Fall 2021 Courses

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  Monday Wednesday Friday
9:20 - 10:20 College Chemistry College Chemistry College Chemistry
12:50 - 1:50  People & Politics People & Politics People & Politics
2:00 - 3:30 Perspectives & Understanding Perspectives & Understanding  
  Tuesday Thursday  
8:40 - 10:10 Historian as Detective Historian as Detective  
8:40 - 10:10 Methods: K-8 Mathematics Methods: K-8 Mathematics  
10:30 - 12:00
Monsters in Modern Euro History Monsters in Modern Euro History  
12:10 - 1:40 SM: Honors Inquiry & Research SM: Honors Inquiry & Research  
12:10 - 1:40 SM: National Parks American Context SM: National Parks American Context  
2:00 - 4:15 Visual Language Drawing Visual Language Drawing  



HONR 111/311 Perspectives and Understanding, 3 cr., Professor Austin Bennett (Humanities Credit*)

Monday / Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30
Explores classic and contemporary works of literature, art, and philosophy with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts in order to develop critical and multi-disciplinary analytical skills.  For Fall 2021, the course will explore such interrelated issues as: 1) learning how to live in this world, 2) the frequent conflict between individual longings and societal values, and 3) the search for meaning and value in personal life.

HONR 194 SM: Honors Inquiry & Research, 3 cr., Professor Ambrin Masood  (Communication and Information Literacy Credit*)

Tuesday / Thursday  12:10 – 1:40
Introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. The course focuses on taking an exploratory approach to gather data on the elements of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. Students will use mixed methods to gather ideas from clients working with horses, trainers, mental health and rehabilitation counselors, and other healthcare professionals, to form a common framework for the development of interventions into the mainstay of support for people experiencing a mental health problem.

ARTZ 105-002 Visual Language Drawing, 3 cr., Professor Jodi Lightner (Fine Arts Credit*)

Tuesday / Thursday  2:00 - 4:15
Introduces the beginning student to the basic fundamentals of drawing including line, form, value, composition, and linear perspective. Instruction will include drawing of various subjects and many include the nude figure.

CHMY 141 College Chemistry, 3 cr., Professor Matt Queen (Physical Science Credit*) 

Monday / Wednesday / Friday  9:20 – 10:20
Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, including elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical equations, stoichiometry, solution concentrations, gas laws, heat and energy, quantum theory, and chemical bonding. Primarily intended for science majors/minors, pre-engineering, and Allied Health students.

HSTA 200 Historian as Detective, 3 cr., Professor Rachael De La Cruz (History Credit*)

Tuesday / Thursday  8:40 – 10:10
Examines the basic research methods of History.  Includes basic research writing and information gathering skills appropriate to History.  Students will be instructed in the use of the Turbian/Chicago Manual of Style system of documentation.  The course also prepares students to delve more deeply into the discipline of History by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in more advanced study through upper division courses in the History program.


HONR 494-001 People and Politics, 3 cr., Professor Ana Diaz

Monday / Wednesday / Friday  12:50 – 1:50
Examines a number of the main figures, texts, and ideas in the history of Western political thought and considers how the state is formed, what justifies it, and who should rule.

HSTR 487-001 Monsters in Modern Euro History, 3 cr., Professor Jennifer Lynn

Tuesday / Thursday  10:30 – 12:00
Introduces students to some of the major themes and developments related to the historical construction and significance of monsters in European history from the sixteenth century to the present. The main focus will be on understanding the specific nature of a particular monster, the historical context in which it was created and its relation to larger social, political, and cultural questions.

HSTR 494-001SM: National Parks American Context, 3 cr., Professor Tom Rust

Tuesday / Thursday  12:10 – 1:40
Examines the forces shaping and debates about democracy and how they relate to the national park ideal's history to be offered on the eve of the sesquicentennial of the first national park's founding.


EDU 397C-001 Methods: K-8 Mathematics, 3 cr., Professor Corrine Day

Tuesday / Thursday  8:40 – 10:10
Provides preservice elementary teachers with theories and practical strategies for planning, facilitating, and assessing student learning. Also, the course deals with incorporation of technology into the elementary mathematics classroom and the appropriate use of manipulatives and other instructional materials.

HONR 290/490 Internships (1-6 credits)

Provides an opportunity for students to engage in field experience not offered in other courses.  Contains a research component to be developed in conjunction with supervising faculty member. The class will explore such questions can the state ever justly take a citizen’s money without their consent or order its citizens to leave home and fight its wars. In order to explore such issues, the class will use a game based upon the creation of the Athenian democracy.

HONR 298/498 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Provides an opportunity to receive credit for individualized or special experimental learning opportunities (including a senior thesis) at an upper-division level and count up to 3 credits towards the University Honors Program’s 21-credit requirement for Honors Scholar designation.

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