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Non-Honors students are invited to email for an override to register for an Honors course.

A student may repeat a course number for up to 6 credits if the course name, course syllabus, and faculty/instructor teaching the course is different.

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Fall 2020

Rhetoric in and for the Real World 

HNRS ENGL 1010: Introductory College Writing

Come learn to rule the world with us! Read great rhetors and learn to write intelligently, logically and persuasively for our world and your world. 

Virtual Hybrid
9:30 - 10:20 AM MWF
Sylvia Newman (English)

HNRS + ENG Credit

The Construction of Knowledge

HNRS 1110: Introduction to Honors

This course examines how knowledge is produced, what it is used for, and what it means for lived experience. We will look at ways of knowing and thinking through science and through literature and art. These ways sometimes correspond to each other and sometimes diverge. Mapping the various intersections and differences will open a greater understanding and appreciation of the ways that we construct knowledge and establish meaning in our lives.

Virtual Hybrid
9:00 - 10:15 AM TTH
Christy Call (English)
Daniel Bedford (Geography)

HNRS + HU Credit

Nuclear Landscapes: Culture and Society in the Atomic West

HNRS 1520: Perspectives in the Social Sciences

Nuclear Landscapes: Culture and Society in the Atomic West Students will study the various cultures and societies that arose and continue to exist around the atomic bomb and nuclear energy production. Included are physicists and engineers, uranium miners and millers, pop-cultures, the military-industrial complex, environmental countercultures, white western technophilia, Native American and LDS resistance and complicity, and the complicated relationships between ethnicity, cultures, and advanced technology in the American West. Students will also discuss the ongoing debates between various actors in the nuclear story.

Virtual Hybrid
12:30 - 1:20 PM MWF
Rob Reynolds (Sociology)

HNRS + SS Credit

ArtsBridges: Murals

HNRS 1530: Perspectives in the Creative Arts

Learn about murals and public art in the community, work with professional mural artists in hands-on workshops, design and create an original mural/art installation in Ogden, and reflect on the collaborative and generative processes involved in a public art project. Students will then complete weekly journal prompts, and present on an artist. Students will earn up to 15 Community Engaged Learning hours and 3 Creative Arts general education credits.

4:30 - 7:10 PM W
Community of Education Center (CEC 106 & 108) 2605 Monroe Blvd Ogden, UT 
Tamara Goldbogen (Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning)
Erinne Roundy 

HNRS + CA Credit

Prescriptions for Empathy

HNRS 1540: Perspectives in Humanities

The course uses literature about healthcare and medicine to talk about the importance of and definition for empathy in culture and personal relationships.

Virtual Hybrid
12:30 - 1:20 PM MWF
Sally Shigley (English)

HNRS + HU Credit


HNRS 1540: Perspectives in Humanities

What makes parents different from their children? It's more than age. Each generation is shaped by different events, holds unique values and exhibits its own personality. Explore those differences and how they are measured. Examine life from the perspectives of those who have gone before and who will come after. Think about how this may shape the future of the nation.

12:00 - 1:15 PM TTH
Library (LI) 325
Jean Norman (Communications)

 HNRS + HU Credit

TV - Media History

HNRS 2050: Exploring Key Concepts in the Disciplines - Social Sciences

TV-Media History will look at the development of television as a factor in reinforcing and influencing social trends. The business side of the broadcast industry will be discussed, but the programming angle will be more heavily studied. Issues will include minorities, gender issues, and politics as they influenced social transition.

10:30 - 11:20 AM MWF
Library (LI) 325
Tracey Smith (History)

 HNRS + SS Credit

Repairs as a Radical Act

HNRS 2050: Exploring Key Concepts in the Disciplines - Social Sciences

What can I do in my life to help the environment? Environmental issues can seem overwhelming, but there are things we can do everyday to improve the environment. Learn how to repair and maintain items in your everyday life with skills like welding, using a multi-meter, changing outlets, and vehicle maintenance. Analyze the economic and environmental impacts of reuse and repair.

1:30 - 4:10 PM W
Engineering Technology (ET 126)
Taylor Foss (Engineering)
Matt Gnagey (Economics)

HNRS + SUS + SS Credit

The Meaning of Life

HNRS 2110 A: Intellectual Traditions - Great Ideas of the West in the Classical and the Medieval Eras

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? So have millions of other humans since before the dawn of civilization. Some even claimed to have figured out the answer! From ancient philosophers to extinct civilizations, from the oldest stories to medieval arguments, from Epicureanism to Monasticism: explore this enigmatic question of human existence and the many answers offered to us throughout Western history. We will explore tantalizing poetry, inspiring literature, sacred texts, philosophical advice, arguments and more.

1:30 - 2:45 PM TTH
Marc Nelson (Philosophy)
Katie Nelson (History)

HNRS + HU Credit

Persian Poets

HNRS 2130 A: Intellectual Traditions - Great Ideas of the East

Read books from 9th through 14th-century Persian poets. Examine the relevance of their writings in societies and cultures. Does their poetry have any influence in today's society, culture, and politics in Iran? How about the "New Poetry"?

10:30 - 11:45 AM TTH
Morteza Emami (Community Education Center)

HNRS + HU + DV Credit

Introduction to Data Science and Statistics

HNRS 2920: Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

Learn about how statistics is central to one of the most exciting new fields that is shaping 21st century using Python. This course places emphasis on statistical reasoning with data and decision making. No prior experience is needed, but the course will use the Python programming language and reasoning with mathematics.

Virtual Hybrid
11:30 - 12:20 PM MWF
Tracy Hall (TY) 342
Julian Chan (Mathematics)

Nietzche Contra Wagner: Art, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of German Romanticism

HNRS 3900: Honors Colloquium (Eccles)

An examination of the arc of German history from roughly the middle of the 19th century to the rise of Nazi Germany (the period of high German Romanticism), with an emphasis on the interplay between art, music, philosophy, and politics in the rise of German identity and Nazi ideology. 

Virtual Hybrid
10:30 - 11:45 AM TTH
Robert Fudge (Philosophy)
Brady Brower (History)

R.E.A.L Projects


HNRS 4920: Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Program

Real Experience Applied Learning Projects (R.E.A.L. Projects): Employers are looking more at experiential learning to determine the best candidates for today's jobs. "R.E.A.L. Projects" gives students real-world experience, working as part of an interdisciplinary team on a real project for an employer. The course will teach project management, communication, and leadership skills, helping to set you apart from other potential candidates in the job market.

Virtual Hybrid
9:00 - 10:15 AM TTH
Robert Ameling (Career Services)

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