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Fall 2021 Honors Classes

For courses listed below, current students should seek enrollment permission from the University Honors Program by e-mailing ksuhonors@ksu.edu unless otherwise noted.

Permission will not be required for incoming students as they enroll for their first semester during June or August enrollment (unless otherwise noted).  However, incoming students should have been accepted to or be seeking admission to the University Honors Program.

Introductory Honors Program Courses 

UHP 189 sections do not require permission to enroll unless they are associated with a CAT Community

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Reading Old Stuff

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ASEM159541M9:30-10:20 a.m.BH 123Book IconKearns, Sara KNone
Historical and cultural documents provide insight into our world. But what if we can’t read them? During this class, we will explore  historical documents and artefacts that may include handwritten  letters, photographs, maps, and even physical objects. Our goal will be to make sense of them by asking questions and learning how to find answers for those questions. We will jointly explore items through in-class and out-of-class activities.  Students in any major will be able to apply their experience reading cultural documents to future research.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Business of College Sports

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
BSEM159551T2:30-3:20 p.m.EH 012Book IconRubin, Lisa MNone
It seems strange that colleges and universities are home to serious commercialism: the business of college sports. This course will review how college sports began, how it fits into college and university life, and issues faced by the students who are both full-time athletes and full-time students. The class will discuss topics of social justice, athlete activism, and if college athletes should be paid among other current issues in college sports.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Breaking the Art/Science Divide

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
CSEM159561T1:05-1:55 p.m.BH 113Book IconLuly, SaraNone

We often think of the arts (for example, literature) as the opposite of science. But what happens if you use literature to understand mental illness? Read a medical case file as a work of literature? Study bio-chemical responses to art? This CAT community looks at the intersection of the arts and science.

How does science shape our understanding of the arts? What can literature and art teach us about science?This section is exclusively for students enrolled in the "Breaking the Art/Science Divide" CAT Community.  See "CAT Community" section below for full details.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Public Health & Sherlock

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
DSEM159571F11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.LSP 127Book IconKastner, JustinNone
Nineteenth-century discoveries in microbiology, epidemiology, and public health coincided with literary innovations (e.g., Sir Arthur  Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes) and real-life dramas (including alarming crimes committed by the likes of Jack the Ripper). Three of Britain’s Victorian-era cities—Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London— provided colorful contexts in which public health leaders (including physicians, veterinarians, and medical officers of health) began to sort out (and set aside) professional differences for larger societal goals. This course, designed primarily (but not exclusively) for pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-health-profession honors students, follows the growth of these inter-professional partnerships. Through lectures, readings, and primary-source materials, students will meet memorable figures who had a hand in late 19th-century advancements in human medicine, veterinary public health, food safety, and the "One Health" philosophy.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Bees, Plato & Who knows What

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ESEM159581W3:30-4:20 p.m.LSP 127Book IconMarshall, JeremyNone
What is knowledge? We are told it is the cornerstone of a University education, but does it really exist? Does it somehow depend on certain individuals or groups? If so, does this mean that truth is relative and thus absolute truths don't exist? Do organisms other than Humans, say Bees, have knowledge? Is perception an important part of gaining knowledge? If so, do different perceptions lead to different knowledge? Does this mean that every individual and every organism has a different set of things that they consider are knowledge? We will explore these questions, and more, as we think about how we should approach a University education and the value that different perspectives, courses, and modes of thinking can have on our ability to solve the complex problems of the 21st Century.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Technology-Culture-Power

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
FSEM159591M4:00-4:50 p.m.EH 012Book IconSubramony, DeepakNone
In today’s ‘Information Age’ economic system, technology = power. Besides, within today’s globalized human societies, technology also embodies and transmits people's cultures and values. In this seminar we explore the fascinating role of technology in influencing power dynamics, setting off cultural trends, and shaping ethical/moral values across this diverse planet of ours.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Music, Politics, & Ideology

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
GSEM159601U4:00-4:50 p.m.EH 016Book IconDobrzanski, SlawomirNone
Have you ever wondered how music reflects the political, social, and economic struggles of its times? Do people compose music to support an existing political order, or do they create music to provoke revolution and transformation? In this seminar we explore how  selected Western classical music pieces have impacted human politics. It also examines events from music history that have significantly influenced our recent ideological battles.

 

UHP189 Honors 1st-year Seminar - Top/Visual World

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
HSEM 159611W2:30-3:20  CW 120Book Icon

Seaton, Elizabeth

Schlageck, Kathrine Walker

None
Want a better understanding of our increasingly visual society? This seminar uses the exhibitions and collections of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art to discuss art as a form of communication, a  path to learning about cultures, a way to make connections between different subject areas, and a means of developing critical thinking and evidence-based reasoning skills. The course is based on active learning and requires no previous art experience. The museum's fall programs will provide rich material for investigations of such subjects as the science of art conservation, Civil Rights imagery, and fashion photography. The class will include opportunities to handle and study art in behind-the-scenes work spaces.

 

DEN 161 Engineering Problem Solving --Section F

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
FLAB151821W3:30-4:20 p.m.DU 1027Book IconSullivan, BaileyNone
As the connecting course in the Honors Engineering CAT Community (see below), this particular section of DEN 161 will count as an Honors First-Year Seminar (equivalent to UHP 189) and is limited to participants in the Honors Engineering CAT Community.  General description of DEN 161: Introduction to application-oriented engineering problem solving skills using fundamental engineering problems specific to each discipline, teamwork, and communication skills.

 

Honors Program Courses 

AGEC 121 Honors Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC124003T U9:30-10:45 a.m.WAX104BBook IconBergtold, JasonEmpirical and Quantitative Reasoning Social Sciences
*First-Year Seminar section.  First-year students only.  AGEC 121 does require permission from either the Department of Agricultural Economics or the University Honors Program.  

 

ANTH 210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Honors

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ASEM141713M W F9:30-10:20 a.m.WA 350Book IconFalcone, JessicaGlobal Issues and Perspectives Social Sciences

*First-Year Seminar section.  First-year students only.   

 

BIOL365 Practicum in Biology

All sections of BIOL365: Practicum in Biology will automatically count as Honors course credit.

 

BIOL443 Applied Anatomy of Cadavers

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
APRC185982MW11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.AK 228Book IconNelson, CarolineNone
BPRC185992TU11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.AK 228 Book IconNelson, Caroline 
CPRC186002TU3:30 - 5:20 p.m.AK 230  Book IconNelson, Caroline 

 

BIOL461 Phage Hunters I

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC174093T U9:30-11:20 a.m. AK 121Book Icon

Smith Caldas, Martha

Herren, Christopher David

None

Enrollment restriction: Division of Biology consent (No permission required from the Honors Program)

 

 

CHM220 Honors Chemistry 1

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC106295MTWU8:30-9:20 a.m.KG 004Book IconAakeroy, ChristerNatural and Physical Science Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
01RREC10630 F8:30-9:20 a.m.KG 004Book IconAakeroy, ChristerNone
01BLAB10631 T2:30-5:20 p.m.CBC 236Book IconHinton, MichaelNone
03BLAB12603 W2:30-5:20 p.m.CBC 236Book IconHinton, MichaelNone
04BLAB12859 W11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m.CBC 236Book IconHinton, MichaelNone
Enrollment restriction: One year of high school chemistry and MATH 100 (or two years of high school algebra); ACT composite of 26 or higher. 

 

COMM109 Honors Public Speaking

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC126203MWF8:30-9:20 a.m.N 301Book IconBrown, CraigNone

 

DAS300 The Great Conversation: Primary Text Certificate Core Course

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC125403T U1:05-2:20 p.m.BH 109Book IconJohnson, LaurieHistorical Perspectives  
No permission required to enroll for any student. 

 

EDCI318 Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
BLEC125441M2:30-4:20 p.m.BH 119Book IconEllner, MarkNone  

 

ENGL210 Honors English - Special Deliveries: Representations of Writing and Letterwriting in Literature and Film

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC126253MWF1:30-2:20 p.m.DistanceBook IconNorthway, KaraNone
How does Hollywood imagine writers and how they really write? This class will offer a historical exploration of representations of famous authors—as well as everyday writers from a range of historical periods and diverse backgrounds—in literature and on film. Works will vary from representations of playwrights and poets, such as Shakespeare in Love and Sylvia, to page-to-screen epistolary novels, such as Dangerous Liaisons, The Color Purple, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But we will also engage with filmic representations of writers using new online media, such as email, text messages, and social media platforms, as seen in classics like You’ve Got Mail and last year’s Searching. Through hands-on activities and written exercises, beginning with focusing on you as a writer shaped by various contexts, we will examine questions of letters and literature as cinematic objects of spectacle or nostalgia, letter-writing as a narrative device, and myths about writing as a material and cultural practice.  Will be taught online - 70% synchronous.  

 

ENGL297 Honors Introduction to the Humanities 1

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC111603T U9:30-10:45 a.m.EH 228 Book IconCrosby, MarkAesthetic InterpretationHistorical Perspectives
*First-Year Seminar section.  First-year students only.

 

LEAD251 Honors Leadership I

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC144483T U1:05-2:20 p.m.LSP 112Book IconTolar, Maryhd 

err

 

MC 110 Mass Communications in Society

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
BLEC128103T U8:05-9:20 a.m.LS 013ABook IconGlasscock, Kelly LynnHistorical Perspectives
*First-Year Seminar section.  First-year honors students only.

 

Honors CAT Community Option -- Breaking the Art/Science Divide

We often think of the arts (for example, literature) as the opposite of science. But what happens if you use literature to understand mental illness or read a medical case file as a work of literature? What if you analyze bio-chemical responses to art? Together we will explore the intersection of the arts and science so we can begin to understand how science shapes our understanding of the arts and the ways in which literature and art teach us about science.  Students in the Honors CAT Community enroll in: 

ENGL 297 Honors Introduction to the Humanities (Section #11160-- TU 9:30- 10:45) 

UHP 189 Honors First-Year Seminar: Bridging the Art/Science Divide (Section #15956-- T 1:05-1:55)

+ one of the following:

BIOL 198 Principles of Biology (Section #10427--TU 3:30-5:20) or

PSYCH 110 General Psychology (Section #12269--TU 2:30-3:45)

Note: BIOL 198 and PSYCH 110 are NOT Honors sections (only UHP 189 and ENGL 297 are designated as Honors credit).

K-State First enrolls students in CAT Communities; contact them at kstatefirst@k-state.edu or call (785) 532-6057 (during June O&E).  You can also call their main office at (785) 532-1501.

 

Honors Residential CAT Community Option -- Honors Engineering Community

Do you want to be an Engineer? In this CAT Community, you will develop a solid understanding of how engineers utilize math and science to solve all types of problems, engaging in learning activities that promote your personal and professional development, and begin building a community of peers to help support you through the engineering program.  This CAT Community is for Honors students in the College of Engineering. 

Residence Hall: Marlatt

ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics (Section #10921-- MWF 10:30-11:20)

CHM 220 Honors Chemistry 1 (see above for details)

DEN 161 Engineering Problem Solving (Section F - #15182-- W 3:30-4:20)

CHM 220 and DEN 161 qualify as Honors course credits (161 counts in particular as an Honors First-Year Seminar section: equivalent to UHP 189). 

ECON 110 is NOT an Honors section. 

K-State First enrolls students in CAT Communities; contact them at kstatefirst@k-state.edu or call (785) 532-6057 (during June O&E).  You can also call their main office at (785) 532-1501.

 

Honors Program Specialty Courses

GENAG020 University Honors Program

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC113410Appointment Book Icon Moser, DanielNone
Only for College of Agriculture Honors Program students

 

CIS115 Introduction to Computing Science

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
SLEC132873T1:05-2:55 p.m.DUE1117Book IconWeese, JoshuaNone 
All seats in Section S are reserved for CS Scholars Group.

 

CIS200 Programming Fundamentals

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
SLAB125554F10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.DUE1117Book IconLang, DennisEmpirical and Quantitative Reasoning
02LLEC13502 M W10:30-11:45 a.m.DUE1117Book Icon Lang, DennisNone
All seats in Section S are reserved for CS Scholars Group.

 

CIS400 Object-Oriented Design, Implementation, and Testing

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
SREC163513F1:30-3:20 p.m.DUF 1092Book IconBean, NathanNone 
All seats in Section S are reserved for CS Scholars Group.

 

Courses Available by Pre-Established Contract for Honors Credit

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

ANTH314 Introduction to the World's Religions

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC160053M W F9:30-10:20 a.m.WA 132Book IconWesch, Michael Aesthetic Interpretation Social Sciences

ZALEC176733  Distancebook iconWesch, Michael 

 

BIOL450 Modern Genetics

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC104454M W F8:30-9:20 a.m.AK 120Book IconAsano, Katsura
Schrick, Kathrin
 Natural and Physical Science Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
01RREC10444 T8:30-9:20 a.m.AK 221 Book Icon Asano, Katsura
Schrick, Kathrin
 None
02RREC10443 T9:30-10:20 a.m.AK 231 Book IconAsano, Katsura
Schrick, Kathrin
 None
 03R REC 10442 T 1:30-2:20 p.m.AK 231 Book IconAsano, Katsura
Schrick, Kathrin
None

 

CLSCS 501 Classical Literature in Translation

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC170313T U11:30-12:45 p.m.K 216Book IconMcCloskey Aesthetic Interpretation Historical Perspectives

 

EDCEP 315 Educational Psychology

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC109723T4:30-6:20 p.m.BH 101 Myers, Kayleeicon for ethical reasoning and responsibility

 

EDCI 110 Foundations of Education

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC159193T U2:30-3:45 a.m.BH 121 

Messer, Angela

Alberto, James

Human Diversity icon for historical perspectives
BLEC159203T U9:30-10:45 a.m.BH 121 

Messer, Angela

Alberto, James

Human Diversity icon for historical perspectives
CLEC159213T U11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.BH 121 

Messer, Angela

Alberto, James

Human Diversity icon for historical perspectives
DLEC159223T U1:05-2:20 p.m.BH 121 

Messer, Angela

Alberto, James

Human Diversity icon for historical perspectives

 

EDEL 414 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC110243T4:30-6:55 p.m.BH 121 Perez, Della RuthHuman Diversity Aesthetic Interpretation
BLEC131423F8:30-11:00 a.m.BH 121 Perez, Della RuthHuman Diversity Aesthetic Interpretation

 

ENGL 387 American Indian Literatures

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC181803T U9:30-10:45 a.m.EH 021 Tatonetti, LisaHuman Diversity Aesthetic Interpretation

 

ENTRP 340 Intro/Entrepreneurship*

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ELEC162483T U8:05-9:20 a.m.BB 4001Book IconHornung, Marcia

err Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning

*This section is restricted to Menards Family Scholars Program participants only

 

Fundamentals of Global Food Systems Leadership

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
GENAG 225 ALEC153883T U2:30-3:45 p.m.LSP 127Book IconSiefers, Mary Kay
Gragg, Sara
 Global Issues and Perspectives
GENAG 225 BLEC177233M W F9:30-10:20 a.m.LSP 123Book IconSiefers, Mary Kay Global Issues and Perspectives 
LEAD 225 ALEC153633M W F9:30-10:20 a.m.LSP 123Book IconSiefers, Mary Kay Global Issues and Perspectives
LEAD 225 BREC176553T U2:30-3:45 p.m.LSP 127 Book IconSiefers, Mary Kay
Gragg, Sara
 Global Issues and Perspectives

 

GEOG 340 Natural Resources

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC188643 Distance  Moley, LauraGlobal Issues and Perspectives  Natural and Physical Science

 

GRMN 521 Introductory Topics in German Literature and Culture of the 18th and 19th Century

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC114363T U9:30-10:45 a.m.EH 218Book IconLuly, SaraAesthetic Interpretation Historical Perspectives

 

GWSS 105 Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ZALEC165473  Distancebook iconLevitt, RachelHuman Diversity Ethical Reasoning

 

GWSS 405 Resistance and Movements for Social Change

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ALEC145133W5:30-8:30 p.m.LS 010Book IconLevitt, RachelGlobal Issues Historical Perspectives

 

HIST 595 French Revolution 1789-1815

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
BLEC187103TU2:30-3:45 p.m.C 218 Brandom, EricGlobal Issues Historical Perspectives

 

LATIN 101 Latin I

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ASTD156255M T W U9:30-10:20 a.m.EH 020Book IconMcCloskey, BenjaminAesthetic Interpretation Global Issues and Perspectives

 

LATIN 301 intermediate Latin-Prose.

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ASTD156453M W F10:30-11:20 a.m.BH 112Book IconMcCloskey, BenjaminAesthetic Interpretation Global Issues and Perspectives

 

MANGT 420 Principles of Management

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
ILEC162473T U1:05-2:20 p.m.BB 1078Book IconLaw-Delrosso, OliviaSocial Sciences

 

MKGT 400 Introduction to Marketing

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
FLEC145903T U8:05-9:20 a.m.BB 1078book iconBrotton, J.J.Social Sciences
GLEC141803T U 9:30-10:45 a.m.BB 1078Book IconBrotton, J.J.Social Sciences
HLEC145913T U1:05-2:20 p.m.BB 1070Book IconBrotton, J.J.Social Sciences
ILEC148633T U 2:30-3:45 p.m.BB 1070Book IconBrotton, J.JSocial Sciences

 

PHILO 501 Perspectives on Science

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC166803MW 1:30 - 2:20Distance Dodd, Elizabeth
Glymour, Bruce
Ethical Reasoning  Historical Perspectives

 

THTRE 270 Introduction to Theatre

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC123823M W F10:30-11:20 a.m.WS 106Book IconSkelton, Shannon Blake Aesthetic Interpretation Historical Perspectives

 

THTRE 573 History of Theatre 2

SectionTypeNumberUnitsDaysHoursFacilityBooksInstructorK-State 8
AREC123883M W F1:30-2:20 p.m.N 127Book IconSkelton, Shannon Blake  Historical Perspectives
Enrollment Restrictions: Instructor Consent