Courses Offered Fall 2011
COMT 130.10 Hon: Public Speaking (3 credits)
Melinda Tilton, TR 10:30-12:00
Develops the student's speaking abilities. Students acquire an understanding of basic rhetorical theory and its application in a variety of speech situations. Listening, speaking and critiquing abilities are emphasized. This course addresses the following topics: speech preparation and delivery, forming and fielding questions, audience analysis, listening skills, critiquing and speaker anxiety.
EDU 105.2 Hon: Education and Democracy (3 credits)
Anton Hecimovic, MWF 8:10-9:10
Explores what it means to be an educated person in a democratic society. Although schooling is generally the primary formal means whereby societies educate citizens, this course focuses on education broadly to examine a) the ways people create and share knowledge, b) society’s responsibilities to provide the rich and varied opportunities needed by all citizens who would be educated, c) the consequences of disenfranchising anyone from those opportunities, and d) the critical link between democratic society and education.
HON 121.01 Hon: Perspectives and Understanding (3 credits)
TBA, TR 12:10-1:40
Explores classic and contemporary works of literature, art, and philosophy with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts in order to develop critical and multi-disciplinary analytical skills. This course will serve as an introduction to Honors and will be required for university honors students.
PLCI 230.1 Hon: International Relations (3 credits)
Craig Wilson, MWF 11:40-12:40
Considers the nature of relations among nations, various dimensions of international politics and the nature of political challenges occasioned by the changing milieu in which international affairs are conducted.
HON 290 or 490 Internships (1-3 credits)
HON 291 or 491 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Hon 292-001 Technology and Society (3 credits)
Walt Gulick, MWF 11:40-12:40
This class will explore how our world is shaped by technology and how changing technology impacts our lives from an economic, sociological, philosophical, and environmental standpoint. This course will feature local field trips as well as classroom presentations and discussions, exploring how technological changes influence operations in a variety of establishments.
HON 292-002 Hon Logic (1 credit)
Ana Diaz, T/Th 4:00-5:00 (7 week course)
The class seeks to answer questions about language and its usage in formal and informal conversation, focusing on argumentation, with the goal of seeing logic as a human enterprise aimed at achieving clarity and good reasoning through formal language. Readings will include Lewis Carroll, excerpts from Candide, and short selections on philosophy of language.
HON 292/492 (1 credit) Students, if you have an idea for a 1-credit seminar, or if a group of students can agree on an academically rigorous, creative topic they would like to pursue in a 1-credit seminar, it’s likely we can make it work. Be proactive, and communicate with Tami to see what’s possible. firstname.lastname@example.org.
By special arrangement students may negotiate an Honors Contract with a professor. This contract will suffice to make a regular class fulfill an honors requirement through advanced work as specified by the contract. Requires the Director’s approval.
If you are interested in taking other courses for Honors credits, please stop by the Honors office, LA 700, or contact Tami Haaland at email@example.com.