Honors Program Courses

The courses listed below will be offered by the Kutztown University Honors Program for the Spring 2022 Semester!


Honors Only Courses:

BIO 104 029H (2521) Principles of Biology

Heineman | M | 2-4:50 | BH 202

This course provides students with an introduction to the biological principles and functional aspects of biology that will serve as a foundation for understanding the biology of plants and animals. The concepts covered in this course include the scientific method, cellular structures and processes, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. This class meets for three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.


CMP 100 029H (1102) Effective Composition

Leonard | MWF | 10-10:50 | LY 114

Students in CMP 100 examine and practice writing in public and academic contexts. The course focuses on writing processes and provides sustained practice in critical thinking, reading, and writing demanded by academic and public writing. Student writing and student writers are at the center of the class. Assignments challenge students to expand their approaches to revision and to experiment with a wide variety of writer's techniques. Particular attention is paid to the intersections of audience, purpose, genre, and context. That is, you will consider not only what to write, but also to whom and in what forms. You will also examine the influences that the writer's and audience's circumstances can exert on composition. The conventions of writing, which may include diction, grammar, syntax, usage, and structure, are addressed as part of the process of writing, and students may study how these conventions change with context.
CMP 100 fulfills the General Education requirement for a 100-level CMP course.


CMP 200 019H (2718) Research and Composition

Clemens | MWF | 10-10:50 | BK 213

Students in CMP 200 practice research and research writing. Assignments challenge you to revise you work and to experiment with a variety of writer's tools as you put your own voice and perspectives into conversation with those of other writers and thinkers. The course focuses on: the development of research questions; the uses of library databases, the library, and digital resources to find information and perspectives; and writing with research. Particular attention is paid to developing intellectual curiosity, assessing sources' credibility, reading academic work and studies, and practicing ethical attribution and citation. Student writers are at the center of the class. CMP:200 fulfills the General Education requirement for a 200-level CMP course.


COM 10 019H (1923) Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Ironside | MWF | 9-9:50 | HH 3G (Incoming Freshmen Only)

The course introduces the theory and practice of oral communication in presentational, interpersonal, and group contexts. Students develop knowledge of, appreciation for, and the requisite skills to communicate effectively in our culturally and professionally diverse world. Students will learn to develop, organize, and prepare messages, as well as apply active and critical listening skills. This course also prepares students to understand the role of perception, ethics, beliefs, attitudes, nonverbal signals, and stereotypical language in oral communication.


GEG 20 CD 019H (2656) Elements of Cult Geography

Schnell | T/TH | 3-4:20 | BH 105

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to think geographically about culture. This involves considering how people’s actions through social, economic, and political processes create and transform places. Topics include, but are not limited to, geographies of population, migration, language, religion, ethnicity, politics, urbanization, agriculture, and development. Students will study how peoples’ culture affects the world around them, and in turn, how it is affected by the cultures and environments that surround it. 


PSY 11 019H (2899) General Psychology

Lanter | MW | 3-4:20 | OM 22B

An introduction to the psychological bases of behavior in motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, perception, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, attitude change, and group behavior.


WGS 100 019H (1312) Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Clemens | MWF | 11-11:50 | BK 105

This course introduces students to the fundamental issues of gender and considers how gender constructions affect attitudes about bodies, sexuality and power with a focus on women's histories and waves of feminism.


The sections below are DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES that include Honors Students and Traditional Students:

If you are selecting a dual enrollment course, please select the Honors section.

CMP 201 029H (3158) Introduction to Research and Writing in History and Social Studies

Cripe | T/TH | 1:30-2:50 | Honors Cap: 5
The course will provide a general introduction to the nature and methods of research that students of all majors may find useful during their college career and afterwards. Students will specifically develop and improve their skills in writing, research, and communication.


COM 261 819H (3126) Introduction to Health Communication

Cripe | TBA | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 5
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of health communication. It will explore health-related communication as it applies to the dissemination, interpretation, and impact of health-related messages. Students will learn about communication between health-providers and patients/clients, health education initiatives and campaigns, as well as communication dynamics in health organizations. Students will gain both knowledge and experience in the use of communication to promote individual and public health.


CSC 122 CPVL 029H (2838) Client-side Web Development

TBA | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | GR 307 | Honors Cap: 4

This course introduces fundamentals of client side web site development using industry standard practices and programming languages. Basic concepts, including the World Wide Web (WWW), client-server interaction, and front-end/back-end site development will be introduced. Web Page content and formatting will be covered using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Presentation and style management, and its separation from content, will be addressed using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). User interactivity and site behavior will be explored using JavaScript, which will also serve to introduce fundamental programming language concepts and constructs. Issues associated with site organization, development, and management will be discussed.


CSC 135 039H (1153) Computer Science I

Zhang | T/TH | 12-1:20 | GR 307 | Honors Cap: 4

An introduction to computer components; algorithmic design and the constructs of structured programming; elementary data types and data operations; programming in a high level language; one-and-two dimensional arrays; subroutines and top-down, modular, step-wise programming; computer solution of several numerical and non-numerical problems.


CSC 150 039H (1165) Ethical, Legal, and Professional Impacts of the Digital Age

Demarco | T/TH | 1:30-2:50 | GR 307 | Honors Cap: 4

This course covers ethical, legal, and professional issues germane to the computer science and information technology disciplines. Students will acquire foundational knowledge sufficient to identify significant current issues that can arise for a professional in our discipline and also an ability to identify potential effects resulting from advances in digital technology. Key topics that will be covered encompass ethical, moral, and legal aspects of digital technology. The impacts of these topics on personal, social, political, and educational environments will be discussed and debated. Theoretical and practical sides of issues will be included.


CSC 354 WI 029H (1156) Software Engineering I

Schwesinger | MWF | 9-9:50 | OM 158 | Honors Cap: 4

This is the first course in a two semester capstone sequence. This course introduces the fundamental principles of software engineering. Coverage will include the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, capturing requirements, design modeling, project management, risk management, and quality assurance. Students will learn techniques for requirements elicitation, prioritization, validation, and specification.
They will be introduced to various design models that are used to capture requirements.


CSC 355 WI 029H (1166) Software Engineering II

Hussain | MWF | 9-9:50 | OM 159

*Students wanting to enroll in this course must email frye@kutzotwn.edu with their name, student ID#, and class information to be added. Do this AFTER you enroll in your other classes for Fall 2022. This course is NOT visible on MyKU.*

This is the second course in a two semester capstone sequence. This course presents the advanced principles of software engineering. Coverage will include the professional responsibilities of the software engineer, implementation, testing, configuration management, and the project management. Students will be introduced to different development and testing approaches.


ENG 342 019H (3138) American Poetry in the Long 1960’s

Shaw | MW | 1:30-2:50 | OM 123 | Honors Cap: 5

The course is devoted to analysis of poetry .and poetics written by American authors during the period currently referred to as the long nineteen-­sixties, encompassing the late nineteen-fifties' intensification of the Cold War through the mid-nineteen-seventies, when the Vietnam War and Watergate hearings drew to a close. Students will read closely a variety of poetic forms, both free verse and traditional, produced by authors associated with numerous schools and movements, including the Beats, the confessional poets, the New York School, the language poets, and Black Arts. Students will examine significant poetics produced during the period and will discuss those theories alongside popular cultural appropriations of poetical form. Students will read canonical and non-canonical texts, and will think through texts' social, political, and aesthetic contexts, situating the works in two turbulent decades of American culture.

SPT 325 019H (3170) Sport Consumerism

Kim | MWF | 9-9:50 | KY 109 | Honors Cap: 5

*Students wanting to enroll in this course must have taken SPT 160 & SPT 285 or the permission of the Dept Chair is needed.*

Success of sport organizations depends on their understanding of customers. Knowing how sport
consumers are similar and different, how they perceive sport products, and how they respond to different
marketing activities will enable sport practitioners to better fulfill consumer needs/wants and create consumer value. This course is designed to introduce theories in sport consumer behavior and the analytic techniques used to answer a variety of questions about sport consumers. The course work emphasizes the development of specific and practical marketing expertise and skills, including methods of market research. Special attention is devoted to the practical application of these theories and contemporary issues and
problems found in the field of sport.

MUS 225 CD 019H (3178) Jazz: Its History and Influence

Rober | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | SA 14G | Honors Cap: 5

A study that explores the logical musical derivatives and developments in jazz and how these developments
affected and continue to affect individual jazz styles.

SOC/ANT 241 019H (3142) Race and Ethnicity

Fu | MW | 3-4:20 | AF 102 | Honors Cap: 5

The sources and consequences of prejudice and discrimination; minorities in the social structure; strategies
and programs to prevent and control inter-group tensions and conflicts.

The section below must be signed up for in the Communication Design office:

CDE 10 019H (1848) Digital Foundations

Culbertson | MW | 12-2:50 | SH 211

This is an Honors section. Honor students have priority registration.
“If not attending class in-person a computer classroom, students are required to have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and access to a computer that is able to run Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects and Adobe InDesign. Work for this course may not be completed on a smartphone or tablet.”

“If not attending class in-person a computer classroom, students are required to have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and access to a computer that is able to run Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects and Adobe InDesign. Work for this course may not be completed on a smartphone or tablet.”


CDE 130 CPVL 039H (1880) Typography

Kresge | MWF | 10-11:50 | SH 213 | Honors Cap: 5

A study of the principles of designing with type, including type history, and technological advancements. There is special emphasis on type selection, specification, and creative typographic design solutions. A minimum of 3 hours of work outside of class is required per week.


CDE 160 819H (1884) Historical Survey of Graphic Design A

Meloney | TBA | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 10

The historical development of graphic communications as applied through graphic design, including typography, advertising design and illustration, from pre-historic times through the 19th century. Emphasis is on the search to give visual form to ideas and concepts and to bring order and clarity to information dissemination.

The section below is by INVITATION ONLY:

FIN 375 CTWI 319H (2016) Appl. Investment Management

Walker | T | 6-8:50 | LC 123

A small group of students, guided by a faculty member, work as a committee to manage a portfolio of stocks and bonds with the goal of matching or achieving above average, risk­ adjusted returns relative to a benchmark. The students apply research, financial analysis, and portfolio management principles and tools to the management of a balanced portfolio (i.e., a portfolio containing both equities and fixed-income securities).