: explication of a poem, standard literary analysis, brief presentation on critical debate, research paper. Prerequisites: CPHR of 3.00 or better, with a 3.50 or better in English, and permission of dept.
  5. 5. English 591.01 H Living Writers/Seminar in Creative Writing, Special Topics Lee Kittredge Abbott, Call # 25478 M, W 11:30AM – 1:18PM Denney Hall 0368 5 Credit Hours This is a course in living writers. For the first session of any week, we will discuss a novel, a collection of stories, a book of poetry, or a memoir. For the second session, the writer of the work will appear in class to answers our questions, critical and artistic. Prerequisites: English 265, 266, or 268; or by permission of the instructor. Must be in Honors. English 597.04 H Interdisciplinary Approaches to Narrative in the Contemporary World Frederick Aldama, Call # 25497 T, R 9:30AM – 11:18AM Denney Hall 0245 5 Credit Hours In this seminar we examine the role played by emotions in the making and engaging of narrative fiction. Such recent findings in cognitive development and neurobiology will allow us to state in arguably more solid terms the old problem of the difference between real-life emotions and fiction-elicited emotions. For instance, we will look at how the growing from birth of our innate causal, counterfactual, and probabilistic mechanisms that allow children to explore and know their world -- and themselves -- can also lead to the creating of imaginary worlds and friends and later as adults in the making of and consuming of novels, films, TV. shows and graphic novels. Such research will allow us to understand how both kinds of emotion-signals or emotion-information follow the same neurologic circuits from the brain's emotional system to its cognition system and then diverge in their effects when the latter determines what kind of response is warranted: to act or react when the information is identified as pertaining to real life and to stop or not initiate action when the information is identified as pertaining to make-believe or fiction. Our capacity for fiction-elicited emotions is a key ingredient in both our engagement and creation of verbal, aural, and visual art. We will test -- and elaborate upon -- these points in our analysis of examples of contemporary Latin American short fiction, Chris Nolan's film Memento, the TV. show Heroes, and the graphic novel In My Darkest Hour. We will read Alison Gopnik's Philosophical Baby as well as reader- friendly neuroscience and cognitive development research articles. Prerequisites: Jr or Sr standing; enrollment in an Honors program. GEC contemporary world issues. English 598 H Jared Gardner, Call # 25483 T, R 1:30 – 3:18PM Denney Hall 245 5 Credit Hours The 1930s was a decade marked both by intense idealism and by the grim realities exposed by Depression and War; this same paradox might be said to define the literature, film, and popular culture of this decade. As American novel seemed to be seeking to reinvent itself amidst new challenges, including the proliferation of newer mass entertainments, Hollywood faces its first major downturn amidst rising calls for government censorship. Meanwhile, newer forms, such as the emerging comic book and radio, are in the process of defining themselves, their narrative conventions, and their relationship to their
  6. 6. audience. This course will study the rich and disparate fictions of this decade (by authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, West, Wright, and Dos Passos), which considered the possibilities and responsibilities of literature after modernism. We will study films from the gangster and horror cycles at the start of the decade to the lush fantasies at the end of the decade. And we will listen to radio serials, read pulp magazines and comic strips, tap our feet to the music, and try and recover through our archival research what the daily rhythms of American popular culture were like during the darkest years of the Great Depression. Response papers, a longer research paper, and active participation required of all seminar members. Hebrew 241 H The Culture of Contemporary Israel Adena Tanenbaum, Call # 11409 M, W 12:30PM – 2:18PM Central Classroom Building 0211 5 Credit Hours The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with contemporary Israeli culture in all of its diversity. Since the founding of the State in 1948, Israeli society has faced a series of dramatic challenges and has undergone tremendous changes. This course will survey the major social, cultural, religious and political trends in Israel, with special emphasis on the post-1967 period. We will explore developments in music, dance, poetry, and archaeology; responses to founding ideals and ideologies; the impact of the Arab- Israeli conflict; efforts to absorb new waves of immigration and to deal with questions of ethnicity; and the roles of religion and secularism in Israeli society. By the end of the course, students should have an insight into the complexity of Israeli society and the richness of Israeli culture, as well as an understanding of Israel’s role in Jewish life, the Middle East, and the world at large. GEC cultures and ideas. History 152 H American Civilization since 1877 Richard Ugland, Call # 23305 T, R 9:30AM-11:18AM PAES Bldg. A0103 5 Credit Hours The principal goals of this course are to promote understanding of the major events, issues, and developments in the United States since 1877, and to equip and encourage students to analyze historical issues and to think critically about works of history. In order to make sense of the wealth of evidence left behind by Americans in the last century or so, we will focus on the following themes: race relations; the struggles for opportunity of various cultural groups within American society; the development of American capitalism and consumer culture; the apparent cycle of reform and conservatism in national political life; and the evolution of the United States as a world economic and military power. Students will exercise their faculties as historians by analyzing primary sources of evidence and communicating ideas and knowledge in writing and in class discussion. This course meets a GEC requirement for Historical Study and has a prerequisite of English 110 or equivalent.
  7. 7. History 398 H Introduction to Historical Thought Stephen Dale, Call # 11497 M, W 8:30AM – 10:18AM Dulles Hall 0168 5 Credit Hours This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary historical methodology. More particularly, it is intended to give students intellectual tools or methods to analyze historical sources and also to give them practice in utilizing these skills. More generally, the course is intended to contribute to the Liberal Arts curriculum by instilling habits of critical analysis that students can apply to all types of oral, written, and visual sources – including advertising, political spin and other such manipulative nonsense they encounter in their daily lives. Prerequisites: Honors student. Political Science 596.01 H Honors Seminar in Political Science Paul Beck, Call # 25184 T, R 3:30PM – 5:18PM Derby Hall 49 5 Credit Hours This course focuses on the 2010 midterm-elections in the United States – the contests both for Congress (and state legislature) in every state and for cabinet offices in many states. Readings from the well- developed scholarly literature as well as informed commentary on mid-term elections will be studied for how they might apply to these 2010 contests Current data on voting patterns, campaign finance, party activities, etc., also will be examined. Seminar discussions primarily will revolve around these readings and data. Each student in the class also will be asked to select a particular contest for intensive study and then to write a research paper on the nature of that contest, including explanations for its final result. Results from these intensive “case studies,” both before and after the November election, will be presented and discussed in class. Will fulfill major/minor requirement for American politics. Political Science 596.03 H Terrorism in the United States John Mueller, Call # 25185 T 3:30PM – 6:18PM Macquigg Lab 0161 5 Credit Hours The seminar will seek to assess the capacities, motives, and intent of people who have been arrested for planning terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11. Using books, reportage, and, in particular, court documents, it will detail each case, something that has not been done systematically to date. This body of information will then be compared to the literature about terrorism more generally and it will also be used to assess the degree to which terrorism presents a threat. Individual students, or small groups of them, will be assigned individual cases to research and report on. There will be no exams and the grade will be derived from class participation and written reports. Prerequisites: Honors student.
  8. 8. Psychology 331 H Abnormal Psychology Colby Srsic, Call #22484 T, R 9:30AM – 11:18AM Caldwell Lab 0133 5 Credit Hours This course examines the many aspects of “abnormal” behavior. Students will learn how therapists and researchers describe, define, understand, and assess abnormal behavior. Major models used to understand and treat mental disorders will be studied. Also, the specific techniques mental health workers use to treat mental disorders will be reviewed. Students will leave the course with specific information about the most common mental disorders studied by psychologists. Prerequisites: 100 and 3.2 CPHR, or permission of instructor. Also, must be an honors student. Spanish 450 H Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture: Reading Texts Stephen Summerhill, Call # 19256 M, W 9:30AM – 11:18AM Hagerty Hall 0062 Staff Call # 23964 M, W 1:30PM – 3:18PM Hagerty Hall 0259 4 Credit Hours This course is an introduction to methods for analyzing literary and cultural texts from Spain and Latin America. Concentrating on the main traditional genres as well as on cinema, we study ways to develop a better understanding of how texts work, and we apply what we learn to examples from different historical periods and countries. We also read a selection of theoretical articles intended to raise deeper questions about authors, reading, and cultural discourse. By the end of the course, students will be able to pursue their own independent reading of Hispanic texts in a much more accomplished manner, and they will also possess the groundwork for more advanced courses in literature, film and culture. There will be two short papers plus midterm and final examinations. The class is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 401 or 401H and 403 or 403H and 3.4 CPHR and UHS affiliation. Spanish 552 H Modern Spanish Literature Stephen Summerhill, Call # 25158 M, W 1:30PM – 3:18PM Hagerty Hall 0046 5 Credit Hours This course provides an introduction to the history of Spain in the last century as well as some of the most important authors and works in Spanish literature in that period. Texts to be studied include Doña Perfecta (1874) by Benito Pérez Galdós; Niebla (1914) by Miguel de Unamuno; selected poetry by Antonio Machado and Federico García Lorca; theatre such as Bodas de sangre (1932) by García Lorca and El tragaluz (1966) by Antonio Buero Vallejo; and a selection of recent short stories, plays and films that deal with issues of contemporary Spain by authors and directors such as Juan José Millás, Paloma
  9. 9. Pedrero, Lourdes Ortiz, Manuel Rivas, and Pedro Almodóvar. In addition to mid-term and final examinations, students in the course will make an oral presentation on an assigned topic related to the course texts, and they will undertake a substantial research project to be determined in consultation with the professor. Prerequisite: Spanish 450. Optional course in Spanish major. Theatre 100H Introduction to Theatre Joy Harriman Reilly, Call # 19739 M, W 1:30PM – 3:18PM Drake Center 2068 Call # 24501 T, R 9:30AM – 11:18AM Drake Center 2068 5 Credit Hours After introducing you to an understanding of the nature and conventions of today’s theatre, and the process of producing a play. this seminar will focus on Comedy, great comic writers, comedy improv and comic technique. You will get an opportunity to read, research, perform and write some comedy. This class fill the GEC visual and performing Arts requirement, the social diversity in the USA and the analysis of texts and works of art in the arts and humanities, and the pre-requisites for a major or minor in theatre.