Honors Courses

 

HONR101 Ethics: Historical & Global Perspectives
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Exposes students to a wide variety of ethical theories and moral conventions from different cultures and ages.  Students will learn to appreciate diverse perspectives on ethical issues, to evaluate the moral reasoning behind them, and to write a well-researched paper on Ethical theories and their cultural milieu.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HONR102 Honors: Historical & Philosophical Studies 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of major civilizations of the world since 1500, with special attention to the analysis of philosophical theories and historical developments. Topics include the Renaissance, Absolutism and Constitutionalism, the Enlightenment, Eastern and Islamic tradition, Revolutionary and Natural Rights theory, Conservatism and Romanticism, Liberalism and Nationalism, Marxism, Imperialism, Darwin, Freud, Existentialism, Feminism, and new and old directions in the Third World. Emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation of classic and modern works.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HONR105 Honors: Mathematics in Contemporary Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course presents a variety of mathematical topics that are relevant to contemporary intelligent citizenship. The chosen topics will be studied in detail through guided experimentation, discovery, conjecture formulation, and analysis. Collaborative learning will be emphasized throughout the course. This course is open to any student in the Honors Program.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HONR107 Global Politics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the field of international relations.  The course reviews the evolution of the modern international system and introduces basic theories and models used by political scientists and others in analyzing world politics.  Primacy emphasis on the post-Cold War "world order" and major issues confronting the international state system.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HONR110 Honors: Concepts in Biological Sciences

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Focuses on select current issues in this important field of inquiry. Classroom activities include lectures intended to familiarize students with basic concepts needed to understand technical aspects of the science. Class discussions and student presentations cover a range of issues of current interest. Laboratory experiences are directed by written protocol, computer simulation, and experimentation. This course meets General Education Natural Science requirement.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HONR111 Composition: Global Honors

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduction to the basic principles of effective English written communication with an emphasis on multicultural local or global issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   (HONR101 )


 

HONR112 Global Honors: Introduction to Literature

An introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction that seeks to develop the student's understanding of literature on a global scale.

Prerequisite:  HONR111


 

HONR115 Honors: Earth Resources and Environment

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An inquiry-based introductory-level course designed to explore occurrences, distribution, and uses of Earth resources, including minerals, rocks, soil, energy, and water.  Environmental degradation resulting from exploration and exploitation of Earth resources will be investigated in the context of historical development in central Pennsylvania.  The concept of sustainable development of natural resources and land will be examined through lecture, laboratory exercises, field observations, and hands-on experience with field and laboratory equipment commonly used by geoscientists.  

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HONR180 Honors: Introduction to Psychological Science (3.0 sh)

Introduces students to the field of psychology, the scientific study of behavior, including actions, thoughts, and feelings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None




HONR200 Global Honors: Nutrition for Wellness
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore fundamental knowledge of contemporary nutrition practices.  The course emphasizes the multi-directional relationships between nutrition and physical, social, emotional, environmental, and intellectual dimensions of wellness.  As part of the Global Honors curriculum, additional emphasis will be given to exploring nutrition problems presented in the scientific literature.  The course specifically targets students' personal eating habits, an understanding of societal and cultural influences on those habits, as well as the health consequences of those habits.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HONR303 Honors:  Argumentation and Debate 
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to improve analytical skills in the construction of arguments, debating skills in defending those arguments, and critical listening skills needed to analyze and evaluate the arguments of others.  Students will study thinking, argumentation, and their practical application to extemporaneous debate.

Prerequisite: 

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