Honors Program Courses


FALL 2014 

*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.

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Course Course Title CRN Description Time Day Room Instructor(s)
H ENGL 1010 Composing in Context: Composition for a Complex World 22165 Composing is more than writing print text. Today, composing means incorporating visual and digital literacies. We will explore different literacies, media and genres while applying composing concepts that apply to them all. 9:30-10:20 MWF LI227 Sylvia Newman
HNRS HU1110 Constructions of Knowledge 20790 When you first started school, you developed a sense of which subjects you were good at and which presented a greater challenge. Thinking back, what was the appeal of one area over another? Consider how different fields at a university make claims of knowledge. How will the field you go into shape your view of the world? This interactive, small-group seminar will examine how knowledge is gained, transferred, and put to use. Through a focus on art and science, we will explore distinctions and intersections in types of understanding. We will see where art and science converge and diverge. Specifically, the class will use literary works, readings from science, photography, and film to generate a multi-dimensional and integrated learning experience. 9:00-10:15 TR LI227 Christy Call
& Sue Harley
HNRS PS1500 Adventures in Mathematics 20791 In Adventures in Mathematics, math is presented from a historical and cultural perspective. The course is designed to bring relevance and understanding to a subject that is often intensely disliked. You will have the opportunity to understand the problems that have faced humanity for centuries and allow yourself, through activities, to design your own mathematical systems and solutions. No text is required for this course, but you will receive a number of handouts from a variety of sources. 10:30-11:45 TR LI227 Todd Johnson
& Brad Carroll
HNRS LS1510 DNA: Past, Present, & Future 20792 The primary objective of this course is to provide a general education in the origin, study and manipulation of DNA as it relates to human inheritance. 11:30-12:20 MWF LI227 Barb Trask
HNRS SS1520 Latinos in Action 24628 A course that will provide support for students as they learn about Latino issues, culture and leadership. 12:30-1:20 MWF LI227 Maria Parrilla de Kokal
HNRS CA1530 Enhancing Creativity 20795 This course will explore along the path of creativity that runs between free play and discipline. The focus of the course will be the steps you take yourself along the creative path. 1:30-2:45 TR LI227 Mark Henderson
HNRS HU1540 Medicine and Literature: A Critical Connection 20796 Literature, science, and medicine have more in common than you might think. We will watch television medical dramas, read fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by and about physicians, patients, and nurses, watch a live play. Guest speakers, from theater, neuroscience, and practicing medical professionals will give us a window into humanity at the core of medicine. 9:30-10:20 MWF LI231 Sally Shigley
H MATH 1030
Pattern Play: Mathematics and the Creative Arts 20794
If you enjoy the interplay of ideas and embodying concepts, you’ll enjoy this class. Pattern Play: Mathematics and the Creative Arts is a 6-credit course that studies pattern from both points of view in an engaging and accessible way. Co-taught by Erik Stern (Performing Arts) and Julian Chan (Mathematics) and based on over 20 years of research, Pattern Play combines HNRS 2020: Exploring Primary Texts in Creative Arts with MATH 1030: Contemporary Mathematics. 1:30-3:20 MWF LI227 Erik Stern
& Julian Chan
HNRS SS2050 The Great Salt Lake 20793 The Great Salt Lake course examines one of Utah’s Seven Wonders, the Great Salt Lake. The lake plays an enormous role in many aspects of life in northern Utah, including influences on weather, climate, wildlife, economy, and yet is widely ignored by the general population of the region.  This course will remedy that situation and raise awareness of both the extraordinary character of the Great Salt Lake, and many ways in which it is central to the lives of those of us living in northern Utah (whether we know it or not). 10:30-11:20 MWF LI227 Dan Bedford
HNRS SS2110 The Meanings of Life 20797 From our earliest existence, humans have confronted the sublime question of the meaning of life. From Mesopotamia to Rome, Egypt to plague-ridden England, this course will seek to unearth messages of the meaning of life produced by various cultures in the ancient and medieval west. 12:00-1:15 TR LI227 Katie Nelson
& Marc Nelson
HNRS HU/DV 2130A Religious Reflections in Middle Eastern Women's Literature 25537 This course explores the ways in which the cultural and religious doctrines and practices of sexual difference in the Middle East are reflected in women’s literature and film. The class periods will consist of thematic discussions based upon the assigned readings and films that will allow us to consider Middle Eastern women’s personal, social and ecclesiastical boundaries, and the impact of those cultural and religious constrictions on women’s perceptions of purpose and possibilities.   10:30-11:45 TR LI138 Ryan Thomas
Rachel Cox
HNRS 2920 Leadership & Political Life: Theory & Practice 24518 This course gives students an opportunity to study leadership, listen to public service practitioners and learn about careers in government. 80% of students enrolling in the course are able to participate in internships. 12:00-1:15 TR SS229 Carol McNamara
HNRS 3900 City as Text 20860 Go on Walkabout!
Map, Observe, Listen, and Reflect!
City as Text is an experiential, interdisciplinary investigation of the people, architecture, culture, and changing demographics of a place -- the city of Ogden, home of Weber State.  Visit the class blog.
1:30-4:10 W SS231 Kathryn MacKay,
Julie Rich,
& Pepper Glass
HNRS 4830 Directed Readings: Senior Project Research 20861   TBA TBA LI225 Judy Elsley
HNRS 4990 Honors Senior Project 20862   TBA TBA LI225 Judy Elsley