Courses Offered Fall 2012
HON 121 Perspectives and Understanding
Professor David Craig
3 cr. 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. For fall 2012, the course will focus on two themes initiation (i.e. the process by which individuals find out who they are and what their world is) and love. This course will serve as an introduction to Honors and will be required for University Honors students.
COMT 130-010 Introduction to Public Speaking
Professor Melinda Tilton
3 cr. 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.
PSYX 100-004 Introduction to Psychology
Professor Brent Finger
3 cr. Presents an overview of the psychological functioning of the individual, including such topics as the biological bases of behavior, learning, cognition, motivation, developmental and social processes, psychological disorders and their treatment.
EDU 105-002 HON: Education and Democracy
Professor James Nowlin
3 cr. 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.
HHP 101 HON: Health Sciences
Professor Russell Lord
3 cr. Covers contemporary health issues and explores individual and community based solutions. Content areas to include: medical self-care, culture and health behavior, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental and emotional health, consumer health, nutrition, physical fitness, environmental health, human sexuality, chronic degenerative and communicable diseases, aging, violence and personal safety, health care, and death and dying.
HON 492 SM: Urban Ecology/ Field Study
Professor Walter Gulick
3 cr. The aim of the course is to explore the nature of healthy and sustainable communities by examining the economic and political forces shaping their built environment, the natural factors influencing the best fit of communities in to their environments, and design features that best accommodate human needs. Billings will be taken as the primary locus of exploration, but other local communities and the Denver area will also be studied. A systemic, ecological approach to communities will be emphasized throughout the course
HON 290 Internships (1-3 credits)
HON 291 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
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 710, or contact David Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.