Upcoming Terms

The following honors sections will be offered in future terms:

Spring 2019 Honors Sections

Fall 2019 Honors Sections

Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W40 HONORS Intro to Art History - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

41751 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Heather M. Shirey

Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 115 - 41 (Honors) Acceler. Gen. Chem. M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 257

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

40289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anthony J. Borgerding

A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 115 - 71 (Honors) Accel.Gen.Chem./ Lab - - W - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 479

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

OWS 479

Course Registration Number:

40290 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Anthony J. Borgerding

A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 115 - 72 (Honors) Accel.Gen.Chem./ Lab - - - R - - - 0730 - 1130 OWS 479

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0730 - 1130

Location:

OWS 479

Course Registration Number:

40291 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Anthony J. Borgerding

A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W40 HNRS: Sports Literature M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 107

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

42571 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Elizabeth L. Wilkinson

What is any sports event but a story--multiple stories--playing out before our eyes? Sports by definition involve drama: conflicts in decision making, in relationships, with nature, and, if we believe it possible, conflicts with the supernatural. It's not an accident that some of our greatest metaphors come from the arena of athletics. Through sports we have a way to look at human values--at the best we have to offer and sometimes the worst. We’ll use sports literature to investigate what is just… and what is unjust… and how we discern which is which. In this class, we will read fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Books may include SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA, THE REAL ALL-AMERICANS, TAKE ME OUT, and BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2017. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Intensive requirement. Please note that this course is open only to students in the Aquinas Scholars Honors program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ENGL 203 - W41 HNRS Exploding Hero in Lit/Flm M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 122

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OSS 122

Course Registration Number:

42572 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

What makes a hero, and how do we contribute to their construction? Are super powers enough? Do they have to be good? Do they have to be likable? Must they rescue someone? Which qualities matter to audiences, and what separates the passable hero from the truly Halloween-costume and lunchbox-worthy ones? This course explores the construction of “the hero” by considering its genesis, its development, and its (sometimes) eventual fall within various contemporary sources alongside older literal and visual touchstones. We will investigate what makes the hero so revered and then consider what these qualities reveal about the human condition. Possible texts include J.M. Coetzee’s FOE, Jonathan Eid’s THE LUCKIEST MAN, Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL, and Homer’s THE ODYSSEY. Possible films include BLACK PANTHER, SPIDERMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT and WONDER WOMAN. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement. Please note that this course is open only to students in the Aquinas Scholars Honors program.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 40 HONORS: Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 109

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 109

Course Registration Number:

41524 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher H. Toner

An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 41 HONORS Christian Theo Trad - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

43136 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - L42 HONORS Christian Theo Trad - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

43137 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Philip A. Rolnick

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - 41 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 208

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

43144 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Robert C. Koerpel

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 215 - W42 HONORS Christian Morality - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

42210 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Mary K. Twite

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods and topics of Christian theological ethics. The following themes will be addressed: the relation of Christian faith to moral reflection and decision making (both individual and social); the contribution of the Christian tradition to the understanding of the human person (including freedom, sin, conscience, character and grace); the role of the believing community in its relation to culture; and the connection of worship and spirituality to the Christian moral life. Some application will be made to selected issues in personal, professional and social ethics. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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