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2012-13 Honors I Course Guide

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HONORS 101 Course Options: First Year Students

Honors 101A (Fall)

Globalization: The Ripple Effect

Have you ever had a glass of clean water to drink? Have you ever not had a glass of clean water to drink? How does the ability to drink a glass of clean water vary depending on where you live? How do you effectively persuade others to donate money to dig a well so that someone can have access to clean drinking water? How do bottled water companies persuade you to buy tap water in a bottle? How do you become a critical consumer of persuasive messages?

HON 101A explored water as a common denominator and global point of contention, using an interdisciplinary approach focusing on environmental literature, science and law.  SVLN 201B and HON 112A were integrated to provide an even wider range of disciplinary perspectives on globalization in the world. In the Spring of 2013, HON 102A analyzed a unique perspective on the art of persuasion by assessing the impact of globalization on marketing communications.

Honors 102A (Spring)

Cross-Cultural Persuasion

This course exposes students to the importance of geographic and cultural factors in the creation and dissemination of persuasive messages. We pay particular attention to social issues in Francophone regions of the world. The course equips students with relevant persuasive concepts and theories that are applied to issues of identity, propaganda, politics, media representation, and social media outlets. We explore these issues via course readings, documentary films, news articles, journal articles, websites, photography, and YouTube videos.

Fall 2012
Course Section Course Title Professors Gen Eds Fulfilled Credits
HON 101-A

Water As a Global Resource: Lecture

Dr. Sarah Vortriede-Patton & Prof. Ellen Tsagaris

Natural Science + Humanities 4
SVLN 201-A The Ripple Effect: Service Learning Jessica Cannova 1
HON 112-A Speaker Series Dr. Denise Kall 1
Spring 2013
Course Section Course Title Professors Gen Eds Fulfilled

Credits

HON
102-A
Cross-Cultural Persuasion Dr. Marianne Leonardi & Dr. Sharon Bartlett Communication 4

 

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Honors 101B (Fall)

The Race to Equality

Did the election of President Obama change the dynamics of race, gender and inequality in America? Where does prejudice come from? How do race, gender and inequality influence our politics, our perceptions and interactions with others and the self? What can be done to address the adverse effects of inequality?

HON 101B analyzed how theories of philosophy and politics can be applied to analyzing the current state of American politics.  This course was integrated with SVLN 201B and HON 112B which provided an even wider range of disciplinary perspectives on inequality in society. In the Spring of 2013, HON 102B explored factors that drive inequality and the consequences of inequality, examining different philosophies and biopsychosocial bases of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.

Honors102B (Spring)

The Sources and Consequences of Inequality

This course will examine factors that drive inequality and the consequences of inequality to the individual, society, and the marketplace. Different philosophies of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination will be explored, as well as research on the biopsychosocial bases of stereotyping and prejudice.

Fall 2012
Course Section Course Title Professors Gen Eds Fulfilled Credits
HON
101-B
2012 Presidential Election: Lecture Dr. Andy Swift & Dr. Bill Parsons Philosophy + Humanities 4
SVLN 201-B The Presidential Election: Service Learning Jessica Cannova 1
HON
112-B
Speaker Series Dr. Jessica Gosnell 1
Spring 2013
Course Section Course Title Professors Gen Eds Fulfilled Credits
HON 102-B The Sources and Consequences of Inequality Dr. Robin Anderson & Dr. Paul Jacobson Social Science 4