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Spring 2012 Course Offerings

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Substitution Opportunities for Upper-Level Honors Credit

(Six hours only of substitutions permitted per student)

STUDY ABROAD WAIVER

The Honors College believes strongly in the formative power of studying abroad.  Therefore, the Honors College offers a waiver of 3 hours of upper-level Honors course credits through the successful completion of a Study Abroad Waiver in conjunction with a study abroad program.  Through this process, students may earn a waiver for up to 3 hours of Honors non-seminar credit for a summer session, fall or spring semester abroad. Students who study for two semesters abroad (full summer, fall or spring) may earn a waiver for up to 6 hours of Honors non-seminar credit. Honors seminars may not be waived.  Studying abroad is a type of experiential learning which is most meaningful when accompanied by organized reflection.  The purpose of the Study Abroad Waiver is to provide opportunity for this reflection.  There are two components to the Study Abroad Waiver: an online journal and an academic reflective essay connecting student experiences abroad to a prescribed book read before leaving.  Students are not allowed to complete a Study Abroad Waiver to earn Honors credit during their final semester before graduation.  Contact Thomas Reynolds at 742-1828 for more information.

HONORS COURSE CONTRACT

Honors Contracting allows an Honors student to receive Honors credit for a non-Honors course by completing work above and beyond what is required of students in the course.  Only 3000 and 4000-level courses that meet face-to-face are eligible to be contracted. Graduate courses and cross-listed courses may also be taken for Honors credit. Contracting is not permitted during a student’s final semester before graduation.  See Donna Srader at the Honors College (742-1828) for more information and for an application to contract a course.

Spring 2012 Courses

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ACCT 2301-H01     Managerial Accounting                 (CRN# 45940)             Prof. K. Bigbee     MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and ACCT 2300.

Uses of accounting information for planning decisions about products and services, activities and processes, suppliers and customers, organizational subunits, and time periods as these relate to organizations in changing environments. Must make A or B to declare accounting major.

Cancelled

ARCH 4311-H01     Women and the Architecture       (CRN# 45963)        Prof. H. Buelinckx     TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

                                of the American Southwest                  SEMINAR

As builders or professional designers, as educators or critics, as nurturers or muses, women have played various roles in shaping the architecture of the American West. Based on a wide variety of sources, this course explores womenʼs creative and intellectual pursuits from the Native American tradition up to contemporary American design.  We will investigate, in an interdisciplinary seminar setting, how, throughout history, women have envisioned, inspired, commissioned, designed, built, criticized, characterized, and theorized the architectural environment west of the Mississippi River. This course aims to introduce new ways of learning through an active, explorative research process involving personal observation and inquiry, collection of data via library and online searches, critical examination and evaluation of source materials, reflection and development of new insights, and the documentation of these findings in both written and visual format.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MULTICULTURAL AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

ASTR 1401-H01     Stellar Astronomy                         (CRN# 43132)                 Prof. M. Clark            MWF 3:00-3:50 PM

ASTR 1401-H51     Non-Credit Lab                              (CRN# 43133)                 Staff                               W 4:00-5:50 PM

Corequisite: Student must register for ASTR 1401-H01 and H51.

If you have to take a natural science course (which you do), wouldn’t you like to take one that mixes aspects of the entire universe into a single course? Learn things about who we are and why we are here and how we know so much about something so vast. The best part is that this course is designed to allow you to explore astronomy yourself by taking your own data, analyzing it, then incorporating it into things we discuss. You won’t have to take my word for it; you will be able to discover the universe for yourself.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

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ATMO 1300-H01   Intro. to Atmospheric Science      (CRN# 25795)          Prof. D. Haragan       TR 9:30-10:50 AM

Note: Due to some duplication of content, students who have taken Honors Integrated Science with an Atmospheric Science component are not eligible for this class.

Corequisite:  Any section of ATMO 1100 Lab

A descriptive treatment of the science of the atmosphere in its modern dress.  Since all activity in the atmosphere is a response to solar energy, the course will begin with an introduction to radiation, atmospheric composition and the resulting heat balance of the earth-atmosphere system. This will be followed by consideration of the forces that control the state of the atmosphere and atmospheric motion.  Finally, the focus will shift to a discussion of contemporary issues related to atmospheric science such as global warming, environmental pollution, climate change, severe storms and weather modification. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

 

BIOL 1404-H01     Biology II                       (CRN# 39712)                 Prof. M. Dini                        MW 2:00-3:20 PM        

BIOL 1404-H51     Non-Credit Lab                      (CRN# 39713)                 Staff                             R 2:00-4:50 PM

Exams T 6:00-7:30 PM

Note: Enrollment in this course is restricted to Honors students.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1403 with a B- or better

Co-requisite:  BIOL 1404-H51 Lab

Fundamentals of organismal biology, population biology and biological diversity.  Second semester of an integrated course recommended for majors in biological and related sciences. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

 

CHEM 1308-H01      Principles of Chemistry II            (CRN# 25855)             Prof. D. Casadonte          TR 9:30-10:50 AM

CHEM 1308-701       Required Review Session            (CRN# 37059)              Prof. D. Casadonte          M 5:00-6:30 PM

CHEM 1308-702       Required Review Session            (CRN# 37060)              Prof. D. Casadonte          T 5:00-6:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Exams W 7:00-9:00 PM

Note: Enrollment in this course is restricted to Honors students.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1307/1107 with a B- or better.                                                            

Co-requisite: CHEM 1308-701/702, any CHEM 1108, C or better in college-level or AP High School calculus course                   

Now that you have some of the basics under your belt, see how you can apply them to some more advanced aspects of chemistry, the world around you, and maybe even to your career.  This course continues what we started in CHEM 1307.  We will cover chemical kinetics (Why do reactions go at different rates?  What makes the processes of a diamond forming and a bomb exploding the same and different?), acid/base and ionic equilibrium (a must for medical school – ask anyone who has taken the MCAT), thermodynamics (great stuff for engineers), electrochemistry (it powers much in our lives), nuclear chemistry (a very relevant topic in this day and age), coordination chemistry (What makes compounds the colors that they are, anyway?  What is chirality?), and much, much more. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

 

CHEM 3306-H01   Organic Chemistry II               (CRN# 25859)         Prof. D. Birney            MWF 10:00-10:50 AM         

Note: Enrollment in this course is restricted to Honors students.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1307/1107, CHEM 1308/1108, CHEM 3305 with a B- or better.

Co-requisite: CHEM 3106 strongly recommended.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Identify and predict reagents and products for the synthesis and reactions of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives and aromatic compounds, including regiochemistry and stereochemistry as appropriate.  2) Draw detailed mechanisms for representative examples of addition or addition/elimination reactions of carbonyl compounds and of electrophilic aromatic substitution.  3) Integrate their knowledge of reactions to propose new or modified reactions and multi-step syntheses and to relate these reactions to pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry applications.  4) Interpret NMR spectra of organic molecules.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

FULL

COMS 3358-H01    Business and Professional          (CRN# 45931)     Prof. N. Punyanunt-Carter      TR 9:30-10:50 AM

                                Communication

This course is designed to introduce you to basic skills, principles, and contexts of communication in business and professional settings. Verbal and nonverbal elements of oral communication are emphasized. Practice is provided in skills and principles associated with presentations, interviews, and meetings. The course fulfills the Oral Communication component of the University's General Education requirements. The course is based on research evidence and business trends indicating that in addition to fundamental effectiveness in communication skills, quality presentation-making is one of the most prevalent and important job tasks in careers today. In light of this, presentation assignments in the course stress basic skills of idea generation, message development, and message delivery.   THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM ORAL COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENT.

FULL

ENGL 2307-H01    Introduction to Fiction: Short Fiction  (CRN# 43030)         Prof. W. Aycock             TR 2:00-3:20 PM

                              Of the Americas

Note: Bachelor of Science students may fulfill both Core Curriculum Humanities credit and Sophomore Literature credit with this course. This course is not repeatable.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302 .

Insofar as literary history is concerned, the short story is relatively new. It had its beginnings in the early 1900s, and, although many fine short stories were written during the nineteenth century, in the twentieth century the short story really flourished. It has been particularly popular in the Americas. By looking at selected short stories in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, readers can see how this genre of literature reflects the social struggles and literary interests of the countries in the Americas, right into the twentieth-first century. Students will read stories by well known authors such as Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and other Canadians; Sherwood Anderson, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Raymond Carver, Bobby Ann Mason, and other United States’ writers; and Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, José Donoso, and other Latin American writers. In addition, students will explore works of more recent writers such as Amy Hempel and Russell Banks (U.S.), Ana García Bergua and Enrique Serna (Latin America). Students will have the opportunity to study in depth the stories of a particular author (such as García Marquez’s collection Doce cuentos peregrines [Strange Pilgrims]), give an oral report to the class, and write an essay concerning the works. Requirements will include two examinations, one short essay and one longer essay, and the final examination. By studying short stories from the Americas, students may be able to see and understand some of the common challenges and connections that currently exist in the various countries.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND/OR SOPHOMORE LITERATURE REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

ENGL 2391-H01    Introduction to Critical Writing           (CRN# 42246)          Prof. K. Caswell          TR 12:30-1:50 PM  

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 & ENGL 1302

Join Professor Kurt Caswell on a journey through four genres and four worlds while mastering critical writing in ENGL 2391: Critical Writing. You'll explore Shakespeare's Othello; Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko's novel about a young American Indian war veteran; the Pulitzer Prize winning book about Iraq and Afghanistan, The Forever War by Dexter Filkins; and The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest story in the world. The course will focus on the writing process rather than content, and students will engage in meaningful discussion about these books toward this end. We'll build a dynamic, lively community of writers, and learn by sharing our work with each other.  This class is reading and writing intensive.THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANTIES CREDIT AND SOPHOMORE LITERATURE CREDIT.

 

EVHM 1302-H01   Introductory Fieldcraft                  (CRN# 45824)                 Prof. S. Tomlinson         R 2:00-4:50 PM  

Note: All classes held outside after first day. This course is open to Honors and non-Honors students alike.

Special Course Fee: $125 to Outdoor Pursuits Center to cover costs of required field trips.

This NHH course will focus on the way field skills and interpretation of landscape and environment are used in the natural history tradition. We will cover keeping a comprehensive nature journal, identifying flora and fauna, mapmaking and orienteering, and the many ways technology and science affect society and the environment. Students will also learn to interpret and express their field experiences through writing and drawing. Weekly field trips and a camping trip to the Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand, NM are required. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCE CREDIT.

 

EVHM 3306-H01   Current Readings in Natural History     (CRN# 45819)          Prof. K. Caswell        TR 2:00-3:20 PM

SEMINAR

Did you know that Texas Tech houses one of the most important and extraordinary collections of natural history papers in the world? This class explores the lives and work of contemporary nature writers whose archival papers are housed here in the Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library. We’ll read four books by writers whose work is part of this collection and in doing so, explore a diversity of landscapes (mountains, rivers, oceans, deserts, and the plains), and cover a diverse range of topics, including environmentalism, evolution, anthropology, Eastern philosophy, American Indian spirituality, travel, and a sense of place. We’ll spend time in the archive conducting independent research, and write both critically and creatively. Three of the writers we read will be visiting campus in April for a major conference centered on the archive. This course is reading and writing intensiveTHIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

EVHM 3350-H01   Advanced Fieldcraft:                       (CRN# 45822)              Prof. M. McGinley       TR 12:30-1:50PM  

                             Prairies and Rainforests                       SEMINAR

The effects of the current drought in Texas have reinforced how strongly physical factors can influence the ecology and society of a region.  This course will examine how the physical environment influences ecological, historical, societal, and environmental issues.  We will contrast two distinctly different parts of the world: our local region, the semi-arid High Plains of Texas, and the wet, tropical region of South East Asia.  Students will work to develop educational materials that will be on public display.  Students in this course will also participate in the Encyclopedia of Earth's (EoE: http://www.eoearth.org/) Student Science Communication Project.  See an example of published student work at http://www.eoearth.org/article/Rivers_of_Texas and develop material for the South East Asian Bat Conservation Research Unit (http://www.seabcru.org/) This course is writing intensive, as students will write articles that will be submitted for review for inclusion in the EoE and SEABCRU website.   This course will include local field trips (but unfortunately, no trips to the rainforests).  This course may be repeated for credit with approval from EVHM program director.THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT FOR NON-EVHM MAJORS.

 

HIST 1300-H01      Western Civilization I                   (CRN# 43031)                 Prof. J. Brink                  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

This is a survey of Western Civilization from prehistory to the Age of Louis XIV. It covers an ambitious span of time. The intellectual goal for this course is equally ambitious. In addition to understanding the place of history in the humanities, our purpose is to “know ourselves.” We shall examine the roots and development of western institutions, religions, economies, and cultures. We want to know the “who, what, when, where, how and why” of our mutual heritage. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT.

 

HIST 2300-H01      History of the US To 1877           (CRN# 25904)       Prof. D. Wiggins            MWF 1:00-1:50 PM

This course will introduce students to the major problems and themes in U.S. History from 1492 to Reconstruction.  We will look closely at the founding documents and primary sources of information, with emphasis on important figures. There will be an assortment of readings, papers, discussions and tests throughout the semester. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM U.S. HISTORY REQUIREMENT.  

 

HIST 2301-H01      History of the US Since 1877           (CRN# 25911)       Prof. M. Levario            MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

Note: You need not take HIST 2300 before taking HIST 2301.

"America grew up in the country then moved to the city," wrote one prominent American historian. A bitterly divided, largely agrarian country at the end of the Civil War, the United States grew to be a world power by the end of the nineteenth century. That power would only grow over the next 100 years--a time in which American influence reached far beyond its national lens. However, the pace of growth and development were not without consequences. A continuing struggle between rhetoric and reality tested the American character, social landscape, and confidence. This course introduces students to the paradoxes, struggles, successes, conflicts and failures of American history, from 1877 to the present. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM U.S. HISTORY REQUIREMENT.  

 

HONS 1301-H01    The Grand Tour in the Digital Age:       (CRN# 45855)       Prof. S. Jocoy        MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

                                    Historical Research Methods                     SEMINAR

Note: Students may take only one lower-level seminar to fulfill Honors seminar requirements.  The second seminar must be a 3000 or 4000 level course.

In the Western early modern period (c. 1500-1800), it was common for students to travel throughout Europe and beyond to acquire a broader view of their world before assuming the responsibilities of adulthood. Travel journals from these times tell of the dizzying array of academic, social, political, and cultural events witnessed. Using these journals as an entry point, we will follow through the days and events of these travelers: searching through contemporary maps, newspapers, and publications, researching the figures and conflicts mentioned, and experiencing the art and music of the day. Through this eclectic method, we can better apprehend not only our subject, but his or her time as well. From reading early modern newspapers to studying the handwritten letters of Thomas Jefferson, today’s students have access to many sources that were once restricted to private archives. This opens new vistas for student research to both enhance and deepen their understanding of past events or personages. These case studies will allow for the integrated discussion of research resources and methods. Students are then encouraged to identify certain aspects from this larger picture for detailed individual investigations.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 1304-H01    The Superhero in Film, Television,        (CRN# 25938)              Prof. R. Weiner        M 6:00-8:50 PM

                                    And Popular Culture                                    SEMINAR

Note: Students may take only one lower-level seminar to fulfill Honors seminar requirements.  The second seminar must be a 3000 or 4000 level course.

With the release of the X-Men movie in 2000, Superhero films have consistently become the model for what a “summer blockbuster” should be, especially in the last decade. Domestically, two superhero films, The Dark Knight (2008) and Spider-Man (2002) are number three and ten respectively, in the list of all-time top grossing films. Hollywood producers now comb Comic-Con searching for properties to film. However, the Superhero feature film as a distinct genre didn’t really exist as we know it thirty years ago.  This course will look at the history of the Superhero in film and its rise as a distinct genre in popular culture. Topics include early Superhero films and serials, gender and superheroes, franchise reboot, sequel exhaustion, and issues of adaptation. We will also look at the history of Superheroes in television including live action and animation. Through reading, discussion, lecture, and in watching selected films, students should gain an understanding of how the Superhero is different from other heroes in literature and film. Please note that this course will be reading and writing intensive.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 2311-H01        The Middle East              (CRN# 40047)            Prof. M. Maqusi          MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

                                 In a Globalizing World                                 SEMINAR

Note: Students may take only one lower-level seminar to fulfill Honors seminar requirements.  The second seminar must be a 3000 or 4000 level course.

This course is aimed at offering an introductory study of contemporary Middle East issues, with particular reference to and emphasis on issues of cultural (including brief comparative readings of the three monotheistic religions), economic and socio-political reforms as well as contemporary developments of Middle Eastern international relations.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES, MULTICULTURAL, AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

 

 

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HONS 2311-H02    Social Justice, Constitutionalism,          (CRN# 45826)      Prof. I. Leslie      TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

                                    And Public Rhetoric                                     SEMINAR

HONS 2311-H03    Social Justice, Constitutionalism,          (CRN# 45863)      Prof. I. Leslie            TR 12:30-1:50 PM

                                    And Public Rhetoric                                     SEMINAR

Note: Students may take only one lower-level seminar to fulfill Honors seminar requirements.  The second seminar must be a 3000 or 4000 level course.

Historically, emerging democracies have looked to the United States for a model of constitutional democracy. However, contemporary American politics are defined by contentious debates about constitutional interpretations of a number of important public issues, including, for example: states' rights; globalization and the contemporary American economic crisis; the regulation of corporate power; state and federal education policy; church and state separation; immigration policy; national security; prison privatization and militarization; the death penalty; police brutality; and anti-Arab, anti-black, and anti-Latino sentiment, and the political tensions that increasing racial polarization creates between constitutional ideals of equal protection and free speech. In this course, we will critically examine competing interpretations of the US Constitution and definitions of social justice. We will define background assumptions that competing political moralities entail. We will also ask which perspectives, if any, elite political actors tend to marginalize in contemporary public deliberation. The major assignments for this course are regular quizzes, a research essay, and an in-class presentation.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES, MULTICULTURAL, AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 2314-H01    Europe and Its Cinema                 (CRN# 40048)              Prof. C. Bradatan           M 6:00-8:50 PM

SEMINAR

Note: Students may take only one lower-level seminar to fulfill Honors seminar requirements.  The second seminar must be a 3000 or 4000 level course.

This interdisciplinary seminar proposes an introduction to the study of the European culture through the masterpieces of its cinema. We will look at some of the most significant social, political, cultural and intellectual developments in 20th and 21st century Europe as seen through works by major European directors: Serguei Eisenstein, Jean Renoir, Vittorio de Sica, Andrei Tarkovsky, Luis Buñuel, Ingmar Bergman, Roberto Rosselini, Emir Kusturica, and others. Consistent with the Honors College’s philosophy, we will consider their films interdisciplinarily: both aesthetically, as works of art in and for themselves, but also as “windows” (distorting and enriching at the same time) through which we can have access to the world that these works come from, to their social, political, intellectual and artistic contexts. Such masterpieces testify to the immense richness and complexity of cinema as a medium: an art film always reveals itself as work of art, but it also speaks of wars and revolutions, anxieties and phantasms, major social upheavals, new philosophical ideas and artistic avant-gardes, scientific discoveries and paradigm shifts.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, MULTICULTURAL, AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.                    

 

HONS 2406-H01      Honors Integrated Science        (CRN# 45758)       Profs. M. McGinley & J. Lee  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

HONS 2406-H51      Non-Credit Lab                            (CRN# 45759)        Profs. M. McGinley & J. Lee     T 2:00-4:50 PM

Corequisite:  HONS 2406-H51 Lab

Honors Integrated Science is a two semester series designed to introduce Honors students to science, including the major subject areas of science and the processes used to acquire scientific knowledge.  This course will concentrate on the earth and life sciences.  In addition to learning about science as a way of studying the natural world, roughly half of this course will focus on topics in biology (emphasizing ecology and evolution), and the other half will include topics in earth science (mostly climate and landforms).  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

 

HONS 3300-H01    Individual Honors Research                                     Contact: Donna Srader           (806) 742-1828   

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College and approved Honors thesis project application on file.

Contents will vary to meet the needs of students.  Independent work under the individual guidance of a faculty member, who must be either a member of the graduate faculty or approved by the Honors Dean.

FULL

HONS 3301-H01    Science Fiction as Literature            (CRN# 26002)         Prof. P. Christiansen     TR 12:30-1:50 PM

SEMINAR

A study of humanity and its possible futures, as represented in stories. Texts will include "classic" science fiction novels and a collection of contemporary short stories. The normal classroom format will be a "round table" discussion. Grading will be based on brief class work assignments, one analytical paper, and a final project.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 3301-H02    Philosophical Issues and Problems        (CRN# 26015)             Prof. K. Ketner       TR 9:30-10:50 AM

                                    In Human Caring                                          SEMINAR

This course focuses upon a fundamental question: How shall I best live MY professional life? Originally designed for health pre-professionals, we now endeavor to ask this question in the context of any profession. Class procedures feature intensive open discussions of short readings, keeping a journal (about one paragraph per class meeting), 4 hours of community service by student teams with a presentation by each team to the class, and a 10-page term paper (rewriting encouraged).  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 3301-H03    Philosophical Filmmakers:                   (CRN# 26031)            Prof. C. Bradatan          T 6:00-8:50 PM

                                   Bergman, Kurosawa, Kieslowski               SEMINAR

Should philosophy be the monopoly of “professional” philosophers alone? Can philosophical questions be raised, and answers attempted, through other means of expression than the traditional ones (i.e., academic books and journal articles)?  If they can, and if, furthermore, “the medium is the message,” then how exactly does the adoption of non-conventional forms of expression (art cinema, for example) change the philosophical content itself?  How do artists and thinkers, brought up in different cultures come to tackle the same set of “universally human” issues such as death, finitude, solitude, quest for meaning?  This interdisciplinary course seeks to answer such questions through an in-depth discussion of the oeuvres of three major 20th century filmmakers: Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) and Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996).  Films such as The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1957), by Bergman; Rashomon (1950) and Dersu Uzala (1975), by Kurosawa, Blind Chance (1981), and The Decalogue (1989-1990), byKrzysztof Kieslowski, have always struck viewers as intensely philosophical. We now have a chance to develop this perception into a more articulated understanding. For this purpose, we will be using not only scholarly literature dedicated to these films and directors, but also works of philosophy and literature by such authors as Nietzsche, Camus, Tolstoy, Unamuno, Rorty, Žižek and others.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 3301-H04    The Literature of Travel               (CRN# 26037)                 Prof. K. Caswell             TR 9:30-10:50 AM

                                    And Adventure                                              SEMINAR

Albert Camus wrote in his Notebooks that “what gives value to travel is fear.” Apsley Cherry-Garrard asserts that travel is the physical expression of an intellectual passion. And Paul Theroux affirms that “travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” People travel for different reasons, and so it follows that there are different kinds of travelers. We’ll investigate distinctions between travel and tourism, pilgrimage and quest. And of note, we’ll study the path of the hero—a psychological and spiritual journey toward self-mastery. We’ll study travel through a handful of great travelers (who are also great travel writers), and through film. Students are expected to engage in dynamic, heart-felt discussion, and write illuminating, well-developed essays. This class is reading and writing intensive.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 3301-H05    Booms, Busts, and Dust:            (CRN# 40513)                Prof. K. Baake              TR 9:30-10:50 AM

                               Writings about Texans and their Land     SEMINAR

This course will examine historical and present day writings about Texas culture and its environment, particularly relating to the oil industry, water issues, and agriculture. We will examine various writing genres to ask how Texans and non-Texans have understood the state’s unique business and environmental history. Course material will include novels in which Texas farmers and ranchers face drought and other hardships, a memoir of a young girl growing up in the oil fields, folk tales and songs, and essays and magazine articles about the rise and fall of several colorful and notorious Texas businessmen. We will also consider reports and planning texts that look toward future environmental challenges that Texans face. Students will participate in class discussions and write response papers to the literary, technical, and historical documents, as well develop a research project of their choosing.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 3302-H01    Perspectives on Technology          (CRN# 26089)           Prof. M. Maqusi         MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

                                    And Culture                                                    SEMINAR

This course is intended to help examine, in brief, the role of science and technology and their impact on our society. In particular, we explore, at some length, the impact of modern technology on social development and societal cultural changes. In this latter respect, particular reference is made to the roles played by IT-based technologies and the ever-evolving information revolution. Local as well as global perspectives are interjected in the course coverage.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCE AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 3302-H02    Science and Society          (CRN# 43032)           Profs. G. Bell & T. Reid             T 6:00-8:50 PM

SEMINAR

This is the Honors seminar that examines some of the basic issues involved in the interplay that exists in our modern society between science and the general society in which it functions.  Taught by a practicing scientist and a constantly questioning historian, our focus is to dwell on some of the specific topics that have historically dominated science/societal interactions, such as:  What is science? What is the difference between science and technology? What contributions do scientists make to society and how does society respond to science? To what extent should society set the agenda for science? To what extent should science take social and political issues into account in their research programs? How should we evaluate conflicts between scientific findings and religious beliefs? What are the ethical implications of scientific developments such as the potential to reshape the human genome, to modify food crops and domestic animals genetically, or to use fetal stem cells to cure diseases?   This class is intended for both science and non-science students. The instructors of this course take the approach that scientific explanations for natural phenomena which have been proposed by scientists and evaluated by their peers (and which have been used repeatedly to create the technology that we take for granted in our daily life) provide the best understanding of our natural world, but there will be many opportunities for discussion, challenge, and interaction over all of these topics.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCE AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 3304-H01    Bones, Botanicals, and Birds               (CRN# 26134)          Prof. S. Tomlinson       T 2:00-4:50 PM

SEMINAR

John James Audubon used to wander the countryside for weeks on end, looking for new birds to paint. This is common knowledge, but did you know that when he found the birds he wanted, he shot them and used wire armatures to pose their lifeless bodies into incredibly dynamic scenes—and changed the face of natural history illustration forever. Well, we won’t be doing any of that in this course (either wandering around shooting birds or changing the face of illustration forever), but we will be learning to illustrate the natural world. We may even hear more ―inside‖ stories about Audubon and other natural history illustrators in the process. This course is an introduction to basic nature and science illustration techniques, ranging from initial sketches in the field and lab to final product in the studio. Students are expected to draw and paint, but do not need artistic ―talent‖ to benefit from—or enjoy—this course. If you have an interest in drawing, nature, or both, this is definitely the course for you. And if you have always thought you could not draw a stick, let alone a bone, beetle, or bird, then this is also the course for you! Prepare to be surprised at what you can do. Required field trips.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 3304-H02    Mozart: the Man, the Music, the Myth   (CRN# 26143)         Prof. T. Cimarusti     TR 12:30-1:50 PM

SEMINAR

This course will examine the life and music of one of music history’s most fascinating composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Our goal will be not only to better understand the aesthetic, philosophical, and political forces that shaped his music, but also to illuminate our understanding of the myths that surround this rather eccentric composer. The course will conclude with a viewing and analysis of the 8-time Academy Award Winning film, Amadeus, debunking many of the myths the film exposes. Topics will include Mozart as a child prodigy, Mozart as a rebellious drunkard and gambler, Mozart’s wife – a dubious informant, and Mozart’s death – murder or poison.  No prior musical experience is necessary to enroll.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 3304-H03    Music and Your Mind                 (CRN# 45854)            Prof. P. Martens           MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

SEMINAR

When Ali G asked Donald Trump “What is the most popular thing in the world?” his one-word answer was “Music.” Trump was correct in thinking that music is, and always has been, pervasive in human culture.  Moreover, there are few individuals who lack a strong connection to something musical, be it a favorite band, a meaningful song, or a melody that we hope to never hear again.  This course will introduce students to the social, physiological, and psychological reasons behind these connections, shuttling back and forth between the universal and personal manifestations of music and our minds.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

FULL

HONS 3305-H01    Seminar in European Fine Arts          (CRN# 43997)            Prof. J. Brink      TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

SEMINAR

Note: This is a required course for all HAL majors. Non-Honors students who wish to take this course must visit with Dr. Jim Brink before obtaining a permit.

This will be a sweeping survey of the major genres and examples of the fine arts from the Renaissance to the present. We will explore personalities and creative work that have shaped the Western world, from Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo Buonorotti, to Pablo Picasso and August Rodin, from Giovanni Palestrina to Benjamin Britten, from Michelozzo di Bartolommeo to Frank Lloyd Wright, from Molière and Jean Baptiste Racine to Oscar Wilde and Tom Stoppard. We will examine and discuss painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, theatre, photography, and film, within their literary and cultural contexts. In addition to group readings, viewings, listenings, and discussion, students will make both oral and written presentations on selections throughout the semester.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS.

 

HONS 4300-H01    Individual Honors Research                                      Contact: Donna Srader           (806) 742-1828

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College and approved Honors thesis/project application on file.

Contents will vary to meet the needs of students.  Independent work under the individual guidance of a faculty member, who must be either a member of the graduate faculty or approved by the Honors Dean.

CLOSED

HONS 4301-H01      Constitutional Law                   (CRN# 43158)                 Prof. R. Rosen            MTWR 8:00-8:50 AM

SEMINAR

Note: This course is cross-listed with TTU Law School Course LAW 5410. Application to take this course is required. Applications are due Friday, October 28th to Sarah.Timmons@ttu.edu in the Honors College. Enrollment is limited to Honors students only. This course is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis for undergraduate students. Students subsequently admitted to the TTU School of Law may have this course waived from their law school degree plan provided that a C+ or higher is earned in the class. Class commences one week earlier than TTU undergraduate classes.

A study of the federal judiciary’s doctrine and practice of judicial review; judicial power and the jurisdiction of the federal courts; the powers of Congress, including its power to regulate commerce; the power of the states to regulate commerce; the separation of powers; and the protection of private rights, privileges, and immunities under the Constitution, including the rights of due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

HONS 4301-H02      Politics, Literature and FIlm           (CRN# 45959)                 Prof. I. Leslie             W 6:00-8:50 PM

SEMINAR

Description coming soon. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

Cancelled

HUM 2302-H01      The Western Tradition II:                    (CRN# 26165)             Prof. C. Bradatan          TR 2:00-3:20 PM
                                    Renaissance to 21st Century

Note: This course is required for all HAL majors. Non-Honors students who wish to take this course must obtain permission from Dr. Costica Bradatan before receiving a permit.

Why is a given literary, philosophical or artistic work considered “novel,” “innovative” or “revolutionary”? How is it that the new appears against a certain intellectual background? To what extent is novelty some “objective” characteristic, intrinsic to the work itself and to what extent is it the result of its interaction with the intellectual/artistic environment within which it emerges? What roles do extraneous factors (such as competition and demands of the market, political pressure/sponsorship, ideological and religious censorship) play in the genesis of novelty? What are the major patterns of intellectual and artistic change in the Western modern world? These are some of the questions that we will be addressing in the class. This interdisciplinary course proposes a close look at some of the intense “knots” of novelty in philosophy, literature, and the arts from Renaissance to our times, with the aim of bringing about a better understanding of how cultural history works and how the new is being produced.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT.

FULL

I E 3301-H01           Engineering Economics Analysis           (CRN# 45867)              Prof. J. Farris        TR 2:00-3:20 PM

Prerequisite: MATH 1351.

This course will present engineering students with the major concepts and techniques involved in the economics of engineering, capital budgeting, work performance, and project management. Upon completion of this course, students will have obtained the basic knowledge in engineering economics theory and practice (practical application of the concepts and theory) so as to solve basic level engineering economy related problems. Additional objectives for this course are to increase student ability to: a) apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering, b) to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, and c) to provide students with methods and techniques for making economic decisions under risk and uncertainty. In order to achieve these objectives, the course lectures will use math, science, and engineering to articulate and solve engineering economic analysis problems. Case study examples will also be presented to illustrate a structured approach to solving engineering problems using engineering economic analysis. Additional material to be covered includes 7 expanded coverage of basic topics such as breakeven and sensitivity analysis and expected value techniques, and survey coverage of advanced material, such as real options. The assessment criteria used for these objectives will be homework assignments, team case studies, and exams.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 1451-H01   Calculus I with Applications                 (CRN# 46040)             Prof. C. Seaquist     TR 12:30-1:50 PM

Non-Credit Applications Lab                        T 2:00-2:50 PM

Prerequisite: Score of 7 on Math Placement Exam; or score of 3 on the AP AB Calculus exam and a score of 5 on the MPE; or 660/29 on the Math section of the SAT/ACT; or MATH 1350 or 1550 with grade of B or better; or score of 5 on MPE and MATH 1321 with grade B or better.

Differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of the derivative, differentials, indefinite integrals, definite integrals.  Honors Calculus expands on the regular calculus course by looking in depth into why the concepts work, rather than merely using the concepts.  In addition, various additional applications and topics that should be interesting to students will be covered.  Honors calculus does not require more work than regular calculus, but rather more interesting approaches to the topics.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 1452-H01   Calculus II with Applications          (CRN# 45955)        Prof. A. Ibraguimov            TR 12:30-1:50 PM

Non-Credit Applications Lab                T 11:30 AM-12:20 PM

MATH 1452-H02   Calculus II with Applications          (CRN# 46038)              Prof. R. Barnard         MWF 9:00-9:50 AM

Non-Credit Applications Lab                W 8:00-8:50 AM

Prerequisite: MATH 1351 with a grade of B- or better.

Methods of integration, parametric equations, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, applications.  Honors Calculus expands on the regular calculus course by looking in depth into why the concepts work, rather than merely using the concepts.  In addition, various additional applications and topics that should be interesting to students will be covered.  Honors calculus does not require more work than regular calculus, but rather more interesting approaches to the topics.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 2360-H01   Linear Algebra                      (CRN# 26219)                 Prof. L. Christensen          MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Prerequisite: MATH 1352 with a grade of B- or better.

This course will involve a balance of theory, application and computation.  The many uses of linear algebra will be emphasized in conjunction with the philosophy that serious applications of linear algebra require some computing capability.  To this end the course will involve significant use of MATLAB.  This course will be enriched for Honors students with additional readings, projects, and/or expositions.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 2450-H01   Calculus III with Applications                (CRN# 45951)                 Prof. L. Juan       TR 9:30-10:50 AM

Non-Credit Applications Lab                   R 11:00-11:50 AM

Prerequisite: MATH 1352 with a grade of B- or better.

Partial differentiation; functions of several variables; multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, Stokes Theorem.  Honors Calculus expands on the regular calculus course by looking in depth into why the concepts work, rather than merely using the concepts.  In addition, various additional applications and topics that should be interesting to students will be covered.  Honors calculus does not require more work than regular calculus, but rather more interesting approaches to the topics.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT.

FULL

MATH 3350-H01   Higher Math for Engineers              (CRN# 26226)                 Prof. R. Byerly            TR 12:30-1:50 PM

                                And Scientists

Note: This course is open to Math minors, but does not provide credit toward a Math major.

Prerequisite: MATH 2350 with a grade of B- or better.

Ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, and other selected topics.  This course will be enriched for Honors students with additional readings, projects, and/or expositions.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 4000-H01   History of Mathematics              (CRN# 37054)            Prof. C. Seaquist         TR 9:30-10:50 AM

SEMINAR

Note: MATH 4000 may substitute for anything above MATH 2360 for Math minor per department.

Prerequisites: MATH 1351 or consent of instructor.

This course will present an overview of the history of Western mathematics from the Ancient Greece to the modern era. More specifically it will cover the development of three main subjects: arithmetic, geometry, and calculus. In examining arithmetic we will discuss the development of number systems, algorithms and devices for performing calculation, and the main applications that have promoted its growth including business, science, and number theory. In examining the development of geometry we will see how classical synthetic geometry led to the axiomatic method that replaced an ad hoc approach and how this development in turn led to a crisis in geometry that is still to be resolved. Finally we will focus on how various ideas about measurement, which grew out of classical geometry, were eventually brought into harmony with the idea of number by Descartes, Dedekind, and others. Furthermore, we will study the ideas behind the development of the calculus by Eudoxus, Archimedes, Descartes, and Fermat. We will then show how these ideas came together under Newton and Leibnitz. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 4000-H02   Introduction to Set Theory              (CRN# 43033)              Prof. M. Neusel        MWF 2:00-2:50 PM

SEMINAR

Note: MATH 4000 may substitute for anything above MATH 2360 for Math minor per department.

What is a set? The set of all students at Texas Tech? The set of all good students at Texas Tech? The set of all students who are not in a set? The set of all sets? In the 19th century mathematicians realized that they operated with the objects “set” and “member of a set” without any precise definition what these objects are supposed to be. This led to a deep crisis which was ultimately resolved by the works of many great mathematicians like Cantor, Cohen, Fraenkel, Gödel, Russell, Zermelo, and many more. The idea of this course is first of all to recreate this crisis in class. Once we know that we do not know what a set is, we can start from scratch. Apart from being a highly nontrivial piece of mathematics and a beautiful area, Set Theory is related to Discrete Mathematics and Digital Computing. Furthermore, Set Theory is an area at the border of Mathematics and Philosophy. So, students majoring in philosophy or law areas or who are interested in PHIL 2310 (Logic) and PHIL 4310 (Advanced Logic) would certainly profit from his course. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

MATH 4331-H01   Advanced Geometry for Architecture,    (CRN# 46039)         Prof. M. Toda    MWF 1:00 PM-1:50 PM

                             Engineering, and Sciences                          SEMINAR

Prerequisites: MATH 1321 or MATH 1550 with C or better, or consent of instructor.

This is a course on geometric topics that arise in Architecture, Engineering, and most physical sciences, including Mathematics and Physics.  The course is a brief introduction to advanced topics, making extensive use of Analytic Geometry, with applications to computer modeling and visualization of curves and surfaces.  Students will use powerful tools like 2-D and 3-D animation of geometric images, transformations, shadows, and colors, and  then explore some more complex problems arising in differential geometry. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

M E 2322- H01         Engineering Thermodynamics I         (CRN# 26202)        Prof. E. Anderson       TR 9:30-10:50 AM

Corequisites: MATH 2350, PHYS 1408

The Mechanical Engineering discipline may be broadly divided into two fundamental topical areas: thermal sciences (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer) and mechanical sciences (solid mechanics, statistics, and dynamics). Engineering Thermodynamics is the introductory course for the thermal sciences. Course topics include properties of pure substances, ideal gas behavior, first and second law analysis, and applications to energy conversion devices and thermodynamic cycles. Honors Thermodynamics I includes a supplementary thermodynamic system design project and extensive use of computer-aided parametric explorations of thermodynamic systems. Although this course is designed for engineering majors, it is also appropriate for non-majors with a potential interest in engineering or a general interest in technological topics.

 

M E 4360- H01         Sustainable Energy          (CRN# 26204)                 Prof. D. James             TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
                                                                                                                SEMINAR

Pre-requisites: MATH 2350, PHYS 1408, M E 2322 (or CHEM 3307)

This course will explore the global energy demand and its environmental impact for continued human development. Alternative and petroleum based fuels will be examined for near term and long term solutions. The course and text are designed for advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in energy, particularly alternative energy. This course will be presented in a seminar format in which the students explore and learn from and with each other. Designated students will be responsible for researching and developing presentations on specific topics included in the course. All students are responsible for the background reading and active participation in the class exploration of sustainable energy topics. High levels of intellectual curiosity and maturity are expected from all students.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

MGT 4380-HS1      Strategic Management                     (CRN# 26237)                 Prof. C. Duran             W 2:00-4:50 PM

Prerequisites: Business students only who have completed BLAW 3391, ISQS 3344, FIN 3320, MKT 3350, MGT 3370, and MGT 3373 with grades of C or higher and are in their final semester.  No COBA classifications permitted.

Strategic Management is the capstone, integrative course for graduating business administration students. This is an exciting, challenging course that focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Students use all the knowledge and concepts acquired from prior business courses, integrate them with new strategic-management techniques, and use them to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of students in this course is to make objective strategic decisions and to justify them through oral presentations and written case studies. This course is taught using active learning and experiential techniques and is primarily discussion-based, but also has written components. Critical thinking skills are required for the experiential exercises and case analyses and will be enhanced during this course. This honors course periodically contains a service learning experience and case. Service learning is an active learning technique that combines application of course concepts, interaction with a community partner, and reflective components. The students will have the chance to apply the strategic management concepts learned in this course in a real world setting.

 

MKT 3350-HS1      Into to Marketing                     (CRN# 26239)                 Prof. D. Davis             MW 9:30-10:50 AM

Prereq: BAUD or BA major; ECO 2301 or 2305

Introduction to Marketing is an overview of the field of marketing. The course covers principles, practice and strategies that drive successful marketing of products, services, people and ideas. In addition, ethical and global issues related to marketing will be covered. The course will be delivered through lectures and experiential learning. Students will be offered the opportunity to develop a marketing plan for a local agency as a service learning project.

FULL

PHYS 1408-H01     Principles of Physics I                      (CRN# 45874)                 TBA                     TR 12:30-1:50 PM

PHYS 1408-H51     Principles of Physics I Lab              (CRN# 45875)              Staff                      M 11:00 AM-12:50 PM

PHYS 1408-751     Principles of Physics I Discussion        (CRN# 46008)              Staff                      M 3:00-3:50 PM

Note: This course is open to Honors students and non-Honors Physics and Engineering majors.

Prerequisite:  MATH 1351

Corequisite:  PHYS 1408-H51 Lab, PHYS 1408-751 Discussion

Calculus-based introductory physics course. Mechanics, kinematics, energy, momentum, gravitation, waves, and thermodynamics. The Honors section differs from the regular sections in its small class size and increased opportunities for discussion. This section is specifically taught for Physics majors as well as Honors students. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

Cancelled

PHYS 2401-H01     Principles of Physics II                       (CRN# 33817)         Prof M. Wigmans      TR 12:30-1:50 PM

PHYS 2401-H51     Principles of Physics II Lab                (CRN# 41373)                 Staff                    W 2:00-3:50 PM

PHYS 2401-751     Principles of Physics II Discussion         (CRN#46006)                 Staff                  M 2:00-2:50 PM

Note: This course is open to Honors students and non-Honors Physics and Engineering majors.

Prerequisites: PHYS 1408 and MATH 1352

Corequisite: PHYS 2401-H51 Lab, PHYS 2401-751 Discussion

Calculus-based introductory physics. Electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, and optics. The Honors section differs from the regular sections in its small class size and increased opportunities for discussion. This section is specifically taught for Physics majors as well as Honors students. THIS COURSE FULFILLS 4 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT.

FULL

POLS 3361-H01     Introduction to International          (CRN# 45991)          Prof. L. Hunter            MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

                               Relations                                                         SEMINAR

This course offers an introduction to the study of international relations.  The course will focus on the causes of conflict and cooperation between nations, sources of terrorism, counter-terrorism strategies, and current issues related to international security.  Specific issues the class will address are:  why do nations go to war; under what conditions are nations most likely to resort to conflict or diplomacy; what are the factors that give rise to terrorism; how can terrorist activity be prevented; and what are the current and future issues influencing international security (e.g., population trends, globalization, food security and natural resources). THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

FULL

PSY 1300-H02        General Psychology               (CRN# 45352)             Prof. E. Hardin            MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior; as such, this introductory course is relevant for any human, regardless of his or her intended major. In this course students will acquire basic knowledge about major facts and theories from the domains of experimental, biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and applied psychology; learn to apply this knowledge to events and situations in their everyday lives (e.g., How could I use operant conditioning to train my cat? How does cognitive dissonance help explain why people remain committed to a position that seems to be failing?); and combine and synthesize this knowledge to draw conclusions (e.g., Based on the results of several research studies, what conclusions can be drawn about the relationship between aggression and exposure to violent media?) and critically analyze information (e.g., Is the claim in this news story consistent with what I know about psychological processes? What additional information would help me decide?). Students’ grades will be based on performance on both in-class and take-home quizzes and exams; contributions to class discussions; and several writing assignments.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE CORE CURRICULUM INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENT.

FULL

PSY 4000-H01        Narratives of Mental Disorders               (CRN# 36958)            Prof. J. Clopton         M 2:00-4:50 PM

                                                                                                               SEMINAR

Note: Students must register for 3 hours of variable credit using hyperlink. No adds after first day of class.
Many individuals with mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, have written diaries and autobiographies. Even though these narratives are often ignored by mental health professionals and by educators, they are so interesting to the general public that some of them have become bestsellers. In this course, we will read and discuss a small sample of books written by individuals with mental disorders. We will be reading about 100 to 200 pages each week. Class participation and in-class writing assignments will be the basis for course grades.  THIS COURSE FULFILLS 3 HOURS OF THE HONORS SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

 

SPAN 2302-H01     Second Course in Spanish II          (CRN# 45511)            Prof. J. McNutt               MW 11:00-11:50 AM

Prerequisite: SPAN 2301

This course emphasizes listening, reading, written and oral skills in order to develop students' communicative competence. In addition, this course will place significant stress on the development of students' intercultural competence through reading texts and written assignments.  The development of all these crucial skills are integrated in a highly interactive and fun environment in which students practice and improve their Spanish every day.

Spring 2012 Seminars

ARCH 4311-H01             Architecture in Nonwestern Societies (Multicultural Credit)  TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM CANCELLED

EVHM 3306-H01             Current Readings in Natural History  TR 2:00-3:20 PM

EVHM 3350-H01             Advanced Fieldcraft  TR 12:30-1:50 PM

HONS 1301-H01             The Grand Tour in the Digital Age: Modern Research Methods (Humanities Credit)  MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

HONS 1304-H01             The Superhero in Film, Television, and Popular Culture (Visual & Performing Arts Credit)  M 6:00-8:50 PM FULL

HONS 2311-H01             The Middle East in a Globalizing World (Humanities and Multicultural Credit)  MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

HONS 2311-H02             Social Justice, Constitutionalism, and Public Rhetoric (Hum. and Multi. Credit)  TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

HONS 2311-H03             Social Justice, Constitutionalism, and Public Rhetoric (Humanities and Multicultural Credit)  TR 12:30-1:50 PM CANCELLED

HONS 2314-H01             Europe And Its Cinema (Visual & Performing Arts and Multicultural Credit)  M 6:00-8:50 PM FULL

HONS 3301-H01             Science Fiction as Literature (Humanities Credit)  TR 12:30-1:50 PM

HONS 3301-H02             Philosophical Issues and Problems in Human Caring (Humanities Credit)  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

HONS 3301-H03             Philosophical Filmmakers: Bergman, Kurosawa, Kieslowski (Humanities Credit)  T 6:00-8:50 PM

HONS 3301-H04             The Literature of Travel and Adventure (Humanities Credit)  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

HONS 3301-H05             Booms, Busts, and Dust: Writings About Texans and Their Land (Humanities Credit)  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

HONS 3302-H01             Perspectives on Technology and Culture (Technology & Applied Science Credit)  MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

HONS 3302-H02             Science and Society(Technology & Applied Science Credit) T 6:00-8:50 PM FULL 

HONS 3304-H01             Bones, Botanical, and Birds (Visual & Performing Arts Credit)  T 2:00-4:50 PM

HONS 3304-H02             Mozart: The Man, the Music, the Myth (Visual & Performing Arts Credit)  TR 12:30-1:50 PM FULL

HONS 3304-H03             Music and Your Mind (Visual & Performing Arts Credit)  MWF 11:00-11:50 AM

HONS 3305-H01             Seminar in European Fine Arts (Visual & Performing Arts Credit)  TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM FULL

HONS 4301-H01             Constitutional Law  MTWR 8:00-8:50 AM CLOSED

HONS 4301-H02             Politics, Literature and Film  W 6:00-8:50 AM

MATH 4000-H01             History of Math  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

MATH 4000-H02             Introduction to Set Theory MWF 2:00-2:50 PM 

MATH 4331-H01             Advanced Geometry for Architecture, Engineering, and Sciences MWF 1:00 PM-1:50 PM

M E 4360-H01                 Sustainable Energy  TR 11:00 AM-12:20 PM

POLS 3361-H01              Introduction to International Relations  MWF 10:00-10:50 AM FULL

PSY 4000-H01                Narratives of Mental Disorders  M 2:00-4:50 PM FULL