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Honors Program Courses


The courses listed below will be offered by the University Honors Program for the 2019 Spring semester. 


The First-Year Seminar prepares students for the kind of academic work expected in college. In a small ­class setting, students work closely with their professors and peers to explore a particular topic in depth and develop skills that are essential for success at the university. Skills include those in substantive reading, critical thinking, writing, speaking, ethical analysis and reasoning, active and collaborative learning, academic research, and the use of technology. Students also learn how to use university resources, including student support services, in their academic pursuits. The specific topic of the seminar varies with the academic passion and expertise of the instructor. Topics are accessible to all students with no prerequisites.

FYS 100 4129 (POL) 3667       Poli Sci Fi                 Lem                MWF         11:00-11:50 am      OM 136   

FYS 100 5419 (COM) 3701      Truth or Consequences      Eicholtz           MW      3-4:20 pm      LC117


ANT 224 019      Ant. Of Death & Dying                   Shively            T TH         1:30-2:50 pm           OM 22A (3370) CD CT

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.  

COM 010 019 (2784)   Fundamentals of Oral Communication            Ironside     MWF       10:00-10:50 am       HH3G

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.  

EDU 100 019 (2677) CT       Perspect. On American Education    Pabon     T TH            2:00-3:20 pm    BK227

The course will provide an introduction and overview to the philosophy, history, sociology, and organization of American education. The study of American education will stress the relationships between social, economic, and cultural forces affecting the development of public education; historical and philosophical perspectives will be investigated.  

HEA 102 019 (2495)            Intro To Health/Wellness     Hayduk           TH        8:00-9:20 am             HH3G

This course is designed to provide an overview of current issues impacting the health and quality of life of adults, to develop and expand a base of knowledge upon which to make informed health decisions and to encourage development and implementation of proactive personal health management strategies.  

MAT 40 019 (1430)              Geometry                               Walz                MWF    1:00-1:50 pm             LY203

An informal, intuitive study of topics in geometry. The non-metric geometry of the plane and space; measurement; error in measuring; simple closed curves; area; congruence; similarity; graphing in the plane and space; modern geometries; groups of geometric transformations. Open to all majors.  

ANT 10 019 (1014)               Cultural Anthropology           Schlegel          MW      3:00-4:20 pm             HH3G

An introduction to the cross-cultural study of human behavior with emphasis on non-Western cultures. Selected ethnographic material, as well as general theories of technology, social, political, religious, family, and economic organization, will be examined.  

CMP 100 019 (3365)                        Effective Composition           Herr                 MWF    10:00-10:50 am            LY212

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 200 019 (3319)                        Research and Composition   Clemens          MWF    11:00-11:50 am            LY114

 CMP 200 029 (3320)                                                                                              MWF    1:00-1:50 pm             DF206

Students in CMP 200 practice research and research writing. Assignments challenge you to revise your 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 145 019 (1308)                        The Fairy Tale                        Hartman         MWF    1:00-1:50 pm             LY 206

Why do we still care about fairy tales? What makes them so popular and so relatable to our modern lives? To answer these questions, this course examines classic fairy tales, from their earliest oral and written roots to current representations and transformations. It explores the origins of fairy tales and traces their continual evolution in response to their cultural settings. We will study a number of individual tales in depth, read fairy tales and poetry by contemporary authors, and views films that both depict traditional tales and re-interpret them.

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

NOTE:  a DUAL course is a class combined with Honor students and Traditional students.  If you are going to be selecting a DUAL course select the HONORS section 019  

HIS 15 019 (3624) History of Civilization B                      Stanley           MWF    10:00-10:50 am            LY108

 HIS 15 029 (3625)                                                                                    MWF    12:00-12:50 pm            LY109

This course will examine the development and interaction of major world societies from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the evolution of Western Europe and its importance in shaping the modern world.  

HIS 26 019 (3632) His US: Emerg. Of Modern Amer.        Rodriguez       MWF    11:00-11:50 am            LY108

HIS 26 029 (3632)                                                                                       MWF    9:00-9:50 am             LY108

This is an introductory course in American history beginning with Reconstruction following the Civil War and stressing the emergence of a dominantly urban-industrial society, the expanded role of government and America's increased role in world affairs.  

MUS 108 019 (3486)            CD & Intro to World Music                Rober              TH        9:30-10:50 am            SA 5G

This course is a survey of music focusing on non-Western cultures. Selected musical traditions from throughout the world will be explored, with emphasis on how music functions as part of the daily life in particular societies. Through lecture, discussion, and direct listening, students will become more familiar with other cultures, values, and traditions and gain a better aesthetic appreciation of music from diverse societies.  

CSC 136 019 (3759) CP & Computer Science II                Carelli             TH        1:30-2:50 pm             OM158

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.  

COM 261 019 (3761) Intro to Health Com.                                   Cripe               MWF    1-1:50 pm                  LC135

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.  

ARH 128 019 (3833) Global Art Survey                                Betz                TH        3:00-4:20 pm         SH111

This course will survey global art history beginning with ancient cultures through the contemporary period. Through thematic and chronological exploration of world cultures, students will become familiar with major artistic trends and theoretical perspectives. This course will examine the construction, fluidity, and impact of transcultural exchanges and resulting global transformations as well as the politics of representation of representation within art, visual and material culture. 

THE 210 019 (3762) Prod/Perf For Young Audiences       Weckerle        MW      3:30-4:50 pm             LC123

Experience in preparing and performing dramatic scripts for young theatre audiences is the focus of this course. Selecting, adapting, and mounting manageable productions, analyzing the needs of the audience, and choosing styles of performance consistent with the material to provide students with practical application of theory.

The sections below MUST be signed up for in the Communication Design office:

CDE 220 029 (2102) Print Media Production (1st half)        Meloney          MW      12:00-2:50 pm            SH212

CDE 220 039 (2109)                                     (2nd half)       Meloney          MW      12:00-2:50 pm            SH212   

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.  

CDE 231 029 (2108) Advanced Typography (1st half)         Kresge             TH        8:00-10:50 am            SH212

Students in this full-semester course will further explore the possibilities of typographic form and content as a means of visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on mastery of typographic layout and flow as well as the design of expressive typography to deliver information to a targeted audience. Students will use advanced typographic techniques to create print and digital communications tools that can include promotion materials, brochures, magazines, informational websites/interactive media, and/or educational materials, among others. The primary design element utilized will be typography. Students will learn how to assess delivery needs for an intended audience, analyze, organize and prepare extensive bodies of typographic content, as well as design print and digital media that is captivating, meaningful and appropriate to the information delivered. A minimum of 6 hours of work outside of class is required by week.  

The section below is BY INVITATION ONLY:

FIN 375 019 (1331) CTWI    Applied Investments Management           Walker    MW    4:30-5:50 pm                    DF 207

FIN 375 010 (1330)  

A small group of students, guided by a faculty member, manage a portfolio of stocks with the goal of generating an above average, risk-adjusted return. The students apply financial analysis techniques and portfolio management principles learned in this and other business courses to the management of a stock portfolio. Funding for the portfolio has been provided by the Kutztown University Foundation. Additionally, the course includes an overview of the value investing philosophy and analysis techniques originally codified by Benjamin Graham and later practiced by Warren Buffet. This course has been approved for two competencies: CT and WI. Course may be taken twice for a total of 6 credits. 

The sections below are FOR MUSIC MAJORS ONLY:

  MUU 222 019 (3488) VL Secondary Music Methods          Trollinger        TH        9:30-10:50 am            SA114

This course will prepare the prospective music educator to be able to create, develop, and teach successful classroom music programs for individuals from grade 6-12. Appropriate music course offerings will be outlined for both middle and high school settings based on the social, psychological, intellectual, and physical changes experienced by students of this age group. Practical, hands-on teaching experience will be achieved by having students prepare and present lessons. Performance opportunities and concerns will be discussed. Students will also examine a variety of resources, including the music of various cultures, as well as the resources available in their own community.