Fall 2020 Courses

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  Monday Wednesday Friday
8:40 - 10:10      
9:20 - 10:20 College Writing I

College Writing I

College Writing I

  Chemistry 141 Chemistry 141 Chemistry 141
12:50 - 2:20      
2:00 - 3:00 People and Politics People and Politics People and Politics
2:00 - 3:30 Rise of Artificial Intelligence Rise of Artificial Intelligence  
4:30 - 7:30      
  Tuesday Thursday  
8:40 - 10:10 Historian as Detective Historian as Detective  
12:10 - 1:40 Perspectives Perspectives  

Honors General Education Courses

HONR 194 Honors Inquiry and Research, 3 cr., Professor Susan Gilbertz (Information Literacy Credit*)
Tuesday / Thursday 12:10 – 1:40

Focuses on the Yellowstone River Valley in order to develop critical inquiry and thinking skills and to introduce the research process.  The course culminates with place-based projects.

ARTZ 105-002 Visual Language Drawing, 3 cr., Professor Jodi Lightner (Fine Arts Credit*)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 - 4:15

Introduces the beginning student to the basic fundamentals of drawing including line, form, value, composition, and linear perspective. Instruction will include drawing of various subjects and many include the nude figure.

CHMY 141 College Chemistry, 3 cr., Professor Matt Queen (Physical Science Credit*)
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:20 – 10:20

Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, including elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical equations, stoichiometry, solution concentrations, gas laws, heat and energy, quantum theory, and chemical bonding. Primarily intended for science majors/minors, pre-engineering, and Allied Health students.

CHMY 145 College Chemistry Recitation, 1 cr., Professor Matt Queen (Physical Science Credit*)

Students will use their newly acquired chemistry skill sets to solve multi-faceted chemical problems in small group settings. Students can ask questions about lecture material or homework assignments and receive more individual attention.

HSTA 200 Historian as Detective, 3 cr., Professor Emily Arendt (History Credit*)
Tuesday / Thursday 8:40 – 10:10

Examines the basic research methods of History.  Includes basic research writing and information gathering skills appropriate to History.  Students will be instructed in the use of the Turbian/Chicago Manual of Style system of documentation.  The course also prepares students to delve more deeply into the discipline of History by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in more advanced study through upper division courses in the History program.

WRIT 101 HON: College Writing I, 3 cr., Professor Bernard Quetchenbach (English Credit*)
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:20 – 10:20

Provides instruction in writing competencies expected of college students.  Pays special attention to writing as a problem-solving process, patterns of organization in personal and informative writing, and logical thinking and style in argumentative/persuasive writing.

Honr Seminars and Special Topics

HONR 294 Artificial Intelligence, 3 cr., Professor Austin Bennett
Monday / Wednesday 2:00 – 3:30

Uses literary studies, rhetoric, and ethics to examine how fiction has impacted our collective understanding of artificial intelligence (A.I.). We will explore its various forms—including stories, novels, plays, and film—as a place to wrestle with future ethical concerns. Further, we will consider fiction’s imaginative limits when compared with current and predictive advancements in A.I.

HONR 494 People and Politics, 3 cr., Professor Ana Diaz
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 2:00 – 3:00

Examines a number of the main figures, texts, and ideas in the history of Western political thought and considers how the state is formed, what justifies it, and who should rule.

HONR 494 Contemporary Fiction: Creativity & Context 3 cr., Mark Spragg and Professor David Craig
Wednesday 4:30 – 7:30

Features guest-writer-in-residence Mark Spragg who will share his just completed novel Beautiful When It’s Mine as a way of exploring contemporary fiction from initial inspiration through publication.                           

HONR 290/490 Internships (1-6 credits)

Provides an opportunity for students to engage in field experience not offered in other courses.  Contains a research component to be developed in conjunction with supervising faculty member. The class will explore such questions can the state ever justly take a citizen’s money without their consent or order its citizens to leave home and fight its wars. In order to explore such issues, the class will use a game based upon the creation of the Athenian democracy.

HONR 298/498 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Provides an opportunity to receive credit for individualized or special experimental learning opportunities (including a senior thesis) at an upper-division level and to count up to 3 credits towards the University Honors Program’s 21-credit requirement for Honors Scholar designation.

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