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Honors Program Courses


The courses listed below will be offered by the University Honors Program for the 2018 Spring semester. All honors courses must be added to your schedule at Honors Hall.  

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.  

ANT 212 019  (2915) CD WI: Shamans, Witches, and Magic - K. Shively - T/TH - 1:30-2:50 p.m. OM 283

This course introduces students to the infinitely diverse ways in which groups express religious ideas - in the process rendering the familiar strange and the strange familiar. This course will examine universal and culture-specific aspects of religion, focusing primarily on "traditional" (i.e., non-scriptural) religions in order to explore some fundamental features common to all systems of religion. The course will also investigate new developments in religious belief and practice in a globalizing world.

COM  010 019 (3124): Fundamentals of Oral Communication - Ironside - M/W/F - 9:00-9:50 p.m. HH 3G

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.

HEA 102 019 (2388): Introduction to Health & Wellness - D. Hayduk - T/TH - 8:00-9:20 a.m. 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 (1355): Geometry -  Walz - M/W/F - 1:00-1:50 p.m. LY 203            

An informal, intuitive study of topics in geometry. 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.

COM 212 019 (3050) CT: Intro to Mass Communication - Cirucci  - T/TH - 12:00 - 1:20 p.m. HH 3G

A study of the method and philosophy of mass communications. Historical growth of the mass media is described. Interrelationships of present forms of mass communication are linked to the underlying necessity to write, speak, and think clearly and honestly.

THE 210 019 (3215): Production and Performance for Young Audiences - J. Forte - M/W - 3:30-4:50 p.m. HH 3G 

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.

PHI 202 019 (3214) CT/WI: Honors Two Philosophers Worth Knowing - Back - M/W/F - 12:00-12:50 p.m. OM 140

This course provides an introduction to philosophy via concentrated study of the works of two major philosophers, whose work has had a great cultural influence and has strong, systematic interrelations. The particular philosophers studied will vary from semester to semester, with professors' and students' interests. Emphasis is upon philosophy as involving a continuous and perennial dialogue between great minds.

HIS 15 019 (3155): History of Civilization B - Stanley - M/W/F - 10:00-10:50 a.m. LY 108

 "    "    029 (3156):     "       "      "                    Stanley - M/W/F - 11:00-11:50 a.m. LY 108

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 26 029 (3163): US History: Emergence of Modern America - Rodriquez - M/W/F - 9:00-9:50 a.m. LY 108

  "    "   039 (3164):  "       "            "              "       "          "            Rodriquez - M/W/F - 10:00-10:50 a.m. LY 106              

  "    "   049 (3165):  "       "            "              "       "          "            Rodriquez - MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m. LY 109

 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.

ENG 364 010 (2958) CT/WI : Modern Poetry - Vogel - M/W 3:00-4:20 p.m. LY 228

Representative poetry published since 1870 in England and America as the basis for a study of forms, aspects, and tendencies in contemporary verse, with particular reference to poetry as a criticism of modern life.

PHY 20 019 (1575): Intro to Physics Lab - Quinn - F - 10:00-11:50 a.m. BH 411

Must be taken with PHY 20 010 (1573)M/W 10:00-10:50 a.m. BH 104

This course is an introduction to the principles of physics including mechanics, thermal physics, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. The traditional topics will be related to contemporary problems. This is a laboratory course intended for the general education of non-science majors. This course does not satisfy major, concomitant or specialization requirements for Secondary Education and/or Liberal Arts Science majors.

EDU 100 019 (2572) CT: Perspectives on American Education - Hobbs - T/TH - 1:30-2:50 p.m. BK 245

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 among social, economic, and cultural forces affecting the development of public education; historical and philosophical perspectives will be investigated. 

The sections below are DUAL enrollment courses that include Honor students and Traditional Students

MUS 225 010 (2819) CD: Jazz, Its History and Influence - Rober - T/TH - 8:00-9:20 a.m. SA 5G

MUS 225 019 (3386):        "       "      "         "        "              

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

The sections below MUST be signed up for in the COMMUNICATION DESIGN OFFICE

CDE 220 029 (1971) Print Media Production (1st half of the course) - Meloney - M/W/F - 10:00-11:50 a.m. SH 212  & CDE 220 025 (1940) 

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 220 039 (3402)  Print Media Production (2nd half of the course) - Meloney - M/W/F - 10:00-11:50 a.m. SH 212  & CDE 220 026 (1941)

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 (3305) Advanced Typography (1st half of the course) - Kresge - T/TH 8:00-10:50 a.m. SH 213 

CDE 231 025 (1974)    "                 "                "     "    "    "      "

Students in this course will further explore the possibilities of the typographic form as a means of visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on expressive typography and mastery of typographic design and layout. Students will use advanced typographic techniques to create communications solutions that might include advertisements, promotions, brochures, packaging, educational materials, books or posters among others. The primary design element utilized will be typography. Students will learn to use typography to communicate as both art and message through experimentation, manipulation, and integration of letterforms and imagery. This course may be taught either as a half-semester course or as a full semester course.

The sections below are BY INVITATION ONLY:

FIN 375 019 (2319) CT/WI: Applied Investments Management - Kramer - W - 3-5:50 p.m. DF 207

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.