Honors Program Courses

 

FALL 2016

*Non-Honors students with a 3.5 GPA are invited to email aubreylord@weber.edu for a departmental override to register for an Honors course.

Note: Click on the Course Title to access a course syllabus. Click on the Course Number to see posters designed to promote these classes. Visit the WSU Course Catalog for a list of Honors classes. Content will be added as it becomes available. 

 

Course

Course Title

CRN

Description

Time

Day

Room

Instructor(s)

H ENGL 1010

American Civil Disobedience

22703

Everybody loves a rebel, especially one with a good cause. Rooted in Thoreau's landmark essay on peaceable protest, this class examines the literature of individuals who have fought for civil justice. From the jail cells of Susan B Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. to the work camps of WW II objectors like William Stafford to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, we'll read and write about the intricacies of American rebels and their causes.

1:30-2:45

TR

EH 403

Sunni Wilkinson

HNRS HU1110

Constructions of Knowledge

23704

This course examines how knowledge is produced, what it is used for, and what it means.  Specifically, it looks to compare different forms of knowledge, their bases and purposes.  In our society–even within our own university–we separate and distinguish different ways of making sense of the world. Thus, English departments remain separate from departments of physics; an art studio is across campus from a mathematics building. Although such distinctions might seem obvious, if we think of all different disciplines as representing the learning of some set of ideas and/or skills, the obvious distinction can become more blurred. In this course, you will consider where the edges between different ways of knowing exist, and even where the boundaries of knowledge itself must be. We will look specifically at science, literature, and culture systems to understand how each of these produces unique understandings, how they interact with one another, and how they contrast.

9:00-10:15

TR

TY 354

Christy Call & Sue Harley

HNRS LS1510

Pollination Biology

23722

Bees do it, butterflies, beetles, and flies do it, and even some birds and mammals do it. The majority of flowering plants rely on animals as sexual couriers in the process of pollination. Without this animal-based service, most of the plants that we depend on for food, as well as most plant species that populate natural landscapes, would soon cease to exist.

This section of Honors LS1510 will explore the biology of this essential ecological interaction from the level of the cell to the scale of entire terrestrial ecosystems. The diversity and biology of bees, including honey bees, will be a central part of the course. We will examine these pollinators in the lab as well as in the field and consider the economic and cultural importance of their critical services.

10:30-11:45

TR

TY 240

John Mull

HNRS SS1520

Sustainability

23726

What does it mean to live sustainably? How might we accomplish that?  This course seeks to answer how the needs of the economy, the natural world, and humans can be met without sacrificing the health and beauty of our planet for short-term gain. Students completing the course will be eligible to work with WSU’s Sustainability Office as an Environmental Ambassador, as part of a new student-led program that works to improve social, economic, environmental, and health issues on campus and beyond.

10:30-11:45

TR

EH 203

Alice Mulder, Hal Crimmel, & Jennifer Bodine

HNRS CA1530

Silkscreen: Art as Agent of Change

23732

Explore the visual arts as an agent of social and cultural advocacy, activism, and change as we examine historical and contemporary artists working in this medium and delve into the basics of the silkscreen process in the studio with print work that drives a group-determined “service-learning” project. 

1:30-2:45

TR

KA 251

K Stevenson

HNRS HU1540

LGBT Identities & Popular Culture

23734

Navigating a diverse world can be both frightful and exhilarating. Enroll in this course to explore the intricacies of LGBT identities through the lens of film and television. Course work includes the analysis and discussion of LGBT language, history, and legal issues.

5:30-8:20

W

EH 304

Susan Hafen & RC Callahan

HNRS SS2110B

Warfare

23736

Sign up for a slightly irreverent look at man’s favorite sport: war. Learn the top 10 reasons you shouldn’t lose a battle, how to diss your enemies in Latin and techniques for jousting your way to a fortune. Study the art of crushing your opponents, brush up on your diplomatic skills, pick up classical and medieval methods for psyching out the enemy, and much, much more.

9:00-10:15

TR

SU 312

Kathy Payne

HNRS 4990

Honors Senior Project

23737

 

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