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HONORS COURSES  

 

Fall 2014

Honors Courses

CRN Course Title Info Description
13903 BIOL 101H GENERAL BIOLOGY I HONORS  
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GENERAL BIOLOGY I HONORS: An in-depth study of the fundamental concepts of biology, utilizing a molecular approach to the structure and function of living organisms. Emphasis is placed upon the biochemical and cellular base of life, metabolism, reproduction and Mendelian genetics. Lecture and laboratory will use an investigatory approach to topics and stress both individual and team research into theory, methodology, experimental design, and project completion.
 
13902 BIOL 111H PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY HONORS  
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PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY HONORS: This course emphasizes common processes and structures among living things, from energy transfer to natural selection, from chemical structure to cellular structure.Included are principles governing energetics, reproduction and development, inheritance and evolution. Students will be responsible for writing and designing laboratory exercises in order to acquire a better understanding of the scientific process.  The course will also use a case study approach to emphasize course material.  Credit will not be given for both Principles of Biology and General Biology I – Honors (BIOL-101H). 
 
13904 ENGL 111H ENGLISH COMPOSITION I HONORS  
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ENGLISH COMPOSITION I HONORS: Like all sections of English Composition I, English Composition I Honors focuses on the development of greater fluency and greater control of language and the conventions of grammar and mechanics. The emphasis is on argumentative essays, critical analysis, and analytical integration of readings. A research paper is required. This Honors level course also emphasizes complex and controversial issues as vehicles for writing argumentatively and persuasively. The course focuses on an understanding of opposing points of view, the critical analysis of those views, and the development of persuasive responses to them.
 
13826 HIST 202H US HISTORY II HONORS  
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US HISTORY II HONORS:This class surveys American history from the end of Reconstruction through the present. It places US history in the context of global events. In doing so, it examines the complex ways in which the contours of the American experience have been both shaped by global forces and conversely how the United States has influenced the world. Moreover, the course investigates the expansion and contraction of democracy as part of the longer-term process of global revolutionary movements demanding freedom begun with the American Revolution of 1776.
 
  MATH 114H PRECALCULUS HONORS  
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PRECALCULUS HONORS: This is an honors course designed for students preparing to study calculus. The material covered in this course combines the material in BOTH MATH 112 Precalculus I and MATH 113 Precalculus II. As an honors course, it includes additional material including all material from the one credit MATH 116 Intro to Limits course. Topics include the study of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions and other topics from algebra, trigonometry and analytic geometry. It also includes the binomial theorem and the study of limits of polynomial, rational, radical and trigonometric functions. Students who successfully complete Precalculus Honors can proceed directly into the study of calculus.
 
13916 MATH 115H SUMMATIONS, SEQUENCE, SERIES HONORS  
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SUMMATIONS, SEQUENCE, SERIES HONORS: This course is designed as an honors component to supplement existing courses at the precalculus level. This course is intended to provide students with exposure to relevant ideas for future courses in Calculus. Topics include arithmetic and geometric sequences and sums, infinite series, the binomial theorem, mathematical induction, permutations, combinations and probability. Offered in the fall semester.
 
14554 MATH 117H STATISTICS HONORS  
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STATISTICS HONORS: This is an honors course combining the material in both Math 110 Statistics I and Math 111 Statistics II, as well as topics of Experimental Design. This course introduces the student to the methods and uses of statistical research. Topics include descriptive displays and analysis, classical probability, the normal distribution, the sampling distribution of the mean, inferences concerning means, critical values, and p-values (Statistics I). Other topics include description and analysis of bivariate data, regression and correlation, inferences in regression, chi-square procedures, inferences in two means and proportions, simple experimental design, analysis of variance, and optional non-parametric tests (Statistics II). Experimental Design topics include randomized block designs, two-way factorial experiments, repeated measures, relationship between ANOVA and regression, two-stage nested designs, and estimation based on nested sampling.
 
15249 MATH 124H MATHEMATICAL THINKING HONORS  
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MATHEMATICAL THINKING HONORS: This course is designed to introduce students to the techniques of understanding and writing mathematical proof. Emphasis is on analyzing and writing proofs. Problems from a variety of mathematical areas are considered. Topics include set notation and operations, proof techniques, and induction.
 

Honors Options

CRN Course Title Info Description
  BIOL 124 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I  
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HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I: This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the human body. The course content highlights the chemical, cellular, and tissue levels of organization, and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. In the laboratory, students will examine anatomical models and preserved specimens, and conduct physiological as well as computer-simulated experiments. Completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 125) may be required for transfer of credits. The Honors Option is available for this course.

Honors option students in BIOL124 and BIOL125 will compose an in depth, scholarly research paper of a relevant topic to the course material. A strict timeline, including the topic, bibliography, draft and final report must be adhered to in order to receive credit for the honors option. In addition, the student must present their research topic as a formal presentation at the Science Seminar, Honors Colloquium, Nota Bene, Science Poster Fair, or another similar public symposium. Please make sure that your BIOL124 or BIOL125 instructor is willing to accept you as an honors option student before enrolling in their section.​
 
  BIOL 125 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II  
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HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II: This course is an in-depth study of the structures and functions of the general and special senses, and the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. In the laboratory, students will examine anatomical models and preserved specimens, and conduct physiological as well as computer simulated experiments. The Honors Option is available for this course.

Honors option students in BIOL124 and BIOL125 will compose an in depth, scholarly research paper of a relevant topic to the course material. A strict timeline, including the topic, bibliography, draft and final report must be adhered to in order to receive credit for the honors option. In addition, the student must present their research topic as a formal presentation at the Science Seminar, Honors Colloquium, Nota Bene, Science Poster Fair, or another similar public symposium. Please make sure that your BIOL124 or BIOL125 instructor is willing to accept you as an honors option student before enrolling in their section.​
 
11357 CISY 254 DATA STRUCTURES  
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DATA STRUCTURES: This course introduces students to the fundamental data structures used in Computer Science. The data structures covered include linked lists, doubly linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. Algorithms that manipulate these data structures are discussed and used in laboratory work. Students are introduced to the run-time analysis of algorithms and basic algorithms for searching and sorting. The Honors Option is available for this course.
 
  ECON 101 MACROECONOMICS  
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MACROECONOMICS: Macroeconomics examines how all of the players in a market fit together into a complete economy. Students will investigate the foundations of economic theory to determine ways to correct various economic problems. Issues such as unemployment, economic growth and resource allocation are also examined.
 
  ECON 102 MICROECONOMICS  
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MICROECONOMICS:Microeconomics investigates the economy from the perspective of individual players in the market. Individual consumer behavior is examined to determine how individual demand decisions are made. Business behavior is examined to determine how individual decisions are made under various market structures. The course also explores the issues of marginal analysis, elasticity of demand, profit maximization and cost analysis. Extensive use of graphs to analyze various issues should be expected.
 
12746 ENGL 221 AMER LIT: COLONIAL TO CIVIL WAR  
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AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL TO CIVIL WAR: This course examines the diverse literature of early America, such as Native American literature, the literature of exploration and settlement, slave narratives, abolitionist and suffrage literature, Enlightenment writing, Transcendentalist writing, and Gothic literature. Authors may include Anne Bradstreet, Washington Irving, Mary Rowlandson, Jonathan Edwards, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Jacobs, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. Students consider such issues as class, race, religion, and gender through the texts. The Honors Option is available for this course.
 
  MATH 151 CALCULUS I  
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CALCULUS I: Introductory calculus with a technology-based computer laboratory component. Topics include limits, differentiation, applications of derivatives, integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and logarithmic, exponential, and other transcendental functions. The Honors Option is available for this course.
 
  MATH 152 CALCULUS II  
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CALCULUS II: The second semester of a three-semester sequence of introductory calculus with a technology-based computer laboratory. Topics include integration techniques, integration applications in various coordinate systems, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, and infinite series. The Honors Option is available for this course.
 
11468 MATH 251 CALCULUS III  
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CALCULUS III: Third semester of calculus with a technology-based computer laboratory. Topics include vectors, vector-valued functions, curves in space, functions of two or more variables, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line integrals, Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem. The Honors Option is available for this course.
 
  MRKT 101 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING  
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PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING: Principles of Marketing examines the process involved in creating goods and services to satisfy consumer wants and needs, including planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods and services. It relates marketing to the larger environment and covers a range of topics including marketing research, consumer behavior, global marketing and ethics/social responsibility.
 
 
 

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