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Spring 2018 Courses

 

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM COURSES – SPRING 2018

Updated:  October 5, 2017
For courses listed below, seek enrollment permission from the University Honors Program unless otherwise noted. 
 
***020 – UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM (0 credits)

College

College and   Prefix Number

Class Number

Agriculture

GENAG 020

 11528

 
***189 – INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM (1 credit)

College

College and Prefix Number

Class Number

Agriculture

GENAG 189

11529 

Arts & Sciences

DAS 189

10917 

Business Administration

GENBA 189

11537 

Education

DED 189

10941 

Engineering

DEN 189

10946 

Human Ecology

DHE 189

12844 

UHP students who are in need of enrolling in 189 are encouraged to do so. No special permission is required.  Please use the college prefix listed above which corresponds to your primary major’s college (e.g., DEN 189).  We will post the specific section times here shortly, so watch this space!  After those are posted, in addition to enrolling in KSIS, e-mail Anna Pyle (apyle07@ksu.edu) the section time which you prefer. Ideally, Anna will then manually locate each student in the section they request.  –Dr. D.

ART 523 - Digital/Experimental Media Special Topics - Art and Ecology (3 credits)

  Recitation

 16681

 MW

11:30-2:20 p.m.

Willard 217

Carlos Castellanos

ART 330 is prerequisite but Dr. Castellanos is willing to waive if you contact him at ccastellanos@ksu.edu.  No other permission required.

BIOL 365 – Cadaver Dissection Team (1-4 Credits)

  Recitation

 14965

 ---

 Appointment only

Ackert 230

Ashley Rhodes

Enrollment restriction: Instructor consent

CHM 250 – Honors Chemistry 2 (5 CR)

Lecture

Class #10682

MWF

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

King 004

Daniel Higgins

Recitation

Class #10681

U

10:55 – 12:10 p.m.

King 004

Daniel Higgins

01B LAB

Class #10683

T

12:30- 5:20 p.m.

Chem/Biochm 236

Daniel Higgins

02BLAB

Class #12853

W

12:30- 5:20 p.m.

Chem/Biochem 236

Daniel Higgins

03BLAB

Class #13433

M

12:20- 5:20 p.m.

Chen/Biochem 236

Daniel Higgins

Honors Chemistry I is prerequisite.  UHP permission not required.

COMM 109 – Honors Public Speaking (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #12665

MWF

11:30 - 12:20 a.m.

Nichols 311

Craig Brown

COMM 260 – Introduction to Trial Advocacy (3 CR)

  Recitation

Class #13519

MW

7:05 – 8:20 p.m.

Nichols 126

Amy Bipes

Enrollment restriction: contact Office of Pre-Law Advising for permission.   

ECON 110 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #14517

MWF

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Waters 350

William Blankenau

ENGL 210 – Honors English: "Close Encounters of the Literary Kind" (3 CR) 

  Recitation

Class #11304

TU 

1:05 - 2:20 p.m.

 ECS 121

Shirley Tung

Note that ENGL 210 may count as equivalent to either ENGL 100 or ENGL 200.

Course description: The literary critic Edward Said defines education in the Humanities as “a sustained encounter with the actualities of reading and interpretation.” This course asks students to question what it means to be a reader encountering a text. What kind of expectations do we carry? How do texts reinforce or subvert these expectations? And, paraphrasing the Renaissance poet, Ben Jonson, how do we “read [texts] well: that is, to understand”? In this course, we will focus on literary classics continually referenced by popular culture, like the countless adaptations of Frankenstein in film, TV, and theater. How are our encounters with texts shaped, for better or worse, by the cultural consciousness? What is it about these texts that make them popular and relevant? How do allusions to other works operate meaningfully within the texts we encounter? In addition, we will consider how encounters are portrayed (in the more traditional sense) in books like Gulliver’s Travels and The Tempest and films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Arrival (2016). These works not only chronicle travel to foreign lands and/or contact with the “other,” but also attempt to destabilize the familiar, blurring the boundaries between the natural and supernatural, alien and terrestrial, ancient and modern, moral and immoral, and society and self, thus calling into question what it means to be human. Course requirements: active class participation, weekly online discussion board posts, writing workshop assignments, and three papers.

ENGL 210 – Honors English: "He Said, She Said: Language, Power, and the Construction of Knowledge" (3 CR)

  Recitation

Class #16830

 MWF 

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.

 Bluemont 109

Mary Kohn

Note that ENGL 210 may count as equivalent to either ENGL 100 or ENGL 200.

Course description: Are Katy Perry and Rihanna ruining the English Language? Do women really talk more than men? Is there such a thing as “sounding gay”? Differences between women‘s and men’s speech have been anecdotally recorded throughout history, and the subject continues to be a popular topic in media ranging from self-help guides to respected newspapers and journals. In this course we will explore connections between language use and gender identity to investigate the various ways distinct disciplines establish and communicate knowledge. We will critique discussions of “female language” in the media, analyze representations of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality in news reports, movies, and comedy sketches, and use insights from these activities to evaluate primary research on the topic of language and gender. Along with in-class and homework activities designed to practice speech analysis, students will produce written reactions to works ranging from editorials to peer-reviewed journals and structure an independent investigation into a question about language and gender. These activities will provide students with the written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate with popular and academic audiences.

ENGL 399 – Honors Seminar in English: The Roots of Love Poetry" (3 CR) 

 

  Recitation

Class #16496

MWF

12:30 - 1:20 p.m.

 ECS 121

Donald Smith

LEAD 252 - Honors Leadership II (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #14863

TU

8:05-9:20 am

LSP 123

Marcia Hornung

Prerequisite: Honors Leadership I (LEAD 251)

PHILO 230 - Honors Introduction to Moral Philosophy (3 CR)

  Recitation

Class #16451

TU

1:05 - 2:20 pm

Dickens 106

Rosa Terlazzo

POLSC 326 - U.S. Politics (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #16682

TU

11:30 - 12:45 am

Calvin 209

Nathaniel Birkhead

 K-State First Seminar: only first-year students eligible to enroll. 

 

---HONORS SPECIALTY COURSES

CIS 300 – Algorithms & Data Structures (3 CR) *CS scholars only

  Seminar

Class #10772

F

10:30 – 12:20 p.m.

DUE 1116

Julie Thornton

DED 320 – Honors Seminar – Topic/Keys for Success (1 CR)

  Seminar

Class #10942

W

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Blumont 106

Robert Hachiya

EDEL 310 - Foundations of Education (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #14968

TU

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Bluemont 121

Laura Tietjen

Seek permission from the Education Advising office in Bluemont Hall 13. Note non-education honors students are welcome to enroll, but will be expected to do lesson planning and teaching.

EDSEC 310 – Foundations of Education (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #14970

TU

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Bluemont 121

Laura Tietjen

Seek permission from the Education Advising office in Bluemont Hall 13. Note non-education honors students are welcome to enroll, but will be expected to do lesson planning and teaching.

GENAG 396 – Research Topic and Proposal Development (2 CR)

  IND

Class #11532

MW

4:30 - 5:20 p.m.

Waters 132

Shannon Washburn

MC 200 – News and Feature Writing (3 CR)

  Recitation

Class #12103

TU

2:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Kedzie 220

Bonnie Bressers

 Seek permission from the JMC office in Kedzie 105.

 

---COURSES AVAILABLE BY PRE-ESTABILISHED CONTRACT FOR HONORS CREDIT---

No UHP permission required to enroll in the pre-contract options.  Simply enroll in the course and then follow the Pre-Contract Instructions to sign onto the contract.

 ACCTG 231 - Accounting for Business Operations

  Lecture

Class #16835

TU

11:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Business 3082

Joseph Ugrin

ACCTG 432 - Managerial Reporting

  Lecture

Class #10029

TU

1:05 - 2:20 p.m.

Business 3082

Joseph Ugrin

ANTH 608 - Asian Religions

  Lecture

Class #16551

TU

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Waters 041

Jessica Falcone

ANTH 710 - Writing Cultures: Ethnographic Methods

  Seminar

Class #16543

TU

1:05 - 2:20 p.m.

Waters 201A

Jessica Falcone

CLSCS 502/HIST 597 - Classical Studies- Gender and Sexuality in Greece and Rome (3 CR)

  Lecture

CLSCS: #17683
HIST:   #17790

TU

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

TBA

Benjamin McCloskey

Course description: CLSCS 502/HIST 597 is a topics course so the focus changes from semester to semester.  In Spring 2018 the course will examine how Greeks and Romans constructed masculinities and femininities via the use of mythology, history, fiction, and art.  Discussions will range from the construction of ideal democratic masculinity in Athens to ideal formulations of Roman imperial femininity, alongside many other intersections of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class. We will see how Greeks and Romans performed, discussed, and attacked various constructions of gender and sexuality, and how these formulations were affected by political changes, including moves from democracy and republic to autocracy.  Only enroll in one section number; the major difference is that HIST 597 will count towards the history major; CLSCS 502 will not. 

ENGL 620 – Readings in the Seventeenth-Century British Literature - Topic/Funny Shakespeare (3 CR)

  Recitation

Class #16501

MWF

11:30 – 12:20 p.m.

ECS 017

Don Hedrick

FINAN 450 – Principles of Finance (3 CR)

  Lecture

 Class #15931

MWF

 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

BB 1088

Katherine Wilkinson

  Lecture

 Class #15932

MWF

 10:30 - 11:20 a.m

BB 1088

Katherine Wilkinson

 GENAG 225 – Fundamentals of Global Food Systems Leadership (3 CR)

  IND

Class #15741

TU

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Leadership Studies 126

Shannon Washburn &

Mary Kay Siefers

LATIN 102 – Latin II (5 CR)

  RecitationClass #11888MTWU9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Eisenhower 020

Benjamin McCloskey

LATIN 302 – Intermediate Latin (3 CR)

  RecitationClass #14160MWF10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

Eisenhower 001A

Benjamin McCloskey

MANGT 420 - Principles of Management (3 CR)

  LectureClass #11899MWF12:30 - 1:20 p.m.Business 1078Olivia Law-Delrosso

  LectureClass #13662MWF1:30 - 2:20 p.m.Business 1078Olivia Law-Delrosso
  LectureClass #15383MWF2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Business 1078Olivia Law-Delrosso

MKGT 400 - Introduction to Marketing (3 CR)

  LectureClass #15386TU8:05 - 9:20 a.m.Business 1070JJ Brotton

  LectureClass #15387TU9:30 - 10:45 a.m.Business 1070JJ Brotton
  LectureClass #15388TU1:05 - 2:20 p.m.Business 1070JJ Brotton
  LectureClass #15389TU2:30 - 3:45 p.m.Business 1070JJ Brotton

PLAN 415 – World Cities (3 CR)

  Lecture

Class #13813

MWF

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Eisenhower 015

Huston Gibson

This course will soon be listed as PLAN 215 - it is currently undergoing a renaming process. 

 

Honors Study Abroad 

Want to know about Honors Study Abroad options?  Check out our new brochure.  In particular, we have specific Honors study abroad opportunities planned for Italy and Ecuador/the Galapagos Islands for Summer 2017:

Orvieto, Italy:  We will take an Honors cohort to Orvieto in Summer 2018 (May 16 - June 16).  UHP students will take PHILO 399: Honors Seminar in Philosophy – Leonardo and Galileo: Science and Religion in the Italian Renaissance with Dr. Scott Tanona, in addition to one other course selected from a menu of options.  Read more at KSU in Italy.

Ecuador/the Galapagos Islands: Earn Honors credit in Biology and/or English with Ecuador: Biology and Creative Writing in the Galapagos from May 16 - 28 (with some on-campus meetings prior) with Profs. Elizabeth Dodd and Martha Smith-Caldas.  Read more in the Program Brochure.  

Note that non-UHP students can participate in both the KSU in Italy and Galapagos and Ecuador programs (so drafting friends into coming with you is encouraged).