Honors Program Spring Courses

Spring 2023

BIO 107 Plants and Civilization (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON MW 9-9:50 a.m. and W 3-4:50 p.m., Dr. Soren Brauner

An examination from a global perspective of the role that plants have played in the history of civilization, with consideration of the biology and chemistry of plants, their availability in different parts of the world, and their uses for food, fiber, beverages, and medicine. Current issues in agriculture and plant biotechnology are also considered. Two lecture- discussion periods and one two-hour laboratory per week. This course does not count toward the biology major or minor. Meets Core credit for natural sciences.

ENG 203 American Literature (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON MWF 1 p.m. Dr. Russell Weaver

This course focuses on a specific problem or question in American society from the colonial period to the present. Possible areas of focus might include race and slavery; nature and the environment; freedom, democracy, and the individual; immigration and nativism; gender in America; or America at war. Meets Core credit for humanities.

PHIL 220 Practical Thinking (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON MWF 2 p.m. Dr. Louis Mancha

Examines formal and informal fallacies, symbolic translation, and deductive and non-deductive reasoning as they emerge in everyday practical contexts. The student will learn the basics of argument, master the notions of validity and soundness, and perform some real world proofs to enable him to defend against the persuasive tools used against him daily. Meets Core credit for math/logic.

ECON 233 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON TTH 1:40-2:55 p.m. Dr. Mark Nadler

An examination of the determinants of national income, employment and the price level in the private enterprise system, including analysis of consumption and saving, private investment, government fiscal policy, business fluctuations, and the interaction between money and national income. International economic relations are also emphasized. Meets Core credit for social sciences.

HON 390 Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credit hours)

HON 390 is required for all students planning to go on the British Isles trip, and students not going on the trip should plan to take HON 390 in a subsequent semester; part of the academic credit in Spring 2023 is tied to the trip. One section will be offered on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., and another will be offered at an alternate time depending on trip enrollment and student schedules. (Monday 6:30-9 p.m. will be the standard time for HON 390 in future semesters.)

HON 310 Honors Capstone Preparation (One credit hour)

Section: REHON  M 5-5:50PM   Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in Honors Program; at least junior status or with permission from the Honors Program Director

The process of preparing a Capstone Project, including selecting a topic, choosing mentors, preparing a bibliography, constructing a written prospectus and outlining a timetable for completing the Capstone Project. This course is required for all juniors who plan to complete an Honors Capstone Project their senior year. This course may be taken by conference if there is a scheduling conflict. Graded S/U.