General Education Courses for Honors Students
The Honors Program sponsors specially-designated, discussion-rich sections of most required core courses. These courses include:
ENGLISH 105 FRESHMAN ENGLISH
An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors Program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. Prereq: Eligibility for the University Honors program and an ACT English subscore of at least 24, or consent of University Honors Program Director.
GENED 110 WORLD OF THE ARTS
This course exposes students to the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. Students will gain insight into the basic components of the arts, the role of art in society, and be given an historical perspective on art. Students will attend performing arts events and see work in the gallery context. Both western and non-western arts will be explored.
GENED 130 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY
This course critically examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology and women?s studies. The course focuses on how we experience life as individuals and as members of cultural systems that shape our personalities, behavior, and perceptions of the world.
GENED 140 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
This course introduces students to key terms, concepts, issues and relationships in economics, geography and political science. The course investigates how increasing globalization impacts issues such as the authority and competence of the nation-state, population growth and migration, economic development and trade and patterns of international cooperation and conflict.
GENED 390 THE WORLD OF IDEAS
This course examines themes and issues that have had a significant impact upon the world's civilizations. Readings will focus on primary texts representing major historical periods, world cultures, and diverse perspectives. This course will stress critical and analytical thought, drawing upon knowledge obtained in this and earlier core courses.
INTRAUNV 104 NEW STUDENT SEMINAR
This course is designed to help facilitate a positive adjustment to the first year of college through the development of both written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and group presentation skills. Students will explore the purposes of higher education and its potential outcomes; develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness, and personal development through team projects and class presentations, attendance at university events, and programs promoting an appreciation of diversity; review the university's resources, policies, and procedures; investigate personal interests and strengths while setting academic and personal goals; and learn effective skills to help them cope with the world around them.
ITBE 353 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
A research-rich, learning intensive section of ITBE 353 is now being offered. Some elements of the course include the following: curriculum enhanced with real-world, hands-on learning experiences; field trips and interaction with business and industry leaders from local communities; guest speakers with practical on-the-job advice for young business professionals and research skill development.
MANGEMNT 306 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
An exciting new section is being offered in Management 306 for those seeking a challenging and innovative learning experience. Some elements of the course include: learning from real world applications rather than relying only on textbook oriented content; opportunities to interact with local companies with visits to factories; learn how to solve operational problems through independent or group-based research and compete in a case competition against students from different universities.
MANGEMNT 369 LEADERSHIP IN MANAGMENT
This section offers a unique approach to the study of leadership which focuses on the development of real world leadership training and development programs. Some elements include: opportunities to interact with local companies; learn how to develop training programs adapted to the needs of organizations and get "hands-on" experience.
SPEECH 110 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION
A basic course designed to help students increase their effectiveness in public speaking and interpersonal communication through learning current theory and developing skills through actual classroom experiences. A beginning course in principles of oral communication designed to develop confidence and precision through classroom speaking. For information about the waiver examination see the Proficiency/General Studies Requirements section of this Bulletin. Students may not take for credit any course for which they have received a waiver, nor may they take for credit any course in the same department that is a prerequisite for a course that has been waived (e.g., if a student has been waived from Speech 234, he may not take Speech 110 for credit).
SPEECH 424/624 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Study of cross cultural contacts and interactions when individuals are from different cultures. An analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication and related factors within and between various cultures, predictions of patterns and effects, and communication barriers. Prereq: SPEECH 110