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Spring 2016
At a glance . . .
Course                                               Time Offered                         Professor
CHM 140H-01                      T/TH  8:00-10:30 a.m.                        Nugiel
ENG 102H-01                        T/TH 9:30-10:45 a.m.                     Berger
ENG 102H-02                         T/TH 2:00-3:15  p.m.                      Berger
ENG 271H-01                         T/TH 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.         Raftery
HIS-102H-01                          M/W/F 9:00-9:50 a.m.                      Todd
PHL 232H-01                         T/TH 2:00-3:15 p.m.                        Hoheisel
SOC 101H-01                       T/TH 12:30-1:45 p.m.                   Samara

Details . . .

CHM 140H:  Honors Chemistry and Society  This course is designed for non-science majors. The course will present some of the fundamental concepts of chemistry, and introduce students to laboratory experimentation. Interesting chemistry topics will be considered with regard to their social, environmental, and economic issues. Discussion topics may include: air pollution, the ozone layer and the impact of technology on global warming; alternative energy sources, such as solar, nuclear and biomass processes; water pollution; nutrition; the mechanism of action of various drugs, and other topics based on student interest and instructor expertise.
*** (Lab Science and Science General Education Elective; Liberal Arts Elective)

ENG 102H:  Honors English Composition II   English Composition 102, the second semester of a two-semester general education course, develops the student's ability to read and write, building on the foundation of English Composition 101.  To this end, it begins with a review of the subject matter and terminology taught in English Composition 101—a rapid and rigorous review, neither an attempt to re-teach subject matter nor an exercise in teaching elementary editing skills—to prepare the student for the more challenging reading and writing of English Composition 102.  The reading assignments represent the best writing in English, both in the quality of the writing and in the quality and complexity of content.  All writing assignments are based on these readings.  The course stresses argumentative writing and grounds the student in the rhetoric of argumentation. It also develops the student's research skills and ability to use source material.
*** (Required for almost every degree we offer)

ENG 271H:  Honors World Literature   Students study masterpieces of world civilization representative of various epochs, nationalities, and literary genres from ancient time from the seventeenth century.  The course explores the relationship between people to their world and their deities in such works as Homer, Sophocles, Shonagon, Dante, LiPo, Jiang Fang, Zeimi, Cervantes, and Shakespeare.
*** (Diversity, Literature and Humanities General Education Elective; Liberal Arts Elective)

HIS 102H:  Honors World History II   This course is an introduction to the major cultures of the world from c. 800 C.E. through the 19th century.
***(Diversity General Education Elective, Humanities General Education Election, Liberal Arts Elective)

PHL 232H:  Honors Biomedical Ethics  The first third of the course will be devoted to an historical study of the way in which several ethical theories have attempted to answer the question of how we can determine what we ought to do – i.e., what does it mean to “do the right thing”?  The remainder of the course will be spent reading and analyzing articles which present differing views about what we should or should not do with respect to difficult situations in biomedical ethics.  For example:  is euthanasia ever permissible?  Does a dental hygienist have a duty to treat a person who is in pain but who has no dental insurance?  Should a nurse treat a critically ill patient who, because of illness, is unable to give consent for a procedure?  Should animals be used for medical research?  What is the appropriate use for genetic information about an individual?  As we address these and other similar issues, emphasis will be placed on close reading of the text and on class discussion.
*** (Ethics General Education Elective; Liberal Arts and Philosophy Elective)

SOC 101H:  Honors Introduction to Sociology  This course is designed to help students understand and think about the behavior of people in groups, with emphasis on mastery of fundamental sociological concepts and an introduction to systematic social analysis. The course may consider newer sociological developments, culture and socialization, social organization, social classes, collective behavior, population, urbanization, and social change.
*** (Social Science General Education Elective; Liberal Arts Elective)

SPE 102H:  Honors Public Speaking  Public Speaking introduces the principles and techniques of formal communication. Attention will be given to speaker - listener relationships, management and choice of ideas, selection and organization of materials, and use of language and nonverbal elements.  Particular attention will be paid to the principles and skills of persuasion and delivery skills as well as audience analysis. Formal presentations will be required.
*** (Required for all AA degrees; Liberal Arts Elective


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