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Honors Program Courses


The courses listed below will be offered by the University Honors Program for the 2018 Fall 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.  

PSY 11 019 (2496)       General Psychology                        J. Lanter        T TH         8:00 - 9:20 am        OM 288

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

COM 010 019 (2784)   Fundamentals of Oral Communication    TBA     MWF       9:00-9:50 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.

HIS 14 019 CD           History of Civilization A         Johnson          (3323)    MWF    1:00-1:50pm         LY 109
HIS 14 029 CD                                                                                          (3322)    MWF    12:00-12:50pm    LY 106

HIS 14 039 CD                                                                Stanley           (3321)    T TH     12:00-1:20pm      LY 109

This course will examine the origins, development and interconnectedness of major world societies to ca. A.D. 1600, focusing on the evolution of Western Europe and its importance in shaping the modern world.

HIS 025 019  U.S. Formative Yrs & the Federal Republic(3326) L. Rodriquez  MWF  8:00 -8:50am   LY 108

HIS 025 029                                                                            (3327)   L. Rodriquez  MWF  9:00 -9:50am   LY 108

HIS 025 039                                                                            (3329)  L. Rodriquez  MWF 12:00-12:50pm LY 108

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 025 019  Honors Composition (CMP120)    (1921)  A. Lynch-Biniek     T TH      1:30-2:50 pm     LY 120

ENG 025 029                                                              (1922)  A. Lynch-Biniek     T TH      9:30-10:50 am    LY 114

A first course within the Honors Program that focuses on critical reading, writing, and thinking within the arts and sciences. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the university requirement in composition and the prerequisite for all other upper-division writing courses.

GEG 20 019 CD  (2046)   Elements of Cultural Geography    S. Schnell T TH     9:30 - 10:50 am          BH 10

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.

PHI 030 019 CT (2234)       Intro to Philosophy               J. Lizza            T TH     12:00-1:20 pm         OM  283

A course designed to introduce the student to philosophic thought and terminology. Topical survey of the main branches of philosophy; epistemology; metaphysics, value theory. 


SOC 280 019 CD (3213)       Social Movements                 J. Crockett      T TH     1:30-2:50 pm           OM 123

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concept of social movements and collective behavior. It will examine earl interests in crowds, riots, and manias, as well as how the rise of early movements like the civil rights and women's rights movements created broader recognition and interest in the various ways people mobilize and challenge institutionalized politics. It will address what social movements are, how they come to be, who is involved in them, how the larger society shapes them, and how they influence society.

ENG 119 010 CTVL (1952)   American Genre Film          A. Bleach         T TH     1:30-2:50 pm           LY 114

A genre approach to film study designed to introduce the general student to basic concepts in film criticism, aesthetics and history.

WGS 010 019 (3007)           Intro to Women's Studies    M. Sanelli        T TH     12:00-1:20 pm            DF 211

This course introduces students to the fundamental issues that affect women's lives by focusing on the socially constructed definitions of women and women's roles. Specific attention will be given to women's experiences vis-a-vis family, work, education, health, and the legal system. While the primary focus will be how gender hierarchies and biases affect diverse American women, the course will also examine how these issues affect the lives of women in other cultures. The course will include readings, writing assignments, lectures, discussions, and guest presenters.

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

ARH 125 010 (2636) CTWI              Art History B        N. Traugott    MWF     10:00-10:50 am      SH 120 & ARH 125 019 (3471) - have been combined with a group cap of 30              

The course content will include the historical development in Western art of painting, sculpture, architecture, and craft arts from the Renaissance through post-Impressionism. The major artists, movements and styles of painting, sculpture, architecture and photography of the period will be introduced. Emphasis will be the study of art as it is shaped by its cultural, economic, religious, and philosophical context. This is a writing intensive, discussion-based course. It is designed to fulfill a general education requirement and is a large format lecture course.

MUS 228 019 (3468)    History of American Musical Theatre      H. Alviani    MWF   12:00-12:50 pm    TBA

& MUS 228 010 (3383) - have been combined with a group cap of 40   

This course is an advanced history and survey of the musical, the American contribution to the world of theatre.  In addition to examining contemporary musicals, American precursors and European influences, innovators and innovations in music, libretto, staging and choreography will be studied as a means of illustrating changes and trends in music theatre. 

CSC 135 019 (3518)            Computer Science I               Frye                 T TH     8:00-9:20am                        OM 158 & CSC 135 070 (1858)

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.

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

CDE 130 019 (1493) CPVL    Typography                 K. Kresge                  MWF          8:00-9:50 am          SH 213

& CDE 130 010 (1488) - have been combined with a group cap of 30   

A study of the principles 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 each week. 

The sections below are BY INVITATION ONLY:

FIN 375 019 (1331) CTWI    Applied Investments Management                  Walker    MW    4:30-5:50 pm                    DF 207 & FIN 375 010 (1330) - have been combined with a group cap of 10   

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 100 019 (3401) WI    Overture to Music Education               V. Trollinger     T TH      9:30-10:50 am                    TBA  & MUU 100 010 (1629) - have been combined with a group cap of 30  

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.

MUU 320 019 (3403)     Instrumental Music Method    D. Neuenschwander   MWF    11:00-11:50 am     TBA  & MUU 320 010 (3402) - have been combined with a group cap of 25

This course is designed to prepare students to teach instrumental music in the schools. Each student will be able to discuss and/or demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques, strategies and materials (including representative orchestral and wind repertoire), and develop an understanding of the administrative responsibilities needed to initiate and maintain a successful instrumental music program.