Honors Program Spring Courses

Spring 2021

BIO 107 PLANTS AND CIVILIZATION (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON MW 9:00-10:00am, W 3:00-4:50 lab   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 lecturediscussion 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.

Soren Brauner


Section: REHON  TTH 1:40-2:55PM (ONLINE) Dr. Allyson Drinkard

The course will examine the interaction between the dominant and minority cultures particularly within the United States. Students will be introduced to a transnational perspective; exploring groups who have immigrated to the United States, but share a set of cultural values shaped by their homeland, especially in the areas of human interaction, social expectations, economics, religious and political movements. The concept of culture will be discussed in terms of both the majority culture, which provides the social framework that encourages assimilation and fusion, and the minority sub-culture that strives and struggles to maintain a sense of identity. The consequences of living in a multi-ethnic, multi- faith, and multi-cultural society will also be studied. Meets Core credit for social sciences.

Allyson Drinkard

ENG 365 GREEK LITERATURE (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON  MWF 2:00-2:50PM  Dr. Russell Weaver

This course will address the question of the Greek view of men and women in relation both to each other and to the gods as revealed in literature. Meets Core credit for humanities.


REL 106 EXPLORING THE BIBLE (3 credit hours)

Section: REHON TTH 9:25-10:40AM Dr. David Aune

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. David Aune

HON 310 Honors Capstone Preparation (One credit hour)

Section: REHON TBD 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:TBD

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.