The following Honors courses have been approved for the Spring 2013 semester:
ANTH/SOC 290: Honors Special Topics: Cultural Anthropology – Section A
This course, which deals primarily with the concerns of cultural anthropology, focuses on the study of human diversity, and what defines humanity. It explores the beliefs, values, behaviors, technologies, and environments of a wide variety of cultures in an attempt to understand and appreciate variations within the human community in addition to evolution and modern biological variation. In attempting to understand the world’s diversity, students have the opportunity to better understand themselves, their potentials, and their limitations. This course satisfies a Social Science General Education Requirement.
BIO 112: Honors Principles of Biology – Section C
MWF 10-10:50 & TR 8:30-9:20
A continuation of BIOL 111, this semester covers the systematics and taxonomy of fungi and animals, anatomy and physiology of eukaryotic organisms, embryology, and ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 111. Corequisite: BIOL 112L. (There is no designated Honors lab section at this time.) Honors students will be in this course with non-Honors students but will have additional assignments and will be scheduled to meet for two rather than one discussion section each week. This course meets a Natural Science General Education Requirement.
CE 314: Honors Engineering Economy – Section B
This course deals with a wide array of issues facing the practicing engineer. Topics include: Fundamentals of engineering economy, cost concepts, time value of money and equivalence, economic analysis of alternatives, depreciation and after-tax analysis, effects of inflation on economic analysis, currency exchange rates, effects of global economic issues on engineering decision making. Prerequisite: MATH 132 and permission of the department. NOTE: All Honors Engineering students (regardless of engineering major - ECE, ME, etc.) who want to take this course should sign up for this section (CE 314). Honors students will be in this class with non-Honors students but will have additional requirements. This course does not meet a General Education Requirement but is a requirement for several majors in engineering.
ENG 232: World Literature II – Section A & B
TR 9:30-10:45 & 11:00-12:15
CRN 20247 and 20248
A survey of significant prose and poetry writers of world literature from 1600 through the present. This course will include an emphasis on writing skills. ENG 232 by itself can be substituted for ENG 112. ENG 231 and 231 together can be substituted for ENG 111,112 and one of the following: ENG 211, 212, 221, or 222. This course meets an English General Education Requirement.
ENG 487: Honors Journal Internship
Want to get experience creating a publication? The Loquemur editor(s) is responsible for all aspects of the journal, from soliciting applications, to editing, to design, to publication. Dr. Burke will provide guidelines developed by previous years’ editors and will assist as necessary. If you have ever wanted to leave your signature on the CBU Honors Program AND get some great experience while doing it, this is a wonderful opportunity for you. If we don’t have an editor we don’t have a journal, so if you are interested contact Dr. Burke. Students may enroll in this course more than one time. 1 credit. Pass/Fail. Fulfills one Honors course requirement. This course does not meet a General Education Requirement.
HUM 498: Honors Capstone: The Spirituality and Ethics of Eating
Dr. Emily Holmes
This year, the honors integrative seminar takes food as the topic of our interdisciplinary discussion. This course explores the thesis that food is not primarily a commodity but a relationship. Food serves not only to nourish bodies but to link people to one another, to God, and to the land, plants, and animals. Practices of eating are layered with social and symbolic meaning. Because eating is so central to our identity as human beings, religion has a lot to say about the best practices of growing, consuming, and sharing food. Part I of this course examines the role of food and eating in the sacred texts and rituals of Judaism and Christianity. Increasingly, Americans are rethinking their attitudes to food and eating in light of nutritional, environmental, and ethical concerns. Part II therefore turns to contemporary discussions of food with attention to their spiritual and ethical dimensions. Because this is a service learning course, a service project is a central component of the course requirements. As a required capstone experience, each Honors student wishing to graduate with an Honors Diploma will participate in the Honors Integrative Seminar in the senior year (or junior year, if necessary). Using an interdisciplinary approach and drawing upon a special topic or theme that can vary from year to year, students will critically reflect upon their academic major and previous Honors courses in the context of broader moral visions and public commitments. This course does not meet a University General Education Requirement but does meet the HUM requirement for School of Arts students.
RS 377: Honors Special Topics: Apocalyptic Imagination
TR 9:30 – 10:45
A critical examination of apocalyptic texts and traditions in the ancient and modern worlds, with special attention to the book of Revelation. The course also explores modern appropriations of apocalyptic literature in theology, art, and film, and will give attention to more recent movements with apocalyptic overtones. Prerequisite: any RS 200 level course.