Courses

HNRS 101 Plenary Enrichment Program

A year-long series of supplemental acti vities including regular meetings along with lectures, presentations, performanc es, exhibits, community service, discuss ions and written assignments. Satisfies the College requirement for co-curricula r learning. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 M. Hakkenberg
Spring 2014 K. Anderson
Spring 2014 C. Sarisky
Spring 2014 N. Wisnefske
Spring 2014 M. Heller

HNRS 102 Plenary Enrichment Program

An annual series of supplemental activi ties, including lectures, presentations, performances, exhibits, community servi ce, discussions and written assignments. Required each term the student studies on campus. (graded; no credit)

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. Anderson
Fall 2014 C. Sarisky
Fall 2014 N. Wisnefske
Fall 2014 M. Heller
Fall 2014 L. Pysh
Fall 2014 M. Hakkenberg
Spring 2014 M. Hakkenberg
Spring 2014 L. Pysh
Spring 2014 C. Sarisky
Spring 2014 N. Wisnefske
Spring 2014 J. Minton
Fall 2015 M. Hakkenberg
Fall 2015 K. Anderson
Fall 2015 C. Sarisky
Fall 2015 N. Wisnefske
Fall 2015 M. Heller
Fall 2015 L. Pysh
Spring 2015 M. Hakkenberg
Spring 2015 K. Anderson
Spring 2015 C. Sarisky
Spring 2015 N. Wisnefske
Spring 2015 M. Heller
Spring 2015 L. Pysh
Spring 2016 M. Hakkenberg
Spring 2016 K. Anderson
Spring 2016 C. Sarisky
Spring 2016 N. Wisnefske
Spring 2016 M. Heller
Spring 2016 L. Pysh

HNRS 110 Communicating Science

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. Anderson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 110 Global Health Challenges

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 C. Morris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 110 Inward Life, Outward Action

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Heller M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 110 War, Society & Self

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 M. Hakkenberg M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 110 Images of the "Foreign"

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Hargrove T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 110 Heretics, Lunatics & Geniuses

Introduces students to critical thinking in highereducation, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collarborative skills will also be developed in am integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 D. Poli M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 111 Portfolio Seminar I

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. Anderson M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2014 C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2014 M. Heller M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 M. Hakkenberg M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 J. Hargrove M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 D. Poli M 2:20PM-3:50PM

HNRS 112 Portfolio Seminar I

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 K. Anderson M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 M. Heller M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 M. Hakkenberg M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 J. Hargrove M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 D. Poli M 2:20PM-3:50PM

HNRS 113 Portfolio Seminar II

A two-semester sequence that encourages students a community by focusing on a single cultural, intellectual or service activity each semester while further developing academic and personal goals. Provides a foundation for the Distinction Project and continues development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 K. Anderson M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 M. Heller M 2:20PM-3:50PM

HNRS 114 Portfolio Seminar II

A two-semester sequence that encourages students to develop deeper connections to the campus and community by focusing on a single cultural, intellectual or service activity each semester while further developing academic and personal goals. Provides a foundation for the Distinction Project and continues development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 K. Anderson M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 M. Heller M 2:20PM-3:50PM

HNRS 120 The Meaning of Life

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 C. Buchholz M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 120 The Moral of the Story

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 120 The Moral of Our Story

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 120 Global Service

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 C. Morris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 120 The Moral of Our Story

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 120 Science & the Good Life

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-110 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 D. Robb M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 170 Values Practicum

An inquiry into the intellectual, moral , and religious values involved in livin g a responsible life. A service componen t will be a requirement of the course. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. McDermott T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2014 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 201 The Human Journey

A two-semester humanities sequence focu sing on central themes that have been th e driving forces behind human civilizati on. Required of honors students, normall y in the second year. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments HNRS-170

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 W. Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2014 J. Hawke M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2014 W. Larson-Harris M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 202 The Human Journey

A two-semester humanities sequence focu sing on central themes that have been th e driving forces behind human civilizati on. Required of honors students, normall y in the second year. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Hargrove T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2014 R. Willingham T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2014 J. Hargrove M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 R. Willingham M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 J. Hargrove T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2015 V. Stewart T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 240 Statistics in an Online World

Provides an inquiry-focused instroduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using statistical technigues. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, estimation, elementary probability, and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address questions of the perspective. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 240 and INQ 240.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 A. Childers M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2015 A. Childers M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 250CH Chemistry & Crime

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at last 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 250 and INQ 250 from the same disipline.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 G. Hollis T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 G. Hollis T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 250CHL Chemistry & Crime Lab

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 S. Hughes W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2016 S. Hughes W 2:20PM-5:20PM

HNRS 260PS Supreme Court

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 T. Peppers T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 260SO Global HIV/AIDS

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 S. Anderson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 S. Anderson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 270 Gender Across Culture--Global

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 W. Larson-Harris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 270 TBA

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 M. Wallace Fuentes T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 271 Why Hitler?

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received fro both HNRS 271 and INQ 271.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 R. Willingham M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 271 The City As a Work of Art

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received fro both HNRS 271 and INQ 271.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Hargrove T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Medical Evidence

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 C. Sarisky M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Science Fiction

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 S. Mallavarapu M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Medical Evidence

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 C. Sarisky M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS:Political Economy

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Math & the Arts

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Minton T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Life in 21st Cen

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Political Econom

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Math & the Arts

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Minton T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 301 Top in Hnrs: Science Fiction

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 S. Mallavarapu T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Life in 21st Cen

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 D. Jorgensen T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Medical Evidence

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 C. Sarisky M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 301 Top in HNRS: Math & the Arts

Concentrated study of a special topic (o r topics) from any division of the Colle ge. Open to honors students or non-honor s students with a cumulative GPA of at l east 3.2. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Minton T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 411 Contemporary Challenges

A seminar that requires students to inte grate knowledge and skills acquired prev iously in the Honors Program by analyzin g selected contemporary and future issue s. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Sr Standing in Honors Program or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 M. Heller T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Fall 2015 M. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 L. Talbot M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Spring 2016 L. Talbot M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 412 Independent Elective/Stdy Proj

Directed research or creative work that results in a thesis or artistic contribu tion of enduring quality. This requireme nt can also be completed through a depar tmental independent study course. (This course can be taken by any student at th e College who has the requisite cumulati ve grade point average and successfully completes an application.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 K. Elmore
Spring 2015 R. Willingham