Honors Program Current Courses

Honors Program Courses for Spring 2016

COM 101: Human Communication (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm     Dr. Dan O'Rourke


Section REHN2: TTH 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, listening skills. Attention is also paid to nonverbal communication. Meets Core credit for Communications. 

Dr. Dan O'Rourke

REL 106: Exploring the Bible (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 9:00am - 9:50am     Dr. Peter Slade

An introductory study in which students gain an overview of the Bible, engage in literary analysis of Biblical texts and explore the Bible's contemporary relevance. College-level writing skills are required. Meets Core credit for Religion.

Dr. Peter Slade

PHIL 205: Introduction to Philosophy (Three credit hours)

Section REHON: TTH 9:25am - 10:40am     Dr. Louis Mancha

Examines formal and informal fallacies as well as deductive and nondeductive 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. Louis Mancha

ENG 316: Postcolonial Literature (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 11:00am - 11:50am     Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Prerequisite: ENG 102

This course focuses on literatures shaped by colonialism and imperialism. This course emphasizes in-depth study of colonial and postcolonial literature supported by an understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political contexts of that literature. Meets Core credit for Humanities and GPS-Border Crossings.

Dr. Sharleen Mondal

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

Th 3:05pm - 3:55pm    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):

MW 3:00pm - 4:15pm    Team taught in 4 sections

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

This course is 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. HON 390 may be repeated once with a different topic. The instructor for each section of the course will decide the most appropriate way to introduce and present their selected topic to the students depending upon its complexity and length, including how often and when the course should meet to discuss the topic during their 4 weeks.