Spring 2017 Honors Courses

ENGL 111-H01 Honors Composition II – 3 Credit Hours

Professor Julie Barbour

This course prepares students for the complex demands of academic literacy and research. These require students to be able to critically observe personal and public knowledge; ask questions of reading and research; formulate hypotheses; design and conduct research projects, both in the library and in the field; and identify further avenues of inquiry. To help students develop these abilities, the course also teaches students the basic skills of analysis, interpretation, critical thinking and documentation. Required course work included completion of an extended research project. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in ENGL110.

Dr. Barbour

COMM 101-H01 Honors Fundamentals of Communication – 3 Credit Hours

Dr. Balfantz

A study of communication theory as it relates to the oral sender and receiver in interpersonal, dyadic, small group, and public speaking situations. Application will be in perceptual analysis, dyadic encounters, small group problem-solving and discussion, and public speaking situations.

HONR 302- 001 Psychology in Film and Memoir – 3 Credit Hours

Dr. H. Russell Searight

Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM

This Honors Seminar will examine how abnormal psychology and treatment is portrayed in film and personal memoir. Psychotherapy and family dynamics will also be covered through various films and memoirs. The goal of this course is to address the “human” dimension of psychology, an area that is often overlooked. Films and memoirs are used by various professions to improve their methods, so the skills learned in this course will have real-world applicability.

Dr. Searight

HONR 101-001 From Farms to your Plate: Making the US Food System Better for All Concerned – 2 Credit Hours

Dr. Gregory Zimmerman

Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This Honors Seminar will examine the challenges faced by the US food system, the emerging alternatives, and how each of us can help to improve the good system to make it better for everyone. We all have a role to play in helping make the US food system more environmentally responsible, healthier, and more just for all concerned. Since food system work crosses through just about every discipline from natural and social sciences to business and economics to arts and humanities, and is personally relevant to all, it should make a suitable Honors Seminar for a wide range of students.

Dr. Zimmerman