Honors Courses (Fall 2013)

Philosophy 289 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, 3 credits, CRN 73487

Prerequisite: None

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge 2

Tuesday & Thursday 10:35-12:00, Professor Harold Brown

Course Description: Classical Political Philosophy began with questions about the nature of political things. Modern Political Philosophy begins with a radical critique of the answers provided by the classical political philosophers and ends with a radical critique of the possibility of political philosophy. This course begins with Machiavelli’s Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy and so the two volumes of Livy are recommended texts. The course ends with Selected Writings of Karl Marx.  In between we read Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu and Kant.


Psychology 215 PSYCHOLOGY OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, 3 credits, CRN 71993

Prerequisite: None

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge 3

Wednesday 5:40-8:30, Professor Amy Levin

Course Description:This course will give students an overview of the many issues involved in multicultural psychology. Students are required to critique, analyze, and integrate diversity issues raised in the text, class discussions, presentations, and real world to gain understanding of contemporary social issues from the psychological perspective of cultural diversity.


Management 250 Managerial and Organizational Concepts, 3 credits, CRN 73515

Prerequisite: None

Fulfills: Business Core

Tuesday & Thursday 12:15-1:40, Professor Melissa Cardon

Course Description: This course examines basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, motivating, leading, and controlling. Emphasis is also given to the behavior of individual and groups within organizations.  We learn about management of a variety of organizations include for profit, non-profit, government, and community organizations.


Literature 296B Great Britain: Literature, Art & Culture, 3 credits, CRN 73683

Prerequisite: None

Fulfills: AOK II and AOK IV

Tuesday & Thursday 10:35-12:00,ProfessorBette Kirschstein

Course Description: Great Britain is a country with a rich literary and artistic history.  In this course, we will study major movements in the arts and literature, as well as how these were shaped by and, in turn, reflected the country’s history and culture. Using the arts and literature as a mirror, we will see how the eighteenth-century Industrial Revolution changed Great Britain from a rural, agricultural society to an increasingly urban, wealthy, socially mobile, technological one. We will watch the rise of the global British Empire and will examine changing gender roles, along with the many other social changes that occurred as Great Britain transformed itself into a modern society.  We will study key British writers, painters, architects, landscape architects, and composers from the early 18th century to the turn of the 20th century.





English 120 Critical Writing, 4 credits, CRN 70705

Prerequisite: None

Fulfills: University Core

Tuesday & Thursday 10:05-12:05, Professor Maude Meisel

Course Description:This course provides an opportunity for intensive work on writing skills. Emphasis is on the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of non-fiction and literary texts. Students will learn more advanced research skills, including methods of documentation, the use of library and Internet resources, and the synthesis and integration of primary and secondary sources into their own essays.


History 297F Of Swords and Cherry Blossoms, 3 credits, CRN  73524

Prerequisite: none

Fulfills: Area of Knowledge III

Wednesday 6:10-9:00, Professor Ron Frank

Course Description: The course explores the history of the samurai as warrior, noble, official, and most importantly, pivotal figure in the construction of a Japanese national "mythistory."  The focus is on the study of medieval and early modern texts and images, as well as of nineteenth/twentieth century popular books and feature films dealing with samurai as people, concept, and ideal.



Honors Non-Exclusive

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or equivalent
Fulfills: AOK 1
M, 1:20pm-3:20pm, Jean Coppola
Course description: This course studies developments in computing that affect society. Focus is on use of the technology as a tool, including social networking, to make a positive difference in the daily lives of older adults, thereby improving their overall life quality. Theory is brought into practice with hands-on experience teaching iPads, apps, and touchscreen technology to older adults. Students are encouraged to be creative with their group projects and to put their learned skills into action with older adults in their communities.

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Hon 499 Research Methods1 credit, CRN 73666

Prerequisite: none
R - 7:55 AM - 8:50 AM, Melissa CardonCourse description: This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course.







MGT 490 Business Strategy, 3 Credits, CRN 71151

Honors Non-Exclusive

Prerequisite:FIN 260 or FIN 301 and MAR 250 and MGT 355
Senior standing in the BBA program and completion of the Business Core.
MW 9-10:25am, Joe Pastore

Course Description: This is an advanced course in management and should be taken as a capstone course during the student's senior year. Utilizing the case approach and an Internet-based business simulation, the student will be required to apply all the concepts of management, accounting, production, marketing, economics, and finance. The course covers a large number of companies engaged in a wide variety of strategic activities. Emphasis is placed on policy formulation, top management decision-making, and the integration of corporate, business-unit and department strategy programs.

Honors section/Business Honors Program. Open to students with the approval of the Director of Honors College or Associate Director of Business Honors Program. For further information about the BHP, contact Dr. Kathy Winsted at (914) 773-3905 or kwinsted@pace.edu. This class will focus on leadership and its relationship to strategic management in business, governmental and nonprofit organization.



Greek 101 Introduction to Greek by video conference, 3 Credits, CRN 73866
prerequisite: none       
M,W-  11:10-12:05, Harold Brown
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the Attic Greek of the fifth century B.C. Beginning with the alphabet, this course focuses on the learning enough basic grammar and syntax to begin to be able to translate from Greek to English.



ART 102 Art History: Ancient through Gothic, 3 credits, CRN   73695
Prerequisite: none
Fulfills: AOK II, AOK IV, Exploratory Course, Inquiry&Exploration
T - 12:15-3:15pm, Janetta BentonCourse Description: First half of a year-long introductory survey of the major monuments of western art from ancient history through the Gothic period. Works of architecture, sculpture and painting are studied with special attention given to the development of style as well as the various techniques and qualities of each medium. The principles, basic methods, and terminology of art historical analysis are introduced. This course may be taken independently of ART 103. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.









Prerequisite: ENG 120 and sophomore standing
Fee: $20
Fulfills: Foundation requirement
MW 10:35am – 12:00 pm – Professor Bryant
Course description:  This course focuses on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students’ fields of interest. Included are interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats. Students work collaboratively, approaching issues from the perspective of their chosen majors.

MAR 250   PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING, 3 credits, CRN 72172
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Fulfills:  Inquiry and Exploration; Lubin core
M,W 9:00am – 10:25am – Professor Berger
Course description:  Through an introduction to the complex and dynamic field of marketing and its systems, this course examines marketing's place in the firm and in society. Considered and analyzed are marketing research and strategies for product development, pricing, physical distribution, and promotion, including personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, and public relations.

Learning Community description:  Communication skills are essential to creating customer relationships and value. Using case studies, students analyze current marketing practices and related issues. Students learn how to develop a marketing plan using research and writing skills and undertake other forms of business communication.


Prerequisite: None
            PHI 110 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 3 credits, CRN 71354
            Fulfills: AOK 2 or 5
            Day: T,R 1:50-3:15pm, Lawrence Hundersmarck
            Course description: This course offers an examination of some of the major philosophical

problems and an introduction to some of the great figures in the history of philosophy.  Focus is on questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the meaning of moral and other value judgments, the nature of the human mind, the justifications for political authority, and the intellectual presuppositions of religious belief.


Fulfills: AOK 5
Day: T, R 10:05-12:05, Robert Keegan.
Course description: This course provides an introduction to the science and profession of psychology, including research, human development, personality, testing and assessment, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychopathology, health and wellness, social cognition, and social influence.

Learning Community description: This course examines the most influential ideas regarding what it means to be human that have emerged from the traditions of religion, psychology, and philosophy.

Prerequisite: None

Honors LAW 101, 3 credits, CRN 70006
Fulfills: Inquiry and Exploration; Lubin core
Day: M,W 10:35 – 12:00, Peter M. Edelstein
Course description: You cannot succeed unless you know the rules. This course introduces the basics of law that affect all careers. Coverage of topics is very broad and immediately relevant. Subjects include contracts, torts, crimes, and more.


PHI 121  ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE, 3 credits, CRN 72214
Not open to students who have taken PHI 115, except by permission of the Department
Fulfills: AOK 5
Day: M,W 9:00 – 10:25, Richard Kraus
Course description: This course offers a survey of some of the key issues that face corporate stakeholders--from shareholders to the general public. Two classical ethical theories, utilitarianism and deontological ethical theory, and the relationship between justice and the market system are studied. The following are examined: ethical issues involving the relationship between the employee and the company, such as whistle-blowing; discrimination; affirmative action; sexual harassment; issues involving the consumer and employee protection, such as product and occupational safety; and finally issues involving the relationship between the corporation and society, such as corporate responsibility.

Learning Community description: This course considers how the classical tradition in philosophical ethics and Anglo-American common law have developed to address business issues, and whether our legal system now fosters a marketplace, as well as a workplace, that is both legal and ethical. Students apply principles of ethics and law to aspects of contemporary commerce.



Prerequisite: None
Fulfills: AOK 4
Day: W 1:20 – 4:20pm, Kim de Beaumont, Kate Marohn
Course description:  This course combines the study of the history of painting in France during the late nineteenth century (1865-1900) (ART 212 NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART) with work in the studio (ART 145  PAINTING I) in which students paint in the manner of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters they study.  Students have an opportunity to explore, in their own painting, the effects of color, light, and atmosphere using the techniques of masters such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, and Cézanne.







Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, 3.3 GPA minimum

With the written approval of the appropriate professor, the department chairperson, and the Director of the Honors College, a student may select a topic that is not included in the usual course offerings for guided research. The student meets regularly with the professor to review progress. To receive Honors College credit, the results of this independent research must be presented at the Honors Independent Research Conference held every year at the end of April or beginning of May. Similarly, the Business Honors 495 course for seniors may also count as an Honors College course if the student presents the research results at the Honors Independent Research Conference.

Students may have their papers published in Transactions, the scholarly journal of the Dyson Society of Fellows, and also made available through Pace University’s Digital Commons.



The Honors Option is designed for Honors-level work in a non-Honors course. To receive Honors College credit, an additional paper (10-20 pages), project, or presentation is required. Written approval of the appropriate professor and the Director of the Honors College are necessary. Depending upon the number of credits completed prior to entering the Honors College, Honors students are limited to two Honors options; other Honors course requirements must be completed in Honors courses.