Honors Program Courses

The courses listed below will be offered by the Kutztown University Honors Program for the Spring 2021 Semester!

Honors Only Courses:

COM 105 819H (3147) Business and Professional Presentations

Eicholtz | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | LC 225

This course further develops the student’s public speaking skills in business and professional situations. Through discussions, activities, and presentations, students develop advanced knowledge of principles necessary for professional and business presentations and practice their skills in presenting before an audience. Cultural sensitivity, ethical practices, and basic research skills are highlighted in accomplishing these goals.

 

CMP 100 019H (1549) Effective Composition

McClure | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | RL 17

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 029H (1535) Research and Composition

Cavender | MWF | 2-2:50 | LY 204

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.

 

CMP 200 069H (1537) Research and Composition

Cavender | MWF 1-1:50 | DF 114

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.

 

ENG 141 019H (1401) Literature and Film

Kilker | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | LY 228

This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to consider the similarities and distinctions in form and style between literary texts and films by examining adaptations of literary works and their source material. Students will consider the artistic choices made in the work of adaptation and their resulting discourses about the cultures in which they are produced. Critical approaches relevant to literature and film provide the student with additional areas of study.

 

MUU 100 019H (2143) Overture to Music Education

Trollinger | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | OM 31

This course serves as an introduction to the foundations of music education. Topics include history of music education in the United States, philosophical underpinnings of what we do as musician educators and why we do it, on becoming a musician teacher, fundamental psychology of learning and teaching, developing tools for teaching, early childhood music, elementary and secondary classroom music, instrumental music, choral music, multicultural music education, diverse learners, and developing instruction. Special emphasis is placed on helping the music education student in developing one's own philosophy of music and music education, and how being a music teacher requires one to be both a fine musician and a fine teacher.

 

HIS 241 019H (3331) History of Women in America

Kelleher | TH | 9:30-10:50 | LY 109

This course is a study of woman's role in American life tracing her effect on the nation's history.

 

MUU 220 019H (3043) Elementary Music Methods

Trollinger | T/TH | 12-1:20 | SA 114

This course will prepare the prospective music educator to be able to create, develop, and teach successful elementary classroom music programs. Students will study major trends and learning theories, apply knowledge of child development including exceptional populations, examine the literature and materials for teaching music, create lesson and unit plans, and engage in practice teaching experiences.

 

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.

 

ANT 224 CDCT 019H (3326) Anthropology of Death and Dying

Shively | T/TH | 3-4:20 | OM 136 | Honors Cap: 5

A survey of the on-going cultures of death and dying current in present-day Western society. Emphasis is on interaction with dying and grieving persons of all ages. Topics include the disaster syndrome, nursing homes, hospice, suicide, and funeral rituals.

 

ANT 245 019H (3327) Language and Identity

Schlegel | T/TH | 9:30-10:50 | OM 123 | Honors Cap: 5

This course provides an in-depth examination of the relationship between language, culture and identity. Students in this course will encounter the various ways that language is a resource used by speakers to shape, recreate and resist identities with in cultural contexts. Specific and interrelated linguistic anthropological topics to be examined include gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, national, transnational, socioeconomic and religious identities.

 

ARH 324 CDWI 819H (3315) Contemporary African-American Art

Haxall | M | 3-4:20 | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 5

This course investigates the history of Africa –American art from the Harlem Renaissance to present day.

 

CSC 136 019H (3325) Computer Science II

Spiegel | T/TH | 1:30-2:50 | OM299 | Honors Cap: 18

This course extends the topics developed in CSC 135. Also covered are concepts of data abstraction and encapsulation as part of the object-oriented paradigm, pointers, recursion, and beginning data structures such as stacks and queues.

 

CSC 150 019H (3348) Ethical Legal Prof Impact Dig

Frye | T/TH | 8:00-9:20 | OM299 | Honors Cap: 5

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 029H (1370) Software Engineering I

Demarco | MWF | 9-9:50 | GR 307 | 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 029H (3055) Software Engineering II

Hussain | MWF | 9-9:50 | OM 158

*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 Spring 2021. 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.

 

EDU 120 819H (3359) Hip Hop and Multicultural Education

Sirrakos | T/TH | 1:30-2:50 | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 5

This course will investigate the connections between Hip-Hop culture, approaches to educating traditionally marginalized youth, and the way in which schooling can be constructed and disseminated in Hip-Hop. We will analyze the culture of Hip-Hop in an educational context and consider why rappers and effective teachers, how Hip-Hop is structured in ways that support argumentation and communication, and the ways in which traditional content courses can be taught using components of Hip-Hop culture. Once an understanding of Hip-Hop culture has been established, the term ‘multicultural education’ will be interrogated and lead students to question whether or not multicultural education has true meaning in current research and practice in education. This course will combine scholarship and theory with considerable exposure to various Hip-Hop songs and artists.

 

PSY 280 819H Selected Topics: Race and Racism

Robinson | T/TH | 12-1:20 | ONLINE

Topics in the fields of psychology that are of current interest will be selected for in-depth study. The course content will normally change each time the course is offered. The course may be repeated for credit provided that the same topic is not repeated.

 

SOC 217CD 019H (3328) LGBTQ Studies

Crockett | T/TH | 3-4:20 | OM 287 | Honors Cap: 5

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies. It will trace the conceptual distinctions drawn between sex, gender, and sexuality, as well as the history of diverse genders and sexualities. It will also examine contemporary issues facing LGBTQ individuals and communities. Emphasis is placed on feminist and social constructionist approaches to studying LGBTQ issues.

 

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

 

CDE 220 819H (3376) Print Media Production

Meloney | M/W/F | 10-11:50 | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 5

A course in the study of print media reproduction processes to facilitate effective preparation of art for the various contemporary printing methods. This course may be taught either as a half-semester course or as a full semester course.

 

CDH 151 819H (3379) Historical Survey of Graphic Design B

Lemon | TBA | ONLINE | Honors Cap: 10

Graphic design, advertising design and illustration matured in the 20th Century into recognized professions.  This course emphasizes the search to give visual form to ideas and concepts as created within these professions and to delineate how these professions bring order and clarity to information dissemination.

  

The section below is for MUSIC MAJORS only:

TBD 

 

The section below is by INVITATION ONLY:

 

FIN 375 319 (1069) Appl. Investment Mgmt., CTWI

Roland | T | 6-8:50 | DF 207

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).