Honors Program Current Courses

Honors Program Courses for Fall 2017

COM 101: Human Communication (Three credit hours)

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

Dr. Dan O'Rourke

REL 109: Exploring Christian Ethics (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm     Dr. Craig Hovey

An introductory exploration of principles, movements and topics of Christian theological ethics. This course guides students through complex questions of moral reasoning and some of the Biblical, historical and theological resources used to address them. Topics may include immigration, homosexuality and same-sex marriage, forgiveness and reconciliation, justice, war, and abortion. College level writing skills are required. Meets Core credit for Religion.

Dr. Craig Hovey

MATH 208: Elementary Statistics (Three credit hours)

Section REHON: TTH 9:25am - 10:40am     Dr. Gordon Swain

An introductory course designed to meet the needs of students in biology, business, economics, education, nursing, psychology, and sociology. Sample and theoretical frequency distributions, data disperson and central tendency, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and analysis of variance are topics studied. Meets Core credit for Math/Logic.

Dr. Gordon Swain

ECON 232: Principles of Microeconomics (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  TTH 1:40pm - 2:55pm     Dr. Paul Holmes

Analysis of the pricing processes in a private enterprise economy under varying competitive conditions, their role in the allocation of resources and the functional distribution of national income. Special emphasis is given to theoretical analysis as applied to business problems. Meets Core credit for Social Sciences.

Dr. Paul Holmes

CHEM 251: Molecular Architecture (Three credit hours)

Section REHON:  MWF 11:00am - 11:50am     Dr. Nicholas Johnson

The vibrant world of chemistry is explored by seeking answers to three specific questions: 1) What is a molecule? 2) How are molecules constructed? 3) How are molecules characterized? Answers to these questions are sought by an in-depth investigation of organic molecules that are either encountered in daily life or are, in part, critical for sustaining life. Consequently, students are introduced to the logical processes of scientific reasoning and investigation and invited to contemplate the impact of chemistry upon society. Meets Core credit for Natural Sciences.

Dr. Nicholas Johnson

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):

TBD    Team taught in 4 sections

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.