Honors Program Current Courses

Honors Program Courses for Fall 2018

COM 101: Human Communication (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  TuTH 10:50am - 12:05pm     Dr. Dan O'Rourke

This course encompasses communication theory, interpersonal communication, small group communication and public speaking. Emphasis is placed on speaking, critical thinking, and listening skills. Attention is also paid to nonverbal communication. Meets Core credit for communications.

Dr. Dan O'Rourke

PHIL 205: Introduction to Philosophy (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 10:00am - 10:50am     Dr. William Vaughan

Examines formal and informal fallacies as well as deductive and non-deductive reasoning as they emerge from actual historical philosophical texts. Major themes will include fundamental questioning and the search for meaning and truth which have characterized philosophical thinking. Meets Core credit for math/logic.

Dr. William Vaughan

PSYC 218: Psychology of Adolescence (Three credit hours)

Section REHON: TTH 9:25am - 10:40am    Dr. Diane Bonfiglio

This course explores the nature of adolescent behavior. The physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development of adolescents are examined in the contexts of peers, family, schools, work, and culture/society, using the theoretical perspectives identity that will allow the adolescent to function effectively in adulthood. Meets Core credit for social sciences. 

Dr. Diane Bonfiglio

ENG 350: Contemporary American Studies (Three credit hours)

Section REHON: TTH 1:40pm - 2:55pm     Dr. Jayne Waterman

An examination of a particular topic of American literature, history, religion, and/or culture from contemporary life, this course considers a body of literature, generally published within the previous twenty years, about which historical conclusions are still largely unformed. Meets Core credit for humanities.

Dr. Jayne Waterman

ENG 101: English Composition I (Three credit hours)

Section REHON: TTH 12:15pm - 1:30pm     Dr. Maura Grady

This course stresses the development of effective grammatical and rhetorical form through the assignment of expository and argumentative writing projects. Students will learn to reflect on ideas and observations, to use writing as a tool to sharpen those ideas, to reflect on their own writing process, and to use and cite sources accurately. Meets Core credit for composition I.

Dr. Maura Grady

HON 310:  Honors Capstone Preparation Seminar (One credit hour):

TH 12:15pm - 1:05pm    Dr. Christopher Swanson

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.

Dr. Christopher Swanson

HON 390: Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar (Three credit hours):

TTH  9:25am - 10:40am    

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

A course devoted to various topics related to the Honors Program Mission of challenging the mind and participating in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue. Topics will be cross-disciplinary in nature, and the course may be team taught. Typically, the course will be tied to a study abroad opportunity in the spring semesters of odd-numbered years. May be repeated once with a different topic. Meets CCI credit when completing the course with the study away component and the corresponding CCI narrative. 

390 professors fall 2018