Honors Program Courses
FALL 2014*Non-Honors students with a 3.5 GPA are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a departmental override to register for an Honors course.
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|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
|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.
& 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|