Honors Program Fall Courses

Fall 2020

ART 150 ART AND IDEAS (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON MWF 1:00-1:50PM   Dr. Wendy Schaller

A combined visual and thematic introduction to Western art. The form and content of painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphics will be studied through a series of themes and purposes. Students will investigate the interplay of form and meaning of art objects from multiple eras through such themes as death and the macabre, entertainment, power and politics, religious beliefs, and landscape and the environment. The course introduces many of the issues associated with the visual arts including iconoclasm, restoration, aesthetic quarrels, and questions of cultural property. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Wendy Schaller

COM 101 HUMAN COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON  MWF 10:00-10:50AM  Dr. Cory Hillman

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.

Cory Hillman


Section: REHON  MW 2:00-3:15PM 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.

Paul Holmes


Section: REHON  TTH 10:50AM-12:05PM  Dr. Cara Rogers

An examination of the creation and development of a distinctively American civilization, from its origins through the Civil War (to 1865). Meets Core credit for historical reasoning.

Cara Rogers


Section: REHON TTH 1:40:-2:55PM 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

HON 310 Honors Capstone Preparation (One credit hour)

Section: REHON F 2:00-2:50PM 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.


HON 390 Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON   M: 6:30-9:00PM   Instructors: Dr. Kimberly Stanislo, Sr. William Vaughan, & Dr. Paul Hyman

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Honors Program; at least sophomore status.

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.

Dr. Kimberly Stanislo, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Topic: "Social Determinants of Health"

Dr. William Vaughan, Professor of Philosophy
Topic: Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy
Text: Any translation of the text will work; the Kaufman translation is the

Dr. Paul Hyman, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of
Biology/Toxicology Topic: Topic: Zoonotic Spillovers - Why are Animal Diseases
Dangerous to Us?
Text: David Quammenâ??s Spillover