Honors Sections Fall 2014

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BIOL 1406 Biology I

In regards to the curriculum, this honors course will be identical to the conventional biology course to allow for transferability. The curriculum and topics will be taught through the perspective of genetic disorders and evolution. The smaller class size will allow for more inquiry-based laboratories and more in-depth discussions on topics such as stem cell research. Outside readings such as The Double Helix by James Watson will also be discussed. Additionally, students will complete an independent research project or participate in a service learning project. A field trip to MD Anderson labs is planned. Section 2011 TTh 9.30a-12.20p Betsy Morgan

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I

The structure and function of the human body will be examined using a clinically oriented approach. Emphasis will be given to the study of cells and tissues and anatomical and physiological interrelationships of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course is designed primarily for students entering health care careers. Extensive reading and classroom participation will be expected. Section 2009 MW 1.30p-4.20p Mike Clark

COSC 1401 Intro to Computers

Components integrated into this course include standard course content as well as collaborative work, the completion of a service learning component, discussion of cultural and societal issues in computing, and presentations by guest speakers on IT. One additional lab hour required. Section 2011 TTh 9.30a-11.50a Mary Johnson

ENGL 2341 The Literature of Oscar Wilde

This course considers the long and short fiction, plays, poetry, and non-fiction prose of a writer who played a major role in the Aesthetic movement. An overview of the Victorian era with regard to historical, social, and cultural themes provides the substructure upon which consideration of Wilde’s works is based. In-class and on-line discussions, assessments, a research project, response to performances of Wilde’s plays, and an oral presentation allow students to demonstrate and share their understanding of the culture and works of this fascinating literary figure. Section 2003 TTh 1.30p-2.50p Susan Cotton

ENGL 2341 Literature of the Underworld

Beginning with ancient civilizations, moving to the Christian Middle Ages and Renaissance, and then ending with the secular society of today, students will read the canonical works of literature wherein a character journeys to Hell. For class discussion, we’ll use The Great Books Foundation Shared Inquiry Method, which is a way to challenge our own and others’ beliefs instead of simply look for the right answers. Topics of inquiry include mortality and the afterlife, religion, journeys, heroism, ethics, crime and punishment, individualism versus collectivism, among others. Students’ work will culminate in a research project where they create their own Underworlds – or Hells. Section 2002 MWF 11.00a-11.50a John Dethloff

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

This honors course is one of two state-required courses designed to give students a general view of the U. S. system of government at the national, state and local levels. However, the Honors component leads us to seek a deeper understanding of the material and a highly participative classroom environment; nearly half of our efforts will be spent reading and discussing original founding documents, important court cases and contemporary political problems or controversies. In short, we will study the institutional and legal framework supporting our current system and the mechanisms through which they have evolved over time. Section 2003 MWF 9.00a-9.50a Paul Blakelock

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